Sober since April 6, 2006

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Headaches and Gratitude :)

It's another beautiful, perfect day today. I wish I could have internet access outside in the back yard, but the signal fades too weak. Ah well!

Have a bit of a headache and neckache this morning. But that's okay. I feel happy today! I have no idea why, but I've learned that it's generally stupid to question such fortunate circumstances, as that often results in their reversal.

I've been having fun with learning more about websites while working on this and my other blog. (I read somewhere that it's a violation of Blogger TOS to link your blogs together, so I won't link them. But you can see the other blog listed in my Blogger profile.) It's becoming a fun hobby. Learned a bit of java and added a code at the top of this page that says how many days sober I am -- that was fun :) I'd like to learn how to make other things too -- though I admit ... I'm easily intimidated ... CSS and java are a tad bit frightening for me O_O

Today, I am thankful for:

  • Being 43 days sober!
  • Coffee
  • Caffeine
  • Ice packs
  • Excedrin
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottles
  • My adorable puppy, whose kindness and cuteness knows no bounds
  • My loving family
  • The noon meeting of AA, which helps me to keep my day on track
  • The Wednesday/Friday 8pm meeting of AA, which teaches me how to have fun with this disease
  • The beautiful weather
  • My blogs
  • The people who read my blogs. If you didn't read them, I'd stop posting, lol
  • And last but most, I'm thankful for the love of God, which I don't deserve but receive anyway

4 comments:

Andrea said...

All I have to say is BRAVO for your strength and obvious drive to make yourself a better person.

I have an alcoholic stepdad that has prettymuch dragged my mother down the barrel with him and tore her apart from my sister and myself...the only person that can help him is himself. I realize that even now, tho he's been in our world for 16 years, I wait for the day my mother gets enough strength to leave....

It's nice to see someone that values their life enough to challenge themselves to become a better person

I hope one day you type 43 months

:)

tkdjunkie said...

Wow, Andrea -- thank you very much for your kind words!

Alcoholism is a terrible disease, and I'm sorry that it is also affecting your life. I hope that your stepdad soon reaches the point where he's ready to take action. You're right that the only person who can help him is HIMSELF.

I hope that you and your family realize that you're not to blame for his alcoholism. There's a ton of psychological stuff that happens as the result of living with an alcoholic. Many people have expressed that AlAnon has helped them to cope.

Another great place to go for more info/support is the Sober Recovery forums. They have a special forum just for "Friends and Family".

I hope that you and your family are able to find the support you need during this time. Thank you for sharing your story and your kind words :)

Heater said...

Hey Girl,

Awesome site! I'm so glad you are a part of our group and if no one has told you yet.........sobriety looks good on you!

Keep on trudging that happy road to destiny. It's so worth it!!!!!

Hugs,

Heather

Mary Christine said...

Yay! 44 days! As the Big Book says "It works-it really does."