Tuesday, July 03, 2007

July 3

I am going to take a bike ride this morning before work - while it is still relatively cool. There is nothing like the exhilaration of a cool blast of air in the face as you pick up your speed on a bike... even better when you are heading down a big hill. 30 + mph on a bike feels GOOD!

I am looking forward to the 4th of July holiday - even though I dislike the local yokel fireworks. I love the professional displays, but do not care for the ones under my bedroom window... set off by people who apparently don't want to burn down their own house, so they travel a few houses down. I have an AA picnic to attend and then a neighbor's party in the evening.

There is not much going on. I am grateful to have a lack of drama in my life today. Staying sober, one day at a time, keeping my own side of the street clean, makes life pretty simple. Oh sure, there are the occassional complications, but for the most part, there is a wonderful lack of drama.

"AA has taught me that I will have peace of mind in exact proportion to the peace of mind I bring into the lives of other people, and it has taught me the true meaning of the admonition 'happy are ye who know these things and do them.' For the only problems I have now are those I create when I break out in a rash of self-will." -- Alcoholics Anonymous (3rd ed.) p. 551 (Freedom from Bondage)


Scott W said...

A resounding YES for no drama. I love Grace Jones and have been listening to her a lot lately. She has a great song with the line: "Your private life drama, baby, leave me out". You can see the video HERE.

Pam said...

Yes...my drama today is that I left one of my blouses out of my basket to the cleaners this morning. I agree with you on the fireworks, however the 4 teenage boys who lived across the street from me last July 4th...have moved to some other neighborhood..yahoo.

sober Chick said...

Have a wonderful drama free day :) May this energy stay consistant.

Syd said...

I'm going to go to some large fireworks and watch them from the beach. I have a few bottle rockets and sparklers that I will enjoy with the squirrels here. The dogs may not like them too much. Hope that you have a great time tomorrow. It sounds as if you have a full day.

lash505 said...

I keep your son and the others in my prayers.. Blue star how proud you must be. Hey change of plans the week of the 16th denver bound. this month..