Thursday, June 28, 2007

hAAlf nAAked thursdAAy

All dressed up and nowhere to go.
Except for the Gay Pride Parade last weekend.

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todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I was present to hear the short, 30-minute AA story of a guy who seems to be working a fine program of recovery

for a situation that occurred yesterday afternoon when my program worked me! I was able to put pause when agitated into action, which meant doing absolutely nothing besides pausing.
It worked.
My old self would have been cussing and slamming doors and otherwise making a complete fool of myself. For no reason.

that a friend had 8 years of sobriety before relapsing last year. Since then, he's not been able (or willing) to stay sober more than a few weeks consecutively. Watching his life unravel is painful but at least he keeps comng back. His example reminds me how difficult it can be to return to the rooms, giving me just a little more motivation to stay the course I sail today.

that I will eat lunch with my sister today - something we rarely do any more

for the discipline (or is it motivation?) to go to the gym and work out on days I don't have scheduled with my personal trainer

"It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Mary Christine said...

You're so dang cute dAAve.

Pam said...

wow your working out, really shows!!! you hunk you! (your comment on my blog was not wasted on me lol lol lol )

Redhead Gal said...

"pause when agitated"--what a concept! I think I will give it a try.

peanut said...

I find it hard to visualize your ever getting angry, dAAve. You seem so calm and tranquil to me.

Glad you and your sister are lunching together. It's good you two have one another.

And, I pray nothing ever causes me to pick up a drink again. I know for fact that my life would be doomed to continue till death or total insanity.
Thank God for AA and my AA family.
Love you, dAAve

Tab said...

I can't remember the last time I ate lunch with my sisters ?

loving your pic today ..!

Shannon said...

I am soo right there with ya on pausing. It is effective too. Usually after I calm down, I can see things in a better light and I dont have to eat crow either ahahaha
lookin good by the way in your sexxxy boa!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Ravishing, Darling!

piglet said...

that is an adorable photo!

on the person with 8 years that went back out. almost every person that i've known that went out between 8 and 10 years cannot get back on track.

it's quite painful to see. i asked some old timers many years ago and they validated that between 8 and 10 (give or take a little) is a vulnerable place. they suggested that i stay close to the big book, lots of meetings, and working with others.

Meg Moran said...

seems like people "with time" have such a hard time making it back...a good argument for it being a progressive disease. No doubt.

lash505 said...

you stud you, donde es shirt. Have a blast those parades look soo fun and I am straight guy saying