Wednesday Celebration Roundup

If we are sober penpals, then we email all the time and I keep track of your dates. Then i can celebrate you online (here) when you hit the big milestones. like these ones:

Happy Day 50 to SoberSeasideSally!

Happy Day 50 to Flamingo Legs!

Happy Day 50 to Sunshine!

Happy Day 50 to Twisty!

Happy Day 50 to Cellocat!

Happy Day 100 to MaryElizabeth!

Happy Day 180 to MindfulMe!

Happy Day 180 to Ishmael!

Happy Day 200 to Sauvignon Sober!

Happy Day 200 to Shel!

Happy Day 200 to mamabird!

Happy Day 200 to Elated, Confident & Proud!

Happy Day 300 to LD4ME!

Happy Day 300 to Mlodius!

Happy Day 300 to Frog!

Happy Day 300 to Bug June!

Happy Day 300 to MiMoMa!

Happy Day 365 to BalanceBeam!

Happy Day 365 to Mia!

Happy Day 400 to Auntimame!

Happy Day 400 to Renne in Rochester!

Happy Day 500 to Loz!

Happy Day 500 to Buttercup244!

Happy Day 500 to Undrunken Dan!

Happy Day 500 to SoberinVa!

Happy Day 500 to Jaylee!

Happy Day 500 to MrsRoberts!

Happy Day 500 to Lizzytish!

Happy Day 600 to FlightPlan!

Happy Day 600 to Inspired!

Happy Day 600 to Calypso!

Happy Day 600 to Allie!

Happy Day 600 to Bunnie!

Happy Day 600 to Liz!

Happy Day 600 to Girl Named Sam!

Happy Day 600 to Meadowmuffins!

Happy Day 600 to Jeans!

Happy Day 700 to JT Weir!

Happy Day 700 to Edi!

Happy Day 700 to Leftcoastgirl!

Happy Day 800 to CaseyM!

Happy Day 800 to Surfrider11!

Happy Day 800 to Runnergirl!

Happy Day 900 to Trueleah!

Happy Day 900 to Phoenix!

Happy Day 1000 to Linley!

Happy Day 1100 to Inky!

Happy Day 1200 to Coffeecuphead!

Happy Day 1200 to Kitkatpaddywack!

Happy Day 1200 to 1035!

Happy Day 1200 to Frankie!

Happy Day 1300 to Elly!

Happy Day 1300 to 19Cathleen!

Happy Day 1300 to Rexytime!

Happy Day 1300 to Cocomac!

Happy Day 1400 to Paulita!

Happy Day 1400 to Artsmommy!

Happy Day 1400 to Ish!

Happy Day 1500 to IrishGirl!

Happy Day 1500 to Janett!

Happy Day 1600 to OneDayAtATime!

Happy Day 1600 to KateF!

Tuesday Celebration Roundup

If we are sober penpals, then we email all the time and I keep track of your dates. Then i can celebrate you online (here) when you hit the big milestones. like these ones:

Happy Day 50 to SunshineStace!

Happy Day 50 to StayingAlive!

Happy Day 50 to Hat trick!

Happy Day 50 to Keyles!

Happy Day 50 to C-J!

Happy Day 50 to Gippy!

Happy Day 50 to Jacci2!

Happy Day 50 to Sober in St. Pete!

Happy Day 50 to Kathyb!

Happy Day 50 to Sparky!

Happy Day 100 to SandraS!

Happy Day 100 to Lovinrunnin!

Happy Day 100 to Dani!

Happy Day 100 to i.t.!

Happy Day 100 to Da!

Happy Day 100 to SerenityNow!

Happy Day 100 to Ana Maria!

Happy Day 100 to Sargent!

Happy Day 100 to Junie B!

Happy Day 100 to Prissy!

Happy Day 100 to Terry Kate!

Happy Day 100 to Lhaschnoodle!

Happy Day 100 to Pat!

Happy Day 100 to KB!

Happy Day 100 to Wildflower!

Happy Day 100 to Emsyface!

Happy Day 100 to Jenwithoutwine!

Happy Day 100 to hernoodlyness!

Happy Day 100 to Trishy!

Happy Day 100 to Freedom!

Happy Day 100 to LittleRed!

Happy Day 180 to Ishael!

Happy Day 180 to Lex!

Happy Day 180 to Kay!

Happy Day 180 to ShelD!

Happy Day 180 to Mamabird!

Happy Day 180 to ECP!

