Friday, November 11, 2011

Eleven Eleven Eleven

This is a photo of this morning's sunrise.  I stopped the car and got out and photographed it on my way to the meeting this morning.

I thought of titling this post "Under a blood red sky."  I began to go through my veteran friends on facebook, I was going to wish them "Happy Veteran's Day."  The first one alphabetically was my daughter-in-law.  I started typing "happy" and then stopped when I saw that she changed her profile photo to the boots, helmets, guns photo - the photo for fallen soldiers.  She and my son lost friends over the skies of Afghanistan earlier this year.  Somehow it doesn't seem right to wish them a "happy" day to commemorate their lost friends.  So, I will skip it.  They know I respect their occupation every single day of the year.  I will tell them again  - but not today.

I went to a great speaker meeting this morning.  A real alcoholic, one who was on death's door just a year ago.  Now he is fully alive, and 100% sober.  It was a beautiful thing to see.

And now someone needs to take my credit cards away from me.  I have been out and purchased a pair of black velveteen pants, a new running jacket - with matching gloves - with little LED lights on the jacket and the gloves, a new iPhone has been purchased and will ship in a couple of days - from Verizon!, a new iPhone case, and screen protectors.  I wouldn't care to add up what all of that cost, and I need to knock it off.  Now.

I want to thank you all for your concern and prayers.  I am still in pain and have no idea what is going on.  I think I will chill this weekend, but go back to the doc if the pain is not gone by Monday.  I have never had a pain like this and believe me, I have had just about every kind of injury known to mankind - think abusive husband, car accidents, triathlons, half-marathons, and marathons.  This is a new one on me.

I'm sure grateful for the grace and mercy of God.  Without which I would not be sitting here today, sober, complaining about how much money I am spending!  Sheesh!

For all veterans, know that I appreciate your and your family's service.  But I can't say "happy" veteran's day today.


Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Glad you're still up and at em.

I love speakers like that too, real alcoholics.

I went to a meeting while I was traveling and after sharing only a short bit two of the members walked with me a few blocks as we were going on w/our afternoon and they explained they don't really get many "low bottom" drunks at their meeting...

Lou said...

I hope this resolves over the week end. Mysterious pains are scary!

Syd said...

Hope that the docs figure out your pain problem. Beautiful photo!

Pammie said...

I need a meeting like that today.