Thursday, September 04, 2008

I'm so blessed


Our finished backyard deck.
It's waiting for some landscaping now.



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my journey is ... my journey. No one can take that away from me.

that my session with my therapist gave me some fresh outlook on keeping a better attitude -- about myself and those close to me

for a morning spent plant shopping with our landscaper

that one of my favorite AAers celebrated his 72nd birthday yesterday (his naval birthday, not sobriety birthday)

for my red-hot Houston Astros -- it's too late to make the playoffs for this season, but I can wait til next year. After all, I've been saying that for the past 47 years about them.

The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between political parties either--but right through every human heart.
-Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

13 comments:

Pam said...

OH it's really starting to look like home! Perfect place for some morning coffee and meditation (when it's cooler).
GO STROS

Boston said...

your deck looks nice!

Scott W said...

Oh Dave, I'm not THAT old!

AlkySeltzer said...

Neat-o Deck-o! Nice pict-o!

Mary Christine said...

Very nice. Very, very nice.

J-Online said...

your deck is beautiful...and that hot tub will be awesome in the wintertime! Enjoy

Zanejabbers said...

Yup. It's gonna be a great place for another venue for the Friday morning 10 AM Bunch of Drunks. Certainly a fer piece from when I first saw it. Lawdy yes.

Syd said...

It looks like a nice retreat. And it will really look great once the landscaping is complete.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

I want you to know how much I appreciate you sharing so much of your own journey out here with us Dave..You are a fab blogger peep!

Your new place is really looking like home yard - very cozy :)

xo

Gwen R said...

LOVE the deck but love the HOT TUB even more :)

Bill said...

I am just sick that I missed Scott's birthday.

dailypiglet said...

i love landscaping, i'm coming to move in there ok? i really like your house! and you aren't so bad either :)

Heather said...

The deck is looking mighty nice. So what kind of vegetation are you getting to go with the spiffy deck and hot tub? I'm just a little envious....I could see me hanging out for hours out there!