Blogs


Notices

Weekend check in! May 10-12 join us!

Old 05-10-2013, 04:30 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
A simple guy making his way
Thread Starter
 
Weasel1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 7,862
Blog Entries: 39
Smile Weekend check in! May 10-12 join us!

The weekend is here! And so is another weekend thread!

Ring Ring... On the sober bike.

Ye olde weekenders of past.

Forge a new way this weekend. Develop a new style of non drinking living.

What was old will be new again. A balanced ride into what's next for each of us.

Sober... Strong... And together!

Check in and tell us about your plan to stay sober.

Then as the weekend progresses tell us how you are feeling and doing.

We want to hear from you good or bad!!!

*****!
Weasel1966 is offline  
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Weasel1966 For This Useful Post:
Coldfusion (05-10-2013), ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), LadyinBC (05-10-2013), Like2Hike (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), Mizzuno (05-10-2013), Nonsensical (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), trikyriky (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 04:51 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Keeping it simple!
 
LadyinBC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 3,285
Blog Entries: 2
I plan on staying sober this weekend, but so far nothing really planned. haha sorry, I'm boring now, but at least sober!
LadyinBC is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to LadyinBC For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Like2Hike (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), SnwFlower (05-12-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), trikyriky (05-10-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 04:53 AM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Member
 
Bruce292's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Center of Mass
Posts: 622
My plan is to get up early, stay busy, do something fun, do something productive, and go to bed early.
Bruce292 is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Bruce292 For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Like2Hike (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), trikyriky (05-10-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 05:04 AM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Member
 
Like2Hike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: US
Posts: 637
I'm going camping on a barrier island where we'll be surf fishing. Enjoying the outdoors is so much nicer now that booze isn't dulling my senses.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Like2Hike is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Like2Hike For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 05:32 AM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Member
 
BikerAcct's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Somewhere USA
Posts: 238
Nothing major planned for this weekend other than remaining sober. I'm off work today, so I'm going to put it to use finishing up a long overdue paint job in the basement. Other than that hopefully get on the bike sometime.

Have a great and safe weekend everyone!
BikerAcct is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to BikerAcct For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Like2Hike (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 05:41 AM
  # 6 (permalink)  
A simple guy making his way
Thread Starter
 
Weasel1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 7,862
Blog Entries: 39
If nothing is planned that's not a terrible thing. But I encourage you to plan on regular checkins.

Idle time for me was never easy. Changing my patterns while sitting still was rough and not easy.

As for me?

Dinner at a new favorite eatery.
Planting more plants for the front porch.
House chores.
Walk on NYC to get a little exercise.
Relax... Relax... Relax.
Checkin to the weekend thread to have some sober company.

Ken
Weasel1966 is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Weasel1966 For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 06:54 AM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Member
 
Dollyangel17's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,219
Going to wash outside of windows upstairs (now that I have clear eyes, I can see how filthy they are).
Going to take my little girl to Barnes and Noble to pick out a couple of new books.
Going to the gym for the first time
Going to get my hair cut for the first time in ages (because now that I am sober, I actually care about my appearance again).
Going to enjoy mother's day breakfast in bed for the first time without a mimosa! Straight up cranberry juice for this girl:-)
Dollyangel17 is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Dollyangel17 For This Useful Post:
Bruce292 (05-10-2013), ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), Like2Hike (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Tammy47 (05-10-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 07:36 AM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 20,458
Morning Weasey and gang....
Where is the bacon? Where is Nonsensical...(Fandy worries)
Beeyootiful day here, going to 80s
did a lot of gardening last week, will do a few more for mothers day..planning on spending the day with my daughter and son in law...celebrating his birthday too, so there will be CAKE! (i love cake~too much)
cleaning the homestead and a Costco run...smiling and grateful to be sober.
Fandy is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Fandy For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), Nonsensical (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 07:41 AM
  # 9 (permalink)  
Member
 
isinganyway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York City
Posts: 154
Ye olde weekend checkin! Aye aye, captain!
isinganyway is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to isinganyway For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 08:43 AM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Member
 
soberclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,068
I am in for this weekend! I've been teaching the drug/alcohol unit in health classes all this week in a school I work at. I think the topic has been some type of trigger for some reason although I love teaching. I've been thinking about drinking a lot more then usual. I'm headed to an AA meeting this afternoon (I rarely go to meetings so shall see how goes), counseling shortly after that, and reservations at a new restaurant tonight with my SO. The rest of the weekend not so sure but will be checking in; thanks for being here sober weekenders!
soberclover is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to soberclover For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 08:50 AM
  # 11 (permalink)  
Member
 
Torso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North England, UK
Posts: 214
Blog Entries: 1
Checkin in for the weekend. It's gonna be extremely stressful but I am very determined. I HAVE to attend a party, but I'm looking forward to waking up Sunday and meeting my friends for brunch when they all have hangovers and I can feel a little smug inside.

