Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Summer Stuff

Took a bike ride last night with a friend from my 6:30 a.m. meeting. She recently celebrated a year of sobriety. It was great fun. You ride for 6.25 miles uphill, turn around and go like a bat out of hell for 6.25 miles back. I took the above photo with my cell phone at the turn-around spot. We talked the entire time, and it was just really fun. She is so enthusiastic about her sobriety, she is like a breath of fresh air.

Yesterday my sponsor called to tell me that she and her husband are coming for my AA birthday. I am so excited. They will be staying with me. I will be officially celebrating on Friday (the 27th) at a speakers' meeting, although on my actual birthday on Tuesday, I will just go to my regular meetings. They will get here on Friday and stay until Sunday. I cannot wait to see her.

I better get out and run. I have a presentation to give at 9:30 and it wouldn't hurt to review it before hand.

"Faith is more than our greatest gift; its sharing with others is our greatest responsibility. May we of AA continually seek the wisdom and the willingness by which we may well fulfill that immense trust which the Giver of all perfect gifts has placed in our hands." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 13


dAAve said...

That scenery is incredible.
That must really be special having your sponsor travel to be with you on your AA birthday. Of course, there WILL be pictures.

Scott W said...

The foothills of the Rockies are incredible. It's great that you can take advantage of that.

How nice for you to have your loving sponsor visiting for your birthday! You are lucky woman.

Pam said...

holy schmoley...that is breath taking! How can you talk and pedal at the same time??? You are so awesome!

Christine said...

that is quite a ride, you are amazing that you could talk during that kind of ride

how exciting about your sponsor's visit

Syd said...

I really like the photo. What a great place to ride. Congrats on your years in sobriety.

Shannon said...

ooh how pretty (the pic).. 6.25 miles up hill??? LOL I get soo winded going up my little hills in my neighborhood LOL oh well
I love new comers who are excited about sobriety its contagious
good luck on your presentation

Kathy Lynne said...


lushgurl said...

Absolutely breathtaking, and I'm not just talking about the view!
Aren't us new comers the best? LOL

Scott said...

what an inspriring post... just kinda makes ya feel good to read your stuff MC!