Friday, September 01, 2006

See you in September

I am so lazy this morning. It is 7:00 a.m., I am still in my jammies, I haven't run - although I had intended to. Yikes. I think I will cut myself some slack this morning and honor my body - which is telling me to do nothing! I am going to wear jeans to work today, so getting dressed will be easy.

Then tonight I am going to the Colorado State AA Convention! It is always fun to see people I haven't seen in years or decades. I am hoping to catch up with Motorcycle Mike tomorrow, and hopefully Karen B. For anyone else who may be at the Convention in Denver, I hope to meet you!

I am loath to type the words 'lipid panel' here, sensing that my blog may come up when people are trying to find out about cholesterol and triglycerides... however, I want to say that I got the results of my blood test last night. I am thrilled to report that all of my levels are good! I got a low triglyceride level probably for the first time in my life! I remember the first time I ever heard that term was when a doc was telling me that my level was high - at the age of 21. So all this running and not eating sugar or white stuff seems to be working. Happy!

Speaking of searches... sometimes it breaks my heart to see the searches that lead people to my blog. A recent search was: "if i leave my husband will he stop drinking." A lot of "how can i tell if i am an alcoholic." I think the one that comes up at least once a day is "hungry, angry, lonely, tired." And some are just funny... this week one person got to my blog as a result of the search for "how many calories in a drop of sweat?" So I do get concerned about the words and phrases I use because they do come back to haunt me. I think I used the F word once in this blog and yet someone found me by searching "f*** Mary" - that was charming.

OK, it is now 7:17, and I am sitting here like I have nowhere to be today... and thank God I have somewhere to go where they pay me to be there! They actually expect me to come in at a reasonable hour and stay most of the day! That is a great deal for a recovering alcoholic!

"It is not to be expected that an alcoholic employee will receive a disproportionate amount of time and attention. He should not be made a favorite. The right kind of man, the kind who recovers, will not want this sort of thing. He will not impose. Far from it. He will work like the devil and thank you to his dying day." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 149

12 comments:

dAAve said...

I think most of us who participate in this medium DO give thanks every day, in one shape or form.
I hope you have a great time at the convention. Tell 'em dAAve says HI!!

Shannon said...

you are soo gos to just relax today
hmm no sugar???? no white stuff??? too daring for me ahhahahha just kidding me and hubby are doing that very thing
the hard thing for me if my coffee.. I sooo have to fufufi it but I like mint black tea and no sugar or calories and has caffine so I will do that for now...

Diego said...

Splendid....easy does it.....have a wonderful day and expect the absolute best...

Trudging said...

It sounds like fun, MC

Andrew said...

I have a relationship advice site, so people arrive at my blog after searches like "my husband is cheating and I want to forgive him" or "commitment phobia in women." You're right, it is sometimes sad to think of the pain in some people's lives. At least some of them stop a while and even ask for advice, so I get to help a little, hopefully.

Andrew
To Love, Honor and Dismay

Tab said...

Have a fab time at the convention..!
Good to hear your blood tests came back healthy:)
How in the world do you find out how people are finding you through searches?I have so much to learn about the internet ..?!
Wishing you a well deserved weekend away gaining strength and inspiration! Thanks for sharing~

Sober Chick said...

I think that it is great that these people land on your blog. The words you write and support you recieve may help others to discover hope. You are real and a remarkabke person.

You are gonna have a blast at the convention, have an all out sober weekend MC.

Redhead Gal said...

I'm with Tab. How do you do that?

Alcoholic Brain said...

I'm so happy you're here! Blog hug!!

lash505 said...

Have a blast at the convention it sounds like fun.

Scott said...

glad to hear your chemicals are balancing nicely... I need to get in for some of that lab stuff ymself, thanks for the reminder. I too try to be judicious in what I put out on my blog for fear of being easily found thru google-age.

Good fro you giving your body a break. Mine got one all week this week. I only got out on my bike once this week... It's sort of tough, having to come home and give mama bear a break with the wild man! Early mornings are not my best time, lol although they are technically ideal...

Gwen said...

It is very interesting to see how people find us. I am going to read the rest of your entries to see how the convention went!

Ta!