Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday Night, March 10, 2008

Every heart has its secret sorrow, that the world knows not.
Often times we call a man cold, when he is only sad. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
How the hell are ya tonight. I truly hope we all had a great day even if it was Monday. Even thought I am retired, I can still recall the Monday Blues. Well at least a bunch of them. There were a lot of Mondays that were still a part of my Saturday, Sunday PartEEEEEEEEEEEE. Many, many Mondays I did not make it to work. Many, many, many, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays I did not make it to work. My motto could have been neither rain, sleet, nor snow shall keep me from the joys of ALCOHOL. It's a friggin miracle that I made it to retirement. I was absent a LOT. One year I was out 97 work days and that did not include the 20 days vacation or the 12 holidays nor the 4 personal days that I automatically got. The average work year has about 220 workdays, so by that average and the sum of my absentism, I worked less that 1/2 year and got paid for all 365 days.
Man, am I ever glad I got sober. It is a miracle.
Today, I got up at my usual noon and 1/2. (12:30) I usually get in bed by midnight and watch TV, or read and turn the lights out somewhere between 3 & 4. Occasionally earlier. So I do not have a guilt trip about the time I get up. When I do have to get up earlier, I depend on one of those inventions called the alrarm clock. Getting up earlier is something I have planned to do such as a Dr.s appointment or a meeting on Friday. Or maybe an outing with friends. And I am perfectly comfortable with this. I love the luxury that I feel that I have earned. (Even with all of my absentism) I no longer have a schedule that I have to keep. Except the schedule to and for myself. LOVE IT!
Today I went to the movies. Actually it was a movie. Hardly ever do I really go to the movies. Movies indicates more than one and the double feature was killed off while I was a teenage or at least in my early 20's. Anyway the MOVIE I saw today was an absolute loverly little thing "Mrs. Pettigrew Live for a Day." A GEM of a movie. I highly recommend it. It was heart warming, pulled at the old heart strings, funny, and entertaining. And the men were very good looking and sexy. Now so were the women, but naturally I noticed the MEN. I loved the costuming and details of the clothing, makeup, and all of that. I really enjoyed it. How unusual for Mid-March. Frances McDormand was at her best. I hope she is not overlooked come the end of the year.
Today I am grateful for:
My higher power, God.
My Sobriety.
Dolly, My Schnauzer.
For the posts of fellow bloggers that I enjoyed today.
That I can enjoy reading Pam even if I can't leave a comment.You did right, ghurl.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


dAAve said...

I read your words today.

Pam said...

I WANT RETIREMENT...but I want it NOW.
I hope your eye is doing OK darlin'.