Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Take a Moment, please

Scott and I are back from New York City.

We took a boat tour around Manhattan Island.
This picture is taken from that boat. I'll post some other pix of our trip beginning tomorrow.

Today, however, is
Independence Day.

Enjoy it! With family, friends or even by yourself.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the freedoms given to us by our forefathers

for the continuing freedoms we all enjoy and mostly take for granted

that Scott and I had a great 4 days in NYC and made it back safely, sober and sane

that we accomplished everything we planned to do and more!

for the many people we met both in and out of the rooms of AA (more posts about the trip to follow this week)

that we went to meetings each day (except yesterday) in different locations; they were all different but in a very comfortable way, they were all the same as every meeting I've ever attended

that, with this trip out of town, I intentionally stopped 2 personal longevity records (1) my streak of going to an AA meeting every day stopped yesterday at 1,010 days (2) my personal "blog every day" streak ended Saturday at 569 days --- this is actually a big deal for this very anal-retentive, obsessive-compulsive nutcase

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
-George Eliot


Scott W said...

I love you a lot, and more!


You really are into numbers.
Hey...I love you more!
I see you
I've seen you
I love you

Mary Christine said...

Welcome back to all of you! I missed you.

Scott said...

I missed your bloggage, and forgive you your broken record! That's awesome that y'all had such a great time, glad you made it home safe and sound!

lash505 said...

Missed you too Dave great to have you back. We were lost without your lead in posting.

It's InTheBook said...

Well, it's about time you stopped streaking.

Welcome back!

Rex said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful trip. Glad you are back safe and happy 4th to you!

Gwen said...

Welcome back Dave ;)

I saw some other pics and it looked like such a good time.

"I intentionally stopped 2 personal longevity records"

Good for u ~

Daily Piglet said...

I really like that shot of lady liberty. I've done that boat ride and it's cool. To think of our ancestors years and years ago making that trip.

I am proud of your breaking your anal "stuff". Glad you guys made it home safe!

castor said...

I am already curious to enjoy your photos!

red head gal said...

Hi dAAve! (waves)

Sounds like you had a great trip.

Lex-Sunshine said...

Can't wait to see the pics! I bet it was a great trip! : ) Congrats on letting go of those two streaks...... but I'm sure glad you're back blogging!!! Its not the same without you!

AAwoken said...

Brings back memeories of the many first we encounter in sobriety. I remember well the *first* day I stopped going to three meetings a day. I was around 1 and a half years sober. I thought it would be a far worse experience than it turned out to be. Then came the *first* day I didn't go to a meeting. Again far better than I expected. I gues it's the whole expectation/fulfillment thing.

Shannon said...

I love this pic and you! there is a lot of love here