Thursday, March 08, 2012

Sun Storm Leave Me Alone!

Did anyone else have a day like no otha today?  I talked to a few people on the phone tonight who had a bunch of stuff going on today.  It started when I got to work and could not get on the system - my access was denied.  I thought I did something with my password, so I called the help desk.  I was removed from the system yesterday afternoon.  Someone decided that since I left my old job six weeks ago and was signing in from another building I was a security risk.  He sent me an e-mail at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and since I didn't answer it by 5 (while I was offsite at a meeting), he just deleted me.  Thankfully, I have some very well-connected people who went to bat for me and got me restored by 9 a.m.  Otherwise, I would have had to complete the paperwork for a whole new account and wait 2 weeks to a month to get to use a computer again - and all my files and e-mails would have been deleted.

It sort of went downhill from there.  Like I said last night, "this too shall pass."  I know it will.  I am tired, I am overwhelmed with my new job, and I have changed my diet.  But tomorrow is Friday and I have a weekend off - and not one thing planned.

My boyfriend is out of town.  We had a sweet conversation tonight.  He gets the sweetest sound in his voice when he is concerned about me.  I appreciate someone who gets concerned about me - mostly no one does because they tell me they always know I am OK.  I am a bit too tough in my affect I think.

Anyway, I am boring myself with this endless complaining about how tired I am.  I stayed sober for another day today.  Regardless of what is going on, the thought of a drink never crossed my mind, and that is thanks to the Grace of God.



So, Syd and Lou have been doing this question thing.  I would like to do it too.  I have a lot of readers but few commenters, so this is risky.   But if you have a question for me, I will answer it - providing it doesn't step over the bounds of anonymity.

Thank you dear readers.

16 comments:

Patty said...

I actually had a pretty good day, thanks for asking. I like your pics taken through the window of the bus. I will have to think of a question for you...:)

Syd said...

MC, my question is: What do you think AA will look like in 25 years--will singleness of purpose be a thing of the past? Will there be splinter groups? Please explain based on your experience.

Mrs D said...

I feel like I've been hit by a bus today. But I really enjoy your writing, I find it very accessible. My question is; what has kept you sober for so long? Is it the memory of your dysfunctional life before you stopped? Is it AA? Or is it that you really enjoy living sober? Thanks

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Staying sober remains one of the most important aspects of my life; every day another opportunity to live cleanly and mindfully amidst others who share my priorities. Thank you, Mary Christine, for maintaining this space where we can share your successes.

Mary LA said...

Right now I am thinking a lot about family histories because of Lou's posts, nothing to do with sobriety. Did your family come from Ireland originally? Have you ever visited the place from which they emigrated to America?

Ellie said...

What's a new recipe you've gotten lately that you really liked?

What's a good one-sentence prayer I can use for when I'm feeling super overwhelmed?

Are you the type of person who walks out of movies or stops reading books when you don't like them, or do you feel obligated to stick it out to the bitter end?

What's your favorite word?

Lou said...

Is there a love relationship from the past or present you wish you had handled differently? Would you prefer to be married, or do you like the independence of your life now?

dAAve said...

I got nothin'.
So, I'll just say .......

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

Pammie said...

Mary..hmmmm let me think of a question and I'll get back with you.
I would like to know if your siblings or children hold to the catholic faith as strong as you, but I don't want to do any anonymity breaking.

Anonymous said...

TheNoiseAndHasteHere: Blogger won't let me comment with my open ID!

Anyway, my question is: do get on your knees to pray as part of your daily 11th Step practice (or any practice). If so, why? How do you feel like praying on your knees helps you?

Anonymous said...

What strategies did you use in early sobriety to distract yourself so that you weren't thinking about drinking?

Did you ever have your anonymity compromised?

Do you ever tell people in your life that you're a member of AA? If so, what would make you inclined to share that information?

Jeremy said...

I hope you have a restful and wonderful weekend.

What are your three favorite books?

What are your three favorite movies?

What was your favorite moment of the past year?

How do you think AA has changed since you became a member?

Anonymous said...

What are the best things that can be done to support the troops serving overseas? I don't live near any military personnel that I could volunteer to help the families at home ... but would like to do something to help.

kelly said...

From what I recall reading, you've once been involved in an abusive relationship....as someone who has broken free of that, and moved onto healthier relationships, do you have any words of wisdom for someone (me) just breaking free of an abusive relationship (but still struggling with an emotional attatchment to the relationship)?

atomic momma said...

Mary Christine - I am a 40something mom who worries and gets caught up in the stupidest things. You've got wisdome, beauty and love of life and life experience to share. So....what would your 60 something self tell my 40 something self that you wish you had/had not done in your 40s?

What's worth it and what's not worth it in life?

Thanks!

Willa said...

I had a miserable day all around - a horrible work day and fired my sponsor.