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Sharing the ways distracting has worked for me, my ups and some unavoidable downs.

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What Saving Frogs Looks Like

Today my husband and I went to volunteer at the local forest preserves, cutting down and burning buckthorn. See the photo above? On the left is forest that has been cleared of buckthorn. You can see through the trees; it seems airy and bright and now other species can grow around the trees. But on the right is the dark, scary forest that we're just starting to work on. Most of it is buckthorn. It can have two-inch thorns. Apparently buckthorn emits a poisonous substance that affects the ability

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BAKING A CAKE

BAKING A CAKE I'm thinking of baking a kind of cake. It's not really a cake; it's more a metaphor for the resounding question, 'Where do I go from here?' Ingredients: One chick healing from withdrawal, aged for 11 months in the benzo recovery barrel. One laptop A handful of talents and abilities: Can sew. Can paint. Can read. Can write.  Get a house with plenty of rooms. Take the aged chick. Don't worry if her skin is burning, she has the jitters or she has no appet

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Life Always Goes On

First time blogging! Ho boy!! I've been realizing that as I wait to be fully recovered, the days, weeks and months are passing. While I've tried, from the start, to sort of keep my hand in life, it's been an uphill battle. So I think a good way to use this space would be to show some of the projects I've started, or will start, just to keep my mind occupied and use this time wisely.  Here is my first project. I'm re-upholstering a chair that used to belong to my Great Aunt Gretchen. Sh

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