Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boxing Day

Today would have been my father's 96th birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!

I had a wonderful Christmas yesterday. When I got home from church, I shoveled snow - a lot of snow. Then I put on my pajamas and lounged all day. It was a wonderful, luxurious day. I never get to do that. A friend came over last night for a piece of pumpkin pie, and I didn't even change out of my jammies for that!

It is now 7 degrees, and there is close to a foot of snow on the ground. I will dress as warmly as I can and get to work. I have a big day. I wish I could stay home, but that is not what I get to do today.

I am grateful this is my 24th season of holidays spent sober. I remember how treacherous those first couple felt. It is immensely more wonderful to experience the "special" days sober. And really, when you are sober, every day is special. After realizing that, life gets really good!

4 comments:

Scott W said...

It really is the simple things!

Gwen R said...

Sooo true. The simplest things are really the best.

Gwen~

Banana Girl said...

MC,
Today is my mother's 76th Birthday. Our connections continue to get deeper. Have a relaxed day at work. I am so glad you had a jammie's day yesterday.
Jeanne

Syd said...

Glad that you had a relaxing Christmas and a sober one. I have a few more days off from work. It feels good.