The idea of Dry July is that you go dry for July (that is, you don’t drink any alcohol), and get people to sponsor you. The money goes to support adult cancer patients. So you achieve a double good: a de-toxification, and raising money for a Good Cause.
No wine. For a whole month. And a long month at that. I’m a little unclear as to why I signed up for this, except that Ms Eleven laughed cynically, and said, “I bet you can’t do it.” Also, she promised $2 for the cause if I did manage to do it. Mr Strange Land has signed up for this exercise in restraint too. The sign-up page invited us to give our reasons: he ticked “Other” and wrote, “Wife.”
We’ve signed onto team Hoydens Ahoy, and anyone who wishes to make a donation in support of us is most welcome to do so.
There’s just one small problem. We’re expecting some drinking visitors in late July. I figuring that we can hold out for most of their visit, but I suspect we will be “buying” some Golden Tickets for one night of their stay. For a mere $25 each, we can get golden tickets, and spend more money to buy some wine, and drink it. There’s something that’s bothering me about this, but I haven’t quite worked it out yet.
It will be hard going for me. I enjoy a glass or two or three of wine in the evenings, and I miss it if I don’t have it (that ought to be ringing little alarm bells). I have decided that I need some motivational star charts – one on the fridge, with little gold star stickers, and one virtual one, on my blog. Expect a star post a day, beginning on 2 July, to record my progress.