Happy Day 200 to Sobersusie!

Happy Day 200 to Katrinka!

Happy Day 200 to Hidcote!

Happy Day 200 to Liquidtracy!

Happy Day 200 to Trigirl!

Happy Day 200 to Rehc!

Happy Day 200 to Sadie2015!

Happy Day 200 to vstuart!

Happy Day 200 to RainyPNW!

Happy Day 300 to Lars!

Happy Day 300 to Flyaway!

Happy Day 300 to Dry Ace!

Happy Day 365 to Sobriety Unlocked!

Happy Day 365 to Auntiemame!

Happy Day 365 to Renne in Rochester!

Happy Day 400 to Karebear!

Happy Day 400 to RRH!

Happy Day 400 to Goldie!

Happy Day 400 to Newg!

Happy Day 400 to Leigh Ann!

Happy Day 500 to Peaceable J!

Happy Day 500 to Mindful Monica!

Happy Day 500 to SarahJune31!

Happy Day 500 to Lime Tree!

Happy Day 500 to Wynn!

Happy Day 500 to Sophiestar!

Happy Day 500 to Jazzie!

Happy Day 500 to Missmeliss!

Happy Day 500 to Gem64!

Happy Day 500 to Bruna!

Happy Day 500 to Princess Buttercup!

Happy Day 500 to Nowinemom!

Happy Day 500 to SueW!

Happy Day 500 to RoadtoSoberVille!

Happy Day 500 to Lacie!

Happy Day 600 to Sallyd!

Happy Day 600 to AmandaJ!

Happy Day 600 to Jena14!

Happy Day 600 to Gene!

Happy Day 600 to Lola4126!

Happy Day 600 to TJS!

Happy Day 600 to RubyHarper!

Happy Day 600 to Poppy!

Happy Day 600 to Topo Chico!

Happy Day 600 to Ruby!

Happy Day 600 to Holly!

Happy Day 600 to Reg!

Happy Day 600 to Bemmy girl!

Happy Day 600 to BattleMatt!

Happy Day 600 to *Maverick!

Happy Day 700 to Dry ginger!

Happy Day 700 to Miss Kell!

Happy Day 700 to Reenie!

Happy Day 700 to Imara!

Happy Day 800 to Auds!

Happy Day 800 to KaffyB!

Happy Day 800 to Debbie!

Happy Day 800 to KLC!

Happy Day 800 to Country Pat!

Happy Day 800 to Lanza!

Happy Day 900 to ChellyBelly!

Happy Day 900 to KAB!

Happy Day 900 to Hughie!

Happy Day 900 to JP!

Happy Day 900 to Thirsty Iris!

Happy Day 1000 to Linley!

Happy Day 1000 to Cal!

Happy Day 1000 to Gordon!

Happy Day 1100 to Graceful!

Happy Day 1100 to Grateful Girl!

Happy Day 1100 to Jenuhful!

Happy Day 1100 to Cheaton!

Happy Day 1100 to Tk!

Happy Day 1200 to LJ63!

Happy Day 1200 to Sean!

Happy Day 1200 to Indian Lake!

Happy Day 1200 to MelP!

Happy Day 1200 to Sober in Richmond!

Happy Day 1200 to Summer Walking!

Happy Day 1200 to Turcotte!

Happy Day 1300 to Cocomac!

Happy Day 1300 to NewChris!

Happy Day 1300 to Jas!

Happy Day 1300 to Canadian Girl!

Happy Day 1300 to GG!

Happy Day 1300 to Festie!

Happy Day 1300 to Graceb!

Happy Day 1300 to Paris!

Happy Day 1300 to Shout444!

Happy Day 1300 to Midwestveggie!

Happy Day 1300 to Rah!

Happy Day 1300 to RoseMarie!

Happy Day 1400 to Bekki!

Happy Day 1400 to Meagan!

Happy Day 1400 to Lara!

Happy Day 1400 to Sharlotte!

Happy Day 1400 to Mizgabz!

Happy Day 1400 to sanfransober!

Happy Day 1400 to Sarah72!

Happy Day 1400 to CassieB!

Happy Day 1400 to Roisin!

Happy Day 1500 to tlecompte!

Happy Day 1500 to hcasstevens!

Happy Day 1500 to otehrjosh!

Happy Day 1500 to RunnerMom!

Happy Day 1500 to JLynn!

Happy Day 1500 to Julie-Joy’s Dad!

Happy Day 1500 to Jessi!

