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Old 07-18-2014, 05:54 AM
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Here are the owls...this picture was taken at an arboretum on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1997 by a photojournalist from a local newspaper. It appeared in an issue of Life Magazine. At the time I worked for an association that gave out awards to journalists and that's how I got a copy of the picture.

Hope the day goes well for everyone. I'm at work and it's going to be an extra stressful day but at least it's Friday. Take care.

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Old 07-18-2014, 05:59 AM
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Stray socks make great dusting and dry cleaning tools.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:38 AM
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Dumping old underwear and buying some new pairs is also refreshing.

We should have a random 'housecleaning' thread sometime. What are those random tasks and overhauls you put off doing but make you feel so good when they're done. Lol. Like old underwear and lonely sock trashing. And new, fresh undie and sock purchases. Ahhhh.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:31 AM
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Olive!!!!! I got the bestest postcard to send you at the summit of Cadillac mountain!!!!
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:38 AM
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Sweet!!!! Thank you weasel!!! I haven't had a chance to read through the the thread yet, I will slow down later today. Off to check the crab traps!
I hope everyone is doing fine!!!

Postcard from gilmer this past week:

Love it!!!!
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:46 AM
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Thank you, Soberlicious, for referring me to this thread. This will be my first weekend sober (I dearly hope) in a long while. I am really relying on this SR community to get me past my cravings for cold Chardonnay. Just writing that word makes me salivate. Pitiful.
Thanks, SR.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:15 AM
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My view for the weekend. An otter ran across the lawn this morning and the bats do a show around the windows at night.
That island is rabbit island, except that is where the otters live.
I love it here!
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:18 AM
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Welcome Cleomie!

Bacon and ice cream have been known to cure cravings. Separately or together, pure deliciousness.

I am having the unusual experience of being busy at work the past few days.

Not a lot of time to be online. Looks like a great crew for the weekend.

Nice pics, Ken!
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:38 AM
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Nons, please whip me up a nice fresh BLT sammie for lunch along with melted cheese and an icy Dr. Pepper....make it doubles, i missed breakfast and I'm STARVING!

(I am still breathing with my tongue out from last weekend, that just cracks me up but looks funny at work).

I had to work today too, but only a few hours....I came in at 10:30 and will leave with my students at 4PM. am off on Monday, I hope we have good weather...but if not I will tackle that carpet shampooing that is needed....(in the summer, I only clean in bad weather).

I made good use of the extra morning hours at home, laundry, treadmill, walked the dog twice and was all ready to go...then one of the cats jumped precisely as I was putting away the powdered coffee latte mix that i use. spilling it all over the floor....the vacuum came out then the mop...there are much worse things that could have happened, so it is not a big deal.

(all of my socks match after the laundry)
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:26 AM
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Dumping old underwear and buying some new pairs is also refreshing
Interesting thought. Makes a good case for me to actually start wearing them.

Welcome Cleomie. Glad you joined the thread. Keep posting and reading. You can definitely do this. The salivation will go away. I promise.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:43 AM
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Welcome Cleomie. Make this weekend count. Don't let all this socks and underwear talk scare you off.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:46 AM
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I'm pretty lucky because Sunday is my only day off this weekend! But the boyfriend is far from home so I'll be alone, so I'll keep reading this thread for support!
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:39 AM
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Just went to the store for a few basics....FORGOT A NEW FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM!!!!!

I have about enough lemon/raspberry swirl for one serving size (gasp!?!).
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:41 AM
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I'm in for this weekend, and all of the weekends!
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:50 AM
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Hey welcome hockey guy!

Welcome to all the newly joined!!!! This is the place for staying sober on the weekend.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:25 PM
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Latest report from the field - "Rabbit still holed up in turnips"
I don't want to set trap unless I'm going to be around. Don't want him to expire in the heat.
Beautiful day here in eastern PA, should be great weekend.

welcome to all new weekenders. Let's get this boat rockin!
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by LBrain View Post
Latest report from the field - "Rabbit still holed up in turnips"
I don't want to set trap unless I'm going to be around. Don't want him to expire in the heat.
Beautiful day here in eastern PA, should be great weekend.

welcome to all new weekenders. Let's get this boat rockin!
Got a bush bunny living in my woodpile - he moved in last year, somehow survived the winter, and we saw him (it?) again this spring. However, he (it) has been missing since, so I'm wondering if he wandered off to go "frolic" with the other bunnies.

Glad to see you Hockey Guy.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:52 PM
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Last year we were trying to trap a raccoon but ended up with a skunk! He survived a couple of days without water (my husband was secretly hoping he would die! :-O). I looked the diet up online, and discovered that he was probably getting his water from grubs that are, unfortunately, plentiful in my flower bed. I propped his cage door open, put out a can of tuna, and left him overnight to escape (with my husband's consent). I did not get sprayed. We just looked at each other with our beady, little eyes!
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:52 PM
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One more pic from today.... It's impossible to take a bad picture here... Lol

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Old 07-18-2014, 12:53 PM
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My fourth weekend sober and I hope I can make it. In Edinburgh for the Jazz and Blues festival, with a concert both tomorrow and Sunday night. In the hotel at present and finding it really hard not to have a glass of wine. This is normally a party weekend. There is do much going on during the day that hopefully will keep me occupied. I suppose we all have to go through that first experience without having a drink to know we can do it, I just wish I could shut up that voice in my head. Started reading Rational Recovery. Thank you all for your support. X
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