Sunday, March 21, 2010

Livin' Large in Las Vegas

I decided to just order room service this morning, so I got to watch the sunrise while I ate a dish of steel cut oats and drank a cup of coffee (at a mere $25.58). Oh, there will be plenty of time to be miserly later, but today is the day my son shall wed!

Yesterday I tried to find a meeting nearby. The Las Vegas central office has a whiz bang website, complete with a tutorial on how to use it. After about ten minutes I closed it and gave up on the idea of finding a meeting here. I will get to one after I get home. It is a shame when people think more about showing off their own technological skill than trying to serve the purpose of the person who came there looking for information.

After I got over the shocking opulence of my hotel room, I looked out the window to see just below me the steeple of the Catholic Cathedral. I walked over to mass in the middle of the festivities yesterday. That was very calming and a little island of sanity in this crazy, crazy place.

There is so much to look forward to today. I am so grateful for this son of mine. And his beautiful in-four-hours-to-be his wife. I am grateful for our lunch yesterday, strolling around Las Vegas - he and his to-be-wife, and his friend since youth, we found a wonderful little Korean restaurant and had a wonderful low-key time. Just sharing. Just sharing this life. And some wonderful food cooking on the grill before us.

Life is so very good. God has been so good to me.

So so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so grateful.....

12 comments:

Syd said...

It looks comfortable. I can feel the joy in your writing. I am sure today will be a day to remember for the rest of your life.

Kim A. said...

You sound like you are in a good place..and I don't just mean the beautiful hotel room! good thoughts coming your way.

♥namaste♥

Secretia said...

This is very pleasant to read. Weddings are so inspirational, I always cry at them.

Secretia

Findon said...

Have a good day Mary and best regards to you and all your loved ones on this day

garden-variety drunk said...

Have a great time in Vegas. I consider it the sober capital of America since my sponsor now lives there : ) There are lots of meetings (great and otherwise) over in Henderson NV. I think it's about 20 min from the strip.

chitowngreg said...

Thanks for blogging. Enjoy!

Julianne said...

Whenever I order a room service breakfast, I am filled with gratitude because it is a decadence instead of a hungover necessity.

Enjoy the blessings!

drybottomgirl said...

Congratulations to you, your son, and may you continue to be blessed!

Ed G. said...

I hope it was a wonderful time - a special blessing to your sweet self and those in your life today.

Blessings and aloha...

Pam said...

I am so glad you found a church to go have a little bit of "grounding" on such an emotional (happy emotions) day.
Ahhh the good life!

Scott said...

your post brightens my morning :-) I am so glad this is happening!

Bobby said...

Congratulations on the marriage of your son. Life in sobriety is certainly something to be grateful for. Addiction robs our lives of so much that when the finer things in life start coming back to us it is bittersweet. Enjoy the gifts of your family and an overpriced Las Vegas breakfast. Life can be truly wonderful.