The night of my 180 days, my husband turned to me with tears in his eyes and said how proud he was of me, how much he loved me. He said he was so afraid he’d lost me in a cave and that I’d never get out. If he asked me to slow down I […]

Doin’ a 180

Yep, it’s here, 180 days. And I’ve done a 180. I have turned my life around!!! That’s kind of it. I am not the same person I was 180 days ago.  I am the person I was meant to be, the girl from high school who was involved in everything.  The young woman from college, […]


I was thinking on Friday how much we or I have wished my life away.  I couldn’t wait to be 13, a teenager. I wish I was 16 so I could drive.  I can’t wait until I’m 21 so I can drink. (I was one of those goody-two-shoes who didn’t touch alcohol until I was […]


I said I would quit before my 50th birthday.  I said I would not reach the age of 55 and still be drinking like a fish. ( How does a fish drink, by the way!  Where in the hell do we come up with these stupid expressions and what little asshole makes them up!) I […]


It’s 12 below zero this morning, there’s about a foot and a half of snow on the ground.  I’m sitting with Ralph the Dog in front of a fire drinking coffee with crack ( salted caramel mocha creamer is my definition of what crack must be like.). Today is a good day.  Yesterday was a […]