Happy Day 1500 to Heike!

Happy Day 1500 to Isabel!

Happy Day 1500 to Daybird!

Happy Day 1500 to Connie!

Happy Day 1600 to Wanting to be a Sober Mom!

Happy Day 1600 to Tammi!

Happy Day 1600 to Shell Bell!

Happy Day 1600 to Janet!

Happy Day 1600 to Denise!

Happy Day 1600 to TheFun4!

Happy Day 1600 to Terence!

Happy Day 1600 to Clear Eyed Girl!

Happy Day 1600 to Hazeleyes!

Happy Day 1600 to Tim!

Happy Day 1600 to Primrose!

Happy Day 1600 to Sadie!

Happy Day 1600 to SignGurl!

Happy Day 1700 to DianeLouise!

Happy Day 1700 to LD!

Happy Day 1800 to Original Beth!

Happy Day 1800 to Leah!

Happy Day 2100 to me!

 

Duck Ponderings 007 – The Bracelets

Duck Ponderings 007 – The Bracelets. It started with me wanting a bracelet that I could wear (and that I did wear), and the second one came about because I heard a voice while flying (no shit). And there’s a video I filmed at the end, with the man and his yellow bucket, bailing out the boats.

 

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video here [click to begin!]:

 

 

Links mentioned:

  • Elle Schoenberger podcast episodes 71-74 and 96-99 > link
  • All bracelets — Fuck You Wolfie in both aluminium and silver, the Stay Here bracelet in brass and silver, and the Not Today bracelet with the good capital “O” > link
  • The Stay Here original story which WAS just after my one year soberversary > link
  • Stones fundraising page (with all proceeds going to a homeless shelter that accepts, men, women, gay, straight, transgender, and their dogs  > link

Music: “Acoustic Blues,” thanks to Jason Shaw, https://bit.ly/2pZvbyu

Donations to support these audios and keep them free 🙂 https://gum.co/DuckPonderingsaudios

Monday Celebration Roundup

If we are sober penpals, then we email all the time and I keep track of your dates. Then i can celebrate you online (here) when you hit the big milestones. like these ones:

Happy Day 50 to Ree67!

Happy Day 50 to Simon’s Mom!

Happy Day 50 to MaryElizabeth!

Happy Day 100 to Magitinto!

Happy Day 100 to MimiDonna!

Happy Day 100 to Greenyj1!

Happy Day 180 to Liquidtracy!

Happy Day 180 to Bean7!

Happy Day 200 to Nell !

Happy Day 200 to Stanley!

Happy Day 200 to Leener!

Happy Day 300 to Leila!

Happy Day 300 to maggie Mo!

Happy Day 300 to lmichel!

Happy Day 400 to Alicat!

Happy Day 400 to RossFSU!

Happy Day 500 to KiKi72!

Happy Day 500 to Honey Bear!

Happy Day 500 to Resiliensea!

Happy Day 600 to April!

Happy Day 700 to Conn!

Happy Day 800 to Chell!

Happy Day 800 to Joziegurrl!

Happy Day 900 Gypsygirl!

Happy Day 1000 to Unwinedgal!

Happy Day 1200 to Southern Magnolia!

Happy Day 1300 to Janna!

Happy Day 1300 to Jacqui!

Happy Day 1300 to Kelz!

Happy Day 1400 to Shelby!

Happy Day 1500 to Hank!

Happy Day 1700 to Laurie!

Monday Celebration Roundup

If we are sober penpals, then we email all the time and I keep track of your dates. Then i can celebrate you online (here) when you hit the big milestones. like these ones:

Happy Day 50 to Pumpkin Water!

Happy Day 50 to SandraS!

Happy Day 50 to Lovinrunning!

Happy Day 50 to Dani!

Happy Day 50 to I.t.!

Happy Day 50 to Sandal!

Happy Day 50 to Fatgit!

Happy Day 50 to SerenityNow!

Happy Day 50 to Ana!

Happy Day 50 to Sargent!

Happy Day 50 to JunieB!

Happy Day 50 to Prissy!

Happy Day 50 to Therry Kate!

Happy Day 50 to Lhaschnoodle!

Happy Day 50 to KB!

Happy Day 50 to Wildflower!

Happy Day 50 to Emsyface!

Happy Day 50 to Jentwithoutwine!

Happy Day 50 to hernoodlyness!

Happy Day 50 to Trishy!

Happy Day 50 to Freedom!

