I bought cigarettes today. On my own. I actually had thirty dollars in cash in my wallet. I walked past the beer cooler and didn't even flinch. Budweiser, see ya.
Usually buying cigarettes is a complicated affair for me. I have to call mom, make sure she is awake, and drive her down to Fat Albert's to write a check. I am always horribly embarrassed that mom writes a check for a carton of cigarettes. The cashiers act totally surly about it.
I could have easily bought a case of beer. These little victories on the road of sobriety mean so much to me. It also felt so good to just drive somewhere and buy what I need, and it not turn into something as complicated as rocket science.