Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Yesterday all of the buses were delayed by protests blocking city streets. There was a large contingent of a union marching down the street. And then the occupiers are staring to occupy a different park since they have been thrown out of the park they occupied last summer. They were having a sleep-in on the street last night, so it should be an interesting commute today.
Today will be an 11 hour work day. Yikes. I think I am actually getting used to the pace and the intensity of the job. I did my monthly product without wanting to kill myself this month. Believe me, this is a huge leap forward. I guess I shouldn't speak so soon, because it goes out for corrections today, and I will start on the corrections tomorrow. Hopefully there will not be many.
I have an update on the woman I have been sponsoring and having such difficulty with. She is normally hysterical, upset, and a little bit paranoid. Last night she called from her mother's hospital room. She told me her brother is going to prison. She needs to repo a car from her sister-in-law, etc., etc., etc. But after a minute or so, I realized that she sounded calm and composed. I understand. I wonder if it is an alcoholic trait to handle the bad times better than the good times. I used to be this way. I don't think I am anymore. But I was always grateful that I didn't fall apart when I REALLY needed to be together. I think she shares this trait. And I am so grateful she can be there for her mother. I am also grateful that I didn't fire her when I wanted to. I prayed about it and every time, I felt I was being led to hang in there with her.
So, that's it from me.
I am planning on staying sober today, with God's help, and I hope you do too!