Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go

Rosa took extra care in dressing up this morning and wanted me to notice it.  She even put on some makeup -- something she never normally wears.  I picked her up at her house after dropping her off earlier and we went for breakfast. 

"You look nice," I told her as we drove in the car.

She just smiled and reached out for my hand.  I remarked how nice it is to have someone to love.  Far too many times in my life I was alone.  Looking back on my life as an alcoholic and someone riddled with mental illness marks many years spent alone when I think about it. 

"We still going tomorrow?" Rosa asked of my journey to vocational rehabilitation.

"Around lunch time," I replied.  "I have an AA meeting at 12."

We went to Krystal's for breakfast.  I have found their sausage biscuits to be preferable to all the other fast food places.  I also got an employment application while we were there. 

"You gonna work at Krystal's?!?!" Rosa asked incredulously as we got back in my car.

I laughed and said, "I will take any old job.  I just want to work.  I want a new computer and a stereo for my car."

"I can't see you working in a fast food place," she replied.

"Beggars can't be choosers," was what I responded with.

Tonight is a 6 PM AA meeting.  I am looking forward to going.  Charlie is also grilling steaks and told me he would bring Rosa and I a plate for supper.  His steaks are the best.  He makes this special basting sauce with A-1 and butter.  I can't wait.  Well, I am off to compulsively refresh The Homeless Guy's blog waiting on an entry.  He hasn't written in almost a week.  I fear he quit his job with his first paycheck and took off to Las Vegas to live in the shelter there. 


Rhette said...

You sound SO HAPPY! I'm glad that you have Rosa -- someone around now to laugh, talk & love, this is wonderful!

It's nice to read how excited you are about attending meetings & wanting to get a job :)

I hope your day is super. I will pray you land a job real soon. My best to Rosa & precious Maggie.

Enjoy your steak dinner tonight, sounds like your entire day is full of all good things ... yay for you - Happy Sunday!

mosiacmind said...

sounds like a really good morning. i hope the rest of your day is goodl NOT trying to tell you what to do but if a job open seems like it would be stressful to you just encourage you to look for a job that you would like and not too stressful to you.from one job seeker to another.