Sunday, March 14, 2010

The hardest day of the year

I am such an early riser I do not normally need to set an alarm to wake. I do not like to wake to an alarm. This morning I have a commitment at church and need to be there at 7 a.m., which doesn't feel like 7 a.m. since we messed with the clocks last night. So I needed to set an alarm and it woke me out of a dead sleep. I feel groggy and cranky.

Why can't we leave the clocks alone? For a morning person, this time change is murder. It will now be dark again in the morning hours which I find gruesome.

I am an alcoholic.
I have been sober and intend to stay that way.
In order to do that, I need to know who I am.

The good news is: I can't change me, but God can. I can't overcome any obstacles, but God can. I am not able to do much, but I have plugged into the power and grace of God and nothing is impossible with those.

So, I just might get to church on time and live through today.

12 comments:

Secretia said...

You will certainly be fine, it doesn't really matter if you get to church late, if you go at all it's fine. God's clock never gets reset-He always has time for us. be well!

Secretia

dAAve said...

I suspect you'll live through this day, no matter what time it is.

Pam said...

Just read your post from yesterday and I think I sit next to that guy in meetings! Of course maybe he meant he's a practicing alcoholic.
I hope the swim helps you. I don't like you to be in pain.

Mary LA said...

What a scary-looking skull & crossbones!

Scott said...

I'll just bet you'll manage to put together a positive day, you usually do!

Angela said...

I appreciate your blog very much! I'm struggling with alcoholism and blogging my daily progress. I hope you and everyone else will join my blog. I'm 31 days sober today!

http://angela-onedayatatime.blogspot.com

Kim A. said...

I overslept--or underslept? Who knows. It takes me awhile to adjust and while I don't get gnarly-cranky..I do get a bit snarly-growly.

♥namaste

Syd said...

I overslept but it was okay because I had no set schedule today. I don't like to get up in the dark either.

chitowngreg said...

I think you're doing pretty well if "springing forward" gives riser to your hardest day of the year." Hang in there, you'll be fine!

wendy said...

and I thought you meant pi day (that was a bad math joke)

hope you had a good day and had a chance to get your hour of sleep.

I'm attempting a re-entry to the blogosphere...

http://another26two.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

That would be great if you posted a link to my blog Mary. I appreciate all the support I can get. You're an inspiration to me!

Ed G. said...

I hope your day improved rapidly.

Blessings and aloha...