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Old 01-13-2012, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by flamingredhair View Post
The people in the liquor department at my store probably think I moved.
I haven't been to any ( ! ) of my past favourite liquor stores in the last 5 months. I've been wondering if I should drop in and say hi, just so they know I'm ok, and not to worry about me any more.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:01 PM
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I was in one of my local pubs last week and said to the barman I was off the drink, his reply: "There goes my job". I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

I can laugh now

two weeks tomorrow!
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:08 PM
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I would dread the rumble of the recylcing truck as he made his way to my house to empty my bin. The clanging of bottles was definately the loudest in the street, god knows what the neigbours thought.... Oh the shame.
Haha! Same here.. When our city switched over to a new waste company they delivered new garbage/compost/recycle bins and I remember the day they delivered the recycle bin, I was cracking jokes like "who ordered the hot tub" because the thing was SO huge.. Little did I know that my disease would progress so badly after those days that I would literally fill the hot tub with my beer bottles and cans alone!

I don't sleep much anymore and I hope it gets better, but 3 hours sleep sober is MUCH better than 6 hours sleep on booze especially the next day. I'm tired, but at least I'm not hurting in the mornings.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:41 PM
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by freshstart57 View Post
I haven't been to any ( ! ) of my past favourite liquor stores in the last 5 months. I've been wondering if I should drop in and say hi, just so they know I'm ok, and not to worry about me any more.
I once berated a liquor store owner for relocating the Jameson from the end of the Scotch aisle to the end of the Canadian aisle.

How dare he!
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:57 PM
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When I go to bed sober....
I can read a couple of chapters in my book and also know that all the lights/tv/etc is turned off and I didn't pass out leaving the hydro bill to rack.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:04 PM
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I don't wake up at 3 or 4 am making a promise to myself to not drink today, that I would usually fail at. I also don't fear the headache or dry heaving. Now I wake up happy and healthy!
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:08 PM
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When I go to bed sober, it is normal now.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:12 PM
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I don't have to re-read whatever I tried to read in my book the night before.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:23 PM
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I don't have to re-read whatever I tried to read in my book the night before.

hated that. I would start the book the next day and have no idea what was going on and realized I would have to re-read chapters.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:28 PM
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Not waking up with the shame and guilt and the hangovers is definately the best part.

Also not worrying about where I hid the half empty vodka bottles the night before and having my wife find one and hurling it at me first thing in the morning.
Good grief, I was a mess.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jocata View Post
Not waking up with the shame and guilt and the hangovers is definately the best part.

Also not worrying about where I hid the half empty vodka bottles the night before and having my wife find one and hurling it at me first thing in the morning.
Good grief, I was a mess.
I guess I'm fairly lucky there. Never had an empty bottle thrown at me.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:54 PM
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Waking up feeling GREAT, and get greater after a cup of coffee, not pukey.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:34 PM
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Hi,
My name is Diana. I also don't wake up to a sink full of dishes as I did before. I stayed up one nite and did laundry, wrote a letter, made curtains one time for my living room and remembered who I talked to the nite before. This is fun and allmost challenging. One of my biggest complaints about drinking was that I would pass out early and wake up to a mess. I think this should keep going. Maybe we can give each other Ideas of new things to do SOBER.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:08 PM
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Yeah the new bumps and bruses were kinda scary! Once when I was closing our second story window I almost fell out of it. I think about that all the time. CRAZY!
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by perea3 View Post
Hi,
My name is Diana. I also don't wake up to a sink full of dishes as I did before. I stayed up one nite and did laundry, wrote a letter, made curtains one time for my living room and remembered who I talked to the nite before. This is fun and allmost challenging. One of my biggest complaints about drinking was that I would pass out early and wake up to a mess. I think this should keep going. Maybe we can give each other Ideas of new things to do SOBER.
Thanks
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Hi, Diana! Great idea!
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:36 PM
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I wake up feeling peaceful knowing everything is in it' s place as I left it the night before. I used to wake up with food on the coffee table not remembering cooking or eating it. Could've burned the house down or choked to death...sheeesh!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:53 PM
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Yeah the new bumps and bruses were kinda scary! Once when I was closing our second story window I almost fell out of it. I think about that all the time. CRAZY!
I know- I opened the passenger car door when my husband was driving on the highway at 65mph. Wide open, luckily he was able to lean across and shut it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:01 PM
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I still wake up and am so thankful I don't have to worry about what I may/may not have done the night before! And not have to feel sick all day!
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:35 PM
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I sometimes wake up in the morning thinking I'm about to have a terrible hangover.
Then I realize I haven't drank since last summer.
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