Unsolicited Advice

Grace

Grace
I had a crazy busy weekend, at least it felt full. Saturday morning I cleaned the house, got a pedicure, had the most wonderful tea party bridal sh...

The Hard Stuff

The Hard Stuff
Last night I stayed up late working on bows and gearing up for my craft show this weekend. Surprisingly I don’t feel stressed or under pressure for...

Being Better

Being Better
Something I’ve noticed here lately, but especially over the weekend, is that Jeffrey makes me want to be better. A better partner, better friend, b...

Life

Life
As I was getting ready for work this morning, I was thinking about why I’ve been struggling to write here lately. Jeffrey has asked a few times ove...

Forgiveness

Forgiveness
The Ninth Step – reclaiming life “We are achieving freedom from the wreckage of our past.“ When we start the Ninth Step, we’ve reached an exciting ...

Who You're Supposed to Be

Who You're Supposed to Be
The other day, a friend of mine told me he read our Dogs and Other Unsolicited Advice introductory post and thought, “Wow, she really put it all ou...

Feelings Aren't Facts

Feelings Aren't Facts
I’ve had writer’s block lately and started to question if I will have enough to write about consistently. I can only tell my story so many times, s...

Expectations

Expectations
So, first I have to say that I love just about all the dogs, but I’m much more selective when it comes to people. While I do not believe that Jeffr...

Morning Routine

Morning Routine
The favorite part of my mornings are when my better half is getting ready to leave for work and brings to me in bed the two most important things i...

Dreams

Dreams
As part of my routine since getting clean almost four years ago, I take a few minutes every morning to read a daily meditation from a book called J...

A Series of Events

A Series of Events
An ironic series of events took place. Ever since I got clean and started sharing about my recovery on my personal Facebook, many, many people have...

Marriage Is

Marriage Is
If you’ve been following our story, you most likely know that Jeffrey and I were friends for quite a while before we started dating. If you didn’t ...