Friday, October 31, 2008


October 31 - A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders. Meditations from Conversations with God, Book 1, page114
Hey there my alkie friends. How the hell are you?
Yesterday I had my laser surgery on my left eye. She was not able to complete it because of the blood in the vitreous gel. So she got about 700 hits and shut down. She put me on steroid drops that should clear this up. One more time my left pupil was so dilated only the center part was visible. Still quite dilated today. I should be back to normal by tomorrow. I have been so tired all week as I have not had a good nights rest since my fall on Monday. So I slept in today. And I feel much better now. Today I am not doing a thing. Just a total chill out. I did not even do my Friday 10 AM nor my 12:15 meetings. I was supposed to lead the 10 AM meeting but called last night and asked the host to cover for me and I will do it next week. I do not like to go back on my commitments, but sometimes I just have to take care of ME. If I don't take care of ME, I can't take care of my Sobriety and after all this time I sure as hell am not going to let up on that. My mantra is and has been " YOU DON'T DRINK,NO MATTER WHAT." It's worked for me, and I am not going to change now. I really like being sober, and that makes everything else fall into place. It just does not get any better than that.
  1. Got Gas 2.09 per gallon Tuesday at Costco.
  2. Mamie is so loving when I'm not quite right.

Today I am Grateful for:

  • God, My Higher Power
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie, my schnauzer and nurse.
  • My Sponsor
  • Dr. Feigon's steady hand
  • God's allowing man to find the modern medical miracles.
  • My friends.

Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Scott W said...

$2.09? Sheesh! You'd think we were in a time warp.

dAAve said...

I'm calling you right now.

JubilantOne said...

Wow, typing must be a beeyotch with a dialated eye. Ick.

I took my older corgi (10 y.o. female) to the vet today for her rabies shot and her annual physical. The vet pronounced her "in excellent health." Yay! She even did her trick for the doc.

Once again, scratches to Mamie!

Mary Christine said...

$2.09? I will stop at Costco tomorrow and give a full report on what it costs in Colorado.

J-Online said...

I'm glad you are feeling better after the fall and taking care of YOU. I was at Costco last night and filled up on the $2.09 gas. Awesome!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Glad to hear you are taking it easy and taking care of yourself...

Akannie said...

Probably shouldn't tell y'all this...but gas is 1.88 across the river.

Yikes. It's like a flashback.

Glad you're home....

AlkySeltzer said...

Gasoline @ $2.09/gallon? I still think it should be $1.59.

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I've been gone over a week and am glad to be back reading your blog. You are always so completely honest and non-nonsense. I love that.