Monday Monday

January 3, 2022

Dear Friends,

Even though I hate the first day of the week, happy Monday. Hey, at least we get to see and enjoy our family and friends one more day. Woo-hoo!

I am happy to let you know that today is my twenty-fifth day without drinking and I feel great. But since I call myself a weekend binge drinking alcoholic, because I only drink on the weekends, except when I go on a bender, I have four weekends without drinking. I gotta tell you, it is incredible to wake up on a Monday morning without a hangover.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Tony

24 Days Without Drinking

January 2, 2022

Dear Friends,

First, I would like to say, happy Sunday and I hope that you enjoy it to the fullest no matter what goes down. Remember, we only get to live once.

I am happy to inform you that today is my 24th day without drinking and I feel great. I’m not going to lie, I had a few urges during the weekends, but I attribute them to my long weekend drinking career. My brain got so used to my weekend binges and benders, that now, it associates them with drinking. It’s going to take a while for me to retrain my crazy and weird brain, but I know that I can do it, but I must be patient. They say, one day at a time, but in my case, I say one weekend at a time.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Tony

Feeling Like Shit!

Saturday January 1, 2022

Dear Friends,

Happy 2022! I hope that all your wishes come true and that you can follow through on your new year resolutions.

As for me, I don’t know if it’s just my mind playing tricks on me or if I’m really coming down with something, because today, I’m feeling shitty with some mild body aches. My wife and son have been sick for the past couple of days, with what I believe is the flu, I know this because my son had the COVID test done and came back negative.

Depending on how I feel later, I will be taking some over the counter medications to feel better. If it gets worse, instead of going to the ER, I will go to an urgent care center, wait, and see what happens, then take it from there.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Your friend,

Tony

Party Hard!

Friday December 31, 2021

Dear Friends,

I would like to wish you all a happy New Year’s Eve. I hope that you enjoy it to the fullest with your family and friends, and if you drink, do it responsibly. Just remember, exactly twenty-two days ago today because of my drinking, I was in the hospital for four days with my liver inflamed. The doctor told me that I was lucky I didn’t cause any permanent damage, but to take the experience as a second chance and stop drinking.

Today, I’m off from work, so I will be helping my wife with dinner and some chores. Since my mother-in-law lives in the same building as we do, we will wait for 2022 with her. The one thing that you can be sure of is that I won’t be drinking any alcohol.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Your friend,

Tony

That Lingering Feeling

Thursday December 30, 2021

Dear Grim Reaper,

I’m fifty-two years old, and lately I’ve been a little nervous, because every day when I read the newspaper, there’s a story about someone around my age who died. I don’t know if I’m going crazy or if it’s just my OCD playing games with me.

I started seeing my new general physician and my new psychiatrist a couple of months ago, and aside from drinking, smoking, high A1C, Bipolar II and OCD, I’m doing OK. But I still have that lingering feeling.

Hoping not to hear from you soon.

Not your friend,

Tony

That Makes Me Want To Drink!

Dear Friends,

Yesterday was an exhausting day for me, because I had a big argument with my wife over some chores that we were supposed to do together, but she stopped doing her part, as soon as her aunt and friend showed up.

When I have arguments with her over stupid things, that are simply common sense, the anger that I feel makes me want to drink. But what makes it worse is, that even though she knows that she’s 100% wrong, instead of apologizing like I do when I make a mistake, she looks for excuses to justify her actions. And that right there, makes me want to drink even more. I love her to death, but sometimes she pushes my buttons. But I’m glad that I didn’t drink, and because of that, today is my eighteenth sober day.

Sincerely,

Tony

The Weekend Binge Drinking Alcoholic

Dear Friends,

Being a weekend binge drinking alcoholic, today I’m happy to say that this is my second sober weekend and I feel great. When it comes to counting days, today is my seventeenth day without drinking. Since I’m not a daily drinker, I really don’t miss alcohol, except for some weekends, when I get a few urges. But that has to do with an old bad habit, than my body needing alcohol to function.

The one trick that I use on the weekends to keep my crazy mind away from thinking about alcohol, is to keep myself busy. In fact, my wife knows this, and she does everything that she can, to keep me busy, but sometimes she overdoes it. There have been weekends, when as soon as I get home from shopping with her, I go to sleep. Don’t get me wrong, I like it… but damn!

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Your friend,

Tony