Category Archives: Sobriety

Reflections from 33 years, minus 6 days

Next Monday I will celebrate 33 years of continuous sobriety.  Every year I get a little bit more grateful for this miracle in my life.  It is God’s grace, given in immeasurable quantities.  I am surely not capable of this, … Continue reading

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Too Much Wonderfulness…

I have had the most wonderful weekend.  On Friday night I was invited to the Governor’s Mansion to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the program I worked in when I worked downtown.  I was the first analyst in the … Continue reading

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Pay Day

So excited about being able to scoop my hair into a ponytail.  Small thing, sure.  But it sure is nice. A lifelong dream of mine was to wear my hair in a bun when I got “old.”  I think I … Continue reading

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Another One

My long-time boyfriend died yesterday.  I have such mixed feeling about this.  Mostly though, if I’m honest, I feel relief that his years in a nursing home are over.  The last time I visited him he didn’t know who I … Continue reading

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32 Years

On Sunday, July 24, I celebrated 32 years of continuous sobriety.  I got sober when I was 32, now I am 64 and have been sober for half of my life. I had called my sponsor last week and told … Continue reading

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A new meeting

 The world as seen through the windshield I just returned from a new meeting.  A noon meeting in walking distance from my new office.  It was so bizarre to be at a new meeting. A lovely woman was kind enough … Continue reading

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When I’m 64

That would be this day, my 64th birthday.  I had grand plans for the day, but a blizzard has put a stop to at least the morning plans.  I baked cookies to take to the meeting I had signed up … Continue reading

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