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Notes and a Plea

Hello, again.

Sorry I’ve been MIA. First there was the back-to-work part, then there was an all of a sudden, out of the blue, holy crap, I’m sick part. That’s still going on.

Ended up going to the ER to see what’s up, but no definitive answer. Taking meds that make me woozy and set the tremors to “nuts”, and am hoping things resolve soon, cuz I really don’t want to go back. 5 hours is long time to be in a hospital gown. ūüėČ

I haven’t even thought about drinking, and when I see someone doing so, it’s not in the slightest bit tempting. How cool is that?

Well, just a short note, cuz the meds gave me a nasty headache, too.

Forge on, #dryjuly4breastcancer !!!!

Now, to the important part: I ask any and every one to please, please send prayers, healing thoughts, healing energies, whatever you can to my neighbor’s¬†darling little girl who has been fighting neuroblastoma, and has just had a relapse. She’s about to undergo all the crap needed to remove the newest tumor, and it’s sheer torture for her. She needs our help, and lots of it. So please, in whatever way you do what you do, ask for what you ask for…do so for her. Thank you.

©Pip Miller РJuly 2015

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News Flash


First off: I made it through yesterday with flying colors. I don’t remember the thought of drinking crossing my mind¬†more than once, and then it was gone. And sleep, oh, sleep…I’m out like a light once I fall asleep. Last night our neighborhood literally sounded like a war zone and it took forever to be able to sleep. I’m still tired.

Now the news: my computer has been acting up quite a lot of late – New Mexico is dust central, and we have original crank windows in this house (which means even closed, there are still cracks). The two together means that the corner where I am sitting (next to a window because there’s no where else I can put the computer) is a lovely dust magnet. I tore the computer apart and cleaned it, but the dust is relentless and I’m sure that’s what’s causing the problem. Add to that the fact that I will be working a LOT (like 7 days a week for some of it) between the end of the month and September, and it all equals less time online.

by ivy_icons on LJI plan to blog (I can do it from my phone if all else fails) the rest of #dryjuly4breastcancer, and now that I’ve gotten back into the hang of stress-free, ‘this is my life’ blogging, I’ll keep it up. Maybe daily, maybe not. The point is, blogging and Twitter (and Instagram…I love Instagram!) will be the easiest things for me to do on my phone, and with less time, the rest will fall pretty much to the wayside for a while. I¬†won’t be¬†forwarding blog posts to G+ and FB, because then people reply there instead of here, and I won’t have time to check them; instead it would be great if (assuming you want to keep reading!) you’d follow me here on WP, or Bloglovin’, or just by email.

I hope you decide to follow along, because I really do enjoy stress-free blogging, and I’ll even throw in a freebie or two of energy healing along the way. ūüėČ I DO still do energy healing, though I’ve been focused here on Dry July and breast cancer research. In fact, doing remote energy healing gives me such a wonderful feeling and helps relax me (how could helping others NOT be relaxing?!)…that will benefit my Dry July goal, too. ūüôā

Anyway…off to work. Enjoy your day!!

©Pip Miller РJuly 2015

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It taxes me…

denialUgh. Every single time I decide to stop drinking, for whatever reason, the universe sends me a test. Sometimes it’s a little test, sometimes it’s a real pain in the ass…and sometimes it tears me down in order to – hell, I don’t even know what. It sucks and it hurts, and yesterday it threw that kind of test at me again.

Actually, it’s kind of obvious why it throws that particular test at me; it’s showing me things for which¬†alcohol has been used as rose-colored glasses. Things that will keep rearing their ugly heads more and more as the number of dry days grows. And it wants to see if I’m going to be able to take them on without succumbing to the pull of those rose-colored glasses.

I did. And I will. Because raising money for breast cancer research is more important than numbing a bit of pain. And, for those who are not aware of it, the sugar in alcohol (that includes the carbs in beer) actually FEEDS breast cancer, and can be the cause of it in some women. So let’s see: numb the pain, feed a cancer…nah, that doesn’t sound appealing. So I’ll live the pain, and work through it. And hope that you’ll continue to donate¬†and spread the word about Dry July, which will give me the incentive to make it through #dryjuly4breastcancer, and help those who have (and those who will discover they have) breast cancer.

We can do this, together!!!

©Pip Miller РJuly 2015

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Dry July Begins

Last night I drank the last drinks I’ll have for at least 31 days, and they were pretty icky, sad to say. I started today with detox tea (seemed the sensible thing to do), and am now drinking an acai berry tea (it’s yummy).

Wish me luck, and please, don’t forget to donate to the Avon 39 Walk, which¬†is the reason for this dry July!!!

©Pip Miller РJuly 2015

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Dry July, Breast Cancer Research, and You

¬©Keri (Pip) MillerA few years ago I stumbled across a blog called, “Tired of Thinking About Drinking“. In it she mentions that she’d decided to do a “dry July” and not drink for the month, and she’s been sober ever since (go, Belle!). The phrase crossed my mind again the other day, and today I thought I’d do a bit of duckduckgo – ing, and see what came up under ‘dry July’.

Come to find out, it’s an actual challenge that’s been going on in Australia and New Zealand since 2008! People sign up and donations can be made in their name (or just in general), and the funds go for¬†people with cancer. Now isn’t that a really cool idea? Check it out!

secondSo, I had a brainstorm: I will do “Dry July”, and am asking for your donating help. Now wait, before you wander off…it’s not about me. The not drinking for a month will be, obviously, but I’m asking that you help motivate me during the month by donating to my friend Tamara’s Avon 39 Walk!!! The walk is in September (39 miles in TWO days!) and its purpose is to raise funds for breast cancer research, and every tiny donation helps.

What do you say? When you donate just add “Dry July” to the description (or in place of your name, if you prefer), and we can all track how much is donated over the month.¬†Having people put their money where my mouth is will give me accountability, and I won’t let you down!

Believe me, this is going to be much harder on me than it is your pocketbook. ūüėČ

I’ll be tweeting and doing Instagram pictures with the hashtag #dryjuly4breastcancer, so follow along! I may blog the month, too,¬†but I haven’t decided yet.

Thank you ahead of time for your donations and the motivation!!

©Pip Miller РJune 2015