Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Computer + Internet = Good

I grew an entire pepper plant and only got these two peppers to grow. They are too pretty to eat. So, I took photos instead. I have eaten real live fresh-picked tomatoes from my plant though. They were mighty good and I expect they will continue for a while.

Tomorrow I am doing something I have never done before. Running to work. I left a set of clothes and a backpack with my toiletries hanging behind my office door. I intend to leave the house very early, pre-dawn (which is the only part of this thing that really frightens me), and run the 9 miles to work. I will likely walk and run. I don't want to get to work too tired to do anything. I will take a shower at work, and put on my make-up and do my hair and get dressed and have a full day. I have yet to find a ride home, so I may take the bus, which doesn't bother me in the least.

I am very excited about the prospect of doing this. I hope it goes OK. I think it will, obviously, or I wouldn't try it.

Another obvious? My internet access was restored this morning. That was good. I sure have issues with my internet provider. I would need to have a lot more issues before I would want to change providers though.

I am very tired and probably not making the utmost sense. I have been awake since 2:30 a.m. when I sensed something was amiss in my house. It just didn't "feel right" and it didn't sound right either. I don't know why I didn't sense these things BEFORE I went to sleep. I walked around and tried to figure out what it was, but couldn't. Until I was leaving for work and realized that I had left the downstairs screen door open all night. Jeez. Getting up at 2:30 a.m. makes for a long day. I hope to get a good night's sleep tonight, and have already locked all the doors.

Now I shall go to bed and read the rest of Anna Karenina. I read this book many years ago, but wanted to re-read it. Next is the Brothers Karamazov, which I have never managed to read more than a quarter of. The teachers at Biblical School are always referencing it and I must be in the know when they do. I sure would like to read some frivolous Oprah pick instead.

But before bed, I must call my sponsor and let her know of the death of a sober friend. He was someone I didn't know well, but I did like him. He will be missed.

As sober people, we get to be missed when we pass. Drunkards seldom are.

I hope to be missed when I go and know only one way to do that. Let's all do it together, OK?


8 comments:

Syd said...

I hope to be missed as well. It is good to have a fellowship which means that I have friends. I don't feel abandonment much anymore.

Nice peppers and glad that your internet is up and running.

dAAve said...

Running to work. OK.
You have made many many friends during your quarter-century in recovery. Of course you'll be missed.

AnyEdge said...

What is this magic plant that bears both peppers and tomatoes? Have you discovered the great Salsa tree?!

One Drunk to Another said...

I love reading your blog. I just wanted to point out that Anna Karenina was an Oprah book club choice, along with authors like Danticat, Marquez, Buck and Steinbeck. I'm a book nut and am impressed with her choices over the years. Just had to give you a heads up. :-)

CJ said...

You're absolutely right. I want to be remembered for who I am, not what I was...a drunk.

Your words of encouragement are helping me through these first few days of sobriety.

Mary Christine said...

AnyEdge, I planted a big pot with a tomato plant, a pepper plant, and a cilantro plant. So, it was supposed to be a salsa garden. The only thing that really grew was the tomato plant.

One drunk, I know that Oprah picks good books, I was just being a brat. I hate it when she picks a good book.

that girl said...

ummm, i was startled to read these three words together. run. to. work. funny, i would never dream of doing such a thing. lol

lovely lovely post!

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