Happy Day 50 to Sober July Mtl!

Happy Day 50 to LittleRed!

Happy Day 50 to Magitinto!

Happy Day 100 to Lightning Bug 45!

Happy Day 100 to Coffeegirl!

Happy Day 100 to Julianne!

Happy Day 100 to Jennifer 2.0!

Happy Day 100 to Fluffy Polite!

Happy Day 100 to Jaded!

Happy Day 100 to Lotus Lady!

Happy Day 100 to MindfulMe!

Happy Day 100 to Ina!

Happy Day 100 to Ishmael!

Happy Day 100 to Lex!

Happy Day 100 to Kay!

Happy Day 100 to Shel!

Happy Day 100 to Mamabird!

Happy Day 100 to ECP!

Happy Day 180 to trigirl!

Happy Day 180 to Rehc!

Happy Day 180 to Sadie2015!

Happy Day 180 to vstuart!

Happy Day 180 to RainyPNW!

Happy Day 180 to Nell!

Happy Day 180 to Stanley!

Happy Day 180 to Leener!

Happy Day 200 to Sobe the Lion!

Happy Day 200 to IC Momentum!

Happy Day 200 to Ket!

Happy Day 300 to LinZeeLou!

Happy Day 300 to BalanceBeam!

Happy Day 300 to BirdSetFree!

Happy Day 300 to Mia!

Happy Day 300 to Hellacious!

Happy Day 300 to Sobriety Unlocked!

Happy Day 300 to Auntiemame!

Happy Day 300 to Renne in Rochester!

Happy Day 365 to Karebear!

Happy Day 365 to RRH!

Happy Day 365 to Goldie!

Happy Day 365 to Newg!

Happy Day 365 to Leigh Ann (penpal #3)!

Happy Day 365 to Alicat!

Happy Day 365 to RossFSU!

Happy Day 400 to 35&changing!

Happy Day 400 to Honeybadger!

Happy Day 400 to Sobersparkles!

Happy Day 400 to MrsWooly!

Happy Day 400 to NaturNancy!

Happy Day 400 to Aimee!

Happy Day 400 to Kaycee!

Happy Day 400 to Blou!

Happy Day 400 to RetiringPartyGirl!

Happy Day 400 to Stefanie!

Happy Day 400 to IngridandMac!

Happy Day 400 to Peewit!

Happy Day 400 to Lavender!

Happy Day 400 to Gina!

Happy Day 400 to Helen!

Happy Day 400 to Gomez!

Happy Day 400 to Mummabear!

Happy Day 400 to Wanda T!

Happy Day 400 to Loz!

Happy Day 400 to Buttercup244!

Happy Day 400 to SoberinVA!

Happy Day 400 to Jaylee!

Happy Day 400 to MrsRoberts!

Happy Day 400 to Lizzytish!

Happy Day 400 to Peaceable J!

Happy Day 400 to Mindful Monica!

Happy Day 500 to Stillbridge!

Happy Day 500 to Tru.d.true!

Happy Day 500 to Becca1978!

Happy Day 500 to Blondie!

Happy Day 500 to Jamie-Tampa!

Happy Day 500 to Capt. Unwined!

Happy Day 500 to Tiger2017!

Happy Day 500 to Honoring Grace!

Happy Day 500 to Boozy Betty!

Happy Day 500 to A+Sober+Cannibal!

Happy Day 500 to Shannon A!

Happy Day 500 to Sisty!

Happy Day 500 to SohoCat!

Happy Day 500 to Ashley!

Happy Day 500 to Grace514!

Happy Day 500 to Indy!

Happy Day 500 to Pwhims!

Happy Day 500 to Rahcel E!

Happy Day 500 to Flightplan!

Happy Day 500 to Inspired!

Happy Day 500 to Calypso!

Happy Day 500 to Allie!

Happy Day 500 to Bunnie!

Happy Day 500 to Liz!

Happy Day 500 to Girl Named Sam!

Happy Day 500 to Meadowmuffins!

Happy Day 500 to Jeans!

Happy Day 500 to AmandaJ!

Happy Day 500 to Jena14!

Happy Day 600 to Froggy Google!

Happy Day 600 to AustinHappy!

Happy Day 600 to Frupa63!

Happy Day 600 to Tsilver!

Happy Day 600 to vmd free!

Happy Day 600 to Lippy!

Happy Day 600 to Tierrazul!

Happy Day 600 to Nomobsing!

Happy Day 600 to HolyKate!

