I used to be a boozy housewife guzzling wine like it was going out of fashion and now I'm quite the opposite - very happily sober! What a turnaround. My sobriety date is September 6, 2011. I set up this site in August, 2014 in conjunction with 2 NZ Govt Agencies .. and with their ongoing support we are fortunate that this site remains free and safe for all. I manage all the content here (writing blog posts, Sober Stories, mocktail recipes etc) and supervise our team of volunteer Community Moderators. You can get hold of me any time by notifying me in the feed (@mrs-d) or emailing me at email@example.com
I'm also active on Facebook (Mrs D Is Going Without), Twitter (@mrsdalcoholfree) and Instagram (@mrs_d_alcoholfree) and I have two books out about my recovery. 'Mrs D Is Going Without' tells the story of how I quit and 'Mrs D Is Going Within' tells the story of how I developed lasting tools to help me live sober long term. I also write a sober blog called Mrs D Is Going Without which you can find at (www.livingwithoutalcohol.blogspot.com). Great to have you here with us!
Day 2770 and so many tears here. My eyelids are swollen beyond belief. Yesterday lunch time we lost our beloved Grandma, Mr D’s gorgeous mother, the best mother-in-law to me you could ever imagine. Shockingly quick, just one month after being diagnosed with bowel/liver cancer. Cancer sure is a bitch. But at least we had a month to say all we wanted to say, and she went with such grace and beauty. Quietly slipping away in her sleep at home with her 3 kids and husband of 57 years by her side. She will leave a big hole. She was such a big fan of mine (and I hers) and she always made me aware that she truly understood and was hugely grateful for what I’d done for her son and grandsons in getting sober. So yeah.. sad beyond belief here. Nohting else to do but grieve fully, cry freely, hug all the people I love and keep living my best life. One which is free from alcohol – yes! Today, like every bloody day, is a great day to be sober x
@mrs-d I’m so sorry for your entire family’s loss. What wonderful precious memories you have of a fantastic mother-in-law. Such a gift. My sincerest condolences to you and yours during this difficult time.
I am so sorry oxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoooooxoxoxo Tearing up over here reading how she was like. You must have felt really loved by her, and your husband and kids and everyone as well. oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo
I’m so sorry to hear your sad news @mrs-d. She sounds so lovely and although no longer physically present it’s always a comfort to know they are at peace but still watching over all their loved ones. Lots of love and thoughts to you and your family. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I’m so sorry, she was one of life’s special ones Lotta @mrs-d. She touched so many children’s lives, she brought fun, humour, music and love into the classroom. She will be greatly missed by our little community. She was one of our most favourite teachers ever. The tributes to her have already begun on our Facebook page. No one forgot being taught by her. Much love to you all xx
Oh Lotta what a gut wrenching pain it is to lose a Mother, for Corrin, for you, and a grandmother for the boys. Such huge emotions for you all. How abosolutely beautiful is her recognition of who you are and how that has played out for her son and grandsons. Through your grief Lotta hold your head high, you are the glue that holds them all together, you are beautiful and amazing. I am so sorry for your loss xoxo