Monday, July 03, 2006

Back to Work

Going back to work today after a week and a half. I am glad. I have truly enjoyed my vacation, but I know I need to have some structure in my life and work provides that. Last week I had exactly one chore I wanted to get done (get the oil changed in my car) and I didn't do it until Saturday!

I managed to run 3 miles this morning which felt terrific. I may be ready for the triathlon in time after all. Yesterday I had a great bike ride. Tomorrow I will try to do both.

Last night we had another movie night. We watched "Freaky Friday" (I think my son might really really like Lindsay Lohan). Surprisingly, I really liked that movie too! It is really fun to watch youthful movies with my kids.

I was feeling so morbid yesterday morning - the mood lifted yesterday afternoon. You would think it would become habit after all these years to know just what to do, but in my case, it doesn't always just come. I finally realized that I needed to pick up the phone and call my sponsee and a couple of other folks who might need some cheering. So I did that. I also finished knitting a pair of socks for my sponsee - she really wanted this pair of socks I have been knitting. And, voile! when I turned my thoughts to others, I felt fine.

"When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in God's hands were better than anything we could have planned. Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!" -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 100


Sober Chick said...

Happy Monday!

MC you are such an inspiration and I truly appreciate all of your honesty. I am learning that it is OK to not wear that "mask" of being happy all the time. Feelings are real, and there are tools to spiritually releive them.

Thank you for being a part of my recovery.

Shannon said...

Good Morning MC happy monday and welcome back to work
3 miles??!!!!?? wow you ROCK!!!
I am glad you had a good time with your kids :)

I can relate with what you shared and thanks for the post from the BB :)

Shannon said...

LOL me and SC are here at the same time :)

Scott said...

Its just like BIll W., sometimes we need ot seek solace from someone else, especially another alcoholic. I wouldn't run 3 miles if I were chased... but hey, that's just me... :-)

peace to you

Rex said... picked a good day to go back to work since you get tomorrow off!

DG - trudgingtheroad said...

My first day back is always difficult. I like what you said about the youthful movies. I remmeber being disappointed when my daughter outgrew the Disney movies.

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BigSkymAAck said...

You coild not sqeeze just one more day out of that vacation so you could have gone back on the 5th. Oh well, say I could use a pair of socks myself, red white and green stripes,that go just above my calves. HO HO HO I better get a post up on my blog.


Happy July 4th MC.
I see you,

dAAve said...

that's How It Works.

Gwen said...

Thank God those moods past. I call them the yucks.

We have Freaky Friday. It is a really cute movie.