Journey through September


Pansies in the garden

It’s Monday morning and I don’t have to go to work or anywhere else.    This is one of the best things about retirement.  No dread on Sunday.  No schedule on Monday.  There is not even Mass at my church, so I am not off first thing to go to Mass.

I asked my son in law to help me paint my guest bedroom.  My dear brother and his dear wife are coming to visit me in October.  I took at look at the guest bedroom where they will be sleeping and realized it needed to be freshened up a bit.  Paint is always a good first step I think.

My dear son-in-law has ulcerative colitis and has been very sick lately.  I asked my daughter if he would be able to help.  She said yes.  He said yes.

They got here on Saturday and I said “Oh hell no, you are not painting.  Go sit down and what can I do to help?”

So today I shall paint the guest bedroom.  Please God, I hope I can still do this.  I used to love to paint.  I find it very difficult these days.   Aging is a real thing.

I tweeted something on Saturday night and my phone is still lighting up every minute or so.  I have felt like removing the tweet because it was very personal.  And now it has been like over 2,000 times and retweeted almost 500 times.  That is a weird feeling.

I can blog my heart and soul out here, but it is anonymous.  Or at least I convince myself it is.  That tweet is something entirely different.

This is what happens when I try to blog every day.  I blog about the extremely mundane life of a Catholic Retired 66 year old woman who has been Sober for 12,481 days (one day at a time).  Thank you for joining me on this journey.  xoxox

This entry was posted in Junk-blogging, Retirement. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Journey through September

  1. Annette says:

    Well I’m dying to know what you tweeted! I’m noton twitter….i could never really figure it out. I am too wordy I think. Lol
    Aging is a real thing….but if you can finish a triathalon I’m sure you can paint a bedroom. Lol have no fear…. you will be great!

  2. Ditto. Inquiring minds want to know about the tweet. I enjoy you’re posts ~ you’re real.

  3. quillain says:

    I used to read your blog about sobriety, probably 10 years ago now. At the time I was very against 12-step programs (I had a lot of opinions back then! And very little life experience) but I really enjoyed hearing about the program through your blog. I loved your perspective, and your writings. I have always felt very privileged to “know” you in this anonymous internet way through your blog. I am 7 days sober and going to my first AA meeting in a decade tonight. I have been thinking about your blog again a lot this week. I just wanted to stop in and say hello.

    • You just made my day! I hope the meeting goes well. Keep me posted. I would love to hear from you.

      • quillain says:

        It was a wonderful meeting, a small group of women, and so many of the things they said rang so true for me. I went back this week too. I am working up the courage to ask someone to be my sponsor. I’m 17 days sober now. It’s getting harder instead of easier so far but I trust it will turn around at some point … I just read the promises today and thought, yes, those are all things I really want. So I will keep traveling this road.

Leave a Reply to Annette Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s