Sunday, February 17, 2013

HIGH FIVE Sunday 2.17.13


High five Sunday today. I'm going to tell you good stuff about my week, and how many days I've been sober. Then you can tell me stuff too and I'll cheer for you. Right here. Online. And I also do some cheering outloud. Which scares the dogs a little until they realize it's good and then tail wagging all around. Myself included.

This week on Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday the kiddos and I watched no TV. We played outside, we played cards, we went to the library. We had a fucking great time and everyone behaved beautifully. (Mostly) I think TV sucks the creativity right out of them and would throw it out the window but then how would I watch the Shah's of Sunset Reunion tonight? :)

Trust. Big thoughts on the horizon.

I have still not made any decision about job stuff. Because I'm practicing that waiting-on-it stuff.

I still cannot spell becasue right the first time. Ever. I cherish these little tiny opportunities to laugh at myself. It's our own private joke. And y'all's too.

I cleaned the dining room and put all the dusty wine glasses away in a cabinet. I was drinking my seltzer treat out of them for a while, then without notice or fanfare I was drinking it out of our regular drinking glasses. Well. Heh heh. Progress.

I'm seventy three days sober. Yee-HAW! Sobriety rocks. Thanks for reading , and commenting, and letting me be me. Sometimes there ain't enough gratitude in the world so THANK YOU.

And HIGH FIVE!!!! Wha-POW!


  1. Slap! Slap! I'm High Fivin' you back. 73 days, can you believe it? Were they worth it? Of course! Did you ever think you could do it? Doesn't matter, because you did! Way to go!

    And you're right, Sobriety rocks!

    1. Worth it? WORTH IT!!! :)

      I knew I could. I just never tried so hard.

      Slap! Slap! High fivin' you back!

  2. rock-n-roll, 73 days? holy that's a big number isn't it? what are you doing for 90 days? it's right around the corner you know, you need a big PRESENT. time to plan now :)

    my biggest achievement was that i didn't lose my shit while i was sick this week. i worked (very little), i socialized, i baked, and i took half of the european version of neocitrin to sleep (i even asked the pharmacist for a non-alcohol-add cough syrup). but let me tell you, neocitrin-esque medication, even in half dosages, knocked me out cold. and i'm glad for that. i suffer from booze pangs quite badly when i have a cold (this is the second time), and i got a gigantic case of the 'fuck-its'. i did not drink, i slept well, and i'm sooo glad this week is finished and i'm feeling much much better today :) here's to beginning a new week :)

    1. I think I'm going to get myself a Sunday subscription to the NY Times.

      Hurrah for not losing your shit!!!!

      Sometimes all we need is some sleep. And sometimes we need a fucking coma. :)

      Cheers to a new week. Vroom!

  3. Congrats on 73 days!! Wha-POW indeed! Sounds like you're getting into a nice groove there, and your boys are no doubt excited to have a mother who is present and there, whether they need you or not. A nice calm presence. :)

    I like what you said about putting the wine glasses away. I think there is always some tiny amount of vicarious pleasure we get when replicating something from drinking. Last night I had sparkling water straight out of the bottle - same bottle size as a beer. It felt very strange...I didn't think about it much, but it's the first time I have drank straight out of a bottle in almost two years. Don't know if I will do it a lot (glasses are classier lol), but I know what you mean.

    Happy Sunday!


    1. I've been having this ginger brew out of the bottle. I have to put it in a glass or I chug it. I find that funny and sad all at once.

      I may have to get some pretty new glasses for my 90 days with my NY Times. Hmmmmmm....

      Happy Sunday! CHEERS!!! :)

  4. Did you know that if you add 7 and 3 it equals 10? And you're a 10!!! (See how I did that? Yeah...I know I'm a genius.)

    High five! NO! High TEN!

    I'm on fire today!!!

    Yay for 73 awesome days.


    1. You are a genius. Evidence abounds!

      Woot woot! On fire!!!

      High ten! :)

  5. Good job on 73 days! I am just getting started! I have been here before.
    On day 6 now. Enjoying your blog. It is amazing how things feel better sober and yet it so hard to get here. To be ready. I am ready. I was a high bottom drinker - almost harder to be convinced.
    I enjoyed your writing on commitment. That may be the key!!
    Thank you for your blog.
    Jenny - on Day 6!

  6. KA POW! That is totally fucking awesome lady. 73 days - BOOM! Yeah!