Happy Day 600 to JT Weir!

Happy Day 600 to Edi!

Happy Day 600 to Leftcoastgirl!

Happy Day 700 to KatieMay!

Happy Day 700 to Clearlee!

Happy Day 700 to Patten!

Happy Day 700 to KT Web!

Happy Day 700 to CaseyM!

Happy Day 700 to Surfrider11!

Happy Day 700 to Runnergirl!

 Happy Day 800 to Franny!

Happy Day 800 to Husband #1!

Happy Day 800 to TJ!

Happy Day 800 to Binkles!

Happy Day 800 to Elis!

Happy Day 800 to Lydster!

Happy Day 800 to TrixeeK!

Happy Day 800 to Fern!

Happy Day 800 to Coco!

Happy Day 800 to ShellMN!

Happy Day 800 to Suzie Jay!

Happy Day 800 to SarahBee!

Happy Day 800 to NS Runner!

Happy Day 800 to Mamafergs!

Happy Day 800 to Case Study Michelle

Happy Day 800 to Trueleah!

Happy Day 800 to Phoenix!

Happy Day 800 to ChellyBelly!

Happy Day 900 to Tree!

Happy Day 900 to Lucia!

Happy Day 900 to JulieJean123!

Happy Day 900 to Ami!

Happy Day 900 to Sooz!

Happy Day 900 to EMJ001!

Happy Day 900 to Lavenderzone!

Happy Day 900 to Linley!

Happy Day 1000 to Meraki!

Happy Day 1000 to Heya Monster!

Happy Day 1000 to Shorttermnoterm!

Happy Day 1000 to AnnieB!

Happy Day 1000 to Whitbell25!

Happy Day 1000 to Ginette!

Happy Day 1000 to Lilac!

Happy Day 1000 to ElizabethDC!

Happy Day 1000 to Silverbirch!

Happy Day 1000 to Seeking Peace!

Happy Day 1000 to Yoda!

Happy Day 1000 to VT girl!

Happy Day 1000 to MJP!

Happy Day 1000 to Inky!

Happy Day 1000 to Graceful!

Happy Day 1100 to Oz!

Happy Day 1100 to Julie-Joy’s Sister!

Happy Day 1100 to Faye858!

Happy Day 1100 to me-fixing-me!

Happy Day 1100 to mythreesons!

Happy Day 1100 to Honner!

Happy Day 1100 to Gingerade!

Happy Day 1100 to Sophiesomething!

Happy Day 1100 to Jock!

Happy Day 1100 to Sea Turtle!

Happy Day 1100 to Miss M!

Happy Day 1100 to Coffeecuphead!

Happy Day 1100 to Kitkatpaddywack!

Happy Day 1100 to 1035!

Happy Day 1100 to Frankie!

Happy Day 1200 to Maureen!

Happy Day 1200 to Library Girl!

Happy Day 1200 to Joannie!

Happy Day 1200 to Chace!

Happy Day 1200 to Junebug!

Happy Day 1200 to Frenchie!

Happy Day 1200 to Gabbygirl37!

Happy Day 1200 to Elly!

Happy Day 1200 to 19Cathleen!

Happy Day 1200 to Rexytime!

Happy Day 1200 to Cocomac!

Happy Day 1200 to NewChris!

Happy Day 1200 to Jas!

Happy Day 1300 to Happy Day 1300 to Petunia!

Happy Day 1300 to Dancing Rabbit!

Happy Day 1300 to microlady!

Happy Day 1300 to AlexP!

Happy Day 1300 to Cheffstarr!

Happy Day 1300 to Monique!

Happy Day 1300 to iphonebonnie!

Happy Day 1300 to chachi!

Happy Day 1300 to nomorepinot!

Happy Day 1300 to fleur!

Happy Day 1300 to Chatsworth!

Happy Day 1300 to Cricket!

Happy Day 1300 to Shar!

Happy Day 1300 to Kenney!

Happy Day 1300 to Paulita!

Happy Day 1300 to Artsmommy!

Happy Day 1300 to Ish!

Happy Day 1300 to Bekki!

Happy Day 1400 to Weenie!

Happy Day 1400 to 1111!

Happy Day 1400 to manda!

Happy Day 1400 to Sober Lemon!

Happy Day 1400 to PP!

Happy Day 1400 to Foxie!

Happy Day 1400 to Battersea Park!

Happy Day 1400 to Welles!

Happy Day 1400 to Gra!

