April 16 - God is in the sadness and in laughter. In the bitter and the sweet. Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1" page 60
Hi my alkie friends. How the hell are ya. Things are pretty good in this neck of the woods. My left eye is improving. Things are blurry but the focus problem is gone. The distortion is gone. I am so grateful for the improvement I just want to shout from the streets, the rooftops, and the top of the world. Actually, I am on the top of the world. As long as I am sober, I will remain on top of the world. Sobriety ROCKS.
Now to the story on the fearless hunter - Mamie. Mamie is my 14.5 lb. miniature schnauzer. She is quite the little hunter as are all schnauzers. It is part of their breeding. She goes nuts with squirrels, birds, or whatever when it is outside and when I let her out, she just turns into a silver streak. She's fun to watch. I call her my OCD Schnauzer because of this. She is on 24/7. This past Monday night I was watching TV and she was in my lap and then her head popped straight up and out of the lap she went across the living room to the fireplace. Her head was just a bobbing and her stance was as if she were stalking something. Then she tried to get in the fireplace but the screen blocked her. So I got the flashlight and beamed it into the fireplace and there it was, a blackbird. It was about that time that the bird flew above the screen and started flying crazily through the LR. I have a cathedral ceiling and the poor thing was just bouncing around on the beams and into the wall. And within inches was Mamie just chasing it around the LR into the Dining Room and I ran to the back door and opened it. I thought the bird had flown out because Mamie went out and a quick run and back in. So I sat down to watch the news and listen to her rummaging around the room as if the bird were still in the room. A couple of minutes later she was at my feet, pawing me and growling. I looked down and I'll be damned if she wasn't sitting there with the blackbird in her mouth "Look Daddy, DINNER". The look on her face was priceless. Such pride, such accomplishment. As I got up and yelled she dropped the bird and I picked up a plastic paper sleeve from the paper basket next to my chair and put the bird in it and threw it out the back door. She was fine with that and did not try to go out there. Later I let her out for her last "business" and she did not go near where the bird should have landed. The next morning the bird was gone. Probably was eaten by a raccoon or a possum or a cat or - maybe it just passed out from fright and flew off later in the night. I would like to think the latter, but I will never know. Oh, by the way, I closed the flute or whatever in the fireplace and now the heat or air will now just be in the house. I wonder how much heat escaped this year.
Tonight I am grateful for:
- God my Higher Power
- My Sobriety
- Mamie, my OCD Schnauzer
- My Sponsor, went home yesterday.
- My right eye
- Being sighted
- Having what I need
- My lost insurance check being reissued
- The simple things in life.
- All y'all
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah!