Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Life's little coincidences

I am still good friends with my two college roommates although we live in different states and haven't been in the same room in years. This weekend I explained to them why I had quit drinking (i.e. about my alcoholism). Turns out that one of them is also an alcoholic as well. I knew she had quit drinking too and suspected perhaps she had her issues but she confirmed them when I outed myself. We all used to party quite a bit back in college; it seems strange that two of us have stopped and the third hardly drinks much at all.

They were both amazingly supportive. My friend did not get sober through AA, but she knows I am in the program and if she ever needs an introduction, she knows who to call.

Today I am grateful for:

More than ten months of hangover free mornings

For old and good friends

That I am going to be on vacation at the beach next week

That my father, who started dialysis today, did well with his first session

For hot June weather and a nice cool backyard pool

Saturday, June 16, 2007

I am not a good blogger, I'm afraid....

It's been weeks since my last post. Not sure what I've been doing other than life. Good news is that I have NOT been drinking. I am approaching ten months sober this week (the date of which is also my birthday so I will have something to celebrate). I continue to go to meetings. I get down on my knees and pray every morning and I pray at night (although I hope my HP forgives me that sometimes those night time prayers come from under the covers).

My gratitude list today:

For many mornings without a hangover

For my Aunt Charlotte who was laid to rest today

For the family gathering we had after the service to celebrate Father's Day, Mom's 84th birthday, my brother's birthday, and my birthday. It's a tradition and there won't be many more that we will get together with my parents. They are both failing.

For old family pictures that we looked through today

For my Mom's Italian sausage and peppers and my sister in law's strawberry shortcake made with local fresh strawberries...YUM!


I served as an inspiration to someone? I am truly grateful for that. Thank you, Kathy.

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