Happy New Year with a hangover

What better way to start the new year, but with a hangover – I think not!  It doesn’t help if your partner has a hangover too and the children are full of the joys of Spring (as the famous idiom goes). 
We were only going to pop out for a drink in a local pub last night and weren’t even sure if we’d be allowed in as we hadn’t bought tickets.  Walking there in the snow at sub zero temperatures was bitterly cold, but once in, we had a great time listening to the band and carefully filling ourselves up with alcohol.  However, we made sure we were back before midnight to see the year in with my mum and dad and our girls.  Biscuits and Baileys were handed out, although the girls stuck to orange juice being only three and five! 
It must have been the Baileys on top of the previously drunk wine, which caused me to throw up several times in the night.  Not a nice feeling and it’s funny how you swear that you will never drink again after a night like that (and I didn’t even drink that much).  It’s also funny how being a parent makes you say things like ‘I prefer not to drink these days’.  I do enjoy just a small glass of red wine witth my dinner now and again which is enough to get me tispy but leave no hangover, leaving me to enjoy the next day much better.  
After a morning of lounging around asking everyone to be quiet, I got up, made lunch (scrambled eggs, which I had heard were good for hangovers) then was determined to have a fun afternoon with the girls.  We first went for a walk to the park.  Being a bright sunny but cold and crisp day, we made sure we were wrapped up warm.  The swings seats must have been cold for the girls but they didn’t complain, they just threw their laughter across the park which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Then we sat on a bench to share a milky bar which I managed to magic out of nowhere.  After a skip back home, they did colouring with their new drawing sets they got for Christmas whilst I made a roast chicken dinner.  Delicious.  They chose their pudding – chocolate digestives, but unfortunately we didn’t have any (as they were eaten last night).  I suddenly had an idea – I got them to choose a topping for a plain digestive biscuit.  One chose chocolate spread and the other jam.  They were smiling like anything, so I took a photo to put in their new special diaires that I’d bought them.
The girls are now tucked up in their beds and I have asked for an hour to myself before my fiance and I curl up and watch a nice film.  Well, that’s what I’d like to do anyway.  Fortunately I feel like I am back to normal now.  The milk thistle tablets helped too as they protect your liver, although I think you are supposed to take them before you go drinking.
Must sign off now, have lots to do.  The bonus is, that because new year’s day has fallen on a Friday, I still have the weekend to go before I return to work.  Fantastic!  Looking foward to day two of the new year.
Until next time….

About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
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