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Old 06-20-2018, 04:22 PM
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Sounds awesome, Leigh! I had to google what pompano is and I've read that it's 'great for eating'.

It was going to be my day off today and tomorrow, but someone called in sick and now I'm working till Sunday... boo. Ah well, at least no temptations this weekend.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Willow68 View Post
hi everyone 😊 Itís Thursday morning here. I love reading what everyone has been up to 😊 Thanks Saoutchik, this is a great thread with really great people! What a kind thing to do for the pigeon 😊

Midnightblue I have been drinking more coffee since I quit wine. Coffee is soooo good 😊 I have to limit it though, otherwise I canít get to sleep at night....

Free, my ďweekendsĒ were pretty much Thursday through to Monday... plus I used Tuesday and Wednesday for a couple of ďrecovery drinksĒ between weekends 😳 now Iím enjoying waking up with a clear head, although the weekends are still a challenge. I havenít managed to banish the AV entirely, but itís getting a bit easier to send it to the naughty corner... each time it tries to get out of itís corner I swear at it and bash it back into the corner again

Have a great sober weekend everyone,
Willow 😘
Willow, Just curious - what day are you in?
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by calmself View Post
Willow, Just curious - what day are you in?
it's Thursday in the UK now too
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by calmself View Post
Willow, Just curious - what day are you in?
Hi Calmself, itís Thursday 10.45am and Iím on day 39 today, coming up for my 6th weekend since I quit drinking, Monday 14th May was my first sober day, I had a hangover that lasted pretty much all week. The AV hasnít gone away but itís definitely getting easier to ignore because I know it will go away. Waking up sober each morning is the absolute best reward for ignoring the AV 😊
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
Snufkin!!

*pounce*

Love it!! hi Snuff!
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:03 PM
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Hi Dragon!
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:04 PM
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....I am studying to become a Health Coach/Life Coach. And I am already feeling the benefit of my classes....and I LOVE my teachers....I want to work in aged care and addiction on a one-on-one basis, and I am going to do it.
How wonderful, I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:04 PM
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Congratulations on 39 days Willow.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:25 PM
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Morning, weekenders.

I am having my groundhog day - doing nothing and having coffee))
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Congratulations on 39 days Willow.
Thank you Saoutchik 😘
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Morning all.

I'm always happy to see a petals post. Hi P
Well done to willow and calmself. Keep notching up those days. Snufkin it might be a blessing in disguise work this weekend. And I wanted to say again well done on passing all your uni exams and projects.

I didn't know you fish Leigh.

My manager and his manager want to meet with me today to discuss my departure from their dept. I think I dropped a little bomb on them. But it was deserved believe me. I work with one of the biggest telcos in Europe, very corporate like, politics and strategy

Edit; time for more coffee.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:02 AM
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Morning, Vinny.

Good luck at your meeting!
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by MidnightBlue View Post
We are expanding weekend boundaries
Weekendless?
Endless Weekends?
Weekon?

I'm in. Since starting my own business the actual day of the week has very little meaning. Weekends are just the days I don't have to share the bathroom in the morning with She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed.

Saying (or writing) "Humpday" never gets old, though.

Keep it sober, Y'all!
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I like endless weekends more than weekendless)
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:34 AM
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Morning guys!

Ugh I had the worst night ever. Couldn’t sleep for hours thinking of every single horrible detail of my life, and when I did finally fall asleep, I had terrible nightmares about screaming and not being able to wake up - it felt so real, like I could actually hear myself screaming and screaming and screaming.

My heart is still pounding and I woke up covered in sweat. It’s late, I have to get up, have a shower and go to work...
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I like endless weekends more than weekendless)
Can hardly wait for my vacation days. I booked 2 1/2 weeks at the end of July, start of August. I'm mentally ready to retire, next step is to win the lottery.
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Sorry to hear about your bad dreams Snuff. Some mindful meditation might help to stop the ruminations. I googled dream screaming, I don't know how much weight you put into dream interpretations, but some interesting reading tho....
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Snuf- I get that...the dreams and screaming- after I was babbling onto my counselor- a psychologist in the recovery program I did, she asked very specific ?'s....turns out I have c-PTSD ('C' for complex- lots of PTSD from lots of places).
Not implying you have it- but it souunds similar to me.
Support to you, and remember- dreams and memories do not hurt us, unless we let them.
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Thanks PJ. I have nightmares a lot, but that one was just pure horror... my hands are still trembling and I’m feeling uneasy... scared. Weird.

Dragon - interesting read indeed, thanks for that!
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Snufkin, sorry you struggled a bit there.

I have to say out loud sometimes, "Stop!" when negative thoughts get started. Really I can ill-afford to spend a lot of time in the past. Lot of stuff I could beat myself up about. I choose not to, though.

This dies down with some continuous sober time. Give it months, not weeks. In the meantime, I always played instrumental classical music - no thought triggers, and it's calming. We have streaming radio here where I can choose the genre of music. I don't know if you have Pandora, but that's what I use.

Change your thoughts. Look at pictures of birds or flowers on the internet! Also, fifty jumping jacks will settle the nerves. I did that a lot in early days. Still do some mornings if I wake up anxious.
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