For the last eight months, the only reason I’ve stayed sober is because I’ve chosen not to swallow alcohol.
Folks mention this a lot at meetings when they’re discussing getting sober. Getting sober is considered a return to sanity, which begs the comment, alcoholism is akin to insanity. But that isn’t e n t i r e l y true… BECAUSE – plenty of sober people have a sincere inability to function in reality.Continue reading “A Return To Sanity”
Have you ever noticed that about yourself? I just got in from the gym where I killed it on the Elliptical. I was well into my groove when I noticed, as I was staring at a playground set across the street, that my body felt even – evenly balanced on both legs. My spine wasContinue reading “I’m Uneven”
Why have one of anything when you can have two (except boyfriends)? I just had this most extraordinary realization. I wasn’t aware until just this morning that this practice of having two is how I’ve designed my life. I have two sons, two kittens, I have two cups of coffee each morning, I have two pair of exercise capris, two topsContinue reading “The ‘TWO’ Principle”
I published my memoir in March of 2011. That was nearly a decade ago and a lot has happened since then. For one, Life has happened. I’ve already started the outline for my second book, but I’m not quite sure how to begin. I know, I know – at the beginning. Right? But it’s notContinue reading “Life Happened”
That’s what a friend of mine just said about my verbal deliveries. He said that I gather momentum and power and – POW!! SUCKER PUNCH THAT INFORMATION! As he said this he demonstrated with his arm … dropped it to the ground and did a mock roundhouse sucker punch to my right temple. “Am IContinue reading “Through Louisiana and Up Past Canada”
The sun came up I had to pee My foot got twisted in the sheets My dog looked at me funny I was in withdrawal I was low on wine I had to go to the store for more wine My dad called I had to call my dad I had to go to workContinue reading “Reasons Why I Drank:”
The wind rocks me gently While the Sun feeds my spirit And the rains quench my thirst. I will grow And become Abundant. Cut me if you must. But know that my seeds Have fallen They are my offspring And through them I will exist forever.
I had to kill a snake the other day. I had to do it or it would have died slowly and painfully. It was on the bike path and I think someone had ridden over its head with their bicycle. When I walked up to it I noticed blood on the pavement that was comingContinue reading “The Snake”
Perhaps it’s that I find people in general to be most unnecessarily complicated and vexatious. For example – why might someone who indeed does manage to reach sobriety, only then switch their focus onto another drug? I ask thee (anyone) – WHY? So, to answer my own question since I’m alone with my kittens andContinue reading “Okay Then. Who Has A Shitty Attitude?!”
I find it amusing when I read other addicts moan on and on about how stressors continue to besiege them on a somewhat regular basis. I think to myself, “Get OFF your pity Potty already. It’s called LIFE. Wake up!” Perhaps this aggressive or overly assertive stance is too much for the more fragile personality.Continue reading “Wait, What? It’s Called LIFE?”
Is this guy sleepwalking? Look at his socks! Where does one even find a pair of pants like that? They look like candy canes and remind me of Christmas. Is that the pocket hanging out or just part of the pants…? Maybe it’s a matching cap. I can’t tell. I spotted this gem while waitingContinue reading “Walmart Shopper”
A lot of folks who used to be normal drinkers have lost their jobs due to the Corona Virus. With no job to occupy their days and with many services closed, a lot of drinkers have turned up the volume on their alcohol consumption. Drinking has become a new pastime. While alcohol blankets the stressContinue reading “Everything’s Weird Now, So I Guess I’ll Just Drink.”
Here is a brilliant reason why not to become an alcoholic. Drinking kills your memory and right now, I need to be remembering some valuable information! I’m trying not to freak out, but I can’t get my money. I self-published my memoir back in 2011. Since then, I have moved, changed my phone number, changedContinue reading “I Can’t Get My Money!”
I watched Lucy on the movie channel last night. The main character is made into a drug mule, against her will. A bag of something is placed into her intestines, it breaks, and the drug floods her system, gradually opening up 100% of her brain. By the end of the film, she can do justContinue reading “It’s a Curious Thing …”