Dear Readers, Yesterday, when I woke up, after just 4 hours of sleep, I instantly thought negative thoughts of, "I'll never make it! I'm so tired. I can't do this." I often wake up with negative thoughts. In fact, it is amazing how many negative thoughts run through my head all day! Now, these thoughts … Continue reading Reframing Negative Thoughts
On Our Monday Walk! Dear Readers, I wrote this poem on Sunday afternoon, but am feeling it again today, Wednesday! Sleepy days are starting, I feel it in the light, My body knows, The trees and animals know. Time to rest. The afternoons cry out for a nap, To starve the blue mood that comes … Continue reading Sleepy Days
On Our Walk By Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis! Dear Readers, This is an older post, but I thought it good to repost. When we are in addiction, we hold so many resentments, that over time turn into grievance stories. When I was in college, I had to do a supervised teaching semester in a school. I went to … Continue reading Grievance Stories
From Left to Right: Susan D, Me, Lacy, Susan R, Jo, Me Dear Readers, I made it! I flew to Orlando Florida all by myself, to meet some women I had "met" on Twitter! We are all in recovery, and part of a group called #recoveryposse. I was so excited about meeting my new friends, … Continue reading Perseverance and Resiliency
Dear Readers, I was texting with a beautiful woman today, one I have never met, but I consider her a true friend. She brought up the subject of regrets, of the time wasted by drinking years. At my slightly older age, (have I mentioned that? LOL), I have learned to let most regrets go. I … Continue reading Letting Go of Regrets
After my last post about my weight, I made an apple pie! LOL Mr. UntipsyTeacher was in heaven. It smelled so good, especially on a cloudy, fall day! I love baking, but then it's all we eat! Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Maybe I can learn moderation? (Ha, ha.) Cheesecake next! I had been feeling some … Continue reading A Secret!
Dear Readers, I have been gaining weight, due to having to go off hormone replacement therapy. It's been mostly in my stomach area. It does not come off like it used to. Stubborn fat. Delayed menopause. Well, THIS is fun!! Now, of course I complained to people, and here are their responses: Regular Doctor, "Yup, … Continue reading Weight Gain and Body Image
Dear Readers, Today I have been sober for five years! Mr. UT and I both agree life is better. I just came back from a long weekend up in Northern Minnesota, staying at cabins with good friends. It's always been a hard weekend for me, because of people drinking. Not that anyone gets crazy drunk, … Continue reading 5 Years! Life is better!
Dear Readers, I am not sure if it's the changes of seasons, with lower levels of light, or a late summer cold, but I have been having feelings of uneasiness. A bit of sadness, mixed with a bit of anxiety, I think. I can't put my finger on it, but it is bothering me bit. … Continue reading A Bit of Uneasiness
Lake Harriet, MinneapolisDear Readers,We are remodeling our kitchen, and knocked out a wall to create an open space. This will bring more light into the area! I'm excited, and hubs promised me it would be done by June 1! He's doing a lot of the work himself, but leaves time for us to go walking! Walking together is our time to connect, … Continue reading Showing Up