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Old 08-25-2018, 05:41 AM
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Got lots to do today. I want to get it all done and be packed so I can relax Sunday before my flight out. I like flying, I'd do it more often if I could afford it. I'm joining my wife tonight for a round of bingo. The jackpot is over 1/4 million. I fully expect to win, it being my first game and all.
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:44 AM
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Break a leg, Dragon!
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:45 AM
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Missed where you are going Dragon....I will read back.

You LIKE flying? Really? Which part....the part where you have to put up with other peoples' perfumes etc for 14 hours (LA to Melbourne)....or the awesome food....or the germs because they don't clean the entertainment screens....or the awesome bathrooms....maybe it's the fun of having to sit next to someone who is getting sloshed.....

OK.....I like planes. A lot. Private planes are nice....ha.....if only.

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Old 08-25-2018, 06:43 AM
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As Gilmer said, Dragon, go break a leg. You know on who I have got my money on to win the jackpot tonight!

Next week I am myself going on a business trip, if you can call it that (4 day long civil court trial in a city 500km away).

In the past, this would fill me with a vague sense of resolve to combine it with yet another attempt to get sober. One tends to spend a lot of time with those going with, and for most of them drinking is not a priority (and heavy drinking would in any event be inappropriate in the circumstances).

I just thought of this as I am busy preparing for the trip. Grateful, may I add, in the knowledge that this time I am leaving on the back of some sober time.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:17 AM
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venuscat, thanks for your post as well. I am happy to say I’m driving, not flying, although if I had it would only have been a short flight
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:43 AM
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Happy Weekend everyone.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:55 AM
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Hope I am not too late. In for another. Just over 300 days. Yipee!

Cancelled camping. Got into an upset with my trailer yesterday so getting it out and checked became priority for the weekend.

Gardening and cleaning today. Darn it. The person who was house sitting while I camped I was going to pay to clean. Now I have to do it myself.

I started an allergy elimination diet to see what is causing me stomach issues every so often. Yesterday my kids ate chocolate cream filled croissants in the back seat of my truck. Nothing ever smelled so good lol. Wheat, dairy and refined sugar... I get my stomach sorted I am eating nothing but dessert for a week

Happy Saturday weekenders!
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:32 AM
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Congrats on 300+ days MLH!!!
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:47 AM
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Thank You! I was too lazy to switch screens on my phone, app says 306 wonderful days.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:53 AM
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Good luck on your respective business trips Dragon and Captain H.

Great to see you MantaLady!

Congratulations on 306 days Horsie!

I have just seen a pigeon have the narrowest escape from a cat, it got airborne with millimetres to spare, thankfully.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:41 AM
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Have a wonderful and beautifully sober weekend, dear friends.

Loads upon loads of laundry and grocery shopping are on the agenda for me. Fun times! There is a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction upon completion so there's that
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Evening folks.

Hello there Tynesider.

Nice job MLH.

Its mozying along nicely the weekend.
We have had some rain and it's like 17c outside which is pretty radical.

We were visiting some family in Tarbes this afternoon. Go's without saying I ate too much.

It's coming up to cartoon time in vmans land.
See you all tomorrow.
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:17 AM
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I'm still not feeling good. Day four, hooray! But I'm still in my PJ's at two p.m. so it doesn't seem right. But even on my hangover days I use to get up early and force myself to work and do stuff. I'm taking antibiotics and drinking orange juice.
It's the most beautiful day here. Not hot, in fact I have my windows open and am still wearing a big sweater and still feel chilly. My neighbors are all out working in the yard like beavers. I am so grateful to be sober and I know this is a brief illness and maybe meant to be since I am having lots of time to read and reflect.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by theVman31 View Post
Welcome Sober369 to the weekender.
Dragon take a look at what's waiting for you next year....

Let's drive up the number of posts over the weekend...
Wow! Buttock fruit!
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:42 PM
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I'm still not feeling good. Day four, hooray! But I'm still in my PJ's at two p.m. so it doesn't seem right. But even on my hangover days I use to get up early and force myself to work and do stuff. I'm taking antibiotics and drinking orange juice.
It's the most beautiful day here. Not hot, in fact I have my windows open and am still wearing a big sweater and still feel chilly. My neighbors are all out working in the yard like beavers. I am so grateful to be sober and I know this is a brief illness and maybe meant to be since I am having lots of time to read and reflect.
Hi,

Well done for getting to day four, good going!

I think sitting around in PJs on day four is fine if one is able to! Might as well be comfortable, especially if you're not feeling too good.

Hope that you're feeling a bit better soon, I'm pretty sure you will be so hang on in there.

Good luck

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Have a good and fruitful sober trip, CaptainHaddock!

Sorry about your trailer, MLH (sorry also about the cleaning duty).
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MyLittleHorsie, I hope you'll still have a nice weekend! And that the diet will be helpful in finding out about any food allergies. Staying away from all that must be so hard!

Hope you're feeling better soon Sober369


I'm having a quite nice Saturday night actually. I felt pretty bad throughout the day but decided to go to my AA homegroup meeting and it was really nice. We went for dinner afterwards and I had some nice chats. A friend was kind enough to give me a ride home and then I nearly missed going to the supermarket before it closes for the weekend (stores don't open on sundays where I live) because I was chatting away to her in the car park. But I made it on time and bought myself chocolate muffins and some sushi (I also got normal groceries but these were my highlights!) which I'm having now as a second dinner kind of. I need to get those kilos back on.
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Congratulations on Day 4 Sober369! I hope whatever it is doesn't linger.

Bedtime on another sober Saturday at Saoutchik Towers, time to raise the drawbridge and douse the torches. I hope the blue ladies - bimini, Midnight and Lady post in the near future.
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:49 PM
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congrats mlh
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Hello everyone. I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I'm on my first day but am determined to stay sober today. I hope you all are doing well.
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