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Old 11-01-2017, 06:31 PM
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Purplrks3647 View Post
Next week I will have two days off in a row ~ Thurs & Friday; just speaking up early....there's been very little struggle lately (thank goodness) & that's the perfect opportunity for the AV to pounce....I need to stay close!
a good time to write next week's theme post maybe?
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:03 AM
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Im in too.
Sober and recovering and adding another weekend this weekend.

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PS : i second Andy's proposal Purps
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:32 AM
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If I don't get a volunteer I may start looking at those who volunteer others...

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Old 11-02-2017, 01:07 AM
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I wanted to meander.

Has anyone got any suggestions about software or applciations they have tried for "casting" or "diffusing" from internet to their Smart TV ?

I have discovered this application "Mobdro" on my Android phone and it allows me to "Cast" or "diffuse" all the Irish TV channels via an app on my mobile - in amazing quality - to a Sony Bravia TV set in my sitting room in France. (i suppose its the browser and internet access on the TV set whish is rendering the content)
TV channels, movies, sports, high-tech, music...

It's revolutionary...... really.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:37 AM
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My phone and TV are both Samsung so I know I can cast on my TV but have not done so yet. I might have a go when I get home.

This will not make the lead item on the News but my chair at work has developed an annoying squeal. It's like being on board the Titanic. I must go downstairs and find some penetrating oil
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:21 AM
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I'm off work this weekend - I work shifts so this doesn't happen very often - I seriously want to stay sober so I am putting myself down to commit to abstaining over the next few days - I am taking it one day at a time X
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:27 AM
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Well done Susie
We all do exactly like you one day at a time.
Take care and post as often as you can.
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:55 AM
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I like where this thread is going. I've had this droning nag deep down in the back of my head that tells me "one day you can.....". I am able to kick it down but I find that voicing my commitment once and a while helps tremendously. I am committed to my sobriety, I will never drink again and nothing will change my mind.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:10 AM
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by STDragon View Post
I like where this thread is going. I've had this droning nag deep down in the back of my head that tells me "one day you can.....". I am able to kick it down but I find that voicing my commitment once and a while helps tremendously. I am committed to my sobriety, I will never drink again and nothing will change my mind.
I know. I have the thought too, but I kick that can way on down the road with all my strength. Play my worst tape through to the end and also through what could/would/should happen if I drink again (DUI for instance, would be the best of possibles). Two contrary thoughts are often in my mind...
Thought1: having relapsed a few times despite what i thought was serious prior commitment, I am now quite familiar with my inability to stop at one, reliably. I have definitely tried to moderate, be normal, and I can’t, reliably.
Thought 2: but, Bix, sometimes you do have just 1.


Upshot is keeping eye on the ball. I DO NOT DRINK.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:50 AM
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No drinking for me this weekend.
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Glad to see this thread kicking off early. Thanks, Dee.
Interesting to read about the boisterous AVs. Mine has been playing up a bit, too. There must be something in the air.
I'm at 2 and a bit months, so I think I am in 'the wall'. I'm a bit bored by it all. The euphoria of realising that I can do it and that life is actually better without alcohol has faded away and it all feels like a bit of a grind. 5 months feels a long way off.
I will not drink this weekend, though. I can commit to that.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Dee74 View Post
If I don't get a volunteer I may start looking at those who volunteer others...
to paraphrase a well-known program, it was just a suggestion
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:15 PM
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I'm in - a bit late but that's ok.

I used to try to comfort myself with the thought that "maybe someday" I could drink normally. I think it made it a tiny bit easier in the early days - It was so overwhelming to think that I'd never ever drink again. So I'd tell myself that maybe when I'm a little old lady I could have a little glass of wine now and then. But as time goes by - I really can't imagine why I'd want to even do that. What's the point? One little glass of wine now and then would do nothing for me. And there is no guarantee whatsoever that, even as a little old lady with a cat in my lap, a shawl, and maybe a nice little fire in the fireplace, that I wouldn't drink the whole damn bottle, get up to use the bathroom, and fall and break my hip. Alcoholism lasts forever. I truly believe that, and I don't want to test it. Ever.
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True that, MLD.

You know what else I didn't know? That alcohol causes osteoporosis. I met a guy that was 50 YO in an AA meeting who had to have both hips replaced due to alcoholic osteoporosis. He had to use a walker, due in part to his back being in bad shape, too. He was one of the "lucky" ones who didn't drink himself to death at 40, like so many do. There are more ways to suffer and die from this than I ever imagined.

Alcohol and Osteoporosis, WebMD
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Hey, Brits, is "The Daily Mail" one of those publications that is mostly true or just a sensationalist publication? I have a tab open with an article from it - not sure if I even want to read it if it's just a gossip rag.

*edit. . NM, I closed the tab. Found the info elsewhere.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:59 PM
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Welcome to Weekenders Susiegirl!

Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
Hey, Brits, is "The Daily Mail" one of those publications that is mostly true or just a sensationalist publication? I have a tab open with an article from it - not sure if I even want to read it if it's just a gossip rag.

*edit. . NM, I closed the tab. Found the info elsewhere.
The Daily Mail is not my cup of tea biminiblue.

I am coming down with a cold I think, meh.
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Welcome to Weekenders Susiegirl!



The Daily Mail is not my cup of tea biminiblue.

I am coming down with a cold I think, meh.
Okay. Thanks.

May I suggest:

http://www.neilmed.com/uk/index.php

Or maybe some chicken soup? Rats, I ate all mine. It was so good. Feel better, buddy.
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Evening. Just checking in.
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