Friday, July 28, 2006

301st Post

Why is blogger in Italian today? Honestly, why? It is freaking me out! The commenti, visualizza blog, modello, impostazioni, etc. Why?
---- note: Somehow my language setting got changed to Italian. Do you know how hard it is to figure out how to change the language when everything is written in a language you don't understand? But I figured it out. Just didn't want you all to think I am delusional....---

This is my 301st post. I just started this blog on a lark - to communicate with another blogger I had found on my other blog - who I discovered was a recovering alcoholic - and I didn't want to put the fact that I am a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous on the blog that is all about politics, religion, etc.... all the stuff I am real careful about because of the tenth tradition. So I started an anonymous blog... just to be an alcoholic. Wow. I thought I would take it off after a couple of days. Little did I know this would be one of the coolest things to happen to my sobriety. I love sober bloggers and blogging and the whole thing. Thanks y'all. Oh, and I haven't posted anything on my 'other' blog for probably six months. Who cares about all that stuff when there is AA to talk about?

I just ran 3 miles in 31:20. I am tired of training. I am heading into my taper week, so my big training is done after Sunday. Then the race is next Sunday. I am really looking forward to it.

Last night my sponsee and her partner took me out for dinner. I had a huge steak and baked potato, etc. Yummy. It was nice to see them. It was nice to be at the meeting and kind of process a little bit more about Noel's death. People are really shook up about it. I haven't written about the circumstances and probably won't... but it was very upsetting to very many people. There are lots of people who wonder why they stood by and watched this train wreck in process. I believe everybody did all that they could to help everybody involved, but sometimes it just isn't enough. You cannot get someone sober. You cannot keep someone sober.

I am going to be SO late for work today. I was up half the night, and fell back to sleep at about 4. So I didn't wake up this morning until 5:30. That is far too late for me to get a 3 mile run done, and get ready for work on time.

"A clear light seems to fall upon us all - when we open our eyes. Since our blindness is caused by our own defects, we must first deeply realize what they are. Constructive meditation is the first requirement for each new step in our spiritual growth." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 10


Blue said...

Hmmm... I see english, sorry. I have to say I really admire that fact that you can run 3 miles... I swear I have a mental block against running.

dAAve said...

I have not seen (yet) the Italian of which you speak. It all looks English to me, so far.
Here in my early (almost 3 years) I wonder sometimes about standing by and watching people ruin their lives when maybe, just maybe, there's more I could do. But those people are those who are relapsing after some AA exposure. I feel they have made the decision to keep drinking, or just aren't ready to stop. What can I do besides be there for them if and when they come back?

Anonymous said...

This is a great post packed with
hope and inspiration.
The main ingredient..Sharing~
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

ps.I am with Blue.
The only time you see me running is to catch the bus or in the event that a giant black grizzly is chasing me.I am more a swimmer:)

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

I ran last night. From the parking lot to the theater line to stand in line to spend money to sit in a theater for three hours watching pirates. I heard this morning that I missed a God filled sunset. Damn.

A shakey relapser was in the meeting this morning. All I can do is give him a hug. Tell him to keep coming back, and make sure he has my phone number.

Race next sunday huh? Hmmmmmm
If I show up, do I get to hear the clown story?

Shannon said...

LOL I was found by doughgirl on my other blog that I havent really posted on either... it was about celebrity gossip... LOL
but I love this blog, all you aa Bloggers... :)

Shannon said...

oh yea it does look like english

lash505 said...

Your a sober machine..

Sober @ Sundown said...

Hi Mary,

Good luck on your race next Sunday. I hope you surpass your expectations.

As hard as it is to accept, we can't fix people. All we can do is be there and give them the support and love when they are ready to fix themselves. It is so hard, and so sad to watch people we care about self destruct. I am sorry that you had to experience this.

Christine said...

that language thing happened to me not long ago too-- it is very difficult to change it back when I couldn't read any of it. But then I was on my brother's puter and it was in English, very weird so I looked to see where & how to change it so when I could get back on my puter I could manage it--

were you able to find it?

Mary Christine said...

Christine, you are right - it is hard to use blogger when it is in a language you don't understand. Actually, I was quite impressed with myself that I even knew it was Italian... when I found the setting, I discovered I was correct about the language anyway. Now it is English again. Phew!

Gwen said...

I am so excited about your race. I love to cheer others on in their life endeavors.

I am sorry about your friend. I have lost a few. It is very sad and keeps it green for me the reality of the devastation of addictions. I think it is human nature to think we could do more. We care. Something new for us one time non~care~in boozy hounds ;) The truth is there is only so much we can do.

Hugs and blessings out to you~

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