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Old 06-19-2018, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by calmself View Post
Ran 5 miles at the gym. Tired and sleepy. Mild AV chatter mainly after the gym - "Hey you, get coors light for me". Said no way , had dinner and now sleepy. End of day 3. Have a good sober day all.
Oddly, running was a trigger, I would stupidly grab a beer or two the second I walked in from a run. I mean, how moronic eh?
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:47 AM
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Gooood morning.

Calmself, way to dodge that chatter. I had an answer for it, still do: "Thanks for piping up. I don't drink - no matter what." It sounds like you are trying that, good deal. Have you read the AVRT thread? It's all about the method that coined the "AV (Addictive Voice)." It's in the Secular section on this site along with a lot of other great threads:

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ined-long.html (AVRT Explained (long))

So, the voice doesn't go away completely - drinking was my go-to; it was an automatic answer to life for a long time. I have made peace with it. I'm 4+ years into this continuous sober time and it still peeps now and then: but it has no power. It's a paper tiger. The trick is learning to dismiss it - to shut it down without angst.

Just another thought that I'm not going to act upon, like so many other randomly pulled thoughts throughout the day.

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Old 06-19-2018, 05:05 AM
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Dragon ~ I would be telling the 19 year old that if he wants to eat he needs to clean that bathroom, end of story.
I am presuming your son is your younger child.....
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:27 AM
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Hi gang, that is good thinking by Mrs Dragon. Chillie is one of those dishes you can adapt to taste.

I'm back at work but my heart is not in it so far. It keeps the wolf from the door I suppose.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:49 AM
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Good morning, all.

Busy day.

Be back later.

Love to all.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by STDragon View Post
Mumma Dragon put her foot down the other week. Being 19 and 21, the kids must start to cook a meal or two each week. I hartley applauded her as I often tell her she does too much for them as it is. Oh they do chores around the house, but only if specifically and equally assigned. They've been known to unload half the dishwasher leaving the rest for the other.

The toilet next to my sons room needs a new pull chain. I told him I'm not fixing it unill he scrubs that room from top to bottom (It's disgusting in there). So far it's been three days with no progress.

- rant over -
This reminded me, Dragon, of a time when my daughter was in middle school. We were running around prepping to get to one of her sporting events. I asked her to pull a few needed items from the clothes dryer. She responded I am not the maid. Well a maid had never graced our doorstep. I knew exactly of whom she was referring. Oh my how life instantly changed for her
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by calmself View Post
Ran 5 miles at the gym. Tired and sleepy. Mild AV chatter mainly after the gym - "Hey you, get coors light for me". Said no way , had dinner and now sleepy. End of day 3. Have a good sober day all.
I find hissing at my AV quite effective. Works while passing the alcohol aisle in the grocery aisle, too
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:26 AM
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Hi, weekenders.

Back from the dentist.

It will cost me a little fortune to save my tooth, plus I have two more teeth which need treatment.

Soccer fans made my subway ride a lot of fun though.

I am now decompressing: watching Poland vs Senegal and eating sweet cherries.

Skipping boxing. No excuses, just slacking around.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:32 AM
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:34 AM
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Senegal fans.

They were dancing and singing - everyone enjoyed)
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:48 AM
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Great pics MidnightBlue! It looks like you have more room on you underground trains than we do. Looking at my monitor I see that Senegal are winning 2-0 with 4 minutes of normal time to go. They are doomed though ultimately as they are unlucky enough to be my time in the work's sweepstake.
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It goes without saying that Poland scored within a nanosecond of me posting.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:56 AM
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Hi, Sao!

Poland scored already?
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:05 AM
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I'm quite happy that England have scored 481 against Australia.

not at football though

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Yes, they did)

Hi, Andy.

I would have a look at a soccer game with 481 score.
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It's 31c outside.
Has the summer finally arrived
I bit the bullet today. I applied for a job in a new department had a meeting with the director and then she said can you start next week...
Change is good but scary too.

The woman that was buried this morning was 93 years old. Isn't that just fantastic.

Some of my tomatoes are getting green and have small flowers appearing. All is not lost.

Hope everyone is mozying through the day and week. The sober the better....

Who is playing tonight?
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Congrats on applying for a new job, Vinny!

Russia vs Egypt in less than an hour.
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Are petals and icewater watching the world cup...?
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by theVman31 View Post
It's 31c outside.
Has the summer finally arrived
I bit the bullet today. I applied for a job in a new department had a meeting with the director and then she said can you start next week...
Change is good but scary too.

The woman that was buried this morning was 93 years old. Isn't that just fantastic.

Some of my tomatoes are getting green and have small flowers appearing. All is not lost.

Hope everyone is mozying through the day and week. The sober the better....

Who is playing tonight?
Well done, Vinny. Congratulations on the new position.

Tomato growing season is over here but we had the best Cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes. Just pick, rinse and pop in the mouth - scrumptious
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