Bizarre A.A. Experiences
I have had my share of bizarre experiences in Alcoholics Anonymous but today’s was one of the wackiest. There is this guy named Earl (no kidding) who is in an out of the rooms. I barely know him and I don’t think that I have ever once had a conversation with him.
When it was Earl’s turn to share on the 4th step he said that he had a resentment against me because I had ignored him in our townlibrary the day before. I did not see him in the library yesterday. If I had seen him I am not sure I would have remembered his name. Yet, there he was telling this meeting of about thirty people that I failed to say hello to him. I would be angry but, it was just so damn weirdly pathetic
¶ 12/27/2006 07:30:00 PM29 commentslinks to this post
Being relieved of the bondage of self (if only for a moment)
Too Big for Blogger Beta
Blogger has been haranguing me for weeks to switch toBlogger Beta. I resisted at first but, today I had a few interrupted hours and I decided, “what the heck, I will take the Blogger Beta plunge.” I gathered my information, backed up my template and clicked the fatal button. Only to find out that my Blog is too big to be converted to Blogger Beta. Talk about convertus interruptus!
¶ 12/18/2006 02:02:00 PM20 commentslinks to this post
The last few days have sucked! My son was physically attacked twice at school this week. And yes it is the little junior sociopaths as last time. An official complaint was filed and parents were notified.
When I got the call at 12:30 today that it happened again, I went over to Sam's school. I was sitting in the office mentally going over my argument to move Sam to a different class when the Principal walks in and says, "I really think we should move Sam to another class." So by 1:30 Sam was a member of the classroom next door. I feel bad because I really like and respect his original teacher. She just got saddled with a really bad class this year.
In the middle of all this one of my sponsees calls and tells me that she had a six pack in her car and she is ready to drink. I talked her into having her non-alcoholic boyfriend dump the beer and getting to a meeting. I talked to her this afternoon and she seems fine. I am going to meet her at the 8:00 pm meeting.
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I Feel Better Today
As of this morning, I feel better. I have been in a pre-Christmas funk for a few weeks.
What brought on my pre-Christmas funk? Well, I have not been sleeping well on an off for about a month now. As I learned when I was a brand new mother, sleep deprivation mimics depression. On the other hand, depression often brings on sleepless nights. Yuck!
This week I have been working really hard at taking care of myself. I have been:
Going to extra A.A. meetings
Having extra contact with my A.A. sponsor
Being vigilant about taking my medication
Doing what I can to get the best nights sleep possible
and I made an appointment to see a therapist next week
I hate taking care of myself, I would much rather take care of other people. But, how can I really take care of them if I am not taking care of myself.