Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pirate Patch

January 4 - A true Master if not the one with the most students, but one who creates the most Masters. Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1" page 114
At dinner last night Daave and Rick and I discussed my eye and the possibility that I may have to wear an eye patch. Today I got a jovial comment from Akannie about an eye patch and pretending to be a pirate. My take: Me a pirate - Hardee Har Har, maybe a Johnny Depp type pirate but for sure not a blackbeard type. When we were talking last night I commented that my eye patch would be black with a red patch or red with a black patch and of course have several rhinestones. I certainly can't afford diamonds.
Stop the presses. Stop the world. My scale has informed me that I have broken 300. I now weigh in at 298. Just down 28 pounds for the year. 46's are getting closer.
On another note, I reconnected this evening with a woman with whom I was in the mental hospital . We haven't talked in 10 years or so, but she recognized my voice immediately. We laughed and giggled a bit. She was one of the bright spots during my "Mental Mergency".
You all know I love humor, I would rather laugh than cry. Well probably not at a funeral, but afterward would certainly be ok. That's why I love the line on page 132, 16 lines down and 16 lines up - we absolutely insist of having fun. I've probably misquoted it by at least one word but get over it. I think I got the point across. We are not a glum lot. Those are two of the best "NEWS" in the big book. Other than we never have to drink again. It just won't get any better than that.
Tonight I am grateful for:
  • God, my Higher Power
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie, my OCD schnauzer
  • My Sponsor
  • Akannie talking humor to my eye situation, LUVED IT.
  • Good Movies
  • Good Friends
  • The weatherman' foul up of yesterday's and today's weather.
  • All Y'all.

Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


dAAve said...

Don't forget that the eye patch must be of genuine leather.

dAAve said...

On Saturday night
with you and Rik
the three of us
sat and ate

yall had burgers
i had chicken
and now
you're two ninety eight

Scott W said...

Add to that the principle behind step 2 -hope- and 'there is a solution'.

Findon said...

Fun. Yes thats the way. I could not lt go, I was so inhibited by what I thought other people would think of me. So, I got on a roller coaster. And I screamed and laughed and was frightened. I realised that, that is what it is supposed to be like on a roller coaster. And I enjoyed it so much. Now Im not scared to have fun. Great post. Can't wait for a pic of the eye patch. Mines going to have a pic of a white rose. The emblem of my county.

Syd said...

Johnny Depp huh? You will be a magnet of some sort.

big Jenn said...

Ahoy Matey! Arrgh! I've lost a few pounds myself. I've got some chaps to get into! jeNN

Trailboss said...

Can I have some of your weather please? I am sick of cold and ice and snow!

Trailboss said...

Abby was a pirate for Halloween!!

Akannie said...

Ah, my friend. it was said (by someone, somewhere...that "laughter IS the best medicine."

How's the old orb today?

We are not a glum lot, we absolutely insist on enjoying life. We are sure God wants us to live Happy, Joyous, and Free.

(That was the HOOK that kept me coming back,,,even in the beginning, when being sober hurt so much.)

hmmm...hook, pirate I sensing a pattern here??


Todd HellsKitchen said...

Congrats on the weight loss, Zane!!!

peanut said...

I am proud of you and your weight loss !!!!!

Good job. I know it's hard to stay focused and hang in there.

Why do you need an eye patch?
to rest the nerve?

I know you'll come up with something "zany" for your patch.

Love you ! keep up the good work !

Bill said...

Congratulations on working your way to being a slimmer pirate!

Akannie said...'s January 11th.....WHERE ARE YOU ?????????

I'm not seeing an email addy for you. I miss you.

Just so's you know.....