Happy New Year!

Tra la! Yesterday was my 43rd birthday. I have been back to back birthday sober for the first time since I was about twelve. How cool. I have been thinking about the past year- how my birthday last year was really just wonderful, how I was in a really gooood space...

Into the Light

I am still, still in this part where I am crying every day. It is such a relief and so sad and kind of opposite of the person I am: I have, through it all, cultivated a positive world view and firmly believe that things will get better. I am consistently full of hope....

Terrible Awful Week

So much has been happening that I really don’t even want to write about it because it exhausts me just thinking about it. Our oldest dog, Jelly, has a torn ACL. By oldest I mean six, and by torn ACL I mean couple few thousands of dollars surgery. We thought he...

Giving Without Giving In

So much of what life is is other people. You know- those pesky expectations, the opinions. The things that upset them. The things they want, need, right now or next week that hairball up your own life. We went camping this weekend. We had lots of laughs, some tense...

Reality Lane

  “Sometimes you find that what is most personal is also what connects you most strongly with others.” -Grace Paley I figured out that raking is something else you can do when you’re at loose ends and don’t drink. There are blisters on...