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Old 02-05-2020, 07:56 AM
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Good morning all. We had snow so the world is white, blue and cold outside my window.

Ayers, in answer to your question about finances, I count anything related as working on finances: I set up binders for records, burn old records, collect documents for taxes, pay taxes, review insurance, learning about banktivity, communicating with the accountant and financial advisor . . . . I'm trying to become better and healthier about finances. It is so like diet and exercise in that you can't just do it once a week.

So I'm off to send an repair estimate to my insurance company, read over emails from my financial advisor, and look up an investment company . . . .yeehaw . . . trying to be a grown up and actually succeeding on occasion!!!!
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:09 PM
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Thursday morning

You GO, girl , Hee-hahhh ! Nail it !!

Enjoy the snow and blue skies - sounds marvelous

I'm now trying to find the best doctor for my op on my hand. Lending my ear out has caused me distress. People have different opinions about the local dr who does only hands and feet . Some very happy , a friends husband had both hands done at the same time - very happy,but then my pharmacist friend rolled her eyes when I mentioned his name , etc, etc.

I don't want to travel far for this , not for the initial appointment, the op or the follow up. Think I'll go see this dr and decide for myself. The problem is that many of our friends around here are doctors - and if you ask them about it (off the record) they still cannot be completely honest and forthcoming regarding their colleagues - so I don't know ....

Have a glorious day full of happiness XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PS > Made the appointment . He is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hands and feet - so ... done , will see him 16 March.
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:45 PM
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I'm sure it will be fine Ayers

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Old 02-07-2020, 01:40 PM
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Is your carpel tunnel syndrome painful Ayers?

Snow, snow and more snow today. Most of the schools in the area closed down.

I'm getting through the day working on finances and the bustle dress.

In 3 days I will have gone 1.5 years not drinking. I still do crave it sometimes specially if I'm in a mood of depression and boredom but other than that I'm doing okay.

Dee, were you still craving after the first year?

I'm off to make a phone call, pin another pattern piece and do 10 more minutes on finances.
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:57 PM
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Hi Bekind - not regularly after the first year - occasionally in low moments or moments of crisis like you I think?

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Old 02-07-2020, 09:40 PM
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Saturday morning

Hi all, and thanks Dee, I too think all will be fine.

Bee, not painful as such, but just completely numb - for example can't open a bottle top, I drop things, and somehow it get's painful at night while sleeping and pain migrates to my elbow.

You and I are very much at the same stage of sobriety , and I can affirm that sometimes... sometimes I too have a pang, or craving - but I'm usually surprised at the occasions - because they usually aren't occasions at all. I'm fine being in crowds sitting around a table eating, drinking , laughing ... was fine the day we finally got home after my husband's accident ... but odd times, a Friday afternoon (alone) , it will grab me. See, I liked drinking alone - that's the thing.

I used to do translations for lip-sync , for dubbing of TV programs - 25 years ago. Got a call from a production house and I'm going to be doing it again - a Turkish series. It is already translated into English (get's done in London) but very ,very badly. And I then translate to Afrikaans, endeavoring to find words that match the lip movement. Having the meeting yesterday in Johannesburg - my old stomping grounds - seeing my old friends from the industry again - was hard. We most definitely would have ended the meeting by walking to our favorite hangout for a couple of drinks in the past.
But I bought a coffee, got in my car and drove back home - reminiscing ....

My gardener of 11 years, who has been so ill, passed away yesterday. I will miss him so much !!

Lovely soft rain here today. Think hubbie's golf will be cancelled .
Lots to be grateful for and happy to be on this path.XXXXXXXXXX
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I'm sorry for your loss Ayers but the job sounds great.
Hopefully the surgery will fix the pain problem for you

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Old 02-08-2020, 07:42 AM
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Thanks you both for letting me know about your own alcohol cravings. Mine aren't strong but they are there.

Ayers, that dropping things sounds like a pain in the patootie. Ugh. That job sounds kind of fun.

Gorgeous blue and white outside today although I'm not a huge fan of winter-scapes. We have yet another storm headed into the area. If we get enough snow I will try to ski in a park.

So today I hope to once again get back on the exercise wagon, call my sisters, work on tax organizer and work on the Elsa dress for my niece. Yeehaw.
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:58 PM
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Thank you , (((Dee))).
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Ski in the park ---- sounds wonderful, Bee, Hope you get out and do it.
Take me along, please ?
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:07 PM
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More of same here in the Rockies: snow and February doldrums.

I kept busy today which makes the time go by more quickly and keeps my mood from sliding into the gutter.

