Sunday, May 06, 2007

Colorado May Morning

This morning as I woke up, I thought I would put my flag out on my front porch and take a picture of the flag and the flowers and the porch (those who have read this blog for a while understand that I love my front porch in the summer). However, instead my little world is coated with ice this morning. So I am posting a picture of my back deck (which I don't like nearly as much as the front porch) and the flowers that are now incased in friggin' ice. Oh well, another $100. or so on flowers that are now ruined. I lost my sunglasses last week - another $130. gone.

Okay. On the positive side. Last night I heard the story of a man I knew even before he got sober 13 years ago. He is the husband of an AA acquaintance. What a story! Holy cow. Arrested for "murder one" with the Charles Manson group - because he was living with them! Obviously, he was cleared of that, or I certainly wouldn't have been listening to his story in an AA meeting in Colorado.

Went to my morning group's monthly night watch dinner last night. I made a strawberry pie. There was literally a line of people with plates to get a piece of this pie. It was gone within 5 minutes and made me feel appreciated. Several people asked me to bring two of them next month. (I probably won't do that.) It was nice to sit and be part of this fellowship. One of the benefits of being older is that men now look forward to introducing me to their wives! That did not used to be the case.

I am going to church this morning since I didn't go last night. I am grateful that gas is *only* $3.00 a gallon and I can still afford to drive to my church which isn't very close to my house. Someday I may need to walk to the church that is only a mile away. That is something I wouldn't like.

I am just a ray of sunshine this morning, aren't I? I will probably be better later on - I should wait til then to write something, but I won't.

"...we are so aware that God will not desert us when the chips are down; indeed, He did not when we were drinking. And so it should be with the remainder of life." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 221


Pam said...

gosh, I can't imagine ICE in May. I swam yesterday! Thanks for sharing your everyday life...and pic's. You are inspiring.

Gwen said...

Awww~ those widdle flowers may make it thru. Sometimes they are tougher then we realize.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

PS~ that pie is now stuck in me widdle head


Zane-nawwaa said...

Well, Gwen can have her pie in her "widdle head" but I would rather have in my not so widdle tummy. Have a great day, you've started it with a good memory of a sober time past.

Syd said...

MC, the pansies should make it through but not sure about some of the other annuals. Glad that you had a good meeting. Do you have a secret recipe for the pie? A good piece of pie is hard to beat.

Scott W said...

I can't have strawberries, or else I would have a piece.

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dAAve said...

OK ---
you lost $100 on flowers and $130 on sunglasses. (did you leave those in Texas?)
But at least you got some FREE ICE!!

Don't give Scott any strawberries, please.

Mary Christine said...

I either lost the sunglasses WHILE running - or after running on Tuesday. Which means they are either on the trail (and someone has a very nice new pair of sunglasses) or they are in this house somewhere. I very very seldom lose things, so I am inclined to believe I took them off during my run, put them on my hat and then they fell off? It makes no sense.

Scott W said...

Maybe it was the dreaded strawberry sunglass bandit.

Mary Christine said...

You don't even like fruit pies if I recall correctly Scott... or maybe it is just cooked fruit. The strawberries aren't cooked, but the glaze on them is, and mmmmmm, is it good!

Christine said...

I paid 3.19 for gas yesterday and am seriously rethinking the meetings I attend because of the distance.

Sorry the ice ruined your flowers