I’ve had a great week realizing that I had to get through the harsh reality thrust upon me last week to enjoy the good times this week. The icing on the cake was finally getting an appointment with the addiction specialist and Christian therapist who was my top choice two months ago. Normally the wait is a month long once you request an appointment and your insurance is verified, but her secretary fit me in for 10 days from today by some miracle (and since I officially cut ties with the other addiction specialist after weeks of being unsure). Hopefully my mind won’t feel quite as whoosh-y by the appointment; there’s still so many thoughts whirring around in my head, which is why this is going to be a blog of GIFs and photos as opposed to certifiably rambling thoughts and feelings. I’m glad to say I bought a copy of The Big Book at AA and will blog about it once I read a bit more of it. In the meantime, enjoy the halftime show…
I asked one of my friends who’s a Katrina survivor what she thought of the Sandy situation. She admitted she’d not been watching the news, but she said maybe now people would quit giving NOLA a bad rap re: those who didn’t evacuate before Katrina (she evacuated and lost everything, BTW). I’ll leave it at that, and obviously our thoughts and prayers are with our Northeastern brothers and sisters who are muddling through the aftermath of this tragedy. I don’t pretend to know what that’s like, and no one deserves to lose their home and all their belongings, much less a loved one. Events like this are a tough reminder to not take for granted what we have; it can all be gone in a flash, and/or a flash flood.
Before I forget, I want to give a shout-out to Mary-Katherine Ream, the photographer who took the photo I’m using as my new banner photo. I’m borderline obsessed with the original photo, which was taken seven years ago almost to the day. You can find her Flickr here, and I hope she doesn’t mind me cropping the photo for my blog banner. Here’s the original:
I want to end with one of my favourite quotes; much like the Dolly Parton quote at the top of the blog, this one from Hollywood royalty (and a fellow addict and whooshy-brained person) has gotten me through some tough times:
“If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true and that is unacceptable.”–Carrie Fisher
Here’s to a November to be thankful for!