Day 21 -Banana pancakes and Canadian friends

I’ve made it to 21 days.

I can’t believe it.

I ran at 5:30am after waking with BB. I came across some geese crossing the road and they made me smile. I made banana pancakes for breakfast for the 3 of us.

I met up with my wonderful Canadian friend and had brunch.

I met my Canadian friend in Vietnam just over 2 years ago. We partied for 2 weeks before I returned home and then a few months later she came to visit. She fell in love with England so much (who can blame her) she moved here October 2018 as my hubster moved in with me. Since then I haven’t seen her as much as I would’ve liked. I was really poorly with my pregnancy, I got married and I got swept up in life. She’s due to go home in October and now I’m filled with regret I haven’t spent more time with her.

I share this with her, but probably dont communicate it as well or as eloquently as I would’ve liked. She smiles and shrugs it off. She’s developed her own life here, met a lovely English guy and is sad to be leaving.

I come home and my gorgeous husband sends me up for a nap as BB is taking their afternoon nap too. This afternoon we play in the garden.

Today I’m grateful for my lovely little family, our beautiful tiny flowery garden, morning runs around an inner city pond and wonderful understanding friends. Oh and 21 whole days sober.

What are you grateful for today?


JS x

Published by lifesippingaway

36 years old, wife, stay at home mum, outdoors lover, wild swimmer, starting the journey to an AF life

8 thoughts on “Day 21 -Banana pancakes and Canadian friends

  1. Today I am grateful for your blog. I have found myself interested in how you are and your imagery. I pray many blessings on your life and hope to share a proverbial cup of tea or something someday


    1. You’ve put the biggest smile on my face thank you (altho now my husband is suspiciously looking at me as I type on my phone smiling like I’m having an affair). A proverbial cup of tea would be lovely, sending blessings and good thoughts your way too. Love your blog ♡♡

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  2. You are doing so great!! I am also grateful for your blog – I think the internet and social media is rubbish like 99% of the time but it’s been super helpful with this whole sober thing.


      1. First few days are easy. I am just thrilled to not be hungover. I think it will be key for me to continually remind myself of how shit I felt, so I don’t go back to thinking a drink sounds like a good idea. Not that I would take one anyway, I am committed to seeing how this feels long term (at least I am on day 4, HA)


  3. Day 4 is brilliant. I always think it helps starting at the start of the month. Seems more final. But that might just be me? I’ve tried to reduce sugar but today ate some biscuits I’d saved for my step daughter. I know she’ll ask about them and we will have to search for where they could be when she’s home…. I’m blaming the cat 😂🤦‍♀️


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