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BAH HUMBUG! ‘‘Tis the season of - Weekenders 02 - 05 December 2022

Old 12-03-2022, 10:07 AM
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CBS Patty is gorgeous ❤️ . No not moved yet, taking it slowly. Was hoping to be in for Christmas but we’ll see. We’re getting there.

Least, nearly 13 years is brilliant. You can be proud of yourself,

I saw a heron at the side of a road today. We turned the car round and went back to look. He looked a young one. He may have stopped for a rest or to see if the puddles had fish in them.
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:19 AM
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Patty really is magnificent. And so is your taste, dear CBS. I see your lovely style in every photo you post. ❤️
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Old 12-03-2022, 12:09 PM
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Patty is a gorgeous kitty!

Woke up at 10 after going back to bed early this morning.

No plans for today, just hang out in the apt.
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Old 12-03-2022, 01:13 PM
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It's my birthday today and I'm alone as I will be for Xmas. Tried to plan a nice day for myself but it didn't work out very well and also I just feel down and also not feeling well physically.

December is hard month for me. I thought I hsd it all figured out and it would be fine. Think I underestimated how hard it is.

I mean I'm ok though just feel like crap. I don't want to drink but I keep thinking of it. It seems so weird not to drink sometimes. Also normally a ****** day or week I would just say f it and drink

So I'm not. On my way home not sure what else to do. Wanted to get takeout for dinner if I can get the energy to walk there.

I just feel like a sad sack but it will pass.
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Old 12-03-2022, 01:28 PM
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HApPy Birthday itsmaria! Be good to yourself today you deserve it. I hope you feel better inside and out soon!
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Old 12-03-2022, 01:44 PM
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Happy Birthday ItsMaria! Treat yourself to a nice dinner, maybe some spa pampering?

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Old 12-03-2022, 02:03 PM
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(((itsmaria))). I'm sorry you feel down and blue. Happy Birthday Maria!
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Old 12-03-2022, 02:41 PM
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It’sMaria, I’m glad it’s your birthday! 🥳🎉🥳🎉🎉

Sometimes becoming comfortable in our own skin is uncomfortable. Take a shower. Drink water. Eat chocolate. Do your nails. Do something you’d like yourself for, which certainly isn’t drinking. Clean a junk drawer. Clean out the fridge.

Kaily, I’m sorry your having AV issues. Picking up and pricing hard liquor bottles seems like your letting those urges stay for tea. Is there any way to change the longing? Can you look at old posts, or perhaps find a post here of someone relapsing and being so happy about it? (Trick suggestion, I doubt you’ll find someone that is happy they took a drink, because the “escape”:it once held for us is LONG gone, and the misery is there as if we never stopped). I’m praying for you, sweetie. 🙏🏼❤️🤓

My brother shot himself in the head 40 years ago on Christmas Eve. Untreated depression coupled with drinking and holidays is a deadly combo. His action cost me not only my brother, but most of the Christmases since then. It’s awful. I can’t change what happened, no matter how many times I play the tape of our last conversation, apparently within an hour of the “escape” he chose.

Big hugs to anyone reading here who is active in their addiction and wish to stop.

You can, we BELIEVE. Do YOU?
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Old 12-03-2022, 02:43 PM
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Old 12-03-2022, 02:58 PM
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Itsmaria, I hope you have a nice birthday, alone or otherwise.

Free2bme, I'm glad you shared that heartbreaking story about your brother. Very sorry that happened. I suppose we'll never understood some things people do, even those who are close.
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Old 12-03-2022, 03:11 PM
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Freetobeme I'm really sorry about your brother. Sounds like a very difficult loss.

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I'm home now. I still dont feel great but I got my favourite dinner anyway- cheeseburger and onion rings!

Plan on watching some favourite shows.

46 today.

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Old 12-03-2022, 03:36 PM
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46 is the new 26
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Old 12-03-2022, 03:38 PM
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many happy returns itsmaria
you're never alone with all of us here, but my wish for you is that you'll start to make friends again this year.

I'm sorry for your loss Free.

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Old 12-03-2022, 04:07 PM
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Happy birthday Itsmaria
Free, so sorry for you loss. I appreciate you sharing what happened.
Kind of down right now for no real reason.
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Old 12-03-2022, 04:28 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss Free.

Alpine

itsmaria, I hope you enjoyed your cheeseburger and onion rings 🍔 I had a Spicy Italian sub earlier today, with lots of salad and a spicy sauce and it helped make me feel a lot better.
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(((Free))) How awful that must be….I can’t even imagine!
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Old 12-03-2022, 08:12 PM
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A terrible story, Free. Prayers sent.
Happy birthday Maria.
Sorry you feel down Alpine.
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Old 12-03-2022, 09:40 PM
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Happy Birthday itsmaria , hope you felt better after your cheeseburger and onion rings. We have the same numbers in our age…except mine is the other way round. 64. it’s just a number ‘they’ tell me apparently

Free2beme, I’ve seen you grow in your recovery over the time on SR. Your attitude to what life throws at you humbles me so. You have taken life by the horns and rode it through all life’s ups and downs. So sorry your brother took his own life, it’s a difficult memory, thank you for being able to talk about him.

Alpine Mr. A is away, you’re missing him too I’m sure. If you keep a diary there may be a pattern form. Sending hugs for you and Riley.

It’s chucking it down here. Sounds like it’s in for the day. We’re taking mum-in-law for lunch later. It’ll be a nice change.

Love to all Weekenders xxxx
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:06 PM
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Mags, enjoy your lunch with mil. .

"Chucking it down" means raining hard, right?

Billie is sound asleep on the bed. How I envy her ability to fall asleep easily and quickly. . At night once she's snuggled next to me and finishes washing herself, she lays her head on my arm and falls asleep just like that. .

My 13 yr anniversary is close, only five days away, and I'm tickled pink cause when I started I didn't think I'd be able to stay sober. Glad, so very glad that I was wrong. . And I was a chronic relapser too, so if I can get and stay sober, anyone can.
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:16 PM
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Least, Yeah, ‘chucking it down’ means raining hard and fast. Not sure where the term comes from.
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