Friday, May 25, 2012

Where we are

It is already Friday which is hard to believe. I have had a busy week. I went rowing with the team that has a new member, Ruby, who is the unofficial coxswain. She is a good boat dog having been introduced to rowing when she was a puppy.

I've been to several meetings this week. I got something from each one. One of the meetings is going to have a group conscience to talk about changing the format from all open discussion to having a step, a tradition, a literature topic and one open discussion meeting every month. I find that I get a lot out of step, tradition and literature meetings. But whatever the group decides will be okay.

I met with a fellow i sponsor for lunch. We talked about having a workshop at the house this fall. My wife thinks it's a great idea. Having a group of recovery friends at the house for all day meetings and lunch will be fun.

Today we left on the boat for the long Memorial Day weekend. Some friends have come by to join us in their boat. We just got back from the beach and are grilling shrimp and fish on the gas grill.

All is well here. There are many campfires burning on shore. The smell of burning logs is being carried on the breeze. We have citronella candles burning to keep away the mosquitoes.

Another tropical storm is rumored for the weekend. I hope that isn't so. But it will be nice regardless because it is so peaceful to be here.

16 comments:

  1. Well, it doesn't look like that storm is going to affect y'all but you never know. I wish you a peaceful and lovely weekend, Syd.

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  2. Here's to a lovely Memorial Day weekend to you and C.

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  3. Enjoy the serenity I receive reading your posts - along with attending Al-anon meetings regularly I am able to be more grateful daily for the many blessing in my life - regardless of living with active alcholism. I won't even complain about that today - today I have a program - thanks.

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  4. I always enjoy workshops! Have a safe and relaxing Memorial weekend.

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  5. glad you are at peace man...and hope the storm skips over you...have a wonderful weekend

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  6. The smell of campfires ... takes me back to childhood summer evenings. Thanks for that lovely memory.

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  7. It's enjoyable to read that recovery has rewards of serenity, peace and calm sails without worry.

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  8. Sounds glorious, Syd, the friendship and hospitality and lovely surroundings. That coxswain has won my heart.

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  9. I always get something out of a meeting that is meant just for me. My home group uses that format. I like it because otherwise I'm sure we'd never discuss traditions. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

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  10. You writing resonates with serenity. God bless you Syd for sharing the calm and the storms. These are the things life is made of. :)

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  11. Toss a shrimp on the barbie for me Syd. Enjoy the day!

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  12. "Chilling out" your way sounds great. You've prompted me to write a blog about my AA group who just had a group conscience mtg. I am so proud of them for voting to have parents with children be allowed in the mtgs. and our members will take turns baby sitting so the parents can stay in the meeting and, hopefully, learn to stay sober. I can't imagine how hard it would have been for me to get sober if I'd had to contend with small children too !

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  13. sounds like a good lot of fun brewing, both recovery and life! :)

    Enjoy Syd!

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  14. All sounds perfect to me . . . And the smell of the sea and the bonfires and the grilling shrimps, O boy, I'm almost there with you.

    Ginnie, what a fine idea to have meetings where folk babysit, I struggle to get to enough N/A meets with my youngest daughter.

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  15. You live a beautiful life Syd. :o)

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