Jul 26, 2014
Well, things are going pretty well. Sleep is getting back to normal. Cleaning my apartment after getting disgusted with the OCD clutter and disorganization. Had my mother over today. She helped me finish up these chairs I have been restoring to sell, a process that has gone on for about 8 months now. Just needed to finish the cushions and sand/paint a little more. They are taking up some serious real estate in my 600 square foot apartment. Anyway, got some great spray for the water bugs outside. It overwhelms me going onto my back porch unarmed to be met by a party of two inch roaches. Yuck. I've been working out this week- every day but two (including today since I was busy cleaning). Spent a lot of time worrying about logistics of where to put things. My kitchen and one tiny linen closet are the two main areas of concern. I bought some large storage containers. So, I went to an all Christian support meeting. The leader seemed to have a lot of good things to say about AA, claiming it had helped him begin his 20 year stint of sobriety. I kind of came around to my AA sponsor telling him that I was sure I would want to visit sometime in the future and that I just wasn't ready to dive in the deep end. He seemed to be really cool about it and understood that my religious side was why I wasn't so into treating AA like my church. I think things at work are going reasonably well. Kind of taking on more responsibility now, which is hard because I have no training and no idea if someone's problem they bring me is something that I have the authority to fix. Most of the time, it is something I am supposed to do but have no idea I am responsible for it (after never being trained or exposed to it). I decided today that I really need to get rid of most of my thousand records. I rarely listen to them... and don't really use the turntables much since I have stopped drinking and smoking. Oh well. Guitar is more fun for me right now anyway. It is a challenge that you can overcome with a lot of practice. Also, don't have to stand up the whole time! I'm going to get going and call a sober friend for the first time. Mood is pretty stable lately. Sleep was getting better but Saturdays I usually end up napping for about 5 hours straight. At least I am getting to bed between 11 and 12 most nights now, since I get up at 6:30 every weekday. I'll be around more hopefully. Talk to you soon.