On Our Walk...The Beauty that Fills my SpiritDear Readers,Alcohol was bankrupting me emotionally, spiritually, and physically.It was holding me hostage, and slowly strangling me.My goodness was being eroded, my growth stopped.It was not the solution to the problems I thought it would be.It did not give me courage, in fact, it made me more fearful.It did not make me brave, … Continue reading No Longer Hostage
‘Tis the Season
Before....Dear Readers,Mr. UT and I bought and put up our Christmas tree this past weekend, and I must say, it brings me a lot of joy.One year, a long time ago, I just didn't feel like putting up a tree, as there are times no one sees it except us.I never did that again.This tree … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season
Dear Readers,Last week was a time of celebrations.My Cute NeighborIt was my birthday, and I also celebrated 23 months sober! My birthday was filled with golf with a friend, coffee dates, a dinner date, and lots of love.It was perfect.I also did a dog walking for a neighbor's dog! I loved that! He's a cutie pie!Flowers are filling my life … Continue reading Happy Times
Dear Readers,I am reading a book by Toni Bernhard, called, How to be Sick; A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers. I am reading this book as a way to continue on my path of healing with the loss of hearing music and being able to play my guitar and piano. It is also helping me with how I … Continue reading Softly
Sober is Better!
Waiting For Spring!Dear Readers,Sober is better.It just is.Every night I lay down and haven't had a drink, means it was a good day.My happy times are happy, my sad times are sad, my mad times are mad. Real feelings in a real life. I go to AA meetings because of what I hear and learn, … Continue reading Sober is Better!
17 Months Sober!
Dear Readers,We had a beautiful snowstorm this week. It was the prettiest snow! It was one of those days that you could just stand at your window and be awed by the beauty.Of course, I was stuck on the highway for a long time, but no matter!Looking Out My WindowAfter being sick for almost a … Continue reading 17 Months Sober!
Dear Readers,Today I have been sober for 11 months.I went to my AA meeting today, and once again I was moved by the strong people and their stories.One woman shared how July is a hard month emotionally for her, because that was when her daughter was shot in the face when she was seven years old. Her daughter lost … Continue reading 11 Months
There Isn’t a Quick Fix
Dear Readers,I am good.I am sober and blessed with good people and things in my life.I don't have to worry about going hungry, or having a place to live, having clean water, or war.The only thing I have to worry about are my own thoughts and feelings, not only about not drinking, but life in … Continue reading There Isn’t a Quick Fix
A Place to Belong
Dear Readers,I went to one of my favorite AA meetings yesterday.It was one of the first ones I went to after I finally decided I needed to stop drinking.Although I have far from perfect attendance, I know many of the people.When the leader asked if someone had some sober time they'd like to celebrate, I raised my … Continue reading A Place to Belong
Dear Readers,It was raining, then snowing this morning, and then it turned SUNNY!I am wearing my sandals now, because I just can't stand being in boots any more.This is pretty normal weather for us in the great mid-west. I started my beginning drawing class last night. All we did was to draw boxes, cones, and spheres.I'm not the worse … Continue reading Happy Friday!