Morning Routine: Peace, Happiness and Productivity

Before I get started, I have a quick celebration to share!  Today I am 128 days sober.  This is uncharted territory for me.  I am feeling strong and excited 🙂 Now that all of our summer trips are done with, I was able to start a nice morning routine and so far have been ableContinue reading “Morning Routine: Peace, Happiness and Productivity”

The Four Agreements: Agreement 2 – Don’t take anything personally.

This is my favorite chapter and the most powerful, for me.  Don’t. Take. Anything. Personally.  How can we not?  Someone yells out their pickup truck window, “Hey fatass, why don’t you pick up your pace?”   Your best friend lies to you goes out with another friend after cancelling plans.  Your boss yells at you forContinue reading “The Four Agreements: Agreement 2 – Don’t take anything personally.”

Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows

It is Sunday morning here– and I am on day 116 alcohol free.  I am feeling pretty dang good about it too.  I just passed my biggest test to date and am probably still relishing in the feeling of success. Last Saturday my sister came up from Florida for the week.  The weekend was fullContinue reading “Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows”

Day 107 — That Funky Feeling

What does being in a funk look like to you? To me it’s getting up late everyday, not being my best self and having a general feeling of unhappiness that affects my entire day.  It makes it hard to move and even get a shower in. I don’t have much of an opportunity to getContinue reading “Day 107 — That Funky Feeling”

D Day July 3rd

I hate today.  I will always hate today. 5 years ago I was up north with my little family waiting for our extended family to join us.  On July 2nd I got a call that my mom was in the ER and needed emergency surgery for a perforated bowel. I wanted to get the FContinue reading “D Day July 3rd”

Coming Out

Overall, I have much less stress and have developed real coping mechanisms instead of reaching for an instant numbing agent.  If you are a drinker, I have nothing against it–or you, it is just not for ME. I’ve already had my lifetime allotment of it, so I will have to pass. If are stuck in a cycle and are sick and tired of waking up sick and tired, give me a call <3

The Four Agreements: Agreement 1 – Be Impeccable with your Word

I’m on the upswing of a minor funk, I can feel it.  I think getting out of my comfort zone by going to scout camp and then anxiously waiting for my little’s return kind of put me into a tailspin. It’s Monday and I’m trying to plan my week so that I can be productive,Continue reading “The Four Agreements: Agreement 1 – Be Impeccable with your Word”

Summer Vacation and Scout Camp

Day 86 🙂 It’s Friday of the first week of summer break– although I don’t feel very well rested or accomplished. My youngest is at his first year at Scout Camp.  I went up there on Monday and came home Wednesday night.  I. Was. Exhausted.  They really run the kids ragged.  I talked to himContinue reading “Summer Vacation and Scout Camp”

Gratefulness

I wanted to write a quick update.  I spoke with the vet this morning and his urine/creatine ratio test is slightly elevated. SO it MIGHT be Cushings, it might not.  She is definitely thinking it’s something metabolic.  I mentioned kidney failure (thank you once again Dr. Google) and she said NO.  She said he isContinue reading “Gratefulness”

All Apologies

It’s a hot day, my windows are down and I am doing 90 on the freeway. I’m on my way to pick up three teenagers from a school event.  Nirvana is blaring on the radio. Only it’s not 2019, it’s 1993.  I’m in my 1986 Sunbird with the windows down and Nirvana cranked up.  IContinue reading “All Apologies”