Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I want so much to write something beautiful and profound on this the most beautiful and profound night of the year, but I am exhausted.  I have done nothing but cook and shop and play games and cook and shop and play games for the last 3 days

Three days ago I traveled 17 hours to get to my youngest son's house in Texas, but I have traveled so many years to get to where I am.

Where exactly is that?

It's a place where I can cook and shop and play games for 3 days straight.  I don't have to plan ahead and wean myself off alcohol for weeks ahead of time, I don't have to plan when and where and how much I'll drink. I don't have to allow for hangovers.  I don't have to worry about embarrassing myself or the ones I love, or causing them worry or anger.  It's a place where I feel healthy, in body and spirit.  It's a place where I am loved and love myself.

It's a place where I am sober.

And that is beautiful and profound.

Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to Me and to You!



  1. This was very simple, beautiful and profound. I'm glad you have reached this spot. Your writing gives me hope.

  2. Aw, such a lovely post and place where you are in this post. Love this.

  3. I'm so glad I came across your blog! I'm so happy you didn't have to drink this holiday season! Grateful I didn't either! Happy New Year!

    1. I'm glad you're here, scottyboysloop. I more of a cutter rig girl myself, though. lol You have yourself a Wonderful New Year!

  4. Happy New Year to you and the Captain Kary!