Monday, April 20, 2009

Reunion Approaches

April 20 - You cannot lie to yourself. Your mind knows the truth of yoour thoughts. Meditations from "Conversations with God Book 1" page 11
Hi alkie, hope your last few days have been great. Saturday was a helluva lot wet here in Houston. I mean wet. DId I say wet? Sat night was Hoedown at Lambda following the speaker meeting. An old friend has returned from a couple of years of more exploring out there. He is young and I hope and pray that he gets it this time. The speaker Saturday night talked about how he had been a chronic slipper and finally fot it and how grateful he was for the arms of Lambda to always be open. This could not have been planned better.
The Hoedown started at 9:30 and I got to dance a whole dance this year before I started losing my breath. Minus those 30 lbs. has made a diffence I think.I'd like to be down 60 pounds more next year but 30 is fine. It's all fine as long as it is down.
I left about 11:30 and was home by midnight. I could not help but compare that to my drinking days when I was never home before 2 AM when out, which was usually 31. (31 is the new 24/7) the change is SWEET!
Yesterday afternoon the phone rang and it was my ole classmate from 1959, Sueanna. I had told her I would pick her up when she came in, so that was done at 2 PM this afternoon. We spent the afternoon together, drove around and then had dinner at the Cafe Adobe at the Marq E. She had mentioned she really missed Tex Mex so I suggested we go. It was well worth it. Then I took her back to her hotel and we will probably get together again this week. Then Friday night is the start of the 50th High School Reunion. Hot damned, the last time I saw a lot of these people, they were 17 or 18. This is going to be interesting. We are having an informal dinner at the Potato Patch on 1960 Friday night and then the BIG day is Saturday with a reception starting at 2PM and dinner at 5:30. Hell, that's my usual lunch hour. My mind is going 90 to nothing and I have all these scenarios going on on KFUK. But I've done a good job of keeping that in check and am just going to let it play out. I feel a bit of pride that I can do this. Being sober sure does change us and the way we handle life in session. Man, Sobriety Rocks.
Tonight I am grateful for:
  • God, my Higher Power
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie, my OCD loving schnauzer
  • My Sponso
  • My Right Eye
  • Being sighted
  • Memory lane with an old friend.
  • Living through a Monday without a movie.
  • Being up today before the crack of Noon.
  • A beautiful day.
  • Humor and laughter. (laughter is good for the soul so my soul has to be doing pretty damned good.)

Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


dAAve said...


Syd said...

You are a good and brave soul to go to your reunion. I've thought about it but haven't tripped down that memory lane yet.

Pam said...

Oh I can't wait to hear how the reunion goes!

Scott W said...

You are braver than I.

Prayer Girl said...

Have a wonderful time this weekend.

I have never been to a school reunion and don't expect that I ever will. Went with hubby to his some years back - it was fun and enough for me.

Still praying for your improved vision,
Prayer Girl

big Jenn said...

Have fun at the reunion. I only went to one of mine, the 30th. I decided I still don't like high school.jeNN

Prayer Girl said...

I wanted you to know I just gave you an award. You can see it on my blog.

Love Ya,

Steve E. said...

My 50th was GREAT! Because I saw a lot of guys (all male school) who were looking VERY old...and I don't look (or ACT, by the way -grin!) 75.

But some of these men have moved to Naples as winter residents, and want to meet every month. I tried, but we are just too different for it to ne enjoyable for me. I'd rather be writing a comment on your blog. That's the truth!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Keep laughing, Zane!