Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday Night, March 17, 2008

By their decisions your religions have created lasting, indelible impressions. By their decisions your societies have produced their self-portraits, too. Are you pleased with these pictures? Are these the impressions you wish to make? March 17 Meditations from Conversations with God Book 1 page 154
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Alllllllllllllllkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeessssssssss!
Isn't it great not to be guzzeling green beer today? Won't we all feel better tomorrow for not having done so? Aha, the miracle of being sober.
I missed Daave's debut yesterday. I had planned to go, but had forgotten a prior commitment to two of my best friends. My friend Joe and his partner of 29 years, Karl. We have been friends over 40 years. Karl has pancreatic cancer and is failing daily. The Dr.s say he is holding and the cancer has not gotten any worse. NOT happening. Anyway, I decided to give them the day off from cooking and as we are all Irish, I offered to fix Corn Beef and Cabbage In a slow cooker and bring it over. So I did. Joe made a loaf of cornbread and we just pigged out. Joe did not care for the cabbage, but Karl did. We had a very nice afternoon and evening together, as we always do. Karl's handling of his cancer with courage, class, and determination has been an inspiration to me. He is 58 and will be 59 in May 8. I do not think he will make it and neither does Joe. I hope we are wrong. It has been almost a year since the diagnosis, and most pancan patients do not make it through the first year. So, please remember my dear friends in your prayers.
I got to sleep about 4:30 this morning and got up at 1:30 PM. I just puttered and filled out the paperwork for my IBM reimbursement for my Medicare Plan B premium. They reimburse 80%. I feel very fortunate to have this. I am also very blessed to have the income that I do have. It is enought for me to make my mortgage, utilities, prescriptions, and food. Not a lot left over for entertainment anymore but I make do. I have a roof over my head, a doggy that loves me, my sobriety, friends, and a spiritual way of life. I AM BLESSED.
Today I am grateful for:
God, my higher power who watched over me in my years out there.
My sobriety, that without I could not make it.
Dolly, my Schnauzer, for those special kisses.
My sponsor that's there if and when I call. (I need to work on that)
Not having a negative outlook on life.
Inspiration from friends both in and out of Alcoholics Anonymous
Boston's gratitude - just really nets it out.
Today's posts of my fellow bloggers.
Leftover corned beef and cabbage which the micro is telling me is ready.
A microwave that doesn't really talk, but dings.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Pam said...

damn..I want some corn beef and cabbage and cornbread!!! real real bad.

Scott W said...

I had seafood gumbo instead. Yummy!

dAAve said...

Here's a micro-ding.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Heard you're having some lousy weather out your way today (Tues). Hope all's well!