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Old 04-22-2017, 08:13 AM
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I have never named a car but if I ever do I am going to let Helen or Toots name it. They are pretty creative! lol.

welcome startinganew!

I hope everyone has a great weekend. keep up the great work!!
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:28 AM
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Thanks again you guys. and I haven't told anyone other than those at AA that it was a year for me. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate you guys. You have been here for me and I feel soooooo confident knowing I can come here and also know that you help me stay sober. Life doesn't get any better than this !
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:45 AM
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Ha ha---we had this old ford pickup on the farm and he was a sorry thing to look at. he lost most of his parts and was used for just driving around the farm cause he wasn't road legal. and I painted his name on the tail gate. ADAM ! ! I loved that old pick up.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:14 AM
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:39 AM
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Hi Undies,

What a great day that it turned out to be for dropping by this thread. This thread and the many people from it have been a constant inspiration and joy in my sober journey.

Helen, congrats on your half year milestone.

Ohhh Babs, congrats on turning a year. You definitely rock. I am so very happy for you!

I fought through seven years of at least 50 relapses...even going 16, then 13 months during that time, only to fall again and again. I kept getting back up, even in the face of my darkest times.

As I have traveled these past nearly four years, I kept asking myself why was I a lucky one that lived when it seemed certain I would....and wanted to die?

Well, I think a new Florida AA peep gave me the answer I was searching for just this past Monday. So strange...his name is Carlos - Carlos is my name here on SR and has been a nickname of mine for years among friends. Anyway, real Carlos said that is all his despair and darkness he decided that he didn't want to die. Haha, that simple. I kept thinking that I was spared to share my experience, strength and hope. While I do try to do that...NOPE - I now believe that I was spared because in a brief moment of clarity, I decided that I wanted to live.

I still remember that moment vividly. All crawled up in a ball with no idea where or what to do - then BAM...I decided to go to any lengths to get clean and sober.

I'm so grateful and blessed to be sharing this ride with all of you. Hey, offering a special shout out to Sas, Stag, Glee and Toots for continuing to share their journey as post grads on this amazing thread.

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Old 04-22-2017, 12:36 PM
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Hahaha Babs - Adam; I love it!

I name lots of things. It's a sickness. Margie the margarita maker (I have to find a new purpose for her - maybe smoothies), Phoebe my Pfaff sewing machine, even my pickaxe has a name - Spike lol
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:04 PM
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spike! lol. that is a good one.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:02 PM
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1000- what's the bog called?
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:17 AM
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Nice job on 1 year Babs!!!! Keep at it. Year two is where the rubber hit the road for me.
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Not all my cars have had names. My Toyota celiac told me his name was Rusty... I sold him to my neighbours who called him...... Amanda!
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Carlos, my dear, you are awesome as usual!

Glee, great to see you :-)

You two have been a continuing inspiration to me.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:16 AM
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PJ I have to say that the bog is one thing I haven't named lol. I forgot to mention Gretchen, my bicycle.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:27 AM
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oh my you guys I laughed and laughed at the names. How does a person come up with them all. I'm still smiling.
Carlos you always make me stop and think. Yes, It's not over just because I
reached a year without a drink. I love reading your words of wisdom and believe it or not ! I can relate to sooo much of what you say. Hugs
Have a great day Undies.
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:37 AM
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Wow, Babs - huge congratulations on one year! Hope you're having a great weekend.
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Hi all...
I was here last year and stopped drinking for 5 months, but then planned my new drinking plan where I would have control. Well you guys know how that must have gone! So here I am on day 1 and hoping you will allow to join again.
All the best.
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Welcome aboard KIR!



We all started there just like you!
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I'd like a nice shiny "Day 1" too, please.
I'd never have imagined I'd need this again so soon, good grief, I need to do some serious revision of my Plan.
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Welcome KeepingItReal!

Carlos, thanks for taking the time to share your hard earned wisdom and story of hope for all of us here. When are you heading back to Pa?

Good night all!
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KIR welcome back

Caramel, you now have a sober twin so you can help each other over these rocky first days.

A slip and a return here, it's really hard to keep on the path in the first weeks. That annoying AV is screaming its usual sh1te in your ear telling you all sorts of lies and deals. Fact is as you both know, only hard work and a deaf ear will get you back on the path. Keep busy, keep your eyes on the prize, and spend as much time aroubd SR as you need to.
In early sobriety we need to be pretty self centred, our sobriety has to be our number one focus. Let's face it, we have all been selfish as f<€ in our drunkenness, so a little self absorbtion in early sobriety can be forgiven.
What tools have you both got in place to make it work this time? What will you do differently? At least you can draw on your own past experience, as well as the wealth of knowledge here. You both know where to find me if you want to pm anytime.
Be strong, Our very own Babs is proof of the adage try try and try again.
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