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Old 05-24-2005, 07:59 PM
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I am grateful that Sherry, Eddie, and Richie can always make me smile.
Thanks you guys! A lady is coming tomorrow to look and drive my car. I am praying that she buys it. It is so hard to sell that car because I love it so much, but I am in college and it is so hard trying to pay all of that credit card debt. My credit card debt is in the neighborhood of $11,000. I'm trying to pay that, go to school full-time and I only work part-time so it is tough. Getting rid of that car will take a huge load off my shoulders so that is what I'm focusing on right now.

Eddie, I read your post over at the Naranon board and just want to say that you are not responsible for running anyone off. Everyone has their own stuff to bear and own and maybe it was just pure coincidence that they decided to leave at the time they did. Everything happens for a reason.

Richie, glad that you got a chance to spend time with your son. Quality moments and beautiful memories.

Sherry, great job on that speech! I know you must have had a beautiful gleam in your eyes after sharing the message of hope with everyone. You are doing great my friend!

I'm grateful that I let my tears flow freely tonight as it shows that I am sober and can feel real emotions now instead of staying numb. I am free to feel and it is so wonderful! Tomorrow will be 12 days and I am giving this all of my heart.

Love you all lots,
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Old 05-24-2005, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by AngelHugs
It is so hard to sell that car because I love it so much...
Isn't it funny how we can get attached to a machine like that? I had a hard time parting with my '80 Citation
because I had it for 10 years and over 150,000 miles including two trips to the West Coast. Used to sleep in the back of it and "stuff." Sigh...
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Old 05-24-2005, 08:14 PM
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LOL, Eddie, it is kind of like we form "relationships" with our vehicles.....interesting stuff, huh?? hehe.


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Old 05-24-2005, 09:30 PM
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Another funny thing is that, while I was away in treatment, my Subaru was totalled. At first I was upset, because it was a great car, but when I thought about all the times I had used in it AND I got the insurance money, it didn't seem so bad.

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Old 05-25-2005, 05:41 PM
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I could tell you all stories about my '70 Nova.But you probably wouldn't believe them.I miss her.

DIRKA,DIRKA,DIRKA!!!
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:48 AM
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AAAAHHHH, someone wants to buy my car and OMG, I'm having separation anxiety with getting rid of my baby...ahhhhhhhhhhhh..........I have to let go but I want to hold on. hehe.....I just have to do what is the best thing to do but it is sooooo hard.

sigh, it's only a car but there is much love there.

LOL!

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Old 05-26-2005, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Richie
I could tell you all stories about my '70 Nova.But you probably wouldn't believe them.I miss her.
Do you have any idea how fu**ing busy I am? teehee. I used to drive a '75 Nova, so I'd probably believe you. Now that was a muscle car!

:hugehug Cheryl!

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Old 05-26-2005, 10:21 AM
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What a situation!! The people who looked at my car are interested in purchasing it. Then I started to get sad cause I love it so much. A few months ago, I had bought me a cheaper car to have when I sold this one but never got the insurance or tags transferred over. I wanted to drive the one I love 'til I sold it. So yesterday I drove my other car and realized that I really could not stand the car at all.

Oh great...........right??? So I looked on Auto Trader and I found a truck and I want to check it out. I am strongly thinking about going to trade my other 'little' car in on the truck. If I am going to drive something, might as well be something that I like.

I must be the silliest person on this earth...LOL.

I can still find the gratitude in this situation..............I saw a truck that I just might fall in love with!!
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Old 05-26-2005, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AngelHugs
I must be the silliest person on this earth...LOL.
I'll fight you for that title! LOL.

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Old 05-26-2005, 06:53 PM
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Hi Eddie, Richie, and Cheryl. It's good to see that everyone is doing well, other than missing their cars. I have a 96 firebird sitting in the garage and it is killing me that I can't drive it, YET!

Today I am grateful that my mother is doing better. She had knee replacement surgery yesterday. She was in bad shape yesterday. Her blood pressure got real low once and it was pretty scary. I was on the phone a lot yesterday with my support network! I am grateful that I followed that suggestion and got lots of numbers. She is doing better today. She told me that I have been a blessing to her. Thank God I am sober today and can be there for her. It's nice to be responsible.

