DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
SICK AND MORE SICK!
THERE'S SICK....AND THERE'S SICK!!!Since it is now a thing of the past, I will tell you a short story--naturally, all about...ME! The following will let you know something about me, which I have always known. I am a dumb Jackass.
Our temperature yesterday was about 95 deg, and a hot and sunny day it was, so I decided to get rid of a few unwanted, non-native trees out back. Why could I not have waited until a nice 75-degree morning to do the work which has been wanting forever?
To shorten this, I'll just tell you I got heat exhaustion, which I've never experienced before. Last night I had fever almost 102, "body all achin' and racked with pain"--real debilitating pain, could not walk. And the chills, just shakin' and bakin'. It was all I could do to get out a blog --grin!!!
This morning, after 10 hour sleep, the same, still the fever, and fell down twice on my way to the computer. (Through sleet and snow, and rain, etc.) I just could not walk. No, I was NOT drunk, youse guys! But for me it sure did recall those days, when after drinking a gallon of White Port, I just could not stand up...
4 more hours sleep, and suddenly I'm OK. What a blessing, to be OK! Physically and mentally...well, at least physically? Here is Tuesday afternoon, and I'm going to a meeting. Seems like it's been a week--yet, I attended a meeting only last night!
So, I do not get "sick" any more...but I'll sure steer clear of "heat exhaustion" from now on, drink water, water, water, they tell me...NOW! Because that is as close to sick as I want to come.
I was so happy last night. I thought I was dying, and so I was calmly talking to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. Then I remembered, something about my grade school days. If we did a certain Novena once a month, we would be guaranteed that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph would be with us at the moment of death. Utter peace and happiness covered me like a blanket, and all seemed well. One day later...all IS well, as it always has been, and will be, forever.
I LOVE you blogger peeps. I wish the Peace I experience is yours also. Steve
ADDENDA: Tuesday 5:30 PM meeting had about 60 members. But listen...we had four there for the first time ever! And two more "returning". (None of them blood-related: see yesterday's blog -grin!) Isn't it a blessing? To be present at the beginning of that journey for four+two people is exciting to me. And sharing, then talking after, something may have clicked! Ya never know! Only God knows.
Sober 36 years (March 18, 1974), I am a former symphony violinist who loves prose, poetry, drawing, music (of course!) art of many genres and philosophies.
Here I will write about my life, thoughts, addiction recovery, and almost anything else of which I know very little.
Laughter, happiness, peace, enthusiasm and love shape my life these days.
If you enjoy reading my stuff, please be welcomed here.
If you do not enjoy, please be nice and leave the room quietly--grin!!