Sunday, December 27, 2009

Recovery friends


The dinner on Christmas Day was great. There were twelve of us sharing food, laughs, and thanks together.

We had enough food for over 20 people so there are some yummy leftovers. From the comments of all who attended, it was a fun time. Even the in-laws had a great time! It turned out that one of the fellows attending was from the same state as my father-in- law. So there was a lot of bonding going on.

We are going to do this again next year. Although we were both exhausted, it was a good kind of tired. We both went to sleep with a lot of gratitude in our hearts.





After resting and doing pretty much nothing yesterday, we are out on the boat today. I am grateful for the beauty of this place, the friendship and love of family and friends, and the help that this program of recovery has given me.

22 comments:

  1. Always great to read your posts...be good to yourself

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  2. always great to read your posts Syd, keep them coming

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  3. Sounds like it was great, Syd! Glad your Christmas was happy!

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  4. You should be grateful that it is warm enough to be on a boat today where you are!

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  5. Would you consider adopting a few of us?

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  6. Oh, I'm so glad your dinner was a success! And nobody spilled the beans to your in-laws!

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  7. Glad it all worked out for you - I think some of my "recovery friends" (I would probably never use those words) are closer than my family.

    Blessings and aloha and bon voyage...

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  8. It's good to be exhausted after a lovely day like that....and Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without leftovers.
    Love your Christmas pictures too.

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  9. What a blessed life you live.

    God is good.

    PG

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  10. Wonderful to hear! Its cool that your f-in-law met someone from his state - isn't it amazing what a bond that can create?

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  11. I just continue to loove reading your posts Syd.

    And it IS fun reading so MANY healthy stories of happy and joyous Christmas this year.

    Thanks!

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  12. The pleasures of giving and sharing -- I'm glad you had such a good time.

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  13. happy exhausted is a good state to be in. enjoy your day out on the boat!

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  14. It is in giving that we receive! The unconditional love of others practicing these principles in all their affairs, has given me a new family. Your pictures are breathtaking! Such a wonderful new tradition you have started!

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  15. Lovely. We had a nice quiet Christmas here. So grateful!

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  16. I thought of you, Syd. Glad it went well.

    Love, SB.

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  17. And another tradition is born. How wonderful. I am so glad it worked out with your in-laws. I know how nervous I still get trying to make sure everyone has a good time. That is why I keep coming back :-D

    namaste

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