Friday, November 03, 2006

Friday Morning

Lance Armstrong talked to me again on my iPod. I recorded my personal best for the mile this morning. Woo Hoo. 8:41. On the treadmill. In case you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, it is called Nike Plus - plugs into your iPod, you put a sensor in your shoe, and it records your running data. And occassionally, after your run - if you have done something special - Lance or some other jock congratulates you on it. I don't think I have met another soul who thinks this sounds great, but I sure do. The folks at the gym must wonder what I am getting so freaking excited about.

Last night I got to share a meal with another alcoholic after a wonderful AA meeting. Does it get any better than this? I don't think so. I just realized how strange this probably sounds to someone who is still drinking or who has just gotten sober. But I have had enough days in my life of high excitement and drama. It is so good to enjoy quiet moments and simple but wonderful fellowship.

"When ready, we say something like this: 'My creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character that stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen.' We have now completed Step Seven." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 76


dAAve said...

I partied EVERY night for 33 years.
Today, I love and cherish quiet times at home.

And to comment on your comment on my post today, my new car doesn't even have an ashtray.

Christine said...

I get star struck---not sure it wuld work for me

We have dinner of AA and Alanon on Friday nites then head to a meeting---its the highlight of my week!

Anonymous said...

"But I have had enough days in my life of high excitement and drama. It is so good to enjoy quiet moments and simple but wonderful fellowship."
Am I ever with you on this one. These are the moments and times I truly cherish, too. Quiet times, dinner with program people, reading literature with a nice cup of coffee. These are the days, MC.
Thaks for this lovely post.
P.S. I would be one of the people who got excited if I had some random famous jock tell me I was doing a good job! For sure!

Carly said...

"I have had enough days in my life of high excitement and drama. It is so good to enjoy quiet moments and simple but wonderful fellowship."


Sober Chick said...

You are rich beyond means MC finding great pleasure in simplicity. Hope you continue this strong into the weekend.

recoveryroad said...

What dAAve said (but I'm younger...meow! I didn't get 33 years!).

Lance A' is a hero of mine. He rocks.

Nice post. Thanks. :-)


Anonymous said...

You should get a Daave sound bite for your!Seriously!!!

I can relate to your sober dinner
and visit..totally.

Thanks for sharing~

Karen B said...

I always love the fellowship dinner parts after meetings, I hope to keep doing more. Now that I'm attached I treasure my hour quiet time after work. Things are good, I will go to an AA meeting on my own before seeing my man and will get up to go to Al-anon Sunday morning before heading to the Indian Hot Springs. My mom will be 60 this weekend so I will be celebrating with her. I hope I will attend one of your meetings in Lakewood soon, I want to meet you in person. Have a good weekend!
Karen :-)

Shannon said...

I say that one a lot : )
thank you MC for coming by.. I am really excited! YOU remembered!

I am excited for you too making your personal best on the treadmill keep it up

lash505 said...

I hear that quiet times are great.


Lance Armstrong would make a nice boyfriend...don't ya think?

Mary Christine said...

Oh yeah, Lance, mmmm. But if he dumped Cheryl Crow, I don't think I have a snowball's chance in hell!

Scott said...

isnt recovery awesome? I love those quiet moments, but right now they are hard to come by with my perfect wild lil 5 yr old, and my adorable JRT running round the house.... but,t here's some kool peace that can be found in the midst of even that insanity... I'll let ya know when I find it!