Category Archives: Feasts

Some more trickery

I was talking with a work frenemy yesterday and she suggested that I NEED to have a trip on the horizon.  We discussed possible locations of this vacation and agreed that I should visit my best friend in Cornwall.  She … Continue reading

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Takeaways from Rome Trip

I’m going to put a more positive post on top of this, so if you have found yourself at THIS post, you will find a reflective Mary.  Not a “Wow!  What a great time I had in Rome!” I traveled … Continue reading

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After four days off

I have some time to do things I normally don’t have time for. Like having dinner with a friend last night. Like getting to meetings and actually visiting with people. I feel somewhat relaxed. But then, in just three weeks, … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories

  The other day my friend Annette wrote a wonderful post about her Christmas experiences.   I was going to write mine, but major things came up and it became something not important to me.  Today my family and I … Continue reading

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How can I start listing the things I am grateful for?  It seems impossible.  But I know I am grateful to be baking pies this morning.   The last year has been an ascent out of hell for me.  How … Continue reading

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Practical Holiday Tips

I remember so well the first year of sobriety and going through “the holidays” sober for the first time in my adult life.  I was given some practical advice that has served me well over the years.   We may … Continue reading

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Wednesday a.m.

Browsing through my last 12 months of photos this morning, I found this wonderful photo of a pot of cranberries.  A reminder that it is a week away from Thanksgiving. My son is coming back from Montana for the holiday … Continue reading

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