Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sunday Morning


I went to night watch last night. Night watch is when a person or entity, like an AA group, takes responsibility for answering the calls received by the Denver Area Central Office for a block of time. One of the groups I attend takes the first Saturday of the month, from 5 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. We have a potluck at someone's house and we take calls. We got a LOT of calls last night. It was fun.

It was hard to show up there with my wacky hair color. BUT, I felt better when I got some compliments - including a totally spontaneous rave from a young man I don't know well. He just said "Wow! You look beautiful! I never realized you have such beautiful eyes!" Now, THAT was cool. So, of course, I like my hair a lot better now.

Another thing I don't like... I probably shouldn't complain about it here...but I will anyway. I realized after a while that I was sober longer than anyone there. I hate it when that happens. I guess I better get used to it though because my hope is that I will never take a drink again as long as I live. One day at a time, by the Grace of God, and just doing the next right thing, I hope to do that.

Now I will go plant the beautiful rose bush I bought yesterday. I will probably take and post pictures later... Note: I posted a close up of a rose - it is now in my garden, and very beautiful. The picture I took yesterday was right after an afternoon shower, you can practically smell it from the computer, can't you?

9 comments:

dAAve said...

red hair ...
rose bush ...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

BigSkymAAck said...

Is this red like your red shoes? I would like to know so that I will be able to recognise you. or is it red like my suit. My hair color is wacky as well. I was nice of that young man to be able to look through the windows of the soul and see that the older the violin the sweeter the music.

Kabes said...

Hi Mary, I am a member of Alcoholic's Anonymous in the Denver Area too. I am a novice blogger and it's delicious to find a blog in relation to the program as I am serving. You're blog is simple and awesome and creative. My real name is Karen B by the way and I love a few blocks from the York Street Club if you heard of it. I will read it further it's fun! Have a great week and stay sober!

Kabes said...

Hi Mary Christine I am a member of AA in the Denver area too. I enjoyed your blog it was fun to read. I haven't been to the night watches in a while they are soo much fun. Great pictures. My real name is Karen B. I will save this in my favorites this is an inspiration ecpecially to a novice blogger like me.

Mary Christine said...

It's dark auburn I guess. What I know is that it does not look good. :(

NMAMFQLMSH said...

That is an awesome thing - doing the phone work. I remember one night I went to go to a meeting and when I got there I found out it had been cancelled. I took out one of many meeting books I keep in various places and called HQ....guess what....no one answered. Thank God I was able to call a friend.
I see you,
JJ
PS: I bet you are one red hot mama.

Sober @ Sundown said...

Occasionally, I get tired of not having enough older sobriety around me too, but I am constantly reminded that I always hear what I am open to hearing, even from relatively new sobriety. One good thing about new sobriety is that they are closer to the raw willingness to do whatever it takes to remain sober. It is nice to keep in touch with that part of my past.

Might I ask how much sobriety you have?

AAwoken said...

What did you do to your hair. Did you re-red it?

BigSkymAAck said...

I think your hair looks great not wacky at all
FAEA