Monday, January 22, 2007

5 Storms in 5 Weeks

I don't know how much snow we got yesterday, it was far more than the 1 to 3 inches they predicted - I know that much. I shoveled my driveway three times yesterday. The first time, my neighbor who I have recently seen in meetings and discovered that he is sober about 6 months, came over and helped me. It is amazing how much it means to have help with just a few shovel-fuls of snow.

At noon yesterday I ventured out to go to the gym. About half way there I realized that I was risking my life in order to get a few miles logged. I did manage to get there, run 5 miles on the dreadmill (that is what I have begun to call it), and get home safely. I watched football the rest of the day, and I guess that is the last time I will do that until next fall. I will miss it.

I have insane-o week at work ahead. Tomorrow I give my quarterly report to the governing body. This morning I meet with my boss to review the report and basically try to tell him what a great job I am doing. I am not very good at inflating my own worth, I am pretty good at being honest, and when I am not being particularly productive, I am likely to tell him that. I think he appreciates my honesty.

I am a bit worried about the drive in to work this morning. There is a lot of snow out there. Will this ever end?

"In any meeting, anywhere, AAs share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics. Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, AAs speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. xxiv

10 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I'm speechless about you getting more snow.
JJ

Anonymous said...

I had to look up (to verify and confirm for myself) the Big Book quote. I didn't remember the update regarding modem-to-modem.
They keep putting new stuff in there every day.

Mary Christine said...

Funny how they keep doing that.

Anonymous said...

Be safe out there. I am sure you will it is the others on the road that scare me sometimes! Have a great insane-o week :) See you on HNT!

Gwen

Anonymous said...

well I guess an insane-o-week, beats an insane-o-life!
Your neighbor was doing service work by helping a fellow alcoholic...let him know that. please stay safe...gosh ya'll have it rough up there.

Diego said...

Man, I sure hope that you are keeping warm and be safe please!..btw, I'm stealing your quote....love you

Shannon said...

yes please drive careful, I am glad to hear your neighbor is going to meetings and has 6 months sober... and was willing to help out... I bet over 6 months ago he wouldnt of helped. This program is amazing.

Anonymous said...

amazing amount of snowage... we finally got our first measureable snowfall, about 3-4 inches... we dont get alot, but it came really late this year...

hang in there MC, I will be praying for you!

good luck on your report!

Anonymous said...

It will end MC...I'm 99.9% sure it won't be snowing in August.

lash505 said...

yikes more snow. Facing your fears are good.