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