Monthly Archives: May 2012

Getting Through the Days

Last night I woke up at 2 a.m., remembering the events of yesterday and realizing that this intermittent burning in my belly is probably the recurrence of gastric ulcers.  It has been years since I have had this pain and … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Gratitude | 10 Comments

By the Seat of My Pants

I took a tiny break yesterday, went upstairs to the roof of my building, bought a Diet Pepsi (which I swore off at lent 2 years ago and I am slowly beginning again), and sat in the sunshine for a … Continue reading

Posted in Sobriety | 12 Comments

Trying to Refine

I started this blog maybe a bit prematurely.  I hadn’t really thought it through before it was up and I was writing.  I sometimes do things this way.  My “other” blog was put up during a lunch break at work … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Icons, Meta-blogging, Roses, Sobriety | 21 Comments

Day of Rest?

This Sunday has been super busy.  It is four o’clock and I am sitting down for the first time today. Yesterday I spent the day at the church where I am taking an icon class on Saturdays.  I had decided … Continue reading

Posted in Icons, Mass, Sobriety, Training | 11 Comments

If a blog falls in a forest, does it make a sound?

Sorry for posting consecutive photos of the same rose.  This might be the most beautiful rose I have ever seen in my own garden.  I look at the roses and think of the old George Jones song, “It Was a … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Gratitude, Meta-blogging, Roses, Training | 9 Comments

Another Blog

I have had an alcoholic blog and I have had a Catholic blog.  I felt like each was missing a huge part of who I am. I am a sober alcoholic.  My path through recovery brought me back to the … Continue reading

Posted in Meta-blogging, Roses, Sobriety | 2 Comments