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Old 03-16-2009, 09:56 AM
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Did I mention that I LOVE capers. Right outta the jar. I can eat em by the spoonfuls. Dang they're good.
Me too! Love 'em
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:00 AM
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Hey nans - sorry to hear about the coal raking - you sure don't deserve it.. You are so lovingly supportive..
zencat - glad you here in this community - my first and only experience with an e-community and I have so appreciated your posts.

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Old 03-16-2009, 10:11 AM
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:33 AM
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noon break and i'm checking in

Well... I will, wish some reservations, say i am doing ok today....I still spent the morning waiting for the shoe to drop at work....but was able to stay focus, clear up some things and will work on the horrible scarry back log stuff this afternoon....

It's so dissapointing to know that when things are at their most dificult, I am most likely to fall back into the old core belief system that I had for so long that I KNOW is not correct...is irrational and has been proven wrong so many times....fear and uncertainty just seem to make it seem like the way to go.

I'm pretty scred that my regular dr. will make me wait for meds till I can find a new Psych to see and be sure that the meds are the right ones... it's just too obvious right now that one misstep and i'm over the edge into the old rage and fear and acting out of it. As long as things go along fairly smoothly i seem to be able to keep my balance for now....but this is not a comfortable place to be. Plus knowing that i have to buck up, step up to the plate..whatever.. and get some profesional help with some of this old stuff ... once again...yuck...

The support i am recieving from AA, SR and other friends has just been amazing. I think I would have gone into full fledge run mode if I had not had the help of other compasionate human beings journeying by my side.

Anyways, I hope i can keep centered enough for the next few weeks or so to avoid too many insanity fits

And I really am terribly grateful that I never even considered a drink during the storm of the weekend! I mean I want to be able to say more than that, but you know when i watch people fall into this disease it really makes me realize how much better a chance I have in this life if I just don't drink. The rest comes in time I guess (hey jason...if you read that line plese forgive me )
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:05 PM
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too much coffee man !!! holy krapola
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:08 PM
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here windy.....have another cup.....please
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:10 PM
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I only drink coffee to wash down my Vivarin... J/K!
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:37 PM
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I'm having to listen to "Chocolate Elvis" by Tosca in order to calm down. Dang, I forgot how strong that stuff is. If anybody needs a battery charged they can use my ears as a charger.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:40 PM
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AWWWWW windy I'm sorry I teased you eat some bread or something..that helps.......
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:55 PM
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zen hugs to you!!! you r a great person!!!!!! do not let anyone make you feel bad, DO NOT give them that control over you!!!!!!!!!!

you are great, and it is my pleasure that i have met you on here! you give alot of good advice, w/love, care and compassion!!!
stay sober, well and safe my friend! love in sobreity....jow
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:12 PM
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nanda~ I hope things get sorted out quickly for you. It can be oh so irritating waiting ont he medical profession. Keep your focus, think happy smilies! :ghug3 Let me know how its going.

Im checkin in, not to bad today, :ghug2
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:20 PM
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Quick check in - doing OK.
Are we still missing Bam? Have not noticed any bam-posts in so long!

Tried to explain to a friend this AM about the SR community and have to say it is not easy to describe.. All these friends and so much support but no f2f - still so good and so honest and so real.. Feeling quite lucky to have all of you in my life.

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Old 03-17-2009, 04:10 PM
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Tried to explain to a friend this AM about the SR community and have to say it is not easy to describe.. All these friends and so much support but no f2f - still so good and so honest and so real.. Feeling quite lucky to have all of you in my life.
I really don't tell people about SR. Even when I think they might benefit from it, I feel like I don't want my "real-life" friends on here. Is that bad?

It might just be a habit I picked up while doing drugs (and therefore had lots to hide). I no longer wear my heart on my sleeve as much and don't tend to give people as much info as I used to. Sadly I must admit I became a pretty accomplished liar as well, as well as quite an artist when it comes to half truths and misinformation. Part of my recovery has been trying to kick the habit of lying. Its not even that I need to lie now, I just feel like I don't want people to know much about me and its kind of silly.

