The Sweetest Thing

Day 527. Prior to five hundred and twenty-seven days ago I was either in an alcoholic haze from drinking or a haze of suffering the after effects of drinking. Now that I'm not in an alcoholic haze of some type  I no longer miss those tiny moments of beauty around me. Today I saw the … Continue reading The Sweetest Thing

Love and mercy …

Day 526. "Love and mercy that's what you need tonight So, love and mercy to you and your friends tonight" -Brian Wilson Two words. Love. Mercy. When I think about it, those two words solve a lot of our problems. Love ourselves, love others. Have mercy for yourself, and have mercy for those around you. … Continue reading Love and mercy …

My life was a Pupu platter mess

Day 525. "At first I struggled to feel “drunk enough” to belong at AA ... as a rule-follower, I found a sponsor and asked her if I was in the right meetings. She diagnosed me with “a Pupu platter of addictions”— not  addictions'— not too much of any one thing, but enough of each one … Continue reading My life was a Pupu platter mess

[guest blog] One Year Sober …

(A gi-normous shout out to my Soba Sistah - 'Rags2Riches' wasadoll!  Congratulations! So glad we 'met' through the blogosphere ... and the virtual support has been amazing. To you, today, I say what a seriously great achievement .... and what a whopper of a day today is. Your BIRTH day AND an accumulation of 365 … Continue reading [guest blog] One Year Sober …

Drowning your sorrows …

Day 516. "If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim." ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr Not sure what made me think of this. Is numbing the same as drowning? I was most often numbing myself when drinking over the years. To be anywhere but where … Continue reading Drowning your sorrows …

Woohoo! concrete …

Day 514. I came across the image below, and boy did it make smile!  Think about it - hothouse flowers fall apart if conditions aren't perfect - and yet 'weeds' are tough as old boots. They survive AND thrive under the toughest of conditions. I'm gonna be a dandelion the rest of my life. The … Continue reading Woohoo! concrete …

Respect yourself …

Day 513. "If you don't respect yourself Ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na na na na Respect yourself, respect yourself" -The Staple Singers Choose drinking over sobriety. Choose comfortably numb over fully alert. It's disrespecting yourself if you do. I've come to believe that absolutely. As much as I'd sometimes (even now) give … Continue reading Respect yourself …