Once, hours before hosting a dinner party, my husband and I decided to change the light fixtures on a ceiling fan we’d scarcely noticed before. Nevermind that the food and hosts still needed work or that this involved a Saturday afternoon trip to Home Depot. Swapping out perfectly good sconces for almost identical ones became the number one priority.
If you notice my theme looks different, you’re not imagining it. (If you didn’t, uh, nevermind?) I came in to put up a short post and changed all the sconces instead. It was an accident at first because I couldn’t figure out how to get the column-thingies at the bottom to appear on the right without changing the theme and this is why I like words like ‘sconce’. They are soothing and they distract and deflect.
I’m going to be on a podcast tonight called The Bubble Hour with fellow sober bloggers I respect and adore. It will air at 9pm eastern standard time, but if you don’t get to listen then and still want to, it will be available afterwards on the site. The series is also available here on itunes.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Sobriety Bloggers
The earliest stages of recovery are marked by an inkling that something needs to change, and a budding curiosity emerges to ask such questions as: “What is normal drinking?” “How much is too much?” “Am I an alcoholic?” And “how do I quit drinking?” From behind the safety of our computers screens we pose the uncertainties that trouble our souls, seeking information and all that comes with it: guidance, comfort, direction, and hope. So it is that many stumble upon the frank world of sobriety bloggers: others in recovery who chronicle the ups and downs of their own personal journeys, sharing the experience as both an exercise in healing and in service to others. Join us as we speak to the authors of four popular recovery blogs:Mrs D is Going Without, Bye Bye Beer, One Crafty Mother, and UnPickled.
Show airs at 9pm EST, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific. HERE.
This opportunity came after a dear friend I’ve come to think of as a kind of angel graciously sent it my way. I know there are countless others better suited to talk about sober blogging, and I’ll try not to screw this up too much. As with any service opportunity, I’m not too worried because it’s been my experience that the words come together if I speak from the heart.
Also, I will be doing this podcast from home in my jammies. I don’t think you’ll be able to tell because this isn’t a Jetsons-style podcast, or at least I don’t think it is. One way to find out, and I hope you’ll tune in to listen or download afterwards.