Dear Readers, I love Fall in Minnesota. The cooler weather makes it easier to hike, fall colors are beautiful, and the produce and fall flowers add extra spice. (No, I do not get pumpkin spice coffee! LOL) We had a cool overnight bike trip planned. We had new windows in our porch, and we were … Continue reading There’s Always Something
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
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, I don't often write about drinking, because I usually write about how I deal with life as a sober person. However, I felt compelled to write about the topic of hiding drinking problems. As most of you have probably already read or seen on the news, that drinking problems and alcohol abuse, have … Continue reading Are You Hiding Your Drinking?
Dear Readers, As Mr. UT and I were walking yesterday, I knew a poem was coming to me. So I share it here: I felt it today, The warmer sunshine, The longer lighted skies, Though winter is not yet over, Feelings of hope begin to rise. Actually, this winter has been very kind to us … Continue reading Of Service
Dear Readers, I just have to write. I have nothing earth-shattering to say, as I think life is earth-shattering enough right now. So I write what's on my mind. I have a 95 year old mother who is safe and happy. I have a loving husband who got my car oil changed, my car washed … Continue reading I Have To Write
Dear Readers, This morning I when I went to write my morning intention, the word peace was the first one that came to mind. Today I want to send a feeling of peace to all the people I see, talk to, and the bigger world. Peace is a feeling of calmness, even with storms around. … Continue reading Peace
Dear Readers, Mt. UT and I were lucky to escape to the what we call the North Shore of Minnesota, on Lake Superior. (Read Part One Here.) We've been here before, during each of the four seasons, but I think fall is my favorite. I can't seem to find words that haven't already been used … Continue reading Escaping to My Music Part Two
Dear Readers, Mr. UT and I had took a wonderful trip up to the North Shore of Minnesota. We were very lucky to see some brillant colors on the leaves! It remided me of a poem I wrote when I was going deaf, and getting used to the differnt sounds of my first cochlear implant. … Continue reading Escaping To My Music Part One
I have no idea! LOL All I know is that Mr. UT and I started dating in 11th grade of high school, and today, August 21, have been married for 44 years! That makes 51 years of being together! We've had fun times, happy times, sad times, stressful times, angry times, hilarious times, scary times, … Continue reading What Makes a Good Marriage?