Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Morning, Dave's Birthday, St. Paddy's Day...

AND, I have flowers in bloom in my garden!  I am loving this warm weather.  Though much of the nation has experienced a milder than normal winter, Colorado has certainly not.  Now, I know winter is hardly over here, in fact, we are expecting snow again in the next couple of days... but I have hope that spring is going to be here, and summer following that.

Today is my friend Dave's birthday.  Go over and wish him a good one.  He is such a true blue AA member and truly great guy.  (sorry Dave, I know this will make you uncomfortable, but it is true!)

Yesterday I actually had a good day at work.  Well, I wasn't in my office, but I was all over the city, meeting and talking with people.  Listening to a presentation on how trauma effects us.  Sitting in an office doing a site visit.  I thought - geez, I am on the other side of this equation now.  I know what it feels like to sit on the other side of this desk.  So, I can have empathy and try to make it easier for the other person.  Just because you have authority doesn't mean you have to act like an authoritarian bureaucrat.

I am going to the icon workshop this afternoon.  I have a rescue icon.  I hope I can repair him.  But I have to admit, it is going to be kind of hard to spend the afternoon in a church basement when it is 73º and beautiful outside.   I'll be out this morning - going out with my running club for the first time in a couple of weeks.  It will be nice to see my friends and get some exercise.   And then I have a date tonight! What an exciting day!

I am grateful to be alive and sober.  God has been so good to me.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back on the AA beam!

Patty said...

Glad to hear your day went better than expected. I like your proactive approach to the PTSD I am going to have to try that. It may occur, and if it does I will deal with it. It always seems to catch me out of left field lately and my of "dealing" with it is not pretty. Thanks Mary.

Have Myelin? said...

I must be living in a different part of Colorado than you - where I am, it has been superdry. We need more snow. (no, I don't want it, no, no, no...) Supposedly another punch is coming in Monday or so.

You sound good. =)

ScottF said...

hi MC :-) I LOVE Crocuses, so pretty!

I too am soaking up the amazing weather, knowing it's borrowed time from what's normally a frigid season here.

Be well, my friend!

Syd said...

Beautiful day here too. Nice to be outside without shoes and in a short sleeved shirt. Enjoy the good weather, MC.

Lou said...

What a relief to get to the other side of an equation..whatever it may be.

It sure makes us grateful people, doesn't it!

Grace-WorkinProgress said...

Sounds like you are starting to get some relief from the changes in your life. A little warm weather never hurts.

bugerlugs63 said...

Your daily gratitude inspires me . . . and reminds me to stay grateful. Thanks