STAYING SOBER--EATING ICE CREAM
After two really great AA meetings, Anna and I decided to go for a ride Saturday morning, and motor biked north to Bonita Springs. I had heard there was a "Bonah Feedah" (that's 'bona fide') VIOLIN SHOP located in that area. For many years I have been making an overnight to Miami FL, just to have a couple spots glued on my violin--like the whole top side?!--and maybe have a couple bows rehaired. Notice how now--even after years of being sober--everything is still "a couple of this, a couple of that"! As it used to be, "Your Honor, all I had was a couple beers". Yeah, right-o.
The VIOLIN SHOP, about a half hour ride, is really first rate, owned and operated by a violin-maker-repair man. This is just the type of place I found in my younger years (1950's) in Cincinnati. And I am SO happy about that. Another gift from God, believe me on this!
It so happened that one block away from the violin place is what used to be our favorite ice cream place. It is again our favorite ice cream place! So at 10:30 AM Anna and i were each eating (a 'couple scoops'?) of chocolate ice cream made at home? (Well..."Homemade") This breakfast treat highlighted our ride, and made for us a perfect Saturday morning. Also, the treat served as breakfast and lunch, though the ice cream cost more than lunch would at the Ritz Carleton! (Another lie, but I'll always let you know!)
We have noticed a sign in many 'five-star' ice cream emporiums, "Life is Short--Eat Dessert First". Naturally, I pondered this 'message from my Higher Power'-sigh-and decided it is a good idea, and why didn't I years ago practice this type of dietary habit-change?
That got me to thinking, which is really bad--for me to think. If I wanted to eat less, I could just begin with dessert. After that, hunger pains might cease. I might even practice the habit of taking 'doggy bags' home from restaurants! Never did THAT before. In fact, I could order another dessert, and skip the salad with its mountain of chunky Blue Cheese. I'm feeling more healthy as I write. (Cough, cough!)
Before I get deeper into this food quagmire, and before sunset, I'm gonna go outside and weed a small flower bed. Then maybe I'll return and delete this nonsensical post...............................well, guess not.
Grateful for another sober day in SW FL USA