Monthly Archives: July 2014

Be it Every So Humble…

A waterfall just inside of the south entrance of Yellowstone National park. My daughter and I stayed there for a while. It was so beautiful. There’s no place like home. I won’t have to go back to work until Friday. … Continue reading

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1,000 miles north

I’ve now seen the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park.  They were both breathtaking.  Definitely worth the trip. But something happened yesterday that I am still processing.  I am traveling with the daughter whose daughters are in the custody of … Continue reading

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A Silent Goodbye

I got word yesterday that one of my dearest friends in sobriety is in hospice.  I knew he wasn’t well, but I didn’t realize it was this bad.  It is this bad. When I signed in, I looked at all … Continue reading

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My Sponsor’s Coming

My sponsor is coming to visit me for my AA birthday.  I have not seen her for a couple of years, though I speak with her by phone at least weekly.  I had contemplated having a big birthday party, and … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning

I keep pulling up little carrots while I am pulling weeds in my little garden.  They are adorable and taste delicious!  We had an insane wind blow through last night and I am afraid to look at the garden this … Continue reading

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  One of my brothers gave me some advice when I saw him almost 2 weeks ago.  “Work for as long as you possibly can.”  He said he fell apart once he retired.  I have been thinking about this.  Seriously … Continue reading

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May I be Frank?

No!  Your name is Mary! Please don’t judge me harshly or give me the advice I already know in my head.  All that stuff in my head has yet to make the 12 inch trip to my heart.  It will, … Continue reading

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