Saturday, January 17, 2009

Off to Sunny Arizona


Oh, I am so looking forward to being in 75º weather later today!  

I actually slept last night.  I actually feel half-way human this morning.  I am actually looking forward to going to the airport and hopping on a plane.  

Normally I get so anxious about flying it almost ruins any trip I take.  Maybe it is because it is the 4th trip I have taken in the last year and I at least feel like I know the drill... but I am not particularly anxious.  I know I love to get out to the airport before the sun comes up and the day feels new and wonderful...  like I got in on the day before anyone else.  

I am excited about having navigation on my new blackberry.  I will not have to feel lost in a city that I have visited only once...

20 years ago.  Me and my friend Tim (aka Big Sky Mack Daddy) went there and I so fell in love with the desert I wanted to move there.  He had to go take care of some business one afternoon and I hung out at the Mesa, Arizona Alano Club.  Well, some old guy was sitting there with me, and we struck up a conversation.  He had known Bill Wilson!  His sponsor had been Clarence Snyder (Home Brewmeister)!  What a wonderful afternoon that was.  

Sobriety has been very very good to me.

8 comments:

dAAve said...

I am reminded of the Twelfth Promise.

Pam said...

I am so excited for you!
Enjoy yourself sweet chili pepper.

Mark said...

At the club on 90something street (Glendale, I think) they have a list on the wall of those from there who went to the big meeting in the sky.

What a kick to have seen someone's name that retired from Long Island years ago when I was a newbie and left us sober in Phoenix!

Lots of "longtimers" who make 25 and 19 look like a good beginning :)

Have a great time!

Scott W said...

I, too, love the desert. I drew it for years before ever visiting. When I did finally get there it was emotionally wonderful.

Patty said...

Sure, rub it in! Hope you have a great time, really.

Trailboss said...

So thrilled that you are feeling better. I know you will have a great time in AR.

Banana Girl said...

You are a lucky woman. Every time we meet someone more intimately connected to the founders and they are still sober, I have proof it works. Thanks for being a part of the chain of my proof. J.

mile191 said...

HOPE all is well. love and hugs and thanks for everything.