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Old 07-22-2005, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A Test Of Willpower


I have been absent from the boards for a couple of weeks...checking in just periodically and contributing little. As some may know my hubby and I are in the middle of selling our house and relocating back to the mainland, a huge transition in itself. I have confided to a few who I PM'd in a panic that I have experienced a "slip", a lovely afternoon of vodka gimlets that led me nowhere except wanting more, which I know is not an option for me.

I have been embaressed to come back and make my admission, although I know many have had the same experiences as I and are empathetic. I ask for your continued support, prayers and compassion.

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Old 07-22-2005, 10:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Slipping is a learning process. Growing up I slipped a lot on ice. Learned that the only way to navigate a treacherous frozen lake is slowly and carefully. If you slip, get back up, slowly... carefully... or you'll risk falling through the ice (unfortunately that's not a metaphor, it's a true story. Talk about embarrassed LOL).

Walk along again with us, Pearl. lohi... nihi...

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Old 07-22-2005, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pearl, You have my continued support, prayers and compassion.

The important thing is that you have come back. I know how you feel Pearl, I have been there myself.

Take care of yourself. And happy to see you posting again.
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Old 07-23-2005, 04:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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that led me nowhere except wanting more
When that thought really gets to be part of our fabric, and I pray it has for me as well this time back, we'll be okay, yeah?
Welcome back Pearl.

Ola i ke ahe lau makani.
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have experienced a "slip", a lovely afternoon of vodka gimlets that led me nowhere except wanting more, which I know is not an option for me.
Hi Pearl,
I know how you feel. Whether it's drinking to celebrate or drinking because of stress or boredom...the hangover's the same....miserable. I'm returning from a relapse myself. Keeping all things in perspective will help. Good luck with your move.
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome back to sobriety abd SR!
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome back (( Pearl )) Today is the only day that matters.
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Old 07-23-2005, 07:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey Pearl, welcome back I have missed you, its all part of our recovery. Write some more.


(((Hugs)))

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Old 07-23-2005, 11:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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(((Greg, Dan, Carol, Val, Miraclen, Nogard, Karen, Chris, LeAnne)))

Thank you for your love and support.

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Old 07-23-2005, 12:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome back Pearl.
It took a "slip" for me to finally "get it"......it takes what it takes.

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