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Old 01-03-2015, 09:24 PM
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Hi all!

Been busy the last few days. RAL, I am jealous.. I want all that holiday. lol And Im glad that you got loads of pics of Sam for Christmas.

Courage, how are you doing? Still in the dessert? And I can see the difference in you between last year and this year at this time. You've come a long way baby.

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope that everyone had a good night bringing in the new year.

I just got home from a meeting, I'm beat. The studio had their 1 year celebration and I went and worked out all morning and then they had a party... I left right on time, when the shots were introduced. lol My partner kept making sure that I was fine because they had wine and she had a glass. Wine was my jam. And I thought about it... I was totally fine, that I knew. But really... things like this used to stress me out because I either wouldn't drink at all because I was worried I would make an ass out of myself or I would work really hard to limit myself or I would drink too much and make an ass out of myself. All of that is gone now. Completely gone.

In other news, Florida passed same sex marriage completely, we are getting hitched on the 14th. We are doing it at the courthouse, no fanfare. A few of my AA friends are going to throw us a party.

Hope everyone is good, I'm heading to bed soon, I'm beat.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:03 AM
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Other end of the country to me RAL - all is ok here
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:43 AM
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That's good Dee.

Good to hear from you Tam. Not long till your wedding now- will be thinking of you on the day. Hope everything is going to plan and smoothly

not much news here. School restarts tomorrow so all back to normal. I'm not working much as what I do tends to be seasonal though have a few things lined up so working on that.

Hope everyone is doing ok.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:04 AM
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Have you all noticed now when we log into Daily threads there is a December 203 class and a December 2014 class. Feeling positively old now

Sam has chicken pox
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:39 AM
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Aw, the pox? Better to get them young but I'm sorry he got them.

Old? Old?!? We are seasoned! :p
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:08 PM
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I like seasoned I meant to put 2013 not 203 but sure you all know that

Thanks Tam and yes definitely better to get them now. I'm not overly concerned-it's one of those things best to get over and done with isn't it. He isn't ill in himself either so that helps.
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:46 AM
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Hi Everyone, Happy New Year, hope you’re all well, congratulations again on the marriage Tam and hope Sam pulls through the chicken pox Ready. I came across pictures of our two in the bath covered in spots a couple of months ago – pic was 5 years old but had forgotten how unpleasant it looks! Little one got it worse than the big one as I recall.

Christmas was a very quiet one, Mrs N has been wanting a Christmas as a 4 person family unit day for a few years now so after this year’s ups and downs I relented and we spent Christmas Day just the 4 of us mostly watching TV which was.. different. She's South African and none of her immediate family are over here so it can be abit "well I can't see mine so why should we see yours every year" which provokes a "well I didn't move halfway across the planet of my own volition" response from me (her moving over wasn't due to meeting me I hasten to add!).

As it’s our wedding anniversary the day after Boxing Day (11 years this year) I’d booked a trip up to York leaving lunchtime Boxing Day so family time was limited (we dropped the smalls off to my mothers Boxing Day and my brother, sister in law and father were coming up for lunch but due to the flight we only caught them for half an hour or so) but that might have been best given the Father’s input on that evening back in August.

My two had a friend each over for a sleep over on NYE which was glimpse into the future!

Got the early morning dark starts and the AV chuntering on about how I haven’t really got a plan for the future and I’m probably in the wrong job and where’s it all going anyway etc etc which I listened to and contributed to for a good half an hour before I recognised what was going on! It’s a very sneaky part of my head...

Happy Birthday Courage and Tam – sorry I missed the day :o)

Sonoran Desert looks like arid laughs aplenty Courage – have you checked out the museum? I can’t hear the words Tucson Arizona without the Under African Skies track from Simon and Garfunkel popping into my head.

