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
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
So many thoughts circling in my head, Like the falcon circling in the sky, Looking for its prey, I keep trying to grab one, But like a mouse, It scampers away. So like the falcon, I am left hungry. On Our Walk By the Minnesota River Valley Dear Readers, Mr. UT is helping me stay … Continue reading These Times
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