Today is Tuesday and 1 week alcohol free!  Still going strong, no real desire to drink– the memory of the black shroud is still fresh in my mind.   That memory will fade and I will be tempted sometime in the future, I’m sure.  I don’t want to travel down that road again, it’s such a sad and dark path.  I will try to keep the memories of how awful and lonely it is fresh in my mind.

This week has been pure glee.


Monday was a good day at work, I met with the nicest parents on Monday morning and also had a successful phone conference with my most difficult parent.  I convinced a teacher to let an extremely anxious child forgo math homework for the time being.  The teacher looked at me as though he didn’t agree with a word that I was saying, but said, “Ok, I trust you.” which meant a lot to me.

After work I did some chores/made dinner and then took Jules for a walk in the muggy nighttime air.  It was a great walk up to the high school where the marching band was ending practice.  There was just life and lively souls everywhere.  Then we walked around Fuerst Park, which is one of most serene places around– I especially love it when it’s dark outside.

After my walk I did something crazy, I swam in the pool in the dark.  I don’t know why it kind of freaked me out before, it was SO much fun!!  Anthony swam with me, we were like kids again.  Nighttime swimming is way underestimated– I can’t wait until next summer, I’m going to swim all the time.

I took this morning off work to go to a meeting to develop a 504 plan for little Ant.  He is in high school and was just diagnosed with diabetes last year.  The meeting went well and they put in all of the accommodations that I wanted him to have.  AND it was pretty fast so I was home by 9:30 am.  I had a couple of hours to kill before I had to go to work, so I walked Jules.  It was HOT.  I jumped in the pool after getting home.  Man, it was so nice! I swam back and forth and hardly wanted to get out.  I’ve swam more in the pool this week than I did all summer!  What a great morning, I was pretty happy by the time I got to work, feeling gleeful and fulfilled.

It is 9:25 on Tuesday night and it’s been a nutty night.  I had a union meeting after work and didn’t get home until late, the boys had a scout meeting and William just got done with his homework a few minutes ago.  This is the last night of heat wave, so we’re all about to take one last dip in the pool.  We’ll have to close it in a few days, which means the end of summer is really here.

This. Is. Living. Life.   I must always remember how close that dark path is and how quickly my journey can veer down that long and lonely road.  But right now, I will fully enjoy the glee <3

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I am a mom of boys, wife, furmom, gardner, walker, runner, teacher, reader, writer and cook. I am 42 years old and live in the beautiful state of Michigan. I love my job as an elementary special education teacher. The most remarkable quality of mine is that I'm a recovering alcoholic.

2 thoughts on “Glee

  1. Congratulations my friend on that first week. You got this, glad to hear life showered you with its pleasantries during your first week that is a huge blessing in and of itself to not feel like crap a bit at first. Look forward to reading more of your posts have a blessed day my friend!

    1. Thank you! This isn’t my first week by far 🙁 Hoping it sticks this time around– trying to keep the memory of misery of daily drinking fresh in my mind 😉

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