Monday, April 03, 2006

monday, monday

Who did that tune? was it Peter, Paul and Mary? I think it was... great tune...

I'm feeling fairly decent this morning, been on the phone, working my humble little network in an effort to improve my career situation. I am really looking forward to the 12:30 meeting today. I have become quite fond of that little group since I began attending in January. It's such a nice diversion from the itty-bitty-shitty commitee that is usually in full session by 12:30. Things are starting to get a little busy around the house with our trip to Arizona looming on the horizon. We're going to be out there for two weeks. It's awesome to have family in nice places. All we have to do is get there! The rest takes care of itself. I found a nice little meeting in Tempe that meets at lunchtime during the week. I am looking forward to hitting that a few times. We've also located a really kool sounding coffee shop in Phoenix (here's thinking of you, Boston). It's called the "Live and Let Live Cafe." My wife's aunt mailed us a newspaper article about the place. Evidently, its owned and operated by 4 folks who are in recovery. The place sounds awesome, and we both love coffee so it should make for a nice little excursion.

As shitty as I was feeling for a good chunk of last week, I am glad I hung in there, even though my attitude was poop! I continued to press on with some of what I needed to be doing. The thing I love about being sober in AA is that I don't have to be "Captain Gloom and Doom" all the time anymore. I do have strong depressive feelings from time to time but I don't have to live that way anymore. And, with HP, AA, effort on my part, and my meds, I don't have to suffer that shit nearly as powerfully or as long as i have in the past. So, once again, nothing has been "fixed" with the challenges in my life today, but I feel better, and more well equipped to deal. That's the growth, that's the results of having a program.

11 comments:

Alexis said...

I'm SO GLAD you feel better! Sometimes nothing changes except my perspective!! : ) Then I'm happy, so who cares about all that 'stuff'! : ) (that only really makes sense in my head, writing I feel a little nuts)

Tab said...

You Rock Scott!
What a great post, just goes to show even when we feel shitty we know it too shall pass!
Your going to Arizona? lucky you!
Thanks for sharing!

Kristina said...

It sounds like you're having a good day! Since I'm still enjoying my year long maternity leave, Monday's aren't quite the same as they were when I was working. But,yes, I loved the Wrinkle in Time Series. I read them as a kid and a few years ago discovered that my friend had a box set containing all four books so I picked up a set for myself and they are still great, even as an adult. I do have a little bit of scottish ancestry in me- mostly I'm a typical Canadian mutt!! A little scottish, irish and welsh with a healthy dose of swedish tossed in the mix as well!! But figuring out a name for our little guy was tough- there was so much to consider. We actually found Lochlan's name in a baby book and we both loved it and it seems to suit him as well which is really nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope the rest of your week continues to be a good one :).

Shannon said...

that why we "trudge" the road to happy destiny, it doesnt say skip merrirly away the road to happy destiny... LOL

sometimes its just hard... and we do the best we can... my hubby sent me this...
"I've discovered in the struggles of life that God is more interested in changing me than He is in changing my circumstances. I'm not saying that God won't change the circumstances. Certainly, He can and often does. But most of the time, I'm tested in the areas where I am the weakest."

happy monday

Scott said...

That's a really great share Shannon, thanks... skipping along merrily... I love it! I do love that little diddy your husband sent along, thanks for passing that around!

sirreene said...

The Mama's and the Papa's - 1966
What does EVERYONE need coffee? Peter, Paul and Mary did Puff the Magic Dragon. My parents had their albums.

Sober Chick said...

I look forward to reading your posts -- you offer so much.

"The thing I love about being sober in AA is that I don't have to be "Captain Gloom and Doom" all the time anymore."

Yes, Yes, Yes. I am new in recovery and got a little scared when I started to feel all that Happy Go Lucky disappate from within. I am a thinker, ok, about 99% of alcoholics are (trying to figure out every single thing, the ryme and reason . . . ) and was trying to think my way to understanding my funk. I was told once "this is a disease that you cannot think yourself out of." I have some tools and am gaining more to my bag as I continue to walk in recovery.

You rock!

Rex said...

Glad you decided to smile today. All we can do is strap ourselves in and enjoy the journey, the good and the bad. All will pass eventually, and you will see your rainbow. So keep on smiling!

Anna said...

Everything passes...thank gawd!

dAAve said...

Thanks Sirreene.
I had their albums too. When they came out.
Shit.

Shannon said...

I want some coffee,