I am very tired. But it is a good kind of tired. I've been out on the boat since Thursday evening. All kinds of weather presented itself--humid, calm, severe thunderstorms, 35 mph gusts. There were mosquitoes and biting flies that seemed to take advantage of the calms and rainy conditions. It was an exciting time. And it was also a really relaxing time with naps in the afternoon, lots of reading, and some good meals cooked.
Today there were severe thunderstorm warnings which did materialize into some spectacular storms with lots of lightening against a dark sky. The same thing happened at anchor last night. The temperature dropped about 20 degrees and the wind howled. I like to sit in the cockpit and watch the approach of a storm. I don't feel afraid, even with a tall mast sticking up high. Not much I can do except hope that everything is grounded well within the boat.
My fifth Al-Anon Anniversary was yesterday. The day passed without much mention of it. I thought briefly about how many changes have occurred in my outlook on life. I can feel a difference within me. It is a good feeling of acceptance of others, quiet faith that all will be okay, and not being driven to strive for perfection. I regularly give myself permission to have fun which is something that I neglected for too long.
I will go to my home group tomorrow night, and we will have a small celebration. Tonight, I am too tired to write much, but I am grateful for so much. I am grateful for another day, those that I love, and a chance to keep doing those things that bring me joy. So little means so much.
Night, night all.