Saturday, September 5, 2009


Beauty in the Grand Floridian!


I am inviting you blogger friends to join me tomorrow night at TSR (The Second Road). I will be hosting (no - hostessing) the Sunday weekly chat. A. Miles will be our most outstanding moderator as usual and I will be the hostess. We will chat from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. If you have never before joined a chat on TSR, come sign up. It's easy. If I could do it, anyone can. :)

Thank God for women's meetings - for the Saturday noon women's AA meeting. It is one of the safest places for the women who attend. Today there was sharing from the gut - women in a lot of pain - a few experiencing the anniversary of the death of a spouse or child. But there was also a lot of sharing of solutions found in our beloved Alcoholics Anonymous program. There was a lot of hope. I am so glad I was there.

I am grateful for the time I spent with two of my very best friends (not alcoholics). We have known each other for 25+ years. They watched me descend into my alcoholism and find recovery. They never judged me or deserted me. They stood by me at all times. They stand by me now. We forgive each other our shortcomings. What greater love can there be? We went to dinner tonight and then found an ice cream store where we licked peanut butter yogurt cones together like we have done so many times through the years. God is good to have given me such wonderful friends.

Strange times - it's just a little bit like rehearsal for being a widow. (Sorry, but that just happens to be how it feels in some ways.) Can't say I like that too much. In the last two weeks (since hubby left), I've taken to watching movies. I rented "Knowing" with Nicolas Cage and really liked it.

After that, I decided to start watching old movies. I bought a movie from a great site, I got "Resurrection" with Ellen Burstyn. A few weeks ago I remembered this movie I saw in the 80s, couldn't find it in the library or at Blockbuster so I found it on-line and had it in my hands within a week. I loved seeing it again. "The Green Mile" was on TV and I watched that. Both of these movies are about healing.

My son gave me a collection of movies years ago and in the last few days I've watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and today "Forrest Gump". That one made me cry, but it was such a beautiful movie. I'm debating what comes next. Maybe "Top Gun" or even "Grease".

Enough for now. Love and prayers to all you bloggers. Hopefully I'll be chatting with some of you tomorrow night.

Prayer Girl


Tall Kay said...

How exciting to be a hostess! I keep meaning to get over there on Sunday nights for the chat, but I get there too late. It starts at 5:00 here on the West Coast...

Andrew said...

I'm glad to see you are using your time alone in the house with friends and movies and good memories.

I may not be at TSR tomorrow evening as I said I would last Sunday. I'm planning on spending the day at a friends campsite on the river. I need to get out more, so I am.

Steve E. said...

Yep, I'll be in that chat room, Anna.

If the topic is anywhere near "widowhood" I probably would not stay long.

Shadow said...

you are blessed to have friends like that. they're few and far inbetween. i'll be sorry to miss your chat (it's about 3am here...) but i'll see if i can read it later. there is a way to do that, right?

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I love breakfast at tiffanys it's one of my favorites! I also love Forrest Gump, he walks through life with a spirit that seems more content to accept the world as it is...

Shem Creek, just a 1/2 mile from where I live, was where they filmed the shrimp boat scenes.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I'm grateful for your hubby's trip, and for your acceptance of his going on such a journey. I'm learning so much.

Kathy Lynne said...

thank you for sharing your story with me on you and your son. I really needed to hear that.

Little M said...

Fun! I love re-watching great movies. "Life as a House" and "In the Name of the Father" are two of my favorites -well worth checking out!