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Old 03-25-2015, 12:41 PM
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Eggplant tonight??????
Plans have changed. My wife is not eating dinner at home so I'm going to postpone making the rollatini until tomorrow. There are lots of leftovers in the house so I'll be making a tasty and easy meal for myself tonight.

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Hi GC have a nice evening bud
Thanks SW and the same to you. Enjoy your company.

I'm going to be making my shopping list for Saturday while listening to music and then read.
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:33 PM
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Plans have changed. My wife is not eating dinner at home so I'm going to postpone making the rollatini until tomorrow. There are lots of leftovers in the house so I'll be making a tasty and easy meal for myself tonight.

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Not 100%, but better, thanks, GC.
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:34 PM
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Not 100%, but better, thanks, GC.
Glad you're on the mend and the bug that you thought was possibly making a reappearance isn't.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:15 PM
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Entering the danger zone. Past 8 PM and alone. I still have to get my shopping list together for this weekend's party and I'm on SR, so I should be okay. My plan is to hang here, write out my list, read my book, and get to bed at a very reasonable hour.

Things go better when I have a plan.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:03 PM
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Off to bed and sober. Thanks SR.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:51 AM
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Tough mental morning; even though I was in bed early I had a poor night's sleep once the wee hours hit so I think being tired had something to do with it. Never gave in and I as of right now the worst is behind me. It helped that I have two additional incentives today. My son is coming home from college tonight and coincidentally I have an Eagle Scout ceremony for one of the kids in his troop and I want to be stone cold sober. Unfortunately my son's train is going to arrive too late for him to attend the ceremony.

I've started the prep work for the eggplant rollatini and in about 30 minutes will assemble it.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:55 AM
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Way to stay strong, GC.

Enjoy the Eagle Scout ceremony tonight and meeting your son later, both sober; good stuff.
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by SoberLeigh View Post
Way to stay strong, GC.

Enjoy the Eagle Scout ceremony tonight and meeting your son later, both sober; good stuff.
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Your doing exellent GC
Thanks guys! I really appreciate it. I'm going to enjoy both for sure and I will be sober. Having been through the Eagle Scout process with my son I know first hand how much work and dedication it takes. It's no joke so the recognition the kid is going to get tonight is well deserved and will be long remembered by him and his family.

My son is coming home for spring break, but I'm not sure how much we're going to see him. Tomorrow morning he's leaving to spend the weekend with his sister, love that, and when he comes home on Monday he has plans to spend a couple of days at a beach house his college roommate's parent's own. Looks like we'll get some time with him toward the end of the week.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:12 PM
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Don't you live it when your kids pencil you in It's nice to see them enjoying life though.
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Don't you live it when your kids pencil you in It's nice to see them enjoying life though.
I totally agree. I get great joy in knowing that my two kids want to spend time together. They're very different kids and being siblings they know how to push each others' buttons, but what siblings don't? Now that they don't see each other very often I think, along with maturity, they've come to realize and appreciate how special their relationship is.

On a similar note, I'm very happy that although they are both independent they enjoy coming home and spending time with dear ole mom and dad. :-)

My defenses are a little low at the moment because dear son came home much later than expected, around 12:30, and I was up past 1 AM with him so I'm tired. Wifey is going to be home soon and we're going to go for an afternoon run before starting our prep for this weekend's party so those are my short term additional incentives to have nothing stronger than club soda.
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Done prepping. I have to be honest, a drink sounds very good right about now, but I know it's not in my best interests so I'm playing the whole darn thing forward because I know one isn't going to be one and I want to wake up early tomorrow and run and then there's too much to do afterward for me not to be on my game. And THEN my sleep over guests show up, so I know it's going to be a late evening followed by a morning that I need to entertain and serve eight people breakfast. Not alone, of course, because my wife will be doing her share throughout, but still a lot of work for both of us and when one is seeking additional incentives, as I often do, these are good ones.
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You can power through this, GC.

Waking up hangover-free - will it ever grow old??????
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You can power through this, GC.

Waking up hangover-free - will it ever grow old??????
SL, I have gotten through it. Hanging out with my wife and going to bed soon. All is good.

What I wrote earlier was a journaling of my thoughts. I wasn't close to actually having that first one, but there was some minor thought so I wrote here and just by that process I gained additional fortitude.

Hangovers = not fun. As I've written about probably too much, me and my wife are hosting a sleep over party tomorrow night. Not to encourage folks to drink, but because most live too far away to drive home. That written, the end result with this crowd is that most will wake up Sunday morning not feeling their best. I'll be tired, just as I was this morning after staying up until my son's long delayed appearance at home happened last night, but I'll be sober and ready to face the task of playing host and getting everybody fed. Being on my game Sunday morning is my goal and I'm going to keep my eye on the prize.

Good or bad I'll be back to write about the experience as it relates to SR.

Hint: It's going to be good. :-)
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^^^^ What Della said.
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^^^^ What Della said.
You're both too kind. I struggle, but with the support of folks like you I'm getting by and doing better than I would be otherwise.
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Just checking in.

No drinks after my last post last night, was in bed shortly after, and as planned, was up early to get my run done. All is good even though the run was far more difficult than it should have been.

Although committed to being sober I'm a little nervous about tonight especially after I get dinner on the table because that's when my wife takes over. We have very defined roles when hosting and after 30 years of doing so there is no need for discussion about what each of us are going to be tasked with. In short, I plan the menu and do the cooking and she takes care of dessert and cleaning up. But that also means that although I'm still hosting after dinner, my heavy lifting is done for the evening and I can let my folliclly (not sure if that's really a word) challenged head of hair down. We're all 55 plus so it's not like it's going to be a college frat party, but to varying degrees folks will be drinking. My plan, because I always do better with a plan, is to always have a glass of seltzer within arm's reach and remember that I have to be responsible for cooking breakfast Sunday morning.

Thanks SR for giving me an outlet to write down my thoughts.
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