Now that I have received my first paycheck, I have made a couple of impulsive purchases. I don’t think $12 for a set of three bowls is going to set me back too badly, but perhaps if I made a hundred silly purchases, it would. And I could easily buy 100 little things. I must get very very serious about my money in these last couple of years of earning.
But first! I am going to North Carolina this weekend to see two of my brothers. I am so excited to see them. It has been 2 years. They are 81 and 80, the 80 year old is in a nursing home and has been for years. He has Parkinson’s disease, which is a pretty heartbreaking disease. And scary.
Every time I think I don’t want to exercise, I just think of him, and I get out there and do whatever it is I am supposed to do that day. I have a triathlon in a little over a month and I have been training. Even at the end of these days when I am so tired.
I am into my 4th week of work this week. It has kicked my butt more than I could ever have imagined. I am so tired. So tired. I am also picking up one of my granddaughters after school each day, so I am working from 7 to 3 to accommodate that. Then driving for well over an hour to pick her up, drop her off, and get home. Exhausted. I will get used to this, and she will be out of school in 2 weeks. Phew!
This too shall pass. Everything does. Absolutely everything.
I am realizing how much the world has changed and how quickly and how I am from an entirely different era. I am very glad of that. I am glad I raised myself, even though having available parents would have been nice. I am glad that back then it was easy to let yourself into the house after school and make your own dinner. I really didn’t think I was neglected or abused, it just seemed like that was how I was living. My kids were also “latchkey kids” because I was so busy working and trying to put food in their mouths. They also did not and still don’t think they were abused or neglected. It was no great scandal back then. Thank God. They are all three very independent people, and I am grateful for that.
You know what else I am grateful for? Being sober. Having old friends who have also stayed sober all these years, and being able to see them on a regular basis. I can’t imagine what my life would be if not for the Grace of God and the program. What a miracle!
Thank you for so many nice comments on my last post. I think I am going to try to blog more regularly. I will try to actually collect my thoughts first in the future. ha ha. Maybe not. I also popped into the confessional this weekend impulsively…. the priest asked me if I hadn’t had time to gather my thoughts and I told him no. He very kindly took me through the Ten Commandments and asked me yes or no questions. It was one of the most wonderful confessions ever.
Love to you…. Mary Christine