Monday, December 7, 2015

15 Months and 3 Days


Tree is Up!
Dear Readers,
My cataract is gone, and I have a new lens in my eye.
I don't know exactly how much this surgery will help me with some of my vision problems, as some time will be needed to heal the eye. 
I did drive today, and I didn't run myself or anyone else off the road, and that's a good thing!
I still have light sensitively, which is a bit disappointing, but I am hoping this will get better.
It was the lack of depth perception that was really scary, and that seemed normal today!

The one thing I can see are ALL of my wrinkles and this I do not like! (Hubs gave me an ultimatum this weekend…"Stop talking about your wrinkles!" We know how this well this worked. Huh. How long have we been married?)

Today I went to an AA meeting, and I needed to see some real people. Being cooped up in the house is not fun if it's not my choice. So it felt like such a great freedom to drive myself around, and go out!  I am so very glad I went. These men and women are a supportive group that lets each person be himself/herself. And because I am a hugging kind of person, I can give and get a lot of hugs!! 

I try to be positive at these meetings, because drinking has caused so many people so much pain. When I share, even if it's part of my former pain, I want new people to see there is another way, and it's good. Many of the long term sober people do this, too. They share all the positive things that have happened to them once they turned away from the darkness of drinking. 

Life is good without drinking. 
In fact it's better, because I get the good stuff without the problems that come from drinking too much.
Yes, I can go out and have fun and not drink. 
Sober life is funny, it's crazy, and it's always interesting.
I laugh, I cry, I get mad, I hug, and I kiss hubs.
Especially now, as he just brought me dinner!!

On Day 459
XO
PS - I will start to catch up on your blogs tomorrow!

24 comments:

  1. So so glad you are feeling better. You post is full of optimism. It is one of the reasons I love your blog. It always gives me hope.

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    1. Dear Time,
      There are times I have to talk myself into hope, but if I read uplifting things, that helps!
      Not to oversimplify life, because life is complicated, but because we need hope.
      To know there is a better way for us.
      Hugs sweetie!
      And thank you.
      xo

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  2. Wow, I'm so glad you can see! Hope the light thing settles down and the wrinkles end up being the only thing you can't see. Take care. xo

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    1. Hi Thirsty!
      Me too!
      It's strange, I can see my hubs 5 o'clock shadow almost into his pores!
      Kind of scary, too! LOL
      xo

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  3. Wow, you have a Bionic eye now!! Awesome:) I'm glad you are out and about again. Your tree is very pretty and quiet bushy! I posted mine too, it's not as bushy but it has birds on it. ;)

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    1. I love a fat tree!!
      But this one was hard to hang ornaments. We could only use real light ones!
      xo

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  4. Hi Wendy,
    I'm happy to hear from you! And glad your eye is getting a little better, would be great if the other eye problems would disappear too! :-)
    Don't overread yourself on my long long posts, can't imagine that is a good thing. :-)
    Sending hugs (lots!) and love,
    xx, Feeling

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    1. Hi Feeling!
      I am laughing!
      I will try to read your post today!
      My other eye can not be fixed. But I'm used to that.
      xo

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    2. Aaah dear, and here I am moaning about my shoulder, doing hardly anything to improve it by myself. :-( I am humbled by how brave you are. Thank you for inspiring me. :-) <3
      xx, Feeling

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  5. Great to hear from you, and laughing at your 'how long have we been married?' question!

    On the wrinkle front - I used to really fret about my frown lines. Even got to the point of looking up Botox :( but have noticed recently that they are so much less pronounced nowadays - but my laughter lines are more visible. Hey - I've found a downside of sobriety ;)

    I know what you mean above about talking yourself into positivity. Looking back the majority of my positive posts are me talking myself into a better frame of mind.

    Glad you are back and let's keep making new laughter lines together! Prim xxx

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    1. Thank you, Prim!
      I agree and cheers to laughter!!
      xo

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  6. Hooray! It's amazing to me that you are driving already--that's wonderful, I'm sure your presence at the meeting gave hope to those who need it. And don't you worry about any silly wrinkles!!! Listen to hubs! xx

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    1. I never listen to him!
      He knows that!
      Lol!
      But I am going to try to ignore how I look for awhile!
      xo

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  7. Hi Wendy,
    What a beautiful Christmas tree. I'm so glad you are on the mend, and that you can see! It's wonderful news.
    Wrinkles are depressing. But I try to remind myself that if I wasn't getting older, wrinkles and all, I wouldn't be here. And that thought is just depressing. Getting old is a privilege that not everyone is afforded. Besides, you are beautiful. A x

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  8. Yay you're back and your eye is fixed! And all the better to see your lovely tree :) xx

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  9. I cant see any wrinkles in your picture.
    And if there are some, they just show that you have enjoyed life.
    Anne

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    1. Hi Anne!
      I have lots from all my years of teaching kindergarten!
      And tying a billion shoes!
      xo

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  10. Glad the surgery went well Wendy and it seems that I am not alone in my views on your blog - your hope and laughter is inspiring so thank you for continuing to share even when times are frustrating for you. Have a fanastic December, that is quite some tree!
    Harry x

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    1. Hi Harry!
      Thank you!
      Frustrating it can be!
      But not today!
      Today is good!
      xo

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  11. Glad you are out and about again. I know what you mean about enforced house arrest due to illness. I managed to finally break out and get to a meeting on Monday...
    Hope the recovery from the op continues well.

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    1. And I hope you get better, too!
      You were really sick!
      xo

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  12. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I'm a big hugger too :)

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