well gang a meeting of some sort while there is a great idea. I was coming up with a friend on Thurs. and our thought was to hang for a bit at some of the places/happenings and then head out to do our own thing. Problem is I just got stood up at the last minute. It sux. So I have no way to make arrangements for the weekend now. Dang. So have fun y'all and I am sure some of this will keep it green for ya! lol
babygirl120755 write: Ditto! I am cosidering an early morning meeting on Perry St on the west side, I used to attend years ago whenever I was in the city, but I'm not sure if that will fly or not, would like to try to make a meeting somewhere, I'll be checking for meetings closer to the hotel if anyone is interested. I'll be missing my Sat morning home group...Just some food for thought! Lori
treecutter write: Only when I sleep in sitting position...and no, I am not bothered by people who drink, as long as they aren't getting stupid, or harrassing me. I often go hear music where there are drinks served, I am not tempted but do not like having to explain myself...
No one should ever have to explain themselves----yet i know there are those that are uncomfortable if all aren't drinking!!!!! there problem
Only when I sleep in sitting position...and no, I am not bothered by people who drink, as long as they aren't getting stupid, or harrassing me. I often go hear music where there are drinks served, I am not tempted but do not like having to explain myself...
Ok . so how is this for a plan... I do my Friday meeting ( ialmost NEVER miss this one) and head to the city ,eta 11:oo pm, , the only hitch is I havent checked on a room for friday yet....
Oh BTW , heres what happened to the last oerson who tried to cut me down....LMFAO
treecutter write: As to the NYC thing, I was wondering what to do with myself when the partying starts...its why I wasn't going in on Friday. Nice to know that i am not the only 'quitter'!Maybe I will rethink the Friday part!.
does it bother you to be around ppl that do drink?????? see i do a bit--don't have to to have fun--and yes i know there are those that may drink tooooooooo much????? and it bothers me to be around those that do also--being an ACOA and my ex drank so he didn't have to feel--that is one thing i pay attention to in any one i'm potentially interested in--because i won't go there again--if in recovery and not a dry drunk that is AOK
soooooooooo Tree---i think if you came down on Fri we all could have a good time--those that drink and those that don't have to--along with those that just plan old don't
As to the NYC thing, I was wondering what to do with myself when the partying starts...its why I wasn't going in on Friday. Nice to know that i am not the only 'quitter'!Maybe I will rethink the Friday part!.
I am working my way on 13 years clean and sober and the toughest thing I have had to face is what the disease has been doing to my son these last few years. He is currently incarcerated for poor decision making while drunk. (As if there really was any decision making possible while drunk!). The only good thing is that NOW he has seen first hand the consequences of his actions and finally HEARS with an open heart and mind just what I have been saying all these years. I have found that the most powerful tool is my daily prayer for him and my ability to accept and be the best role model possible. On a daily basis I hand him over to my HP and visualize him being placed in His hands. Any way, just my personal experience for what is worth. Hey Tree and BabyGirl see you in NYC?
Congadulations on your clean time.And yes this disease is passed on to family members, yet i have always felt that we are born into it because we have some lessons to learn in that classroom of the earth school.
As to sponsoring our kids , it is a tough one. My 17 year old has been going to twelve step meetings off and on through the high school. I really have never had many conversations with her about her usage, because I know that each of us have our own HP, and respect her reovery . I also must say that 'practicing these princepals in all our affairs" is harder at home than anywhere, at least for me!LMAO, So it is wise of you to let go .Be well!
mspyder write: Angel, Thank you, October I resigned from my job that I had been at for 22 years, and in total I had been an alcohol and drug counselor for 29 years. So, I know there is more than one way to deal such a distructive addiction. I think a key part is our spiritual condition, so how we achieve that is the journey we choose to undertake. Spyder
I just want to say "thank you" for all you have done in this job....just in-case not very many people have....your efforts, no matter how small made a difference in someone's life...i bet you had your share of "burn-out" days...but we all do....it reminds me of a story, goes something like this.....
There was a guy walking on the beach who was watching a man throw the starfish back into the sea that washed up on shore where they would die...the guy approached the man and said "what your doing doesn't matter, why bother there are thousands of starfish washed up on shore..you'll never be able to throw them all back!" The man looked at him, picked up another starfish and said, "it matters to this one."
so true angel---if we can make a difference in 1 person/childs life--we are a success