Never did go skiing in the park. Just indoor yoga. I will head up to the mountains tomorrow weather permitting.

I'm not drinking; I'm getting occasional moments with my nephew; my sister is calling with interesting stories from her work; February is passing; spring will come . . . . I'm keeping my chin up here and hope you all are too.
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Hope the doldrums pass BeKind

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Old 02-12-2020, 02:28 AM
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Stay strong, Bee. I can imagine that winter there can make one a bit glum (although we tend to romanticise snowy weather over here - because we don't have to deal with shoveling it , deal with sludge etc etc)

Keep fighting the doldrums and try and stay happy. Try another hobby , maybe? Join a bookclub?I find that reading really helps me escape when I feel locked up in my own mind. I just finished the newest Isabel Allende - it was stunning. Now reading American Dirt - think it's going to be a good read.

Hugs to you (((((((()))))))))XXXXXXXXXX
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:25 AM
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Good morning/evening/middle of the night all.

I'm hacking away again with the doldrums along with solitude as I am in the mountains working on the house. Boy I get grouchy/depressed. Thanks so much Ayers for your support.

I have spent a useful morning: running laundry, unloading the car, re-stocking supplies, shoveling snow, taking down Christmas decorations, knocking down icicles (our roof gets ice damns which is heavy on the roof; we need a new roof)

Well I'm off to call my Dad, text a friend and meditate. I don't usually meditate but it is the best thing I know to handle crap emotions so I'm off to give it a try.

Yeehaw . . . . also I'm thinking over the new hobby thing . . . not sure what to do but it sounds fun to think about something fun.
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I only managed to meditate 5 min before my 80 year old neighbor called. If I was healthier, I would probably be able to send it to voice mail and call him back but I didn't. Ah well.

I got myself out of the house by doing a trash/recycle run taking my neighbor's trash also to the dumpster. I used this momentum to get myself out skiing: 15 min on the golf course. First ski of the year . . . .next time I'm bringing a hat as my ears were freezing!

So onward. February will pass . . . . one day at a time.
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Pity your meditation got interrupted, but fabulous that you got out to ski !!! Jayyy. Oh my word, it sounds like SUCH fun !

I'm leaving tomorrow - alone , jayyy - to visit my daughter for the weekend. A lovely , 3 hour drive with the music blaring and the wind in my hair - well, not really, but I like to imagine it that way.

Back on Sunday evening - will check in then again.

Thinking of you , Bee, chin up, wish I could pop over and have a good chinwag with you and cheer you up . Sending you a loooong hug . ((((((((())))))))))))) XXXXXXXXXX
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:53 AM
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I will take that chinwag Ayers even if it is electronic/internet!! I wish you were here as I may not really enjoy snow but I would enjoy you enjoying it!!! It is beautiful. This morning there was a dusting which was just lovely.

The father of the family who lives in my house is pretty bad with money. He buys stuff he doesn't really need. This drives me nuts. Recently I've realized that this is a bit of projection on my part; I may not be a spender but I don't take the time to track money and have made bad decisions about purchases on many occasion. There is a saying that, "Money is never just money". This is so true; I get super anxious about it and my anger with him is telling of my own failings around it . . . . so . . . . .this morning I spent 50 min copying tax documents as part of my ongoing efforts to face my anxieties around this.

Now off for 5 min of yoga, look up a fourth page to a tax document and start copying the 1099-Rs

Ayers may you have a lovely road trip and a good time with your daughter.

Dee thanks for sticking with our dwindling group. You are indeed a prince!

Kitty, I'm hoping you come back and report!
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I'm headed into the armpit of the day with a few endorphins which is nice.

A friend texted me inviting me to go for a lunch time walk with his dog. I figured I would do a quick ski before the walk. However my friend threw on some skis too and we skied for an entire hour the dog running along. There are more people walking their dogs than skiing; I enjoy seeing the dogs so it made it fun.

I got the tax documents into the accountant, talked to my sister and picked up a few necessities at the grocery store.

Now I'm off to figure out a couple of passwords, unload groceries and call my Dad.

I can't say enough about endorphins!! They help so much.
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Hope you got out of the armpit of the day Be Kind lol...

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Old 02-13-2020, 07:52 PM
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Thanks Dee. I really did have a decent day which was nice.

I've been lavishly laying my depression and February blahs out here on our thread which is a bit embarrassing but I'm remembering Dee's story of just living on SR to stop drinking so if I have to post all day to help me get through a bad one, so be it.

I built a fire this evening, watched Call the Midwife and sewed which was lovely. It would have been a bit better if Ayer's would have been there with .her crocheting
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