Posts Tagged ‘wine’

Of all the things I’ve had to re-learn how to do in my sobriety, dating has got to be the toughest. I ended my almost five-year-long relationship with B. last year. I’m still hurting from that; I think it’s going to take a long time to heal. But I don’t want to sit around moping. […]


Back in my drinking days, I used to dread the end of a dining-out evening, when it came time to tally the bill and I’d have to pay the piper because of my (un)healthy appetite for alcohol. All those martinis and glasses of vino really added up. So what’s a gal in recovery to do […]


Sobraiku #7

22Sep09

Evening companions Once: cabernets, pinot noirs Now: one sweet red dog


…before I ended up with one of these in my Christmas stocking. File under: “Really? Really?”


Everybody wants to be someone here Someone’s gonna show up, never fear ’Cause here comes a regular Call out your name Here comes a regular Am I the only one who feels ashamed? —Here Comes a Regular, The Replacements About three years ago, before I went to Alcoholics Anonymous the second time around, I decided […]


Sobraiku #2

07Jan09

glowing fireplace night brimming red glass of my past yields to fragrant tea


I woke up this morning, the day after Halloween, feeling different than I had on the day after Halloween in years past. I felt a little woozy, with a funny taste in my mouth. No throbbing headache, though. No unquenchable thirst. No shaky hands. See, I hadn’t toured the neighborhood last night with a plastic […]