When I was sober about 5 years, I read every thing I could get my hands on about AA history and traditions. It is a good thing to do. Provided you don't get stuck there. It is very good to know why we do the things we do and why they are so important.
I am madly knitting for Christmas. I have an afghan to get done by Friday for my granddaughter who leaves on Saturday for her grandfather's (my ex-husband) second home near Yellowstone in Montana. They are all spending Christmas there. All the people in good graces with my ex and his wife. My son and his girlfriend, my "good" daughter, and the grandchildren.
My beautiful alcoholic daughter will be here in town, trying to get through her first sober Christmas - and get through it without her kids. I am so grateful that I get to be here to be with her in whatever way that ends up being. She is now working and when you are working in a restaurant, you work strange hours, so I think I probably won't see her that week until Christmas Day, and then we can figure out what we are going to do. It is virtually impossible to plan anything and I have other invitations I need to figure out what to do about. Tomorrow.
Who knew that sitting in your house knitting almost all day long could make a person tired? Well, I am tired. And I am going to bed. (I did go to a meeting this morning, then group conscience, then later met a friend at church and went to dinner with her, so it isn't like I did nothing but knit, but it feels like it right now.)
I am so grateful to be sober. I am so grateful that my phone has been ringing intermittently all day long. I am so grateful for sober friends. I am so grateful for relationships with my siblings that are happy. And I am super, super grateful that I got to talk with all three of my children today. And I will get to see them all on my birthday in a few days.... nice.
By the Grace of God.