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Old 06-21-2018, 02:57 PM
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I have this in my mind's eye...

Leigh standing in knee deep in a pond , recessed back from the fast flowing river. She is wearing waders, with a steely look in her eye- arm drawn back- ready to cast...
off the stick of dynamite.
Fish for tea.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by calmself View Post
Well done Willow!!!! 39 days wow. Definitely an inspiration. Wish I could directly get to that number. I am into Day 6 !!
Thanks calmself 😊 day 6 and you’re doing great! Just have to keep kicking the AV to the corner 😊
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by badgerden View Post
Gilmer---- I got both

I can tell by this thread that I should be watching soccer, which I never have,,, so since I am clueless in who is who, anyone special I should root for?? or boo unconditionally? Maybe just go by the color of the uniforms and call it good,,,

or perhaps remaining silent until the american football season starts,, that may be best actually

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Haha I hear you Badge, I know nothing about soccer either... It’s NRL (national rugby league) in our house, and currently State of Origin (best of 3 matches) is on and it’s Huge and taking up all sports talk here, for non-Aussies that’s New South Wales (Blues) vs Queensland (Maroons) lol 😂
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:10 PM
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Badger, the Volkswagen commercials are targeted at you! They start with, "Sorry USA that you are not in the World Cup, but now you can cheer for..."
Cute ads! Generally speaking people cheer for their family's country of origin unless you have developed a passion. So I am a Germany fan and my husband cheers for England. We are both Canadian born but live in the USA dual citizens and so sad USA is not in it this year. Not really in the cards for Canada to make it. My son loves Argentina because of their long time star Messi, but it did not work out for them today. Don't cry Argentina.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:13 PM
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Friday night date night at a pub...

Hi everyone 😊 from a warm and sunny winter’s morning in Oz 😊 It’s warmer today (15C overnight) and going up to 25C, it’s simply gorgeous! 😍

I totally agree Free!
“Venuscat, SoberLeigh, Gilmer, Dee, STD, you people are the best with insight and support to everyone.” ❤️❤️❤️
 I am eternally grateful to you all for your inspiration, insight and support 😘

Sooo it’s Friday here and we’re going out for a “date night”, our first dinner date since I stopped drinking nearly 6 weeks ago.... to a new outdoor pub that my husband has been wanting to check out for quite a while. So... we usually used to share a bottle of red wine (by share I mean hubby had a beer and one glass of wine and I drank the rest of the bottle and sometimes ordered another glass or two and usually had some sneaky wine before and/or after dinner too)... It’s going to be a challenge tonight being at a pub for dinner but I’m determined not to drink. I’ve already googled the menu, and found a drink I want to try, a non-alcoholic drink with mint, apple, cucumber and lime juice, not very imaginatively called “All the Greens” but sounds very refreshing, and most importantly doesn’t have any alcohol in it...

Oh and funny thing I just thought I’d share, it’s maybe a little weird but it’s maybe helping me stay sober? When I refer to my previous drinking habits, I keep starting them by writing them in present tense, (including this message), so I’ve been writing “when I drink, I drink lots etc” but I have been going back and correcting them all to past tense... “when I drank I used to drink lots...” because I don’t want drinking to be part of my present or my future. I want it to be in my past... Maybe I’ll start to automatically write it in past tense soon... and hopefully by writing it that way it gives more weight to drinking really being only in my past...

Much love to you all, thanks to you all for being here and listening, stay strong this weekend everyone! 😘
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Willow68 View Post
...I totally agree Free!
“Venuscat, SoberLeigh, Gilmer, Dee, STD, you people are the best with insight and support to everyone.”...

....I’ve already googled the menu, and found a drink I want to try, a non-alcoholic drink with mint, apple, cucumber and lime juice, ...
Willow and Free, your both too kind putting my name next to greats such as Venuscat, SoberLeigh, Gilmer & Dee. I don't deserve such credit.

Fantastic idea googling the menu and planning ahead!
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Originally Posted by PhoenixJ View Post
I have this in my mind's eye...

Leigh standing in knee deep in a pond , recessed back from the fast flowing river. She is wearing waders, with a steely look in her eye- arm drawn back- ready to cast...
off the stick of dynamite.
Fish for tea.
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Originally Posted by calmself View Post
Hello all, Day 6 today. Busy day as usual and tomorrow is Friday!!! I need to have a proper plan to keep AV at bay. Congrats on those who achieved milestones!
Woot! Hey! One week tomorrow, I think SoberLeigh should bring some cake!
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by theVman31 View Post
...Dragon, I think I share your thought of being mentally ready to retire ....
Trying to convince my wife that we should sell eveything and invest in lottery tickets....
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:50 PM
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Morning, weekenders.

Coffee time for me and I can watch a replay of the yesterday's match I missed.

Badge - When my home country is not playing I root for the team with cutest players

Just start watching the game and decide along the way.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:32 PM
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by andyh View Post
morning all

Morning Andy, LOVE the bucket of kittens ❤️
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Morning folks
It's a great weekend coming up.
What a wonderful weekend to be sober.
It's fantastic to see the weekender racing along.
Roll on Friday.
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:45 AM
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' Bucket of kittens'.

Hmm- is that like the Colonel's original chicken bucket?
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Good Friday morning, it's 18c outside right now, the pool is at 25c. It's gonna be hot hot hot today.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:33 AM
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How is your intex going dragon...?
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So yesterday morning, Mrs Dragon and I had a bit of a tiff. It ruined my day, my morning routine got messed up and I forgot all kinds of things. I was late to the office 'cause I had to turn around and come back for something I needed. So as a result, I was also late leaving the office. When I got home I realized I forgot to throw out some old food (garbage collection day is Thursdays). I also missed out on a great one day only sale, I was going to buy a preasure washer.

I was in an angry mood all day and all evening.

So last night I had this dream where I was trying my hardest to punch a guy in the nose. Had him pinned to floor and at my mercy, but every time I took a swing my arm would seize up on the way down. No matter how much I wanted to cause him pain, I just could not follow thru with the punch.

I'm sure this is a manifistation of my frusterating day yesterday.

Today is a new day, and I want to enjoy it. I'm in a better mood now, tho probably a bit fragaile so I'm gonna watch my step today and take things slowly and mindfully.

Have a great Friday weekenders!
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How is your intex going dragon...?
Sorry my what?
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Badge - When my home country is not playing I root for the team with cutest players
I'm the same way! I am probably the only one not following the World Cup, but it's all about the eye candy!
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Thanks, Willow!

Making the conscious effort to correct your tenses will help you speak more accurately sooner rather than later.

I hope your “All Greens” is tasty and refreshing.

I’m sorry yesterday was so miserable, Dragon!
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