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Old 04-16-2015, 07:33 PM
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Got through a really nasty craving tonight. I'm on the weekend bus.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:42 PM
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Congrats on the sober biz trip Della! That's quite an accomplishment!

In for another sober weekend. Had an unfortunate experience yesterday, I was trying to fertilize a few of my beautiful plants and accidentally overdid it with the nitrogen plant mulch. Killed a bunch of 'em. I was so dang ticked off at myself, everything was looking so good! After digging up, re-potting, and tossing all the old dirt off the side of the roof, I went to my favorite plant nursery after work to re-stock. Came back and went to work. The whole project took me all day (lunch breaks, work breaks, and after work) but it's done. And I'm happy with things again, at least I'm part way there.

Been thinking about a zip-line (canopy tour) this weekend. The New York Times did a great travel feature on my town here in Guatemala last weekend and I saw a few activities that I haven't done yet. I think a bit of "yippeee!" time is in order.

In the meantime, I have a headache and I'm tired after a long day of diggin' in the dirt. Off to bed. Good to hear from you all, and have a wonderful Friday!
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:56 PM
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Strat, both cats are definitely trying to do away with me if the warning signs are accurate. Check, and check.

I would be livid about the project too. I hope your prof is reasonable. Kind of a flip side of something that happened to me. Final exam prof said specifically that he wasn't testing on a particular chapter when we did our review. Test day and half the final was the chapter he told us we didn't have to study. We couldn't do anything about it. I hope you can. It seems monstrously unfair. Or ask for a new finish date. Students have lives too.

Better start watching that cat.
Prof isn't being reasonable unfortunately since I just got an email.

BigS-very sorry to hear of the nitrogen disaster with your plants. Ziplining sounds awesome to where I'd definitely do it!
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:16 PM
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Della, congratulations on the first sober business trip. That's great! Home in time for the weekend. Sweet.

BigS, how disappointing. I hope your replacements do better. Maybe sleep will help with the headache. Feel better. You'll need your wits about you for the zip lining. Which I think sounds cool. I'm still planning to take the kids to do it this summer. I'm hoping I can go myself.

I'm tired and headed for an earlier bed. Son has band tomorrow at 7a.m. He didn't go Tuesday because in my tired state I totally forgot his band instruments. His best friend forgot her stuff the same day because her mom drove off with it still in the car so I'm not the only one.

See you all in the morning.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:19 PM
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Strat, bummer on the email. What a jerk. Can you tweak what you've done to fit the new parameters or is it entirely different? Hopefully all 40 hours aren't in vain. Maybe he's teaching lessons in what you'll need to do if a persnickety client or boss changes their fickle mind at the last minute. In which case, see comment "what a jerk."
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:22 PM
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And I keep seeing things I missed earlier. Good job getting thought the craving gettingsmarter. I found that they didn't last long. They just seemed to at the time. I just had ice cream. That helps a lot. I eat it now more out of habit than for cravings but I still get them.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:07 PM
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Going into Friday afternoon.

I usually start doing the mental convolutions about three onwards. You know the ones that start telling you that weekend only drinking is an improvement on past habits, reasonable in the circumstances, etc etc.

Just hope I don't go home to a house guest getting into the vino.....

later....
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....Chili Palmer.

Had to google it......but, yeah...definately a possibility.

Better post a pic of this cherished plant.
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Yep, Brain. I am getting too old for this. I am trying to figure out what to do for my 40th birthday. Number one thing that enters my mind is to be sober and to spend it with my family. I think I am going to go camping with my family.

Della, great job staying sober. You have been a big inspiration for me and your determination to get better is something I am striving for. I suppose there is some wisdom in faking it until you make it.

I haven't written anything in almost a month. I gave myself some time off and I think it is eating at me. I put all my energy into making a modern dollhouse for my daughter. It is quite something. It is 5 stories, has an elevator, a rooftop patio and homemade furniture. My husband thinks I should go into business. I wonder if I should even try because I will get bored of it eventually. Maybe not. In any case, not working is making me rot and I need to get out of my head.

I am working on my sobriety plan this weekend. Thank you everyone for the well wishes.

Ruby, your cat is stunning.
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Hey canguy ,
friday afternoon is one of those times .I made sure i'd done all the shopping thurs and had ice cream as my reward for getting home thro' the traffic .

A long shower and an involving computer game … i was irritable, uptight and couldn't concentrate but i was aware this was the longer term effect of coming off the booze , it was the drinks fault not our glorious new sober live we are building .

Hey pouncer , good to have you back , you were here and then then went quiet … part of my plan was to come here every day and offer as much support to other people trying to get sober as possible , even a or keep on can make a difference to someones day , help keep them sober … thats a great power to have ..

Off driving now , take care y'all

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Old 04-16-2015, 10:44 PM
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Weasel, did you say wank with thankfulness?!

The show tonight was really, really good. I am very glad I went. Jacques Brel was an amazing songwriter.

Anyway, off to bed, must remember to disengage the alarm clock....although alot fat good that does me as dog usually wakes up bright and early.

Sleep well folks, and wake sober!
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Have a nice start to the weekend friends
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:58 AM
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Weasel, did you say wank with thankfulness?!

The show tonight was really, really good. I am very glad I went. Jacques Brel was an amazing songwriter.

Anyway, off to bed, must remember to disengage the alarm clock....although alot fat good that does me as dog usually wakes up bright and early.

Sleep well folks, and wake sober!
Oh dear Olive. I of course meant wake!!!!!! I did just see that when I read it this morning and I cringed. I expected that to be called out ... Just not by you. Probably M or BMac. funny! But if one was to I suppose they should also be thankful? No?
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Morning everyone,

I spent most of yesterday driving back from Glasgow in Scotland (400+ miles) so I'm going in to work late today.

Jacques Brel is quality Olive. I have a couple of albums of his songs by Scott Walker and Julian Cope (Jacques Brel is alive and well)
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Morning! I am relaxing before heading to the gym. Contacted the personal trainer dude yesterday. Free first session to establish things. Then maybe 3 or 4 sessions to be sure I have a sustainable routine I can live with and not hurt myself for the longer term.

Have to say I was never a fitness person. I hated stressing myself. But now in sobriety it seems normal. Fun even. Maybe just my maturity sneaking in. I am having fun no matter.

Hope everyone is ready for a good Friday! I am off work. Spring cleaning today!

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Morning all. Have a great Friday!

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...s**t. This isn't going well. Guest silent, withdrawn. Walking off into the guest room with her glass of wine and shutting the door.

Never, ever, been in a situation where my NOT drinking has caused a frosty sullen home situation.

Now just left to go for a walk. Tried to invite myself....wasn't wanted.

And I'm trying to stay sober thru THIS?
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...s**t. This isn't going well. Guest silent, withdrawn. Walking off into the guest room with her glass of wine and shutting the door. Never, ever, been in a situation where my NOT drinking has caused a frosty sullen home situation. Now just left to go for a walk. Tried to invite myself....wasn't wanted. And I'm trying to stay sober thru THIS?
Protect your sobriety. You've made a brilliant decision and change to stop drinking and you have got this. I feel confident for you!
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Good morning/evening weekenders. Y'all are an inspirational bunch and I quite enjoy reading about your lives over my morning coffee.
Creature of habit that I am, gym time......

Encouragement for all and thanks for being here!
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...thanx janelane.

Don't know quite how to deal with this.....
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