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Old 12-07-2017, 10:59 AM
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great news Tetra, I'm really pleased for you. I hope you can relax a bit & not worry quite so much now

just try not to murder anyone & you'll be fine
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:00 AM
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Best of luck and courage to all those facing work, work parties, end of year dos, fridges etc this weekend.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:27 AM
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Hey Andy
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by theVman31 View Post
Am I the only one wondering what age is Mr. X ?
like is he 63 or 64 or 51 or 45 ?
I can confirm that Mr. X is set to retire late next year when he reaches his 65th birthday. I have become quite fond of him as my line manager told me he is a gentleman, and to be fair he has never once raised his voice or shouted at me in any way, even if I made a mistake and Ive made a fair few of those to be honest. He does get in bad form occasionally but we all have our ups and downs. The counselor I see is also affiliated with the hospital and sometimes he asks me whats your consultant like? Is he very difficult? I was like not at all. My counselor said oh good Im glad because I travel over to your side a few times a week and the Emergency Department is always like a war zone and Ive heard stories about consultants throwing things. I was like ok if you mean a stapler or something Ive never seen or heard of it.

Anyway at least I have a job to return to in January, I will still be broke but at least I will be doing something
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:37 AM
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That is awesome Tetra!
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:46 AM
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Ok Tetra. Well done on getting your extension.

Time for book and pj's.
Goodnight.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:05 PM
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I am in for the weekend. Have a sinus infection so feeling sorry for myself. At least I won't drink. Thats something......

Tetra, just wanted to say I am so pleased to hear some of that worry has been lifted from you. I hope you can really relax for a while now.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:20 PM
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I'm in. Hope to get Christmas shopping and some cleaning done.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by theVman31 View Post
Hey Andy
hey Vinny. how are you doing?
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:20 PM
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Hi guys.
Just sitting here quietly in my usual window seat on our bus.😉
Hugs xx
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:28 PM
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Hi petals.

That's great news Tetra, congratulations. My own boss says next year will propably be his last. If I was 10 years younger I would have thought it could be a great opportunity for me but at 57 I no longer have the ambition that would enable me to accept the extra stress of more responsibilty.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:25 PM
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Hi, Petals!

Im relieved that you got such a strong vote of confidence, Tetra. It is such a blessing to have a sense of security instead of feeling that youre hanging by a thread!
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
...a great opportunity for me but at 57 I no longer have the ambition that would enable me to accept the extra stress of more responsibilty.
^^^^ ditto^^^^

And at 58 I can finally see that I probably wont end up a bag lady under a bridge even if I don't accept all that extra stress. Unless I drink...in which case I had better start shopping bridges.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:25 PM
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Unless you'd rather I'd obey you? Please?


scoregood
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:24 PM
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Bad Bunny.
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Good morning, Friday morning!

Coffee time.
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I plan on shopping today with my kids. We got an angel from the tree at church.

Tomorrow breakfast plans with my parents, then my husbands work party... makes me nervous.

No plans Sunday, yet.

Have a good weekend everyone
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I'm in. Missed all the shotgun and gunner spots. Just got home from the work party. There will be a lot of very sorry heads tomorrow...mine not being one of them. So grateful for my sobriety.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:54 AM
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This time of year can be very challenging with all the added stress and work parties, and other social gatherings - just remember there's almost nothing you MUST attend. It's ok to say no. Or go for a short time to make an appearance, and then go home.

This will be my fourth sober holiday season. The first one, I simply holed up at home and barely celebrated Christmas at all. Now I can participate in some of the festivities, but I choose carefully. I don't overextend myself. Stress is a big problem for me - when I was stressed in the past, I drank. So keeping it simple is really important to me. No one seems to really notice or care that I'm not going all out. The important thing to the people closest to me is that I'm sober, and present as much as is comfortable for me. Just something to keep in mind.
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This time of year can be very challenging with all the added stress and work parties, and other social gatherings - just remember there's almost nothing you MUST attend. It's ok to say no. Or go for a short time to make an appearance, and then go home.

This will be my fourth sober holiday season. The first one, I simply holed up at home and barely celebrated Christmas at all. Now I can participate in some of the festivities, but I choose carefully. I don't overextend myself. Stress is a big problem for me - when I was stressed in the past, I drank. So keeping it simple is really important to me. No one seems to really notice or care that I'm not going all out. The important thing to the people closest to me is that I'm sober, and present as much as is comfortable for me. Just something to keep in mind.

This is what I plan on doing tomorrow- just go for a little bit, eat and leave. No need to stay for the after party. I'm also driving... which will help too.
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