Thursday, July 2, 2009

coffee and breakfast

well we just got done with breakfast, we had quiche and i made the girls some johnnycakes. last night i made chicken and beef kabobs with a hoisen marinade, this morning i took the leftovers and put them in the quiche with some mozzarella cheese, yummy. oh and fresh Ethiopian coffee
the stover restoration people never came back to fix the basement and they tore up the liner and did not put it back together so i will be calling them shortly. i tried to get a hold of my sponsor, 3 calls so far and she has not returned a one.
not too much to report, Wes is home for a vacation from his work, i have him all to myself for 11 days!! yeah me. i did not make the womens meeting last night, this is two weeks in a row now, not intentional and i need to make up the missed meeting. complacency is dangerous for this addict, i just don't know where to go for a meeting. maybe i can go up to hutch or maybe newton tonight, newton would be closer. i know i am not trying to be in violation of tradition 12 and i am not trying to harbor a resentment to meeting halls here in town. but when ever i go to a meeting and continually have my anonymity broken, well my time is very precious today. i cannot waste it in a non recovery atmosphere. i refuse to waste my time. meetings are imperative to my recovery, so is my family, and when i go to a meeting i leave my family, so the time i spend away has got to have some value to it. and there is no value when you go somewhere and feel bad about going there. it is like buyers remorse, you get one chance to buy something and if it is not good you are stuck with it. i can't get the time back that i spend, so i need to be careful where i spend my time.
my sister finally made it home!! yeah. she called me from texas and said she was being ordered to pull over, they were stopping all the cars so she would call me back. then she said, "suzie, they were looking for illegal immigrants!" she was in utter disbelief. like i said my sister does not play with a full box of rocks. so i asked her "did you tell them you just dropped off your illegal husband in mexico?" she said, "yes i did!!" she is so proud of trying to get her ducks in a row, i hope it all works out, i still have no clue if they are going to pardon him or not. for now he is with his father in juahaca which is very very far south, i think it is a little village of indians. he showed us a video taken at his village once when they were having a celebration and there was subtitles in spanish. i said "why are the subtitles in spanish?" he said because his people don't speak spanish, it is a different language. so he speaks 3 different languages. i thought it was very very cool. and they have the best mole mix down there, you can't buy it here because there are so many different ingredients that the FDA would make them measure it and that would be impossible for them. it comes in a powder form and here it is in a paste, and they all taste different. the coffee down there is amazing too. Wes is hoping Rey will bring back some fresh beans or mole when he gets back.
i have to get some more pictures of my garden up it is just growing out of control, my tomato plants come up to my shoulders!! i have like 35 green tomatoes on them and the green beans are growing in fast, the cucumbers are taking over the entire garden!! there little tendrils are trying to catch on to everything. i am not sure what to do about that. i found out that carrots are slow growers, i thought mine just weren't taking. i pulled one and it was nice and orange but like a quarter of an inch long, shorter then the baby carrots you see in stores. i was told they wouldn't be ready until like end of July or early August.
well it is thursday so i will post my 55 tonight,now my gratitude list 5 things;
1. today i am grateful for Wes being home i love our conversations and spending time together, not being rushed.
2. today i am grateful for gieco, they quoted me 100 dollars less for a 6 month policy then the one i currently have.
3. today i am grateful for my friend Paul, he is in recovery 4 years and has sole custody of his 4 beautiful children, mom is still out there.
4. today i am grateful for my new home group, the members are mostly new, not too much service but they are really great people.
5. today i am grateful for my home, sometimes i try to run from it but it is MY home and i accept it today.

sometimes this little addict needs a swift kick in the butt to see the gifts in her life, today i have this daily gratitude list ,or at least when i blog it is there and it does help to keep me in today.
today's thought; "Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."- Anias Nin


Gin said...

I am coming to your house for breakfast! Sounds delicious! My breakfast was a yogurt and the kids ate cereal. Can't wait to see pics of your garden. We always had a garden when I was growing up and I used to love it!

Tall Karen said...

I am so happy to hear your sister is back! The time she was gone seems to have sped by very fast. Her husband will be returning before you know it too. I've been reflecting on beginnings and endings...and I just love the quote! Happy Stacation!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Don't we all need a kick in the rear to realize important stuff?????
take care, suz

ps. you are a busy girl too!!

Steve E. said...

(3 calls to sponsor!) Well, we all know, and you do also -grin! that if I called three dealers and got no answer...I'd call the fourth one. One more call. I never thought once about it. But when it came to calling my sponsor, if he didn't answer, well Fk him, I'll "show him". But I'm sure you are not like that.

Almost two weeks with hubby? Is that what I understood? Make him a list? Dinner at _____ tomorrow, dinner at _____, etc, etc. -grin!

74WIXYgrad said...

Family always needs to be at the top of the list.

I still need to get some green tomatoes to fry for my wife.

Have a great weekend.

G-Man said...

I love Ethiopian Coffee, AND quiche!

I'll be waiting for the 55... :-)