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
On Our Walk!“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.” ~~LR KnostDear Readers,I read this quote … Continue reading Gifts
Cold and Wild!Dear Readers,Mr. UT has been retired for a few weeks now, and it seems as he is just on a long vacation. We went up to Northern Minnesota for a few days, and had a wonderful time hiking! Now, though, I am sitting in bed writing, and Mr. UT has brought me another coffee, as he … Continue reading Everyday Life
Staying Warm by the Fire!Dear Readers,Our furnace went out on us, so for two nights we were without heat. We did survive thanks to our gas fireplace! Everything was FROZEN!But today, as I write this, we are getting a new furnace, and soon we will be toasty!I am amazed at what I have learned being sober for over 39 … Continue reading Learning
Dear Readers,It's finally partly sunny here, after many days of rain.Or maybe it's partly cloudy.I never can understand the difference between those two weather phrases.I think life is like that.It's part sun and part clouds.Sometimes it's raining, and sometimes it's not.Like the weather, it's unpredictable.I am working hard to challenge myself on my thinking that I am a victim … Continue reading Life Is Not Fair
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 can make BIG mountains out of the smallest mole hills.It's sometimes amazing I do anything when I consider the self-talk that goes through my head.Everything seems too hard.Just making the bed can seems like a major feat to me!But I have learned a technique that has been making a difference.I read about it in the book, Feeling … Continue reading Making Things Harder Than They Need to Be!
Dear Everyone Reading my Blog,Thank you for your support!It takes a BIG CITY to raise me!! Maybe even a state or two! Well several countries as well!LOLThe longer I stay sober, I am finding it hard to find a topic to write about.That makes sense I guess.I might have to start a new blog, about my … Continue reading Random Thoughts