Monday, July 02, 2007

Lavender Morning

This is the lavender that grows along the side of my house. It is not a particularly nice photo of it (I am not even awake yet). At midday there are so many bees around the flowers that it fairly buzzes with excitement!

It is very hot here. It is expected to get to 100 degrees the next two days, as it did yesterday. It is a very dry heat - it feels like a sauna. I actually like temperatures below zero a lot more than I like temperatures above 80. I am a hot weather wimp. I just don't like it.

I seem to be stymied for anything meaningful to say, so let me do a grateful list:
  • Central Air Conditioning (at home and work)
  • Heavy, dark, velvet drapes on all my windows
  • That I gave up soda pop for lent and have not started up again
  • That although I am heavy, I am extremely healthy and fit for a woman my age
  • My children - Laura who is so responsible, and yet funny and fun. Megan who is my wild child (clean & sober 95 days). Kenny who is a wonderful man, off serving in a war - and not complaining about it.
  • My sponsor, who called me yesterday
  • A former sponsee who called yesterday - she is still sober!
  • The women I currently sponsor - I love them
  • The AA groups I have been part of over the years
  • That I will celebrate 23 years of sobriety in 22 days
  • All the AA members who have been so much a part of my life
  • My sober blogging buddies...you have added so much to my sobriety
  • That I got to talk with Scott yesterday
  • For long gratitude lists that I have to consciously decide to stop - lest they go on FOREVER!
  • For the Grace of a Loving God, who has tenderly cared for me when all I could do was try with all my might to destroy myself. And who continues to care for me - when I sometimes think I know what is best and what I need.

"In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it easy. We don't struggle. We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 86

7 comments:

Pam said...

oooo I wish I was physically fit! You however, stopped the "wishing" and took the action. I love your gratitude list!

dAAve said...

... and I am grateful for
http://marychristineg.blogspot.com/ and the person who created it.

Shannon said...

I bet it smells so good in your backyard... I love the hot weather and our state is very mild
MOVE HER LOL have a nice day

Gwen said...

Pictures rarley seem to do nature justice. That lavender looks pretty in the photo so I can imagine it is really beautiful in person.

GO MEGAN!!!!!! That is fantastic! Please give her a high-five for me ;)

Love and hugs~
Gwen

sober Chick said...

It is hot on this side of the country. I am opposite, I am a wimp when it comes to the cold.

You know I know many Boot Campers that are older than me and they kick my butt when it comes to the drills we do. They don't have that Hollywood body (you know the kind in all the magazines) either, in fact I think it is better cuz they are real and healthy. They have a glow within that intensifies their external beauty cuz they take care of their body. You are in this group too you know marathon woman!

Scott W said...

I jsut can't deal with extremes of any form anymore, especially the cold or the hot. I sweat at the drop of a hat, and hardly anyone wears a hat anymore. Unless it's a baseball cap.

It was nice to read your gratitude list, gives me a bit more info on you. And gave me a date for my calendar.

Christine said...

beautiful lavender! and bees--thats so good to hear cause we have a lack of bees around here

you have so much to be grateful for