Waiting for WalksA Perfect Day in the City!Tapestry chair, Window open,Soft rain,Cardinals calling.Hurting body, With heating pad comfort,And tea,Waiting for relief.Breathing in,Breathing out,Books to read,Naps to take.Emotions run,From green grass glorious,To rainy day sadness,Wanting to hurry them all away.I send my love,We ate outside!! First time after snow!!To all those who are healing,From pain of body, mind, or Spirit.On Day … Continue reading Waiting for Walks
Dear Readers,When you live in the North, you play in the North!It's still cold and snowy here in Minneapolis, which is not unusual, so hubs made us an igloo! It's big enough for two! LOLWe've also been on some lovely snow walks, to an ice castle, and ice skating.However, I am getting a bit tired of the cold and grey.Nothing … Continue reading Layers of Life
Dear Readers,Photo from last year, on one of our walks!If you read statistics, you would wonder why we would even try to get and stay sober, as so many people go back to drinking. I know in my heart, I have to take my sobriety very seriously.It's firm. I don't drink. I found this great article from the FIX, … Continue reading Why is it hard to stay sober? Looking back at my relapse.
Dear Readers,I reached 1,000 Days today!I can hardly believe it!I remember when other people reached 1,000 days, and I was in awe of them!Now I am here, too!Mr. UT surprised me with a delivery of long stem roses, and a sweet card, that had a special meaning.When we were dating in high school, he would leave little … Continue reading 1,000 Days!
Golfing in November is Awesome!Dear Readers,Over two years ago, not only did I stop drinking, I had a cochlear implant.I had also just retired from teaching the year before.Three big changes, all at once!I hope you can read my post about my cochlear implant if you haven't already,It explains how much loss I experienced.I lost the ability to "hear" music.The post is called Something … Continue reading A Long and Winding Road
Some of the beauty we saw.Dear Readers,My father-in-law died this week.We are so grateful he is out of pain. Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. Mr. Untipsy said, "Thank you."Nothing is better than the peace I have not drinking.I know I have written about this before, but it keeps coming back to me when … Continue reading Peace of Mind on Day 583
Devil's Bridge in SedonaDear Readers,I'm back!We had a wonderful time! Never once did I wish I could be drinking. I am posting too many photos, but I want you to see what a happy sober vacation looks like!No pouting, no hangovers, no fights!Just hiking, golfing, beautiful scenery and romantic dinners. I'll try to catch up on all … Continue reading Home Again on Day 575
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!
Dear Readers,I am lucky to live in a state with so much natural beauty.It surrounds me. When I go for walks, I have a world of green at my feet. I always find new treasures.Like a cool log bridge!What you don't see in these photos is my hubs holding my hand most of the way while I … Continue reading Helen Keller and Hope
Dear Readers,Today I have been alcohol free for 366 days!As I write this, I am sitting up on a deck by a beautiful lake in northern Minnesota, with my good friends, and of course my cute hubs.The weather is absolutely perfect.And I am good.So what I have learned about not drinking?1. Alcohol is not romantic. I had to really … Continue reading Happy Year + 1 day to Me!!