Alicia Keys – Brand New Me (Lyric Video) [Lyrics on Screen] It’s been a while, I’m not who I was before You look surprised, your words don’t burn me anymore Been meaning to tell you, but I guess it’s clear to see Don’t be mad, it’s just the brand new kind of me Can’t be […]

Made It with Flying Colors

My first super sober Christmas in countless years.  I say super because about 3 years ago I made it to 72 days. I didn’t count the one glass of white with Thanksgiving turkey, or the one glass of red for Christmas dinner, but it was downhill after that.  This year was different, no alcohol at […]

I Know Why God Created Menopause

Ok, this doesn’t really have anything to do with my sobriety.  Whoops, oh yes it does, if I wasn’t sober you’d be scraping me off the floor. Caring for baby Grace during the holidays is exhausting.   Trying to wrap presents, bake cookies and find time to pee is taking it’s toll on Grammy.  I […]

Under press…..ure.

Well, I see the doctor tomorrow.  I’m very fortunate in that I go once a year for the works.  I take no medications, just Vitamin D.  How very lucky I am to be 62 and never on meds.  However, I’m anxious to find out the results of my blood work this year.  Last year my […]

Out Tonight

Tonight was my book club’s annual Christmas outing.  We usually buy books for the needy and then go to dinner.  We mixed it up a little tonight and went shopping first and then dinner.  We shopped at War Chest, Woman At Risk. Items are handmade and lovely. We went to dinner. I ordered a tonic […]


There’s a ton of blogs out there posting about the blahs or feeling flat and I say bullocks to that.  (I just love that Irish expression) We are all, by nature, going to have good days and bad, whether we’re drinking or not. I think there are fewer blue days sober than I had before. […]

Talk about Shame and Regret

Sitting in church this morning the times of Christmas Eve services flashed on the screens.  I leaned over to my husband to confess that I always chose the earlier service so I could go home and drink.  Had to get in as many hours of champagne and wine as I could, wouldn’t want something like […]

A Whole New World.

Sorry for the title, The Little Mermaid’s been playing at my house a lot lately.  Anyway, I went to the mall…TONIGHT.  I think it’s been years since I’ve been there at night. I can’t remember the last time.  It was lovely.  I enjoyed the decorations and even the music.  For the past several years I […]

Don’t talk to Me

That seems to be my new mantra a couple nights a week. My husband says he want to quit. But he continues to drink. He drinks from 4:30-6:30, he never drinks after dinner (well almost never) but he starts with a beer and ends with a bottle of wine. The alcohol is effecting him earlier […]