Tuesday, June 29, 2010

just about time to go

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I have absolutely no desire to hang out at bars. It seems like so many of my "sober" friends are doing this. Many are relapsing. What part of step 1 didn't they understand? Why have they forgotten what it was like? From those who make it back, they seem to take it for granted that they can drink, then return at will to the rooms of AA. I guess they conveniently choose to ignore the majority who never make it back. Maybe they haven't gone to enough funerals. Yet. They provide me with plenty of reminders why I must never let up.

that 3 of us will pack into my car and head to San Antonio for the International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous tomorrow after a noon meeting and lunch/fellowship. The 3 of us are 26 years old, 56 years old (me) and 85 years old. Three distinct generations.

that I may get to meet with Steveroni and his better half today who are staying in Houston on their way to San Antonio

that I learned a little more about selling on eBay; my car did not reach my reserve price, so it's still mine

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and I could say, "I used everything that you gave me."
- Erma Bombeck


Syd said...

It all sounds good, except the friends relapsing. Have a great time at the convention.

Garykfc said...

Have a great time in San Antonio and drive safe. Wear a hat, it's hot!

Carol said...

Wonderful stuff, I hope that the convention surprises you in cool ways.

Inspiration Austin said...

I'm grateful to read someone elses blog from here, in texas. It is encouraging to read your thoughts, and I share your frustration over the number of gay friends that still drink and go to bars all the time; regardless of the life consequences which stare them in the face. Alas, we can only live our own lives.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't go into a bar except to retrieve a still-sober alcoholic begging for rescue. Maybe not even then.

Travel well and enjoy!

Mary LA