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Old 07-19-2018, 05:34 AM
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:59 AM
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Congratulations on Shotgun Has!

I like watching Le Tour too, it has been a staple in Britain since the early 1980s. The drugs issue does mar it somewhat.

For work yesterday I spent a couple of hours in a place called Slough just west of London. I go into work this morning to find rumours circulating that I am leaving. How weird! The best thing about rumours is I find out amazing things about myself that I never knew.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:17 AM
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I was going to repost Andy's post.....so glad you asked bim and you reposted Andy....but but but...I am mystified.....how the heck did you manage to post an image that is http and not https ?????

Boggling brain.

Love to everyone. ♥♥♥♥♥

errr....forget that....it looks like an http, but is https when you copy it.....off I go.....

coffee anyone???
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I am here!! Blast of wind came through and tore down 16 feet of fence tuesday night, so ya'll know what I am doing this weekend!! Fence building!!! Wahoo,, hurray!!! so excited,,, yippy.

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Oh no. But so glad you can fix it love.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:27 AM
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Thankyou AndyH - the Pooh quote is lovely. Just because its Thursday
Very hot here in south-west France and the job for the weekend is picking, podding(?) and freezing peas.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:53 AM
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I'm in!
Been a while since I was "in" on a Thursday.
Life is busy, but pretty good.

Still dealing with my dad's estate, and that has me pretty stressed out, in general. I'll be going to Chicago next weekend to supervise the hauling and removal company I hired to take care of everything that's still in his apartment after selling and giving away most of what's worthwhile. I have a very interested buyer, who I am waiting on for a counter-offer. I'm doing this without a broker, but I have a lawyer who is experienced in these things. Thank goodness, because I have only bought one house and I have never sold one. When the sale is complete I will be DONE dealing with all of this. It's a lot of work. It has taught me important lessons, though. Like, how to structure my estate for my kids and the importance of keeping financial affairs in better order than my dad did. It's kind of a mess.

Anywho - I hope everyone has a great Thursday, and a happy, sober weekend!
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:51 AM
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Thanks Dee, Just a quick "I'm in" for now, and seeing some great posts already.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Dee74 View Post
you know the drill

I'd like 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..amdtythign that makes the journey a little easier

If you've never jumped into a weekender thread before - no time like today...do it now!




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Thank you ,See
I am new to SR, one week sober today been reading the posts and gathering a lot of positive good information. I love this post especially the line about relationship, this one hits me to the core. I have been in a stale marriage for many years. I am not sure if I drank so hard at times this was the reason , but I hope my journey with sobriety will give me the answer, I realise now my alcoholic mind was poisoning my thought process even on days I was not drinking, it is one of the biggest lies binge drinkers deal with, they think if they only drink on weekends and holidays that it does not affect their lives on days they don't drink. That is not true I know for a fact how miserable I was between binges , it is caused by withdrawals and an alcoholic mind.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:10 AM
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Love Winny the Pooh

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a little Thursday thought from my favourite Bear of Little Brain:
Now one autumn morning when the wind had blown all the leaves off the trees in the night, and was trying to blow the branches off, Pooh and Piglet were sitting in the Thoughtful Spot and wondering.

“What I think,” said Pooh, “is I think we’ll go to Pooh Corner and see Eeyore, because perhaps his house has been blown down, and perhaps he’d like us to build it again.”

“What I think,” said Piglet, “is I think we’ll go and see Christopher Robin, only he won’t be there, so we can’t.”

“Let’s go and see everybody,” said Pooh. “Because when you’ve been walking in the wind for miles, and you suddenly go into somebody’s house, and he says, ‘Hallo, Pooh, you’re just in time for a little smackerel of something,’ and you are, then it’s what I call a Friendly Day.”

Piglet thought that they ought to have a Reason for going to see everybody, like Looking for Small or Organizing an Expotition, if Pooh could think of something Pooh could.

“We’ll go because it’s Thursday,” he said, “and we’ll go to wish everybody a Very Happy Thursday. Come on, Piglet.”
Andyh, Happy Thursday to you , love this post, When my kids were toddlers my favourite pastime was reading and watching Winnie the Pooh, it teaches adults as well as children about life. I am so glad I found this forum , my honey pot for years was Budweiser heavy I'm trying to get over that now.Lol
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:13 AM
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:35 AM
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So silly, Trach, Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:46 AM
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Good Afternoon, everyone. While it's only Thursday afternoon here, I am ready to jump in here for the weekend. Tomorrow will be my first "Day 30" in a long, long time. Bye for now!
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:49 AM
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Excellent, LHW!

We start a new thread every Thursday (or super late Wednesday night) in the US and then it runs through the following Wednesday.

I'll go ahead and congratulate you now on your 30 days because I know you're gonna make it!
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I was just out to lunch with a good old friend who said a very similar thing a little differently:

“When there’s no ping to your pong, it’s time to move on!”
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:55 AM
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I am in... with rain expected in the Chicago area for most of Friday.

I saw Dee74's original post and I can easily relate the GIF to me and my relationship with alcohol.

There is a newer Indie/Folk rock song out there that is about a worn out relationship and I relate that to my alcohol consumption. (One of the lyrics: "All we ever do is all we ever knew"; Artist: The Head and The Heart)

(My musical tastes are broad and "less than mainstream" so I will make sure I limit the number of lyrical references in this forum. Haha!)
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Andyh, Happy Thursday to you , love this post, When my kids were toddlers my favourite pastime was reading and watching Winnie the Pooh, it teaches adults as well as children about life. I am so glad I found this forum , my honey pot for years was Budweiser heavy I'm trying to get over that now.Lol
Hi Andy, having to admit this hurts, but when I was a toddler having my parents read us Winnie the Pooh was one of my favourate pastimes as well!
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Welcome, Bunchie and TeeJayVerm!
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Welcome Bunchie, TeeJayVern and congratulations on (almost) 30 days LHW!

So a couple of days ago one of my customers mentioned that they were going on a three week holiday in the Seychelles and I jokingly responded along the lines of "do you have any jobs going at your place" Someone overheard me and thus the rumour mill about me leaving began
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On a more positive note (several in fact)

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