Well I changed my gravatar to be a picture of me and on the about page of the blog.  I figured if any of my friends are reading this, which I highly doubt, then I’ll have a friend who is either trying to get sober or is sober. I would love to have someone close […]


We’ve had such beautiful, sunny days here in Chicagoland, I’m afraid of what’s to come.  It can be grey day after day after day once November hits, we may not have a sunny day until March. It’s worse here than Seattle.  I’m really effected by the sun.  It controls my moods.  You know where this […]


90 days sounds longer than 2 months 28 days, doesn’t it?  My treat today is a facial.  I’ve never had one before.  I waited a long time for special treats.  I was 55 for my first pedicure, now I have them all the time.  60 for my first massage, now it’s every couple months.  And […]

Bruise Free

I was just thinking about the bruises I used to find in the mornings when I got in the shower.  I knew I had tripped or run into something, but too drunk to remember when or where.  I also remember stumbling and falling several times in the closet while trying to get undressed and into […]


I had a little blip on my radar last Thursday.  I’d had a stressful day.  I’m caring for my almost 4 month old daughter 7:30-5:30, Monday through Friday until the end of the year.  Her mom went back to work and I felt she was too little to go into day care just yet so […]

Just pinned this on my Pinterest board.  “We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.” I think I’ll stick that on the fridge.


I don’t know about you but I find I’m laughing more now. Really enjoying life instead of passing through. It feels so good to laugh. I feel genuine again.  Does that make sense to you?

Book Club

Today I’m 80 days sober, I’m having breakfast with a friend as a treat.  I’m also babysitting my 3 month old granddaughter so she’s coming along.  That’s another story for another day.  My phone tells me I’ve saved $1341 so far by not drinking.  I have not been stingy on treats and rewards so in […]


It’s all in the timing.  How did this happen?  I thought I was completely alone.  I had searched for sober blogs before, looked all over the internet for people like me.  Oh, I found a couple blogs but nothing and no one spoke to me.  That was a couple years ago, ok maybe 3.  I […]