Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thursday, February 13, 2008

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Today I need anything that is on acceptance. Page 449/417. I bought two new toilets on Sunday. Designer type, 17" seat height, and they were to be installed today. They delivered them, removed an old one and found a problem. I need a new flange (?) for the guest bath. My bath I need a 10 inch roughout and the one I bought is a 13 inch roughout. Who knew. So SHIT HAPPENS. So the one for my bath is now to be returned and I have to reorder. The guest one is just sitting there and is to be installed at a date to be determined as to installation of a flange. These run about $300.00. AAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!
I got an email from my nephew this AM and my sister is in the hospital with pneumonia. Today is her 76th birthday. Bummer for her. She has COPD and has to be very careful with any respiratory problem. Rosalie has the most positive outlook on everything. And it rubs off on me. Even with being sick she does not feel she has the right to complain. I tell her to lighten up on herself and just get better. We are very close.
I had my double laser treatment in both eyes yesterday. The right one is just fine. I can see better out of the left one but the DR. is not pleased with the progress of the left eye. Gave me more drops for it and I go back in three weeks. She told me I may have to have surgery on the eye to correct the bleedouts. I'm concerned about that, and yes worried, but I am doing my best not to let it get out of hand. It is just another one of those things I have to turn over to God and let him handle it, otherwise I will have the men in the little white coats chasing me. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Come to think of it, that is probably the only way I can get a man to chase me these days. That might be the ticket.
But even with all this shit, I still have my faith, lots of hope, and my sobriety. Tomorrow I will have the same. God has not brought me this far just to let me falter. As long as I put one foot in front of the other, and do the next indicated thing, I will prevail. Sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but always in God's time, not mine.
Today I am Grateful for:
My Higher Power, GOD who is carrying me right now.
My Sobriety, which gives me the strength to use the knowledge of AA.
Dolly, My schnauzer.
My Sponsor, for being an example on how to walk through rough times - SOBER.
Having two feet to put one in front of the other.
A Sponsee that pampered me yesterday.
Loving and caring friends.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Todd HellsKitchen said...

I'm sending thoughts and prayers!

dAAve said...

Here's to men in white coats.

Scott W said...

They're coming to take me away, ha ha!

pat said...

This has nothing to do with your post but I had to tell you that when I read your comment on Pam's post today I nearly fell off the chair laughing. VD? Too funny. Really. Thanks for the laugh.