sober socks

not one but two pictures of sober socks in my inbox today. can’t say i’ve ever typed that sentence before.  i’m wearing mine right now. you think i’m kidding. i’ve been wearing them for days. I love talisman-like objects, to remind me that i’m in charge of the direction of my life. i’m taking care of my toes. i’m keeping warm. i’m sharing something with others. i know that there are 11 of us in the world with the same socks. i don’t know why that pleases me so much …

response from March’s treat box.

Sherri: “Sober Day 79 and here I sit wearing the most comfy socks, drinking tea I’ve never tried before that I just love, and eating cookies that are just the most perfect texture!”

Momma Bee:  “Last night I got home and saw my Belle box. A perfect day for it to arrive. I opened my box, put my jammies and my new fuzzy warm socks. I made some new tea, read your letter and enjoyed the yummy ginger cookies! I never had homemade ones just the box kind. Yes yours are so so much better. I needed that. Now it’s quiet morn & everyone gone. I’m enjoying tea, the news and wanted to say hi & thanks! I cherish the short time I get when it’s just me at home especially when I have treats picked out by Belle! Love my new pink socks!”

Momma Bee
Momma Bee

Wanda T: “I got my care package … I had two cookies and have the kettle on the hob so I can try the tea. I have the socks on my pillow. The soap and bubble bath is ready by the tub.  I put the note you wrote to me on top of my jewelry box so I can see it every day when I don my F-U Wolfie bracelet.”

Wanda T
Wanda T

Overndout: “I got my box of treats today and what are the odds of having pj pants that match those socks?
Yup I do. I have striped pants that match those socks perfectly! I’m bringing tea and cookies with me to work and I’ll likely smell like lavender tomorrow. Seriously. How much fun is this! This is so cool!”

Overndout
Overndout

Julie-Joy: “I am soooo freaking excited!! I just got home and got this amazing thing. Thank you so much for the letter. LOVE that you wrote it on the back of a map. I am totally stealing that one! And I love EVERYTHING. The soap, the cedar bath wash, the extra bracelet i ordered, the tea (I am drinking right now). THE COOKIES ARE SOOOO GOOD I am forcing myself not to eat them all right now. What kind of tea is this? It’s so good. I am so happy right now. I need to do this EVERY time. And mail from europe is super cool. … Thanks again for doing this great gift idea thing!!!!!!! Best day 26 EVER!!!”

Julie-Joy
Julie-Joy

Belle

I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

6 thoughts to “sober socks”

  1. I love my socks too!!! And the cookies were delicious ! I am still in awe of how you got each one perfectly round and the same size too. My cookies (the few times I bake) come out looking like blobs. :-). – Amy

    1. aah the key to perfect cookies: they’re fiddly! you have to chill the dough, use a measuring scoop or weigh each ball (which is what I do), and then rotate the pan half-way… I know, sounds like a lot of work!

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