I ended 2014 with too much to eat and too much to drink. It was a most delicious meal with some of my favorite friends, and I think a good time was had by all. (In particular, I ended it with the above chocolate bourbon cake that one of those friends brought over. If I had to decide on the last food I would ever eat, this cake would be on the list for serious consideration.)
But at the end of the day, it’s all just too much. Yesterday, I kicked off my 10th annual Dry January, during which I do not drink at all* and pretty quickly notice the benefits: better sleep and better eating habits in particular. I hesitate to use the word “clean” to describe the feeling, because I don’t usually walk around feeling dirty, but it’s something like that.
This year, I’m trying to expand the idea to include a bunch of other things that I know I should be doing. More fresh air, less gluten… you can probably guess the whole list. It’s a cliche — healthier in January — but I think it’s as good a time as any to make a start. I haven’t been feeling that well lately. I’m sluggish, stressed, and a little short-tempered. I think this will help.
*Disclosure: my brother and his family are coming to Vermont for the first time EVER this month. Dry January will be suspended for their visit.
Great news about Bayless visiting! Eager to hear how they like being surrounded by Yankees! Happy New year to all the Jennings, two legged and four legged.
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