Day 318. Hey, here's another reality of boozing. It shows up on your face. I have broken blood capillaries, heightened rosacrea, and some fixed redness on my face. None of epic proportions, but a not nice reminder of the source: booze. So here's my treat to myself - I have signed up for a series … Continue reading Removing the evidence …
Day 317. Very interesting sensation. I catch myself having fleeting feelings of being very casual and comfortable with the idea of never drinking again. It's elusive - and evaporates quickly. (Forever is a long, long time!) It's like walking through the woods and knowing you are being watched by woodland creatures - the fairies - … Continue reading If I turn around fast enough, I’ll see them
Day 316. If you are a fan at all of country music, you'll know there are loads of songs about alcohol .... from every angle - good and bad. Celebrating it - drowning sorrows, or the pain of addiction. This is a favorite song of mine, but the lyrics never really sunk in before: Willie … Continue reading Reasons for quittin’
Day 313. No, no no, don't worry. I didn't go on a booze bender. I am still alcohol sober! But, I did fall hard back into a really bad health-wrecking habit. That is binge eating really unhealthy food. And lots of it. I mean I REALLY went crazy. Breaking Bad bad... As in all sorts … Continue reading I confess: I went on a bender …
Today's post is a little bit different. It's written by someone else. Here's the back story. So I've become great comrade-in-arms with someone who reads my blog, but would prefer to stay anonymous. We email back and forth, giving each other encouragement, or a shoulder to cry on - or a place to rejoice in … Continue reading [guest blog] Boozy wind chimes?!?!?
Day 305. "Wabi-sabi offers a refuge from the modern world's obsession with perfection, and accepts imperfections as all the more meaningful – and, in their own way, beautiful. It encapsulates a more relaxed acceptance of transience, nature and melancholy" [source: BBC] A very interesting article about a uniquely Japanese view of the world, called Wabi-sabi. … Continue reading Imperfection as perfection
Day 300. Wowzer. Just look at that, THREE HUNDRED DAYS SOBER. 300 days sober 7,200 hours sober 432,000 minutes sober 25,920,000 seconds sober 3,015 not-sipped glasses of wine $2,447.55 saved by not-sipping glasses of wine I thought I'd celebrate by becoming less anonymous -- and taking public ownership of my sobriety. So I'm going to share … Continue reading Pleased to meet you #Day300