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#FOWC – Intriguing

in·trigu·ing ; /ˌinˈtrēɡiNG/
adjective
  1. arousing one’s curiosity or interest; fascinating.
    It is so intriguing to me that even the base supporters of the current occupant of the White House are not ABHORRED with this man and why is this man still president?? He has no ethics, no moral compass and hasn’t a care in the world about what he says about anything or anyone!!!

As you all know, I am a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1 and last night they did such a hilarious parody about Trump and the women in his life. So for your Friday enjoyment, I hope you laugh as hard as I did!!! “Trump: The Rusical”!!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!!

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#FOWC – Symptom

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“Though our decision (to stop our drinking with this program of recovery – my words) was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us. Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions. Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory. This was Step Four.”

I say all the time that I can do Steps 1, 2 and 3 every day all day, however Step Four has always been the hardest for me and now I am about to embark on it again because, I know that since 2016 when I turned 50 and removed 2 1/2 years of sobriety and began the vicious cycle of chronic relapses and forays into recovery, that I have a lot to inventory and take accountability for. It will be hard and I am sure I will sad, angry and even hurt by what has to put down on paper, but I also know that when it is done – I will be further along in my journey to sustained recovery.

Big Book Personal Stories Part III – Freedom from Bondage p. 544

I relate so much to the first two paragraphs of this personal story from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous linked above. I guarantee you that if in my teens or early twenties I had been diagnosed as bipolar with tendencies to have bouts of depression, I don’t know that I would have been as prone to have the issues with alcoholism and addiction to cocaine that I have struggled with so much intermittently in my 30’s, 40’s and now early in my 50’s. Then again, Maybe I would have. As I always say, I am forever a work in progress!!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!

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#FOWC – Radar

ra·dar: /ˈrāˌdär/ – noun

  1. A system for detecting the presence, direction, distance, and speed of aircraft, ships, and other objects, by sending out pulses of high-frequency electromagnetic waves that are reflected off the object back to the source.

  2. An apparatus used for radar. Plural noun: radars

  3. Used to indicate that someone or something has or has not come to the attention of a person or group.

Related imageAs a person who not only suffers from being bipolar with depression but also has struggled through chronic relapses and forays into recovery, I always believed that my drinking or using was going on under the RADAR unless of course I was truly drunk or otherwise. Only a true sick person would not see that their behaviors when using never change and they always on their loved ones radar.

On Saturday 3/16/2019 I picked up a new 60 day chip, my 60 days was actually on 3/9 but I wanted to get my chip during our monthly BBQ at my home group The Goliad Group. It is so great to have people in your life that never judge you no matter how many times you fall and get back up!!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!

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One Liner Wednesday 3/20/19 – I Lay Down My Pride

Everyday I must remember to “lay down my pride” when dealing with anything that I think is unfair because I know that my Higher Power whom I chose to call God has my back!!!!

For your pleasure a little Christian Rock with Jeremy Camp’s – Lay Down My Pride!!

 

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!

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One Liner Wednesday 3/20/19

#FOWC – Beware

Be·ware: /bəˈwer/
verb

Of course we have to have a little bit of heaven in this post too!! We sure do love our four-legged babies!! We have always been blessed with absolutely gorgeous pups!!

 

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Crissy, Stitchy, Sadie, Zailey and Little Bitty!!!
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Zailey, Sadie and Stitchy

Happy International Women’s Day 2019

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Today is International Women’s Day and I want to make sure that all the women in my life know how extremely important they are to me and how blessed I am to have them in my life.

I want to thank those women in the blogosphere who contribute daily to my reading enjoyment and often times my learning about different topics. It is because of you that I am reminded daily that learning is power.

I also need to tell the women that follow this blog and those who visit, read and comment on any of my posts – that I THANK YOU and I am proud and blessed that you take time out of your day to visit my blog.

The hashtags for today are #IWD2019 and #BalanceFor Power!!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage” today, thanks for stopping by!!!