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Old 10-06-2015, 08:11 PM
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Best wishes to you and your family vanaprastha

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Old 10-06-2015, 10:23 PM
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Thinking of you and your family Vana. Hugs. Sad to hear, but glad it is firming your resolve.

Just read a newspaper article about a man I used to work with approx 5 years ago. He had left the company already when he got in a horrific drunk driving crash and killed 2 young adults a couple years ago. He was just sentenced to many years in jail. He apparently said at sentencing that he had had 30 years of sobriety before he started drinking again.

I'm so grateful that I didn't do anything like this - I easily could have, I definitely rolled the dice with driving and drinking last year. A good reminder to me of the importance of remaining vigilant and acceptance of a sober lifestyle.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:53 AM
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Prayers Van
You're doing great Retread! Don't get yourself worked up too much. There's always something to worry about, we all do. It is healthy tho, I agree there.
Me too Kitty me too
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:52 AM
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Have a great sober day KeyofC!
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:08 AM
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Thinking of you and your brother Van.
Sounds like the non relationship I have with my 15 yrs older brother. I hope things turn out ok for you.

Bad dreams all night. Feel like crap !
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:32 AM
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Retread I hear you . That's what I had bad dreams about all last night. Unconscious worrying. Bleh-
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:53 AM
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According to my phone, today is day 67. I'm feeling pretty good. This may be due to racking up days, or the fact that I got to spend time with my son and now one of my daughters is back home for a few days! I do love being around my kids. (for those of you with them still at home, they DO grow up so fast,).

On another note, while I was traveling I read Second Chances. I liked the format and the way it was a quick read, but I got annoyed with it...for the same reason I get annoyed with almost all similar books I have read. I can't relate because their situations seem so not like me. I was not a raging alcoholic and I did not have other drug issues. I drank alcohol too much and wanted to stop it before I became the alcoholic that took my father's life. I think I need the assistance of books, but run the risk of falsely telling myself that I have no problem because I am not as bad as those people. Well, I'm not going there today.

Have a good day folks.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:27 AM
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Thanks Kitty, you too!
JL I hate that you had bad dreams..hope you get some rest tonight.
Benice, congrats on 67! That's great! I'm not what people think of when they think of the stereotype of an alcoholic either. I agree.
Morning to y'all!
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Congrats on 67 days benice! That's an amazing accomplishment. Hopefully I'll be there soon myself.

Today was just another boring day of work at home for me. Still haven't built up the courage to go to the temple and speak with the monks, and unsure why. They're Buddhist monks, they'd probably be thrilled to talk to me if I showed interest. Then again, I've seen lots of "monks" around drinking whiskey, smoking cigs, hanging out at the malls eating ice cream at Swenson's, checking out the latest iPhone, etc. Who knows.

Still sober though. Debating what I should have for dinner. Have a chicken breast de-thawed. So many choices... caesar salad, fajitas, greek styled, alfredo, cordon bleu, burger, spaghetti, curry, soy based stir-fry, etc.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:26 AM
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Are Buddhist monks drinkers and smokers ? Never had conversation with any. I guess ppl are capable of anything no matter what they're pledged to, I'm just in ignorance of Buddhism. I fail at being Christian most days, I'm afraid !
Today my wife told me she was proud of me for taking all the unfair crap at work in order to gain experience for a better job.
Proud of me.........
.... Man she IS crazy ! Lol
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:37 AM
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No, they're not allowed to drink or smoke. One of the 5 main precepts of Buddhism is you're not allowed to intoxify your body (ie. alcohol, cigs, drugs, etc.). Same as you're not supposed to give into material temptation (ie. ice cream, iPhone, etc.).

It's kinda like the Muslim who eats pork. They're not supposed to, but they do anyway.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by JL2014 View Post
Are Buddhist monks drinkers and smokers ?
They're not supposed to be; it's considered against one of the precepts that prohibits intoxicating substances. Not all of them are as strict on these points though.
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:34 PM
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Congrats on 67 days benice

Thats terrible about the guy you used to work with Kitty.

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It was 1 week yesterday and I didn't even notice!

I still have my AV popping by to say hello a few times a day, but overall I'm eating and sleeping fine.

The anxiety is still crazy early in the morning and late at night. But it's not the panic kind of anxiety. It's more like I'm breathing faster, I feel tense and I want to eat 9 pounds of sugar kind of anxiety...annoying, but much better than panic anxiety
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:10 PM
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Congrats on your week patricia

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Old 10-07-2015, 05:19 PM
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Benice 67 ! Awesome
Patricia congrats on a week ! Good to hear some milestones.
All are earned hard !
Gnite folks. Glad today's over. Thankful I'm sober.
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Happy one week and a day today Patricia!

I don't hear from my AV much but I did yesterday. At first I was confused by it since I haven't had it since my first few days in sobriety, now at 80 days. I was "ohhhh this is the feeling". I guess I don't normally associate with it much which is good for me. Since I don't acknowledge it, I won't act on it. Yay me for ignoring it, lol!
I am reading from people with much longer sobriety that it never goes away and I must stay guarded against it and always work on my recovery. Ok will do!
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:40 AM
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Hate to gripe,
Up all night. 5th night of fever for 7yr old. I'm so psycho, w no sleep. Work always threatening to fire you for being out. May just try to go home early and collapse. Alcohol has cost me probably every job I ever left over all the yrs. I think I just finally accepted this in the middle of the night last night, sitting up, mind whirling.
God I hope can get through today without crashing the dumptruck I drive. Things suck, but it's suck worse if I was drinking.
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Not a virus, antibiotics not working, wife taking him to ER. We are shot out from being up at nights with him. I hoping we can find out something. Feel like a crappy father for not going with them, but I think it's probably just me being whiney.
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I hope they find out whats wrong with the little guy JL. I'm sorry it's a strain on you but I'm sure he appreciates his dad being there for him

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