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Class of March 2016 part 58

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Good morning everyone. 🌞
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Good eveninorning, Cristina...how r u?

A weird day. Some of it- of course is my perception of others. The old- when I am angry, everyone is against me bit. BUT some stuff happened that was not me- and then the old- have to accept what I cannot control comes into play. I had a few people who were obviously having a bad day cross my path...and that is all it was. I sometimes have to remind myself 7 or 8 weird things lumped together in 1 day can certainly be, circumstantially be deemed as a 'bad day'. But if each is approached with a mindful crap manner- as individual entities...it is not as catastrophic. Just a little bit catastrophic.
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Good eveninorning, Cristina...how r u?

A weird day. Some of it- of course is my perception of others. The old- when I am angry, everyone is against me bit. BUT some stuff happened that was not me- and then the old- have to accept what I cannot control comes into play. I had a few people who were obviously having a bad day cross my path...and that is all it was. I sometimes have to remind myself 7 or 8 weird things lumped together in 1 day can certainly be, circumstantially be deemed as a 'bad day'. But if each is approached with a mindful crap manner- as individual entities...it is not as catastrophic. Just a little bit catastrophic.
I'm good Phoenix 😊 One of the most freeing things I've learned since becoming sober is that when people are having a bad day and acting awful around me or towards me I now know it has nothing to do with me and I don't have to take it personally or be around it. And not every day is all roses but it will always pass.
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Yeth, Cristina. I agree. I took some positive risks today..accepting a ride to a meeting with someone I know, but not well for example. I shared @ this meeting it seems as if my emotional and cognisant maturity is like the shock I faced after my burns. Numb- fight for life. Then pain. Now with safety I am going from survival mode- hypervigilance, to facing very dark feelings..deep feelings that haunt me awake and asleep. I do so with enough courage to know what to do....but sometimes I cannot work out WHY I feel 'confused' as to new emotions. Is it the real me...PTSD- or paranoia? I will just keep moving forward and doing everything I have been told to do...trusting in the wisdom of others with the knowledge of the why's.
It sucks.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:53 AM
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Mornin' Marchers. Just checkin' in. Startin' fluid is almost gone. It's sausage 'n biscuit time.

Hope everybody has a great weekend. Watch out for the Hag!
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Hey guys.

Everyone is coming for barbecue today. First time all my kids have been together since Christmas. Hoping for a drama free, fun day.

Scary stuff, Phoenix. You're a fighter though, I have faith you'll find the peace after you get through the crap. Thanks for continuing to be inspiring.

Thanks, Dee. Hey, Cristina and BBG!
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Good morning all! It's been a while since I checked in. Everything's good for the most part. Just passed 18 months sober the other day. I have had some cravings this last month since I injured one of my shoulders exercising. I think it's mostly due to having more idle time while the arm heals. I even had to hire someone to mow the lawn. More idle time! Anyways, I hope everyone has been doing well! I have a lot of SR posts to catch up on.
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Morning Upstairs. So sorry about your injury. But envious of your 18 months! Don't let the AV take advantage and make it even worse!!!
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I was just thinking about you yesterday Upstairs since I hadn't "seen" you in awhile.

We are still missing Applekat and Casey right? Anyone else?

I think today will be a pretty quiet day. I'm gonna finish up my laundry and just hang around the house.

Have a good day everyone!
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Yeth, Cristina. I agree. I took some positive risks today..accepting a ride to a meeting with someone I know, but not well for example. I shared @ this meeting it seems as if my emotional and cognisant maturity is like the shock I faced after my burns. Numb- fight for life. Then pain. Now with safety I am going from survival mode- hypervigilance, to facing very dark feelings..deep feelings that haunt me awake and asleep. I do so with enough courage to know what to do....but sometimes I cannot work out WHY I feel 'confused' as to new emotions. Is it the real me...PTSD- or paranoia? I will just keep moving forward and doing everything I have been told to do...trusting in the wisdom of others with the knowledge of the why's.
It sucks.
I just got that feeling again reading your post. Im reading significant emotional intelligence. I appreciate reading your thoughts Phoenix.

I can't help but also feel that someone who is digging this deep, WILL get to the other side and find enlightenment and happiness.

Support to you.
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Upstairs ~ 18 months??!!! That's inspiring! I'm so happy for you.

Nice to "see" you Christina!

Breakfast sounds yummy BBG

I hope you have a wonderful time with family at the BBQ Bobbie. Declare the home a "No Drama Zone." I try that sometimes here living with two teenagers. I have a sign and everything. Works hmmm 90% of the time if it's limited to just a few hour window for people to have to control their emotions...lol!

Good morning everyone (it's still morning here). Had a bad day at work yesterday and found out it's going to cost $2,000 to fix my car. Really tempted to numb out last night but so glad I didn't.

A friend just got us tickets to see Cher in Vegas in early Nov. Not a huge Cher fan but sounds fun. My friend just told me though that "I expect you to fall off that wagon for at least one night and have some fun with me." So of course, my addict brain is focused on that milling it around. I won't do it. I've been drunk and sick too many times in Vegas...the last time in front of my children. No, but I'll need to talk to my friend to say please don't push this.

I'll just be drunk on fun seeing Cher's 150 costume changes. ha!!!
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Lilly- thanks. Perhaps if I join one of those money enlightenment clubs- when I get there, I will have a paid up cave (with heating) and a mountain just for me.
Cher...that video (?) she is wearing something.(???)...sitting on the cannon (on the Missouri, I think)..with her son playing guitar. It might be hard to fit all those sailors and a battleship on stage, tho.
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Congrats on your milestone Upstairs - get well soon

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Nitey night friends. See ya' at startin' fluid time in the morning!
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Purp - watching this monster hurricane start to really hammer Florida and hope you are prepared and safe..and have a pair of drumsticks with you to bide the time...
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Be safe, Purple.

Night, BBG.

Great job last night, Lillian.

Hey, PR. Yeah, Casey and AK are MIA. Maybe they're hanging out together.

Upstairs, fantastic job. Sorry you injured yourself.

PHX- have a great day.

Today was awesome. I am feeling very blessed right now.

Prayers for all in Florida.
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Hi everyone ~ just wanted to check in while I still can......and be honest....yesterday I had an "F-it" moment and bought as much alcohol as I could before the last store closed....we're at the house now & seeing what happens.....hope y'all aren't too disappointed with me.....talk soon! I hope! LOL
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Purp- drinking in a hurricane is insane. Pour it out
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I'm not disappointed but you know what the right thing to do is Purps...

your choice is more of the same, offering nothing but worse misery than you've had so far...or something new....something new that may lead to great things.

I know the habit - I'd stock up too in the old days...but new habits can be learned.

You've worked hard - why throw that away?

Seriously....think of what Sully would say.

Throw the booze away instead.

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ps PJ is right - being drunk in a hurricane - when you may have to deal with a crisis or changing conditions from minute to minute, is not safe.
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