Monday, December 04, 2006

Full Moon

I just saw a huge full moon set over the mountains - and I didn't have my camera with me! I tried to take a picture with my cell phone, but it lost a LOT in translation. Some things, I think, were just meant for us to enjoy in that moment, not to try to keep forever.

I went to the gym and ran my normal 3 miles this morning. I should have run 30 miles to counteract the caloric intake of the weekend. Holy Moly! I sure did eat some rich food. My friend last night chose the dessert for us to share and thankfully chose a disgustingly chocolate thing, so that didn't even tempt me! If he had picked cheesecake, I would have had to tell him to get his own, because I would have wanted the whole piece. Today I am so ready to eat some salad and vegetables - without dressing, sauce, or butter.

Last night I ran into a neighbor at an AA meeting! He has been sober for 4 months. He hasn't lived here long and I don't know him well, so I had no idea he was an alcoholic. It makes me happy to think there is a kindred soul across the street. I assured him that his anonymity is safe with me.

I better get rolling. I need to be at work on time this morning.

"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

12 comments:

Shannon said...

Gooood Morning MC! I can totally understand about wanting fresh clean veggies with no sauce butter, LOL seems like me and hubby got a little off our healthier diet this weekend also... oh well we are getting straight again.
Have a great day!

SCoUt said...

Happy Monday, MC. Sorry about your Broncos. It was a big game here because of Jay being a huge Vandy hero. The game was on EVERY-where in Nashville.
I was hoping for some more pics of all your snow...
Peace,
Scout

Diego said...

YOU'RE HILARIOUS...NICE QUOTE...TOOK MY MOM TO THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY ON SATURDAY. HAPPY MONDAY....

Christine said...

thank you for the quote from 12x12
needed to see that today

enjoy Monday!

Scott said...

oooo I bet that full moon was s spectacle... I had a good workout Sat morning at the Y, felt great!

recoveryroad said...

Hey...jogger girl! Glad you seem chirpy.

Re: your neighbour...just shows we never know who we'll meet in AA. It is NEVER dull in recovery!

:-)

Meg Moran said...

Great suffering and Love...I have always loved that. Both are a gift in their own way.

AAwoken said...

I just want you to know that all your talk of physical fitness has prompted me to get off my ass and actually exercise. Well not quite yet but as soon as stuff arrives.

Trish G. said...

A beautiful passage from the 12 and 12. Thank you for sharing it today.

lash505 said...

I saw that moon too. Wow

Redhead Gal said...

I think it was nice that you reassured your neighbor like that. I used to live in fear of being seen at meetings. Now I don't care, but I remember how it felt and it would have reassured me to know my anonymity was safe. Now if I saw a neighbor,I'd probably try to help them rather than hide! That's progress, I guess.

Sober Chick said...

I saw that full moon too! I wonder if we were looking at it at the same time.