Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thursday


eliminate spillage




todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that we heard the new AA story of a young woman with 40 days in the program. I must admit that she would not have been my choice, simpley because she is so new. But she deserves much credit for having the courage to sit in front of a group of recovering alkies and relate her story.

for dinner at a friend's very, very eclectic home. She celebrated 25 years of sobriety 2 days ago.

that my back (L5) is much better. I strained it a few days ago and that stirs up my chronically bad sciatic nerve.


Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.
-Sir Thomas Browne

12 comments:

Steve E. said...

40 days, and telling her story. She will be on the "speaking circuit at 2 years' sober.

Eclectic: good word--I looked it up, it did not mean what I thought.

What they used to tell me: "Watch yer back!" Hope yours is OK.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Keep minding your back!

Pam said...

ooo I'm sorry about your back. Be gentle with yourself.

Kathy Lynne said...

At not even 30 days sober I was "allowed" to go on a commitment to a rehab with my group. The woman taking the commitment said I had more time than those we were speaking to so why not. I asked to go because I just tried to do everything I heard about..I was desparate. I didn't know what I didn't know. I didn't really speak, told them I didn't even know my story yet..but gave them just a little of how it was, how I got there, couldn't do much of how it was now except cry and express my gratitude. I don't know if it was good for them but it was good for me.

Mary Christine said...

Hope your L5 feels more like L4 today - or C3 for that matter!

Scott W said...

I didn't even know you had an L5!

I felt very uncomfortable in that meeting. Plus, there was way too much crosstalk (for my tastes).

Ed G. said...

Must be something in the atmosphere - I scrunged my back (somewhere between L1-L93) this week too...

I'm willing for both of us to feel as healthy as 18 year old men and look like 18 year old girls today...

Boston said...

what's a L5. anyway, i hope you feel better dave. thinking healthy thoughts for you today!

♥Shann♥ said...

glad your back is feeling better
mine is great by the way lol

Bill said...

How's your L57 feeling?

Syd said...

Glad that your back is better. Nice to hear from the newcomer. I like it when they share.

Queenneenee said...

I broke my C2 once, drunk of course! Once the booze and hangover wore off, I was f***ed. It sucked. I hope you feel better soon.