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Old 09-07-2015, 05:54 AM
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Hi everyone,

Having a really nice weekend. Weather has been beautiful. Going to take the girls to the pool today one last time. Then back to school, work (for hubby) and trying to get Abby and I into some sort of routine. Think I am going to join the gym again. It really helped me before with staying sober. They have a nice childcare there that takes babies 8months and older. Abby was 9 months yesterday

Have a great day/night my friends xxx
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:02 AM
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:15 PM
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:00 PM
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Great idea Ladybug
Yeah, good idea.
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I tell you what, I'm noticing how many thought processes I question now.

Just pondering here, but I can see things I get superstitious about, or anxious about and how limited my decisions were because of them. Not only when I was drinking but in the beginning of recovery. I know we have to take things easy in the early days, but yes, things that would send me into a panic attack of sorts at one time, I can handle ok now.

Stupid things, like I had to do a trip over the other side of town the other day, and I wondered why I had echoes of feeling anxious (because deep down, I love to drive). And I guess part of it must be that old anxious, "how is this trip going to interfere with my drinking routine today?".....so much of your life is tied to drinking, that any little blip that changes that routine begins a series of panic, and frustration and fear.

Sorry....just some musings on how ingrained this disease is into so much of our responses to life.

Anyway, off to work!
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:31 PM
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Hi gang,

Been a quiet, very warm Labor day.
Haven't done all that much today. Took Leah for a couple short walks,but, it's a little hot today to go far.
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Checking in. It was a nice labor day. Had to work. Took a nap and got some exercise in. I had a good chat with my wife and folks. Unsure why i keep waking up at 4 am. Maybe i only need 6 hours of sleep. You are all much further dow the sobriety road. Did you find your brain is much more active? Are you way more energetic? Could be a phase also. I am a little over 2 months in now.

Have a great day/night!
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Letitgo....2 months and you are making new habits and working hard, but your body has a lot of healing to do.

That's frustrating, because as alcoholics, we are used to a quick fix, we want everything to be wonderful Right Now! At least, I did. Be patient with the ups and downs, it's a journey. Your body will take some time to mend itself. Be patient with it, and yourself.
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My body is aching going to do some stretches soon & another workout
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:49 AM
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Thanks for being here. You guys /gals are 40 levels above awesome.
Got some better sleep.tonight. my lack od sleep is from being in the hotel I think and being 1 hour ahead. Gonna be a busy and challening week. Feeling good about it. Ready to conquer. Have a great Tuesday!
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:07 AM
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Croissant, you are so right about the quick fix. I so, so want to numb out with sleeping pills. I found an old prescription yesterday for zopliclone, a sleeping pill, and I took 4 in the afternoon and just crashed on the couch all day. I just want to be anaesthetized, damn it. A long weekend and no one to see, talk to, old resentments brimming over, tremendous fear, huge anxiety. The whole HALT thing and I couldn't stop myself. I so, so, want to do the same today, I can't seem to face life. A friend just called and that was nice. I told her what I'd done and that my plan was to gather all old prescription bottles and bring them to the pharmacy. Please give me the strength to do it!
I don't want to be a drug addict as well as an alcoholic.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:21 AM
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Finding Joy

O Lord, help all those
who have suffered this day
Find strength and joy
along the way.
Let the warmth of Thy love
dry the tears
And allow courage and hope
to banish the fears.

Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave


Came across the above recently and thought it to be a beautiful prayer and wanted to share it with my Julyers.

I am sorry that I haven't been able to keep up with the this and the other threads - hopefully soon.

Peace and joy, all
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:54 AM
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I'm baaaaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkkkkk. :-))))))) hello my lovelies xxxxxx
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:02 AM
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How did you do that snoozy?
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Leshar -- I think taking all the old prescriptions back to the pharmacist or dumping them down the garbage disposal is a wonderful idea. So sorry you're hurting so much right now. You're in my thoughts and prayers today...

Snoozy--looking forward to hearing how things went and how you're doing now. You've been in my thoughts every single day.

All is good here. Four months sober today. Heading to the grocery store now. Hope everyone has a wonderful day...
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:30 AM
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Feeling absolutely wonderful guys , it's so good to be home :-) xx

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I have so much to tell , but will get back later. I'm so sorry I couldn't forward cards or send texts. They seized the phone and iPad before I had a chance to write them down.

But I'm still going to send them anyhow , even though I'm home. Seriously , you guys have been in my thoughts every single day , knowing I was getting your support was wonderful.

I'm so very glad I went , I've learnt a lot more about myself and had so very much to think about.

I loved it xxxx missed you all xxxxx catching up with your posts :-)

Thanks Casey xxx Letitgo , I'm so happy you are still here with us in your home group xx
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:38 AM
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Hi Snoozy!!! So glad you are back and feeling great. We missed you friend

Congrats on 4 months Casey!!

Leshar, please don't take any more pills. Sending you strength and hugs.

All is well here. Had a busy morning with swim lessons and just put my daughter on the bus. It is picture day today and a sticky 90 degrees out - poor kids will be a sweaty mess by the time they get to school
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:47 AM
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Hugs and amen Leshar. I dont want to be either.
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Hiya Ladybug glad you've been having fun with the kidlets

Casey , you're so awesome 4 months , Wow !!!!! Congrats xxxxx
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