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Old 10-06-2018, 10:59 PM
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Coffee is good....
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:08 AM
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I am watching after-fight press-conference.

Khabib explaining his behavior. Pathetic.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:09 AM
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:13 AM
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Morning everyone, weatherwise Sunday is looking a much better day than Saturday.

Glad you have grid power back CaptainHaddock, that's a relief.

Great pic Dragon!

TeeJay I do remember that episode of Spongebob, a classic

Congratulations on 20 months tekink, especially as you co-own a bar.

Coffee time here.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:32 AM
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Nearly coffee time here too... before I drive junior P to her new weekend job.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:37 AM
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I hope Junior P does well, Petals!

Somebody awhile ago was asking about where to send postcards to Trachemys in rehab. His real name is Dale S******

Here's the permalink with the information he gave:

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ml#post6999205 (Class of March 2013 Part 55)

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Old 10-07-2018, 12:43 AM
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good morning i hope your all well i know am kinda late coming in but i thought id say hi
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:46 AM
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Hi, WolfsChild! Never too late!
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:50 AM
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:51 AM
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I wrote down trachs rehab address the other day.
Now send the postcard V.
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Old 10-07-2018, 02:32 AM
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Enough of fighting stuff.

Time for Mr. Deeds and some sleep (I got up at 1.30 a.m. to watch a full show including prelims - crazy, ha).

Thank you for Trach address, Gilmer!
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Old 10-07-2018, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Willow68 View Post
Coffee is good....
Those dark beans are magic, truly they are. Worth a thousand cows to trade!
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:07 AM
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VMan, what's a gallette? It looks amazing!
Willow, I'm also enjoying a quiet weekend. Wishing you well.
Snazzy and other coffee lovers … oh, yeahhhhhh …. coffeeeeee …..
Cap't, so glad you have your power restored. Power outages are fun and cozy for about an hour, then it starts to get really annoying. Here in Vermont, we get them during snowstorms, when losing heat is a real challenge.
Mike, how was Venom? I want to see that! I like to go to movies solo. My best friend talks during movies, and it drives me nuts. I also like movies because they distract me from thinking about drinking.
Everyone, I slipped this weekend and drank. Two glasses of wine, so at least it wasn't a bender. But I'm very sad to admit that, and a bit ashamed of myself. I almost dropped off SR, but decided that connecting with you all helped me stay sober for my 40 days … and I can do it again. It's hard to start over, but here I am. Thanks for being here and sharing your stories
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:43 AM
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Oh, definitely don't drop off SR!

That's what we're here for, to lend a hand when the other stumbles. I stumbled a couple of times after I started here to quit in earnest. Both times I came crawling back here for support to get back, and it was the best thing I could have done! Instantly encouraged and welcomed back to the fold!

I'm glad it wasn't a binge. I hope you were able to see that it wasn't worth the dismal feeling of having let yourself down.

Shore up your plan for next temptation. Play the full tape through: what will happen and how will I feel if I go through with drinking?
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:21 AM
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Thank you, Gilmer. I slipped in August, too, but managed to come back (same thing, one night with a couple of glasses of wine). I don't know why I can't just stay focused! But I'm going back to where I started: commitment, a plan, journaling, SR twice a day … so I don't fall back into nightly drinking.
Good luck, everyone!
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My two relapses didn't turn out to be full-blown disasters, either.

I was out the first time for ten days in May, 2013. I was by myself full of joy at a restaurant, and I had two glasses of wine. They were divine.

So then I tried to recreate that initial divine buzz. Bottle after bottle all I could feel was muddyheaded. I got so furious I poured a lot of it down the sink. I felt so duped. Finally I just decided to stay sober.

The next relapse was in November 2013. I was hating the whole universe at that point, and having a bitter fight with my husband, so I drank as a giant "F-U!"

The buzz was pleasant enough, but I knew my drinking was immature and not going to improve life any, only complicate it for the worse--so I put it aside for good on Nov. 16, 2013. That relapse was one bottle only, one night only.

One interesting thing happened before I quit.

My husband got to the point where he hated my drinking. At one point he said, "I guess I don't mind if you drink--but I had just kind of hoped that in our golden years I wouldn't have to drag around somebody who was stuck in junior high school."

He wasn't being angry or cruel as he said it--just kind of far away. He wanted an equal partner to see the end of life through with, not an immature, selfish person who stomped off and zoned out every time there was a little problem, or who preferred a drunken fantasy.
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Perhaps Khabib is not such a lovely guy after all...
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:43 AM
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Good for you to come back, Zoey.

As Dee says we don't shoot our wounded.

I watched Mr. Deeds and moved on to Chuck and Larry.

My shrink gave me assignment for the upcoming week: to write and enjoy life. The the second part is the hardest. I have no idea how to do it. I am constantly checking what's wrong with my life and don't seem to settle down till I find a reason to freak out.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:05 AM
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40 days was good work Zoey.
Just go's to show you can do it.
I failed miserably so many times.
Only when I fell off I couldn't keep it to two drinks.
You deserve credit just for being able to do that...
Back on the horse.
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ZD- it is all about learning, not judging ourselves.
Keep posting.
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