Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday Morning

Do you realize that I am leaving for Alaska in 9 days?  I need to figure out what I am going to wear in Alaska - because that is the important thing.  I have my running clothes all figured out, but I think I am going to have to buy some long pants.  In the summer I am not big on long pants, I wear either skirts or shorts.  But I think I will freeze if I don't have some pants to wear.  I also need a pair of trail running shoes, or light hiking boots.   I am not going to bring my 10 lb. hiking boots with me.  

I am trying at work not to get into the whole frantic thing of trying to get every single thing under the sun done before I leave.  I will be gone from work for 12 working days!  I am so excited and happy about this.  I love the whole concept of vacation.  And especially when I am going somewhere I have always wanted to go.

My daughter in rehab called yesterday to ask me to write an "effect letter."  I spent about an hour on that last night.  It wasn't that much fun to write.  It is really hard for an AA member to write a letter in victim mode.  Bla bla bla, here is how you hurt me...  But I did write a 3 page letter to her.  I used two examples of her behavior that stand out in my memory.  I will cooperate with her treatment and that is the only reason I would do it.

I am going out for a quick 2 mile run this morning and then to work!  Yay.  


dAAve said...

There's a longtime Lambda couple spending the summer in Anchorage. Would you care to contact them?

Scott W said...

I have never heard of an effect letter.

I hope you plan to post from Alaska!

Syd said...

Nine days before the big trip--I know that you must be happy. You'll have to let us know through your blog how things are going and send photos. I've wanted to get to Denali and hope to do that some time.

Pam said...

You know that running skirt that you are so in love with? Can you get a couple more of those?
Long pants in Alaska is probably called for (geeeez).
Pack everything you own, then sort it out when you get there. That's what I do....little prickly pear.

The Sober Alcoholic Soldier said...

I know you will have a great time in Alaska. I hear it is absolutly beautiful there. I know it is on the Discovery channel. And don't stress about work. That is the whole point of vacation, to just get away from it all, and hopefully your co-workers will pick up the slack. Maybe it will also make them realize just how vital you are, and how much it sucks to not have you around.

Bill said...

I'm glad it looks like you will be able to run in Alaska; not in the way you envisioned, but in the way that will be right for you.

That berry pie looks fabulous!

The Sober Alcoholic Soldier said...

I just wanted to respond to your comment. The title of my post just shows how many days sober and how many days of extra duty that I have left. It is definelty not a countdown to when I am going to drink again.