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!!
Dear Readers, On Wednesday, I woke up to a surprise! My dear Loved One left me a lovely present and note on the table, for my 300 days! But, every day I stay sober I receive gifts, not of the material kind, but of another kind.The biggest gift of all is peace of mind. Life is hard enough without … Continue reading Gifts on Day 302
Dear Readers,My husband has been home on vacation for a week. We have had some fun and did some work around the house.Here's the best. Although we had some minor disagreements, we got along the whole week.No big arguments and no picking on each other (much).This makes me happy.Because I don't want to live my life as a "wish … Continue reading Vibrant on Day 282
A thousand moments I had just taken for granted –Mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more. - Morgan MatsonDear Readers,I saw this message posted on FaceBook today, and I was moved.It isn't new, but I think I was ready to hear it.I have just this life to make a difference, one … Continue reading 9 Months and Walking Strong