Sunday, June 04, 2006

... in all my affairs

Scott W. came over and we booked our travel (air and hotel) for a trip to The Big Apple. We'll be there (God willing) from June 30-July 3 if anyone wants to meet us there. Contact Scott, he's my agent.

I got to see and briefly speak to 2 of 3 sponsees yesterday morning at Lambda. I always enjoy that.

My oft-troubled nephew called me and has returned from his first trip offshore. He was out for 3 weeks and seemed to enjoy the new job. I know from experience how intimidating it can be for someone new, so I'm proud that he did it and that he wants to return. He was random drug-tested as soon as he got off the helicopter. And he passed. Whew!

For a few days, I had contemplated going to the Astros game on Saturday night. They were going to give away Astros caps and that's enough incentive for me to get my butt there to get one. I asked several people if they wanted to go with me, none of which could/would go. So I still had not made a decision as of Saturday morning whether to go to the game or not.

After the 8:30am AA meeting, a friend asked me if I wanted his spare ticket to the game. He has 3 season tickets and his partner couldn't go. Well, you dont'have to ask this bitch twice. So I went and sat with 2 special recovery friends -- Jessie J. (69 yrs old, 25 yrs recovery) and Don K. (65 yrs old, 24 yrs recovery). Both of those guys are lifelong baseball fans like me and we have a wonderful time together. Their ages notwithstanding, those guys have so much energy for life; it's contagious. But the Astros lost anyway.

I told y'all about the old film projector, vacuum cleaner and stereoscope pictures that I salvaged from Mom's house. I had put them on craigslist for a few days with no response. So I took them to a second-hand shop and gave them away. I hope the right person(s) will find them and enjoy having them.

So it was a day that began with no real plans. I left it up to my HP to set my schedule, and He/She did just that. When I'm able to Let Go and not control everything seems to be when I am most happy and serene. Now, where have I heard that before?

13 comments:

Scott W said...

Alcoholics are fascinating people.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I have NEVER had to "contemplate" going to a game for two reasons - 1.) you can't get friggin' tickets and 2.) the ones I've been to and plan on going to this season the tickets have all been given to me. Sad ....

dAAve how lucky are you to enjoy the game with two old timers. I can't wait to see the cap.

I see you though,
JJ

Mary Christine said...

What a great day. Can't wait to see the hat. And I can't wait to hear about the trip to the big apple.

Matt said...

Hey! That sounds familiar! LOL.

Thanks for all you do, Dave...

Scott said...

well, it wasn't exactly a day with the Beav like mine was, but an altogether wondeful day as well, eddie!

he he enjoy your trip to NYC, I love travelling!

Sober @ Sundown said...

It's amazing how Letting Go can produce such good experiences.....

BigSkymAAck said...

Seems that worked out well, did not have to go to the game by yourself. Spending time with some old timers. Life doesn't get any better than that.

Mr. H.K. said...

What a Prideful time for a trip...

Diego said...

now that's what i call being at the right place at the right time...

Ricky!!! said...

I'll go to a game with ya in the future

Tab said...

I bet you and Scott will have a great time taking cool HNT pic's in the Big Apple!Look out Harlem..lol!

I just love the Astro's story hehehe
Funny how letting go can work huh?

You crack me up at times and others totally makes me proud to be a blogger...you're just fab daave:)

Thanks for sharing,everday!

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