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Old 08-24-2015, 10:22 PM
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Unfortunately some people are like that rocks. The important thing is that you do what is best for you!

The way that I see it is, if you can't support me trying to better my life then you never really were my friend.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:15 PM
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Yes, I've lost quite a few friends and through getting sober.
Evokes their own anxiety.
I still find it hard very sad.

I started to drinking to fit in.....
I hated booze, me and ethanol were destined to have a run in....

I'm actually lonely.
2 best mates, suicided.
Both drinking heavily before they did it.
Dad's dead.
I think that is why the fight with my brother upset me so much....

Forget them rocks.
It's time for the new chapter.....

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Old 08-24-2015, 11:39 PM
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I think that when we clean up our own act, it often shines a light on those around us, and they're faced with questioning their own lives. Unfortunately some people don't see change as a positive thing, and want to see those of us who have chosen a better way, fail. True friends want the best for us.

Rocks, you have chosen the better path, and your future will be so much brighter because of it. One day those people who are finding it difficult to see you blossom now, may join you on that path. Until then it's probably better to let them go.

I'm having a similar dilemma - letting people know that if they come to stay they'll have to abide by the sober house rules. I didn't do that last weekend, and ended up with three drunk people in the house keeping me up too late! I'm sure it didn't add anything to their enjoyment of their weekend, it probably left them with a hangover and ruined the following day for them.

Still learning.

Have a great day everyone.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:46 PM
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Obo, I'm sorry to hear of your losses.

Congrats on day 17.

Have a good day.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:50 AM
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Freein: That's life....
I've never been able to understand why my life has had so many things like that happen.
Addiction, has directly and indirectly cost me a lot....
I guess it's a path I chose....

Hope all are well.....

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Old 08-25-2015, 09:35 AM
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I'm off to the theatre tonight, can't wait, wearing a frock and everything!

Hope everyone's had a lovely day.
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:36 PM
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I'm sorry too Obo.

For me, my losses made me all the more determined that I would continue on my sober journey and perhaps share the memories of my friends with others.


Enjoy the play Freein

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Old 08-25-2015, 05:47 PM
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Morning Fools,
Thanks for the condolences....

I often picture my father and my two best friends walking behind me....

Anyway, it's all in the past now...

I have a beautiful family and am lucky to have my health after all I've put my body through...

The losing of friends brought all that up again.... Everything changes for the better though I firmly believe if you're sober and doing some work on yourself...

I hope your night on the tiles was fun Freein...

Up: How you sleeping...?

Dee: Thanks I do try and use these losses as motivation. They can be used as a gateway to depressive thinking too....

Hope all are sober and well!

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Old 08-25-2015, 10:09 PM
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Keep up the good work obo. Condolences on your losses.

Hope you had a great time free.

Sleep hasn't been very restful but ... such is life.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:15 AM
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The show was fabulous (Agatha Christie' s The Mousetrap). I'm sworn to secrecy to let on who did it, but I can tell you it wasn't the butler (there is no butler).

I usually potter around home in the evenings, which is great, but when I do make an effort to get out, it always helps to balance out the time I spend at work. The day seems fuller, and less work focused.

UP, I hope you can crack this sleep issue, I'm sure sleep deprivation is the main reason you feel so low, it's brutal. What outside help have you tried? Is it time to try something different?

Dee, hope all's well in your world too..

Have a great day everyone.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:27 PM
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Fools!

Free- I saw agatha Christies "10 little Indians" ... Those are def mysteries you don't forget.

Up- you ok? I agree w free- sleep deprivation can certainly mess w you.

Obo- looks like things are looking up for you- keep on keepin on!

Rocks- hope schools going well

I'm puttering along- new job is going well ...

Love to all the fools,

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Old 08-26-2015, 10:17 PM
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Afternoon fools,
Great stuff izzy. You're sounding good.

My mum is in town....
She always asks after all the fools...
Baby sitting here with us both at work.
It's amazing to watch her with the baby.
Full circle.

Freein..... who dunnit?

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Old 08-26-2015, 11:23 PM
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Obo, say hello to your Mum, hope she has a good stay. Lol, the " who dunnit" is a safely guarded secret, if I told you, I'd have to take a suicide pill, as the repercussions would be unbearable!

Izzy, great to hear the job is going well.
Mariah, how's it going with you?

UP, hope you have some quality sleep tonight.

Only two weeks to go until my holiday.
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:54 PM
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Afternoon fools.

I'm doing ok izz. I did sleep through the night last night free, however it may not have been worth it. My back has been killing me all day.
Saw my primary care doctor today, well she was on vacation so I saw another. We discussed the sleep and depression a little, she gave me a few suggestions. I have a follow-up with my regular doctor in a month and will go into it deeper when I go back if it doesn't improve.

Say hello to mom obo for me. Also you are getting a good deal from free, I usually say that I could tell you but then I would have to kill you.

I hope Mariah and adna are doing ok. There are a lot of wildfires out west, hopefully not near them.

Have a great day.
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:28 PM
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UP, that's a good move, seeing the doc. I hope her suggestions are helpful. Just do what ever you need to do to get a good night's rest.

I'm off to bed myself now.
Hope everyone's having/had a good day.
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Have a good weekend everyone

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Old 08-27-2015, 05:42 PM
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You too Dee....
Thanks for the support...!
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:35 PM
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Friday morning here. I have a day sitting at the desk. Hoping to catch up on some paperwork. With any luck, by 4.30pm I'll have a clean slate.

Only two full weeks until my holiday. I'm a bit nervous that the holiday mood might wake up the AV. I definitely need to be on my guard. Last year I drank so much bitter lemon that I was quite sick of it by the end. I'll try to find something a bit healthier this year.

Anyway I'm in for the Weekend Bargain.
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In here too.....


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Old 08-28-2015, 09:58 AM
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Hi all,
It's been a really productive day here today. I'm settling in for an evening of reading and an early night. Just beans on toast this evening for tea, so no need to prepare anything, just open a tin. It feels really lazy and indulgent, but hey, I'm an adult and I don't have to answer to anyone!

Happy sober weekend to all the Fools.
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