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.