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!
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…
Dear Readers, I first published this awhile ago, but I had to remove it because of spam. Thought I’d share it with you today! Sunset on Garden Lake, Ely MN Fall is here, and although the temperatures are still rather warm, you can feel it in the air, feel the light changes, see the changes in the leaves, … Continue reading Colors of Life
Dear Readers,I hope all of you are well today!If you are struggling with getting or staying sober, remember, you are not alone.There are so many people who have been where you are, but have made it out of the terrible cycle of addiction.It's a horrible cycle of pain, anxiety, depression, over and over again.Spring is finally here!I didn't want … Continue reading Coming Home
My brother took us to Shoshone Falls in Idaho!Dear Readers,Life is unpredictable.Sometimes it feels like a tornado, other times a gentle wave.Of course, drinking to cope didn't work so well. All that did was make new problems!So those of us in recovery have to learn new ways to live life.When things seem scary or chaotic, I have learned some new … Continue reading New Ways to Cope
A Wild Day at Lake Nokomis!Dear Readers,There were times in my life I felt so alone. When we moved away from our hometown, I fell into a deep depression, and couldn't make friends. When I was gong deaf, I couldn't hear many conversations, jokes, names, and felt so alone.When I drank alone, I felt no one understood meIn recovery I finally … Continue reading Never Alone
Dear Readers,My second implant is bringing me more joy than I expected, because I can hear so much more! It has opened up my world! I am so grateful for this! The isolation of not hearing what people are saying is brutal, because when you can't hear, you can't respond. Being able to hear words and to communicate is a gift for me. I … Continue reading What Do You Tell Yourself?
Blue Skies are my Favorite!Dear Readers,I like to think of going through my life now, as finding treasures.There are so many!In fact, each and every breath I take is a treasure.Now, I am first to admit this is not always easy, as my bones ache when I get up, and it takes me ten years to get dressed … Continue reading Looking for Treasures