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Another day, a little brighter

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I've been in a pretty good mood today. Dinner involved yummy grilled steak and roasted red potatoes (very awesome, btw.) My hubby has decided to join a 90 outpatient addiction program for his alcoholism. He wound up not going to rehab, but I think this option is even better.

Tonight we went to Al Anon as a family. We talked about acceptance and detachment, both things I'm working hard at right now. I'm a control freak; I like being in control of everything, and this is just something I can't control. So I'm learning to let go without pushing him away. It's hard not to play the "find the booze" game, but it doesn't help either of us. Talking candidly in the group I think helped him understand where I'm coming from.

Right now, I'm really trying to learn to work the program. I have a small journal, and I'm reading every day, and trying to take notes on what's going on.

Last weekend, we went to my MIL's house (unfortunately broke a 30 day SP login streak, but what can you do?). We walked the property we're going to be moving to. I did take a picture or two, although it's not very impressive right now since it's covered in pines. :)

But here it is:

The whole property is about 4.5 acres. 2 of that's usable, the rest a bit boggy, but I'm excited. We're also located across the street from one of those lovely white country churches, so that's what I'll see... trees and church. :)

Here's the link to the full album, since the stupid upload decided to rotate the pictures (I double checked... they're oriented properly on my computer!) You can see all the pictures I took here:


We'll also have unrestricted access to 400+ acres of trees, ponds, and river to hunt/hike/fish as we please. I'm not a hunter yet, but I plan to be!

I'll be more inspiring later. Now it's tired time!
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    Wishing your husband much strength and success. We have a nephew who is 24 and is a recovering alcoholic...........it has been a very, very long journey. Thankfully, he is still alive and doing well. Try and be strong, even when you do not want to be....you have made the initial steps together.....that is a great sign!

    Your property is lovely. I can not imagine owning that many acres, how wonderful! If you do not mind me asking, what state are you in? Love the church across the street, reminds me of some charming ones in Vermont. I am not much of a hunter.....my FIL is!
    1825 days ago
    The picture of the church combined with your post reminded me of this - an excerpt from Ash Wednesday, by T.S.Eliot (nope, not from the Bible). The line that haunts me is "Teach us to care and not to care."

    Bless├Ęd sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit
    of the garden,
    Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
    Teach us to care and not to care
    Teach us to sit still
    Even among these rocks,
    Our peace in His will
    And even among these rocks
    Sister, mother
    And spirit of the river, spirit of the sea,
    Suffer me not to be separated

    And let my cry come unto Thee.

    1829 days ago
    I'm glad things are beginning to level out and work out for you guys. Just keep the faith.
    1829 days ago
  • JASI27
    So glad to hear you are all on the right track and working together as a family to beat this! Alcoholics needs support even when sometimes they don't deserve it. But that is true for all of us to some point.
    The property looks amazing and I am so jealous! How great will it be to get out and hike in those beautiful trees!
    1829 days ago
  • BILL60
    I wish you guys the very best.
    1829 days ago
    The link doesn't work for me either... The place looks amazing and it's good that you'll have all these options for outdoors exercising! And I am so glad that your husband is moving forward... Well done to all your family!
    1829 days ago
    The link doesn't work, so you probably want to check on that and try to correct it.

    Good to know that you're doing your best to help him and hopefully this program will help.
    1829 days ago
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