Archive for December 22nd, 2009


Around and About

December 22, 2009

Tho I haven’t graced my own pages here very much or often I’m still around. Typically I check for messages via my email account that is attached to the blog and that has resulted in a couple of new responders comments not being posted in a timely way because they go to moderation.

What else?? My smoking reduction is holding generally at 10 or 12 cigs a day – I’m being mindful about it…. and anything is better than more, right? I was normally smoking 20 to 24 a day so for now I’m satisfied with a 50% reduction.

The quest for work continues with active searching a minimum of 2 hours a day, usually more. I lie in bed at night wracking my brain as to what I can be doing differently because this ain’t workin’. I’m trying to network as best I can and have a bunch of folks feeding me leads and suggestions.

I attended a talk yesterday at the local mental hospital with one of the counsellors from ‘the house’, after which we went for a coffee and a chat. The talk was about interactions between prescribed psychotropic drugs and drugs of abuse; as well as over-the-counter meds and herbals. Bottom line message – read the recommendations that come with your Rx meds and ensure your MD knows of everything you ingest including herbal stuff like valerian, ginseng and St John’s Wort. You’ll live longer!!

Today is another of the Christian meditation sessions but I’m not sure I’ll be able to attend – lots of running to do – I had wanted to be there today.

There has been lots of A.A. related stuff going on…. an executive meeting I chaired on Sunday; our meeting last night; coming up Xmas Eve we have our hour long slot out of the 24 meetings from noon on the 24th to noon Xmas day. Another of my close friends in A.A., Jack,  died last week; that’s  8 in the last 8 or so weeks. Jack and I used to sit and talk by the hour – knew each other very well. I miss the man.

I had a call from daughter Sarah on Sunday afternoon and talked for a half hour. She was filling me in on their holiday plans and Zeph got on and chattered for a few minutes. Sounding good.

subject, flare and reflection

I’ll be back before Christmas. Enjoy the week and don’t get frazzled.