Tuesday, May 01, 2007

There's no place like home...

(magnolia tree outside of Daave's terrace.)
I am back at my own computer this morning, in my own home, drinking my own coffee, watching my own CNN, looking out my own window.... It is good to be home.

I had the most astounding time in Houston. Meeting my fellow bloggers was incredibly wonderful. I attended two meetings at "Lambda", and they were both really great meetings. I will forever be grateful to Daave for driving me around and being such a gracious host. Meeting Scott and Pam, Ricky!!! and Zane, and so many others was just really the highlight of my trip. I am really blown away by the experience. I could write and write about it, but I am pretty sure it would sound like nothing but over-the-top hyperbole - but it is how I feel. This experience definitely goes into the treasure box of memories to cherish.

Now I have four more days off work, to bum around, get my garden and lawn dressed up for summer, get a few naps in, some good long runs, a bike ride or two, and whatever else I fancy!

I got home to many frantic phone messages from work yesterday. Many frantic e-mails too. In the old days, I would be back at work today - because they NEED me. But nowadays - I am on vacation and I am staying on vacation. I NEED a vacation.

"We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 63

11 comments:

Pam said...

So glad you made it home safe and sound. I really like you nap idea...ya know the running sounds like work to me:)
Keep that VACATION state of mind going...IT'S YOUR TURN for a break.

Scott W said...

We love to play host to sober blogers around these parts. It was terrific having you here. Thanks for the memories.

dAAve said...

yeah, what Scott said

Syd said...

I agree with Pam. Vacation is a state of mind. Of course, it helps to be on the water or looking out my window at the water and thinking about being on it. That makes work a vacation for me.

Ricky!!! said...

4 days off from work?
It sounds like the vacation from the vacation.
It was great meeting you and for our improptu meeting at Starbucks!!

Christine said...

So happy you had a great time!

Zane-nawwaa said...

MC, enjoyed meeting you and enjoyed dindin and Sun Nite mtg with you and local yokels. Daave said he drove you through River Oaks. Lots of stories there. There is a book called Blood and Money about one of the families there. It is true and full of intrigue and such. Enjoy the rest of your vac. I will be updating my blog soon. Thanks for visiting it.

Shannon said...

I am sooo glad you had such a good time... and daave is soo good! YAY daave!
I will be out there too some day

I am proud of you.. you do deserve a vacation. Enjoy and cant wait to see pics ((((HUGS))))

lushgurl said...

I can practically smell that beautiful magnolia!

Scott said...

I had a blast with dAAve ad Scott as well, whenI was there last week. It still remains one of the highlights of my recovery, as I dont get to too many outta town meetings... The Lambda Club was aweomse as were all the peeps. I'm glad you got to meet them all,a nd got home safe to all your stuff :-)

twodogsblogging said...

I'm not sure there's anything more beautiful than a magnolia. Well, maybe it's a newcomer taking her one-year chip!