Last night's A.A. meeting was of the kind I dislike. The chairperson went through the opening formalities and then started around the room asking each person to speak. If I were new to A.A. then this would have immediately turned me off to the program and I would have never gone back. It is laziness on the part of the chairperson for not preparing and coming up with talking points and leading the discussion.
"What am I going to say?" Rosa whispered to me filled with anxiety.
"Say you are glad to be here, but don't need to speak tonight," I replied back quietly.
It was one of the longest hours of A.A. I have ever experienced and both Rosa and I were glad it was over.
"If that were my first meeting then I would have never come back," Rosa told me as we were walking home.
"I know," I said. "I apologize. That chairperson was a dufus."
It was a long walk home as I was already tired from moving house all day. I did manage to get my washer and dryer hooked up and running. Jimmy James also made great progress on my back deck and steps. It is just a matter of days and I will be moved in.
Well, let me head to the grocery store to go buy Maggie dog food. She just walked by carrying her food dish in her mouth. This is a not so subtle hint to me by her that she is hungry. Till we speak again.