Friday, October 23, 2009

1511

This is my 1511th post. The 1511th time I have sat at my computer and started writing something for my blog. Probably the 1143rd time I have had basically no idea what I was going to write.

But the other morning as I left for work, I noticed that my trash had multiplied and my heart leapt for joy! I got to share my story on Saturday night and I talked about my trash - what it means to me, how symbolic it is of my sobriety. I have written about it here, if you are so fascinated by my trash that you wish to read more about it. Summarized: There is nothing I am ashamed of in my trash, I have paid the bill for my trash collection, I remember to take it out to the curb in time, etc. it is symbolic of being a sort-of-responsible-person today.

Imagine my joy when I saw that someone else had slipped their trash over to the end of my driveway. I have this little paltry half black plastic bag of trash. Someone else added their "big lots" bag. And together, they both got snowed on. I bet they had more trash too. I speculate that they distributed their trash around, not being able to afford to pay for trash removal anymore. It is not cheap! If I knew who they were, I would tell them to bring it over here every week. I would be overjoyed to provide that service for someone else. I pay a lot of money for a little half bag of trash most weeks.

Nothing new today. I am going to go out and run as soon as it is light outside... which is later and later every morning. So I will be quite late for work. Some of the residual damage from the rape referenced yesterday is that I really avoid being outside after dark, or in this case, before light. Pretty big damage, huh?

But I am alive, I am sober, I am healthy, and I am happy. I am a 57 (almost 58) year old woman who is going out for a run in a minute. How cool is that?

Thank you God!

8 comments:

dAAve said...

Thanks for the reminder. I won't get trashed this weekend.

Kim A. said...

That is cool and I completely understand the trash thing. We carry ours to the dump but the concept is the same.

Namaste

Syd said...

I have a lot of trash and it goes to the local dumpster location. No trash pick up on this island. Much of what we have is recycled which is great.

Ed G. said...

Cool enough.

Blessings and aloha...

Ann said...

Awesome life now - isn't it!! What an amazing gift we HAVE to protect!!!!!

Gin said...

Love it!

Scott W said...

What a trashy post. hehehe

Pam said...

I don't understand how you can have so little trash?

I like the old song "I Like My Women Just a Little on the Trashy Side"