REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Thursday 9/2/10 - "BUSY ME"
It's 9:15 pm and I am tired. There was no afternoon siesta or opportunity to just rest. My day began with a phone call from a sponsee early after which I took the dog for a walk before it got too hot. He adores his walks and I have come to enjoy them too. They are good exercise, good meditation and prayer time and great companionship with puppy.
Next came a series of cleaning tasks around the house. I vacuumed carpets and the back porch as well as dry mopped several areas of the house. I swept the front walkway and driveway. I tried to get the outdoor tasks done also before it got too hot.
I had conversations with about seven sponsees during the day. I went to a noon AA women's meeting and afterward asked a lady who has been sober well over 30 years for her phone number asking if I could call her later. I did call her and it was good to have a conversation with another long time sober woman.
I also made two trips to the library, first to check out some DVDs and then realized I had a book due. I went back home to get it and returned to the library.
When I got home it was time to get ready to go back out to dinner with two long time girlfriends. We used to go out to eat weekly when our children were young and growing up and for years after, but recently we have been going out only a couple times a month. But despite all the years and changes, we still enjoy each others company.
Upon returning home, puppy and I took another walk and now I'm crashing.
I should sleep really well tonight. Good-night all.
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.