Someone else said:
Suit up and show up.
Sit down and shut up.
Sober up and grow up.
Oh, yes. That is the kind of AA where I feel comfortable. I wrote my name on the calendar to celebrate my birthday there next week. It is nice to be with my old pals. It was nice that yesterday I got to sit next to the man who took me to my first meeting. What a wonderful thing it is to know someone for 24 years.
Then I picked up my granddaughters and had a severe lapse of judgement when I took them to the quilting store and let them pick out fabrics for their own projects (quilted pillow covers). The 8 year old did a pretty good job, but I am afraid all those teeny little hand stitches are not up a 4 year old's ally... she ended up crying in frustration. They chose beautiful fabrics - really beautiful, and I didn't even try to influence them (too much). We will finish those projects today before I drive them back home this afternoon.
Life is pretty darn good today. Sober.