"THINGS I'D RATHER NOT DO"
I usually blog positive posts like gratitude lists, answers to prayer, spiritual stuff....
Tonight - "tongue in cheek", here is a list of "THINGS I'D RATHER NOT DO"!
I must amend it a little by stating that the fact that I'm alive to not want to do these things is a miracle in itself. I think that means that I'm glad I'm able to do the things I don't want to do.
1. I really would rather not have to exercise. I was faithfully going to the gym for an hour of strenuous exercise 2 to 3 times a week until we went on vacation for two weeks. I have had to force myself back into the routine, but am managing to motivate myself only 1 or 2 times a week, if I'm lucky.
2. I would rather not be in the 90+ (feels like over 100) temperatures with lots of humidity that are the norm for south Florida every summer. Every single summer for as long as I can remember (i.e. since I got sober) someone "always" says, "This is the hottest summer ever." And I always reply, "We say that every summer." I don't like walking in it, riding my scooter in it, doing work in it like gardening, just being in it. It seems to suck the air out of me. - BUT remember, I am still grateful there is still air in me to be sucked out.
3. I would really rather not have to be constantly picking up clutter (which we create here in our house quicker than it can be picked up), dusting, vacuuming, looking at all the things I would like to replace in my house - rugs, furniture, bathroom fixtures, etc. BUT remember, I am still grateful I have a home that holds many fond memories. Painful ones too? Well, of course, but the number of wonderful things that have happened in this house outnumber those that weren't so good.
4. Now this one will really sound petty, but I really don't like going for routine blood work so I must admit I haven't had any done in about 3 years. For one thing, they can't get a vein on me so it's poke, poke, poke. Second, I absolutely despise having to go without coffee till it is completed. (I know - I'm a sissy.)
5. I would really rather not have to go through the process of losing the toenail on my right big toe. I have never lost a nail - ever - and I had hoped to never do so. However, the injury I sustained while on vacation is leading to that very circumstance. I think the idea of it is actually grossing me out more than the reality will end up being. I'm soaking it once a day, keeping it clean, and protecting it with gauze - mostly so I don't have to look at it. (Such a sissy!)
I have had a whirlwind day: Al-Anon meeting this morning, home long enough to turn around and go to an AA meeting. Then off to the grocery store with just enough time at home to go to mass. Back home to fix a dish to take to a potluck we were invited to attend. Mr. Steve and I were then off on our scooters to the very fun-packed party. Can't wait to hit the bed.