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Old 07-06-2018, 08:26 PM
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Hi just checking in here on a Friday night. Starting to enter the danger zone for me as I come upon the three week mark soon. Feeling a bit wobbly. I don’t have any plans to drink, but then I never really do plan to. I’m trying to be extra vigilant here and play the many bad drinking tapes forward. It never ends well.
I’m safe for tonight, just writing out the thoughts.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:27 PM
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A very smart move, LHW.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:41 PM
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LOL I'm not exasperated Gilmer - just dealing with weightier matters

Welcome LHW

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Old 07-06-2018, 10:35 PM
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Im in

The wonderfull thing about sobriety now i have cash so focus with family and work
The down side now i have to deal with my financial damage due to my alcoholism.
At least now im paying and earning
So way to go weekend work work work and pay pay pay
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:46 PM
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Welcome to Weekenders jjb! Good to see you.

Morning everyone, i'm still in bed at 6.35am which is unusual for me these days but it was uncomfortable sleeping last night due to the heat. At least i'm not hungover though.

Enjoy the wedding today goodbyeevan.

I'm not certain but I think MidnightBlue might be on her business trip. Good luck for that and to Russia and England in the World Cup.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:22 PM
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Thank you guys very much for the encouragement <3

Can't sleep... kind of dreading tomorrow. I'm not really close to anyone at the wedding except the host. It's my boyfriend's aunt and we are mostly going to be supportive of her and help her if she needs it, since it's at her beautiful home and she's expecting drunk people. Especially since she just treated us to a lovely trip to Oregon, we decided we should be there.

But how does one in early recovery have FUN at an event like this? I don't want to be miserable, I want to be happy for them and cheers their love with my sparkling juice but when you know the husband (bf's distant cousin) is hiding a coke problem and not hiding an alcohol problem... Ugh I don't even know. Maybe asking to have fun is too much. Maybe just surviving it and being present and as helpful as possible is enough.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:25 PM
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Morning all.
Welcome jjb

I slept really bad too, heat and a pizza for supper done it. To top it off I had a nightmare about my daughter. Yuck.

Time to shake it off and crank up the lawnmower

Hope you all have a great day weekenders.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:30 PM
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GBE I share your turmoil regarding events such as weddings in early recovery. Make sure you go congratulate your boyfriends aunt. Stay for a while and make your presence seen.
Have an exit plan.
Talk it over with your bf.
Tell him straight that it is making you feel anxious and you are afraid what the day is going to bring.

EXIT PLAN....
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:36 AM
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Morning weekenders. Just popped in after posting in my little class thread (high fives to my classmates). Vinny I fear we may be falling out soon, is it Belgium v France in the semis? Did you know I was a massive Belgium fan,no? Neither did I till I picked them in two sweepstakes at work ��. Viva la difference and all that.

I’m off to watch my grandson this morning then out with my team this afternoon for what they call a sesh (drinking session for the uninitiated). There will be no seshing on my part, I’ll show up, eat, drink a mocktail and then happily go home and get on with my sober life. Have a great day folks
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:02 AM
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Have a great day lily....
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:09 AM
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Was out this evening on our normal Friday evening shopping trip and I found some Halloumi. Can't wait to try it.....
Yum! How are you going to cook it Dragon? I canít wait to try it fried and then drizzled in sweet chilli sauce.... when I get home from this trip itís definitely on the menu
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:02 AM
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It was a few months in before I started having fun socially GBE - it wasn't anyone's fault - I just had no idea how to have fun sober and being around drinkers just made me miserable in the early days .

It won't always be that way but for tomorrow the suggestion to be seen and this disappear as soon as its not rude to do so is a good one

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morning all. hope everyone got safely through Friday night.

MB - hope you're doing okay. pop in & say hello if you want
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:17 AM
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I’m going off the grid for a couple days—just refueling!

See you all Monday.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:37 AM
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Begium could win it - I didn't think so to begin with but they could you know. I'm glad you are not going to be drinking during the "sesh" lilymaz.

I mocked my youngest daughter for for paying out money to watch the football at a big open air screen at a club (called The Enchanted Garden) but she has had the last laugh as she seems to have found the coolest place to watch it, news crews seem to like visiting and it is totally sold out now.

I will be watching it with friends too but will only arrive a quarter of an hour before kick off. It has only just gone 11.35am and lots of people are drinking already. A kind of touchstone newspaper headline in Britain when it is exceptionally warm is "Phew what a scorcher!" We are in that territory today.

Edit: See you Monday Gilmer, take care.
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Watching AFL for the third morning in a row.....I am being spoiled.....
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Iím going off the grid for a couple daysójust refueling!

See you all Monday.
Take care darling.....very glad you are spending some time with you. ♥♥♥
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Thank you guys very much for the encouragement <3

Can't sleep... kind of dreading tomorrow. I'm not really close to anyone at the wedding except the host. It's my boyfriend's aunt and we are mostly going to be supportive of her and help her if she needs it, since it's at her beautiful home and she's expecting drunk people. Especially since she just treated us to a lovely trip to Oregon, we decided we should be there.

But how does one in early recovery have FUN at an event like this? I don't want to be miserable, I want to be happy for them and cheers their love with my sparkling juice but when you know the husband (bf's distant cousin) is hiding a coke problem and not hiding an alcohol problem... Ugh I don't even know. Maybe asking to have fun is too much. Maybe just surviving it and being present and as helpful as possible is enough.
You might be surprised love....I have a feeling you are going to enjoy being there for your BF's aunt and I bet the fun comes from laughing yourself silly inside when you see what FOOLS some drunk people....and people on coke.....make of themselves at weddings. What a great feeling to be the one that helps escort such embarrassments to taxis and such.....what a fantastic feeling to go to a wedding and then go home get changed and take a lovely walk because you are sober and full of energy....

Take pictures maybe....be an unofficial photographer if you need something to do other than hold your fruit juice....also....another tip....fruit juice does not quench your thirst....go for more water and flavoured mineral water.

Okey dokey....I am AWAKE this morning.

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Old 07-07-2018, 04:47 AM
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Yum! How are you going to cook it Dragon? I canít wait to try it fried and then drizzled in sweet chilli sauce.... when I get home from this trip itís definitely on the menu
I haven't a clue what I'm going to do with it just yet. I'll consult chef google for a bit first. I'm not a very skilled cook. Betcha I manage to melt the whole thing into a puddle or cause a five alarm fire!
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Iím going off the grid for a couple daysójust refueling!

See you all Monday.
Hope you enjoy your time. See you Monday.
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