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Sunday, April 4, 2010


     We had 14 people over for Easter today. My sisters, nieces, and nephews. Also my mother in law and brother in law. It has been years since I had the whole family over. We used to do it for most holidays but that was BA. Before the addiction.

Anyhow, we had a wonderful time. We ate and caught up on the family. We sang with the kereoke machine and most everyone participated. The weather was great.

Beth called twice. She has been calling 3 times a day lately. I suspect she is trying to get clean again after that last three week bender. She calls a lot when she is doing well. The calls are fewer and fewer and only about money as her use escalates.

I hope you have had a good holiday.


  1. I am so happy for you. Thanks for sharing your good day with us. I think we all know how significant such a day is in the family of an addict.

  2. I'm glad you had a nice Easter and were surrounded by family!

  3. So glad you had an enjoyable Easter. And I find encouragement in that Beth is calling. You know... it always touches my heart when the kids think to call US on a holiday!
    God bless.

  4. Sounds like a fun family time! What songs did YOU sing? I hope Beth keeps calling and that this is the beginning of the end for her addiction.

  5. Barbara,

    I sang Crazy by Patsy Kline, La Bamba by Ricky Valens and It's a Heartache Nothing but a Heartache.

    Thanks to all of your good wishes. This constant calling without ASKING FOR MONEY IS NEW BEHAVIOR.

  6. Easter is a time for rebirth. I hope Beth keeps calling and focuses on getting and staying clean.

    I could never sing kareoke in front of anyone! :) I am so impressed. Thanks for sharing your Easter with me/us.

  7. When to hang on and when to let go..that is the tightrope we walk as parents and loved ones of addicts and there certainly are no easy to read instructions. I will keep visiting your blog-it's on my blogroll. Thanks for writing.