Category Archives: Sobriety

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

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

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

The Post that Shouldn’t be Written

I noticed last week that my sobriety was heading into the third of a century zone.  I happened to open this app the other day and see this.  One Third of a Century.  I had no one to tell save … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Friends, History, Regrets, Retirement, Sobriety, Truth | 15 Comments

Changes

I am knitting so much that my right hand is painful and virtually useless, and I have knit holes into my left index finger.  The photo above is the beginning of a sweater for my grandson… which will be for … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Knitting, Sobriety, Work | 4 Comments

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

Posted in My Opinion, Sobriety | 3 Comments