May 25, 2016

A Special Anniversary

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As one grows older, one accumulates various and sundry anniversaries all of your own.  Birthdays of course.  Perhaps you celebrate the day you met your husband.  Maybe you married him twelve years later.  Children?  Perhaps I should be celebrating the year we got our truck?  Grumpy is going to be 22 this year. 

What I am doing today is celebrating a special anniversary.  Two weeks after I met George, I finally stopped drinking.  I had a glass of wine one year later and that date is my official birthday.  I’m very grateful that the pressure to drink is gone, and the only thing I have to fight now is my alcoholic thinking. 

What I am celebrating today is a new way of living and the new internal gifts that come with it.  Thirty two years of wonderful gifts.

  • Himself:  Sang happy birthday to me.  Working hard.
  • Herself:  Dinner tonight will be pork loin with sautéed apples and green beans with a butter garlic sauce.
  • Reading:  First Ladies.
  • Gratitudes:  For everything today even mislaying my Drivers License….which George found stuck to my phone.


    1. Congratulations ... Happy Birthday ... Happy Special Anniversary

    2. Happiest of Birthdays to you. Grateful that you quit drinking and grateful to have you in my life.

    3. Yay! Happy anniversary! Have a great day. You deserve the best!

    4. Celebrate your life! Congratulations for being here and knowing why!

    5. A day worth celebrating, perhaps more than most days. Great achievement!

    6. Happy Special Anniversary. Though we haven't met in person I am so glad to count you as a friend.

    7. Congratulations,Mage. It amazes me that even giving up the modest amount of drinking I was doing makes such a difference in how I feel.

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      Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9. Yay, Mage! That's a wonderful thing to celebrate. So was it George that helped you overcome alcohol? Give him a hug for all of us.


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