Saturday, June 16, 2007

We do what we do

Pam has some great, really great, chicken humor on her blog today. Daave has a video of a puppeteer dancing with 4 puppets to "YMCA". Lash has some weird photo of a bronze humpty dumpty on a wall. It is a good day in sober blog-land.

I feel rather boring today: I slept too late and didn't get to the 6:30 a.m. meeting this morning. I am heading out in a minute or two for my first open-water swim of the year, followed by a bike ride. This should be good, I begin my triathlon training in earnest. One of my neighbors got married in Las Vegas recently and they are having a reception type party this afternoon. And this evening, I supposedly have a date to go to a movie and dinner with an old beau.

And he is why I slept so late today. He called at 9:00 last night and "needed" to talk. He really did need to talk. So I asked him to come over and we took a long walk. It really was beautiful to walk at ten o'clock to about midnight on a beautiful summer night (the same streets I am so familiar with running at 5 or 6 a.m.) WHY, oh WHY, I want to know, why I nearly always start out as an exciting new girlfriend, and end up as a counselor, wiping tears off of sad devastated faces??? I guess it is my lot in life, but it is nothing I would have chosen for myself.

Okay, I am going to go put on my tri-suit for the first time this year and head on out of here. Have a sober Saturday everyone.

"Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man tht he can get well regardless of anyone. The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 98

10 comments:

Kari Sullivan said...

That's such a great quote. I really need to cement that into my brain. Best of luck with the tri-athalon!

Peace out!
Kari

Syd said...

I think that you have compassion but don't be his mother. He hopefully has someone else that he can talk to such as a sponsor. He may be stuck in a pitiful place but it isn't your problem. You can be an ear but not solve his problems for him. Just my opinion on keeping things exciting.

dAAve said...

Summer doesn't begin until June 21.

Hayden has the same problem with friends, not just his "beau's". All his friends turn out to be sicker than others and he ends up being their counselor. I am his biggest project (so far).
Go hither. Go yonder.
Enjoy.

Pam said...

MC, that was sort of a new twist on "always the bridesmaid, never the bride". It's cuz your heart is so loving!! Damn fool men.

lushgurl said...

Yeah you do have such a loving heart and soul... that special man will be there someday, for both of us, right, hello? Is anybody home?
You are far too cool for words today!

Meg Moran said...

Boy oh boy you can sure "hear" Syd's good program huh? yeah, you must exude compassion.....

sober Chick said...

I see that all the years in AA has taught you to be a great listener . . . for we newbies just love to talk about ourselves and our problems and me, me, ME!

I like Syd's suggestion from an Al-Anon point of view. I have no expeirence in this, and that's ok. :)

Go tri-athalon chick, I think that is wonderful!

Scott W said...

Life is a mystery...

lash505 said...

What the hell is a tri-suit..is it like a three piece suit.

Redhead Gal said...

enjoy the activity!