Monday, April 30, 2007

Yes, there is a substitute ...


... and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Scott W. snapped this picture of me as I was pigging out on a giant hotdog at Barnaby's yesterday. Mary Christine is also seen here, snapping a photo as well.
Zane and Pam were looking on with glee, amazement and jealousy.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE EXPLANATION



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that Pam, Zane, Scott and I had the initimable pleasure to meet and greet Mary Christine, who is here on a short trip from Colorado. We had coffee together, then ate dinner together, then attended a Sunday night AA meeting together. We're all alcoholics and none of us got drunk.

for this SERENITY ZONE I have experienced the past 2 weeks; quite possibly the finest time of my sobriety. It's different than the pink cloud I was on for my first 3 years. I have actually felt spiritual and emotional changes happening within myself. It seems like my HP has put me under construction to see what I can become before Hayden and I resume our lives together. We both know that some type of psychic change needs to occur to make that relationship successful and happy (for me).

for my new bike

for AA meeting chaired by humans with lots of experience at staying sober who also enjoy tackling tough subjects on a group level

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
-Frederick W. Faber

12 comments:

Pam said...

AND...you ate the whole damn thing!! It sure was great to end the week with you guys.

Redhead Gal said...

great photo! Sounds like it was a good weekend.

dbv said...

ok, how much have you put on since you quit smoking? I think I see a connection here but I could be wrong!!! I love Barnaby's hot dogs, but what passes my lips ends up on my hips and if i don't watch my figure, who will? lol... damn, now i want a hot dog with all the fixins!!!!

Syd said...

I'm feeling those spiritual and emotional changes too. I am always a work in progress which is what I want to be. Hopefully, working towards betterment of myself. Glad that you had a great time.

Trudging said...

Yep, that is some dog there buddy.

Alcoholic Brain said...

Beautiful things happenin' to dAAve. Great post. Have a great week my friend! :o)

Meg Moran said...

that theres the mother of all weenies!!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I love big weiners, too!

Mary Christine said...

I am so blown away by meeting you all... It is something I will always remember, very, very fondly. Thank you so much, and God Bless You David. XXXOOO

Piglet said...

you look so cute, and that hotdog makes me hungry. only in texas do they do them that big right :)?

Charlie said...

OMG! You ate everything? Thats enough to feed a small family! Looks like you had fun!

Scott said...

i recall my visit to H-Town, and your gracious hospitality... I am sure MC was made to feel very welcome... looks like an great time was had by all! nice looking dog, bud!