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Old 05-07-2015, 02:50 PM
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Wow, this thread is hopping already.
Welcome to all the newcomers. .
I just had a great nap and now need to get back to work....
Bigs that lake looks beautiful.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:54 PM
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Big S... thanks for the encouragement. That is a million dollar view my friend. Enjoy sailing of the end of the pier. Also from Chicago but wishing i was where your at.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:55 PM
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And how on earth is it warmer than Chicago than it is in LA? You've got us by at least 15 or 20 degrees right now Ruby!
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:58 PM
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Heat wave, site! Chicago has what is known as Instant Summer. My heat was on last week and "ta da!" It was 78 yesterday and warmer today. The billboard near work that flashes what the weather is like in L.A. to lure me to travel is no longer flashing its siren call.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:02 PM
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Hi sober ones! Hope you're keeping that stuff at a distance. We have a pool that is ice cold. No dipping just yet. Now if I was in Central America...
A stressful day on the farm here. I think as the workload begins to peak, and it is, well it's plateauing at a mad rush for the next 4-6 weeks; I get super stressed. I think I may be addicted to the anxiety. I just get so amped up. This season I'm trying my best to stay mindful and tell myself to slow down and relax. Check back soon. Just say no!
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:02 PM
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I'm in.

I didn't feel so good this week.

I had a job interview last Tuesday.

I have another one next Monday.

I'm looking for a better job with more pay so I can get a place of my own.

However, I was thinking about it all tonight.

And I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.
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Bacon In The News!

- Kevin Bacon Unrecognizable -

As predicted, the Sale Contract on our Mountain House terminated. This is great news! They were obnoxious Bargain Hunters, and I didn't want to do business with them. Always more Fish in the Sea.

Stay tuned for Post 1,000...
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Finally unpacking boxes and filling the new cabinets. I purged like crazy when I packed up and now after a couple months of working with the bare essentials, am purging again. Don't need harvest gold casserole dishes from my wedding shower 37 years ago! The wood salad bowl that leaks dressing? Blender that doesn't work as well as the immersion? Nope. I'm going to have a number of empty cabinets, but I will love everything in them. Even the cookie sheets.

Listening to a thunder storm, feels like summer. Bliss. Only thing that could be better is that place where BigS is.
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You bet! But don't mind my not talking so much; I'll be working on my finals in the backseat!
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:32 PM
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9 days sober today. Looking forward to 13 days sober on Monday. This weekend will be a sober one!!!!
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:50 PM
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Big S do you have a guest room??? I will get a vacation out of SR one of these days!
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Tetra View Post
I'm in.

I didn't feel so good this week.

I had a job interview last Tuesday.

I have another one next Monday.

I'm looking for a better job with more pay so I can get a place of my own.

However, I was thinking about it all tonight.

And I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have

now.
Tetra, you need to remember all the days and nights you;ve worked for what you have now. You've done well. Keep on.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:19 PM
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Wow some milestone posting numbers happening here! Yay!

Under a tornado watch here in the Dallas area.....of course, I'm getting my roots colored right now.......just my luck we'll get hit by a tornado and I'll get stuck with color still on my hair! Ha!

Was that really Kevin bacon?
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Temps reached 86 today. It took me two hours to get home. I'm decompressing on my quiet, traffic free, back porch.

Bernie, my mother just gave me a set of circa 1970 sheets still wrapped in plastic and a set of 50 year old unused, cheery yellow dish towels from her wedding. She's purging too. But one can always use sheets and dishtowels.

How exciting you're unpacking!

Tetra, hang in there. Good luck on your interviews.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:35 PM
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Tetra I think you have a great attitude it's always good to strive for more but be grateful for all we have. You are doing that perfectly.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:39 PM
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And I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.
Tetra you make a great point. As we settle into our sobriety, we start raising the bar. Our expectations grow. Stay sober, folks...it's not all we have, but it's the foundation for many accomplishments. I remember those feelings too, Tetra. Quite frankly it's a great sign. Wanting more out of life (better wages, your own flat, etc) shows how much you are caring for yourself and your own well being.

Back up from the swim. Executed about 4 very imperfect swan dives and splashed around for a while. Nothing beats a warm shower and cozying up after a day in the water, took care of that and made dinner. Ate out here on the terrace. Seltzer water and lime in hand. Heading inside shortly and up to the loft. Movie on the way. Popcorn. Maybe a book and an early bedtime. Life's grand and it's a good day to appreciate how much sobriety has given me.
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Sounds like a perfect day and evening, bigsombrero. Life is grand...but it sure wouldn't be if we were still drinking.
I had a good day also but I'm starting to think that my naps make me feel more tired and groggy. I think I will stop napping on work days and leave it for weekends.
Wow, tomorrow is Friday already. ..yay!
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If you still have room....I'm in! Window seat please.
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I'm in for a sober weekend!! Plans with mom and a meeting lined up for Saturday. Hope the weather is nice so I can run outside! Have a great weekend everyone!!
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Count me in! I don't care where I sit as long as its a sober seat!
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