After my last post about my weight, I made an apple pie! LOL Mr. UntipsyTeacher was in heaven. It smelled so good, especially on a cloudy, fall day! I love baking, but then it's all we eat! Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Maybe I can learn moderation? (Ha, ha.) Cheesecake next! I had been feeling some … Continue reading A Secret!
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!
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