Monday, September 6, 2010

A Nice Problem To Have

   Hey everyone, hope all of you have had a nice and relaxing Labor Day weekend to this point and will enjoy the rest of the day. Our picnic yesterday went quite well yesterday with at least 50 (if not more) folks showing up for some AA fellowship and good food. The weather helped out by providing us with a slight breeze that kept the temperature pleasant. At some point during the picnic I thought to myself that on past Labor Day weekends my biggest worry was if I would have enough booze for the weekend or what lie was I going to tell to get out of an invite for a get together with family or friends. I was always being invited to be with people that loved me on holiday weekends like this (if I didn’t have to work) and I would always say “yeah, sure I’ll be there.” but 9 times out of 10 would flake on out them. Yesterday my only concern was if I had made enough beans… what a nice problem to have.

  Some drama this morning at our early meeting. A guy who’s been in and out of the door of our meetings this morning accused a wonderful lady in our group of calling the local PD on him as he was driving to the meeting. His girlfriend is being sponsored by my friend and how he came to this conclusion is unknown but he came in a very threatening manner towards her. I thought at first it was a joke, that he was just goofin’. Luckily there were 2 other guys nearby and they were able to get in between this guy and my friend and hustle him out of the room. The PD was called for sure this time and the matter was settled outside. The mood was definitely tense at the beginning of the meeting but the guy who led the meeting did a fantastic job getting us back on track with the topic of sanity, which he reminded us we were all missing when we walked through those doors. It was a great meeting and we are all praying for the gentleman who had to leave this morning. I pray he comes back. I pray he doesn’t drink.


  1. More often than not, sanity prevails in an AA meeting. Just another lesson learned.

  2. I am grateful for the people who intervened.

  3. Glad you had a good labor day. Missing not having you for a cookout here at home.