Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

I drew the above santa at work on a whiteboard with dry erase markers.  Each month, my neighbor at work asks me to draw something on her whiteboard.  It is usually fun.  And usually ends up being a group project.  No one touched my santa, but if I had drawn reindeer, there would have been poop within a day or reindeer food, or whatever.  It is kind of fun.  

I went to a wonderful AA meeting this morning.  New people, old people, and people in between.  A newly sober man brought his dad.  His dad sheepishly thanked us for what we do.  It was a touching moment. 

I will serve dinner at 3 p.m. today.  Prime Rib Roast, Yorkshire Pudding, roasted potatoes, salad, and apple pie with ice cream.  I made this meal just weeks ago for Thanksgiving, but I am making it again since it is my daughter's favorite.  She is really suffering through her first (and pray God last) Christmas without her kids.  

Then to midnight mass.  Then I will see if I can get to a meeting at 3 a.m., one of my favorite members is chairing it.  The local club is sponsoring an "alcothon" and I feel it is my responsibility to participate in what ever way I can.

The headache has not left yet.  I do not feel well at all.  Neither does my daughter.  
Merry Christmas Everyone.


Syd said...

Have a blessed day MC. I hope that the headache eases up. Wishing you the best.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Oh you Santa is amazing and I don't blame your work partner for wanting you to draw something each month...this is gorgeous. I am so glad that you went to a meeting and got to one and will go to another, wow a 3AM meeting, that's amazing.

I hpoe you feel better.

Scott W said...

I had no idea you were an artist! That Santa is quite well done.

Seriously, there is a meeting at 3 AM? You might see Santa there after his rounds!

Merry Christmas, Mary!

Spastic said...

just started reading. love the blog. thanks for writing. :) merry christmas!!

Lou said...

I hope you start feeling better, as you have a busy schedule. But it's all stuff that brings joy.
Merry Christmas!

Kim A. said...

I'm not an artist so I appreciate your talent! Have a wonderful holiday and feel better soon. The peace that comes with the program(s) is what I'm wrapping myself in this year. I, too, am apart from one of my kids, and it is hard, no matter how old they are.


Laura said...

Merry Christmas and God's peace and health to you and your daughter~

♥Shann♥ said...

wow you are a good dry erase drawer.. bet you could do even more amazing things with pencil,charcol, paints whatever lol
Merry Christmas