Hope everyone has a great night. Talk to you soon!

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Old 05-26-2005, 07:23 PM
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Sherry,
Glad your mom is doing better! Mine has her MRI next week and I think she'll probably have to have arthroscopic surgery. Man, I hope she doesn't get any dope! I just don't want to have to think about it, you know? Thanks for sharing, sweetie!

Grateful tonight for my Caduceus group. They are so understanding and supportive about my career struggles. I just can't share too much about that stuff in NA.

Also grateful that it was just basically a good day. I walked, I tanned, I went to a meeting, and I finished watching Donnie Darko a second time! teehee.

Y'all have a good night!
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Old 05-27-2005, 06:28 PM
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Hi Eddie,Sherry, and Cheryl,
Hope you all have a great holiday weekend.This will be my first "straight" Memorial Day since 1973.For that I am supremely grateful to God,and to my family for sticking with an old cranky fart like me just because they love me.And to you guys/gals here on SR forums because this has been a big part of my recovery.Especially this thread.
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Old 05-28-2005, 04:59 AM
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Thanks, Richie! Now can you drive the Newbie Bus to Hanging Rock, Victoria, Australia? teehee.

YOU have a great holiday weekend, too, OK?

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Old 05-28-2005, 06:35 PM
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I am so glad my brother and I got my mom's shed put together today. Let's just hope it stays that way! LOL.

Here's a tee-tiny picture of it.

Also grateful today to be able to give back and have people who appreciate it, too! Especially here at SR!

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Old 05-29-2005, 03:43 PM
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Hey Eddie,where did ya'll get that shed.I need one for all my stuff.By the way,I saw the Clash this morning on VH1 Classic.
Hi Sherry and Cheryl,Hope you are all having a great weekend.
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:41 PM
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The shed we got at Lowe's. They delivered it but we had to assemble it to save money. Man, I hope it holds up!

VH1 Classic, huh? Was it videos or interviews or what? We have a Clash documentary on DVD with interviews and it's really ironic because Joe Strummer looks better than the others and Topper looks like he's ready to kick off any minute. Does he have AIDS or something? He looked terrible.

Anyway, I'm grateful for another good day. Got to tan and jog (sort of). Bought a Gardenia plant and got some more dahlias to plant for FREE. I was reading the planting and care instructions and it turns out I have done everything WRONG so far with the 8 I already planted! I'm glad they still came up.

Grateful for my monitor, who never fails to remind me, however subtly, that I need to GET A JOB! I'm supposed to talk to her at least weekly as part of my recovering professionals program, but I'm really bad about calling her. She's a nice lady but I never see her at meetings. I wish she would come out to more.

Have a great night, all!
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Old 05-30-2005, 08:04 PM
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Now where has Cheryl gone to? Hope she's alright!

Grateful for the Gardenia fragrance wafting over here right now! I just hope this thing will get enough sunlight here by my desk.

And grateful for a good women's meetings this evening. I just love the women in NA here!

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Hey Richie and Eddie,

I am grateful that this sinus infection is finally clearing up. I was sick all weekend.... :nose ... and my nose must have looked like Rudolfs! I am grateful that it is nice and sunny here. We haven't been having very good weather, yet. I am that my good friend in AA, who has 44 years sober, spoke at our home group this morning. He actually met Bill W. 3 times. That is so cool!!!

Well, I'm off to another meeting. Have a great night!

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Old 05-31-2005, 09:32 PM
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Did you have a good meeting, Sherry? I'm glad, too, that your nose is better.

Grateful for so much. Today was another good day! I tanned, and did Nautilus, ran around with my mom, then planned how I want to plant my new dahlias and hoed some weeds. I'll have 13 varieties of dahlias if they all grow! I almost can't wait until they are blooming.

Good night, all!
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:40 AM
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The meeting was great, Eddie. I love my home group. When my good friend Tony and I took it over, there were only 17 people attending. We've had up to 55 people there! I am grateful that God has blessed our little home group and made it grow.
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