My sponsor and her husband arrived yesterday afternoon. Yay! Thursday nights were always "our" night - because her husband (also an AA member) has a group of guys who get together on Thursdays for dinner and then travel to a different AA meeting each week. Last night he went out with those guys - many of whom are my friends. We stuck around here and then met up with one of my sponsees for dinner. Oh, it was great fun. We used to have an AA meeting we attended on Thursdays - just up the street, but after she and her husband moved away and another member moved, and yet another member died, it just sort of evaporated.
It sure was good to be with my very own last night. These are the woman who are my very own. We are cut from the same bolt of cloth. We understand each other on a cellular level. We are not "sweet" women. We are not easy women. We all were drunks - we drank a lot of booze, we did stupid stuff, we fell down and we puked. We all hit our bottoms, none of which involved skid row, prisons, or any other extremes... but we all drank for a long time and drank a lot. We are all clear on the devastation our drinking caused in our lives and the lives of others. We are all grateful to AA for our very lives. We are all clear on the fact that God did for us what we absolutely could not do for ourselves. And that we still need him to. Because we are not women who magically got "well" and were able to waltz away from AA and into magical fairy land of "recovery." Oh, I cannot tell you how good it is to be with these women!
I don't know what all this weekend will entail. I didn't make any plans - my sponsor has a sister to see and whatever friends she wants to see - I don't want to put any expectations on her time here. Her husband has several sponsees to see here. I hope to have a parade of people through my home as I frequently do when they are here. I love, love, love it.
Yesterday I saw the dermatologist for my first ever full body scan. Yikes. I was really really frightened. I am a fair haired and skinned woman of 58 years - who has never ever shied away from the sun, nor the tanning beds - eeeeek! The only areas of problem for me were on the left side of my face - from driving a car. I had some pre-cancerous stuff - which got frozen off. But now I am left with some angry swollen blistered awful looking leprous areas on my face. I guess I will look like this for a week or so? And then I won't. But the timing is not good - I guess it never is. (Gosh, I really like dashes today - don't I - ?)
This morning I go to the first physical therapy appointment for my frozen shoulder. So far my herbal remedies have done nothing but clean out my checking account. I am a little bit nervous about the PT too. This thing hurts and I don't want someone yanking on it. But I will bravely go and do what they tell me to do. This needs to get better - pronto!
A good weekend is ahead. It is wonderful to have these people I love so much sleeping downstairs while I drink my coffee, eat my oatmeal, and write my blog. Somedays it is just so good - and this is one of those days.