Lou over at Subdural Flow II, was kind enough to give me the Versatile Blogger Award (wow, and I had no idea that one word in her blog name is misspelled). I'm probably not very versatile, since my blog is only about my journey as a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. But I am a pretty versatile person... I am supposed to award 3 other bloggers and then list 7 things about myself. They, in turn, are supposed to write 7 things about themselves on their blogs and tag three other people. I will chose three, knowing that at least one of them will likely not participate - that is OK. I just want to acknowledge a couple of people for their consistency. Pammie at Sobriety is Exhausting, and Dave and Higher Powered. I read them both every single morning and love them both. And then there is Scott at Sober Nuggets, he's been blogging for a long time, but takes a break from time to time.
Here are the things about me:
- Most people who know me describe me as very "funny." That doesn't seem to come across here. Maybe most of my "funniness" is in body language, my voice, a laugh, a facial expression.
- I wanted to be a nun until I had my first drink.
- My life seems to have turned out "ironic," what I love most of all is homemaking, but need to work to make a living. Most homemakers don't even homemake like I do.
- I realized this "irony" in my early 40s, and quickly got an education (0 to Master's in 7 years) so that I might actually have a career rather than a job.
- I loved to run (but seem to be too injured for it now). I started when I was in my 20s, and stopped in my 40s. I started again at 52, when my heart was broken by a 6'5" cowboy who started drinking again.
- I started running long distances when my son was in Iraq for the first time and, like Forest Gump, I just kept running and running. I ran my first half-marathon at 55, and my first marathon at 58.
- I am grateful to be sober. I believe my sobriety is a gift from God. My small amount of "work" to maintain it, is just a way of cooperating with God's gift.
That's it. It's not much, but it is all I have this evening.
Thanks Lou. I appreciate the award.