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Old 09-17-2018, 03:17 AM
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Lovely photos Kev thanks for sharing x
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:35 AM
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Morning weekenders.
Nice photos Kev thanks for sharing.
Nice to see you BixBees....
Hello to all...

Time to get serious... I'm 42 and starting to dream about retirement already... Uummmm...

Later weekenders
Time to start investing in the Lottery Retirment Program....
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Morning weekenders and congrats for another sober weekend in the bag!!

I had my first drinking dream last night, can only recall bits of it and it wasn’t pleasant at all. I was in a public toilet with some friends but it was more like a posh flat and we had got back from a night out where I thought I was not too drunk and had moderated successfully and remembered it all. One of them said “you did get a bit angry with one of the guys at the meal as he wanted to give the collection money to Iraq and you wanted it to go to Manchester” (so weird!). I started to feel sick realising I had no memory of most of the night, the what the hell did you do/say feeling hit like a punch in the gut, the sheer panic hit me. I had lost my coat and jumper which had my house keys in so couldn’t get in my house. Then had flashes that we had all been to my grandmas who made everyone warm toast and Jaffa cakes and everyone had a card from me saying thanks for a good night (that she had given them).

It gets weirder but the sinking feeling I had lost control again was with me when I woke up and it’s taken some time to shift. Yesterday I went through 2 full boxes of wires / chargers / cables / old mobile phones and laptops and found numbers stored on phones from 11 years ago, read old text messages where I cannot believe some of the things I said on them. All the numbers of people I had upset through drinking we’re there and it was so hard to realise I had deleted them off my new phones as we had either fallen out or I was scared I’d drunk dial them and the initial euphoria of finding the number again vanished in a poof of smoke when I realised I couldn’t use them and contact these people again, the damage has been done. I found lots of letters I had typed but never sent out where I was angry and pissed off at someone, I am shocked by the venom and victim behaviour I typed out.

Sorry to ramble and hope everyone has a great sober week! xx
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:44 AM
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I'm so sorry, MantaLady.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:57 AM
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I had to share....
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:59 AM
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Mantalady I think we all have done and said things we’re not proud of or can’t remember when we were drinking. That’s partly why we find ourselves here. Don’t feel too bad or beat yourself up over it, you’re not alone, we’re here with you, on a similar journey, supporting each other ❤️ x
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:09 AM
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All that was in the past Manta.
You are really doing fabulous now
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:44 AM
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Manta- I have very strange dreams. I remind myself that dreams/nightmares cannot hurt me...it is just my conscious overhearing my brain rewiring after so many years of drinking. Just as memories cannot hurt me.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:03 AM
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Thanks guys and gals. Yesterday when I was going through the boxes I was quite accepting that it was the past and whilst still felt shame didn’t let it get me down. Think that’s why I had the dream afterward as my Brian was still processing it, glad to be honest it all happened in the dream. I accept my part in it all and know it will never happen again, I am so much more aware and emotionally stable now so it was just a positive confirmation of how far I have come since those dark days x
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:18 AM
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I had to share....
The same can be said about drums! Time for a jam session!??
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:23 AM
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What's up Weekenders? I know it's Monday here....but this is the last week of that miserable place I call "work" ~ I found another job which pays less, longer commute and no immediate benefits. Yep.

I can relate to MB....ready to be self-employed.

It starts Monday & my last day in the hell hole is this Thursday, giving myself a 3 day weekend....I don't want the av to sneak in like I know it's gonna.

Thanks everyone for being here!
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by MantaLady View Post
Thanks guys and gals. Yesterday when I was going through the boxes I was quite accepting that it was the past and whilst still felt shame didnít let it get me down. Think thatís why I had the dream afterward as my Brian was still processing it, glad to be honest it all happened in the dream. I accept my part in it all and know it will never happen again, I am so much more aware and emotionally stable now so it was just a positive confirmation of how far I have come since those dark days x
watch out for that Brian - he's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy

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Old 09-17-2018, 05:48 AM
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its funny you call your brain Brian too Manta, great Brians think alike
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Haha!! I am such a plum!!
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Haha!! I am such a plum!!
next time your AV is playing up, remember what Brian's mum says
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Congratulations on the new job Purplrcks, new job, new sober you and a 3 day weekend to enjoy, it's all good!
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Hi, weekenders.

Well, the situation at work escalated very fast.

I gave my letter of resignation today.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:26 AM
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I assume that's good news, MB.......Congrats!!!
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The entire situation and circumstances are far from "good", Purple.

But I assume this is the very loud wake-up call and kick in the arse from the Universe.
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