Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesday Morning


I am going to take a run in the dark this morning.  I am training for a race that will be run in the dark.... therefore, it is good for me to run in the dark.  Something I am afraid of.  I have my pepper spray and my cell phone.  And God.  I try not to take Him into dangerous places anymore, but I guess suburbia pre-dawn isn't exactly like the bad places I used to take Him.  

Today I think will be the day when I finally get the nerve to call the phone company and cancel my land line.  I do not use this phone anymore.  I pay $53. a month for something that I do not use.  I have felt that I needed it in case of a disaster, but maybe I will just have to communicate by internet in case of disaster and cell phones don't work?  And I was proud of the fact that I have had the same phone number for 10 years.  But I have actually had my cell phone number for longer than that!  I really need to re-think what I am doing with my money since I am losing it at a great rate.  I think I need to cinch my belt and get used to a more spartan lifestyle.  

Went to the noon meeting again yesterday.  I am really starting to like that meeting.  And what a wonderful feeling at about 11:50 to pick up my car keys and leave my office for an hour.   And sort of picking up on something Pammie said this morning... yesterday there was a woman at the meeting with 30 days.  She was crying about getting drunk for 3 days when her son returned from Iraq.  She hadn't seen her son for 2 years, and when he got back, she just drank and drank and drank... had black-outs and disgusted her family.  She was crying - I was crying just listening to it.   She looked straight at me while she was sharing and said "I need to get a sponsor."  I made eye-contact and nodded - like "yes you do, and yes, I will be your sponsor."  Then I prayed.  Because last year I ended up with 7 sponsees and it about drove me nuts.  I am down to 2 now, which is wonderful because I actually have time for them.   After I talked to the people I talked to after the meeting, I walked towards the woman, who was surrounded with other women.  And I said "bye, have a nice day!"  It was really a wonderful feeling.

I am planning on having a nice day today and I hope you do too.

12 comments:

Scott W said...

I like the new addition of photographs.

During the hurricane our cell phones worked just fine. I was concerned they wouldn't. The biggest problem was the lack of electricity to charge them, so many used car chargers. We also used land line phones that were not cordless, and they stayed in operation. Many people are getting rid of their land lines. I am holding onto mine for some reason. Plus I have a minimal cell plan.

Pam said...

Oh I worry about you running in the dark...thank you little radish head for giving me ONE MORE DAMN THING TO WORRY ABOUT

Trailboss said...

I really enjoyed reading this post. A nice way to start my day.

dAAve said...

Good for you on the phone.
Two sponsees is plenty, I think.

Lou said...

MC, I used to run in the a.m. dark, rain or shine. One morning it was dark & raining. A cop car pulled up next to me with the lights out, real stealthily. Ha,I think he mistook me for another member of my family!

Akannie said...

What internet connection do you use then? I would love to get rid of my land line, but I'm connected to the internet with it. I know there are other options and have checked some out, but they're pretty expensive. sigh....such high class problems, as a friend of mine used to say!

Good for you, running in the dark! Most of our fears are unfounded, and a little caution goes a long way.

AlkySeltzer said...

God is also with me--all the time. And I have not taken Him into dangerous places for lots of weeks now, but thank you for the reminder. I need constant reminding, that's why I go to 2 or 3 or 4 meetings each day.

Glad you are liking your nooner, I've prayed for that to happen also.

Kathy Lynne said...

Beautiful!

J-Online said...

Last month I cancelled services I no longer use anymore and after it was said and done I figured out I will be saving over $1,200 a year! I haven't missed them even once!

Syd said...

Running in the dark would be neat, as long as I didn't take a tumble. Are you allowed to carry a flashlight?

It sounds like a tough meeting with the woman needing help. I'm glad that you were there to offer a hand to her.

MEG in VA said...

When my basic phone service went up the last time to within $5 of what high-speed internet would cost, I cut out my land line. I only used the land line for dial up anyhow. The only thing I've missed in over a year now is the phone line to hook up my fax machine and I don't use it anyhow. I have a blue tooth device that lets me connect my cell phone so I receive cell service on my land line phones and don't need to carry the cell phone around with me at home.

Please be careful with footing in the dark...twisted ankles (from unseen objects)are worse than breaks.

Zanejabbers said...

As always, a great post. I do hope you get to Houston again.