Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sobriety Sunday

Not much on my mind today, except.....what is going on with everyone that follows this blog? Haven't heard from many of you lately and just wanted to take some time to check in with some of you and see if there is anything in particular that YOU would like to discuss. Just "throw it out there" and hopefully we can get a pretty good conversation goin.

Hope everyone is well - I'm exhausted today...weeded, mowed, tons of yard work - was sweating my butt off - felt good while I was doin it, but now I'm really tired and it is really hot outside. Soooooo, I'm just gonna do some things "inside" where the air conditioning is. Hugs to everyone!

Guest Blogging for Em


  1. Okay fine I'll start. I'm Emily and I'm an alcoholic! How in the heck is everyone? I am chugging along...I got a job last week, which I am so grateful for. It was starting to get ugly around here. (I'll blog about the new job later) I hand my finances over to God on a daily basis, but it's hard to have faith when you can't see how it will possibly work out. But it always does. Which is a miracle!

    Your turn....

  2. I am going through a tough time right now. But I am thankful for my sobriety and I am holding on to it like crazy! I am 14 months sober and since January my life has completely changed. I have had tremendous loss, and now I am going through a divorce. I know I am sober because I know I have to give my power over to my HP. I know he has helped me and guided me to stay sober because he wants me to be a better person and become the person I was afraid I would never be. I know this move is meant to be and I have to welcome it and I need to stop feeling sorry for myself. I know that even though my husband is hateful towards me, he has actually set me free to be on my own and be who I want to be! He never wanted me to do to much with others, help others, now I can do as I wish without trying to make someone happy who will NEVER be happy. The program I use helped me to get me back. Everyone on this site helps and supports me everyday. I am so lucky to have you all!

  3. I too have some financial fear right now - I've actually known about it since we had our taxes done back in March. We took some early withdrawals on some investments and my hubby "forgot" that we needed to put aside some of that $$$ for the IRS come tax season. When we got the tax returns I about came undone - I've never owed this amount with so many 0's attached to it in my life and I have ABSOLUTELY no clue how we're gonna pay it I sent in what we could before 4/15, but there is a tremendous amount left to pay. They (the IRS) hasn't contacted us yet, but I'm fearing the day I get the letter in the mail. I've decided that I'm just going to take it one day at a time and turn it over to my HP - I've asked for his help & guidance as to how to handle this situation when it arises and I am sure he will be there to give me the answers. I can't worry about it today - I'm being just "aware" that's it out there - can't worry about it and fear it day in and day out....cuz then I'll get in a bad place and most likely do bad things. Grateful for everyone on here and grateful to be sober today :)

  4. Annette...Maybe not a good idea to wait, the reason why is penalties and interest. Work out something with the IRS where they will not keep adding more and more onto the tax bill. If you ignore them, they will not go away, they will only make matters worse. Might want to contact an attorney that specializes in this matter.

    Cinoda (accountant by trade a long time ago)

  5. Thanks for the tip Cinoda - gonna get on that TODAY!! Didn't think about that - was reluctant to share my personal tax crisis, but now I know why someone guided me to do so - to get your HP guides me well :)

  6. I was recently asked by a friend to give my view of "Passages" recovery process vs. the 12-Step approach. Until reading up on Passages, I guess I never realized they did recovery a little differently. Has anyone that follows here been to a Passages rehab or followed their recovery method? Just curious to get some info from someone that may actually be familiar with it.