Monday, April 13, 2009

in black and white



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a very peaceful weekend -- I'm really trying to recognize and enjoy my freedom these days

that one of my sponsee's celebrated 6 months of continuous sobriety yesterday -- he's 59 years old and hasn't been sober this long for 40 years.

that PJ (It's a Girl Thing) celebrated 2 years clean and sober on the 10th. She got away from posting on her blog for awhile, but has returned lately. Drop by and wish her well if you get a chance.
it's Findon's (The Rapacious Creditor) 21st sober anniversary. Go by and see him too, but remember he's in the UK, so be prepared to stay awhile.

that an old friend found me on Facebook. She was my prom date back in 1972. Yes! She!! We have written each other and updated on our lives over the past 37 years. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. (I included that last part just for MC)


Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down.
-Wilson Mizner

13 comments:

Steve E. said...

That "kitten on the keys" photo is really cute. I tried it once...very uncomfortable. But HEY:

No need to seek out a bed
It's wherever I lay my head.

Steve E. said...

OK, Mr Spinach-man...and I suppose that girl in Boulder CO is named Olive Oyl

Syd said...

I think that it's nice that you reconnected with someone from your past.
That last quote is great. Especially apropos in these times.

Bill said...

A peaceful weekend is a nice gift to ourselves - and others.

There's a lot of celebrating going on around here! That's a fun way to start the week.

Boston said...

my prom date was a guy. he was my best friend at the time.

Mary Christine said...

Nice to have found an old friend. When I see her, I will say hello.

Scott W said...

I hope to not go up or down anymore.

Alive And Smiling (Jim) said...

Dave I'm grateful and thankful today as well. It's great seeing others celebrate sobriety anniversaries. I especially like hearing that your 59 year old sponsee celebrated 6 months. It's gives this old 44 year old hope!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

You must have a database of cat/kitten pics... Have a great Monday, DAAve!

Findon said...

Daave many thanks for that. Hope you have had a great easter. I always show my Beautiful your cat photos, they always get a long Aaaaaaagh and a smile.

PJ said...

LOOOOOVE the photo - SO adorable! Also, the quote is GREAT! And, thanks for the shout-out, dAAve. It was a very quiet birthdAAY this year, and it's nice to be remembered. Love you, PJ

Zanejabbers said...

Cute cat. Love the quote.

A. Miles said...

Love that quote. I first heard it on an airplane that had just landed in San Fran.

Just told my partner that quote a few days ago and how great it was to hear a Stewardess say, "Now for those of you hear on business, don't forget that...(quote)"

Cool!