Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aye, Aye,Aye Aye......

I am sitting in a lovely hotel room in San Antonio, Texas, with blisters on my feet from all of the walking  yesterday.  I laid my tennies out to wrap in newspaper so I wouldn't get my clothes dirty when I packed them only to forget to pack them.  This annual meeting for continuing education takes us to a different city every year.  I have learned to trek a Little farther out away from the Gap and the usual homogenized part of the city.  Otherwise, they all begin to look the same.

Yesterday, I went to Goodwill and flea markets and antique malls.  It was great fun.  I also took a cab to the Basilica of the Little Flower where I said prayers for all of you guys.  The cab ride cost me $40.00 which I have to say started to bug me but then I thought, I need to realize that I am paying for an experience and that, I can always carry with me and it doesn't gather dust and clutter my home.

AlAnon and this experience of addiction have taught me a lot about riding the waves.  Just ride it....don't think about every instance in terms of successes or failures, but paths which continue on. 
So, when the mariachi band came over and asked if I'd like a song, I said sure, how nice......until they said that will be $6.00 please.  So, I dug out six bucks and made myself quit growling and I just sang along. 

Today I have great prayers of thanksgiving for this time away, the sunshine and warm temps, for healing of others and a new perspective on life.  I pray for all of our addicted loved ones (active and recovery) and I say a pray for Henry.


Lou said...

I'm jealous! When my daughter graduated with her first bachelors in civil engineering, my mother, her, and myself took a vacation to San Antonio. It is a unique engineering feat. Anyway, we went to the Hyatt for a drink, and the waiter carded ALL three of us. We had such a laugh. Thanks for the wonderful memory!

Have Myelin? said...

Oh wow. San Antonio. That's where my daughter was born and died. I'm talking about San Antonio right now. LOL.

I thought it was funny how you could go through Dillard's to get to the Alamo. We always did that because it cooled us off.

Man it was hot down there.

Happy Thanksgiving. =) =)

Bwendo said...

Sounds like you are in a good place. Peace.