Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday Night, April 24, 2008

Every heart has its secret sorrows; which the world knows not;
Often times we call a man cold, when he is only sad. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hey there, my alkie friends. What a day I had today, oi vay. Really not that bad. Just always wanted to use that line on my blog without seeming so dramatic. Got up at my usual Noon AM. (ha) let Dolly out to do her duty, and did a couple of things in my nice clean kitchen. I even cleaned up after cooking last night, and my plan is to clean after every meal. Yeah right. I always intend to do that, but I am going to make a concerted effort to follow through. Maybe this ole drunk can learn new behaviors. Imagine that.
I also had a couple of IM's from two friends surprised to see I was signed on at 9 AM. Not near as surprised as I. I was sound asleep at that hour. Don't know why I was signed on, but this is the second day in a row. Guess it was the internet gremlins.
I was exchanging IM's with my friend Joe when I heard this loud BZZT, the lights flickered, and out they went. It is 1:15 PM. All my phones were out also. But I do keep an old fashioned one connected just for this reason. It was strange to hear the de do dot do de do do as I entered the numbers and heard the dialing after I completed the input. Anyway, I called Joe and told him I was not ignoring the rest of the IM but the lights were out. After that, I went out and got the mail and the paper. Then got a tub of wash together, can't do that w/o juice. Sat in my chair, and thought well, I'll do this or do that and quickly came to the realization that everything I was going to required electricity. So I showered, dressed, and went to a movie - 21. So so movie. Got home at 5 PM and still no power. It came back on about 6:30 PM.
Tomorrow is my double dip day for meetings. Always look forward to these. I guess I could say I go meeting hopping on Friday. Nah, that's too close to bar hopping and those days have long been gone. I really enjoy my sobriety, and the mostly full memory of each day. What a change. I'm blessed.
Today I am grateful for:
God, my Higher Power.
My Sobriety.
Dolly, My Schnauzer.
My Sponsor.
Sober Soldier has 7 days today. (Stirred up memories of my early days)
The blessings of the blogosphere.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


dAAve said...

You were powerless all afternoon, eh?

Scott W said...

Oy! You know that 12:00 AM is midnight, right?

Bill said...

I think meeting hopping sounds like a good idea. It's meeting skipping that seems to lead back to bar hopping.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Have a swell weekend, Zane!