I'm really glad that it's Friday. The weather is perfect to watch the sailboats on the harbor. It's race week in this old city, and there are a lot of people who have come from out of town to sail. A brisk northeast wind is blowing so it should make for a fast course.
I had a good meeting with a sponsee last night. He is making great progress and is so willing to do the work. Another sponsee is stuck in denial. He spends much of his time checking on the phone records of his wife, checking her mileage and generally obsessing over whether she is using or not. She is his Higher Power. I can explain being powerless and living an unmanageable life until I'm blue in the face with this guy. Right now, he's not hearing what I'm saying.
My old dog came home from a few days at the vet's office. She is 14 1/2 and has lived a good long life. But her kidneys are starting to fail. So we are making her comfortable and letting her live out her remaining days as easily as possible. She has been my heart dog so her decline is hard to watch.
This afternoon I'm going to head to an AA roundup located on one of the islands south of here. I went to this roundup a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Tonight will be a cookout followed by an AA speaker. The speakers come in from around the country and are quite good. I'm looking forward to seeing friends and learning more.
Today I'm grateful for:
- White sails on blue water that sparkles like diamonds
- Having had my good dog friend for so many years.
- An opportunity to hear a good speaker this evening who will tell his story
- Sponsees who are willing and ready to do the deal with this program of recovery
- Sponsees who remind me how powerless I am over others
- A wife who is sober and seems happy with her life, her gardens, her home, and her mate.