Hi there! It is Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, Day 17 of Coronavirus Quarantine. I live in St. Louis, Missouri, and the whole state has recently been issued a mandatory “stay-at-home” order. Privileges from just a few weeks ago have recently been taken away such as county parks closing, certain stores that were open are now not, and a “one person per household” allowed at the local grocery store. It sucks, but good things have come of it thus far. All this forced family togetherness, with little outside distractions, has made for some trying moments in my house as well as some family bonding.
I’ve been hearing on social media how us alcoholics are primed for this! We know all about taking it “one day at a time.” We have the tools in our toolbox many “normies” do not. Unfortunately disallowing social gatherings, as we know, disallows AA meetings. We, AAs, have taken to Zoom to connect with our tribe, and what a blessing that has been. Where there is a desire, there is a will to make it happen! As I am chronicling my regular Thursday meeting, I will use this time to post prior journal entries (not previously posted) on my site, along with my Zoom meetings, until the quarantine is over. Godspeed.