Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Pursuing happiness ...

"The shakes grew worse, and I looked at my watch -- six o'clock. It had been one o'clock when I last remembered looking. I'd been sitting comfortably in a restaurant with Rita, drinking my sixth martini and hoping the waiter would forget about the lunch order -- at least long enough for me to have a couple more."
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, page 201

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that there are fewer things that I do today that I can't do with moderation (think about it)

that I am able to keep reminding myself about my powerlessness with my Mom's illness; it is so damn frustrating for both of us (as many of you know)

for a fine AA meeting about Serenity yesterday -
what it is, how to get it and how to keep it

for internet voice chat - Hayden and I spoke for 42 minutes last night and it was free (he's in Trinidad)

to have someone in my life that I can talk to for 42 minutes - if you know me, you know that I absolutely hate talking on the telephone

that tomorrow is

that I finally finished the list that is below - I have no idea why it was so difficult for me; only my therapist could tell you (if I had a therapist)

The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
-Benjamin Franklin

10 comments:

Scott W said...

Damn that Rita! She always messes up lunch.

The reason you had such trouble finishing your list? You're weird!

Mary Christine said...

That man certainly has a leg (or two...) to stand on.

Gwen said...

I am really glad to hear you got to talk to Hayden.

I love your list. It is perfectly weird.

Have a great Wednesday dAAve see you on HNT ;)

Trudging said...

My mother warned me about Rita

Sober Chick said...

I love chatting too. I am an iChat whore. I wonder if there is a 12 step program for that.

So was your chat with Hayden rated PG-13?

:)

Anonymous said...

glad you got to talk with Hayden. say hi for me. good to read your blog again.

SCoUt said...

Yea, a chat with Hayden!
And, yes, you qualify for the weirdness, dAAve.
Peace,
Scout

Tab said...

{{I hear you and your Mom}}
Yeah to Hayden and you online :)

lash505 said...

Stay close to mom. Your a good son.

Designer Girl said...

Does that guy have 3 legs???