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.

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.



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Being able to watch one of my favorite shows on Netflix.

The beautiful weather.

God in my life.

My son.

Good food.

A good A.A. meeting that used to be my home group when I was pregnant with my son.  I had not been there for a long time, other then popping in here ad there.

Feeling like I am going to move forward finally with getting this house together.

Friday, June 9, 2017

The beautiful morning and the ability to look out at Lake Superior

Good, calming meditations when I use them.

Waking up another day and thanking God for that day as some are not so lucky.

Good food.

My loyal pets.

My son peeking into my room to say goodbye before work this morning.

Good comedy on TV.

God and A.A. 

The smell of lilacs still out there.

Understanding who I am and that I have more work to do on myself even after al these years.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Waking up and seeing that someone loves Regina Brett’s books as much as I do.

Playing with my dog Jax in bed this morning.

Getting to hang out with family yesterday.

Meeting with the contractor to get things going on the work I need to get done my home and feeling a light at the end of the tunnel.

Waking up sober and not smoking another day.

The beautiful sunshine coming through my dining room window. 

Prayer and meditation when I feel my gut warning me about situations.

The Serenity Prayer.

My son moving on with his life with a new job and good friend who are supportive of him.

My pets, especially my dog, who come running to see if I am okay.  Love them like crazy.  

A new book I purchased, Morning Light:  A Book Of Meditations To Begin Your Day. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Good friends who are willing to help support me in achieving my weight goals.

Trustworthy contractors.

Making a decision and sticking with it regarding my house.


My son.

Sobriety and not smoking.

My step-daughter and family. 

Having money to fix what needs to be fixed on house as I did not have water damage coverage on my house insurance. 

The beautiful smell of the lilacs.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Having my son here to support me when I find out our insurance did not have the water damage coverage.

My dog, who came to me and was making sure I was okay as I cried.

Being sober and being able to take it one step at a time.



Beautiful weather.

People who love me.

My Bible.

Prayer and Meditation.


Monday, June 5, 2017

The nice plumber that came to assess my tub situation.

The contractor who is coming to check my dining room season.

House Insurance.  I hope they cover a lot of this.

My son.

God in all his awesomeness.


My grief counselor who has helped me deal with my husband’s suicide.

Prayer and meditation.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

A wonderful church service today.

Good food at the restaurant where my son works.

Chatting with my brother for a few minutes.

Beautiful and warm weather.

That my cat turned 5 years old today.  Happy Birthday Skeeter.

Sobriety… truly ROCKS!

That I still have 7 more days off after today.  I love vacation.

Good neighbors.