Saturday, October 29, 2011

One in the Oven

I am meeting my running group this morning at the home of our coach.  It is the break between the summer/fall session and the winter session.  But most of the group is training for races, so they thought they would get together and put in some mileage anyway.  I am going, but only for four miles... so I don't need to be there until 9 a.m.  We are having breakfast after we are done - and I have been requested to make a pie.  Hence, there is a strawberry rhubarb pie in the oven as we speak (or I write).

Yesterday I heard something in a meeting that just hit me as being weird.  Someone said she is jealous of people who can drink normally.   She has been sober nearly two decades, and she said this.  I asked the woman next to me - do you wish you could have one glass of wine?  Without a nano-second of hesitation, she said "oh, hell no!  I want 2 cases of wine or why would I bother!"  I talked with a sponsee after the meeting and she said the same thing.

I don't even understand the concept of one glass of wine.  It has no appeal to me whatever.  If I were going to drink - and I pray to God I never do again as long as I live, one day at a time -  I would want to get drunk.

I am delighted to be a sober woman.  I can't think of anything I want more.  I think it is the best gift I have ever been blessed with.

Thanks to the grace of God, I am sober today.  I am grateful for that and happy about it.

So, I will go out and give it my best shot today and I hope you all do too.


dAAve said...

I think the issue of being "jealous" is more important. Jealousy of anything is an issue. It means that we want something MORE than what we have. We aren't happy with our situation, so we want someone else's situation. Yes? No?

Syd said...

I am one of those normie drinkers. One glass of wine is fine for me. But I am not jealous of much. I have so much that is good in my life. And I especially am not jealous of drinkers.

April said...

I'm with you. I always saw no point in just one beer or one glass of wine. If I wasn't getting at least a good buzz, it was wasted calories to me. That is how sick I am. Though I am grateful every day and have ZERO desire to drink, I guess every now and again I get slightly envious of people who get to have drinks but then I remember that for me, to drink is to die. Not worth it!