Wednesday, August 30, 2006


House Cat

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that we read Chapter 5 of The Big Book yesterday at the 6:30am Eyes Wide Shut group and the powerful messages that are in that chapter regarding Steps 3 & 4

that Hayden joined me in attending the 12:15pm AA meeting; a really fine hour of sharing about vulnerability and taking risks

for his insights about that meeting - he told me that what we were talking about is living life on life's terms, something that comes natural to him, a non-alcoholic

that tomorrow is the 3rd anniversary of my last drunk (not my sobriety date, however) and the day that Hayden saved my life (for the 2nd time)

that Friday is the 3rd birthday of 2 of my cats; their mother doesn't care to remember that night

that Hayden and I went to 2 bars and I didn't have any temptation whatsoever to "join in"; it was my first time inside a bar in 2 1/2 years and it's all the same to me if I never go into another one again (that, my friends, is a miracle)

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

-William Faulkner


Scott W said...

Hayden is as charming as an angel could ever hope to be.

Mary Christine said...

What a bunch of great stuff! oh, and I love the cats - Stevie Wonder is my fave so far.

craftylady said...

Welcome to Hayden - have a great visit. I am really proud of you David that you can go into a bar and not feel the urge.

dbv said...

i read that quote and only looked at the william and the ner in the last name and thought wow, captain kirk in smart... brain fart... i agree with the bar scene though... i don't go out as much anymore but when i do, it's sad to see the same people on the same barstools from years ago... (i know where they should be sitting)... lol... glad you're having a good visit w/ hayden...

SCoUt said...

Is that an 80's, gay, cat on poppers, coke and alcohol, dancing to house? Oh, the!
I don't go to bars or clubs anymore. And I can barely take it somewhere like a TGI Friday's. It doesn't make me want to partake. It's the smell that gets to me -- I simply can't take it anymore.
I am glad you are having a good time with Hayden.
Tell him Thank You from me for saving your life -- both times.
You are a wonder, dAAve,

Designer Girl said...

I was having a hard time deciding whether you like cats or just like to torture them, but if you have 3, you must be one of us (i.e., cat lovers, or is that cat slaves??)

Say "hey" to Hayden. I'm glad you're getting this chance to spend time together when you're both doing really well and can really appreciate one another.


Hayden..........I forgot for a moment there that he was coming to visit. Have a kickass time together.
I see you,

sirreene said...

hahaha that Sally ~ she's a pusher CAT. Push her out the door!

Charlie said...

2 1/2 years, wow! That is really great. Excellent quote by the way.

Tab said...

Hi Hayden :)

recoveryroad said...

Thinking of you, matey. Hope you lads are having a good/okay/fun time.


A Tampa Realtor said...

Har Har Har!! Funny cats!

Ricky!!! said...

"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

Sounds like the A.A. program to me

piglet said...

"something that comes natural to him, a non-alcoholic"

My husband is a non-alcoholic and it's always interesting how he and I see some things so differently. He does like to go to AA meetings which is good b/c he was introduced to a real live meeting in Houston several years ago when we were working there.

I have been thinking about you and your visitor. Perhaps you could entice Hayden into creating a blog :)

tkdjunkie said...

Congrats on facing the fear and living on a higher spiritual level than before. It shows that it's possible to rise above our fears and weaknesses. Thanks for sharing!

Gwen said...

OK that cat is flyin! It is freakin me out~

Glad you are enjoying your time with Hayden ;)