Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saturday Morning

Normally on a Saturday morning, I feel free and happy. This morning I just feel pressure. It feels like I have too much to do. This morning I am going to go to a 6:30 meeting, and then get my Saturday morning run in. These are a couple of the highlights of my week. Then, I want to go to Macy's and see if I can get a set of towels that will look good with the color of paint I have tentatively chosen for my bathroom... if I can, I will buy them and then go to Lowe's and purchase paint. My new sponsee wants to get together today to talk about her first step... I told her I would find an hour for her. My house needs some basic dusting and vacuuming before I start painting. I will need a nap somewhere in there because I have been awake since 3 a.m., and then I have church at 5:00 p.m. Then begins the Sabbath, and I really try to rest on Sunday. --- as you can see, something's got to give in this plan, and I am not clear yet what it is... I bet by the time I go to my meeting and run for an hour, I will know what it is (but the meeting and the run are the non-negotiables.)

I have not heard from my son now for nearly a month. It will be four weeks on Monday. It has been a long four weeks. I hope I will hear from him this weekend.

"When the newcomer approached the oldtimer, envying his accomplishments and many years of sobriety, the oldtimer slapped down his hand like a gavel and said, 'I'll trade you even! My thirty years for your thirty days - right now!' He knew what the newcomer had yet to find out: that true happiness is found in the journey, not the destination." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 511

5 comments:

recoveryroad said...

Choosing towels to match paint? Women rock!

Pam said...

choosing the towels first...is kinda funny, but I GET IT.
I'm "willing" your son to call you. Four weeks is a long time under "normal" circumstances, so I know you are anxious.
He is on my Prayer List as Mary Christines baby boy.
And for the record...SLOW DOWN.

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

I have been awake since 3 a.m.

Pam's right. Slow down.

Karen B said...

HI MC,
Long time no visit. Which Macy's were you going to go to? I work the second floor at Cherry Creek in Jone New York, next time you come. Looking for towels can be fun! All is well here! God bless.
Karen

Tab said...

You sound like you are on overload MC..? Hope you can catch your breath soon and hear from your son.
thanks for sharing