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Old 12-08-2017, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BixBees505 View Post

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.
I met with our financial adviser a couple months ago, when she asked if my investing goals had changed, I'm like, nope, pretty much the same as always, I don't want to be eating cat food when I am old!

One thing I am really looking forward to is the peace and serenity of the season, just going out for walks - or drives to see the lights, the Santa Claus parade and hot chocolate after. Taking what I want from the season and not caring what others want or need or think I need.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by BixBees505 View Post
^^^^ ditto^^^^

And at 58 I can finally see that I probably won’t 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.
I'm with you both. I'm trying to retire within 2.5 years, early at 56,
as "the extra stress" part is finally beginning to get to me big time.
That and some of the "clever" folk we've hired of late can't seem
to find their azz with both hands in terms of how to behave
with courtesy towards others.
It's been a rough week in particular so far, but still sober

I've spent years working to get a promotional track added to my academic rank,
and now I just don't care to do all the work to apply.
But, other people down the road will benefit, and that means a lot

However, all the years of hard work and getting it somewhat together by quitting drinking
have paid off and hopefully I will be in a lake house and not under a bridge, unless I'm fishing.

That's the plan, anyhow. . .
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:57 AM
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".......under a bridge, unless I'm fishing."

Always a good spot for the dry fly
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by theVman31 View Post
".......under a bridge, unless I'm fishing."

Always a good spot for the dry fly
It's fine of course for Norwegian Trolls as they all live under bridges.

I am off to the office party some people started at lunchtime...
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
I am off to the office party some people started at lunchtime...
have fun Sao! stay safe
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:37 AM
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:11 AM
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I cleaned the top of my fridge last night, although I made my husband help Inside isn't too bad, a bowl of salsa fell over earlier in the week which necessitated the deep cleaning of the bottom.

I am so ready for the weekend, wondering if my client will notice if I say I am leaving early to go to the post office, considering that is why I was late this morning... I really care about the mail getting out ROFL!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:27 PM
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I've enjoyed reading what folks are up to this weekend - I'm dealing with some medical "stuff" so not sure what I'll be up to. I've logged in to my Netflix account and have actually enjoyed watching a few movies so far as I was home from work today. I'm actually hoping I can go back on Monday. I have a crochet project I could pick up too. I'm reading "The Gifts of Sobriety" and really enjoying it - highly recommended!
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:48 PM
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:02 PM
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A house by the lake sounds so lovely Hawkeye. Wish I could retire soon. So over office politics...alas I'm 46 so have years and years to work. Off to hubby's Christmas party now. Can't be bothered I've got a headache.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:14 PM
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Wishing you strength for the xmas party and headache Mish.

Stay strong !
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:43 AM
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Another Christmas party duly survived although annoyingly I have a flu like sore throat this morning.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:07 AM
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Take care Mish.
Hugs xx
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:09 AM
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Well done Saou.
Sore throat could be from all the singing...
I had one last Sunday after my works party😂
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:18 AM
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Hope you feel better soon Sao. I'm going to set a new record for how much lemonade can be consumed at Christmas party! Not craving alcohol which is a relief...just super thirsty.
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It's flipping 28F here. My poor hummingbirds. I have their feeder sitting on top a ball of Christmas tree lights which keeps it from freezing. I always worry though, since one year a little one stayed on the feeder and froze, I don't know why. I can never decide whether to bring the feeder in every night or just do the lights thing. They get up earlier in the morning than I do and I'd hate to keep them waiting. Crazy that I feel responsible for wild animals.

I'm not really awake yet, that's the best I could do. ^^


Coffee, bacon and eggs with my blueberry/walnut /flax/apple oatmeal this morning. So many errands today. They all cost money, too. Funny how that is.

Grateful for the no-hangover Saturday.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:31 AM
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Lol! No singing for me petals ! Even as a drunk that was rare for me.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:10 AM
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I'm on.

Be back later with a treat
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It's flipping 28F here. My poor hummingbirds. I have their feeder sitting on top a ball of Christmas tree lights which keeps it from freezing. I always worry though, since one year a little one stayed on the feeder and froze, I don't know why. I can never decide whether to bring the feeder in every night or just do the lights thing. They get up earlier in the morning than I do and I'd hate to keep them waiting. Crazy that I feel responsible for wild animals.

I'm not really awake yet, that's the best I could do. ^^


Coffee, bacon and eggs with my blueberry/walnut /flax/apple oatmeal this morning. So many errands today. They all cost money, too. Funny how that is.

Grateful for the no-hangover Saturday.
The poor little hummingbirds.

The ball of lights was a great idea, Bim.

Hope it warms up a bit.
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:09 AM
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