Sunday, March 22, 2009

Grateful, Recovering Addict

Has it really been this long. I haven't posted in over a week. I haven't even had time to read up on all my buddies out there and I feel a little left out of the loop. Hopefully i can catch up on some reading this week and catch everyone up on me in the next couple of days.
Wow the Convention was an absolute amazing adventure. I was so in awe at everybody wearing my artwork and seeing the HUGE banner with my work on it was so very humbling and just truly amazing. I worked all weekend selling my merchandise for the Convention. I say "my" because I designed everything!!! I know this blog is not very humble but I am not used to having any success in my work. I mean I am always so critical of me and I have never seen so many people looking at what I created and appreciating it. The shirts sold out!! There were over 500 registered addicts at this little event and I don't know how many that didn't get to register. With the people that filled out their clean time we counted 2850 years and 8 days of clean time at the convention!!
Speakers were fabulous I am so pumped with recovery I am so grateful I had so much fun visiting with everybody I feel like I made 500 new friends!! I think I have had 5 hours of sleep in 5 days it has been C-R-A-Z-Y FUN!!!
My little sweet girls need me now they haven't seen me in 3 days.

Last week we rototillered the backyard up, we thought to rent one would be about 25 bucks and it was 80. I have little baby radishes growing up and I have little seedlings coming and i am so excited I will load up some pictures of this and the convention soon.

It was so much fun, picture about 600 addicts and about 100 "Ex- Winos" at the Hilton for 3 Days!! We really had a great event and I think "earthlings" really saw something special in us and it was beautiful!!

Imagine the picture above about 6 foot by 8 foot big!! That was my design for MARCNA!! I think I will be taking a break from convention this year and work on my recovery cards and pictures to raise money for literature racks in the treatment facilities around town.

OK enough excitement for now todays thought: SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your friends, colleagues and family members to sign up on the Earth Hour website so we can count their Vote for our Earth! Details for taking part in this historic call for global action on climate change can be found at


cw2smom said...

I am sooo excited and proud of you for that excellent art work! It's got to be wonderful to see something YOU created being viewed and worn by so many people in a community you love! AWESOME!! We are about to have our AA/Al Anon Roundup and I can't wait! It's my first and I too am looking forward to the people and friends I am going to make, inspiration and love that I KNOW I will feel there! I bet your daughters are thrilled to have Mom back! Enjoy! Love, Lisa

Shadow said...

i'm so pleased for you. and you should be proud of yourself. well done!!!!!

g-man said...

Keep it up.
Keep it up.
Keep it up.
Of course you know you have a wonderful support group living right here in Bloggerville...Right?

Lou said...

Your enthusiasm is contagious! What awesome work. I'm so grateful my son is learning how to do this.He will have a skill..should he choose to change his life.

Syd said...

Good for you. I like gardening and with spring fever I enjoy so much working in the yard.

74WIXYgrad said...

I think you have every right to be proud of yourself. You feel good about your accomplishments and you want to show others how to feel good. I don't see any arrogance in this blog post.