Just about to turn 60..how the he'll did that happen. Went many years not drinking but when kids got older picked up again. Alcohol never a friend to me and I pretty much always drank to Bolivian. And smoked like a fiend when I dream. Many embarrassing stories. Anyway..been using a lot of other self help tools and finally picked up reading a book about taking a break from drinking and that felt right to me. I'm lucky in that I didn't crave alcohol..but still. Facing a trip to Las Vegas everyone else will be drinking and I won't.Could be a challenge but I really like how I feel not drinking. Oh yeah..last episode was before our U.S. election (week end prior). If that didn't push me over the edge..not much could, haha.
Wow, really relate to those who are thinking about the big earthquake that you just had an anniversary of. These natural disasters so humbling..such a loss of any sense of control. Thinking of you folks and you are in my prayers. Coming to The end of my visit..today was a visit to my lovely hairdresser in her new shop. Had so much fun..and then…[Read more]
You said that so well about the earthquake inducing a sense of loss of control. I can’t imagine what that must have been like for our sweet kiwis down in New Zealand. oxoxooxox
Enjoy your post-hairdresser-bliss!!!! I see mine next week and can’t wait haha.
Sheesh. Yep, since here in my hometown I’ve heard of w separate people who had very serious injuries from falling off a stool, of all things. One paralysed, the other broke several bones and has a long recovery ahead. But take away is also how important regular exercise is, more likely to react appropriately and to bounce back.
Well, so much for healthy eating. My sister always had so many goodies around, I find it impossible to stay on target. Today the culprit was mufnuts, little muffins that are more like a donut. Ah well. I hiked around for an hour and a half in the beautiful sunshine. Tomorrow a hair appt., Lunch and ballet (16 year-old great neice). Then back…[Read more]
Hi Andrea, I originally began with a four month goal, and when I hit 90 days (about) I evaluated and decided to make it permanent, one day at a time. For some of us, the challenge seems to work well. Stick with us:).
I’m rolling along on my little vacation..walking every day with my sister, eating heLthfully, visiting with some old friends. Weather much milder in southeast Alaska, today the sky is clearing and temps around mid 40’s Fahrenheit. Quiet, beautiful view of the ocean. Today going to lunch with friend who recently lost her husband. Everyone worried…[Read more]
My second day at my sister’s house. Family birthday party for a great niece last night. Her mom and my brother in law both alcoholic. BIL only (ususally) drinks around dinner, but really depends on those drinks. Mood changes, he lightens hp, etc. Niece was hungover from Friday (and this was Sunday) as bad a huge drinking session. She headed right…[Read more]
and to imagine, all of the families that are like that? mine has its own alcoholic dynamic. the families you visit. the families i visit. it is interesting to watch / see / feel after we make our decision, never again. be well, @robynb
xoxoxo So much love your way.
You living sober is a legacy in and of itself. An example they can follow, once/if they feel ready for a different life.
Maybe double up on the self-care, lots of time around family dynamics can be exhausting.
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