Saturday, September 23, 2006

Saturday Morning

I am going to be a crappy blogger for the next day or so. I haven't had time to visit everyone's blog, and I don't have much time to write something thoughtful now. But I am having a great visit with my sister. We went out for dinner last night at a restaurant I have always wanted to go to. It is Uber Expensive, but a real Colorado experience. I had Prime Rib of Buffalo! My sister and I had many fits of uncontrolled giggling. My father used to love to watch us giggle, I could just imagine him last night looking down and smiling again at his daughters.

Today we are taking a train ride through the Royal Gorge. It is a 2 hour train trip, and we will be seated in the dome car, eating lunch. It should be fun. Even though the weather is absolutely awful - cold and rainy. It takes 2 hours to get to Canon City from whence the train departs, so this will be an all day excursion for us. And fun, I hope.

What a miracle it is for this old drunk to be able to have a happy visit with my older sister. By the Grace of God and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, I get to live a peaceful and happy life today, without all the worries and trials that active alcoholism carries with it.

"We of AA obey spiritual principles, at first because we must, then because we ought to, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings. Great suffering and great love are AA's disciplinarians; we need no others." Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 174

14 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Enjoy your time with sis. Buffalo? Never tried it but I'll try anything once.
Hi sis.
I see you both,
JJ

Anonymous said...

hi
yummy i,m a cook and eater sounds great.
I,m from colorado but the ultimate colo. experience was not this but the fact you are doing with your sister.
peace. Rick

recoveryroad said...

Sounds lie the meal was a blast. Yummy. Did you save me a doggy bag? :-)

We're all busy alcoholics getting on with our lives and blogging and stuff. Drop by anytime you can. Thinking of you wehn you don't drop by. :-)

K .x.

Trudging said...

I love when people show up and I get to be a tourist in my own town

Gwen said...

Aww that is when I wish I had a sister. I pictured my girlies across the street giggling like you described. It makes me smile so my face hurts.

Have a blast with your sister ~

Designer Girl said...

You can SO be a crappy blogger for a few days, with our blessings! Enjoy this time with your sis!

Scott W said...

There is nothing in this world like a sister. I love mine!

Tab said...

You are a strong soul who has worked her ass off for happier days like these..enjoy.Hope your visit with your sister continues to bring you many more giggles..hehehee !
Love the sounds of that train trip:)
Thanks for sharing ~

Sober @ Sundown said...

Hope you have a wonderful time with your sister - you deserve it!

Diego said...

I so glad for you and your sister and, of course, you father ....enjoy the train ride, crappy weather and all...its all God baby.....

Redhead Gal said...

have a great visit with your sister! We'll be here when you get back.

Michael said...

I dont know if I am part of the blogger comunity yet but I keep trying - I hope you enjoy yourself with your sister

Scott said...

he he, what a great thing, to read how sisters can have such a great visit. I love reading about the healing that takes, or has taken place in the families of alcoholics!

Thanks for sharing this with us! Prime rib 'o Bufflao, huh? I bet that was awesome!

Christine said...

I wish my sister would visit me, she won't even speak to me, its been years now--- you are blessed to have the relatinship you have with your sister

I loved the quote on this page--I went looking for it in the Big Book and couldn't find it--duh--its in the 12&12--It really fit for me--thanks