Friday, August 21, 2009

It's Friday

It's Friday which means that I am starting to look out the large window overlooking the Harbor and stare across the water to where my sail boat waits.

It's Friday which means that I'm going to meet with a sponsee at noon to continue with discussion of Step One. He likes to be powerless over selective things. I'm trying to explain that doesn't work.

It's Friday and we'll have a birthday celebration this afternoon for three staff who were born in August. There will be all kinds of home cooked desserts. My section is the only group that does this, and it has helped morale a lot.

It's Friday and I still have a scope of work to finish up before I leave. Working under pressure isn't normally what I like but this has been a busy week with lots of deadlines.

It's Friday and the big swells from Hurricane Bill may start to move this way by late afternoon. I hope they don't rock the boat too much which tends to make sleeping uncomfortable. I'll take a good breeze though. That keeps the mosquitoes and flies away.

It's Friday and the Manager's meeting is done. We sit around the table and go over updates. We talked about gasping flounders off Myrtle Beach today. And then we talked about moving all the stuff out of our offices as the renovators replace floors, ceilings, lights, etc. I was told that I could just pack lots of my stuff up and take it home since I was leaving in 8 months anyway.

It's Friday and my colleague just came in to talk about seeing the girl that he loves who is living with another. He is caught in a triangle (love) but not the right kind (Al-Anon). I told him to call his sponsor and get to a meeting.

It's Friday which means that I won't get around to reading all the blogs and commenting on many until at least Sunday evening. It generally takes me a week now to catch up with all that you write. But keep writing because what you have to say is inspiring, poignant, enlightening and powerful.

Have a good Friday.


  1. Sounds like a very productive Friday!

    Ah, that sailboat sounds great :)

  2. Safe sailing to you Syd! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Have a great weekend. Hope that boat rocks rather than "rocks and rolls".


  4. Thanks for the encouragement. That means a lot.

  5. Falling asleep on a rocking boat sounds divine.

    Have a fabulous weekend, Syd.

  6. Hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend and that good ol Bill doesn't get too close to you.

  7. You are always so giving and thoughtful in your comments. Enjoy the boat, the sea, the weekend, your lovely wife, the serenity!

  8. After a busy Friday I hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend.

  9. Have A great weekend SYD

  10. Thank you, Syd. Your words and encouragement have been far more inspiring than you know. In fact, I started a new blog, this one modern in scope instead of mainly memories,

    I was so tentative at first, I'm not sure I would have gotten this far if you hadn't spent the time to read, think and comment. Your influence and good works extend far beyond Al-Anon. You are a blessing to those you touch from a distance, even. God bless you and yours.

  11. Hi, Syd -

    I so appreciate your spirit of gratitude . . I am reminded to count my own blessings.

    I trust your weekend is full of pleasure.

    - Marie (Coming Out of the Trees)

  12. The only good thing about this year's drought around here is the mosquito population is almost non-existant.

  13. Hope your weekend has been great so far and the boat hasn't rocked too much from Bill. I'm glad he just waved and passed us by or this weekend could have been much different.

  14. It's Sunday and I wish I was looking out that big window out facing the ocean..Hope you got some good boating sleeps in and thank you,as always,for writing such a great post Syd..xo


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