Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Morning

It is a lovely 56º outside, the inside of my house is a lovely 70º - I don't think it has been this cool inside this house since the end of June.  I wish I could stay home today and sleep all day, but I have things I have got to get done at work, darn it.

I had my CT scan of my neck yesterday.  Now I just pray that it will show a perfectly good, re-engineered cervical spine - with all the re-engineering still in place.  And that all this pain is just muscle pain and can be managed with time and physical therapy - not surgery.  I will find out on Friday or Monday I think.

Yesterday I managed to live all day without telling anyone off or crying or having my heart in my throat.  It was a good day.  Communication is a good thing, I tell you!

My contrary streak has popped up again though.  I ordered a big yard sign for the presidential candidate of my party and I am going to stick it in my yard.   At the HOA Board meeting on Tuesday night I asked if it was OK that people had signs in their yards and was told that it was OK.  Then the president of the board mockingly asked me if I was going to put a big ******* sign in my yard, and the other board members sat with their little wine glasses and tittered.  Well, yes, as a matter of fact, within a day or two, there will be a big ****** sign in my yard.  Take THAT!

It is amazing the assumptions that people make.  People frequently think that because I am a fun-loving person, and laugh a lot - I must also drink a lot.  I can tell people that I do not drink, but they still continue to assume that I drink.  They also make the assumption that I am a member of a certain political party, and I usually tell them (as nicely that I can) that I am not.  And I usually try to twist it in my mind to be a compliment - that they like me and therefore make the projection that I am like them.  

(I am not writing here which political party because this blog is a pretty public place where I have identified as an AA member.  "Alcoholics Anonymous  has no opinion on outside issues; hence the AA name ought never be drawn into public controversy."  -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 176 - Tradition 10. )

Let's all stay sober today, OK?

8 comments:

Lou said...

Right, MC. No politics. But I know things are heating up in the USA, because I'm seeing a lot of T shirts lately.

Pam said...

Isn't it funny how people think that we drink but are just "not" for some reason that particular day? Because please, no one is actually a REAL non drinker!
Do you have xmas lights you could put around the sign? That would be cool.

dAAve said...

I'm votin' for Lincoln.
He was kinda gay, ya know.

AlkySeltzer said...

Pam said, "xmas lights...around the sign...would be cool." Yeah, mabye, well, maybe at night! Depends on whose picture is on the sign!!

C'mon, MC...TELL us! Lib or Con, or LICON?

VERY often my 'enthusiasm' has brought on words like, "Are you SURE you don't drink or drug? (Oops! The 'Dru* word). Well, my sobriety date IS the only thing which is ALL MINE. It's the one thing I OWN in AA.

Mary C., Hope the news is "We're glad to see your back! ..(is in good shape, that is.)"

Syd said...

I've been around people who assumed that I am a member of a political party that I would never consider. It maybe the state that I live in and the island that I live on. Not sure but I've learned to take it in stride. Assumptions make asses out of you know who.

Not God said...

alkyseltzer....Lib??? Is that Liberal or Libertarian???
There..I threw the match....
dAAve...Lincoln was gay??? That'll make the R's happy...

Zane-nawwaa said...

Good old traditions. Who'da thunk.

Scott W said...

A big HONKIN sign? There is pretty much only one sign in my part of town. I am sure you can guess.