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Postby Bensober » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:47 pm

Way ter go Peacejoy! I was about to go bang that interviewer over da head if he didn't hire you. I know I would have seconds thoughts about hiring a sister who is all consumed in active alcoholism… Ah but it looks like your sober internal… and who knows… external sober attraction did the job! I say that cause I owe everything good to AA.

Wow! from your post @9:52/am to 5:05/pm how in a New York minute life does change. A line from the Beatles song “A day In The Lifeâ€
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Postby PeaceJoy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:14 am

Thank Bensober! I really have been seeing my Higher Power work in my life. I realized that a few weeks (or months ago) I was whining to everyone that I needed some structure in my life. Not sure if I talked about it on here or not, but with all the back and forth overnighters taking care of my mom and then being gone a few days a week at the previous job I was tired of not having any structure, not knowing which meetings I could make it to, not being able to really claim a home group. Now I have a set schedule doing work that I will be good at and find rewarding. The pay isn't great but it's what I was making before. So God answered my prayers (whines) and I need to make sure I make the best of it. I have the opportunity to learn better habits, like getting up at 4 a.m. every day. I'm a night owl so that's going to be a challenge. I look forward to it though because I think I will be more productive this way. Structure and organization are two things I seriously lack. My husband works super early hours so he will appreciate me on an earlier schedule too. Might even fix him breakfast on occassion! :wink: Hope he doesn't keel over from shock. LOL

PeaceJoy~
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Postby merckx » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:26 am

Congrats on the job Peacejoy. Sometimes it takes a while but I have found that the God of my understanding follows through on His promises. Your husband will be thanking the God of his understanding when he wakes up to a hot breakfast!!!

Just checking in today ... especially thankful for my A.A. brothers and sisters ... the ones in town and the ones on this site. This website has been a daily blessing for me!
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Postby Bensober » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:52 am

You got it Sis. Yes structure and organization! Two biggies! Don’t know what Step your on Peacejoy, but this holds true for me and if you do the “Who/Are/Howâ€
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Postby sunlight » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:01 pm

So happy to hear about the job, PeaceJoy! :D
What a gift it is to be employable and employed today.

Every day I take the actions that I need, to take me where I want to be, even when (especially when) it looks like nothing's happening.

I also do something new every day. This keeps my sobriety fresh and growing.

Have an awesome day. :wink:
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Postby Toddy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:58 pm

Let the sunshine in thanks for the reminder

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Postby Bensober » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:20 am

Sunshine.....In!!!!
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Postby JudyJersey » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:30 am

Hello All,

checkeing in today at 68 days sober. It is a snowy morning here in Jersy, coming down good but is not going to last. Sitting at work before starting day and wanted to check in.
The boyfriend isssue - he is being evicted today so he has to move to emergency shelter so he will not be a block away any longer so the will help to stay away from him. We had a restraining order which he violated and i never dropped he went to court for that and has to go back on 26th and P>O. recommended 60 days jail so most likely he will be locked up then he has a drug charge court date for the 13th so I am realizing if he does not want to get straight I am better off without a partner right now to continue to be strong for myself and my boys and to stay sober, one day at a time.

Have a blessed day
Judy :)
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Postby PeaceJoy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:47 am

Be strong Judy! Lean on your Higher Power and ask 'thy will be done'. Now you can get some clarity and peace for yourself without having to worry about him.

I just got a call from the hospital where Mom was admitted during the night. She has end stage cirrhosis of the liver for those of you that I haven't shared that with. So this time it doesn't appear to be anything too serious. Extreme upper abdominal pain. Might be gall bladder. No GI bleed this time. Thank God!

I am doing good. I will go over there but I'm taking care of what I need to take care of first. My Al-Anon habit is to drop everything (my kids, husband, whatever) and rush to her side. I am trying to get better balance and keep MY sobriety at the top of my priority list and realize that I can not save her. She has to want to quit drinking.I actually had planned to go over there today and tomorrow anyway to do some work for her. So I can still do the work and just visit her intermittently at the hospital. Hopefully I can hit a meeting over there. It's about an hour away from my home.

Today I am 8 months sober. :D Life is good.

PeaceJoy~
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Postby JudyJersey » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:00 am

PeaceJoy wrote:Be strong Judy! Lean on your Higher Power and ask 'thy will be done'. Now you can get some clarity and peace for yourself without having to worry about him.

I just got a call from the hospital where Mom was admitted during the night. She has end stage cirrhosis of the liver for those of you that I haven't shared that with. So this time it doesn't appear to be anything too serious. Extreme upper abdominal pain. Might be gall bladder. No GI bleed this time. Thank God!

I am doing good. I will go over there but I'm taking care of what I need to take care of first. My Al-Anon habit is to drop everything (my kids, husband, whatever) and rush to her side. I am trying to get better balance and keep MY sobriety at the top of my priority list and realize that I can not save her. She has to want to quit drinking.I actually had planned to go over there today and tomorrow anyway to do some work for her. So I can still do the work and just visit her intermittently at the hospital. Hopefully I can hit a meeting over there. It's about an hour away from my home.

Today I am 8 months sober. :D Life is good.

PeaceJoy~


thanks for the words Peacejoy - sorry with your Mom, you have the right attitude about keeping yourself first. Best of luck with everythin you set out to accomplish. We have to remember us first
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