Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday peace

Yesterday, we had a nice lunch at a local restaurant and then headed out on the boat.  It was a blustery day, overcast and threatening to rain.  By the time we got to the anchorage,  it was dark. Then a bad thunderstorm hit, but we were already anchored and having some tomato basil soup for dinner. 

It's still blustery today. We slept in this morning and enjoyed the sound of rain coming down on the cabin top. We have just finished breakfast. This is incredibly relaxing, being here on the boat and being away for a few days. 

I know that this is a brief geographic cure, but it is much appreciated. Soon enough, it will be time to get back. But for now, we are going to read, watch a couple of movies, and go for walks on the beach.  

I will be reading blogs as you provide my recovery readings each day.  Job changes, dealing with sons and daughters who are out there or having troubles, dealing with relationships with alcoholics, dealing with life--I learn from each of you. There are no formal meetings out here, but I have you. Thanks!


  1. ..and thankyou Syd.
    I read your blog almost every day,although I hardly ever comment back, which is bad because your wise words have been a great help.
    My estranged partner has been in recovery for almost ten years now, but every so often her behaviour reverts to what is used to be, with a vengence. We arein limbo at the moment, still speaking on the 'phone most days, but the gap between us feels just as great as it did all those long years ago.
    My behaviour played a part in our latest spat, but honestly was not as bad as to warrant her verbal abuse and, in my view outrageous behaviour.
    I find it so very hard, hurtful and despairing to find ourselves back right at the beginning.
    Being a very grateful member of our wonderful fellowship here in the U.K, I am trying desperately to work my programme; to try and be understanding and compassionate towards the person that I love who is suffering from the dreadful disease of alcoholism; but dear God it's hard.
    Thank you again

  2. I so love my life, the gifts and blessings God has bestowed... But I'll be darned if I am not just a little jealous of your SC lifestyle my friend, enjoy!

    (and thanks for sharing :-) )

  3. and we learn from you. You deserve the respite. Recharge.

  4. Relax and have fun, sounds beautiful.

  5. Thanks for all that you share.


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