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Old 04-27-2013, 01:00 PM
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Hey all, thanks for the notes

I'm just popping in. I am doing homework and trying to distract my self lol.

be back later!
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:09 PM
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Hello fellow Augustonians,
Hope you all are doing well! Had a busy, enjoyable weekend so far. Gave my second ever lead last night at an AA meeting.... talked for 50 minutes, and still did not have time to cover everything. But I was comfortable up there sharing my story... what life was like in my former drunken life, how I came to get sober, and what life is like now. The best part is what it is like now! Awesome! I love sobriety!!!!
Today, we had a local AA conference - 18th annual "Sunlight of the Spirit". I went to listen to the first and last speakers of the day (there were 5 total), and to partake in the delicious buffet. There were several hundred people there, with periods of sobriety that ranged from a man with 50 years, to a girl with 5 days! The keynote speaker was John from Dallas, TX, who gave a riveting, amazing message.
In the middle part of the day when I left the conference, I went to my son's baseball tournament (13U), where his team won both games, and Johnny Jr. pitched the second game, went the distance (6 innings), and got the win (6 to 1). Proud of that boy!!!
Then wife and I came home to take pictures of our beautiful daughter and her boyfriend, going off to prom! Proud of that lovely young girl!
Then back to the conference for the buffet and keynote speaker.

It was a GREAT day!

Back to baseball tournament tomorrow morning.... we're a #2 seed, and play at 9:00 a.m. Hoping for another strong outing!

Take care all!
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Hi Augustians

I did a post here earlier today, thought I'd submitted it but obviously not! That's about right for me!
Just got back from having dinner at a carvery, we took my Mum and Dad and they seemed to enjoy it.
I had a few hours to myself today so I went out and got some horse manure for the garden, ha ha that should please the N.F.H, not! Bought a couple of plants too and I also painted a bit more fence, can't believe how much fence I have!

Hi Stairs, lovely to see you as always and it sounds as though you've been very busy with the new house. Has Sweetie settled in o.k?
I hope you had a good day at the wedding.
Jellies are what I think you may call Jello, sweet gelatine based, fruit flavoured deserts, idiot proof, just mix with boiling water and leave to set. I make multi coloured one's and the children think they are magic.

LLG,get that homework done young lady.

Thanks for that great post Johnny, you are sounding really good. You are so brave to chair a meeting and share, much braver than me.
Sounds like you have two wonderful children and I bet they are very proud of you too.

Well sleep well my sober friends.

See you tomorrow

Gxx

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:38 AM
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Good morning August tribe

Hope you all have a good day and I hope to see more of you later.

Stay safe and sober

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:06 AM
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Waking up on Monday morning without a hangover or an anxiety attack is something I should never take for granted. Things aren't perfect...far from it...but they could be so much worse.
Have a great sober week ya'll.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:41 AM
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Hey there classmates. Sorry I haven't been around. Things are going pretty well here. Good days and bad ones. But mostly pretty good ones. Hope you all are well.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:52 PM
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good to see you Erica!

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:06 AM
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Good afternoon little class of Augustians

Itís a glorious sunny day here, the sun is shining down warmly at around 90 degrees and iím sat on a sun lounger in my garden with a good book and a large glass of sparkling water with a slice of lime. Oh this is the life!!

Just dreaming, actually itís really cold at 8c, dry but there are some big black rain clouds looming, I donít care though because Iím here in work until 7 tonight.
I had a lovely meal out with my friend last night and had a healthy tuna and prawn salad, it was delicious. Home about 9.30, got my clothes and food etc ready for work today and that was the night gone. Took me ages to get to sleep, but once I did I was away with the fairies.

No such thing as perfect Bruce, but like you say life is a lot better without the booze and we can deal with the ups and downs a lot more rationally too.
Lovely to see you here as always, come back soon and take care. Xxxx

Hi Erica, what a lovely surprise, great to have you posting. Glad youíre okay and hope you come back very soon and update us. Take care.

See you later

Stay safe and sober

Gxxx

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:25 AM
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Headed to a meeting this morning. I haven't been to one in about 3 weeks. I am struggling to find balance in life and I don't feel like I am winning. It is frustrating.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Grace2 View Post
12.55 Tue

Good afternoon little class of Augustians

Itís a glorious sunny day here, the sun is shining down warmly at around 90 degrees and iím sat on a sun lounger in my garden with a good book and a large glass of sparkling water with a slice of lime. Oh this is the life!!

