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Old 08-21-2016, 05:16 AM
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Hi Undies

Kopfan - It sounds like you're making nice progress and seeing the cumulative positive effects of sobriety in action.

Like Saskia, and many others, my work in recovery is ongoing. I was invited to a cocktail party last night. I have fun at these get togethers. I like hanging out with people, mingling, laughing, sharing stories, etc., but I had to make a plan to be sober.

I went into the evening choosing to be a sober person. I go with a drink in my hand. I've found that people don't offer me drinks when I've got a big cup filled with coffee or seltzer.

Second, I planned to say "all set" first when invited to drink, follows by "no, thanks" then if they insisted "I don't drink." Usually "all set" is enough but I didn't know this crowd well and sure enough a couple of people were pushy with shots and other novelty drink treats.

Third, I planned to not let that throw me off course. They mean well; they are trying to share the fun. I owe it to myself, though, to do what's right for me, stand my ground, and say no. It was a great night, and I'm grateful that I can remember everything the next morning.

There was one guy there who was drunk to the point of being incomprehensible after 1 or 2 drinks. It's a stark reminder of what active alcoholism looks like.

When I was active in my addiction last night would have annoyed me because I would have had to moderate, but here's no telling if I would have ended up keeping that promise or losing control. If I kept that promise I'd have felt frustrated from missing out on my buzz the whole night. If I lost control I would have had to listen to my husband list everything I did that embarrassed me and annoyed him. I would have had to backtrack my conversations to piece together what I said. I would have lost most of today in a hangover.

Being a non drinker doesn't always get me invited back to these types of things but in recovery I have so much more. I have real joy, peace, happiness, and serenity that comes from a clear conscience from doing the right thing.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:40 AM
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Just popping in to say "Hi" to the undies! Look forward to many of you joining the overs in the future
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:08 PM
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Hope everyone has had a nice weekend x
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:23 PM
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thanks for all the congrats ! Just got back and glad to be home. I was visiting my only sister and we always stay up late and have pajama talk. My H came later this week-end and picked me up. She lives about 4 hours from here so, it was nice that he would drive to get me. I took the train to her town.
How is everyone ? I can't believe it's been 4 months and like I have said before I have gone longer but, it's ODAAT. and it's working for me.
Going to bed early this eve. didn't get much sleep--- talk more tomorrow
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A little late but congrats on 4 months Babs!
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:58 PM
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:06 AM
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:24 AM
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A beautiful day on the East Coast of the US to be alive and sober!

Have a great day everyone!
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:39 AM
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thanks OT---
I have a Drs. apt this morning---all this doctoring should be over soon.
I'm just not a dr. gal so, hope this will do it for awhile.
I'm feeling pretty darn good for a Monday. I'm not doing anything special
just clean up around the house today. Just glad to be sober.
How is everyone doing?
Have a Great Day Everyone !
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Evening everyone
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Hello everyone!

Hope the doctors went well Babs.

I'm preparing for my birthday celebrations at the moment. Also got a promotion at work so training for that. AND preparing to start college in two weeks time. Very busy!
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OT - Happy Birthday! I've been wondering how you're doing. It's great to hear from you, and I'm glad that everything is going so well.

Babs - I'm glad you had so much fun spending time with your sister. You sound like you're doing awesome.

Have a great day everyone!
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:21 AM
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Good morning Undies!

Have a great day!
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:43 AM
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Good morning, Undies! Have a great one :-)
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Hello undies -----
today I have a dex scan---God, when is this going to stop? Just kidding---
I know it needs to be done but, I'm sure tired of going to the dr. Ugh.
It's really humid today---I have AA at noon so, don't plan on doing a whole
heck of a lot.
have a good day everyone !
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Good morning everyone .Today starts a much needed four day weekend for me and I'm going to enjoy it sober of course. It is getting much easier now and I'm so glad I found the courage and the will to start this sober journey- and stick with it. Staying sober is the way to go and taking just one sip of that stuff is not going to be an option for me.

Have a good day everyone!
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WWS, good that you will have a four-day weekend :-) and happy to hear it's getting easier.

My just completed second year flew by so fast and though I can't say I never think about alcohol, it's mild now and so much easier to say 'no' to.
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Enjoy your long weekend WWS! You are doing so well!
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Have a great long week-end WWS----
Hi Stargazer, Sass,Glee, SW and everyone I forgot to mention.
Doing good.
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