Dear Readers,Mr. UT and I went for long hike today, in a beautiful park.When we had gone two miles we debated how far we should continue hiking.We ended up hiking 5 miles in 92 degrees heat.Half the time, I complained to Mr. UT about how hot, tired, and thirsty I was.But Mr. UT just kept reaching for my hand when … Continue reading Don’t Give Up
Dear Readers,Today I have been sober for 27 months, or 792 days.This makes me happy!It makes Mr. UnTipsy happy, too!Last night I was reminded of how many people have been affected by addiction.I volunteered to help at a training session for people who want to learn about opioid addiction and how to administer a life-saving drug to help someone who has … Continue reading Touched By Addiction
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
Dear Readers,This is my second sober New Year's Eve!Last year I hosted a small gathering of friends. (You can read about it here.)It turned out better than I thought! Well, not the food.This year I am at peace with not drinking.It is so calming to not have to think about drinking, how much I drank, what I said, … Continue reading Happy New Year!
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,I kind of like counting days for now. It's almost like having a little mini-celebration every day!I slept until 11:00 today. YIKES!My Loved One calls me a Koala! LOL (They sleep up to 20 hours a day.)I have been struggling over my post. I can't seem to get my thoughts in any order.Then I … Continue reading 15 Weeks or 106 Days