Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Morning

And if I do it just right an quit dawdling over my computer, I can get a quick run in, and get to church by 8:00.  It is the 15th anniversary of my father's death, and I think I would like to go to mass today.  And for anyone (well, just one someone) who believes you can't be a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and a Catholic at the same time, I would suggest you talk that over with your parish priest.  Soon.  

I found an AA group I felt comfortable in yesterday!  It meets at 6:30 a.m. just like my old one.  It is close to the house, a little bit farther away from work, but still very manageable.   I was at their first meeting back in the mid-nineties, and even named the group.  Yesterday, I came in, sat down, most of the folks were strangers to me, but I did know one or two people.  They sit around a table in a room in the back of a church.  There is only enough room for maybe 12 people there, so everyone gets to share.  I looked at their phone list and saw plenty of names with sobriety dates in the 1970s and 80s.  They have nightwatch once a month.  And they say the 3rd Step Prayer before the meeting.  I am very happy about feeling once again like I have a home in AA.  

So I better kick it in gear so I can do all the things I want to do this morning.  

Oh, and the brat in me wants to go to a meeting downtown at noon today - just to see who I would see (and then NOT tell you about).  Other folks might want to go to Hollywood and see movie stars.... but for a political junkie like me, many of  the luminaries I would want to meet  are just a few miles down the road.  I would love to see who is at the meetings down there this week.  But it is none of my business, and I will just stay in my own neck of the woods.

Have a great sober day everyone, OK?

10 comments:

dAAve said...

Glad you found a meeting you are comfortable in.
Go ahead, indulge yourself and go to a meeting downtown. You don't have to tell us about it. hrmph!

Scott W said...

I received a comment today from someone who stated they had me under control. I felt their control when I pushed the reject comment button. NOT!

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

J-Online said...

So glad you found a new meeting that you are comfortable in.

Pam said...

guess what?
If I was there, I'd talk you into going to the meeting downtown and we could wear new blouses and new shoes. YOU KNOW I COULD TALK YOU INTO IT LITTLE SALMON PATTY !!!
I'm so glad you found a meeting you feel good at.

AlkySeltzer said...

Gee Mary, I AM happy for you, finding a 'compatible' group, where you can actually feel comfortable. That means SO much, especially to long-timers, I think.

I've spent ENOUGH of my years being unfit, unstable, un-ique, and quite uncomfortable! It's time for "Happy, Joyous, and Free", time to celebrate our acceptance of God's gifts!

Patty said...

That sounds great! I am so happy for you! What is night watch? I have never heard of that. You must have some very dedicated people in your area to be able to have so many 6:30 am meetings to choose from.. I am jealous!

Syd said...

I'm glad that you found a group that feels like Home. I'm sure that there are plenty of people going to those meetings in Denver this week. I'm glad that they are. Hope that your day goes well.

Trailboss said...

This past Tuesday marked the 9th year since my father died. I miss him.

Lou said...

Glad you found a meeting. I'm wondering too about the early risers there--I've never even seen a 6:30 am meeting.

Zanejabbers said...

It's great to feel "at home." In my first year of sobriety we had a 6:30 Meeting called "As Bill Sees It." That was in Running Springs cal. Loved it. Good for you.