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