hi i'm chrisWelcome to my crazy world.

This blog used to be something different. A lot of it was about Al-Anon, as that saved my skin on more than one occasion.Mostly I wrote about other people,  because it was so much easier than writing about myself.

But truly, most of it is about recovery from one thing or another. I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at one point. Even though I aged out of it I still have issues now and then.  I am being treated, both with medication and with psychotherapy, for bipolar depression (bipolar II) and several anxiety disorders. I’m quite candid about what goes on in this brain of mine, and I hope that won’t scare you away. (I would rate it somewhere between Pet Sematary and  It.) My recent rescue puppy, Pookie, will often be featured as well.

I used to have a separate crochet blog, because I’m always crocheting one thing or another. Instead, I’m merging the two, and you’ll be privy to my fun and/or frustrating projects as I go! 🙂

Put your feet up and stay a while. Hope you get something here and leave what doesn’t help you.

P.S. Please check back to read the Welcome Page now and then. It’s mercurial. Like it’s writer. 🙂

Peace. xo



You are a follower on my older blog, which is no longer active and will be taken down fairly soon. I would be delighted if you would maybe check out the new blog I have:


Maybe you’ll consider following this instead, on Bloglovin’ or other social media. I’m also keen to work at collaborations with other bloggers if it is ever of interest to you too.

Many thanks,

Blogger and BMS Student


    Hey Emma,

    I’ll follow you anywhere, and I’d love to figure out some sort of collaboration with you (the pen’s been rather dry at the moment!).

    Warm regards,


Hi Chris
Was wondering how you had been —have a wonderful summer
your friend Andrea


    Oh hey Andrea!
    I’ve been thinking about you! Lost your phone number or I would’ve called you. I’m doing well and I hope you are too. You have a wonderful summer as well, okay?
    HUGS, Chris


Good luck with your life challenges as well as with the blog challenge. Crocheting is very therapeutic. I nkit and crochet and found it truly gave me an out when things were difficult in my life. Looking forward to meeting more bloggers.


    Sandy, thanks so much for the words of encouragement and for stopping by. I think the blog challenge will be mostly fun this year, because I’m more prepared! I wish you luck as well, and you can bet that I’ll be stopping by to see you often.


Keep your faith in God Chris!


i’m ever so glad 2 see that you’ve been posting … found ur website & am glad 2 hear how ur doing…keep up the great sharing and thoughts — ur stories r funny & thanks 4 ur email – i look forward 2 seeing it 1st thing in the morning … abg (always be grateful) ..love that saying ..u rock on 🙂


    Wow, thank you! I’m so glad my website does that for you. ABG — way cool. You rock on too, girlfriend. Always. Have a great day. ❤


I really like your site. I especially like your sentence “All about recovery from the past, from life, from everything.” I am working on recovery from Gambling. But realize that perhaps co-dependency was my first addiction. Over-eating is one also. I have been reading several books this past 2 weeks on healing and recovery. I think the 12 steps is a good place to build a foundation, but I am adding other information to this for recovery. I like your manifesto, and am going to start writing one out for myself. Thank you for sharing and I can see how hard you work, you are a winner. Love to you.

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    Overeating is one of mine. I also have to be careful with overspending. But co-dependency seems to be at the core of everything, which is why I go to Al-Anon and not the other recovery programs so much. I LOVE reading and also add other things to my recovery. Go for it. Go for broke. (no pun intended). Judith, thank you so much for stopping by, and I love it that you love me! Right back atcha. Keep on keepin’ on.


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