Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday Morning

I am finally acclimating to being on vacation - just in time to go back to work! I slept until 7:30 this morning. It was nice, but really after a week or so off work, I realize (again) that I really need the structure and socialization that my workplace provides. I will be happy to get back to work on Monday.

Last night on my way to the 5:30 meeting, I decided I really didn't want to go to the meeting (I had already been to one meeting earlier in the day) and instead I called my oldest sponsee and asked her if she would like to have dinner with me. We went out and had big steak dinners, it was lovely. I was starved after a day of running around starting at 4:30 a.m.!

Tomorrow I am participating in a free run sponsored by the marathon folks. The half-marathon is only a little over 2 weeks away. Saturday's run will be my last long run before the race.... and I think the race will be my last long run for a loooooong time. I am so done with running. I cannot wait to train for the triathlon - I will concentrate on biking and swimming for a while, and then I will have to throw in some running again eventually.

Today I will work in my yard and then go to a meeting tonight... I will finish the book I have been reading all week. It is a good one. I am boring today. Sorry. I even looked through my site meter to see if there were any interesting searches that landed someone at my blog. The only one even slightly interesting was "why do alcoholics think everyone is nice?" I don't even get that one... I think, as a group, we are pretty distrustful and don't think anyone is nice... until we get a little nicer and trustworthy ourselves.

"How did I eliminate my problems? I mean, I had so many problems for such a long time. Where did they go? The short (but somewhat mysterious) answer is: the Third Step swept them away. I turned my will and my life over to the care of God, as I understand Him." -- Jim P., Santa Monica, CA - AA Grapevine, May 2007, p. 53


Syd said...

I don't think that what you wrote was boring at all. I understand your need to get back to work after a break. I find that I can't just do nothing for very long. I like to do something even if that something would probably look like nothing to somebody else.

I think a better question to ask is: "Why do others find alcoholics so attractive?" I think that I know the answer now.

Shannon said...

you kill me you are not boring LOL I just love you Mary Christine.. and I loved this "why do alcoholics think everyone is nice?" " that is so funny to me
have a great day I am busy at work, well not right this second, I mean I am at work, just not busy... LOL I am on my break blogging... LOL have a good one

Pam said...

oh good grief girl....I don't think I can make it thru a triathlon training, your running liked to have killed me.
Glad you had a good vacation! We all need the down time....from time to time.

dAAve said...

Your quote on the Third Step is exactly where I have been for 3 weeks. Somehow, I have been living in the middle of it and my problems have disappeared. I also know that This Too Shall Pass and that's OK.
Have a great finish to your vacation.

Zane-nawwaa said...

Hi, MC. I'm glad you're a link too. Have a great day.

lash505 said...

It always works that way and then time to come home. My D plan is delayed a few weeks, but we are eating at PF changs