Saturday, June 03, 2006

Saturday Afternoon

Oh Dear. I don't want to write too much about this man I went out with last night. I guess suffice it to say that I am pretty smitten. Going out to a nice restaurant downtown where I had a steak that cost what a week of groceries cost - in a lovely setting and with a man who gazes at me longingly, holds my hand across the table, and tells me I am beautiful. Well, that is pretty intoxicating - in a good way.

I was up almost all last night because frankly I was a little bit revved up by the date. But also the fact that my neighbors have taken off again and left their kids (19 and 16) alone. There was a party next door until 5:00 a.m. I told them they were standing just beneath my bedroom window and keeping me awake, but they didn't stop. The neighborhood went through this last summer with them. It was dreadful. We got to the point where we took turns calling the police. I pray tonight they will not have a party. I am exhausted!

My new M-A-N friend came over for breakfast this morning and we sat and talked until just now. We are hoping we can do something tonight. This is something that just has to be in God's hands. 'nuff said.

This morning I went to a 6:30 meeting. At the meeting was the widow of a recently deceased member. It was a tragic, untimely death. He was a wonderful man and I think everyone loved him. There was not a dry eye in the house when the widow talked in the meeting and said she just wanted to express her thanks to the group and Alcoholics Anonymous for the last 16 years of her marriage. They were happy years because he was sober. It was very moving. God Bless You Tom. I hope to see you in the big meeting in the sky some day. It seems that lately more of my friends are there than down here.


Shannon said...

well i am soooo glad you had such a wonderful time!!!!
call the cops on the kids if they do it again, I know that sounds a bit harsh, but if they are being that disruptive, then yea call the cops

I hope you and your wonderful MAN friend have a nice evening tonight as well. :)

God Bless you Tom, and prayer to those he left behind

sera said...

Glad you had a good time with the new guy!

Good luck!

Tracie said...

I'm so glad you had a well deserved wonderful time on your D-A-T-E.

I had neighbors like that not too long ago and we did the same thing. Took our turns calling the police. Seems like it just got worse and worse. I hope things are nice and quiet for you this evening. Enjoy yourself!

BigSkymAAck said...

I am so happy that you had such a great time last night. You deserve to be treated like that all the time. Life is too short not to enjoy it. Someday we will all be at that big meeting together.

Anonymous said...

yeah...sounds like you had a lovely evening...
(I had to come back and check up on )
The last paragraph in your post was touching,thank you for sharing.

Trudging said...

Sounds like fun! By the way, I would not hesitate to call the cops on those kids.

Anonymous said...


Sounds like a wonderful time!!

Scott said...

God Bless Tom, what a meeting that must've been!!

That's just so nifty, this fella you're dating :-) I am happy things are going well, I hope they continue to do so!

neighbors, sheesh!! waht canI say, I hope they get their act together!


woohoo....glad you had a good time. I want to hear more.
I see you,

dAAve said...

I used to come home to have breakfast.

That's very touching about Tom's wife coming to visit and the share.

Gwen said...

A ~ SOOOO glad the date went well. It sounds so nice.

B ~ My sponsor lost her recovering husband abruptly in December. They met in sobriety and Bill had 24 years of recovery. They were together for 20 of them. Hard life stuff.

C ~ I am really happy for you ;)

Sober Chick said...

Ohhhhhh what a euphoric feeling that is influenced by someone else. You deserve this and much more. We shall see as more unfolds.

16 years of a sober marriage because of the fellowship. So beautiful to see even though someone is mourning the loss of her partner.

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