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.