It's 7:30 a.m. I just woke up. My morning reading was about joy and laughter. My coffee is delicious. It is delicious to sit here and enjoy it without having to be anywhere. I usually go to a meeting at 6:30 or 7:30 on Saturday morning, but today I just stayed in bed.
I was going to run this morning, but I see it is only 17 degrees. I think anything below 20 is really too cold for me. I may do it anyway. At noon I have a hair appointment. I took an informal poll yesterday about going red. It was almost unanimous - do it! I'll see if I have the guts to do it once I am sitting in my hair stylist's chair with the plastic cape around my shoulders.
"As we work the first nine steps, we prepare ourselves for the adventure of a new life. But when we approach Step Ten we commence to put our AA way of living to practical use, day by day, in fair weather or foul. Then comes the acid test: can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions?" Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 88.