we are well.

we are well. hosting an open house today for anyone who needs a place to go. or to eat. lemon poppy seed cake in the oven now.


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

  • Glad to hear you are ok. As soon as the news broke I wondered if you were alright. My thoughts are with you and other Parisians during this truly awful time. X

  • I’m really glad that you and Mr Belle are OK. What a shock this awful time has been. It’s still difficult to take in what has and is still happening. I hope for peace and sharing good lemon cake with open hearts. Take care. xx

  • Belle, I am so relieved that you and your husband are safe, and so very sad for the victims and their families, and for lovely Paris. A close family member who was extremely dear to my heart, and one of the warmest and most welcoming people I’ve ever met, used to make lemon bread/cake and bring it whenever a little cheer and nurturing was needed. Coincidence that you too are making and sharing lemon poppyseed cake as a gesture of healing after something so terrible? I think not.

    And starve that anus wolf. As you know, listening to him and drinking will only make all of this worse.

  • I am glad too. It is such a horrible thing to happen to Paris. It isn’t just Paris that is affected, we all stand with you during this horrible atrocity.

  • I have just joined this site and immediately thought of you as well. We are all grieving for France today. Senseless. Happy to hear you are well and sharing your kindness with others in need.

  • Sobriety enables us to be present in the midst of tragedy doing the next right thing for our fellow sufferers. Sobriety gives us a contented and USEFUL life! Thank you Belle for being of service to your fellow humans, a warm gathering, tea and lemon poppyseed cake will definitely warm hearts and souls. I too, thought of you. Glad you are well.

  • Thought of you straight away when I heard. Happy to hear you are safe and well. How horrific, I have cried buckets all day…but I didnt drink 🙂

  • So relieved you are well. And it’s just like you with your big open heart to open your home at this time. Take care of yourself, and all our love to you and all in Paris.

  • Great post. So right re: which bastard Wolfie are you going to feed? Don’t let those a-holes win by drinking. We need to stay strong and focused more than ever. Being mindful and present is an absolute must. Glad you’re safe.

  • Belle, I’m very glad to hear you’re well. I thought about you yesterday and hoped you were doing OK in this tragedy. Wishing you strength and courage, which I know you have buckets of anyway!

  • Belle, I am relieved to hear that you and your husband are safe. Praying that peace will end these horrors. My own problems seem so petty compared to this.

  • OK.. to keep from being the insane definition that Einstein quoted: “Doing the same thing and expecting a different result = insanity.” I am doing something different this time. I found YOU. I’m going to the toy store and buying a mini cooper matchbox car to keep with me thanks to your analogy Belle. I’m following this blog. …and here I am POSTING to this blog. I’m out there now. I’m in the sober seeking stratosphere. This crept up on me like a very quiet snake…I can’t believe I’ve had to admit that I have a drinking problem. I still can’t say the label. I don’t know if I ever will be able to call myself that.

    This is my DAY 2.

    • I was thinking of you reading about the atrocities. Thanks for letting us know. Love ‘n peace to all who are in this sober community, xo