Monday, December 14, 2009

A Weekend to Remember

Ultimately all Spirit renounces what is not real, and nothing in the life you lead is real, same you relaionship with Me.  December 13 - Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1" page 100

What a truly weekend to remember.  First it was election day here in the great city of Houston.  The city elected a new mayor who happens to be a lesbian.  But not one word of her opening remarks were reported in the media of this nation.  Her opening remarks in her 9:30 PM speech, paraphrased, were " I am so proud to be the Houston's first elected mayor that is a  graduate of Rice University."  What a great line.  What a woman.  She is also a member of Mensa.

Secondly, I was a guest at an open house for two lesbians celebrating the completion of their new home.  What a house.  Just a little place out off Memorial in about 7200 square feet. A kitchen to die for, with an island that is unsurpassed by any I have ever seen.  The house also features two pieces of art by Scott W. facing each other from the entryway to the far wall of the living room.  Oh, and the two hostesses, welll, they are in the program with long term sobriety, and I am blessed to have them as friends.  Ah, the gifts of sobriety.

Saw a movie "The Road" today.  HEAVY.  But with Viggo Mortenson at his best.  Then it was off to Park Plaza Hospital for a visit with Joe.  He is doing quite well.  Sitting up watching TV and talking on the phone when I arrived.  We had a good visit.  Seems he will go to a Skilled Nursing Facility focusing on physical rehab during the next week.  He is on an 1800 calorie per day diet.  Hell, he usually gets more than that just in his daily intake of wine.  He tickles me, he has given up liquor, just drinks wine.  Reminds me of chapter 3, "switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natual wines................."  This is my favorite chapter in the big book, More on Alcoholism, page 30-31 to ad infinitum.  When this was read at my first meetings, I so identified with it that I knew I was in the right place.  (I also call it More about Zane. Read it that way once and was called to task about it by someone I respected, but who has never mustered more than a year in the last 25.  At the time, I thought he was an old timer.)  I am so happy to trudge the road of Happy Destiny that they wrote for us.  I just wish they could see what they blessed us with throught the help of their Higher Power.  Sobriety rocks.

Tonight I am grateful for:
  • God my Higher Power
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie my schnauzer
  • My Sponsor
  • Petey, our weeney dog houseguest.
  • Joe's progress
  • Sharing recovery with others
  • Friends
  • All y'all.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah!


dAAve said...

Glad that Joe is doing better. It's gotta be tough.

Prayer Girl said...

I read "The Road". You're right, HEAVY!!!
It was terrific, but dark.

I would like to see it, but not at Christmas. I fear it would pull my spirit down. We'll see.

Sounds like a wonderful open house.

Love and prayers,

Syd said...

I was thinking about that quote today and re-read Chapter Three in the Big Book. Thanks for sharing that.