Monday, May 07, 2007

Good Morning World

I did get to take a picture of my front porch yesterday after the ice melted. I hope it warms up soon, it is only 37 degrees now and I would like to run, but that is 7 degrees warmer than it was yesterday when I got up.

What I learned from my vacation: Thank God I have a job. Thank God I have a job that engages my brain. Thank God I have a job where I really like a lot of people. Thank God I have a job where people really like me. All I have wanted to do for the last week is sleep.

I had an OK time in Galveston - some of it good, some of it not so good. I had a freaking fabulous time in Houston. I loved meeting my sober blogging pals. I loved sitting at Starbuck's and Barnaby's and in meetings with Daave, Scott, Pam, Zane, Ricky!!! and so many others. The trip to Houston really made my trip worthwhile.

The first day I was home, I did lots of stuff that needed to be done (turning on my sprinkler system for instance), but after that, I slept. Then I slept some more. Then I took a nap. Then I went to bed. Then after that I snoozed for a while. This is NOT good for a person's self esteem, I can tell you that. So I am glad I am going back to work, although I am concerned about staying awake all day!

I spent yesterday with my 39 days clean and sober daughter. Who has probably gained 39 pounds in 39 days. God bless her. She is doing well. She got a job and starts on Wednesday. It is a decent job and I think she will do well there. She will work in the plumbing department of a "DIY" type store - some other blog called DIY "Destroy It Yourself" haha. Her last career was in auto parts, so I know she has the capacity to learn all about plumbing - and that is good.

So now I shall go out and take this slow old body for a run! and then go to work! yay!

"The only real freedom a human being can ever know is doing what you ought to do because you want to do it." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, (3rd ed.) p. 553


Sober Steve said...

sounds like you had a great trip. Meeting sober blogging pals,,,how cool is that. God bless your daughter and you


Scott W said...

We loved having you here and welcome anyone to some Texas hospitality! We love out-of-towners!

dAAve said...

what Scott said ... +

may i be presumptuous enough to suggest that you NOT take a cot or sleeping bag to your office?

Syd said...

The front porch looks warm and welcoming. Brrr...37 degrees. It's cold here today and blowing a fresh breeze. Not even the tugs are working. Hope that you catch up on sleep. I'm glad that I work at something that works my brain too. It also works my body at times as well.

lushgurl said...

Aww, I love your front porch, I can picture you there sippin' something cold in the summer time!You remind me of my cat... her busy days are passed by napping outside, then upstairs, and exhausted from her travelling downstairs, she has another nap, then goes outside to catch more ZZZ's!
love ya MC!

Meg Moran said...

your front porch is the kind I would slow down and admire as I drove lovely. Remind yourself that you are glad to be back at work about a month from now! Ha! Thats me....glad to be back...till I want a vacation again!

Shannon said...

sounds like you needed to catch up on your sleep. Now back to work and the hussel and bussle of things... whew.. I know that one.

I have to go do my eliptical too yoiu are inspiring me to do it. Its7.40 :)

Pam said...

OMG...I love that porch!!! I can just see you sitting there! Good luck getting back into the work thing!

Christine said...

I love your porch, so welcoming and homey

39lbs in 39 days---and SOBER! Yipppeee

envy you that trip to Houston--glad you enjoyed yourself

So funny about resting, did you read today's GC? I read it yesterday and rested!

Hope your Tuesday was one to enjoy

sober Chick said...

MC you have the most humbling welcoming porch. Um, sprinkers??? Left over snow, how so, this California gal is lost.