Happy Day 1400 to SusieQ!

Happy Day 1400 to IrishDee!

Happy Day 1400 to GW!

Happy Day 1400 to JustHadToHaveIt!

Happy Day 1400 to Apprentice Annie!

Happy Day 1400 to ParisienneKnitter!

Happy Day 1400 to Run Dontwine!

Happy Day 1400 to IrishGirl!

Happy Day 1400 to Janett!

Happy Day 1400 to Tlecompte!

Happy Day 1400 to hcassstevens!

Happy Day 1500 to Emery!

Happy Day 1500 to Going2pieces!

Happy Day 1500 to Apprentice SoberP!

Happy Day 1500 to Blake!

Happy Day 1500 to DeeN!

Happy Day 1500 to FitFatFood!

Happy Day 1500 to Moore!

Happy Day 1500 to Abwalsh!

Happy Day 1500 to Crispy!

Happy Day 1500 to Jacques!

Happy Day 1500 to Rose!

Happy Day 1500 to Cruz!

Happy Day 1500 to Phoebe!

Happy Day 1500 to Doll Face!

Happy Day 1500 to Telling The Words!

Happy Day 1500 to Sherri!

Happy Day 1500 to Lurking with Intent!

Happy Day 1500 to Libby!

Happy Day 1500 to Choutyfruity!

Happy Day 1500 to Winkle!

Happy Day 1500 to Challenges!

Happy Day 1500 to KateF!

Happy Day 1500 to Margy!

Happy Day 1500 to Wanting to be a sober mom!

Happy Day 1500 to Tammi!

Happy Day 1500 to Shell Bell!

Happy Day 1500 to Tuomas!

Happy Day 1600 to Jilly Bean!

Happy Day 1600 to Mylene!

Happy Day 1600 to InNeedOfGrace!

Happy Day 1600 to Jeroen!

Happy Day 1600 to Lucy!

Happy Day 1600 to TipTree!

Happy Day 1600 to Cat Girl (Catherine Gray)!

Happy Day 1600 to Carolyne!

Happy Day 1600 to DianeLouise!

Happy Day 1700 to Durff11!

Happy Day 1700 to KC (Kristi Coulter)!

Happy Day 1700 to C How!

Happy Day 1700 to Sarita!

Happy Day 1700 to Ingrid!

Happy Day 1800 to Sober Journalist Kate!

Happy Day 1800 to JM!

Happy Day 1800 to Rebecca!

Happy Day 1800 to Digs!

Happy Day 1800 to Carrie is sober (penpal #6)!

happy Day 2000 to Katherine!

duck pond video

if you’d like a sober pause, something to help change the channel, i invite you to listen/watch. you can come with me for a few minutes. I often record one-minute audio messages from the duck pond, but yesterday when i was there, i filmed a few seconds of it for you 🙂

video here [click to begin!]:

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sample audio recorded at the duck pond here:

to access the 200+ free one-minute audio messages, go here.

Monday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to LateTrier

Happy Day 50 to HatTrick!

Happy Day 50 to Jaded!

Happy Day 50 to SeeLizSkip!

Happy Day 50 to Lotus Lady!

Happy Day 50 to DaFroDoctor!

Happy Day 50 to Stargirl!

Happy Day 50 to MindfulMe!

Happy Day 50 to Janey!

Happy Day 50 to Ina!

Happy Day 50 to Ismael!

Happy Day 50 to Kay!

Happy Day 50 to Shel!

Happy Day 50 to Mamabird!

Happy Day 100 to Sobersusie!

Happy Day 100 to SG!

Happy Day 100 to Katrinka!

Happy Day 100 to Hidcote!

Happy Day 100 to J12!

Happy Day 100 to LiquidTracy!

Happy Day 100 to Bean7!

Happy Day 100 to Trigirl!

Happy Day 100 to Rehc!

Happy Day 100 to Sadie2015!

Happy Day 100 to vstuart!

Happy Day 100 to RainyPNW!

Happy Day 100 to NMD!

Happy Day 100 to Kathyb!

Happy Day 100 to Nell!

Happy Day 100 to Satnley!

Happy Day 100 to Leener!

Happy Day 100 to Smokey!

Happy Day 180 to LD4ME!

Happy Day 180 to Mlodius!

Happy Day 180 to Frog!

Happy Day 180 to MiMoMa!

Happy Day 180 to Lars!

Happy Day 200 to Flyaway!

Happy Day 200 to Dry Ace!

