the charade

December 31, 2009 at 1:37 pm (pregnancy after miscarriage) (, )

I love champagne. Good champagne. Every year for New Year’s Eve, I splurge and buy a great bottle of Veuve Clicquot. It’s a wonderful way to ring in the new year. I also pick up a cheap bottle to share with everyone once the good stuff is gone. Even though the second bottle is cheap, it’s actually very good and better, in my opinion, that a lot of the mid-tier champagnes. We celebrate the new year with our friends and family at our shared property near Mt.Baker in Washington. This year is going to pose a challenge:

How do I not let people notice that I’m not drinking?

It’s not like it’s a big party – there are a handful of us, all sitting around the campfire drinking beer or wine. I’m not ready to tell anyone at this point, it’s way too early, I’m only five weeks. Besides, I definitely want my mother to be the first person to know. M and I have been talking about some strategies of fake drinks: pretending to mix in vodka with my cranberry and soda, and that sort of thing. When it’s time for the champagne, do I toss it over my shoulder? Such a tragedy to waste it!

It’s going to be tough. If it comes down to it, we’ve decided we’re just going to deny. We’ll see if it works.



  1. Sarah said,

    Is there a way to sneak in some sparkling cider? Make a pretty drink and use sprite as a mixer?

    Worst case scenario you can say it’s your New Year’s resolution not to drink. 🙂

  2. 2LoveBirds said,

    Or you could say you’re on a medication and can’t drink with it. Or say your stomach is feeling off and you don’t want to chance the alcohol. I like cranberry and soda as a nice non-alcoholic drink or pomegranate juice and soda is good too.

    Good luck with the charade!

    Happy New Year!

  3. tasha said,

    Thank you, ladies! I think I pulled it off without anyone noticing! I made pretend vodka and cranberry. I would pour a little bit of vodka down the sink so that there was less in the bottle through the night, lol… Such a waste, but it worked! Luckily for me, I am a bit clumsy sometimes anyway, so when I almost fell off my stool last night, it helped with the charade that I was a bit tipsy 🙂

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