Blogs


Notices

Weekender 14-18 June 2018

Old 06-13-2018, 11:40 PM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 187,890
Blog Entries: 1
Weekender 14-18 June 2018

Hi

I want to welcome anyone new to SR and new to this thread.

Weekends can be a tough time, and that's what this thread is about - support.

We also share bits and pieces of our lives and the things that are important to us, or make us laugh

If you've never jumped into a weekender thread before - do it now!




D
Dee74 is offline  
The Following 14 Users Say Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), gettingsmarter (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), Marcutah1 (06-16-2018), MidnightBlue (06-13-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), soberclover (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018), venuscat (06-14-2018)
Old 06-13-2018, 11:42 PM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 187,890
Blog Entries: 1
Get well soon Sao

D
Dee74 is offline  
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MantaLady (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018), venuscat (06-14-2018)
Old 06-13-2018, 11:56 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Sober since October
 
MidnightBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the world in my eyes...Somewhere I've never been before...
Posts: 7,253
Blog Entries: 42
Thank you for the new thread, Dee.

Shotgun!
MidnightBlue is offline  
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to MidnightBlue For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018), venuscat (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 12:45 AM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 30,206
I’m in!

Thank you, Dee!
Gilmer is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Gilmer For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018), venuscat (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 02:24 AM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Member
 
theVman31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: FRANCE
Posts: 4,686
Blog Entries: 2
Hello and thanks almighty D

Here's to another sober weekend everyone.

Yesterday evening in a press in our house hidden inside in a sleeping bag I found two bottles of white wine and 3 coronas from my last relapse in february. Typical enough situation my wife had come home to find me conked and hid the booze.

It drove me mental for a while looking at it, at first I said nothing, thinking about it and then I asked my wife to take it and this morning she brought them to work for a barbecue that they are having today. I think I am on the road to recovery this time round. Its still early days and I have to be on my guard.

I dont really know why I'm telling you this. It was like a test.
Boy im glad to be sober and committed to staying that way.
theVman31 is offline  
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to theVman31 For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MantaLady (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), soberclover (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 02:29 AM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Sober Bus Rider
 
Canadian Koala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,451
Bravo Vman, you won that round!

Count me in!
Canadian Koala is offline  
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Canadian Koala For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MantaLady (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 02:33 AM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Sober since October
 
MidnightBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the world in my eyes...Somewhere I've never been before...
Posts: 7,253
Blog Entries: 42
Hey, Vinny.

You are telling this because it's important moment of your recovery - some ghosts of the past show up and you faced them and realized they don't belong to your new life.

I am just back from the utilities company and somehow I made a mistake, and underpaid for electricity, and they collected it and gave the overall bill.

I am just p***d off at them and myself. And above all because again I let some $50 mistake make me feel like I am inadequate and worthless, and can't even calculate my electricity bill properly.
MidnightBlue is offline  
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to MidnightBlue For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MantaLady (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 02:37 AM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Member
 
Willow68's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,232
Weekends are always hardest for me, Iím so used to filling the entire weekend with drinking wine, usually starting on Thursday after trying unsuccessfully to cut down or quit for a few days due to a mega awful hangover every Monday.... Iím so glad I found this thread, thanks D! 😊 Iím on day 32, and now in bed super early (itís Thursday 7.30pm here) posting on SR. Thereís hubbyís beer and wine in the fridge. The beer doesnít tempt me at all and Iíve hidden the wine out of sight as far in the bottom back of the fridge as possible behind a heap of food so I canít see it.... I binged on chocolate today, but I didnít drink and gone to bed to escape temptation
Willow68 is online now  
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Willow68 For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MantaLady (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 02:39 AM
  # 9 (permalink)  
Member
 
theVman31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: FRANCE
Posts: 4,686
Blog Entries: 2
welcome to the wekender Willow
theVman31 is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to theVman31 For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 02:42 AM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Member
 
Willow68's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,232
Thanks Vman 😊
Willow68 is online now  
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Willow68 For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 02:43 AM
  # 11 (permalink)  
Member
 
theVman31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: FRANCE
Posts: 4,686
Blog Entries: 2
MB dont beat yourself up.
Mistakes happen to EVERYONE.
Its only electricity
theVman31 is offline  
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to theVman31 For This Useful Post:
Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 02:53 AM
  # 12 (permalink)  
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 30,206
Welcome, Willow!

Congratulations, Vman! That was a very significant temptation, and you withstood it! I’ll bet your wife was very proud of you and delighted to take the stuff to her BBQ!
Gilmer is offline  
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Gilmer For This Useful Post:
Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 03:04 AM
  # 13 (permalink)  
Member
 
theVman31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: FRANCE
Posts: 4,686
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks Gilmer, MB and CK
theVman31 is offline  
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to theVman31 For This Useful Post:
Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 03:06 AM
  # 14 (permalink)  
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 30,206
Everyone has made a mistake on their bills from time to time, MB.

The electric company sees it every day!

I find that once I make an oversight with a bill, I always make a point to remember to do better in subsequent months.

I used to have a big problem making our mortgage payments!

I pay them online. The bank’s old website used to have a four-step process for making the payment. Always I would diligently jump through every hoop to send the payment—but I would sometimes miss a small field in the lower right hand corner that said “Confirm.”

Fortunately, I was able to see online also that no money got withdrawn from the checking account—so I was able to go back, do it over, and hit “confirm.”
Gilmer is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Gilmer For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 03:14 AM
  # 15 (permalink)  
Sober since October
 
MidnightBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the world in my eyes...Somewhere I've never been before...
Posts: 7,253
Blog Entries: 42
Thank you, Gilmer.

What really upsets me is my reaction to this.

It is like "I will allow myself to feel worthy when I stop making mistakes".

And once I make a mistake a see is as a proof of being "fundamentally flawed" and finish the job with my own hands switching to self-destruction mode.
MidnightBlue is offline  
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to MidnightBlue For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), STDragon (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 03:16 AM
  # 16 (permalink)  
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 187,890
Blog Entries: 1
I made a mistake on the due date of my last power bill and missed out on the rebate I get for paying on time. It happens to everyone MB

D
Dee74 is offline  
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 03:21 AM
  # 17 (permalink)  
Sober-T- Dragon
 
STDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 7,749
Dr. Seuss was a wise person.
STDragon is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to STDragon For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 03:23 AM
  # 18 (permalink)  
Sober-T- Dragon
 
STDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 7,749
I can imagine the shock when you found that alcohol vman. The shock of secret alcohol in my house once had me panic and lock myself in the bathroom.
STDragon is offline  
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to STDragon For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 03:25 AM
  # 19 (permalink)  
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 30,206
MB, I think you have too wide a view of what defines “incompetence” or “unworthiness” in life.

Clerical errors do not disqualify you from overall worth and competence.

Many weaknesses that we have are not worthiness “dealbreakers.”

The problem is that you see every failure, even relatively insignificant ones, as hard evidence that you are bungling life beyond redemption!

Not at all true!
Gilmer is offline  
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Gilmer For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 03:25 AM
  # 20 (permalink)  
Sober-T- Dragon
 
STDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 7,749
Hi Willow68
Early bed times was one of my stratagies. Can't get into trouble if your sleeping. Plus I got the bonus of an early peaceful morning all to myself.
STDragon is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to STDragon For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (06-14-2018), Canadian Koala (06-14-2018), DarklingSong (06-14-2018), Dee74 (06-14-2018), Gilmer (06-14-2018), MidnightBlue (06-14-2018), Purplrks3647 (06-14-2018), saoutchik (06-14-2018), SoberLeigh (06-14-2018), theVman31 (06-14-2018)

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:54 PM.