Wednesday, December 17, 2008


$40 Christmas Tree (Two for $80!)


A perfect day for riding was Tuesday, and again Wednesday, and I took advantage. Visiting my daughter in Lakeland, is one pleasant enough thing, but having to make an amend, and successfully realizing that an amend is not about "Sorry Charlie"...but rather, "I'm going to change, Charlie".

Truly, I can say (and I DID receive a "truth" award from Linda S Socha, over at "Psyche Connections"), truly, I can say that the man who left that house of his daughter's Wednesday at noon, was not at all the same man who went INTO her house on Tuesday about noon.

God did (again) for me, what I simply could not do for myself. He put words in my mouth which were the right ones. And He taught me to "listen" carefully, at what another was saying.

I AM happy, serene, at peace today, and all the more grateful, that this day was a spiritual success for steveroni. Thank you for all your prayers. Really! Sincerely! That is such wonderful support!

Also, at the finish-line of this busy and blong day, I got to play violin at St Elizabeth Seton for our annual Parish Renewal. It was really a knock-out, knock-down--not really--spiritual hour.

I am so tired tonight, I'll have to postpone answering those three or four(?) "honesty" things about myself. Meanwhile, all you late-night bloggers, enjoy life, get plenty of rest (look who's talking!), and don't forget to pray, and stay sober--every one of us!

This was posted by WHOM


mile191 said...

whom...or hmmmmm.

not sure. but i am so falling so fast.

i think that someday it will be me...because right now i am saying to my kids, things are going to change. and as my daughters tears well up in her eyes i know she doesn't trust me....

hmmmm. i am so scared sometimes.

the doctors diagnosis of me is not what i EVER expected. I am always FINE, right. maybe not. tired, but wanted to check in. needed to read you.

vicariousrising said...

I'm glad your amends went well. I am sure your daughter was very very happy you made the trip.

Hope said...

With my relationshiop with my daughter not what I'd hoped it would be at this point, your post gives me hope. The years (18)of me living one long dry drunk have etched a pattern more comfortable for my daughter than the living in recovery that I do now. At least with the old me she knew what to expect, sick as I was. Thank you for sharing so openly this part of your journey.

Syd said...

It sounds as if God was riding right with you on that trip. I'm glad that you made the amends. I've found that no matter what the response is from the other person, I've done what I needed to do to indicate my willingness to change.

big Jenn said...

So glad you had a good trip. jeNN

♥Shann♥ said...

right on! hope you had some good sleep last night

Kristin H. said...

Good stuff there Steve-o.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I am so glad that your amend travels went well and you are back home safe! Look forward to more blongs!

steveroni said...

Kristin and Gabi, you must be having coffee together, your comments are (often) only one or two minutes apart!

Thank you both--and everyone else--for following and for support.

Kristin, there's a girl here in Naples who says--after someone has spoken well, in her opinion--"That was some good shit." (She even said it to steveroni one time -grin!)

Progress, Not Perfection said...

Steve, I am glad your ammends went well. Speaking as a daughter... I know it means so much to her. It is all in Gods hands.


Cat said...

I am so happy for you. Being honest is proving to me to be the very hardest thing - not with just anyone - but with close family.

Good for you!