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Old 08-23-2018, 08:57 PM
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Wise move and welcome Itsbeentoolong
And welcome back to the weekender MrsLecter.
Congratulations on your 7 months.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:58 PM
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:37 PM
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Oh my gosh thanks everyone. I felt so good reading your encouragements. I went to yoga which helped a huge amount, there’s lots of meditation in this class. I was in that state where I was buzzing from tapping into the zone, whatever they call it. I don’t know but I know when I’m there. Then I went to “my bar,” to see my old friend play trumpet. And everyone said hey it’s been a long time and I said hey I quit drinking I’ll have a ginger ale. And it’s not like I didn’t think about drinking but I will say, it was as easy as that and honestly no one cared if I drank or not. It was a lovely night and I made it to bed sober. Thanks for all the wise words, and Dee, thank you for offering that spin on things I am a huge fan of finding new perspectives. There’s a lot of clarity there.
I’ve been learning to go against my nature and find a more yin middle path. So far I haven’t really demonstrated it but I think the concept is gelling
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:25 PM
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Welcome to Weekenders itsbeentoolong!

Good to see you Mrs Lecter and congratulations on reaching 7 months sober, brilliant.

VMan I am going to be basically chilling today as I have more or less been at work for two weeks straight. I am going to put in some metal skirting "boards" in my kitchen. They are already cut to size so it shouldn't take long (I have actually had them for a couple of months already - just lazy) I will be meeting some friends and taking in the Carnival this weekend.

Edit. Just went outside for my morning walk/jog - it's cold! Just came back in for a sweatshirt. Don't leave just yet summer! I'm not ready.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:11 AM
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No visits tomorrow..cancelled at last minute....
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Itsbeentoolong View Post
I’m in for my first weekender!
Hello and welcome to the weekenders!
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:19 AM
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That's a pity PJ.

Even if the circumstances were difficult it would have been good to have had that visit.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:34 AM
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Good morning weekenders!

It's a lot cooler here this morning, I think I can feel Autumn in the the air

Another lovely photo Vman, thanks. Looks like a great place to hike and I bet it's quite therapeutic.

For those struggling, hang in there - it will pass.

Have a good day wherever you may be.

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Old 08-24-2018, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by PhoenixJ View Post
No visits tomorrow..cancelled at last minute....
Sorry to hear that PJ, especially as you'd been preparing for it mentally and getting stressed over it.

Will it be rearranged?

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Old 08-24-2018, 01:43 AM
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Hello Weekenders!

Yep! Here we are : Friday!



Hope yours will be as nice and clean as mine!
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Good Morning everyone. Just checking in here before I begin my work day and then head out of town to visit friends overnight. I'll be reading even if I can't post. Thank you all for being here!
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Originally Posted by Canadian Koala View Post
Hello Weekenders!

Yep! Here we are : Friday!



Hope yours will be as nice and clean as mine!
See how quickly we can go from 'yay it's the weekend I can drink' to 'yay it's weekend and I'm sober'.
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Business trip to Ottawa coming up. I fly out on Sunday afternoon. I was dreaming about it all last night, guess I've ben over preparing.
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Happy Friday everyone! This will be my first sober weekend in some time. Am looking very forward to it! I expect to have some serious drinking thoughts this evening on my way home. Am all ready for them. Will see you folks tonight!
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Welcome, Karen and Itsbeentoolong!

What a gorgeous picture, Vman!

Congratulations, MrsLecter!

And UGH, PJ! I'm so sorry for the intense nerves, the big mentally bracing yourself--and now cancellation!
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I'm coming home today from my bucket list trip to Florida.

What an absolute frickin' blast!

So grateful to have been able to go!
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