Posts Tagged ‘not drinking’

I experienced some of what a friend calls “personal turbulence” about two weeks ago. Well, maybe it was a bit more than turbulence, but I’ll call it that for now. Immediately after it happened, I was in shock. I trembled. I felt nauseous. I felt cold. And I had an extreme attack of dry mouth. […]


First things first: I haven’t slipped. (I know; I haven’t been posting, either.) I have been busy, though. I planned and enjoyed a fabulous Colorado holiday (*snow!*snow!*snow!*), started the New Year off with a bang (fireworks at B’s house!), created publicity materials for our elementary school’s big PTA concert/auction fundraiser, wrote and flew 1,000 miles […]


It should come as no surprise that as an alcoholic, I have a hugely obsessive personality. Which means that when there’s a topic that seizes my interest, I read everything about it that I can lay my hands on. When I finally admitted I was an alcoholic and started participating in Alcoholics Anonymous, I loaded […]


  It’s what we say about sobriety in the Alcoholics Anonymous program: “You’ve got to give it away to keep it.” Last month, as I was nearing my one-year anniversary of being sober, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to give away my sobriety. That is, I was able to share my strength, […]


I ran into a friend at Starbuck’s this afternoon. She: “We’re going camping tonight.” Me: “I’m going to the AC/DC concert.” She: (Laughing) “Oh, you’ll be soooo stoned.” Me: (Weak laugh) “Welllllll…..not really. But I probably should be.” I won’t, in fact, be stoned. I won’t be drunk, either. Or even tipsy. As a recovering […]