So, I have written about the 12 steps for 12 days. In that time I have been attacked relentlessly, but it is easy enough to ignore small distractions like mosquitoes... if you want to. In that time I have run some miles, cooked some cool stuff, baked one pie, gone to some great AA meetings, met with sponsees, had dinner with friends, had some amazing telephone conversations, planned a trip to Texas, gone to Biblical School, gone to church, had my grandkids for a weekend, had a birthday party for the little one's 5th birthday, and generally done a bunch of stuff I probably would have blogged about - if I hadn't been busy writing about my experience with the steps.
Yesterday, for instance, I went to the 6:30 a.m. meeting and then did something I don't normally do. I went out for breakfast with two of the members of that group. It was just delightful. I probably should have eaten something other than the waffle - but oh, it was so good!
And now I am going to go out and run 3 miles. I will come back and get ready for work. I will gladly put in my eight hours today and then I have a whole 2 days off. I am picking up my beloved problem child tonight, we are going to a meeting and then she is spending tonight here. And tomorrow, bright and early, she is getting on a bus that some church provides, and going hundreds of miles to visit her 'man' who is spending the next eight years in prison.
OK, I better get to it. Let's stay sober today, OK?