Happy Day 200 to Sober Tea!

Happy Day 200 to Mich2point0!

Happy Day 200 to Leila!

Happy Day 200 to Maggie Mo!

Happy Day 200 to Lmichel!

Happy Day 300 to Karebear!

Happy Day 300 to Myriam!

Happy Day 300 to Goldie!

Happy Day 300 to Newg!

Happy Day 300 to Leigh Ann!

Happy Day 300 to Alicat!

Happy Day 300 to RossFSU!

Happy Day 365 to RetiringPartyGirl!

Happy Day 365 to Stefanie!

Happy Day 365 to IngridandMac!

Happy Day 365 to Peewit!

Happy Day 365 to Lavender!

Happy Day 365 to Gina!

Happy Day 365 to Gomez!

Happy Day 365 to Mummabear!

Happy Day 365 to Wanda T!

Happy Day 365 to GK!

Happy Day 365 to Franci!

Happy Day 365 to Loz!

Happy Day 365 to Buttercup244!

Happy Day 365 to SoberinVA!

Happy Day 365 to Jaylee!

Happy Day 365 to MrsRoberts!

Happy Day 365 to Lizzytish!

Happy Day 365 to Peaceable J!

Happy Day 365 to Mindful Monica!

Happy Day 400 to SarahJune31!

Happy Day 400 to LimeTree!

Happy Day 400 to SophieStar!

Happy Day 400 to Jazzie!

Happy Day 400 to Missmeliss!

Happy Day 400 to Gem64!

Happy Day 400 to Bruna!

Happy Day 400 to Princess Buttercup!

Happy Day 400 to Nowinemom!

Happy Day 400 to SueW!

Happy Day 400 to Roadtosoberville!

Happy Day 400 to KiKi71!

Happy Day 400 to Honey Bear!

Happy Day 400 to Resilensea!

Happy Day 500 to Gene!

Happy Day 500 to Lola4126!

Happy Day 500 to TJS!

Happy Day 500 to Ruby Harper!

Happy Day 500 to Poppy!

Happy Day 500 to Topo Chico!

Happy Day 500 to Ruby!

Happy Day 500 to Hollm!

Happy Day 500 to Reg!

Happy Day 500 to Bemmy Girl!

Happy Day 500 to Battle Matt!

Happy Day 500 to Maverick!

Happy Day 500 to April!

Happy Day 600 to Rogueyogi!

Happy Day 600 to Dry Ginger!

Happy Day 600 to Miss Kell!

Happy Day 600 to Reenie!

Happy Day 600 to Imara!

Happy Day 600 to Conn!

Happy Day 700 to Auds!

Happy Day 700 to KaffyB!

Happy Day 700 to Debbie!

Happy Day 700 to KLC!

Happy Day 700 to Country pat!

Happy Day 700 to Lanza!

Happy Day 700 to Chell!

Happy Day 700 to Joziegurrl!

Happy Day 700 to Franny!

Happy Day 700 to Husband #1!

Happy Day 800 to KAB!

Happy Day 800 to Hughie!

Happy Day 800 to JP!

Happy Day 800 to Thirsty Iris!

Happy Day 800 to Gypsygirl!

Happy Day 900 to Cal!

Happy Day 900 to Gordon!

Happy Day 900 to Unwinedgal!

Happy Day 900 to Meraki!

Happy Day 1000 to Grateful Girl!

Happy Day 1000 to Jenuhful!

Happy Day 1000 to cheaton!

Happy Day 1000 to tk!

Happy Day 1100 to LJ63!

Happy Day 1100 to Sean!

Happy Day 1100 to Indian Lake!

Happy Day 1100 to Mel P!

Happy Day 1100 to Solstice Guy!

Happy Day 1100 to Summer Walking!

Happy Day 1100 to Turncotte!

Happy Day 1100 to Southern Magnola1013!

Happy Day 1200 to Canadian Girl!

Happy Day 1200 to GG!

Happy Day 1200 to Festie!

Happy Day 1200 to Graceb!

Happy Day 1200 to Paris!

Happy Day 1200 to Shout444!

Happy Day 1200 to Midwestveggie!

Happy Day 1200 to Rah!

Happy Day 1200 to RoseMarie!

Happy Day 1200 to Janna!

Happy Day 1200 to Jacqui!

Happy Day 1200 to Kelz!

Happy Day 1300 to Megan!

Happy Day 1300 to Lara!

