Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wednesday Morning

I am off to a meeting.  To meet a sponsee.  To see my pals.  To be where I belong.

I bought a new storm door for my house last night.  I am grateful that my daughter went with me.  I got a great door for under $300.  But by the time I paid for installation, delivery, and carting away the old door, it was nearly $500.  Had my daughter not been with me, I think I would have said that I wasn't going to pay all that money and just stick with my old door.  But the screen/storm door is one of the many items I have wanted to replace since I bought this house - nearly 7 years ago now.  And my daughter just assured me that it costs money to buy things - who knew?  Funny - I would have no problem at all spending that much money on a new outfit to wear to work.

My other daughter, recently out of rehab, got a job offer yesterday, but needed to find her ID so that she could drop a UA, among other things.    You know, once your life starts spiraling out of control, it is really hard to get it to stop spinning.  I hope she can do that.  

I gotta get ready and get out of here.  Let's all stay sober another day today, OK?


Scott W said...

When a skater spins their arms are close to them, they slow down when they reach out.

Pam said...

Oh girl, my daughter has been sober almost 10 months now, and so much of the spinning is still going on. 99% of it is out of her control. It's hard to help them not to be discouraged and to be able to just keep the street clean in front of them for that day isn't it?
Why weren't we more vigilent about birth control back then??? :)
Enjoy your day little okra butt.

J-Online said...

I love all of your pictures (and your blog too of course). As soon as your pic popped up I suddendly remembered a dream from last night. The white crochet (sp) made me think of it. I've recently learned to knit and all I can make is row upon row upon row which i now realize I'm not consistant with. Some areas are wider than others. Well in my dream I had 3 beautiful blankets that I had completed. I'm rambling but any suggestions on how to learn to make actual things like socks, scarfs, blankets etc. I learned from a book and would love a suggestion on a good one for this. Jenn

Trailboss said...

Ok....I will if you will!

Steve E. said...

MC if ya keep the screen/storm door for ten years, it'll cost only $1 per week--see how I am?

Oh God! Our children are wonderful now, finally (they're all over 26!). And they all have jobs--but there are still two "maybe's". And maybe God will keep them from this disease. OTOH, were it not for this disease, I would never have found all this wonderful stuff--and you people!

Steve E. said...

Just trying to get my URL to show on "comments". Guess my Pride and Ego are showing =grin=...AGAIN?

Glad to be here anyway--heck,I'm glad to be ANY where.

Syd said...

Yes, it's only money. I say that to myself all the time. And I might as well enjoy it while I can.

dAAve said...


Kathy Lynne said...

I can do that, thanks to AA and God.

♥Shann♥ said...

weird... things cost money?? lol I get it
and yes lets have another sober day

BHM said...

Ditto with Pam on the discouragement.My son has dug himself such a hole, I'm not seeing any daylight.But I would never tell him that.
Because every day is another chance to do right..worked for you!

The Boozness said...

Great blog. Well done on your control.
I'm trying to spread the word on mine. Its the light hearted story of one 25 year old non alcoholic from Dublin trying to go a year off the booze. I hope you can check it out.
In the meantime I'm going to add you to my blogroll.
The Boozeness