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Old 11-24-2017, 09:13 AM
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oh Sao hang in there i read your post and i am already seething at your coworkers who left to the pub because the boss is not there ....ahhhhh


i hope you get home soon, 11 hours the other day thats a lot
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:42 AM
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Great message for any day
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:03 PM
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Thank you HaS.

I won at Crazy Golf tonight thanks to the drinking of my friends/competitors - it still counts! We will not be going again until the new year as it is too rowdy now so I am claiming to be 2017 champion
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:07 PM
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Sao, a win is a win
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:17 PM
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congratulations, sao!!!!!

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Old 11-24-2017, 03:24 PM
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Now that's putting everything into perspective.
Thanks Dee....
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:25 PM
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Chairman Sao.

Excellent news.

On my walk yesterday I passed the local golf course - old time pub/restaurant attached. Been there forever. A year ago an investment group bought it to keep it from turning into new houses. It's a beautiful little golf course with a river and lots of trees. The decision as to what to do with it is still up in the air. It "may" become a park - I don't really know the other choices. In the meantime it languishes as an unused green chunk of land with a historic building on it - and no one enjoying it.

Except me and some Canada geese yesterday. It will be sad if it disappears. Urban sprawl.

Here's your trophy:

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Old 11-24-2017, 03:34 PM
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I feel very disheartened at the moment. I can't relax at work any more as I feel like I am constantly being monitored. I try my best to make conversation but I am finding things diffiult since my sister went back to her ex. My parents are coming to terms with it I think but they made it clear to her that she is welcome home for a visit anytime but please don't bring him as he has caused enough destruction to this family. It is their house so fair enough I suppose.

Also I am afraid I could be fired at any time as my contract is up for renewal. It is hard living with this constant anxiety. My father says I won't be fired if I could just let that thought go and just focus on what I am supposed to be doing.

I don't really have a lot to say. Perhaps I will feel better in the morning.

Anyway I just stopped by to say "hi". Hope you are all keeping well. Best wishes always, Tetra
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:03 PM
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I hope you can leave the worries to one side for a day or two and have a good weekend Tetra

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Old 11-24-2017, 04:47 PM
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hang in there Tetra. your Dad sounds like a sensible chap - we often cause ourselves pain by worrying about things we can't influence, but worrying about something that we might cause by worrying is even more self-defeating!

I'm not AA's greatest fan, but I do like the Serenity Prayer:

[God,] grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change
the Courage to change the things I can
& the Wisdom to know the difference
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:56 PM
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Thanks everyone for a sober Thanksgiving ~ and going into another sober weekend! Looking forward to it
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:04 PM
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That sounded like quite a nightmare you had Bix.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:01 AM
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Well done Saou.xx
Extra hugs Tetra and try and take on board what your dad says. Tho I have to admit I too worry about things too much.
I like the serenity prayer... I think it makes a lot of sense.
Hugs to all.
Back to try and tackle some college work.. .. seem to be working on various assignments and not really feeling as though I'm getting anywhere.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:42 AM
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Morning gang, sober wishes for all....
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:44 AM
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Good morning! Hope everyone is well today. Sometimes the “letdown” after a holiday can be harder than the holiday. I don’t handle such transitions very well, myself.

Today, my plans include...
...sometime today, before I go to town, I will take a walk. To mailbox and back is a mile. I will do that, at least. Ugh...ugh...I don't know how a three-toed sloth moved into my skin, but it has made itself a very lazy home in me.
...water some new plants in my yard since the season continues to be so dry
...sweep, blow, and mow leaves.
...work on a few Christmas decorations. Will pull stuff out of the closet and have a look, a least.
...laundry and a little general house cleaning
...late today, I will go visit with “me mum” and make us a little supper. She is suddenly doing better, just the past few days.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:02 AM
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Hi All;
Just posting to let you know I'm out of town for a day or two but will check in
when I get back.

Tetra, I know it's really hard to relax at work after the terrible way
your management bungled that stupid woman's complaint.

However, I remind you that you have done a great job with your consultant,
and he obviously likes you quite a bit. From what you've posted,
he is not easy to deal with and that fact alone most likely means you

have a permanent job should you want one.
I encourage you to not internalize this so much but work on letting it go.
You misunderstood the arrival time according to an unclear policy.
Once that was explained, it hasn't been a issue, right?

My other suggestion is that you start actively looking for a better,
more "homey" living situation.
I've lived in those student Galway bedsits and they aren't particulary
well-appointed or friendly.

What about finding some other place for next year? Something nicer?
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:25 AM
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Hugs, Tetra! Hawkeye has some good supportive suggestions and thoughts. I agree that your consultant is the guy to please, and you do! You have gained excellent experience as well, and if you were ever to want a different job, you could certainly have one. In the meantime, this is a safe personal growth opportunity, perhaps? I know, I know...who wants another one of THOSE??? More hugs!!
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:48 AM
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This morning was a spectacular sunrise. My computer desk faces East, so I have a good view. So many colors! There is still a bit of a glow on the river, so pretty.

I have on the Instrumental Christmas station on Pandora. It's just quiet and lovely and I'm enjoying it. Not much of a fan of the Holidays, but I like the music.

So...chili omelet with oven hashbrowns and toast for brekkie. I've been so hungry lately! If it would stop raining for a bit that would help I'm sure. Cabin fever is a thing. ::nods::

Have a great sober Saturday.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:10 PM
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Welcome to Weekenders Tc4Ever!

It is barely 8pm here and the main streets in my 'hood look and sounds like a mini riot taking place with shouting and emergency vehicle sirens blaring. All in the name of party fun.

I cooked Sea Bass in a lemon, cream and mustard sauce, very good. The sauce might go with chicken too.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:41 PM
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I slipped back into hell for a while yesterday.
Threw away the drink and trying to understand why it happened.
Have a good day weekenders.
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