Thursday, May 10, 2007

HAPPY HALF NAKED THURSDAY!



OK, so I know I am not a member of HNT officially, but I have been faithfully blog-stalking y'all for quite a while. It seems to me, now that I am kinda getting the hang of this picture taking thing, that I should be able to post under the guise of being an official member of HNT! Oh and a BIG shout out and thank you to Christine, visit her here: http://uzdtabwild.blogspot.com/, who suggested I get down to take my pics, instead of taking them from above.... hmmmm, it seems she just may be onto something here! Oh boy, you guys are in trouble now, a monster has been created! So, in the order that they appear- these first flowers are violets, they were given to me about five years ago by a counsellor I was seeing. This next shot is of my new daffodils, I planted them last fall, but I have never successfully grown a 'stand' of daffodils before, so I am proud of any part I may have had in growing these! The last picture is of 'Trampcat' (her real name has been changed to protect her identity), whenever I am in my garden, she throws herself down at my feet so I'll pay attention to her! The poor little thing, she leads such a stressful life, what with all the many naps each day, and all of the kids in the neighborhood who want to pet her, and houses to visit when someone leaves their front door open, clearly she is in dire need of some affection!

And now, this next message is brought to you from our Daily Reflection's...

Another great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility- a word often misunderstood... it amounts to a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we would be. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions pg. 58

I knew deep down inside that if I were ever to be joyous, happy and free, I had to share my past life with some other individual. The joy and relief I experienced after doing so were beyond description. Almost immediately after taking the Fifth Step, I felt free from the bondage of self and the bondage of alcohol. This freedom remains after 36 years, a day at a time. I found that God could do for me what I couldn't do for myself.

TodayI am grateful/thankful for the following...

  • I am willing and able to accept critisism, sometimes I don't know what the heck I am doing!
  • I sent my mom a Mothers' Day card thanking her for all of the things she taught me, and for giving me life
  • it is not raining yet today- I hafta go get groceries, and they're predicting thunder storms
  • last nights' speaker, had a great AA message and it was a 17 year birthday
  • my Angel is coming to visit tomorrow, so she will be with me on Mothers' Day
  • whatever I am doing this time, seems to be working.... I am clean and sober today
  • the new(er)comers at my relapse prevention group, I can learn so much from them
  • all of the people who drop by my little blog to say "hi !"
  • all of my sober blogging friends- that means YOU- thanks for sharing with me
  • Trampcat who still loves to cuddle like a kitten, even though she is over 11 years old

Bye for now...stalk to ya later!

13 comments:

Pam said...

great pic's!
Look at you being all grateful, taking suggestions, and staying sober ;)

Sober Steve said...

thanks lush gurl for being here...

peace

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Happy HNT, Patricia.

Nael C. Robes said...

Look at that sweet kitty. Your positive attitude is coming across so strong in your blog. I love reading it. AND, thank you for all the blog visits.

Meg Moran said...

Hey why don't you email Gwen at Twelve Beads and be on the HNT site? We would love to see you nalf -nekked!!!

Clarity said...

Look at Trampcat doing the HNT thing what with her belly up in the air for all the world to see. That girl has no shame!

dAAve said...

I sent you an invitation to join the crew at HNT. It will be nice to enjoy your input and I hope you will try to include at least a small bit of one of your body parts in each posted picture. Many seem to have strayed from that original premise.

Scott W said...

There are several online photo tutorials that would show you more about taking successful pictures. You are off to a good start.

Christine said...

great pics!
Reminds me of that Paul Simon tune about his Mom getting on her knees to love him---

Syd said...

Trampcat has the look going for sure. Cats are interesting. I have 3 ferals that were rescued and they each have their own personality. I like the new posey photos.

Gwen said...

You are becoming quite the blogger ;) It is such fun to learn and see actual progress in our skills. On and off the puter.

Looking forward to many HNT's!

sharonsjourney said...

Your flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them.
I'm happy for you, your angel will be with you on Mother's Day. That'll make your day! I, too, am thankful for my blogger friends, thank for stopping so often, with your cheery comments.

Love You, Sharon

twodogsblogging said...

I am over 11 years old and I love to cuddle, too. :) Love you, girlfriend.