Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sunday Morning

That's a picture from my bike ride yesterday. I drove across town with my road bike on the back of my car - only to take it off and find that it had a flat tire. So I drove back to my side of town, hopped on my mountain bike and rode to a nearby park (see above.) I took my road bike back to the bike shop, got the tire repaired (again) and will hop on it in a minute and take a nice early morning ride.

I am devoid of ideas this morning. I feel tired and dull. I hope a bike ride will get me back on track. I am grateful to be sober. Some days when I feel slightly bad, I remember what it was like to feel HORRIBLE every day until I got some alcohol in my system.

"Personally, I take the attitude that I intend never to drink again. This is somewhat different from saying 'I will never drink again.' The latter attitude sometimes gets people in trouble because it is undertaking on a personal basis to do what we alcoholics never could do. It is too much an act of will and leaves too little room for the idea that God will release us from the drink obsession provided we follow the AA program." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 16

11 comments:

dAAve said...

beautiful picture

I didn't have the time nor gumption to write this morning either. Fortunately, I keep a wealth of stupid crap on file for days like this. LOL

sober jen said...

I'm blue as can be. so I'm taking my road bike out to do 20 miles before I have to do other things today. Maybe it will help.

Sorry about the flat.

Pam said...

FINALLY...I think I now really understand why you run, walk, jog, bike....the view is fabulous!! How lucky are you??? AND...look at you Miss Adapt to circumstances..flat tire? NO problem...change bikes :)

Scott W said...

Never say never. Most, if not all, things I have said I would never do--I did.

How marvelous that you can jump on a bike and ride a bit and have scenery like that. Wow. The closest thing we have is the Gulf, but it resembles a Coke float.

Scott W said...

P.S. I love high class problems.

Lounge Daddy said...

That's a good was to keep things in check - lol.
No matter how bad we feel we can always say "well... at least I haven't been drinking again. Bleh!"

Perspective.

lushgurl said...

*doh*- flat tire! The view from here is wonderful, helped to get me going this morning! I loved the quote you posted- I used to say I'll never drink again, until I drank again! Today I "intend to not drink again".
Enjoy your Sunday Wonder Woman...love you!

Bouncing off the Bottom said...

Just wanted to say hey. Hope the ride did the trick. I'm off into the garden. I always look forward to hearing about what you're up to out of doors.

Trudging said...

Great picture

lash505 said...

very beautiful..dinner is on wed.

Scott said...

I've got two flats... :-( But then again I am not training for a triathalon!