Just dreaming, actually itís really cold at 8c, dry but there are some big black rain clouds looming, I donít care though because Iím here in work until 7 tonight.
I had a lovely meal out with my friend last night and had a healthy tuna and prawn salad, it was delicious. Home about 9.30, got my clothes and food etc ready for work today and that was the night gone. Took me ages to get to sleep, but once I did I was away with the fairies.

No such thing as perfect Bruce, but like you say life is a lot better without the booze and we can deal with the ups and downs a lot more rationally too.
Lovely to see you here as always, come back soon and take care. Xxxx

Hi Erica, what a lovely surprise, great to have you posting. Glad youíre okay and hope you come back very soon and update us. Take care.

See you later

Stay safe and sober

Gxxx

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Grace !!!! I love your thought: Just for today !!! thank you.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:22 AM
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Erica, I so know where you're coming from with that, I'm struggling to find a balance too, just not enough hours in a day and I know something will have to give, not sure what though.
Can I ask, did you ever hear from Slim?

Thanks Babs, glad you like it, I try to live by a different one each day.

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:24 PM
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Erica I'm right there with you!

Day 80 folks. Those 2 classes, DONE. I have a nice one month break till the next 2 classes start. Ooooooh I'm so excited lol I know it's only Tuesday but looking forward to Saturday as me and the sweets are going to see Iron Man 3! He says he's already got my mother's day

Well it's late so I will go to bed and leave you with this gem I read today on an accounting blog:

"The urge to quit is strongest right before you are about to succeed"
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:03 AM
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AAAAAAAH I just wanted to come in here and shout!

Effective January 1st the requirements for CPA licensing in CA will change. They are increasing the education requirements to a 150 unit degree as opposed to a 125 unit degree. And they are decreasing the work experience requirement to 1 year of general accounting experience under a CPA as opposed to 2 years!!!!

For some they are bummed because of the extra credits needed, but I have unwittingly taken many classes over the years and already have 140 credits under my belt with 30 more to go. So, this is great! It just means I can sit for my CPA exam just one year after being in the workforce. Woop woop!!! K now I'm going to sleep!
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Good morning lovely Augustians

Happy May 1st. Canít believe weíre in May already, the year is flying by.
Guess what, itís sunny today, honestly, it really is, itís a beautiful morning and Iím sat here is the middle of a gloomy office! Thatíll teach me.
I took my Dad to a hospital appointment at 8.30 this morning, not for his Dementia, for his prostate cancer, which he got the all clear from 3 years ago, but he had a new pioneering treatment at the time and they like to keep a record of his progress. All was well there so thatís one less thing to worry about!
On the down side, my wayward son is pleading poverty again, same old, same old!

LLG, glad you got those two classes out of the way and have a nice break now until the next ones.
I hope you enjoy the Iron Man on Saturday, should be good. Motherís day was back in March here, so thatís been and gone for us.
Good news for you too having those CPA credits, things can only get better,
I love that quote, makes you think, that would be good under your signature maybe!

Enjoy the rest of your day everybody, see you later

Stay safe and sober

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Good morning AWOL Augustians

Another bright, sunny morning here, it just better be the same tomorrow when I'm not in work. All's well in Gracieville. I'll call back later when I hope to see more of you.

Stay safe and sober

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Old 05-02-2013, 03:49 AM
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Hi All

Back at work ... good to see my class again

The girls are gearing up for the first game of the hockey season this weekend .. rumour has it I 'm playing next winter not sure who started that LOL ... my touch team won our f.irst game last night yipee.

This weekend we are helping at a water station for the ironman which should be exciting ... then heading north for school girls representitive hockey ... I have a Family day off work on Monday so it will be like a girlie weekend away

I have enjoyed board training on the rescue boards , but been slack with the running .... The city to Surf fun run is looming

Hope you are well .. my calendar is looking hectic ... but I am relaxed which is sooooo unusual for me.

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:43 AM
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Hi Jodie, those holidays passed quicky.

Hockey sounds good, my daughter used to play for her school and was quite good at it apart from breaking another girls fingers one time!
Sounds like you have a really good week end planned. Enjoy

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Day 81. I've been quite ungrateful and scattered brained today. I have a bad habit of getting too big for my britches. I need to shower and sleep and pray for gratefulness. Goodnight all
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Hehe LLG well it sounds like you've got yourself a bit more grateful already hope you got some sleep xxx
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Had a bad cold this week but otherwise still sober so that's ok

Happy sober may all! Xxx
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