• RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Wonderful!! Congratulations @ashleyintheus!! So happy for you! Looking forward to hearing about your lovely weekend! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    I am so happy for you @ashleyintheus! Inspiring to see you doing so well in your sobriety! ๐Ÿ™‚ As for your loneliness, your weekend girls getaway shall help with that. Plus, you have us to chat with anytime you want! Hugs! Xoxo!!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Welcome to a great place @nauldist! We have your back. Very supportive group here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thanks @Mrs D. Appreciate the feedback.

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Oh, Black Mirror is really wild!! I canโ€™t stop watching it though!! I will have to try the other shows you mentioned. Thanks. If you havenโ€™t seen Ozark, The Crown, or Bloodline, those are a few worth watching. Have an awesome day @Trace!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Whatโ€™s done is done. Donโ€™t dwell in the past. Start again today. Just keep moving forward, positive thoughts all the way. Rome wasnโ€™t built in a day. This is a process for all of us. You can do it! Baby steps, and most of all donโ€™t give up the fight. It is so worth the effort. Xoxo. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • thanks dazzle. <3 It's what I'm doing. Moving forward, not backwards. This pity party is over. xo I am stronger than that. I know one -or even ten, or a hundred- slip ups doesn't define me. I will soldier on. Thank you for the encouragement. xo

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Happy birthday @Trace! What are you watching on Netflix?

    • hey @RazzleDazzle – tons of things actually – tend to watch different series with different family members! Bizarrely, the one we are watching most at the moment is Lost, we didn’t see it the first time round when everybody else was watching it on tele. Also Handmaids Tale, Black Mirror (great but the first episode is way out there), Madmen, finished and loved Vikings …… tbh a lot of what I watch is driven by other family members, not sure what I would watch if it were just up to me xx Thanks for birthday wishes, it was a great birthday!

      • Oh, Black Mirror is really wild!! I canโ€™t stop watching it though!! I will have to try the other shows you mentioned. Thanks. If you havenโ€™t seen Ozark, The Crown, or Bloodline, those are a few worth watching. Have an awesome day @Trace!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Great post! Iโ€™m in!

  • Good morning warriors! Is anyone else getting a โ€œwebsite not secureโ€ notice when trying to login to living sober?

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Wow! Just WOW!! Congrats @mari135! You are, and continue to be such an inspiration to me too. I love reading your posts, and I am grateful that you continue to write about your ups and downs throughout your journey. You are a shining light in this challenging walk we have all chosen to take on. Thank you! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Youโ€™ve got this! You already said that you want to be fully present. Canโ€™t do that while drinking alcohol. Like you also said, just donโ€™t have the first one. You can do this, and you will be so proud that you did! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    So glad you are here to inspire us all @Mari135! Big congrats on your fabulous progress! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Love this! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Way to go! Treat your whole self right! You got this @njgirl

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Oh my @TipsyToeGal. I just sneezed while reading this!!! I have read that congestion, etc. is a side effect of fatty liver, so you may be right about the sneezing!! Who knew? What a great side effect of sobriety to be sneeze free!! Sober on!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    God bless you @Mari135! I needed this post today. Have a wonderful day and keep on writing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 12 months ago

    @sobermommy1013, you have my utmost respect in dealing with 9/11. I cannot even imagine the shock, trauma, grief that you, your sister, and others have been through. I read your response to Mari’s post this morning and just did not know what to say…..take care of you!! Xo.

    • Thanks @razzledazzle …it was def the worst time of my life. I didn’t know if my sister was alive or dead for about 30 minutes as she was stuck underground on the subway. It’s especially though this time of year with the anniversary approaching. Lots of emotions going on…def doesn’t help with my “feeling my feelings” … ๐Ÿ™

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 12 months ago

    I absolutely love your wine witch description @Mari135! You are one wise woman. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I love your outlook on the wine witch. Way to turn it around and come to a new understanding. Lots of emotional processing to get there I bet. Good for you! I can definitely relate to wishing there was an on/off switch. I can’t count how many times I’ve thought that. Have a wonderful sober day enjoying that sunny and sweet summer air! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Somehow it won’t let me comment on everyone’s reply, so I hope this will work. Eschia, thanks a lot! And thanks for sharing your own experience with relapses. That is scary, and a good reminder that it is easy to fool myself that I can somehow moderate and stop the path I am on. There is no stopping this time. oxoxoxox

      RazzleDazzle, thanks heaps!!!! oxoxoxxoxo Always such kind words coming from you, and I sure soak them up like a towel. oxoxox

      Bluey, Thanks a ton!!!! oxoxoxxo

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 1 year, 12 months ago

    Love this! Thank you! Xo.

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

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  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Haha. I understand where you are coming from @SoberHeart! I probably drive my daughter crazy too! But I love being with her and her kids so much, as I am guessing that you and your children also light up your moms world! I’m totally impressed that your mom can hike those tough trails in PA with you, by the way!! I hope you have a fabulous Labor Day weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • My mom is stronger than I am! She climbed Mt Washington last year! I know it’s wrong of me, and in the end I’ll be happy to have her there. Just when it comes to making meals and setting up I just want to do it my way lol, guess it’s the little kid in me still.

      • I really understand this – my way or my mother’s way! As you are both strong capable woman could you maybe alternate – one day she does the meals and setting up her way and it is her responsibility and the next day you do it? Meanwhile the one of you off duty has a rest and relax? or maybe the one off duty just does what they are asked to do in terms of helping?

