Saturday, December 31, 2011

Endings

I snapped this photo last night after being dropped off in front of the restaurant while my fella found a parking place.  Actually, I think that is him crossing the street in the distance.   We went to three restaurants before we found one with a wait time of less than an hour - and I was starving!

This morning I am going to meet my running club because I want to meet with the triathlon coaches to get a plan or some suggestions about how to proceed.  I don't know that I am going to do any miles at all because of the ongoing undiagnosed problems with my foot.  But I want to see my pals and talk to the coaches - so I am excitedly getting ready to go out for a non-run.

Yesterday was such an exciting day.  I still don't want to write it down because it is not FINAL, but I feel very happy and good about where my future appears to be heading.  All of my indecision was taken away yesterday when I met this young woman who would be my boss.

I was so elated after our meeting, I left work, and went to church to pray for a while - you know, those wonderful "THANK YOU" prayers.  And then I went to the yarn shop to get some yarn for socks.  I love to knit socks and I need to knit a pair right now.  There are other projects I am working on, but I seriously NEED to knit a pair of socks right now - there is so much comfort in it.  You should see this yarn!  I will post pictures as we go, I am sure.

I am making dinner tonight.  New Year's Eve at home with a man I care for, this sounds so wonderful to me.

It was a good year.  Another sober year.  Another year with a marathon in it.  And at the end of it, it truly looks like I will have some new adventures in the new year.  I look forward to them with hope and faith.

Sobriety is so good.  God has been so very good to me.  I am wishing you all a very safe and peaceful New Year's Eve and a happy 2012.  May we all stay sober - one day at a time.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found your blog this morning after my first sleepless night sober. I'm reaching out to the universe to help me find someone to communicate with during this life style change. I am a 58 year old woman who you'd never know has a drinking problem. I have hit rock bottom. I must stop or I can't go on. I will be spending my day reading each entry in your blog and trying to find inspiration. God bless. V

Pammie said...

knitting socks.
boyfriend.
ability to get a job.
friends.
You sound so normal for an alcoholic!!! LOL
Yahoo on the interview!
God is all over you right now so you might as well wallow in it girl.

Syd said...

I'm glad about the interview and where your career is heading. That is so great. Have a happy entry to 2012. I can't believe another year has come and gone.

Debbi said...

Happy New Year, MC! Looking forward to hearing of your adventures in the coming year. You've been a lovely dose of sunshine in what has been a MOSTLY dreary year for me. But God is good, and I'm still sober and that's the important part.

Jeremy said...

Happy New Year to you! Thanks for sharing 2011 with me

Congrats on the interview

shadowlands said...

Happy New Year, God bless!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Congrats, Happy New Year, thankful for sobriety.

Lou said...

I think next year is going to be another great one! Delighted to share it with you, Mary.

Anonymous said...

God bless you and the encouragement you provide to so many of us. You will probably never know how many of us "anonymous" internet surfers find you - and how much you help us. Sober life can be so vibrant - please keep up with your posts and I hope you find all the love and happiness you so richly deserve.

Anonymous said...

I too, like Anonymous "V" just found your blog. I have finally decided to face my drinking problem and as of right now have not had a drink in 2 days. This is the first New Year's Eve in many years w/o one. Thank you for your inspiration...

Mary LA said...

An adventurous new year sounds right to me! Enjoy your evening Mary Christine.

Kathy said...

I love to knit socks also. I used to think who in their right mind would want to knit on toothpicks!!! I just had surgery on my left thumb. Had the trapizious bone removed (arthritis/bone on bone). I just finished OT and not at full recovery yet. I am going to try to knit soon. Something I haven't been able to do because of the pain. Do you use DP needles or the magic loop method? I almost need a refresher course as it's been a while. Please post as you go along.