Friday, November 02, 2007

Run, Run, Run, Run, Run....

And I don't mean the kind of running I like! I am a busy girl. It is good. I am having an AA function here tomorrow night, and I am trying to get everything ready. This has involved even buying new dining room chairs - which I needed anyway.

Spending lots of money causes me anxiety. There it is. I have been a spendthrift most of my life and I am trying so hard to be more responsible with my money. So, yesterday I went in the morning for an eye exam - which cost me a co-pay. No big deal. I need a new prescription, which is why I went. I went later to order new glasses, and since they had a sale, I ordered my first ever pair of prescription sunglasses. That cost a few hundred dollars. I returned my most extravagant purchase of the year (the Garmin GPS, watch, heart rate monitor, all around whiz bang runner's wrist machine) because it stopped working on Wednesday... but I exchanged it for a new one. While I was at one of my favorite stores on earth (REI), I purchased a new shirt... not a big expense. Then I went to the Party Store to get plates and napkins for the thing on Saturday night. Probably I could get by without "pretty" stuff, but I think pretty stuff makes all the difference between niceness and ordinariness. Anyway, I think I need to keep my wallet on a chain for a day or two - well, after buying food and beverages for Saturday night anyway.

I am looking forward to spending a day at work today wrapping up loose ends. I have taken a week of vacation next week. It is a week just to chill. I might go over and visit my sponsor later in the week, but actually I kind of doubt that I will even do that!

I am so thankful for the life I have today. It is incredible to me that I get to live this way after the many ways I have lived in my life... this is just too good.

"In praying, we ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that we be given the grace by which we may carry it out." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 102


dAAve said...

You make me wanna show up at your front door tomorrow. The RED door.
It'll all go well, I'm sure.

Syd said...

Vacation next week sounds great. I'm on the road again for another scientific meeting. I don't like to spend so much time away but it's been a crazy couple of weeks. Have a great weekend. And it's okay to spend on yourself. I figure that I've earned it and can't take it with me.

Scott W said...

Life is good. We like it that way and consider ourselves amongst the lucky ones.

Pam said...

Oh that sounds fun!!
Wear some pretty shoes!
I'm a spendthrift too, but there are times I just let it go...little alphalfa sprout.

Pam said...

Okey Dokey Artichokie !!!