Scroll, scroll, scroll

Day 203. I've been thinking how easy it is to just drift along spending large chunks of time on the internet, on Facebook, on various news sites. Often in my Wine O'Clock stupor I'd just scroll, scroll scroll on through the evening. Accomplishing nothing. Nothing to show for my time. I love Dr. Glenn Doyle. … Continue reading Scroll, scroll, scroll

The secret to a happy life

Day 200. How could I not post on such a lovely round number of a sober day??? And .... how's that for a teaser title??? LOL In the current Hack Spirit newsletter (I highly recommend), there's an article reviewing the results of a just-published 75-year Harvard study conducted to find out the secret of happiness. I'm going … Continue reading The secret to a happy life

I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing

Day 198. I got the inspiration for today's post from this sappy love song from Aerosmith. But for an entirely different reason. (And I'm not against silly love songs!) I’m looking at it from a sobriety angle. Aerosmith were the very definition of hard-partying rock 'n' roll lads. The shifted to sobriety - AND went … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing

Drink up it’s your birthday

Day 193. One of my sisters has a birthday coming up. Call me old-fashioned, but I still like to buy birthday cards and post them. As I browsed through the cards I noticed a theme of birthday=drink. Now, as it happens, my sister does love her 'adult beverages'. A lot. However, in my newly-minted sobriety … Continue reading Drink up it’s your birthday

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Day 192. "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the … Continue reading Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Under pressure …

Day 191. "Under pressure Under pressure Pressure" David Bowie & Queen Today's post is a health observation. Another benefit of not drinking: a huge decrease in my blood pressure! I never realized - or chose to IGNORE - the fact that alcohol unequivocally contributes to increased blood pressure. I chose to focus on the 'benefits' … Continue reading Under pressure …

It’s not what they did to me …

Day 189. In these days of clearheadedness, I still - as I did when drinking wine - sit around thinking. In the foggy wine-stained days of yore I was thinking, but it was on a loop. No beginning and no end. Why Is This Happening To Me? Why Are They Treating Me Like This? Why? … Continue reading It’s not what they did to me …