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PJ .. Healthy Living Professional

Hollywood, Florida
I am a 53 year old alcoholic, , living in Oxford, Mississippi with my husband of 20 years, and my sweet, funny kitty-cat, Boots.   At the age of 50, I decided I wanted to do whatever it took to get sober and to truly enter into recovery.  In May of 2007, I went into... Full Bio
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Prayers (Please!) by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Everything pretty much the same here. Had a few good days after seeing the doctor and getting on new meds, but today, I'm back to where I was.  Supposed to follow ... Read on »
Kill Me Now. Please. by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Still wide awake and so sad. It's 12:52 AM and I have to get up at 5:30AM. For work. To get ready to go to a job that I'm beginning to hate. A job tha ... Read on »
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Haven't blogged in soooo long, and darn it, I MISS it.  I'm a sporadic journaler, a sometime tweeter and a fickle facebooker, but I've been blogging off and on for over 6 y ... Read on »
How long is Elestrin (estradiol gel 0.06%) effective after expiration date? by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Questions & Answers in Menopause My doctor gave me a bunch of Elestrin (estradiol gel 0.06%) samples following my physical today. I have a prescription, so it's something I can use, which is great, but they a ... Read on »
We Will Not Regret the Past...But Can I Have a Do-Over? by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism *SIGH* Just discovered something you should NEVER do on Facebook. Search for your ex. Especially "the one that got away." You know. The one relationsh ... Read on »
A Good Day by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My 4.90 Kickbutt Miles Pathway to Peace Today was a good day.   I ran 4.90 miles. It was hard. I ... Read on »
Running To Nowhere by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I'm tired. Slept until 3:30 PM. I know it's part depression, part exhaustion, too much running, not enough healing in between workouts, etc. When I awoke, I had a ... Read on »
Happy BirthdAAy To ME! by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My, my... how time flies! Today is my 4th Sober Birthday. Yep, I'm FOUR YEARS SOBER TODAY!! Yay me. It's been a quiet, good day. Hubby and I celebrated w ... Read on »
Working Girl? by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Took a teller assessment test for a possible job with a bank yesterday and PASSED! Also had a call from HR about an hour ago, but we're playing phone tag right now so hav ... Read on »
Cooking with Whine by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I made Chicken Divan the other night.  I haven't made it in FOREVER, and definitely not since I got sober.  However, I needed to come up with a dish that could be frozen ... Read on »
Too Pooped To Post by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism It's Saturday and I'm pooped. This week has been a whirlwind of activity. Nothing major. Just stuff I'm not used to doing anymore. On Monday, I cleaned the house from top ... Read on »
I'm Not Lovin' It by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am in a bog of quicksand, known as Resume Hell, and sinking fast. I have to find a job. My hubby is constantly stressed out because of all the debt we've amassed, an ... Read on »
Under The Weather by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My honey and me are both sick. Chest congestion, nasty coughs, and now upper respiratory symptoms as well. I think I got it on the airplane from Denver to Atl ... Read on »
WARNING: Wonderland Ahead by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Go read  Jeremy's post, Cunning. Baffling. Powerful . NOW! Wow. Powerful, right?! And, oh, how I relate... When I came back from skiing, I stayed overni ... Read on »
Sober Skiing in Snowmass by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I DID IT!! I went snow skiing in Snowmass, Colorado for a week with my former drinking buddies ski chums, and I DID NOT DRINK!! Even when my ass was falling off. ... Read on »
New Years Eve News by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hey, y'all.  Haven't updated for a while, and just need to catch my breath a bit and say "Hello, I'm still here!" Don't know why that's so important, except I guess ha ... Read on »
New Kid On The Block by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Hey, y'all. There's a new guy in town.  Go welcome Seth at Telling War Stories to the the Recovery Neighborhood. Go on now . . . . .  . Shoo! Read on »
Please Pray by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I'm leading our 5:30 meeting this afternoon.  As usual, I'm putting WAAAAY too much thought into this - how I'm going to do it, what I'm going to do and say, what I should ... Read on »
Then God Shows Up by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism How perfect is this?! Note cards for the chronically insecure - aka ME! As I was concluding the post As Sick as Our Secrets, my husband walked into the room.  I qu ... Read on »
Weird, Wild Stuff (warning: not a serious post) by PJ .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Submitted for your consideration, an ordinary, middle-aged couple move to another state... a state where neither have lived previously... yet a state strangely familiar. ... Read on »