All posts by Karen T

About Karen T

I am a 51 year old widow who lives with her son, dog and cat. I work as a Sterile Processing Assistant at a local hospital here in town. I have been sober since April 18, 1982 and have not smoked since September 8, 2005. I am a Born Again Christian who loves Jesus and am grateful for each day I wake up. I have found that even in the hard times, like after my husband's suicide that I can still find things to be grateful for, even if they are little things. God always has my back.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A good night’s sleep.

A good cup of coffee.


My son and family, including my four legged kids.

The beautiful tree in our yard.  I never used it admire it so much before but this week, I do!

Patience at work, when things get stressful.

Being able to kill people with kindness.   Maybe not very Christian like but sometimes you just gotta! ;)

Watching my pets chase and wrestle with each other.

Peace when I let it happen in my life.

That I GET to go to work.  There are those out there that do not have that option.

Finally, for the day, the internet which opens up so many possibilities when used wisely.  :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Grateful for my grief support group.

Grateful for my dog even though he has started peeing all over the house. :-(

Sobriety by the grace of God and Alcoholics Anonymous.

A day off work.

Good support systems.

The Serenity Prayer.


A roof over my head.

That my grandson is alright after being hit by a car while bicycling to summer school.


Monday, June 19, 2017

I got to get plenty of sleep and am not rushed this morning so can post this earlier than later.

My new meal plan…..DAY 2…and I have lost a little weight already.

My son getting home safe last night.

My dog, Jax, as he enjoys lounging on the couch.

A new day that God has given me.  Thanks God!


A job to go to so I can pay bills.

My awesome church.

The beautiful maple tree that gives us shade in our picture window.

Looking to the future!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

I am starting my weight loss plan today.  Very excited and a little scared at the same time.  Grateful for support, however.

I got to see my step-daughter running by my house as she and a friend ran a full marathon.

I got up at 6:30 a.m. to start my plan and feel better for not sleeping in too much.

My son’s best friend’s mom for driving my son home after he had too much to drink last night.  He would normally walk the block and a half rather than drive but she saw he was not doing well with that either and rescued him while I was sound asleep.

God, for looking over my son and putting the right people in his life.

Good food that I will be eating.

Waking up sober and nicotine free another day.

I get to start my old schedule this coming week at work and won’t be up at 4:30 a.m. like last week.

Although I miss my husband and my dad on Father’s Day, I know they are at peace in heaven.

This site as it truly is awesome.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy to be off today, as while I was working an early shift at work, I forgot some days to post my gratitude list. :(

Grandma’s Marathon running by my house, something I have enjoyed watching since childhood.


A new person to help get sober this week.  You can’t keep it unless you give it away, they say. ;)

My brother who comes and watches the marathon most years with me.

Patience when I needed it at work this week.

My dog, Jax, and my cat, Skeeter.

My son. :)

My step-son for coming out and mowing my lawn last night and for working on my lawnmower to tray and get it started.

Sobriety and God.

Ibuprofen for my sore knee.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Steve Harvey on the Family Feud.  I love him.  He can make me laugh and laugh and laugh. 

Good plans to start losing weight.

The beautiful tree in front of my picture window that gives us shade.


Good coffee.

My dog, Jax, who has the sweetest face and my cat, Skeeter, who is quite the vocal cat.

My mother-in-law, whom I have known longer than my own mother.  I have known her almost 28 years to the 22 1/2 years I had my mother

My job.

The work week going fast.  My mother always told me not to wish my life away back in school but I love my weekends off…..yes I know I just got back from vacation LOL. 



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

God in my life.

The wicked storm that passed through and now it is nice out. 

Nice coworkers who let me vent.

My son.

Being able to see the sunrise this morning.

A nice manager.

A comfortable couch to put my sore feet up on.

Being sober another day.  Sobriety ROCKS!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Although it was a busy first day back to work, it went quickly and I am grateful for my job.

Getting home earlier as I am working someone else’s shift while they are on vacation. 


My Church.

A nice couch to put my sour feet up on.

My son, as always.

Love from family and friends.


Good food.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Being able to get up and go to church today.

Getting more people from my church on my Facebook.

Looking toward losing this weight and getting healthy again.

My son.

My pets who are like my four legged kids.

Finishing one of my favorite shows, albeit binge watching over two days

Getting a new table yesterday and putting it together myself.  Although frustrating at times, I did it.   I have to get used to doing these things on my own and I want to learn.