How is your week going so far? I'm still hugging our furbaby Jade on the sofa and coughing a lot. I'm now in week three of this cough & chest thing and to say it's annoying is an understatement.
Oddly enough I'm mostly OK in a warm room such as in our living room where there is a constant (warm) temperature. Sudden changes though, such as Hubby stopping at the (held open) living room door on his way to the kitchen because he's remembered something he wanted to tell me about <rolls eyes> bless him, I adore him but sometimes 😊 well any differences in temperature seem to bring on the most terrible hacking and spluttering.
I should have been at the Doctors on Tuesday morning to have my blood pressure checked but it was so cold outside and since even opening the back door a little to let our furbaby Jade out causes my body to try to cough up a lung, I called and explained to the receptionist who said I should call and make another appointment when I'm feeling a bit better. Wise advice I think.
At work I've had so many people advise me to make a "hot toddy" when I get home and while I know they mean well, seeing the same expression on so many faces when I say I don't drink always gets me.
When did the world have a meeting and decide that it was socially unacceptable to not drink alcohol? It must have been a good while ago, this meeting, because I've faced this same incredulous expression from people most of my adult life.
At college I was lucky enough to make a group of friends who also adored hot chocolate with mini marshmallows ☕ Alcohol wasn't barred it just wasn't a major "thing" so there was never any pushing, prodding or "oh go on.... a little drink won't hurt, it'll get you in the party mood.."
I mean absolutely no offence to anyone dear ones but does my not drinking alcohol really make me queen of all the killjoys? How does what's in my glass affect others so profoundly that it forces them to make my drinking a glass of wine, or a hot toddy, a personal quest?
I've worked for my current employer for over ten years and have never been to a works night out, in spite of having lots of lovely friends there. The reason? I really don't want to be "that person" the one others feel the need to "persuade" because "well, she can't be having a good time if all she's drinking is orange juice!"
Well, yes I can enjoy myself whilst powered only by fruit juice, a can of soda/fizzy drink, a nice cup of tea or even by my beloved hot chocolate with mini marshmallows!
I don't dislike alcohol, nor others enjoyment of it. I'm not on a quest to make the world a tee total place. I just don't drink alcohol and would really like to be able to say so without using a hushed tone or having to see so many different versions of the same "poor you!" face looking back at me.
Am I being unreasonable honeys? Should I just quickly change the subject whenever anyone raises the topic?
"oh look! a butterfly!"
".....but it's January and we're in a supermarket....."
me = 😄
Over to you then honeys, what are your thoughts? How is your week going so far? Is anything bugging you lately? Hopefully not this dreadful cough. Till next time then, be safe, stay warm, wear extra layers till this cold snap lets us out of its grip. Mostly though, smile lots and hug even more dear ones, 😃 huggles always xx