Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Night, August 29, 2008

Are you willing to endorse the ridicule of your fellow human beings? Are you prepared to give up glory on Earth for the greater story of the soul fully realized? Meditations from Conversations with God, Book 1, page 145
OMG. Gustav. Here we go again. I hope not, but if it happens, and it could, I pray for the strength to get through it. I pray for all the people that are in it's path. National Hurricane Center just released an update stating it will probably be a Cat 4. When I left my neighborhood at 8:45 AM, gas prices were 3.31 a gallon. When I returned about 3 PM those same stations had raised their prices to 3.49. This is what drives me crazy. I have no control over it and I have to let it go. I have to let it go. I have to let it go. Did I say I have to let it go. Ok. It is now tattered, scratched to death, mortally wounded, and I am letting it go. HA HA HO HO HA HA HO HEE, they are coming to take me away, they are.
Sarah Pallin's hair looks like she just got a Beaumont Do. (Only A Texan or someone who lives here knows what I mean) Not a political statement, just saying.
I did a 10 Am meeting today, and then the 12:15 Lambda meeting. The topic at both was the 10th step. The 12:15 chair played a Joe and Charlie 8 minute tape and then the meeting was ON. They were both good meetings. One of the 12:15 attendees with a little over a year sobriety, chose to share on Obama's speech last night and stated that we must talk about that more. I just thought to myself how inappropriate for an AA meeting and I was just sure someone was going to comment. Not a peep. I was rather pleased that a scene did not ensue,(cross talking). But I did notice some of the guys talking to him after the meeting.
Mamie was just having a fit at something outside the dining room window. I just checked and there were three rather large frogs there. She just wants to get out and chase them. Bless her heart, you know schnauzers are natural "ratters". And not only that but Mamie is a bit OCD with her window watching. She sits in the DR window and then comes to the breakfast room and looks out in the backyard. She just goes nuts when when she sees a squirrel or a cat. I let her out when there is a squirrel in the backyard and she is a silver streak going at 'em. And they just sit on the fence and sort of taunt her. Now she is a miniature, about 12 inches tall at most, but she can propel herself about 4 - 5 feet in the air. Just one jump and those squirrels are gone. Zap and Zip around the top of the fence and then back and of course Mamie is right behind them. I can just hear her....OH Goody Goody, I'm gonna have the best lunch ever. And this can go on for almost ever. But if I tell her in the house, she looks at me with those sad brown eyes as if to say, But Daddy........... I say house and here she comes. She is so good. God was good to me when he sent her to me via Schnauzer Rescue Of Houston. It was a definite God Shot.
Have a great and Sober weekend. I sure as hell will.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


dAAve said...

Yeah, when Cr_____ made that Obama statement I was cringing in my seat. But he's made similar comments before so it wasn't unexpected.
He seems to forget what affect he may have on a newcomer. Much less me.

Scott W said...

Mamie is smart and sweet, can't beat that!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Well, I found my way to your new blog, and I updated the link to you in the blogroll on my own page.... No harm done.... Maybe Blogger decided to drop hyphenated blog names or something???? They keep making little changes here and there.... I'm still wondering what happened to Quick Editing.... Which i adored!

AlkySeltzer said...

Having not been there (of course! -grin-) I cannot help but wonder why SOME one did not speak up about a sharer even hinting at a political speech if this was a real AA meeting but to each his own, I guess.

But I've been wrong before. Yeah, there was that time about 47 years ago.....VBG!
Steve E.

Zanejabbers said...

Steveroni, the gentleman was talked to after the meeting.