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Old 07-20-2018, 06:36 PM
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:25 PM
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Checking in for the weekend. I'm still here. Doing better spiritually and emotionally. Been trying to stay off technology a bit. Hope you all have fun sober weekends.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:48 PM
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The biggest aircraft we see around here is the Antonov Mriya coming to collect large farming equipment for overseas destinations.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:29 PM
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Hi weekenders
Nothing much to say, just G’day and it’s a beautiful day ❤️
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bernie8402 View Post
Checking in for the weekend. I'm still here. Doing better spiritually and emotionally. Been trying to stay off technology a bit. Hope you all have fun sober weekends.
Bernie
That is a good idea. The internet (other than this forum) is making me feel tense. I'll set the laptop down now!!
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:22 PM
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((((Kevlarsjal2)))) hope you’re feeling better soon. Once you’re off the crutches, you’ll be able to get out and about and it will make a big difference. Maybe you could write a list of the positive and fun things you want to do once you’re mobile again? Hang in there, it will get better ❤️
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TeeJayVerm View Post
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!)
Love that song and band!!!
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:44 PM
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Hi Bernie!

Morning everyone, so glad it is Saturday.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:54 PM
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Fantastic weekend to you all!
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:09 PM
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Enjoyed catching up on the thread and love the Thursday post. My mom read me pooh as a little girl and am thinking I need to pick up my collection here soon.

Checking in for an interesting weekend. We are having our first overnight houseguest and she will be drinking. Its an old friend of my bf's and she kind of invitied herself and he thinks I have no friends so he didnt say no. I have hung out with her a few times since I moved here 6 years ago. Not thrilled but staying proactive and positive about it. I told her she should feel free to drink if she likes and she said she has a flask ready that she was going to drink from discreetly or as she said "wasn't really gonna talk about it".... hmmm ok. Recovery is kind of my life right now. I don't mind if she drinks but I'll probably talk about not drinking. I'll try not to bring it up too much.

I have a pretty healthy fear of alcohol I think, so I'm not too too worried. It's just alot to think about, plan and reflect on. I am not used to living with anyone besides my bf and I plan to just take time to myself if I need it. She keeps changing the dates but it sounds like she's arriving Saturday night and leaving Monday afternoon. Really still not sure how this happened! Lots to do and I will try to make this forum a priority this weekend. Cleaning my sponsor's house tomorrow before I get ready for the her.

Sao thanks for the reminder of how things used to be. That wasn't long ago at all. I need to protect my sobriety first, always.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:25 PM
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Morning all the weekenders.
Kevlarsjal I hope you feel better today.
Nice and cool here this morning too.
Time for coffee and coffee.
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:01 AM
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How did the party go Sao, home late, boozy....?
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:00 AM
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I just realised that I today I have been sober 40 days! Obviously being in rehab has helped with that but it’s 40 days nonetheless ��. I haven’t had this much time for at least 5 years, yay!! xx
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:43 AM
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Congratulations on the 40 days.
Make them count.

Visiting a prehistoric park today. History and culture day. It's a tidy pretty place.
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:51 AM
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yay! well done ML, 40 days is great!



sounds like rehab is going well for you & you're starting to get a handle on your anxiety as well as clocking up the sober time. getting to grips with my social anxiety was a big part of my recovery too, so keep up the good work
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:27 AM
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Congratulations, MantaLady!
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:32 AM
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:37 AM
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Way to go Mantalady ❤️
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:44 AM
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Happy Saturday, weekenders!
Last Friday I left work, bought a fifth of vodka, drank maybe 2/3 of it in the course of the evening and tossed the rest of the bottle out. Come Saturday I got up early, did some housework, and as soon as the liquor store opened I was back there buying another. Drank on and off through the day and almost finished it by late Saturday night. In the wee hours of Sunday morning I poured the rest down the sink and decided to get through Sunday sober.
After being sober all week and feeling great I almost convinced myself on the way home from work Friday that I needed to do that again - that avoiding it was depriving myself of a "fun" weekend. Solitary binging and napping all day, yeah, fun. Scary to see how close I came to believing that insanity.

Anyway, I'm planning to actually enjoy my life today!
Best wishes, all
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