Congrats on 21 days! I was very exhausted for quite a while but I can now feel my energy returning. I think it is all the Post Acute Withdrawl stuff. Hard to get through but I think normal. Have a great day.
The joys of home ownership in Canada. Pick one of the coldest days of the year and add a little red warning light in the garage. What do you get? My partner and her brother outdoors in the freezing cold at 8:00am trying to dig up the frozen ground with a jack hammer to get it the sewage pump for repair. Hehehe…….it is so nice and warm here…[Read more]
Oooooooohhh no! Our main drain froze a couple of years ago during the polar virtex and grey water flooded our first floor. We had to rip up 8 rooms 1/2 way up the walls and endure a week of hvac machines running 24/7. Then rebuild. My sympathies and empathy to you!
I am reading Mrs. D’s first book and am enjoying it immensely. I am up to her day 70. It is interesting to see her thought processes day by day and how the feelings correlate with my own. What an interesting revelation that at 56 years of age I missed the part about “finding myself” as a young person and am just starting to do it…[Read more]
How great. That was a light bulb moment (again, Oprah) when I thought that’s another reason why it’s called recovery – you recover parts of your self. I definitely feel younger the longer I don’t drink! : )
Ohhhh I am so glad you are enjoying it!! Her first book was my first sobriety book I read ever…and I was still drinking at that time but knew it wasn’t good for me… oxoxox Enjoy it!!!!
It is such a privilege to actually be able to communicate with her here. How often do you get to talk to the author of a book, after all… 🙂
@gilligan5323 I think a lot of us missed finding ourselves, or perhaps in our fifties we recreate ourselves. You might have to read Mrs. D’s 2nd book too, especially if you are in that phase of what is life about.
I just thought my time frame out into the ether. It’ sbout 6 am here.
I went to my gathering last night and had a great time. I did not think about drinking at all. What a surprise. I did however, notice drinking…or rather lack of drinking… I was in a very crowded pub/restaurant and to be honest not many people h…[Read more]
Well…no booze is good booze. I have a gathering to go to tomorrow night at an extremely well attended pub. This will be my first foray into the world of booze since October 21st. I declined invitations at Christmas. I didn’t think I would drink then but I was certain I would get moody and not want to talk to anyone. I don’t feel like tha…[Read more]
Wow good for you. I also use @mrs-d ‘s trick of focussing on the purpose of the occasion, the people, music… Basically really enjoying the actual event and celebration for itself. Yes the dynamics are different without the fug of alcohol, but in a clear and honest way. Hope you have fun!!!
That sounds like a great show. Lots of angst there. Have a great day painting. I am a trumpet player but lately I have needed a break from it. Hopefully I will want to get back to it but if not that’s ok too.
My pre-alcohol personality was always somewhat foolish a bit childish and forever curious. I think the AF time I have and continue to accumulate just allows that old me to return. I think that’s my “pink cloud”. Sounds like you are enjoying some of your old self. That’s wonderful.
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