Tuesday, January 03, 2006

January 3

Still hanging in there with the New Year's resolutions. Got up and on the treadmill at 6 AM. Stayed within my points total. And didn't drink.

Didn't get to a meeting today but I did go Sunday and last night. I picked up a 24 hour chip on Sunday for coming back and people were very welcoming, with one member bringing me around afterwards to meet some folks, and others offering up their favorite area meetings. Even ran into one woman whom I had known from when I used to go to meetings over a year ago.

Last night's meeting was also good. Ran into an old neighbor of mine who has a number of years of sobriety and was very welcoming. He was sympathetic about my problems with the HP notion and suggested the group of drunks approach. The meeting itself was okay. The speakers were hard for me to relate to as many had lower bottoms than I had. However, when they talk of not having feelings or drowning feelings with alcohol, I could relate.

Today, I couldn't make it to a meeting with the kids back in school, and homework and stuff, but I plan to go tomorrow. Phyllis over at Life on Whidbey also sent me some stuff to help with Step 1 and I plan to look at it this week.

I'm trying to keep an open mind here. I did get down on my knees and pray this morning and only felt slightly ridiculous.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year

I start 2006 without alcohol.

Happy New Year, to all who read this.