Don’t dare to compare

Happy end of the week, everyone!  Getting coffee this morning, it occurred to me that we all experience pivot points, or light bulb moments in our recovery journeys. One such came to mind as I enjoyed the first sip of warm java. Sitting in a meeting one night I was listening to others share and… Continue reading Don’t dare to compare

Planting to Harvest 🌾

A beautiful weekend. And not just because it stopped raining for more than an hour. But because we celebrated that fact that we have a lovely, profound gift of love that is at the very core of our recovery.  During the winter months, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and in the Spring, we celebrate… Continue reading Planting to Harvest 🌾

Embracing Serenity

The fog is lifting. Slowly. Migraine cycles are no fun, as anyone out there can attest. But as I bubble back up from this latest episode, I realize I have to get busy writing once again. In pursuing the path of recovery, sometimes we can be our own stumbling block. Think back to when you… Continue reading Embracing Serenity

Tucking In…

Ah, the day after Christmas. It's chilly, but not raining, so grateful for that. Sorry for the extended break in this blog, but I have literally not had a moment's peace in several days to collect my thoughts, and I didn't want to just send out recycled meh, and call it a happy holi-daze rerun.… Continue reading Tucking In…

Letting go, bit by bit…

Cold and crisp today. Wet too, though I did not spend much time outside. Mostly, I cooked stew and started holiday decorating. I only assisted this year, letting the spouse do most of the actual decorating, whereas years past, I would do most of it to my specific liking, and then get his input, mostly… Continue reading Letting go, bit by bit…

Mise en place…

It was cold today. Really cold, and I had to be out in it, so I bundled up and headed out. I was glad to be at the family outing, but the cold made me a bit miserable. I need to figure out some strategies to stay more comfortable when I am out in chilly… Continue reading Mise en place…

And….breathe…

It was another warm day. And I enjoyed going to the gym, and got to see some more of my favorite small people. So many of my friends and acquaintances are very spun up about recent events. Even my grandson was upset and looking to his mom for answers about what will happen in his… Continue reading And….breathe…

Willing faithfulness

It was so warm today. Unseasonably so. But, again, I am not complaining, because it means our heating bill stays low, and I don't have to wear gloves (yet). Right now, I am in the midst in my first online movie "binge", watching several episodes of a historically-based miniseries where the main character has lost… Continue reading Willing faithfulness

Willingness and warmth

It has been mostly cloudy with some rain. Hardly any blooms left for me to bring in and put on my table to enjoy.  The sun does not shine on them long enough for them to really open properly, so my flowers stay closed up in tight little balls, waiting for enough warmth to open,… Continue reading Willingness and warmth