Friday, September 4, 2009

A few days off

I took today as a vacation day from work. I also have Monday as a holiday and decided to take a vacation day on Tuesday to make this a nice long weekend.

It going to be a busy few days. I'm flying out to another state but will be back in the late evening on Sunday. And then on Monday and Tuesday I'm going to go out on the boat for a couple of days. It will be nice to have some serenity time before starting back on the work week.

I got word that Steve E. is coming to town. I'm not sure whether I'll be able to meet up with him or not. But I'm sure that if I don't get to this time, there will be another opportunity since no one can resist coming back to Charleston. It truly is Paradise City.

I'm in a contented place today. It felt good to sleep later than usual. I've got my bags packed. The dogs and cats are content. My wife is doing great and getting ready to go to a noon meeting. I'm grateful for many things that I have in life including health, love, friends, a great program, and freedom.

I'm going to post a few photos of things that I am grateful for.


  1. Very very nice! Happy mini-vacation.
    Anonymous #1

  2. Too bad you're gonna miss Steve. Those pictures do depict Paradise City...makes me want to come visit! Have a good trip.

  3. Those pics could be in National Geographic they are so beautiful. Safe travel until you are in harbor again.


  4. Syd,
    Enjoy your downtime. Your photos are extraordinary.

    I am grateful for EZ Cheez, garbage men, and good wine. Is it okay to say that on a recovery blog? Too late.

    Love, SB.

  5. Syd, I'm going to meet J. and hubby S. at 6:30 Pm meeting, well, in an hour.

    Some new BRIDGE ya got here, WOW!

    Have a great weekend, friend. you are one truly amazing Alanon guy.

  6. I have had half of August on holiday and I have really enjoyed it Syd, but its hard getting back into the general routine again.
    I dont know if its my dad being in hospital that makes me think about death, I think u are right though my sponsor used to say "one world at a time", I aint seen him for over a year now.
    I reckon Ill really enjoy Mondays meeting not having been for two weeks and missing my birthday.

  7. I agree with all the commentors... your pictures are amazing !
    Have a wonderful loooooong weekend and keep up the serenity.

  8. when I was a corrections officer I used to take my vacation along with the labor day weekends.

  9. The pics -- looks like another day in paradise.

    That's awesome about Steve -- sounds like fun.

    Ahhh, I lost myself in that second photo.


  10. Beautiful photo's, enjoy your lovely long weekend.

  11. Beautiful...blessings to you my friend.

  12. Have a great trip. Your pictures show beauty beyond description. No wonder there is so much gratitude in your heart. That - and the life you live.


  13. Those are lovely. Happy weekend to you, Syd.

  14. Wow, those pictures are beautiful. I really miss living somewhere close to the sea. I hate being landlocked.

  15. those pictures are making Charleston hard for ME to resist...just beautiful..


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