MUCH ADO ABOUT.......
For tonight (Tuesday) we stopped off somewhere in (Cookeville) TN on way to NC to spend several days with one of Anna's sponsees. Aside from a meeting every day at noon, I believe there is little else planned--which is F.I.N.E. with me!
We intend to drive into Asheville to hook up with "catvibe" at one point this weekend.
Then Saturday with (let's see, WHO was it we're going to hook up with? I remember it's somewhere in W VA!)...OH, ALL RIGHT, we're meeting with Kristin and Gabi, the "Charleston Twins" (bloggers who live on the same street.)
It just seemed a shame to be so near to you Peeps, and not do a "drive-by". I've read about others who visit back and forth , e.g., Mary Christine and the Texans. Each time, I've become more envious, wanting to SEE with whom I'm exchanging thoughts each and every damm day. NOTE: In 'regular' blogging this would not be an issue for me because, well--just because. (.."Off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz --why?-- because, because, be--c a u s e.....") So THERE!
But the bloggers I have met online HERE, for one year now, are SO special, so helpful, so supportive, so kind (usually -grin!) and so loving. This IS a different world from f2f meetings, and from daily browsing to--wherever, and from simply Emailing friends or family. This IS Alcoholics Anonymous, extremely worthwhile, and nobody can convince me otherwise.
Old Scottish guy down in Naples tells me--frequently--"Ya Canna-not get-a ya AA from a FKing telly-vision!", as he gently pokes me in the chest (and he's a little guy!)
Admittedly, I've met some other very worthy bloggers here--Alanons, of course!--and still others deep into recoveries of different natures. God did not descend upon me and say, "Help Alkies ONLY, Butthead!"
In fact, each morning I ask only that God put someone, anyone, in front of me, who He might use me to help. (I find it so much easier to be smilingly friendly, and giving to strangers, than to family. This makes me feel some guilt and shame, but I'm working on it.)
And often throughout each day, EACH day, I find myself saying and doing things which are not my doing or saying. Some turn out to seem fairly spiritual in nature. Others turn into raw sewage right as they are happening! That's why I have a sponsor, who I certainly wish was here tonight. He goes to bed early, like so MANY Peeps I know. (Maybe that's what I should do??? Hmmmmm)...I know PG thinks so -grin!
Sure, I know this morning's blog is like a Seinfeld TV Show...all about nothing! But I just felt like writing some private thoughts, knowing that not a soul here probably gives a rat's ass, that certainly no one is trying to 'hurt' me. Well, if they are, I CAN hit "reject" I guess...there is one BIG difference between f2f meetings and blogging.
Other big difference is that here I am, 1 AM, pretending I know how to type, and pretending I know how to write. That's ENUFF! (Pretending I know how to SPELL!)
One more thing--I am REALLY excited about visiting with these bloggers! We first went up to see AKannie, and her AA group, in Illinois FUN, FUN!
Gonna change name of my "Daily Trivia" to "YA NEVER KNOW"...it has been for several years a bon mot of mine:
NEXT: YA NEVER KNOW!
Timing is everything??? The female lobster is fertile only six hours a year...that's ALL!
Please, no more questions...
Peace, and love, my Peeps!