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    So sweet @Wvheel. She will be fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted an update 2 years ago

    Day 75. Exhausted from a full day of shopping yesterday with my niece. She’s had a bit of a rough family life, and I pretty much feel like her 2nd mom. Got her some nice work clothes, had a glorious lunch, and then found some cute shoes and a $115.00 dollar bathing suit that was on sale for $11.99! She was so happy! I was exhausted when we got home, but loved every minute of being with her! Enjoy the weekend friends! Xoxo!!

    • That is such a lovely role for you, and she is so fortunate to have you. I have just spent much time with a little niece, playing many things, chatting, loving her view of the world. I know it wold not have been like this had I been drinking. I would have been far more going through the motions, way less absorbed into her fascinating world.

    • Reading some Mother Teresa reminded me of your day:
      โ€œI am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?โ€
      Maybe She will ask…

    • JR replied 2 years ago

      @razzledazzle. You have a kind heart.

    • SueK replied 2 years ago

      Sounds like a lovely kind of exhaustion. She’s lucky to have you in her life, looking after her in practical ways.

    • @razzledazzle -she is so lucky to have you. it sounds like am amazing day for you both! happy sober day friend!

    • JM replied 2 years ago

      Beautiful, what a great aunt you are! : )

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Love that you know your limitations! Go you!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Way to go @April! 84 days is awesome!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Well done ladies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Hi @Kerris! I loved Breaking Bad!! Thanks for the tip on Ozarks. I shall start watching that soon. Your trip sounds wonderful! I’d like to travel to Italy and/or Greece one day for sure!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    I’m proud of you too @Aria! You are showing your sober muscles! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Way to be strong in your sobriety @Dadtotwo! Love that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Hi @birdandberry! Just reading your post, reminds me of how I used to torture myself too with the chatter in my head. Ugh. Not fun! I am at 75 days and free as a bird! It was hell getting through those first few weeks, but oh so worth fighting for my freedom every step of the way. You can do this!! You need to dig very deep, stand your ground, and take over your life. Re-read your post every day. Come on here every day. Just keep pushing through every day until you win! We’re here when you need us. Take care. Xo.

  • RazzleDazzle posted an update 2 years ago

    Day 74. About to have a wonderful weekend, full of laughter, family, and fun! A relative from Thor’s land is visiting us. She’s originally from down south, and moved to Wisconsin for work. It’s usually pretty quiet around here unless the grandkids are visiting, so looking forward to lots of excitement, catching up, shopping, and eating some good food. I am loving this beautiful, sober, happy, healthy life. Keep going everyone! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

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  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    So sorry about your mom and niece! You can be a shining star for those 6 children. God bless you @Cinderella. Xo.

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Congrats @Castor! Let the good times begin!! Sober on!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Very nice! That takes strength and courage. Well done @Temperance!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    You are fabulous @Lizzy! A shining light for us to follow! I also love your post. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Wow! Nice!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    @SandyB, you deserve to be proud!! 25 days is hard work!! Keep going! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    @Morgan, rest well. You are a classy woman. Stay true and stay sober. I know you will. Two days will go by quickly. Maybe something really good will come out of it. Keep smiling! Xo.

    • Thank you so much. I will dwell on these words as I go to sleep, banish the worries. I like the thought of walking the high road ( feels low; feels like a dark, swampy track, overgrown and tangled!), and really love to think of having strength and courage @kathleenN rather than ” OMG what is wrong with me that this happens? Am I a total wimpy failure? Victim?”
      Reframing thanks to your lovely words xxxx

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Congrats on 100 days @Ashleyintheus! Your strength is showing!! You must be glowing too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Xo.

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Rock on @Thor! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    @Lizzy, I am so glad you have chosen this journey. It is the beautiful new you!! Inspiring! Xo.

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    I so agree @April! Well done!!

  • RazzleDazzle posted an update 2 years ago

    Day 70. So, I must say this again. My first few weeks of this journey (second time around), were horrible! So much anxiety, I thought it would never end. Well, it DID END! I fought it, I stayed true to myself, and I have SO MUCH PEACE in my life now. Please stick with it, because you are worth it, and I want to share this beautiful feeling with you! I promise, you will LOVE it, and you will be SO PROUD!!! Love, RazzleDazzle. Xoxo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Well done on 44 days @JR! Teenagers……thankfully, they do grow up and become beautiful people. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sober on my friend!! Xo!

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Sounds absolutely divine @Wvheel!! Nothing like fresh fish. My favorite!! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Wow @Memarg, I am inspired by you! That is an impressive number. So glad you joined us! I wish I had some great advice for you, but let me just say that for me, I can either live my life clearly, healthily, compassionately…..or I can bury my head in the sand, numb myself with booze, and not really live at all. That’s just how I look at it. That is what keeps me going. I sure do wish you well!! Xoxo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Here’s to 2 fridays!! Raising coffee cup to you @ChardaNO! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    I would get out of that situation as soon as you can @ClaireT! 38 days is awesome and you need to protect yourself from incoming “shots”! You can do this!! Arm yourself with pride and strength in your sobriety! Just do it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RazzleDazzle posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    I love this post! You are so full of life @reena! Just lovely to see! Xo.

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