My mother is dog sitting while we’re gone. She lives over a thousand miles away from me. On her way here, she visited my daughter, who lives in between us, over five hundred miles away from me. I do not like these distances. I wish everyone (including me) would stay put. But we haven’t.
Helping, I don’t know how much I’m actually helping my work partner through her first year without her husband. The year is full of anniversaries, the summer especially so for them. It’s a busy time of year for me at work, and a hard time to go away.
I do not kid myself. Anytime is a hard time for me to go away.
I went to an AA picnic at an amusement park on July 4, really because it fell on a Friday and I didn’t have to work the next day. I had a profoundly peaceful feeling at the actual meeting. During the sobriety countdown, I was a little perturbed at all the new sobriety. I hope those people had fun and had it sober. Fun! If, of course, fun is what they like.