Miracles never cease…

Just a quick update…

My Al-Anon meeting went splendidly. I shared about my own frustartion and fears concerning my mother and her memory loss, as well as her drinking. Of course I am well aware that I can do nothing to help unless she asks, and until then, must be patient and kind. And that’s what I heard from the group.

The very next morning she announced that she had made an appointment to see the doctor concerning this issue and…wow! I am so proud of her and her decision to take this step towards a recovery of sorts. She is being very brave and despite her protests of “I’m not scared”, I know that I would be. I’ll go with her on Tuesday morning to the local clinic and be with her for that time, and then I fly to Greece a few hours later with a better conscience.

My last paper of the semester is almost finished. I cranked out two pages yesterday and three today which adds up to nine with the previous four. Only 2 more to go and I’m done..yet more clear conscience.

I’ve decided to follow through with season 2 of ’24’. I know that I griped about the formulaic structure and the idiocy and predictability of some (all) of the characters, but to be honest, the storyline hooked me but good. Once again I am noticing the excellent acting, fine writing, and complex story arc.

Only two more episodes of Six feet Under, season 4, to watch and that will be done. I hear in season 5 everyone dies…I don’t know what to say about that. I’ll miss Claire and Brenda. David reminds me too much of an ex during my ‘queer attempt’ years, so he’s a goner in my opinion anyway.

I now weigh 195 pounds. That’s down 20# from my start. Not bad, Johnnyboy, not bad. Keep it up.


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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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