Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday to us

What a nice celebration today was. We sailed back to the marina around noon. There were a lot of boats heading for the island as we were leaving. I'm hoping they packed their trash with them so we don't have to clean up a lot tomorrow.

A bunch of people from the dock were having a cook out. We enjoyed the communal pig out. Lots of great food: BBQ, grilled fish, ribs, baked beans, cole slaw, watermelon, berry cobbler and many more items to choose from.

At dark, the fireworks started. It was quite a show. We were right next to the blast off site. Our old dog went below to avoid the noise. Too bad there weren't any doggy earplugs, but she is snoring now.

There was a young girl at the party who was having a fight with her boyfriend. She cried during dinner and was sitting crying during the fireworks. My wife went over to talk to her. The young woman had too much to drink and said that she was so ashamed. She said her boyfriend was treating her badly and yet she loved him and did so much for him. I told C. that it sounded like another co-dependent relationship. Hopefully, she will realize sooner than later that she can't make someone else love her. Such a sad young woman.

All in all it turned out to be a great Fourth. Happy birthday to us. I wonder if the founding fathers could have possibly visualized where we are today. I also wonder what they would have thought.


  1. Happy Birthday to us, Syd. Your day sounds like it was wonderful and how nice that C could be there for someone who needed someone to talk to. And I hope everyone took their trash with them also.

  2. glad you had a great 4th...and could be there for the girl...i wonder too what they woud think of today....

  3. glad your day was great. I live in Canada so we celebrated July 1st. I'm really thankful for living in free countries...

  4. I've spent a little time this week watching documentaries on American history. more specifically, I've watched the French/Indian War and the Revolutionary War on the History channel. It never ceases to amaze me just how close we were to not becoming independent. I do wonder what the framers of the Constitution would think of our country now.

  5. The hardest thing for me in Al-Anon is not telling anyone my opinion of what they should do in their relationships. The best thing about being in a program of recovery is being able to be present and enjoy things like the fireworks :)

  6. I'm so glad you had a great fourth! And the founding fathers? They'd either weep or laugh hysterically. I'm not sure which.

  7. Thanks Syd. I also wonder what the founding fathers would think. It is good for me to reflect and investigate.

  8. Hi Syd,
    sound fantastic...i have to admit, your closing statement is very very thought provoking for me (re: founding fathers' thoughts about us now?)



  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday - and the food - the best part!
    Nice C was there to talk to the girl.
    God bless.

  10. Great post! Happy birthday to us! :)

  11. Yes, Happy Birthday to us!

    So sad about the young girl. So sadly familiar.

    Excuse me now while I go fix lunch. Reports of your "pig out" made me hungry!


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