The difference between sober living and well, the way I was before?
This morning we woke up at 3:00 am to go deep sea fishing in St. Augustine. A year ago, I’d be just leaving a bar. And then I’d go home and possibly be ready to drink some more, depending on my company. (Super honest here, I know you are cringing…sorry mom & dad!) That wasn’t life. THIS is LIFE, y’all!! And I’m loving every second of it! SOBER!
My mister, our son and I are headed here.
I plan to bait a hook for the very first time and possibly even touch a fish! I won’t make any promises that I will do either of those things cuz YUCK! BUT, if you’re gonna go fishin, I s’pose you should do all the dirty work that goes along with it. And I’m all about getting the full effect! (Clearly! I mean, look at my ankle y’all!….seriously)
I hope they don’t worry about letting me (the criminal extraordinaire) on the boat. Hopefully they don’t look down at my ankle and think I’m a loose cannon, a threat to the safety and well being of their passengers. I’m not typically dangerous, I’m just a drunk who didn’t know how to stay out from behind the wheel of a vehicle when I was impaired! BUT NOW I DO! I’m not dangerous anymore! I swear!!! I’ll shake your hand and kiss your baby! (okay, that would be scary, seeing as how I’m not running for any type of political office)
I am going to catch a ginormous fish today. Positive thinking! My positive dog is busting at the seams today. I’ve been feeding him like it’s Thanksgiving! …And thank goodness for that because I was struggling to give him even a nibble about a week or so ago. You know that saying “when it rains it pours?” Well, that’s me. It seems that lots of life’s crappiness happened all at once. The friendship I cherished with S is gone. (Notice she’s not pink anymore? Yeah, it’s THAT serious!) Finito. Like Scrammy’s modem. AND We got some bad news and had to switch from the local Credit Union for our new home loan to Wells Fargo and that was super stressful. Especially when we are supposed to close on our new home on August 8th. Time’s a tickin folks, let’s get this thing done!! It turns out that since I have spent my LIFE in school earning an education (in order to GET the good job that I NOW have) and my job is so new, the Credit Union is refusing to recognize my earnings as part of our household income. All that time in school and NOT working, to them says weak employment history. Really? Gimme a break! School IS work!
Well, sorry to break it to ya folks, but it’s real live money! It’s green and spends just the same as anyone else’s pay check.
I’m hoping the peeps at Wells Fargo will see it that way, but we’ll see.
Excuse me while I wax profound for a moment….
Luckily, after the smoke clears and the initial shock of life’s crappiness wears off, I can fully understand and in my heart I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Everything works out the way it is supposed to. The friendship that I cherished reached it’s expiration date. We were supposed to be a part of one another’s lives for a period of time and that time has come to a close. There was a purpose and that purpose has been fulfilled. That chapter of my book of life is over. And now we move on. Maybe we aren’t supposed to get a new home just yet. Maybe there is something better for us. Maybe something is going to happen that we shouldn’t get a home right now. Maybe we weren’t supposed to go with the Credit Union for some specific reason. I am not sure what is supposed to happen with the house situation, but it will all unfold in due time. Patience is hard, but a true necessity in life.
Woah, that was deep….and now I’m done
Oh, I can’t forget to update you on the situation with the fried modem….I called my sweet Gabriele yesterday. (Not sure where John was.) I told her we had a storm and that the green light on my wall charger was not lit, that I had tried many different outlets in the house, and that it still said “Check AC Power”. Sure enough, she confirmed it…the charger got fried in the storm. She said that my backup battery would not hold long, but that is what it was running on and that it did in fact download all of the information at it’s regularly scheduled time of 3 am that night. She said that she would UPS me a new charger and that it should be here by Monday or Tuesday.
I asked her if Scrammy’s memory is good enough to last me through the weekend. She said that Scram can ultimately hold 3 weeks worth of readings, but at that point it would be difficult to transmit all of that data to the mothership. (She likes my lingo!) So basically, no worries! As soon as I got home from work yesterday, the backup battery was still functioning, so I quickly did a manual download which entails “waking the bracelet up” with a big fat magnet that they give you. The light on the bracelet flashes green and then it vibrates and the modem says “reading bracelet”. It dials in, dumps the info to the mothership, and we start over with fresh memory! Luckily I did that because shortly after, the backup battery was kaput too.
Well, wish me luck on the deep seas today, y’all! Stay tuned for pictures of my big catch!!!
Hopefully we don’t capsize and end up like Gilligan. Hmm, am I more of a Ginger or a Maryanne? I think I would have an identity crisis!