As a result of a head hunt call I’ve got an interview tomorrow with a firm based much more locally, not sure what they’ve got to shout about so going along to see what they’ve got to say, the money’s a lot better and I won’t be spending up to 600 a month on train fare either so all good. I also went out for lunch with a customer of mine that’s keen for me to join him – again only based one junction (4 miles) along the motorway from my house. My reservations there are that the role he has is more for a generalist and I’m been trying to push / keep a more focused data specialism, still – nice to have options.

It’s now only a couple of weeks until my brother (and sis in law) move from North London to Sunny Surrey which is under an hour away and will mean we get to see a whole lot more of them – they should also start to breed once they’re in there two which will be exciting – he’s been an Uncle for years and I’m quite excited to be one :o)
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:35 AM
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Congradulations!! Tam! Will be thinking of you and wishing you and your future spouse the best life has to offer!!

Good luck with the interview Napster, is this in the same area of work that you have done before?

Does anyone remember the chicken pox parties our parents threw? Sounds barbaric but when one came down with the pox other parents would bring theirs for a "play date" and got the pox done with at once.

My work is going well, they are hiring 2 more people, one to replace the gal that just quit. One of them worked there before for a year and a half so she will be up to speed fairly quickly.

My AV has been really active lately. 2 of my days off, husband works. So that had always been prime drinking time for me and I am feeling old habits wanting to sneak back in. With the holidays he was always here so I was able to ignore my thoughts, but now with work days back to normal, and I am less stressed at work, I can feel myself wanting to backslide into my old ways, and I will be honest with all of you that yes I am afraid of drinking again. I know I haven't posted much but have been reading SR a lot, reliving what the new to this journey people are going through, reminds me of what I don't want to do or go through again. I am avoiding the stores as much as possible, when I do go I keep a strong focus on my list, get in get out. A lot of rolling the tape forward thoughts and I have made a list of things I personally want to get done for myself. So I do have a plan of some sorts anyway.

So all that being said, I am wishing all my December 2012 SR family a very happy, healthy and worthy 2015!
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:42 AM
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Good news Tam, it's great when the troglodytes lose.
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Good to hear from you Napster, Tazzle & Gonzo Happy New year and good blessings for 2015

sounds like you had a good Christmas Napster. Great news on the interview. Hope it goes well. I don't envy you the commute I used to live in Essex and work in London and my blood runs cold just remembering it Now I live in a field!

I hope things get back to normal for you soon Tazzle now the holidays are over and the AV is kicked into touch. good on you for getting through it. It's scary isn't it when it raises its head quite unexpectedly. Yes, I remember the pox parties!! I am glad he has them just to get it out of the way and also relieved it wasn't at Christmas. Though the poor lamb has been quite sick and feverish today and the spots are everywhere now, You're right Napster- they do look awful -like he has some sort of tropical disease
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Good to hear from you Napster, Tazzle & Gonzo Happy New year and good blessings for 2015

sounds like you had a good Christmas Napster. Great news on the interview. Hope it goes well. I don't envy you the commute I used to live in Essex and work in London and my blood runs cold just remembering it Now I live in a field!

I hope things get back to normal for you soon Tazzle now the holidays are over and the AV is kicked into touch. good on you for getting through it. It's scary isn't it when it raises its head quite unexpectedly. Yes, I remember the pox parties!! I am glad he has them just to get it out of the way and also relieved it wasn't at Christmas. Though the poor lamb has been quite sick and feverish today and the spots are everywhere now, You're right Napster- they do look awful -like he has some sort of tropical disease
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:06 AM
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Hope everyone is doing ok.

Have you got home from your holiday courage? I hope you had or are still having a great time

Tam-not long now till the big day.Are you excited? I hope you have a wonderful day. It's lovely that your AA friends are celebrating with you.

Napster-how did the interview go? Is it a position that appeals to you?

Are you still having drinking thoughts tazzle? I hope you have got through them and feel more at ease now. It's such a difficult time of year for many things isn't it, quite normal that drinking thoughts should re-appear.