Happy Day 1300 to Sharlotte!

Happy Day 1300 to Mizgabiz!

Happy Day 1300 to Sanfransober!

Happy Day 1300 to Sarah72!

Happy Day 1300 to CassieB!

Happy Day 1300 to Roisin!

Happy Day 1300 to Shelby!

Happy Day 1300 to Weenie!

Happy Day 1400 to OtherJosh!

Happy Day 1400 to RunnerMom!

Happy Day 1400 to Jlynn!

Happy Day 1400 to Julie-Joy’s Dad!

Happy Day 1400 to Jessi!

Happy Day 1400 to Heike!

Happy Day 1400 to Isabel!

Happy Day 1400 to Daybird!

Happy Day 1400 to Allison!

Happy Day 1400 to LolaB!

Happy Day 1400 to Connie!

Happy Day 1400 to Fich!

Happy Day 1400 to Hank!

Happy Day 1400 to Ashae!

Happy Day 1400 to Emery!

Happy Day 1500 to Nuchter Maya!

Happy Day 1500 to Janet!

Happy Day 1500 to Denise!

Happy Day 1500 to TheFun4!

Happy Day 1500 to Terence!

Happy Day 1500 to Clear Eyed Girl!

Happy Day 1500 to Hazleyes!

Happy Day 1500 to Case Study Tim!

Happy Day 1500 to Baby Girl Butterfly!

Happy Day 1500 to Primrose!

Happy Day 1500 to Sadie!

Happy Day 1500 to SignGurl!

Happy Day 1500 to Jeannie Yogini!

Happy Day 1600 to Jen is the soberist!

Happy Day 1600 to Sharon!

Happy Day 1600 to LD!

Happy Day 1600 to Laurie!

Happy Day 1700 to Original Beth!

Happy Day 1700 to Leah!

Happy Day 1800 to Amy!

Happy Day 2018 to me!

 

when i don’t drink, i feel better about me

written at 9:30 a.m. local time

today i’m proud of myself. it’s silent, early morning, up before most of the locals on a holiday. the upstairs neighbours are away. quiet. i can actually hear birds, it’s like the shortest day of the year has really passed, and we’re into something new.

it’s not raining. it’s warmer than seasonal which is a gift. my husband who has been sick since the day before the vacation started, is still in bed, still sick. man flu + coughing so much you throw out your back. yes, that’s him. but right now, he’s quiet too, and asleep. when i tell him he doesn’t cough when sleeping, he doesn’t find this curious. i do.

my emotions are in charge of everything i do. if i feel frisky, i make bread and do the dishes. if i feel slighted, i sulk and listen to business podcasts with both earphones in, sorry, can’t hear you. when i like my life, i make dinner. when i’m a slug, we have frozen meals from the frozen-meal-store, which is actually quite good, compared to north american standards. it’s not lean cuisine. it’s actual food. just frozen.

if i feel proud of myself, i keep doing the same things that make me feel good.

and as this new year unfolds, unspools, like a roll of film in front of me, i get to pick where i walk. i decide how many days i go outside (i work from home!). how many times i make dinner. how many times i drink juice. i get to decide whether i want to write a sober fiction book. i get to decide if i learn new things. if i play video games. if i sit in the bathtub.

you’re the writer of this new film, the one called “Me 2018.” you’re also the actor, the stage director, and the costumer. you get to decide what to wear, today i;m here in my plaid pj bottoms and my sober fuzzy socks. i get to choose between all-butter croissants or ‘croissants ordinaires‘ (never pick the latter).

i get to reach out for tools and supports that make me feel better about my life. i remember that how i think about things changes them. the rainy sidewalk becomes shiny with reflected light when i’m in the right mood, and can also be sludgy black and dark on another day. i pick the shiny. i pick the 80% that’s good. there’s something going on right now in your life, in mine, that sucks anus rocks. I’m not discounting my shittiness. i’m focussing on the good parts. and on the parts that i can control. starting with how i feel about me.

and when i don’t drink, i feel better about me. so i’m going to continue doing that.

happy new you ????

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Comments from advance readers:

Jazzie (day 401): “And you inspire me!! … You’ve given me a new way to look at things and life though I’ve thought this was before, your way makes more sense to me. Thank you Belle. Happy New Year!!!”

Flyaway (day 192): “Before your blog I never thought about ‘changing perspectives’ or ‘reframing thoughts’. These tools have changed my life. I’m excited for this new year! Thank you for inspiring me!


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