I had a couple of small beers last night at home. I don’t know why really, just felt like a drink. It was my first drink for a couple of days. But after two beers I stopped and I was sound asleep before midnight.
My current drinking habits are no different to any other non-alcoholic, social drinker.
Whether you guys like it or not, this is entirely due to the fact that I am happy and relaxed and am being looked after by a very nice, kind, sweet lady who can’t do enough for me and is making very few demands in return. It makes such a difference to my whole outlook on life, my general demeanour and my mental state.
I have no idea how long I can live like this – controlling my drinking and living a ‘clean’ life with my latest lady, but I will enjoy it while it lasts.
I am spending most of my time at home, just going out for shopping trips and other errands, and the occasional evening meal outside at a restaurant. I haven’t been near a bar in days, and my new lady is cooking most of my meals for me at home.
The therapist who helped me a few years ago told me that he didn’t think I was a true alcoholic and that if I could get my domestic life sorted (at that time I was still in the throes of emotional traumas with Dang – my wife), he thought that I would be able to control my drinking.
I don’t know why he said that, and I didn’t believe him at the time, which is one of the reasons that I stopped seeing him, but who knows? Maybe he was right after all.
Only time will tell.
My trip to Bangkok to meet up with Bob and see Dave has been postponed yet again. Bob has now booked his flight for two weeks hence, so on Sunday morning I will drive up to Roi Et with my lady.
Her name is Wan.
I haven’t been anywhere except Bangkok for months, and I will enjoy the trip, whatever transpires. I really want to get away from civilization for a few days, and get closer to nature, and even to my creator. It is very difficult to do that here in ‘sin city’.
Wan’s house has an air-conditioned bedroom, so I will be able to stay there. I will take the opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing, and all in all it should be a nice break.
I will resist any attempts by Wan and her family to turn me into a ‘cash cow’, and if there is any suggestion of this happening, I will simply pack my things and head back for Pattaya.
I am much stronger these days and don’t take any shit from any woman. I do what I want to do – not what they want me to do. Those days are finally gone and if they don’t like it, it’s ‘tough titties’.
I know that my regular gang of commentators is highly suspicious of the motives of the latest object of my affections, and I do appreciate all your warnings and advice.
But it amuses me that you nothing about her yet you are making judgments based on your preconceived notions of her background.
Anyway, it is good fun and we will see who is right and who is wrong.
I will give you another tidbit today. Wan has never worked in a bar, restaurant or any other establishment where ladies go with customers for money. In fact she hates Pattaya, and is shocked by what she has seen here, and that is only Jomtien! I hesitate to take her to the real ‘sin city’ – downtown Walking Street and its environs – the shock may be too great.
This indeed may be a serious impediment to us taking up residence together as at the moment I have no intention of moving from Pattaya and certainly not to a place such as Roi Et.
As I have said to Wan many times – “Let’s just take things a day at a time and see what happens.”
Tomorrow, I will take another “Vignette” from my memory banks and recommence my stories from the past.