Daily Archives: September 22, 2014

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Extraordinary post from a lonely little petunia on four straight weeks of sobriety:

I’m putting this in writing now in case I ever begin to question if my drinking was a problem. If I begin to doubt that I am powerless over alcohol. I fear that day will come… the day when I feel so good and confident that I have kicked my drinking problem that I can now drink like a normal person. I need to remember that there was nothing normal about my drinking and reckless behavior.

And for those of you here who are wondering if you’ll ever hold onto sobriety long enough enough to clutch your 30-day token in your hand, read the whole thing.

A Lonely Little Petunia

Four weeks ago tonight, I had my last drink. I had started at 11am and drank until 10pm. It was my daughter’s 9th birthday, so as any fit mom would do, i used it as my excuse to begin drinking soon after breakfast. I had a drink in my hand all day, except for a brief one hour window when I drove my son a half hour to football practice and then stopped at the liquor store for more wine. It was also a Tuesday, making the whole thing even more pathetic and bleak. The fight with my husband, the shame hangover, the dry heaves, and the bile were just lovely added bonuses.

I’m putting this in writing now in case I ever begin to question if my drinking was a problem. If I begin to doubt that I am powerless over alcohol. I fear that day will come… the…

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repost: the advantages and disadvantages of sober power

Slave to fashion that I am, now I have to figure out what sort of costume complements sober power. And is there a decoder ring to go along with the secret handshake? This is all so complicated.

Nevertheless… Read this very thorough post from primrose at taking a new path on the vantages and disadvantages of sober power.

And while you’re reading, I’m off to the costume shop. Good thing Halloween is around the corner. Gives me a leg up on this thing.

taking a new path

if sober power were a new form of renewable energy, like solar power, hydropower or wind turbines, how would it rate, compared to that hoariest of fossil fuels, alcohol?

  • sober power is free. supermarket bills shrink rapidly when cranberry juice takes the place of wine and spirits, and restaurant meals become almost laughably less expensive.
  • sober power does not pollute your body. your skin as the outermost organ shows signs of healing first. I used to think my foundation shade should be named ‘Ash Grey’…now it is more ‘Pink Lady Apple’.
  • sober power is infinitely available. like the world’s oil reserves, the costs to me of using alcohol as a fuel will rise exponentially until I can no longer meet them. but sober power will carry me indefinitely for as long as my feeble frame will permit.
  • unlike solar power, it can be used on cloudy, overcast days, and at…

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