Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Then A Purple Pony You shall Have....

**Sorry I didn't get this up sooner. It's 6:45 on Wednesday morning, I'm at work, I already have 25 1/2 hours for the week... need I say more??**


The running Joke in our house last October was that if Jake didn't make it to his one year I would have to take back his purple pony. We started this banter back and forth shortly after we booked the fishing trip, which he still has NO clue about. So... little did he know but to everyone but him purple pony meant fishing trip.


Anyhow.. we went along our merry little way and talk of the purple pony dwindled. Then out of the blue on the way to a meeting one night he mentioned getting his purple pony. So of course I said, oh yeah... but you know... we might have to wait to get it until after tax season so we can both be around to take care of it. Purple ponies take a lot of work. Wink... Wink....


Then Friday morning came and lo and behold he wakes up, rolls over and says to me, "Where's my purple pony?"


Never one to disappoint I went out over my lunch hour to procure me one of these:

Nice isn't it?? Although I don't think it was quite what he had in mind. Perhaps the real "purple pony" will get a little more of an excited reaction out of him.....


In the mean time we went out with a large group of AA and Al-anon friends on Friday night to celebrate his one year mark. I don't think Jake really thought it would be a big deal to anyone but him so it was nice to have all of those people reaffirm what I had been telling him for weeks. It really WAS a big deal.


Then on Saturday night Jess, Shane, Danette, Matt, My Mom, My Dad, Jake's Mom, and Jake and I all went out to a local seafood restaurant. (The most expensive seafood restaurant in this area might I mention. My husband he knows how to pick them. Give him a list of restaurants he will pick the most expensive one. Give him a menu, he will pick the most expensive thing on it. Every time. And then throw in a salad and a bowl of soup just for good measure!! :-)


We had a blast eating and talking and laughing about the man who was stuck in the men's room...

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Ok... I can't just leave you with that... here's the reader's digest version. My dad goes to the restroom. When he enters he sees a man, pulling on a locked door to a closet. He assumes he's working on something. He does his business and as he is washing his hands he hears the man on his cell phone. "I don't know what to do. I'm in the bathroom and I'm locked in and can't get out." My dad... ever the level headed one simply opens the other door and says why don't you try this one?


The sad part is the waitress told us that this is not the first time this has happened. Apparently the closet door has a handle and the one to exit the restroom is just one that you push on. She said there have been people that have called the front desk saying they are stuck in the bathroom. I think maybe that would warrant some better signage??


After dinner we all (except for Jess who doesn't DO bowling... ;-) went bowling. The entire night was so very fun and reminded both Jake and I what a really healthy night out with family and friends can be. It is so different from the life we were living just a year ago and we are SOO happy to have arrived in this place with all of you wonderful people. Thanks for helping us celebrate and thanks to all of you in the computer too who have been here to support us through this journey.

7 comments:

Kbreints said...

Sounds liek you had a nice time! I wish that we could have joined you!

Becky said...

CONGRATS ON THE YEAR OF SOBRIETY!

If they had a bigger more obnoxious font, I'd use that. That's a huge success and I am proud as hell of all of you.

OMH said...

one One ONE YEAR - YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Congrats to both of you...so much change and so many rewards!

stella said...

Alls I can say is WOW!!! What a wonderful celebration of such a huge milestone.
BTW... that bathroom story is toooo funny. Almost spewed my coffee!!

Anonymous said...

That gave me goosebumps. Congratulations on making a wonderful change in your lives. I'm so glad you are all happy and healthy. I wish you many many more healthy, fun nights with family and friends. You deserve everyone of them.

Jessica said...

Sorry it has taken me so long to comment....

We had a great time. I am not sure there was a bigger skeptic or a harder critic than I when it comes to Jake and his sobriety.
He has double over proved me wrong and I am so damn glad to be wrong this time.
We can't think of anywhere else we would have rather been then celebrating his sobriety and your new found life together.

I look forward to many more sobriety celebrations!!

Anonymous said...

drawing lines in the sand