Author Archives: Mary Christine

XXXV

Today I celebrate 35 years of continuous sobriety.  I am so very grateful to a loving God and to Alcoholics Anonymous. A month or so ago, I had another nightmare about my former husband.  This time we were living in … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Dreams, Faith, Fear, Gratitude, Meditation, Sobriety | 17 Comments

New Pyrex Bowls

Now that I have received my first paycheck, I have made a couple of impulsive purchases.  I don’t think $12 for a set of three bowls is going to set me back too badly, but perhaps if I made a … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Tulip

This brave little soul just decided to bloom today.  It is 73 º outside, so it has been fooled.  It is supposed to be nearly 80 tomorrow, and then a huge snowstorm on Wednesday.  Ah, life in Colorado. An old … Continue reading

Posted in Garden, Gratitude, Sobriety, Spring, Weather, Work | 12 Comments

Journey through September

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, … Continue reading

Posted in Junk-blogging, Retirement | 6 Comments

An Ordinary Thursday Afternoon

I was in a triathlon on Saturday morning.  I had broken 2 ribs in August, so I had not trained.  I had kept walking daily throughout my recovery, and tried swimming and biking in the last couple of weeks and … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycle, Clothes, Food, Friends, Meditation, Race, Sobriety, Thrift, Training, Triathlon | 5 Comments

Retirement 3.0

I retired for the third time on September 5.  The next day was the 24th anniversary of the first day I started at the hospital.  This time when I retired, I felt the way people are probably supposed to feel. … Continue reading

Posted in Retirement, The Church | 9 Comments

Scandal in the Church

I’ve been asked by people who know I am Catholic, what do you make of this?  How can you still belong to this church?  How can you trust that your priest isn’t an abuser? I went to confession last Saturday … Continue reading

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