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Old 06-23-2017, 11:04 PM
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Morning, Sao)

Thanks for the photo.

When I see your morning jogging pictures it gives me soothing sense that the world is still fine)
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:35 AM
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Thank you MidnightBlue. It is always good to be alongside the canal. Sadly things are far from fine in London at the moment, every day seems to bring some more bad news about fires or hate crimes. I hope things get better.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:35 AM
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Good morning, I am checking in late, but IN just the same!
Posts above spoke to me, about recreating the perfect drinking experience, trying again and again to "get there". I used to be able to get just the right buzz, became dismayed as that buzz grew shorter and shorter. And then I could never arrive at the right buzz at all. Just blew on through to dangerously drunk, having no relief or pleasure on the way. It just IS NOT worth the risk anymore. That is kind of a nice place to be emotionally. Fully convinced.....that is a gift.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:55 AM
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Thanks Sao
Great opener to reflect upon as usual.

Hi fellow weekenders. Count me in
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:00 AM
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Been sober since last weekend, and 100% will not drink this weekend. A friend asked me if I wanted to go party downtown yesterday; I said 'no' without thinking. I usually cave in.

Coconut water, biking, push/pull-ups and disc golf!
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:05 AM
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Speaking of diversion activities, some years ago, my son came home from a band trip with a cheap ukulele. I had fooled around with now and again and recently picked it up again. Today, I'm going out to look at buying a good one with some of the "drinking" money I saved.

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Old 06-24-2017, 06:35 AM
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Hi Weekenders!! I thought I'd stop by for a little extra motivation this weekend. It's going to be a busy one for me, but plenty of issues to deal with over the next few days and I'm hoping that having an extra place to be accountable to will be helpful.

I'll catch up on the thread, now that I've said "Hello".
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:28 AM
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Hi MITA, welcome to weekenders!

Eating a bite of breakfast; just eggs, tortillas and fruit. Mulling over the posts I've read here, while I outline plans for today and tomorrow. Lovely start to a Saturday. My plans are simple...take walks, cook, eat, work a little in the yard, work a little at my job.

I have a quiet life, really. No kids, just my partner, and our little dog. I have the windows open to the surprisingly cool weather. Birdsong.

I came close to losing the relationships in my life, at the end. Now a couple of my dearest, dearest friends seem to be taking a kind of break from me. I am watching, waiting, and trying to gently do well by them when given an opportunity. Maybe they are watching and waiting, too.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by sobersolstice View Post
Been sober since last weekend, and 100% will not drink this weekend. A friend asked me if I wanted to go party downtown yesterday; I said 'no' without thinking. I usually cave in.

Coconut water, biking, push/pull-ups and disc golf!
Sounds good.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by STDragon View Post
Speaking of diversion activities, some years ago, my son came home from a band trip with a cheap ukulele. I had fooled around with now and again and recently picked it up again. Today, I'm going out to look at buying a good one with some of the "drinking" money I saved.

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I keep toying with the idea of getting a ukelele and learning to play.. perhaps over my summer vacation in August I will do it. Or sooner, why not? (because I should be studying lol)
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:13 AM
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Go Ukes!! BC and STDragon could dub together a ukelele band set for your friends here on SR to enjoy. I am the least musical person you can imagine. I won't be picking up any instruments at this point...although I still think I'd like to learn another language....hmmmm.

Ok...that's it...getting outside for a bit. See you all later!
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:52 AM
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I really should be studying for this final maternity test but I'm so sick of this topic... Okay, I'm putting the laptop away and pulling the book out, until *somebody* decides they want changed or showered.
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:58 AM
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Welcome to Weekenders MITA! good to see you. We were fellow "Class of..." members.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:32 AM
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Good to see you Bix!

A ukelele serenade from STDragon and Brenda, would love to see that!

I had to share this. Getting ready for tonight's binge continuation of Wentworth. Made a macaroni salad and doing burgers on the grill.

Decided to try a few spoonfuls of the salad to test how it came out after it had been in the fridge for a bit. After the second bite I had to take another taste. I then thought "Wow, this is the BEST batch of macaroni salad I ever remember making!". I had to put it away so I wouldn't keep eating.

Then it hit, it's not that the batch is the best I've ever made, it's that it will be three weeks on Monday since I've smoked and my tastebuds are returning! Gave me a short fit of the giggles.

I hope everyone is hanging in there ok today.

Argillaceous, thinking of you and wrapping my arms around you from afar.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:55 AM
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LadyBlue! Congrats on quitting smokes!
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:57 AM
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Welcome to Weekenders MITA! good to see you. We were fellow "Class of..." members.
Hi Saoutchik. Yes , I remember you. That was a good class. I hope everyone else from back then is doing well.

I've had a busy morning. Contemplating a nap now .

Be good everyone!!
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Evening Weekenders!!

Taking it easy this evening, checking out the Glastonbury coverage and winding down on my Saturday!!
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:50 PM
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I have over eaten this evening but it was worth it.

Congratulations on (nearly) 3 weeks LadyBlue, to me that seems to have gone quickly but probably not to you.

Good to see you PK.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:33 PM
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Morning, I hope everyone has a good Saturday night. I am in the seaside town of Brighton this morning seeing some friends.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:13 AM
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Morning, Sao.

Have a great time with your friends - seaside town sounds awesome)
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