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Old 04-24-2015, 05:18 AM
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Happy almost weekend Sober-ites!
Frost on the ground here, but really spring IS coming, right??
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:24 AM
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What does this war entail?? Good luck on the job hunt.

Solarian good for you telling the Dr my blood pressure and glucose are now perfectly normal after only 4 months and they were both high for years.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:35 AM
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:41 AM
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Morning Gettingsmarter!!

Great news Della!!!!!

I am here... not caught up on the thread yet but at work. Working from home today. Nice on fridays to do that.

Talk later!
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:13 AM
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Morning guys!

Ruby, I'm sure you look fabulous! You'll be looking great this weekend and well-rested too.

Weas, working from home is great. I do it every day and can make a decent living...not sure I could go back to office life. That said, both methods have their positives and negatives. Depends what type of office, etc.

LB, good luck on getting the hunt into gear. Sounds like you also have a battle on your hands with the robins! I deal with common long-tailed grackles down here, they are the dominant species. My balcony just got a gleaming white paint job...and those birds seem to think that it's their job to sully the scene with dookie every morning.

Olive - it's not a weekend road trip. We're talking a week-long journey up to the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Just me and my Isuzu Trooper. New sights, etc. Details to come next weekend.

First things first: getting back to work here. Breakfast soon. I had the best night's sleep last night. I was dead to the world all night long and awoke feeling refreshed! Focusing on positives this weekend.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:26 AM
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Plan A - I wrapped my mirror in aluminum foil. It should deter the little bastich. And if it doesn't, I just remove the foil and replace it. I hate to have to resort to violence. I didn't net my blueberries last year because a bird got caught in the netting and it took me 20 minutes to cut it out two years ago. No blueberries for me. Then they figured out how to sneak under the barrier I erected to steal my cherries.

This could be the year I lose my patience with them.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:29 AM
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I think my VW must have been underneath a Pterodactyl.

My oldest daughter said she was paid a compliment by her boss "sturdy"
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:58 AM
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Dear God I couldn't live in the UK......I have enough self esteem issues. Sturdy? Pfft
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:03 AM
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BigS... I love my office and my coworkers. We have fun and get a lot done. But fridays at home is great. Cats love it too!
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:24 AM
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Good morning everyone! Brain, see ! Those zillion robins are getting to you. They're everywhere this year. Smart move to shield the mirror.

Thanks. Hair is fine. I'm frazzled again. Little Miss Ruby is here at work with me. She seemed to be running a fever last night and was crying and complaining her stomach hurt. So, even though I have sick days, I can't take them unless I plan in advance. Kids don't plan being sick in advance. Will try to make a Dr. appointment for later.

Solarion, you seem to be in good spirits. Hand in there. I was a daily drinker so every day was an issue at first. Hang in there.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:13 AM
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Spent last night helping my kids finish packing for this weekends scout campout. They're supposed to build improvised shelters and sleep in them for two nights, prepare their own food, etc.... Overnight weather calls for 26F and snow. At least there is no rain in the forecast, and kids are usually tougher than us adults so I'm not too worried. That and they are excited as heck, it should be fun. I'm going, so the scouts will help me get through another two nights sober, I just have be be on the AV lookout Sunday night.
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Plan A - I wrapped my mirror in aluminum foil. It should deter the little bastich. And if it doesn't, I just remove the foil and replace it. I hate to have to resort to violence. I didn't net my blueberries last year because a bird got caught in the netting and it took me 20 minutes to cut it out two years ago. No blueberries for me. Then they figured out how to sneak under the barrier I erected to steal my cherries.

This could be the year I lose my patience with them.
Yeah, short of building a full blown teepee over the bushes, you could always just plant more bushes and share with the birds. My blueberry bushes were eaten to the ground by rabbits or deer before they had a chance to produce anything. :-/
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:35 AM
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Hi all,

I am being a bad boy in work and catching up with my weekender comrades/warriors! I hope everyone is having a great Friday so far.

Nearly home time. My brain is excited and all over the place.

Mrs B and I were at the hospital yesterday. We had one of those scans. It's still early days, but it appears that we will be joined by Junior B. Junior B should be here sometime in November in fact.

I don't mean to be too heavy with news. It is still not real to me and my emotions are shifting from numb, to panic, then back to numb, then joy.

I never would have even hoped for this possibility back when I was drinking. I would not have allowed it to happen. I did not even have hope that I could be in a long-term relationship, never mind looking after a child.

But I do have hope now. I am filled with hope that I will maintain my sobriety. Not just for me, but for Mrs B and Junior B when he/she arrives.

And I will be reaching out even more to my to my fellow SR weekend warriors for support, inspiration, and zany banter.

That's all from me for now. I need to get back to being numb and confused for a while.

All my best,

B
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:39 AM
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Congrats!!!!
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breathe................................
I just spent the last two? hours trying to get my printer to connect...

then I lost my internet connection... okay that's fixed.. I am ready to shoot this printer too...

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I shall be in for the weekend as well.

I'm watching the Bruce Jenner interview tonight and going to the SR chat. I may make popcorn.

tomorrow, I'm spring cleaning, getting a run in and doing some food prep for the week.

I also got my "person" to call when urges hit. So, I feel good about that.

Happy Friday, beautiful people
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Hi all, I am being a bad boy in work and catching up with my weekender comrades/warriors! I hope everyone is having a great Friday so far. Nearly home time. My brain is excited and all over the place. Mrs B and I were at the hospital yesterday. We had one of those scans. It's still early days, but it appears that we will be joined by Junior B. Junior B should be here sometime in November in fact. I don't mean to be too heavy with news. It is still not real to me and my emotions are shifting from numb, to panic, then back to numb, then joy. I never would have even hoped for this possibility back when I was drinking. I would not have allowed it to happen. I did not even have hope that I could be in a long-term relationship, never mind looking after a child. But I do have hope now. I am filled with hope that I will maintain my sobriety. Not just for me, but for Mrs B and Junior B when he/she arrives. And I will be reaching out even more to my to my fellow SR weekend warriors for support, inspiration, and zany banter. That's all from me for now. I need to get back to being numb and confused for a while. All my best, B
Congrats to you and mrs B
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Plan A - I wrapped my mirror in aluminum foil. It should deter the little bastich. And if it doesn't, I just remove the foil and replace it. I hate to have to resort to violence. I didn't net my blueberries last year because a bird got caught in the netting and it took me 20 minutes to cut it out two years ago. No blueberries for me. Then they figured out how to sneak under the barrier I erected to steal my cherries.

This could be the year I lose my patience with them.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-0TEJMJOhk[/youtube]

Tried to post a video to help yall with the foil. Sorry if it does not work.
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