04 February 2009

A small step in the right direction

We had a visitor last weekend. A very old friend of Greg's from university days. We had not seen him for the last 25 years or so. He had been ensconced in work up in Yorkshire, we down here in London, and our paths had not crossed again until now. Having established over our recent exchange of Christmas cards that he was in London at the moment for a few months, we invited him over for the day. Greg told him beforehand not to bring any alcohol with him as "we are not drinking much these days because of medication." I must confess to being really pleased, if not astounded, that Greg kept to this mantra I had offered him as a way out. I had been fearful that with a friend he had not seen for so many years there might be an excuse for a boozy celebration, but he stuck to his guns. As a result, the friend did not bring any alcohol, we did not serve any and a good day was had by all as we exchanged 25 years of our mutual news.

Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel after all.

18 comments:

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Well done to all. I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of you.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

There is a famous quotation by a Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".

I feel very hopeful for you all. Well done Greg. A x

Expat mum said...

That sounds like a huge step in the right direction. :-)

Nota Bene said...

Cool. Very cool indeed

Ellen said...

That is such good news to hear.... one day at a time. Hope you are ok. D

Robert said...

That post gave me a big lump in my throat. I so, so, so hope (for your sake) that Greg has "seen the light" & has changed his ways for good.

aims said...

Everything is a test isn't it? Sad that it has to be that way.

Flowerpot said...

my God that was good. Fingers crossed Rosiero...

Fern said...

That's excellent news, definately a chink of light!
I am envious of your snow, we must be the only place that hasn't had any.
Hope the low cholesterol diet is going ok.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I love this blog......I can relate to this blog. Mind if I follow? Stop by mine when you get a chance to say hi.
Godspeed on your journey. I gave up one day at a time......I can only manage one second at a time. So far, so good.

Working mum said...

That is good news.

April said...

I hope the light will get brighter and you will reach the end of the tunnel.

laurie said...

wow. well done!! as they say, a day at a time...sometimes a minute at a time.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

that light is in sight,
hope with all my might
that your future may be bright

grandmamargie said...

Congratulations to Greg. Any yourself.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I'm impressed.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that was good and I am glad he is taking steps in the right direction.....

Gill in Canada

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