The Parts That Work

I caught myself in a self-sabotage this morning. Over the past few days I have lucked into a routine that working. As a girl who requires a lot of sleep (!), and being someone who routinely finds herself trying to function on not enough sleep, I read something this weekend and it spurred me to […]

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i’ve drawn all of my 8 tentacles back into myself

i have some typical characteristics of over drinkers. I’m sensitive — to people, to emotions, to noise, to stuff. I’m an over-thinker. I’m sucky at self-care. I crave treats. I’m not unfamiliar with chaos. All of these things become really evident once I’m alone. I was crying when Mr. B left this morning, and then […]

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sobriety is like a cheap meat pie …

from me: here’s what i know about me. escaping to bed is my number one go-to strategy. warm bed, clean sheets, under the covers. 8:45 pm is not too early. i need more than toast for breakfast. I feel better when i run. I like having a clean desk. and i write the same fucking […]

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It’ll take more than icing …

Bracelet update: So when i put up the bracelet picture yesterday, i didn’t really expect that the 10 available would get scooped up in about 4 hours …  If you’d like an email when there are more available, you can sign up here.  All going well, i should know mid-next-week.  Monday is a holiday in […]

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i’m done with struggle

stay-cation day #4. slept 10 hrs. woke at 6:30 am, saw that i hadn’t slept long enough to guarantee a good day, so i rolled over, and slept till 9:15.  that’s better. What follows here isn’t terribly interesting, unless you’re me. But after nearly 8 years of marriage, my husband and i are now (finally) […]

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how does it feel?

Book giveaway winner announced here (WhinelessinWashington)! My new sober penpal Jenny wrote: “Tell me how 7 months (sober) feels?” what a question! talk about getting right into the meat of things 🙂 here was my answer: how does 7 months feel.  what an interesting question. It feels like a big number that I didn’t create.  […]

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