Friday, February 16, 2007

Perceptions & Realities


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that tomorrow is my Mom's 84th birthday - unfortunately she must spend it in bed as the result of a stroke - unable to speak or eat. Yet she occasionally shows a spark of life and awareness which reminds me that her HP is not yet ready for her. I'll spend a little time with her and hold her hand. When I ask, she will squeeze my hand as tightly as she can and we look at each other and smile.

for a nice breakfast with my sponsor; in our 3 1/2 years together, we have really become good friends and seem to be able to talk about anything going on in our lives, with no fear of any negative consequences. He does, however, caution me from time to time about my behavior and thinking and I can take it without any resentment. This is new stuff for this old alkie.

for an AHA!! moment while watching an old movie - "Cactus Flower" -- I realized how grateful I am that the man I love is not the nymphomaniac that my brain sometimes imagines; in fact, he is the opposite

for more insight from my therapist who has given me some things to work on over the next few days and weeks (Who am I kidding? They are things I need to work on for the rest of my life!)
that the pitchers and catchers report to spring training today for the 46th season of The Hosuton Astros

I am out of town and will be back before you know it - maybe tomorrow, maybe not. I may be able to post on here, maybe not. If you can't handle that, call your sponsor.

"I was told once... in all your awful relationships you must remember the common denominator
----------->YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
~ unknown

30 comments:

Redhead Gal said...

Have a great trip, dAAve!

dbv said...

have a good trip and I heard that quote on Dr. Phil, he was addressing this woman and said "I see three failed marraiges and another on the rocks, the only common denominator is you!"... it was so dead on!! I nearly fell out of my chair laughing from the look on her face, I think it was her "AHA!" moment!! have fun on your trip and fill us in when you get back with pics!!!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

BASEBALL! yeah!
JJ

Mary Christine said...

Have a great trip Daave.

Meg Moran said...

I'm grateful that no matter how early I get up...you always have a message waiting on your blog that makes me either think, smile or reflect...sometimes all 3! AND I'm glad I never did that to my neck.....ouch!!!

Shannon said...

have fun.. where are you going again?

hmmm intersting quote... very true

Blue said...

Have a safe trip & I will keep your mom in my prayers

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Selamat berangkat, dAAve as we said it here.

Ricky!!! said...

That's a very touching story about your mother. Hope you are well

Tab said...

Your Mother is so lucky to have a loving son like you to hold her hand Daave.
Enjoy your trip and don't be too long because I don't have a sponsor yet damnit!

lash505 said...

your mom is the bomb... have fun b-ball man. Also ouchh on the photo. That guy has balls bigger than mine.

recoveryroad said...

Happy birthday, dAAve's mum.

You're really getting into the extreme piercings/posting pix thing, aren't you. Lmao.

Like the common denominator/YOU quote. Too true.

Mary Christine said...

I miss you Daave!

Sober @ Sundown said...

Have a great trip, dAAve. Read you when you get back...

Meg Moran said...

hey dAAve, can (would) you please email me? address is on my profile. Thanks....arrgh!

Rex said...

Hope your visit with your Mom is wonderful. She has been a powerful person in your life, as you have posted many times about her....

johno said...

DAAve your picture with the fastmoving typist... cracks me up everytime I see it, its everywhere :-D cool dude!!

Scott said...

happy birthday to your mom... that's great you can still communicate without talking!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Hope it was a happy birthday for your Mom.

You're a good son...

Miss Independent said...

Dave

You are absolutely right about relationhips, it takes two and I had to learn that the hard way...that to end my pain I needed to remove myself from the situation. You would think that that is an easy thing to figure out, but I guess I can still complicate everything. Anyway, once removed I need to remember that in order to stay safe I need to not let people talk to me about that person because it is his way of getting his messages to me, indirectly. Yep yep good stuff :)

Boston B. said...

happy birthday to your momma. have a safe trip.

AAwoken said...

When I read "Pitcher and catchers" I started to choke...then I had to pull my mind out of the gutter....once again. I am a sick man...
Be safe on your journey

Pam said...

good grief dave,I hardly think you going on vacation is going to warrant anyone having to talk to their sponsor........you goof ball.
Wish I could have seen you at Lambda the other nite...you missed a good time. Have fun.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

O.K. you can post now.
JJ

Piglet said...

ditto jj's last comment. be safe why you are away on your special assignment.

i went to that website (piercings-r-us) from your pics, and dude it's memorizing and addictive. and amazing what some people will do in order to feel.

Tab said...

My morning coffees are not the same with out my dish of Daave..but I will be strong...lol
Hope you are having a great time:)

Shannon said...

I miss you! I know you are having a great time. Was just thinking hey, where is dAAve..??? and thought I would come by and say HI..... HI ((((HUG)))))

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Just visiting. I see that you're still on vacation. I've just came back from mine.

Hope to hear from you soon. Kinda miss your post...

Shannon said...

U totally tricked me, I sooo thought you were back LOL
miss ya

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Just checkin in on ya...

Hope all's well...