Dear Readers, I don't write about not drinking much anymore, partly because my focus is on everyday life. Not that I don't have an occasional thought about wanting a drink, but just that I know it's not possible for me without probably overdrinking, so I dimiss that thought quickly. There is nothing in life that … Continue reading All the Leaves are Falling
There is No Night Without a Dawning by Helen Steiner Rice No winter without a spring And beyond the dark horizon Our hearts will once more sing …. For those who leave us for a while Have only gone away Out of a restless, care worn world Into a brighter day Dear Readers, My dear mother passed away on October 2, … Continue reading Tell Them You Love Them
At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Dear Readers, My elbow is now healed, and the doctor told me I can do anything I want! So I played golf. It is still stiff, but it was SO fun to have two arms to use! Makes me very, very happy! We also got a newer car, to replace … Continue reading What Lies Ahead
Here is where I find my joy! On our walks! "There is no joy without sorrow, that in fact it is the pain, the suffering that allows us to experience and appreciate the joy. Indeed, the more we turn towards suffering, our own and others, the more we can turn toward joy." The Book of … Continue reading Meaning in Suffering?
Dear Readers, I don't look at days sober anymore, unless I write a blog post. I don't even think of it much. I just carry on with life! As I reflect on seven years of not drinking, I realize all of my worries about quitting did not materialize. Not that it was easy, and there … Continue reading 7 Years
Dear Readers,So many people struggle with trying to stop drinking.I was one of them.It took me several years to first come to the acceptance I had to stop, and then trying to stop.This was not easy.Below is my story. I am sharing it in hopes it might help someone today. I have been sober since September 4, … Continue reading Why Did I Stop Drinking
On Our Walks, Photos by Mr. and Mrs. UT Dear Readers, The light is changing here, and we have less daylight now. It's very noticeable to me, and can sometimes lead me to feeling a bit more reflective, and at times blue. However, I love hiking in fall, and taking fall photos, so I am … Continue reading All That I Have
North Shore, Minnesota Dearest Readers: It has been a long, long, time since I last wrote! Yikes! No excuses. Just stopped for a break, and never came back. I really don't have much to say any more, and I feel my creative poems and thinking really dried up. I also have been just distracting myself … Continue reading Depression, Broken Bone, 45 Years of Marriage, and Other Good news!
Dear Readers, Mr. UT is making dinner, as he does every night, and I am writing. We are still walking almost every day, and we actually ate in a restaurant and had pancakes! I will be flying to see a friend in Arizona next week! I am a bit nervous about flying still, but I … Continue reading Escaping Victimhood
Dear Readers, Mr. UT and I are now fully vaccinated, and I am slowly making my way back into the world. I actually met a real life fully vaccinated friend for coffee, and it was just delightful. I went to another yoga class, which was way too hard for me, but I loved it anyway. … Continue reading Generosity