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Old 09-15-2016, 05:48 PM
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I like that ... commence Operation Nosedive!

In for the bargain.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:53 PM
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:08 AM
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Morning Fools

Had a rough night's sleep but alls good here.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:01 PM
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This is flying squirrel reporting in from operation nose dive. Unfortunately, my manager came in and gave a rousing halftime speech right before I took the final tests, so I didn't take a dive as originally planned. He said he was really proud of us and happy we are here. So I decided not to overtly fail and just stick with playing fast and loose. I had an 85% going into the exam and we needed an 84% to pass. I will find out Monday.

I also got off early, so I am going to work out, cook some enchiladas and straight chill tonight. My favorite team has a big game tomorrow, so I'm excited to watch that and then a family dinner on Sunday. I'm in for the bargain, too!
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:12 PM
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Good move throwing curves with no wild pitches this inning f squirrel .
,....subtle

Started watching Enlightenment last night and was thinking of you and Freein . The writing and acting is far, far better than expected ,... ( nice surprise ! )

How's it going out there Mariah ?
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:41 AM
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Morning Fools.

Hope you are all doing well.

How are you doing Mariah, did you go on holiday with free?
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:26 AM
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Good morning, UP. I may be a day late, but it's still morning!

Mariah, I hope all is well on your end.

Well, great weekend thus far. Went and watched the game with some friends and made them chili. I know most in my local AA would scoff at the idea of continuing to put myself in an environment where smoking weed and drinking is M.O. of the group. It's not a trigger for me. Before that's all I used to do, change nothing and try to tough it out. Now, I know my limits and if I'm not feeling the situation, I leave. Thankfully no triggers or anything of that nature and I made some really impressive chili.

Today is a family dinner, laundry, and I'm about to meditate and then hit my 11th step meeting(over achiever). I hope you're all well and keep fighting!
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:56 AM
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Morning all

Noolan ~ If they are not pressuring you and are true friends I don't see a problem if you have no urges as long as you stay vigilant and leave if the slightest urge surfaces.
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:30 PM
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I can do that now Noolan but I had to work up to it.

I never choose to be, to be honest - I'd rather read a book - but being a muso I sometimes find myself in those situations and I haven't cracked yet

but I know the score...I'm still vigilant and I still have one eye on the exit.

If you feel confident enough to, more power to you, but yeah - it's good you have that exit strategy
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:03 PM
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Complacency is the mortal enemy of sobriety.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:34 PM
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Thanks guys. It's a delicate balance of keeping those in my life who support my recovery and those that do not. I spent 8 months dry drunk on probation going to bars and DDing for friends; that was complacency for me.

The difference now is it truly feels like a choice. I choose not to use everyday. The most effective strategy for me is playing the tape through. Thanks to my numerous relapses over the last 2.5 years, I know how it ends. I needed to galvanize my recovery through adversity. I don't recommend the rock bottom approach, but after two days of serious withdrawals and then 8 days in medical detox following that, I know what happens.

Anyways, it ended up being a great day. Went to a powerful meeting, did all my laundry, and had a nice family dinner. I'm sort of hoping I failed my testing Friday, but I can handle whatever happens. Have a swell night, ya'll!
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:30 PM
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Missing Free and Mariah!

Check in when y'all can!
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:33 PM
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I was thinking the same thing izz. How are things going there?
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:50 PM
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I'm here all......ended up getting ripped one night last week.....flaked on work the next day, have t drank since & just pulling myself up out of that dark hole. Kept busy all weekend & just winding down tonight before I head back to work tomorrow & see how that goes. I have so much to be grateful for & relationship with Sons living with me is really good now & don't want to mess that up.

I really don't know what to say to you here.....insanity for sure.
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:17 PM
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You're back and ok so that is what's important.
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:27 PM
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:30 PM
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Happy to hear from you Mariah- don't be too hard on yourself, ok? Glad you're checking in
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:08 PM
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Alls fine on the job front. I have been over extending myself & am looking at where I need to step back which I'm sure will take some unnessasary pressure off myself.
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That's good news about the job.
I hope you can destress Mariah.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:03 AM
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<Robin Williams voice> GOOOOOODDDD MORNING FOOLS! </Robin Williams voice>
Teeheee

Not much going on this morning.

Hope everyone has a great day.
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