Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Night!

I have always liked Friday night the very best. When I was a kid, it was a time to have or go to a sleepover with friends. When I started drinking, it was the best night for drinking. When I started going to bars, it was absolutely the most exciting night to be at the bar. After I got sober, it was the best meeting night. I got sober at a group in a club, the club had dances every friday and saturday nights. I loved friday night meetings followed by friday night dances. Oh, the times we had!

My old home group's friday night meeting is now a mere smokey shadow of what it once was, so I don't go. I am now older and by friday night, I am dead on my feet, so I love to stay at home. I usually get to a meeting on saturday at 6:30 a.m.

This week I have reflected a lot on what an old boyfriend (AA member) used to say - something like "in the end, all you have are your memories, make sure they are good ones."

I have some wonderful, wonderful memories of my sober life. Thank you God!


Shannon said...

I am sooo with you on the Friday nite thing... well here is to a peaceful friday for you... and me : D

Anonymous said...

I have been sober 32 years. Ihave a daughter who was sober 9 years but went out again on cocaine.
I miss her so very much.I thought she was ny best friend and healthy as I could have ever wished for.
Sh ehas been sober a month and stole some money from her brother.
Maybe it atkes time to get honest and be intimate or maybe I was imagining she was healthy. I just don't know any more.
I am open to comments!