Entry 3: Day 6 – Pale Green Things

The heat beat down from overhead. I stood, my pale, thin frame towering over the young potato plants. It had been a dry summer that year in NE Pennsylvania. Nine Inch Nails punished my ear-drums...Read More

Entry 2: Day 5 – Blurred Lines

The phone rang. "Hi son, I can't make it for our night. I have to work." My 10 year old heart sank. It was the third week in a row. I had already come inside from my place by the curb,...Read More

Entry 1: Day 4 – shadows of things

As a pale, skinny and withdrawn child I could feel the impending move to WV. My parents had divorced 4 years before when I was 8. There was something there. It was a sensation, a feeling. It...Read More

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Day 1 – Again

Here we go again. Sober 24 hours. Drinking for the past week. Such a slippery slope. My Texas trip was not a good idea. I need to get sober for at least a good amount of time before I even...Read More

Day 34 – Finally home!

So exhausted, just landed and it's almost midnight. My 12 year old daughter is sick, so it's a challenge getting her to the car right now. I will have so much to write about tomorrow, though,...Read More

Day 33 – Eraser

So I had some great news today, my daughter decided to finish high school! I'm super excited! She's still in California right now, in LA, and God gave her another chance. When she called me today,...Read More

Day 32 – I want to go home.

I pray to God every day, that I had a different life, and didn't have this constant, loud voice telling me it would be so much better if I had a drink in my hand. Maybe I'll be sober one day for...Read More

Day 31- It is what it is

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Day 30 – Not Sober

Yep. I drank. I let my Sober Sister down, although she is still incredibly sweet since my confession. Visiting Texas, away from my husband, away from Washington. Are you as disappointed as...Read More