Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sleeping Late

still life with two computers, a banana, coffee, and fireplace
I slept until was light outside this morning!  I don't know the last time I have slept until 7 a.m.  It was wonderful.  I am now up, in my comfy clothes and getting ready to work at home.  I am scheduled to work at home tomorrow, with one meeting at my former workplace in the middle of the day.  I am excitedly nervous and anxious about the amount of work I need to get done.  I was fine until a nice young man from IT came and installed Office 2010 on my computer and when I opened up my work, I had to relearn how to do everything!  Today I hope to get WAY more comfortable with Excel.  My first work product is due at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon.  I need to work with Excel and Powerpoint to get it done.  I am hoping that working on it today will let me know if I am having "issues" before it is too late.

Yesterday as I was heading out to take an afternoon walk, I stopped and talked with my neighbor.  I hadn't seen her all week, which is unusual.  I helped her install a new headlight in her car!  Well, "help" might be too strong of a word.... I actually held the light for her and helped her to find a screw that she  had dropped.   I told her how tired I was and lifted my sunglasses so she could see my eyes.  She told me I better lay down with a cold cloth over my eyes before my boyfriend came to pick me up for dinner!  I did that, not sure it really helped.  I don't look too bad this morning after a great night's sleep.

Dinner was wonderful last night.  There was an hour and a half wait at the restaurant, so we went and sat in the bar.  He with iced tea, me with diet coke.  We ate appetizers and had a delightful time.  Two recovering alcoholics, sitting in a bar... sounds like the start of a joke.  I'm not a big believer of being around booze - but on occasion it happens, and it does not bother me.  But I have seen too many sober alcoholics try to live the old lifestyle - same old friends, same old places, doing the same old things as when they were drinking - in my observation, it does not work.  The big book says "we are neither cocky nor are we afraid."  That's the wonderful part of the big book where it says for us the "problem has been removed."  And that is how we react as long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.

OK, I have to get to work now.  I am so excited about this and so grateful.  You know, for the past two years or so, I have been praying for a change in my work life.  It seemed that could never happen.  Every time I had tried to find a new job it just never happened.  But in October, I got a phone call asking me if I would be interested in this new job.  It is amazing to me how God works.  I am grateful, grateful, grateful.

And I think I shall stay sober today - I hope you all do too.

8 comments:

Annette said...

I will pray that the complexities of Excel and Powerpoint will be reveled to you in total clarity today. :o)

I love how your helped your neighbor and I bet she did too.

Syd said...

I'm glad that life is so good for you. You certainly have worked hard in many ways for this.

Pammie said...

You just started the job and already you are learning new programs and getting new deadlines...how exciting.

Mary Christine said...

Annette, thanks for your prayers! I still need a few :-)

Mary Christine said...

Syd, you are kind.

Mary Christine said...

It is exciting Pammie - Happy Birthday!!!!

ScottF said...

The problem has indeed been removed for me as well, just like the Big Book said it would be.

I sure wish you well on the new job! You'll be great!

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