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Weasel1966 09-11-2014 08:27 AM

Can you hear it – Weekender Thread - Sept 12 -14
Imagine how you would feel if you knew for a fact that you’ll never drink/use again, that your addiction is already ended, and you’re free at last!

Notice your mixed feelings? Well at least I have some if you don’t.

I feel exhilarated and free!!!

I also feel a sinking feeling and a fear. Fear that something I have known for so long won’t ever be part of my life again.

That sinking feeling is my beast. My addictive voice or AV.

That sense of liberation. Of relief. That’s me. That’s the real me.

That's an exercise from a popular recovery program that always makes me see the line often blurred when I want a drink. I have learned to hear that distinction and know I am being played for a fool.

But… Since this is the safe haven of the weekender thread where the focus is on the camaraderie and a program of weekend adventures in ice cream, bacon, travel, gardening, music and the activities of a sober life gone right, I refrain from outright “program” type conversation.

But I want to point out that our addictive voice can be a bugger. Maybe focus on trying to hear when that voice is doing the talking or when you are doing the talking.

So are you ready? Can you hear it? *Ring Ring* !!!!

All aboard!!! Sober buses are lined up for you to jump on. Room for all. Cowabunga on the roof for some!

Welcome to your sober weekend!


lunar 09-11-2014 08:29 AM


peace2uuu 09-11-2014 08:32 AM

In :)

Aarryckha 09-11-2014 08:36 AM

Always in for a sober weekend!

ImperfectlyMe 09-11-2014 08:42 AM

I'm in!!!!! I haven't rode the weekend bus in quite some time:c032: looking forward to it.

Weasel1966 09-11-2014 08:43 AM

Woo hoo! Lunar has shotgun this week.... Hmmm... But wait! There are 5 buses!!!!! Lol

Welcome peace2u to both SR and the weekender thread! Glad to have you aboard!

Aarryckha ... Really good to see you again!

ImpefectlyMe... Glad you joined in! You have the next to last shotgun seat! Enjoy the ride!

Oldselfagain 09-11-2014 08:51 AM

Oh man!!!!!! I got tied up in a meeting and missed the chance for shotgun!! Arrrgggghhhh!!


Mags1 09-11-2014 08:54 AM

Can I hop on, too please, weasel.

Weasel1966 09-11-2014 09:03 AM

Oldself.... Nope you have the last of the five shotgun seats. Five buses. Five seats!

Soberwolf 09-11-2014 09:04 AM

who brought sandwiches ? lol

Alynn 09-11-2014 09:07 AM

I'm on. Here's to a peaceful weekend with friends and family, no shame , guilt , sneaking, apologizing, crying, or hangovers! The sober life is the good life!

I can do all things through he who strengthens me

biminiblue 09-11-2014 09:09 AM

I brought my own bus. *Ring Ring*

Shotgun :c005:

Gilmer 09-11-2014 09:10 AM

I'm in, too!

Oldselfagain 09-11-2014 09:12 AM

Originally Posted by Weasel1966 (Post 4892763)
Oldself.... Nope you have the last of the five shotgun seats. Five buses. Five seats!

Thanks Ken I feel better. I'll stop pouting now.

ForgetfulKevin 09-11-2014 09:19 AM


I don't think I'll need the straightjacket and minders this weekend.

bellaboos 09-11-2014 09:22 AM

I'm catching the bus this weekend. A full, eventful and shame free destination please :c015:

Weasel1966 09-11-2014 09:25 AM

Welcome bellaboos to Sr and the weekender thread!

BiminiB.... Very creative to have brought your own bus.... Love it!!!!!!

MesaMan 09-11-2014 09:37 AM

Plenty Of Room. No Need To Be 'Sari'
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Nonsensical 09-11-2014 09:38 AM

Well, at least I made page 1 this weekend!

This weekend I will be preparing for the following weekend's camping trip. Going hiking with my sons. :)

Also have some homework to do. I am taking a class about income tax preparation. Lots of paperwork - as you can imagine.


LBrain 09-11-2014 09:44 AM

I was outside getting the news that the insurance adjuster can't see any hail damage to my roof. I guess a second opinion is in order.
Meanwhile, tickets go on sale at 10AM tomorrow for the trans siberian orchestra Jan 3 in Reading, PA. I will be celebrating a year that weekend. Anyone interested? Weasel can load up the weekend bus and make a road trip.

As I was typing, MesaMan already got into the tunes.

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