Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas, sober buddies!

This is my second sober Christmas and it has been very pleasant. I have my MIL and FIL here and we had the traditional chicken lasagna dinner last night (and MIL cooked it, yay!)

The present orgy is over and we are very blessed with a bountiful holiday in that department. The best part is not being so hungover that I can't deal with the kids' excitement. Today, I was part of it.

I am most grateful for that.

I expect a quiet day and a wonderful feast with roast beast this evening.

Merry Christmas, all!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

gratitude on Sunday

today I am grateful for:

Dan Fogelberg's music and how much I loved it, especially during my teen years. Dan died of prostate cancer today. I hope he rests in peace.

for Itunes and Ipods, where I can download the music that moves me

for snow on the ground at Christmas

for a quiet day at home weathering a Nor'easter

for no desire to have a "storm party" and the certainty that I will awaken hangover free tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Today I am grateful for:

Many mornings--months and months--of no hangovers

That my cold is just about cleared up

That AA is teaching me to stop trying to control things

That my performance review was not as traumatic as I thought it would be at work today.I've been given goals to work with and that's good. Now, if I only get some management assistance...

That Christmas will be quiet this year, just my husband's parents and us

That my daughter is pleased with her winter concert band performance this evening. It was fun.