Dinner time. Corned beef, etc. Happy St. Pats, everyone.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:42 PM
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My real life people know i do internet friendships, my recovery friends know i do recovery on line.....I don't tell any of them the site or how to get there. I am as honest as i can make myself be in my relationships...and am pretty over the top open...but SR is a place where I have learned to be even more open....and I don't want to be worrying about my sponsor or my friends reading here and then being all concerned about me cause i was upset or something...just where i'm at right now....

I have considered telling my brother aobut the site just because AA is obviously a no-go for him after 20 years of trying, and I think this secualr site would benifit him greatly....if I weren't here ..... since i am, I think it might just drive him bonko

Almost spiraled down today after my boss asked some questions about where i am at in catching up my work......then i decided to stop looking at everything i have done wrong all my life and start honoring myself and my recovery....no matter how badly i mangle somethings...I do believe I have done good by being in the world today....Other people can tell me that and it really doesn't help ... well ok, it does cause it gives me something to hang on to for a while, but in the end...I have to honor my own life, my own desisions, and my own path.....jeee....honoring our recovery...i think i might use that as a topic at tonights meeting if no one has a pressing problem to deal with
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:03 PM
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I really don't tell people about SR. Even when I think they might benefit from it, I feel like I don't want my "real-life" friends on here. Is that bad?

It might just be a habit I picked up while doing drugs (and therefore had lots to hide). I no longer wear my heart on my sleeve as much and don't tend to give people as much info as I used to. Sadly I must admit I became a pretty accomplished liar as well, as well as quite an artist when it comes to half truths and misinformation. Part of my recovery has been trying to kick the habit of lying. Its not even that I need to lie now, I just feel like I don't want people to know much about me and its kind of silly.
Is that bad? - Not bad - totally understandable.. And I think it is good to have the skill to know who you want to reveal your heart to and who you don't. Fortunately I was with a really trustworthy friend.. hopefully won't backfire.

I had a really big part of my life telling half truths.. and it really served me at the time.. At some point it became more trouble than it was worth and I consciously let go of it. I was such an accomplished lier I thought it was a bit of a waste when I decided to stop - could have pulled off some real good scams.. but retired those skills at some point for my own inner peace.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:25 PM
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I actually had a friend tell me today she can't tell when I'm lying and when I'm telling the truth. This particular friend has basically decided I lie all the time (I don't understand why she insists on calling and hanging out with me and such if she thinks I lie to her constantly), and I find it hilarious that she is one of the few people I actually tell the truth. She sure doesn't like hearing the truth though! Maybe I'm honest with her to a fault. Brutally honest, perhaps.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:34 PM
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Could be an interesting relationship gneiss, around this whole lying and truth telling thing.. You sure sound aware of what is going on for you.. :ghug3
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:57 AM
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Checking in - sorry i've not been around for a while! Missed you all, and this place.

Had a really hectic month or so with exams, practical electrician ones - nearing the end of my course, so they get quite tough now and i really want to pass them all!

Still sober and glad to be so - things have been ok on that front. Find that i'm making the right choice when times are tough and i feel tempted.

I just feel that i know it's not worth it - the very fleeting nice feeling is just not worth all the rubbish that comes after that.

It probably helps that my drinking got to the point where there's just nothing there for me now. It was just nothing, nothing, nothing, BANG - blackout... Then wake up, feeling awful, and dealing with what happened, and all the guilt, and letting myself down, etc... I just weigh it up and it feels like a simple choice to me.

I don't think it'll always be that way - still early days for me, less than a year.

Hope you're all well today, hugs and smiles to you all!

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Old 03-18-2009, 11:52 AM
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back to poking needles in my fingers hate it (blood sugar testing)....

I'm doin ok...just felt a need to touch base during my lunch...

Over all i am feeling better, still lots of bouts of crying over nothing...but am taking action on some things i need to do to take care of that....

missed you sparky (hug)...glad your back. Yeah....alchohol is patient...it will always be there waiting for a weak moment...but then again I don't really live in fear of it more just in an awareness.

well time to hi ho hi ho again
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:54 PM
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Hi y'all,

How are my favorite secular peeps doing?
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