...and I can still smell the fresh ... hangover?? I know that those weren't exactly the words with which Old Rose began her reminiscent tale, but bear with me. I had been fascinated by the story of the R. M. S. Titanic long before James Cameron's movie came out—even before Robert Ballard and crew discovered the ship's remains … Continue reading It’s been 34 days…
Wow. I hadn't meant to go this long without writing. I've had lots of thoughts and have been learning lots of stuff, so much so that my mind has gotten a bit flooded. It feels like the Three Week Rule got to me again. I started off so strong with this blog, churning out posts … Continue reading Been here before, but maybe—hopefully?—not again
The Experiment I wrote the following (verbatim save a few minor corrections) on Halloween night. I had been thinking way too much about having a drink after my Octsober was over that I knew I wasn't going to escape the craving. My nomo clock hit 31 days at 9:23 pm, so, after I put my … Continue reading Post-Script to Oct-sober
A couple of days ago,1 I listened to Annie Grace's podcast episode #118, "Why Don't You Drink Alcohol?" Annie answered the question describing how she was able to quit drinking without hitting "rock bottom," listing several logical and compelling reasons for why she felt she was done. I agreed with them all. They all made … Continue reading Day 31: One Last Test?
Today has started off REALLY well. My smart alarm woke me up in the middle of my wake-up window, which is a change from usual; most often it wakes me at the very beginning of the "ideal" window, or at the very end—which doesn't seem very "ideal" at all. And, I had a productive conversation … Continue reading Day 18: What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Monday morning. Ugh. Only left the house once this morning (progress?) but I hit snooze nine times. Going to be late for work. And I even had my clothes laid out and packed, lunch made, coffee too, and pretty much stayed on task. Just didn't leave myself enough time. Gah! All Damn Day I have … Continue reading Day 15: Quitting or Beginning?
Finally, I got back out there and went for a run—and I can call it a run because my Health Mate app said so—ha! In reality it was more of a jog/walk, but seriously, I don't care. I'm just glad I got my butt back in gear (literally) and got moving. And I was out … Continue reading Day 13: Zombies, Run!
[I had a lot on my mind this day… so I split this post into two parts] 2:00 pm Weird. I have no appetite today. I went to Dunkin’ this morning and ordered all the usual things and, rather than tearing into them like I usually do, I had to encourage myself to start eating. … Continue reading Day 12.2: Hacking Through My ADHD
It's 4:37 in the bloody morning. Why the bleep am I awake?!? Can't shut my mind off. Turning on another "Game of Drones" episode of the Sleep With Me podcast, hoping that will help me keep my eyes shut for a little while longer. [That seems to have worked] 'Noshin' on a New Book! I'm gobbling … Continue reading Day 12.1: Bottling Up Down Time