Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Morning

This is a photo of a tulip, taken without flash, this morning. Mary Christine is out in her garden in her pajamas, in the dark, again. Oh dear. Oh the indignities of the life of a blogger. There were other photos of tulips, after I had put on the flash, but they looked sad and overexposed... probably the more appropriate metaphor for the life of a blogger. Too close for comfort maybe.

Last night I drove across town to my old home group to meet some friends for a meeting and dinner. I cannot tell you how it restored my soul. My friend S. was shocked when his wife and I reminisced about his first AA birthday, 23 years ago. She was not yet his wife, and I was not much of a friend at that point. And yet we could both recall details about that day. His jaw literally dropped when I said, out of nowhere, "August 15, 1986, that's your sobriety date." I remember these things. My friends. They are as much a part of me as my arms and my legs.

This morning I am heading out with my running group. I am looking forward to it. And glad that I am liking it. It was a last ditch attempt to get myself motivated and it appears to have worked, at least for now. I am on track for an early summer half-marathon and hopefully a fall marathon.

I am concerned that I will not be able to do my annual triathlon due to this shoulder injury. My ortho appointment is on May 3. I can only do a slow breast stroke at the present time. I still have hope that I can do a triathlon by August.

And that is all I have this morning.

And remember: "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:2


Mary LA said...

Love that tulip blooming in the dark.

All of us have entertained angels unawares from time to time.

Syd said...

It sounds as if you have a wonderful day planned. Enjoy your Saturday!

dAAve said...

Sad and overexposed?
I don't think so.

Run, walk, run.

Kim A. said...

I love that quote. I am happily cleaning today so my home is a warm and welcoming abode for anyone who happens by. Have a lovely weekend, M.C.


Ed G. said...

I hope your angels appreciate you for the wonderful child of God you are.

Blessings and aloha...

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