I hate being so absent on the weekends – but by getting on my computer, I set myself to sometimes end up working over the weekend which is something I DESPERATELY try not to do – unless I am cutting it close on a deadline or want to get a huge jump start on something! I’ve tried using my phone for a few things related to blogging, but one of my responses to someone went on someone else’s blog. Then there have been the times when I’ve written out a long ass reply to a blog that moves me, only to have to “sign in” using WordPress and then all of a sudden, POOF – everything is gone. At least I can READ new posts on my phone!
Anyways, I only have about 5 minutes to type up 3 days of stuff, and I know that ain’t gonna happen, so I’m just going to do a few quick shoutouts and then a brief re-cap of something from my meeting today.
There are SO many of you that I read and/or follow and/or lurk…but just a super quick hello (in NO particular order and please do not be mad if you are not on here – these are just off the top of my head so they don’t think I fell off the face of the earth!!!) Hi K, Jackie, Lilly, Belle, Mrs. D, Paul (FTF), Paul (CTM), Lisa, Renee, Cleo, 30 day Challenge girl, and to EVERYONE, I am just glad to be here and to remain alcohol free.
We had a great “non-topic” discussion today about the word alcoholic. One gal had a heartbreaking story to share about doing some volunteer work that was meant to benefit alcoholics, homeless people and various folks who were suffering. One of the guys she was working with said the “a word” like they were scum of the earth. Her heartfelt explanation of how much it hurt really got to me. The more people shared, the more I realized that indeed, by definition, I am an alcoholic – and it’s okay because I am a SOBER alcoholic and I am DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. The only alcoholic I really knew was my dad – and he was a drunk, mean, conniving alcoholic which is why I had such a hard time with the word. I do not always have the capability to stop drinking when I should, and my thoughts about alcohol (i.e. wine) can become obsessive. So, I was finally able to introduce myself as an alcoholic. I don’t feel that it’s necessary in day to day life, but in the room where I am comfortable sharing my innermost feelings, I felt it important to accept the fact that I am one. These people, as I have said, are amazing, and I got so many hugs and “thanks for sharing” afterwards!
So anyways, tomorrow I will share a new story about my brother’s PSYCHO ex-girlfriend and how she tried to manipulate me. But for now, it is the third anniversary of the first date with my husband and we are going out for “date night” to the restaurant where we first met up. I have some “girl prep” time to get to, so as much as I’d love to stay and chat longer, I have just gotta go. This new uber busy life is AWESOME!
P.S. Went to the gym again at 5:30 AM. That makes 11 days of doing so in the past 15. And on the 4 days I was not there at 5:30 AM, I played at least two hours of tennis on two of the days and walked 8 miles on one of the days. So I *did* take a day off this past Saturday – much needed. I will not even talk about Mr. Evil Scale. Hmmmm. Let’s cut out thousands of calories and burn off an extra 3500 or so per week, and let’s punish me by keeping the scale at status quo. It will NOT bother me 🙂 Now if it keeps up in the next few weeks, that may be a different story!!!