Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday Night, April 7, 2008

Sometimes, when a person is really deeply asleep, you have to shake him a little.
April 7 Meditations from Conversations with God Book 1, page 191
Heeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyy AAAAAAAAAaaaalkies!
In reading the above, I went What? Then started analyzing the quote and came up with this. I likened it to complacency with my sobriety, I get so smug in my security of sobriety that I can easily feel invincible. And without fail, something happens that just snaps me to attention and realize how cunning, baffling and powerful this damned disease is. Just a thought to share.
I had a wonderful weekend at Rosalie's. I got there about 3 PM and we had a quick catchup on all that's going on with each other. Then Sam, her 43 year old son that she lives with, got home. We had dinner and then at 6:30 Rosalie went to bed. This has been her routine for about 30 years. She is also up at about 2 AM. After she went to bed, Sam and I had a real good visit and talked, talked, and talked. We talked about his various girl friends and I shared the story of Rick with him. He wished me well on this and then we got into politics. We had a lively but sane conversation. I wish Rosalie and I could do this, but we cannot talk politics. She gets so mad at me that I usually do not agree with her views. I mean she goes BOOOOOOM! Sam and I laughed about that. I really do enjoy talking with my "baby" nephew. I also have grand nieces and nephews that are about his age, plus great grand nieces, that are teenagers and early 20's. And then some great great grand nieces and nephews that are single to double digit in age. Most of them I do not know, but they are out there. But that is a whole other post.
Saturday, Rosalie and I went shopping and the same on Sunday. Sam was in a bowling tournament on both days so I'm glad we had our time on Friday night. Dolly and Rosalie's Dog, Bessie, are just like two cousins that have not seen each other for quite some time. They run in circles and then from one end of the house to the other. Bessie is 6 and Dolly is 15 but they just romp and play like pups.Then they run down and lay down next to each other and rest. Then today I got up about 10 AM, had breakfast with Rosalie, and came home. Took a different route than usual. NO FREEWAYS. Just the back roads. What a peaceful and enjoyable trip. Lots of spring flowers (no Bluebonnets) and very little traffic. Took me 2 hours and 10 minutes and it was also about 12 miles shorter. Just may make that the usual route.
It is good to be back home. Caught up on three days worth of newspapers and of course the blogs that are my dailys. Really missed those things.
Today I am grateful for:
God, my higher power.
My sobriety.
Dolly, my schnauzer.
My sponsor.
Rosalie and Sam.
The quiet of the country.
My friends and fellow bloggers.
Bill celebrating one year of sobriety today.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Pam said...

I'm glad you got to get away and have a good time.

Bill said...

I loved reading this post. I'm happy you got to spend time with your family.
I enjoy taking the byways. There is so much more to see when you slow down and take the back roads. I've made the best discoveries that way.