I'm having a pretty bad day. Sam has had a really rough 2 days but is now feeling a little better thankfully. We've had little sleep for the last 2 nights but at least he has slept a bit today and seems much brighter.

I feel very agitated. Not sure how much of it is lack of sleep,weather etc. have cabin fever as not been out of house since tuesday morning, except to sort the hens out.

The thing that has really annoyed me though is that Sam's father has not even called to see how he is. He saw him Tues morning and knows he has c.pox. I would have thought he would call yesterday to see how he was but did not. So I though surely he will call today but nothing!! I feel really disappointed that he hasn't called to see how he is and think it's really poor form. I know I can't control what he says or does but I just feel so let down-like he isn't the man I thought he was, He wasn't the best husband but I thought he was a decent father but I'm now seeing that isn't necessarily the case.

Anyway, I'm trapped in the house, my friends have their own problems and I feel pretty isolated. If you imagine I live in the corner of a field. The nearest next property is 1/2 km away, the nearest village 3 miles away. So I am physically and emotionally alone.
The weather is wild- we are forecast gale force up to 100mph winds tonight and tomorrow so all pretty menacing

Ah well tomorrow is a new day.
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I hope the weather improves and tomorrow is better RAL.

Been ill but back on deck now guys

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Thanks Dee. How are you feeling now? Hope you are feeling better and it's good to see you back
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Still not 100 percent but getting there RAL

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Old 01-09-2015, 05:21 AM
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Big Hugs Ready and I hope you come through the storms ok.

I've just come across this from a UK spoof news website that I thought might raise a smile. Typically Brit humour about the January Dryathlon that is fairly mainstream now. Frosty Jacks is a 9% cider that's sold for not much money in big plastic bottles that's almost certainly never had an apple anywhere near it's production.

Non-alcoholics enjoying pretend battle with drink
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Thinking of you Ready, I don't know how some parents can be like that. Aiden has not seen or heard from his father in about 9 years. Not because of us either, I'm in the same city I've always been in. (Very long story on how Aiden has a father he knows, btw). Just let Sam know how loved and awesome he is. And I hope he is doing better. Lack of sleep makes everyone crabby and on edge.

Napster, Your brother moving closer sounds great! How are your chirrins and wife?

Hiya gonzo! The troglodytes are protesting in some counties, refusing to marry anyone: lol our county was already pretty full of us anyway. Hope you are ok up there.... Are you being clobbered by the weather?

Taz, glad things at the job are good! Tell that AV to shut it! You've been doing great!

Courage, how are you? How is the minion? And your son in India? And you in the Sonoran desert?

I am ...... Excited? Maybe? At first it didn't seem like a big deal, we've already been together a long time but now it seems more real. I have a dress on the way, nothing fancy at all. Just a little something from mod cloth (ladies, if you like vintage check it out!)

I'm very tired and just counting down the hours to go home at this point. Hope everyone is having a good day:
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Hi everyone --

Ready, I'm sorry that husband is being an ass. He probably is quite miserable if he's acting that way -- I'm not saying you should feel sorry for him, just that I've found to my surprise that most people are pretty f***ed up inside and don't even enjoy their own bad behavior.

Napster, take it easy with the job stuff and family. No need to go bashing around solving all the problems of the universe. Do you have the game "whac-a-mole" where you are? It's a very good analogy for alcoholic thinking.

Tam, we want to see pictures! Or, if you're shy, at least pictures of the dress

Tazzle, sorry to hear about the AV. What IS that? Whatever it is, I sympathize. I've been dreaming of drinking every night for what seems like weeks. Last night I even dreamed about cigarettes -- Newports, if you can imagine. This is not a good time of the year. I'm operating on the most simple concept I can muster -- I know if I don't pick up, I won't have it to regret tomorrow. And I'm not allowing my conscious mind to think about the hows and whys and above all the whats. I don't have any advice -- this too shall pass. Chocolate. Exercise. Go out in the wilderness and yell at the world.

Gonzo, I hope you're well.

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