Handy Woman Jay

After much hemming and hawing and I cannot do it I did it. I plasticed my windows to stop the heat from escaping from there. I have seen the wavy lines in the air outside when I look out the window.

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Super proud of myself for doing them. 

Would like to introduce my girls to you.

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My Spider Plant is Louise Elizabeth. She is a drama queen. Very upset that when I transplanted her I kinda squished her. Last week she attempted to get revenge by falling on my head. Or face rather.

Next to her is Ivy only so called because she is feeling very shy and has yet to trust me with it. Doing very well as you can see since her transplant.

Next to her is Lily. She did not even give me her name lol she announced herself to a girl friend via text. LOL Lily was in the picture. 

Beneath Louise is Shirl. She had some blooms when I first brought her home but lost them. The poor thing was so root bound that today I took a chance and repotted her. Fingers crossed that she will be happier.

Middle girl still being shy and am not sure why.

My final girl is Lottie. She also is a little root bound but still has buds and one is not to transplant when they are in bloom.

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This is Ramses. He has a rather regal bearing and thinks he is a Pharaoh.

They bring me great happiness and I enjoy chatting with them. They are a planted audience. LOL LOL LOL

Dec.11/21

One Full Year

One year ago today I made the decision to quit drinking.
It was a Saturday and I finally faced the truth of the matter.
Quit or die.
No other choice really.
I drank a 66 oz and half of a 28 oz bottle of Rye throughout the weekend and week before July 18/20.
That is a whole helluv a lot of alcohol going into my body and my liver processing it.
I was embarrassed.
I was sickened.
I had had enough.
I have not told many people about the fact that I have quit drinking.
Lately I have become a little more forthcoming.
One of my regular customers works part-time at the LC.
Did not know as he started there after I quit drinking.
But I did tell him that that was why I did not know…..because I no longer went in there.
Another customer wanted to take me for a beer and when I said that I did not drink he asked why.
I could have said nothing and switched the subject but I was honest with him.
And he said: Good for you for knowing that you had to quit.
To celebrate my year’s sobriety I ordered a cake from work.
Or rather I picked out my Jeanne’s Cake. (Pronounced Genie)
Jeanne cakes are either you love them or you hate them.
No middle ground.
Made at a bakery in Winnipeg, my first taste of one came when I was just six weeks old at my Christening.
My Amma had brought one and I got to taste the frosting.
Every year on my birthday until I started to have parties I had a Jeanne’s cake.
I picked out a chocolate with chocolate frosting and took it to the girls in the Bakery.
I worked until 9 p.m. last night and sent J into the bakery to get my cake.
I couldn’t go in there while working as it would have melted and after work it would look funny.
When she came out with it she was smiling and said oh this is exciting!
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Today I posted a pic of the cake to both my Insta and Facebook accounts.
I am doing the social media equivalent to standing on the rooftop and screaming my news to the world.
And with each person’s congratulations; with each I am so proud of you tears fill my eyes.
With each tear that drops the shackles that alcohol helped to bind me in are fully corroded and falling at my feet.
My inner strength amazes me.
My desire to be a better person; a more present person amazes me.
When you are no longer selfish; when you no longer have the veneer of self deception that an addiction to alcohol gives you; when finally you are striped bare of all your outer trappings and look truthfully at your soul; that is when true freedom begins.
©July 18/21
Pictures is my own
First time in 6 months that I was able to visit my wonderful hairdresser on Friday.
I love when she straightens my hair. 🙂
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