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Old 04-24-2015, 06:22 PM
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Della, nothing like truth, huh?

Tetra. I am so proud to know you.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:28 PM
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Olive, thank you for the indirect reminder that I have a nice big bottle of cold lemon fizzy water in the fridge.

Hah. You guys are my Friday night.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:41 PM
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yeah Mesa, let's do a double double...

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Old 04-24-2015, 06:54 PM
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Ok just found Super Mario 3! Game on.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:57 PM
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:03 PM
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Well Olive, our weather cooperating for not going out. Cold and rainy. Which is fine. No gymnastics for little miss tomorrow. She's been sick off and on for too long so resting is in order.

I'm watching bad TV and contemplating bed. My mother told me to go to bed when I talked to her earlier. Mom knows best? And why is it that I don't listen.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:11 PM
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I hope you feel better soon, Ruby.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:15 PM
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Thanks HaF! I think it's just lack of sleep. Maybe mom's right.

Have a good night all! See you in the morning. And I'm going to change my alarm before bed.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:49 PM
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Good night all. Going to watch some ocean animal films and get some sleep.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:11 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement EGNYC. I'm still torn between looking for a "real" job or just getting something to hold me over for 10 years. I guess that is a real job. But I mean a job with all the benefits that usually go along with one, or just contract work for 6 or 9 months a year. dunno. How's sis doing?
You're welcome, LB. I had to learn how to work again, learn the local customs, after my layoff. After I returned, I began to appreciate the work I do more (or perhaps just differently?) than I had previously. I took so much for granted earlier in my career, and came to believe that my star would only continue to rise. And then I ultimately threw it all away.

I don't know how to answer your question about my sister, no matter who asks. She's slowly making her way to acceptance of her condition, continues to cooperate with her treatment and recovery, and does whatever she needs to do to prepare for the worst. We're similar in those ways. You can't always control what's happening to you, but you can take action to improve where you're at. God bless her. But in the end, she still has cancer. We talk a lot, always have, and she does little but important things (in my mind) to take care of me, and to protect me from becoming overwrought. She has episodes of despair, and I'm happy that I can just be with her when I can when she has them.

My sister has the gift of putting people at ease just by being with them, and I've both learned and benefited from this.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:31 PM
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Morning everyone, jogged along the canal this am, weather has turned quite chilly and the sky is oppressively grey.

All the best to your sister Endgame

This is weird, why are the bins out on a Saturday morning?
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:32 AM
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Hi grocerease ,
come join in , we might talk about something and nothing .. the idea is to just get through and maybe encourage each other .

Hey all ,
saturday morning coffee is on , A surprise trip to the seaside for mum is in the offing .. nothing too intense .. of too far to walk with other people around because of schizophrenia and C.O.P.D ..

Sobriety means i can contemplate such things in the past i'd have had a foul humour because every moment was being wasted if i wasn't getting wasted .

I still get impatient especially when I'm tired but i'm worlds better than i once was . progress eh ?

New day today 8:30 here , lets make the next decision the right one . mine involves coffee ..

TTFN , m
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:02 AM
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Morning all,

Still in there. Going to go look at tiles and stuff today.

For those of you still in mourning - http://youtu.be/xlfCyHbLdpI

Cheers,

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Old 04-25-2015, 01:18 AM
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Morning Soberenders!

Thanks for all the lovely messages - I really appreciate it!

Having a quick catch up with you guys with a coffee. I hope everyone is keeping well.

In a small town at present. I like the pace of life here.

Need to get moving. Busy day, people to see. I'll check in later.

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Old 04-25-2015, 01:27 AM
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I have upscaled my ride on the advice of LB, Sao and others!
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:33 AM
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Checking in this weekend. I accept the no-alcohol-ever part of sobriety and it makes me feel at peace. However, it is annoying how many people are disappointed when you don't drink. I am stressed about having to deal with that for the rest of my life.

Congrats Behan! You and your wife must be so excited!
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:59 AM
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Morning folks!

I have been wrapped up in work. I cannot believe how invested I have become. I don't ususally give a crap. But I want a promotion and being sober allows for much more expendable energy. So since my personal life blows why not put it into something to make money with huh?

Gym this morning.

Nice new ride there Mr. B. Very tough looking.

Talk when I return. Planning to watch the Bruce Jenner interview and the movie Cake later today. No spoilers on either please.

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Old 04-25-2015, 02:08 AM
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I will just say it was done well
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:15 AM
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Hi K ,
social side sucking ? hmm i recon you'd be good teaching people non alcoholic chocolate and cooking get everyone to put labels on their jumpers ..

I think you'd find it fun to plan classes for people who want to entertain and present food like you do .. maybe do a whole spectacular menu in as many weeks classes …

Maybe you'd find some happiness in a shared activity like that ? the job is quite techy and geeky and therefore quite isolating ..

Just a thought ,

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Old 04-25-2015, 03:33 AM
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... thanks M... great ideas to keep in mind.

As for this morning I did some moves that Stu my new meaty-beefy-big-and-bouncy personal trainer showed me this week

Now off to the market for stuff. Don't need anything but I am low on stuff.
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