I need AlAnon…

I went to sleep last night thinking that I need an AlAnon meeting. I woke up with the same thought, so I’m going to one tonight. This is the story:

1. I have a sponsee in AA who is less than honest with me, and I am growing tired of schlepping him around. I need to detach from his disease. If he wants the program, he needs to ask for help, and not be urged into doing so.

2. My mother’s memory is very fragile. She is 82, wakes up at 4am everyday, has 2 or 3 double scotches between 4:30pm and 6:30pm, and fights like a child to stay awake as long as possible. She is terrified of seeing a neurologist, not for fear of being told the worst (Alzheimers, which she doesn’t have), but that the doc will tell her to stop drinking. After 60 years of habitual cocktail hour, this is a tough habit. I need to detach from this disease as well.

There is good news, however…

I have finished my second of three papers and will mail it tomorrow. One more to write and then I’m off on vacay. My AA friends in Greece are waiting me with open arms, and I can’t wait.

I have also finished watching the first season of ’24’ on DVD. I thought the multiple story arc was very well done and the characters seemed well fleshed out. I am happy that the conniving, power mad wife of the Senator was cut off at the end…can you say Eva Peron in the making? The big problem I had, though, was with the kids of the main characters, Bauer and Palmer.

Stupid children acting stupidly…drove me nuts. Honestly, how could smart guys like Jack Bauer and Senator Palmer end up with such idiots for children? If Kimberly Bauer’s brains were dynamite, she couldn’t blow her nose. The mother isn’t much better…and it killed her,.. I think. I have to start in on season 2 tonight.

So my agenda for the next week is:

1. Go to AlAnon at least twice and learn to detatch with love.
2. Write a 12 page paper on the epistemological differences between Kant and Hegel.
3. Watch season 2 of ’24’
4. Watch season 4 of ‘Six Feet Under’
5. Pack my bags.
6. Leave.


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Johnnyboy is a queer recovering alcoholic. For the moment he is also the primary caregiver for his mother, who suffers from age-related cognitive impairment. She is happy as a lark and is surrounded by a crew of sober women which gives him the freedom he needs to get out of town. When he is not at home in Somewheresville, he is searching out the proper path to travel for happiness and joy. He is a photographer who believes in the digital age, but feels that film is still where its at. He has a darkroom and works in it. He is single and is in remarkably great physical condition for all the damage he has submitted his body to. His cardiologist is very happy. Johnnyboy is over the age of 35.

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