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just shut up already

Had an interesting evening yesterday.  I went to one of those “wine and paint” classes.  I’ve been many times but this one was different.  Maybe it was the table of women I was sitting with – probably.   289 more words

Wow, it's been a long time...

I knew I had been gone for a while, but didn’t realize it had been two and a half months since my last post! A LOT has happened in the last while. 1,313 more words

Goodbye to My Old Loves

When I went home to see my parents after ten years away, I was amazed that my father wasn’t drinking. He was never a drunk, not an alcoholic, just a normal every day, drink or two before dinner, and a few or sometimes more than a few beers on a Sunday afternoon. 671 more words


Let me introduce myself

I need to tell my story. I need to sort it out in my head and to connect with others.

Thank you in advance for listening. 1,113 more words

Fresh start

“Ugh!  How unfair is THAT?  It’s not like I am the one with the problem!”

I was whining, I know it.  I also knew the answer to my question before I even asked the therapist for an answer.  842 more words

preparing for year two sober

Next week I will reach a year sober, which is my longest ever sober period, apart from the years 0-13. The difference with previous attempts, which ranged from 1 day to 6 months, is that I have no sense of deprivation; it is more like relief, often bordering on joy, but always a feeling that there is no going back. 620 more words


14 Days Sober and Yes I Know I could of Just put 2 Weeks Sober but believe me it has been 14 long days.

Well here we are, Sunday night after 14 days of no booze YAY for me. This weekend I really did enter into the danger zone with finding that I had enough cash left over that I could go and buy a box of Cider if I wanted to. 678 more words

Giving Up Boozing