I’m nearly beside myself with shock and joy. I never, not once, thought I would live to see 51. And here it is. And I’m sober. All I can say is – Recovery is SWEEEEEEET!
Saturation is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Saturation-Memoir-Jennifer-Place/dp/1461018129/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1602094107&sr=1-4 The following is an excerpt from my memoir. Mostly, I spoke to Dick like this because I was impressed by the insanity of his answers and I wanted to hear him repeat them. He’d say something like, “I can imagine who you are and what you’re like when you’reContinue reading “Chapter 4 continued …”
Oh LORD, does it get much worse? Yes, it can – but I won’t go there in this post. Knowing that I had sex with someone and don’t remember anything about the experience except for his face is truly the most shameful and self-loathing feeling – ever. Not only is it disgraceful, it’s beyond dangerous.Continue reading “Blackout Sex”
Stop drinking. Getting sober is one thing. Becoming sober is another. If getting sober was easy, everyone would do it. But here’s the inside scoop – getting sober doesn’t have to be hard and it can be permanent. There’s only ONE thing anyone has to do – stop drinking alcohol. Isn’t that nuts? It’s crazyContinue reading “The Art of Getting Sober”
This has got to be the shortest and the most powerful sentence a sober person can utter. That’s what I say, “I don’t drink.” If someone offers me a drink, I say “No, thank you.”
I’ve recently updated my blog and added a “Photographs” page. We had a great sober day all over the Willamette Forest yesterday (6 Sept 2020). 🙂
Guess who took that picture. 🙂 Gorgeous, right? And it was so loud! This was taken at Salt Creek Falls in Oregon. We traipsed all through the Willamette National Forest today. Here’s a selfie taken earlier this morning in front of the Willamette River. We were half way between Eugene and Bend. Loads of people.Continue reading “Sober Sunday, Hey!”
Oohhhhhhh boy. Sobriety just rockadillies! This weekend, because I’m sober, I was able to get out of bed and buy one of these…In case you can’t tell, that’s a chocolate chip cookie. Nomnomnomnomnom!! This weekend, because I’m sober, I was able to roll out of bed and head out on a hike with this guyContinue reading “Just Another Sober Weekend. Happy Happy!”
Good Morning 🙂 It’s another beautiful sober day. This is to say – the feeling is PRICELESS! It’s 8:00 a.m. – the birds are chirping and the leaves are swaying like lapping waves. Oh yeah. Life is good. We have a nice and quiet, pain=free, happy house this morning.
It is excruciating to discover that someone has relapsed. Especially when they’ve accumulated substantial time in sobriety. What on earth happened, I wonder. How could this person give up so much hard work and so much sober time – for what? Just about anything, anyone, and any occasion can be blamed for relapsing. But ultimately,Continue reading “Why do we relapse?”
What a pain in the ass. Literally. Getting sober is such an ordeal, and what alcoholics go through to actually get there is just ridiculous not to mention excruciating. It’s ridiculous because most of us have to talk ourselves into it. We think crazy shit like reasoning out our sobriety date. For example, we wantContinue reading “Getting Sober”