Saturday, April 01, 2006

April Fool

I no longer have a cat in my home. After driving from shelter to shelter yesterday morning, I finally got one to accept Minerva. It was a sad thing. I left the shelter crying like a little baby. And then went to work...

When I got home, my garage door wouldn't open. I tried every device, the one in my car, the keypad on the side of the door, and then finally, the switch inside the garage. To no avail. Thank God for my next door neighbor. She came over and diagnosed the problem. Part of the mechanism is broken. I should be able to get that fixed without getting a second mortgage.

I am also grateful that I no longer have the automatic reactions I used to have to everything. I did not sit in my car last night and think about drinking, suicide, homicide, or even scream "F*#&@!!!" at the top of my lungs. And for that, I am truly grateful.

Now I am going swimming. Have a great weekend everyone.

11 comments:

AAwoken said...

Best you got rid of the nasty, ungrateful beast. It'll tech her a lesson!

AAwoken said...

April Fool's!!!!!!!!!

I love this day. Jesse McCartney is going to die today for a couple of minutes. My daughter will be heartbroken and thus learn my cruel ways on April 1.

Mary Christine said...

Cruel indeed. You just made me find out who Jesse McCartney is.

Sober Chick said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cat. The right thing to do is not always the easiest. I hand raised 2 kittens early this year. I did not want to give them up. I found them great homes. When the first one left I cried too. It was a part of my heart being taken away. Time has allowed me to process those painful feelings and now I feel I was so blessed to have that experience.

Thanks 4 your wonderful share!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Well I would of been screaming.
I see you,
JJ

AAwoken said...

update:
My daughter is too much like me. Did not fall for it for a second. Shit! Now I gotta hunt for other victims.

Hmmm. 'tis my sponsor's anniversary....

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Sorry about my oversight. The meeting tonight is at 7 pm, it is sponsored by Al Anon District 13, that's why it is not in the directory. I usually lasts til 8:30 or so. Since I will be the second speaker (my wife first) I am thinking it will end at 8:03pm. I am kind of scared to speak, but I think there will be a good representation of alcoholics in addition to the Al Anons.

Mike

dAAve said...

You did the right thing.
Nothing to be sorry for. But it's OK to be sad. That's a feeling many of us didn't used to have.

Don't stay in the pool too long. It makes typing realllllll hard.

Trudging said...

Sorry about your cat

Scott said...

We intuitively know how to handles situations which used to baffle us... One of my favorite results of recovery. I think of them as results rather than promises. I tend to become expenctant, as if I am entitled to a promise! But, that's just me. Sorry you had to take Minerva away, that's a tuff one. Hang in there!

Shannon said...

I arill scream F&*% at the top of my lungs... shoudl I stop???lol

I am sorry for you to take your cat to a shelter sounds like even though it was hard, it was the right thing to do... sending a hug to you