Fall is in the air. I have seen the first sulphur butterflies, and last night I slept under a light quilt on the boat. It is breezy and cool this morning. I can feel fall coming on.
The week was rainy which I like. It was good weather for reading and getting house projects done. We are thinking of redoing our kitchen. The designer came by the other day and now our heads are filled with thoughts of cabinets and countertops. We both like to cook so we know that a gas stove top is a must. I am sure I will be talking about this project (=headache) as things progress.
But this day I am on the boat with my girl Amelia. She is looking at me with those soulful eyes. I can hear her asking "Okay, when are we going to shore? I want to check my pee mail and leave some messages for my friends.". We will go for a walk and then row back to the boat for breakfast. She likes hers with some Pupperoni on top of kibble. I will stick to some fruit!
We have had a couple of meetings this week on Tradition Eight. It's about Al-Anon remaining non-professional. I'm glad that we are a fellowship of equals with no one trying to be the therapist. I can simply share my experience, strength and hope. No need for me to be an expert or tell others what to do. Sure, I have opinions but realize that others have to make their own decisions. Working with those I sponsor keeps me mindful of this tradition. And I'll be mindful also as we move forward with our kitchen project!
Happy Saturday to each of you.