Friday, July 27, 2007


It is still dark outside. My sponsor and her husband are downstairs in the guest bedroom, still sleeping. I am going to sneak out of here in a minute and take a bike ride and run. It is going to be a huge day - with lots of huge eating - and I want to have a good workout as the start to my day.

Yesterday my sponsor and I sat trying to figure out all the people and places and things (and food) they have planned for their 3 day stay - she ended up with her daytimer, and I had my palm, plugging in all these things... trying to figure out how it can all be crammed into a couple of days. It should be fun.

Tonight I celebrate my 23rd birthday (again) at a speakers meeting that I used to go to when I was newly sober. My friend DD will be celebrating 13 (I think) years with me. I signed their calendar months ago, and if I had it to do today, I probably wouldn't do it. Oh well. It will be a nice evening for a bunch of us.

I got to spend a lot of time talking with my sponsor yesterday and it was truly wonderful. She is such a blessing in my life. She has been my sponsor since I was 11 years sober. Before then, I had a series of sponsors and some horrific experiences with them. I am glad I stayed sober and kept trying until I found Maureen!

"Change is the characteristic of all growth. From drinking to sobriety, from dishonesty to honesty, from conflict to serenity, from hate to love, from childish dependence to adult responsibility - all this and infinitely more represent change for the better." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 76


Pam said...

OH MC, it all sounds like such fun. You're going to be that "good kind of tired" when they leave...with great memories!! I happy your birthday is turning out to be such a festival.'s 26lbs in 2 months not 3, and's time to stop.

nigelnews said...

We are truely blessed, those of us who find and cling to our recovery.
Have a super day.

nigelnews said...

I think embrace is a more suitable way to explain how I feel about soberiety

dAAve said...

Please tell Maureen hello from H-town. Y'all have a great weekend!!

kel said...

I hope you enjoy your weekend and your people.

Syd said...

Hey MC, you'll have a great time. I can feel what a great thing the AA program has been for you. It comes through in what you write.

Sober Chick said...

Happy 23 years! That is amazing and you are truly a butterfly.

Shannon said...

LOL You will have a great time! It took me a while to find my sponsor too... and I am glad she is my sponsor..
have a great bike ride and run and visit
love ya (((HUGS)))

Scott W said...

Hi Maureen! Hi Hubby! Take care of our MC! Thanks.