Dear Readers, Today I have been sober for five years! Mr. UT and I both agree life is better. I just came back from a long weekend up in Northern Minnesota, staying at cabins with good friends. It's always been a hard weekend for me, because of people drinking. Not that anyone gets crazy drunk, … Continue reading 5 Years! Life is better!
Dear Readers, I am not sure if it's the changes of seasons, with lower levels of light, or a late summer cold, but I have been having feelings of uneasiness. A bit of sadness, mixed with a bit of anxiety, I think. I can't put my finger on it, but it is bothering me bit. … Continue reading A Bit of Uneasiness
Dear Readers, I have decided I am completely incomplete! Perfectly imperfect! What's better than that! My mom at 94 still loves learning new things, seeing new sights, so even at her age she knows her life is not complete! I find that people in recovery rarely feel complete, or whole. They struggle, as I do, … Continue reading Completely Incomplete!
Dear Readers, My feelings this past week have been all over the place. Sometimes I feel happy, strong and at peace, other times anxious and sad. I celebrated my birthday, which makes me older, but Mr. Untipsy and I had a great day. We had an adventure, taking our light rail train to downtown Minneapolis, … Continue reading Up, Down, All Around
Visiting Chicago! Dear Readers, Sometimes I feel very pessimistic about the world, and the only way I feel I can keep sane is by acting where I can. It might be as small as a donation to a person I want elected, or to a non-profit I support. The act of doing something helps, even … Continue reading Maintaining my Sobriety
Yesterday was a hard day emotionally, as I hugged a man who had been sober for 25 years, but just relapsed because he lost his wife of many years. He had taken care of her these last few months at their home, when she had cancer. He really didn't know how to cope with the … Continue reading Update on Where My Fears Lie
High School Prom! Dear Readers, My husband has written several times over the course of my recovery. Here is his latest update! I love him so much! Untipsy Teacher asked me to write a guest post. At first I declined, I had nothing to say. As I thought about that I realized what a wonderful thing to … Continue reading Mr. UT Gives an Update!
Dear Readers, Yesterday I was caught off guard by reading some social media posts about music. I started crying. When they did I reached out to a friend, who held my hand, and they passed. I never know when those feeling of loss pop up. I know I write about this often, but I find writing helps me not only … Continue reading Joy with Loss
My Newest Health Adventure! Dear Readers, Five weeks after my hysterectomy, my stitches came loose, and my small intestines came out of my body! I held them up and my husband drove me to emergency room, where I was fixed up within a short time. Stayed at the hospital for two nights, where I had a roommate with a drunk boyfriend. … Continue reading And Then There Was…
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis! Dear Readers, I remember when I was first going through my student teaching days, getting ready to become an elementary school teacher, I had a particularly hard review by one of my university observers. I was devastated. I wanted to quit, and almost did. But another supervisor said she hoped I didn't, because I had such a wonderful sense of … Continue reading Playing