I'll still be able to check in and i'll be using all my phone resources.
No poison for me thank you!
Torso is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Torso For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 10:20 AM
  # 12 (permalink)  
Member
 
Ptcapote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 987
Hi, I'm checking in for my first weekend with continuous internet in a month! Jet lag seems to be abating (except waking up at 4am craving a cheeseburger because my body still thinks it's 7PM---no, I didn't give in) so am hoping for a productive weekend of gardening and spending time with my best friend in my beautiful hometown of Philadelphia. Going to add a new AA meeting on Sunday night when I get back to DC because they are becoming such an important part of me staying sober AND happy. Other than that, will be checking in with all of you!

Non, you out there? You onboard? Bringing the bacon and the humor this weekend as per usual? It's not a complete weekend thread without you, you do realize...
Ptcapote is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Ptcapote For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), Nonsensical (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 11:21 AM
  # 13 (permalink)  
Grateful to be free
 
Threshold's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,681
Blog Entries: 64
Checking in, not letting the stress that my BF is bringing home from work, as well as all the 10,000 details of re-establishing after a move to a different state get to me. I'm just not.

I am cleaning the house, doing laundry, the sorts of things I do have some say so on, that will make the home less stressful. Plan some healthful meals, listen to some positive music and stay in touch with friends on line. I get less kooky in MY head when I have regular "reality checks" with other people.
Threshold is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Threshold For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 11:30 AM
  # 14 (permalink)  
Member
 
AlisonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Western New York
Posts: 375
Happy Sober Friday all! It's a rainy weekend coming, so I'm thinking of just relaxing with the dog, husband and some DVDs under a blanket. Getting an MRI tomorrow morning (fun!) then having lunch with a friend. Sunday - going to a brunch buffet for Mother's day and I'm going to eat my weight in waffles and bacon!! I should probably do some chores and things as well, but that's no fun to think about!

Alison
AlisonW is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to AlisonW For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), Nonsensical (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 11:35 AM
  # 15 (permalink)  
Member
 
GroundhogDay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,951
I should probably make a plan that involves something besides the usual weekend chores.
GroundhogDay is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to GroundhogDay For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 12:26 PM
  # 16 (permalink)  
Sobriety is Traditional
 
Coldfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Orcas Island, Washington
Posts: 7,873
After the recent eclipse, this weekend is a great time to start projects! (According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, published since 1792, May 11 and 12 are "Best Days" for this).

Go for it!
Coldfusion is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Coldfusion For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), isinganyway (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 12:41 PM
  # 17 (permalink)  
That bell or bike person
 
mecanix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: london
Posts: 4,985
Blog Entries: 12
I hope we hear from Non *ring ring* he's quite erudite and witty Perhaps he's working on the "super" deck . trying to finnish it for the weekend .

It's never to late to get back on the sober bike . When i was a child i'd fall off my bike try not to cry, then laugh and get back on ..

i wonder why as an adult when i spent years trying to stop drinking i'd always metaphoricly speaking , throw the bike in the hedge , get angry with myself , sit in my own mess and give up ..

I found the kid in me again, and i'm never giving in Wheeeeeeeeeeee , sober fun is the best fun you can have when your by yourself .

Bestwishes , M
mecanix is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to mecanix For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), Nonsensical (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), soberclover (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 12:43 PM
  # 18 (permalink)  
A simple guy making his way
Thread Starter
 
Weasel1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 7,862
Blog Entries: 39
Yes M.... The baconator's absence is palpable.
Weasel1966 is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Weasel1966 For This Useful Post:
Coldfusion (05-10-2013), ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), isinganyway (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), Nonsensical (05-10-2013), nowme (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 12:57 PM
  # 19 (permalink)  
Sobriety is Traditional
 
Coldfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Orcas Island, Washington
Posts: 7,873
I'm going to build not a deck but a ramp up to my deck. When we rebuilt our deck, I had bought materials to build steps but instead I installed a ramp. My thinking actually was that one day we will be in wheel chairs and need a ramp, but it has been so handy that now I want a ramp on the other side too. I can wheel a full wagon of firewood straight from the woodshed right into the living room. Also, my wife has bad knees and she hates stairs.

So the materials for said second ramp have been sitting in the yard for about five years! ...and YES! I just checked, I have plenty of deck screws!
Coldfusion is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Coldfusion For This Useful Post:
ElegantlyWasted (05-10-2013), Fandy (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)
Old 05-10-2013, 01:00 PM
  # 20 (permalink)  
Member
 
nowme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 439
This weekend I will be selling orchids. I hope to sell out as the bills continue to pill up and there is little $$ in the old bank account. I hope to see my sister and nephew. I had some crazy dreams last night... The first dreams of using in awhile... Steeling drugs from my pop and eating tacos with ground beef ( yuck!!!)
An to stay busy and perhaps attend an AA meeting in another town. I keep telling myself to go to one but have not, thus far.
Day 10 for me. Have a great weekend. Thank you for the support, this forum is helping me a lot. Bless you all
nowme is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to nowme For This Useful Post:
Fandy (05-10-2013), mecanix (05-10-2013), Ptcapote (05-10-2013), takingbackmylif (05-11-2013), Weasel1966 (05-10-2013)

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:34 AM.