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Old 01-19-2017, 06:33 AM
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Morning. Sorry for your loss PR.

I have a few of those apologies to extend myself, PHX. Glad they got to see you now. You're a different man.

Have a great day everyone!
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:37 AM
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Geez, sorry about your loss Peacefulrain. I hope things do get better for you this year.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:02 AM
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Gratitude: What am I grateful for today?

My sobriety of course
My family
All of you
AA
Second chances
Life


Growth: What did I do today that I feel proud of or which shows a good quality about myself?

Last night I was tired and wanted to go home. Instead I went to my son's, made them dinner that I can't eat, and helped them take down Christmas decorations and took care of Sophia so they could get things done. (okay, I got something out of it, but I really just wanted to go home after work)

Good: What good did I experience today?
Today, as with many days, I saw so many people encouraging others, even though they are struggling. Putting others needs before their own.

The joy of being a grandma.

Giving: What did I do for others today? Was I willing to inconvenience myself to help another person today? Was I willing to let others needs be satisfied before my wants? Did I help another person without waiting to be asked?

All goes back to last night. And to be honest, a year ago, I would have come up with an excuse and gone home to drink. Definitely growth.

Glitches: What did not go well today? List:
Nothing specific. Just not feeling "on" lately.

Gains from glitches: What did I gain from the glitch? What did this situation help me to appreciate?

That some days I won't be the happiest, but it's okay and the day ends.

I am in control when I stop trying to control things
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Goals: What are my goals for tomorrow?
Be the best me I can be.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:29 AM
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Thanks guys.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:29 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss PR.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:33 AM
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Overslept this morning by 1 1/2 hours. I even went to bed early. DD was a champ this morning staying focused and we got out of the door in a record 40 minutes from waking up. Headachy and neck/shoulder pain already today. Coffee, two Advil, and powering through. If I had been drinking I would be beating myself up over this morning and not feeling well. Thankful I don't have that added layer of crap to deal with.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:38 AM
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I overslept on Monday and freaked. Called work, it was no big deal. I think I am hypersensitive to tardiness and missing days because when I was drinking I was late everyday and called in all the time. I'm sure you feel the same. I hope you feel better CH. I think we all need a tanning bed to get some fake sun in. This gloom sucks.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:51 AM
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Checking in on my lunch break. We have a going away party for a colleague this afternoon where there will be free flowing drinks. I am not really feeling worried though...which is surprising. My mentality just seems to be "I don't drink" - at least right now....will be keeping a close eye out for my AV.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:00 PM
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:24 PM
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Thanks for the sunlight, B. Lots of us need that right now!
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I needed it. Here's a reminder I found. I needed this too.



Mostly, allowing feelings to exist without letting them drive your actions,
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:19 PM
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How is everyone doing?
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:21 PM
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Was told to "fix my alarm" by the boss today. Crummy day full of yucky feelings. Boo. But I won't drink. That will only make things 100x worse. Instead I will aim to wake up 30 minutes early. And put my alarm clock on the other side of the room so I have to get out of bed to turn it off.

About to head home...well, actually to meet DD at a class skate party. No booze there, so no temptation. Then straight home and early bedtime again.
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:30 PM
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Well the strong feeling lasted until I walked into the room and saw everyone holding wine glasses, laughing and having a good time. I managed to leave a little while later with my sobriety still in tact but it was hard...really hard. I am happy, and very grateful, to be safely home and ready for an early night.

CH - great job getting through a crappy day. Hope the party with DD was fun
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:31 PM
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Proud of everyone for working their sober muscles tonight!! Whew!
Glad to be winding down another sober day.
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:44 PM
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Sam - good work exiting when you were feeling iffy.

Home now and ready to put this day to bed. Thanks for being here, and helping me stay focused on what's most important!
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Proud of everyone for working their sober muscles tonight!! Whew!
Glad to be winding down another sober day.
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Sending hugs PR ~ so sorry to hear about your aunt

Bobbie thanks for sharing your homework assignment & the post about mindfulness ~ something for the toolbox!

Had a good drum lesson this evening.....thought about cancelling as I'm feeling "off" as well.....being a female really sucks sometimes! IDK how you all do it and have kids too?!? UGH! I definitely would not be a pleasant person!

Anyway, glad to be sober another day!
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:49 AM
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Morning class!!

Happy birthday AK!!!!

Day off today and I could use it. I have this annoying habit of getting sick very slowly...sore throat, headache....ugh and crud.

Happy Friday.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:07 AM
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Sam- did you mean bleah? 'Ugh" to me is more of a revulsion toward something. Crud is crud- it's depths reach beyond human interpretation.
Hope you feel better.
Last session of speed counselling today. Tired- 'specially after yesterday. I am sure over time the (sometimes) crud resolution will sink in. The other loonies are staying on the path today. One trash monster has been replaced with an obsessive compulsive (clean). He has thrown out a toaster and the mechanisms for opening 2 windows so far. Reconstructing MP's. New arty lady.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:09 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AK!!!!!!!

Sam - ugh and crud!! Hope you bounce back quick!

Up and at 'me early this morning as planned. Feeling better about things. Have a great day Marchers!
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