ANOTHER KIND OF AMEND
One of my favorite bloggers dreamed she was a queen, complete with name, and it got me to remembering: Queen Tia D'Amico, is that like an Italian Tia Maria? Sounds good to me.
In late 1960's I worked in a bar and a tradition was, the bartender was allotted two bottles of beer to carry home at the end of his shift, like 3 AM. (See, I WAS a "night person!)
Well, just about that time the "screw-off" bottle caps were invented. I figured if they screwed off, they would screw ON. So I carried home two 12-oz. bottles of Tia Maria every night for a while. (Only one of them ever made it all the way home.
Maybe that was the beginning of my present addiction to Hershey Bars?
After sobering up, it took me several days just to figure out how much I owed the bar owner (The 'financial' amends of Step NINE Ughhh!), and much longer than that to pay him back. I'm so glad those days are behind me now.
Wonder if many of us even consider those 'financial' amends any more? People I work with do. Well, some of them, and they are the ones--you guessed it-who stay sober, and are happy, and free...and joyful! (For some reason I don't like the word 'joyous'. Now, JOYFUL I can buy. Oh well.)
We who have done our best--with counsel--to work this part of Step 9 appear serene, and untroubled. Could it be that, having made financial amends, we're now so poor, we don't have all those savings to worry about these days?
NOTE: Tomorrow's (SATURDAY) blog may be a bit macabre for some, it is about suicide, and people I know. Let this be a WARNING
Peace, and Love,