After I listed my sins (think character defects if it makes you feel more comfortable), the priest asked me the most uncanny question. He said "are you familiar with the program of Alcoholics Anonymous?" and I replied, "Yes, I have been a member for 26 years." Then he said that I couldn't fix my own alcoholism and I couldn't fix my own sin (character defects). That I needed God's Grace. Well, I am a big fan of Grace (as our friend the former blogger Ed G. says). My penance (amends) is a very simple thing, reach out to someone every single day, and take inventory (my word, not his) every night. I think I might have been speaking to a recovering alcoholic priest. That's OK. I am glad he understood what I was talking about. He did.
Then on to another church for my regular Saturday evening (Sunday anticipated) mass. There was a visiting priest at my church. A man my age, wearing birkenstocks! With bare feet! Very weird.
So, now I am at home. I am listening to crickets again. I made a recording of them last night. I love crickets.
I will get to bed soon and then get up early tomorrow and get to a meeting. I am looking forward to a Sunday when I don't have to do anything. I am exhausted! I think I am still feeling the effects from my run yesterday. When I called it "heat exhaustion" I wasn't just picking words at random, I really believe I had heat exhaustion. Coachie said she was worried she was going to have to call an ambulance for me. That is nothing to fool around with!
I better write an "on message" post again soon. I have been so overwhelmed with work and marathon training, I haven't sat down and written anything blog worthy in a while. I guess if the point of my blog is just to share the life of a sober alcoholic woman, I am doing that. But I like to have at least one good post a week and I think I may be overdue.
Thanks for reading and commenting anyway. I do appreciate you all.