Monday, May 26, 2008

Decoration Day


It is a day set aside to honor those who have died protecting our country and our freedoms.  It was called Decoration Day because it was intended that we would go decorate the graves of those who had died in wars.  Now it is called Memorial Day and most people use it as a day off to kick off the summer season.

It is only 55 º today and it is cloudy and rainy (see above photo of my front porch today).  I am not feeling the motivation to get out there and run or do anything else I normally would want to do on a day off.  I went to a meeting this morning and then out for breakfast with the women from my group.  It was nice.

Now I am talking on the phone with the guy I used to call "Mr. Sweetie Man" and typing this at the same time.  Since all he talks about is himself, he doesn't even notice that I am not really paying 100% attention.  Alcoholism is a wonderful disease, isn't it?

Glad that I am a sober alcoholic today.  Glad I got to spend the day with my granddaughters and my son yesterday.  Glad no one is worried about me getting drunk today.

8 comments:

dAAve said...

keep chillin'

Scott W said...

Guessing he didn't hear the clicking of the keys as you typed. Amazing.

<*insertbackspace*> said...

That is great that you are sober but why do you say that alcoholism is a wonderful disease? what do you mean?

Mary Christine said...

That was sarcasm. Sorry, I try not to be sarcastic.

My friend is an active alcoholic. One of the traits of alcoholism is incredible self-centeredness. My friend was talking about himself - he didn't even hear me clicking away at my keyboard.

That is what I meant by that.

Pam said...

I loved looking at all the decorated graves where my Dad is. I did not see many young people there though.
But...I still go to decorate, because my Dad would have appreciated it. Ahhh amends.

<*insertbackspace*> said...

oh i see. thanks for clearing stuff up for me.

<*insertbackspace*> said...

Oh ok :) well thanks for letting me know.

Syd said...

That self centered alcoholic mind is something else. I still can't quite get used to how uncaring some alcoholics are.