Thursday, January 30, 2014

Misery Loves Company

Slap. Slap. Squish.  Slap. Slap. Squish.  It's 4:00 am and the Gulf is blowing in through my upstairs bedroom window.  There's at least an inch of water covering the whole damn floor.  And in the other bedroom too.

And I am so damn grateful.

Slap. Slap. Squish.  Slap. Slap. Squish.

It's 8:00 am and I'm scrubbing the stubborn cooked on scrambled eggs from the bottom of the skillet.  My eyes are bleary and I can feel myself getting bitchy from a lack of sleep.

And it's still raining.

And I'm still so damn grateful.

Because I used to look at days like this and think how beautiful they must be, untainted by booze.
How wondrous it must be to move through the small hardships without the added weight of misery.

I never thought they'd be mine.

Thank you.


  1. So wonderfully said, my friend. i loved this - short but sweet. The rain comes, life twists us up sometimes, but the misery...not a part of the equation any more. It ceases to be part of life now. Sure, I might feel miserable, but misery is long gone.

    Thank you for this wonderful post :)


  2. Love this simple but beautiful post. I was just thinking about you glad the Universe let you know. ;-)


  3. Love the song. Glad you can be grateful in the midst of adversity!

  4. Love the song. Glad you can be grateful in the midst of adversity!

  5. How weird. Didn't mean to post it twice. Darn iPad! Anyway, I hope that I, too, can be grateful when I inevitably catch DW's bad cold! She's been coughing, sneezing, hacking all night!