Category Archives: Gratitude

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

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

Thirty-Four Years

  By the Grace of God, it was 34 years ago today that I took my last drink of alcohol. A couple of non-program people have asked me in the last couple of days “Have you really never ever had … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Family, Garden, Gratitude, History, Roses, Sobriety | 12 Comments

Life’s Highs and Lows

This was my beautiful little Gigi.  She died on March 3.  I was devastated.  Which I thought was weird because I was considering giving her back to the shelter because her aggression never went away.  She had attacked me (involving … Continue reading

Posted in Cat, Gratitude, Hawaii, Joy, Peace, Prayer, Work | 3 Comments

Monthly Update?

This tree is on the campus of the hospital where I work.  I love the tree, but unfortunately, they made this a little smoking area, as you can see by the trash can and the cigarette disposal thing.  I am … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Fear, Friends, Gratitude, Prayer, Retirement, Travel, Work | 4 Comments

Gigi is kind of cute when she isn’t hissing or biting, huh? Just thought I would pop in and post a tiny post about working.  I last wrote in my first week of work, when it all seemed so glorious. … Continue reading

Posted in Cat, Gratitude, History, Peace, Prayer, Retirement, Work | 5 Comments

Life Goes Fast

Sober Daughter and I canned tomatoes last week.  It was a lovely day. I’ve had a whole bunch of lovely days.  Amazing days don’t lend themselves to blog posts as well as not so great days. The weather has turned. … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Gratitude, Knitting, Nature, Prayer, Weather, Work | 4 Comments

Travels

What a wonderful trip I had!  Yellowstone National Park is phenomenal – the real meaning of that word.  So many beautiful things to see and experience.  The above is the Grand Prismatic Spring.  I thought I was taking the trail … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Fear, Gratitude, Health, Travel | 10 Comments

Rainy Days and Mondays

Today is a rainy day and a Monday. And that’s all fine by me, though I had planned to take a walk this morning.  I will get on my treadmill instead.  Which I love. Later on I will meet my … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Gratitude, Retirement, Surrender | 4 Comments

Into my 34th…

So, now I start my 34th year of sobriety.  Don’t get the idea I think this is nothing, because it isn’t.  But it also isn’t my doing.  It is the Grace of God alive in my life.  Nothing short of … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Food, Gratitude, Peace, Retirement | 4 Comments