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Old 10-24-2012, 05:36 AM
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How good fleece sheets and pillow cases feel. (wow if you look at my posts it seems that I must spend all my time in bed - not true, lol)
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:39 PM
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I actually like doing the laundry now. Wow!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:16 PM
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The leaves on the front lawn from the japanese maple there, are a rich mosaic of indigo, maroon, rust, grape, and cranberry colors. Just beautiful.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:27 AM
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Going out with a set amount of work to finish. Finishing that and finding it took way less time than I thought and getting a bunch of stuff scheduled for tomorrow done today.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:35 PM
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Playing monopoly, Clue and Battleship with my nephew during the hurricane was fun. Especially since I wasn't focused on how to sneak a drink.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:27 AM
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Waking up without feeling my heart beating so fast I could feel it pounding in my chest.

Looking forward to work instead of thinking of excuses or feeling resentful I have to go in.

Love this thread, really made me feel proud to be where I am now.

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:48 AM
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Light/colour changes - seasonal or weather or artificial with candles etc. not dealing with hangovers gives senses and brain a whole lot of space to do other things.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:12 AM
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To,wake up and hear my little girl playiing and knowing iam sober and happy and can play with her all day without having to struggle to function after a bender!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:13 PM
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I like making the rounds at night, locking the doors and turning out the lights downstairs before I go upstairs. I like the feel of putting on fresh clean pajamas and getting under sweet smelling sheets and covers.

When I drank, I passed out in my clothes, sometimes,,.(ok, more then sometimes,) I slept downstairs on the couch. Sometimes the doors werent locked... Occasionally one was even open in the morning. OMG

I also like the way my dog smiles when he is happy. (yes he smiles).
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:22 PM
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:09 PM
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I notice and acknowledge my kids hugs and I love yous...
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:56 PM
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I'm only on day 5, but today i noticed how i'm starting to follow through with the things that I say I am going to do and how much patience I have for my children.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:04 PM
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There is sooo much time in a day now.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:38 AM
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Am I the only one that is thankful for not having to worry about people smelling alcohol on my breath? I used to avoid talking to people or hold my breath when up close when it was like 11 am and I already had 6 beers.

Now I don't drink... plus brush, floss, and mouthwash at least 3 times a day so I don't have a worry in the world when talking to people. Opposed to maybe brushing my teeth once a day when I was drinking.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:32 PM
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I noticed and cut a rosebud from a rosebush in the yard today. In November!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:59 PM
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I notice how much easier the tasks of life are now. I mean how could I have agonized before about getting gas, or, doing laundry, or changing the sheets? These things require no real effort, theyre not a burden. In fact I am lucky to have sheets, a washer and dryer, a full tank. Before I not only took these things for granted, I bemoaned them. Crazy.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:08 PM
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Tonight I noticed how beautiful the clouds are as they glide silently over an irridescent full moon.
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The scale is down and my eyes don't need drops every morning before I put on my make up!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:12 AM
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I notice lots of little things I used the alcohol to cover up, I am rediscovering who I am, good and bad
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:29 AM
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I'm on my fourth day, again. Today I woke up with a relatively clear head. That's a definite plus and motivates me to keep going.
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