I wanted to read what was going on a year ago so I looked at my archives and and decided to update The Boy’s "recovery" from alcohol addiction.
People around here are convinced he is not an alcoholic. I don’t know for sure. However, I just found out that he has been doing community service at a soup kitchen because he and his friends were caught "loitering" in a vacant lot. Oh, and they were drinking.
This was kept from me for "my protection." I thought that once I was 21 I was considered an adult. Actually, eighteen!
Anway, is The Boy and alcoholic? Darned if I know. I keep hearing that everyone his age overdoes it and that I led a sheltered exisitence. Hmm…the drinking age was eighteen when I was in college. Back then, I enjoyed a brewski or a glass of wine at the campus pub. Did I drink to get drunk? No. Lit? Sometimes. Was drinking a form of recreation to me? Nope. Did I ever abuse someone because of alcohol induced behavior? Not that I can think of. Court ordered community service? Negatory.
Hmm…does The Boy have a problem with alcohol? Yes, I believe so. Alcoholism? Who knows. A friend who had worked with alcoholics once told me that ten high school friends can drink to excess and twenty years later two will be addicted to liquor. Will he be one of the two? Odds are that, with our family history, he just might be. I pray not.
Today, I am looking forward to a nice lunch with a friend I haven’t visited with in a while. The thunder-boomers have stopped and the sun has crept out – for now. I’d really enjoy a gray, rainy day about now. Whatever.
Sorry if I am rambling. Another hour of sleep would have done me a lot of good today but I had an early PT appt. It’s going well.
Let’s jump start the week with a few questions from Manic Monday
(I haven’t liked the last few weeks’ questions but I like these)?
How would your friend describe you to someone who has never seen you? Vertically challenged, darkish hair and the one with the loudest laugh in the room!
Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? Remember the first Superman movie where this dialogue or something like it took place:
Lois Lane falls out of the helicopter and is falling down in mid-air from the top of the Daily Planet building and Superman scoops her up.
Superman: Don’t worry. I’ve got you.
Lois Lane: But who’s got you?
That’s the way I feel about trusting any person to protect me. However, I do trust God to protect me. He is my "shield and defender."
If you died or went missing, who would miss you? Many, many people. The point of It’s a Wonderful Life is very true. Our lives are intertwined with so many others’. I have actually thought about this and feel blessed and quite responsible at the same time. Ever hear of the domino effect? That’s our lives.
Here’s hoping your week goes well and that you do something for yourself sometimes. Heck, if you don’t , maybe no one else will! blessings, g