Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sunrise Run on the Beach!

Yes, I found a computer here at the hotel, so the world doesn't have to forego a day of MC... aren't you all glad?

It is still dark out, and I am here in the lobby with this very slow computer... waiting for first light to get out and run. Should be fun. The beach is wonderful - the rest of my family doesn't think so, but I do. For a person who lives in Colorado, this feels like heaven. Oh, blessed humidity! I know it is a pain, but oh, it feels so so so good on my skin and in my lungs.

It is wonderful to sit and talk with my nephews. To look at these grown men and see the baby boys they were. I still see that when I look at them. And they are such fine young men. I just wish my son was here. All of my siblings are here. All Five of Us in one place. It is good.

The bartender was so sweet to me last night. I kept asking him what other non-alcoholic drink he could think of. I started with a Roy Rogers - he didn't even know what that was! I had to tell him! Then I had a club soda, then a cup of coffee, and finally some juice. It was fun. I think I was the only person not drinking. The amazing thing when you get sober and attend functions is that not everyone is drunk. Only one or two people had two much to drink (on our side of the family, of course), the rest had one or two drinks (weirdos!) When I was drinking, I assumed that everyone else was drinking like a pig like me.

Today is the wedding. Tomorrow I am heading up to Houston to meet some of my favorite people!

I have no big book quote today.


dAAve said...

You don't need a Big Book quote when you are living the Big Book.

lushgurl said...

This post made me smile in a big way. I'm glad I didn't hafta go without my MC fix!!!
Happy weekend to you. Enjoy your run on the beach it does sound like heaven to me!
love and HUGS

Pam said...

Oh I'm so glad you're in Texas girl!!!

Meg Moran said...

I wish your son was with you too MC.

I like virgin pina colada mix on lots of crushed ice (of couse you have to be very clear just the mix, but its yummy.)

Redhead Gal said...

have a great time, MC! Give dAAve a big hug for me.

Ginger ale with a hefty splash of cranberry juice tastes better than any alcoholic drink I ever had, I truly believe. Funny how awful alcohol really tastes, when you think about it.

Syd said...

Running on the beach is so good. I am heading to the beach tomorrow. Today was gardening and buying lots of plants. Thought about you. Have fun on vacation.

Trudging said...

I am very glad that I did not have to forgo a day of your posting. I am so jelous that you get to meet our Blogger buddies

recoveryroad said...

I'm glad you found a computer. :-)

Ricky!!! said...

It was great meeting you at the meeting tonight!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting to us from Texas.

What a time you are having. And what Daave said is so very true.