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The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

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Re: The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

Post by SoberBoots » 03 Apr 2018 09:18

Practical - listed a whole load of clothes for sale on Ebay, have tons of things I don't wear and am short of cash so it's a no-brainer!

Purposeful - getting an appointment to get my ears looked at by a Dr today, they've been blocked for a month following an ear infection and it's driving me nuts.

Pleasurable - having lunch and a catch up with an old friend today, who's also giving me some toad spawn for my pond (amphibians may not be on evryone's list of pleasures, but they're on mine.
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Re: The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

Post by Hedgehog » 03 Apr 2018 17:20

How's the hearing Sally? I hope they've sorted you out. It's frustrating not being able to hear properly. Pardon? :lol:

Practical: Week's menus planned.

Purposeful: No chocolate on the menu. :cry:

Pleasurable: Discovered OH's stash of chocolate in the cupboard. :twisted:
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Re: The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

Post by SoberBoots » 03 Apr 2018 17:40

Hedgehog wrote:How's the hearing Sally? I hope they've sorted you out. It's frustrating not being able to hear properly. Pardon? :lol:

Practical: Week's menus planned.

Purposeful: No chocolate on the menu. :cry:

Pleasurable: Discovered OH's stash of chocolate in the cupboard. :twisted:
Apparently I've a dysfunctional Eustachian! It'll clear up in a few weeks, with the help of a steroid nose spray. Would have liked an instant fix, but relieved it's nothing to worry about.
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Re: The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

Post by Hedgehog » 04 Apr 2018 11:07

suffolksally wrote:Apparently I've a dysfunctional Eustachian!


That sounds terribly important! Glad to hear it's nothing serious. <:)>
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Re: The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

Post by Lush4life » 04 Apr 2018 12:56

Hedgehog wrote:
suffolksally wrote:Apparently I've a dysfunctional Eustachian!


That sounds terribly important! Glad to hear it's nothing serious. <:)>
Doctors they love giving us long words don't they?
I once went when I had soo much pain in my heel every time I tried to walk was like walking barefoot on Lego bricks!
Was diagnosed with
Plantar Fascitis quite a mouthful , I must have pulled a face cos doctor swiftly said ;
But we call it "policeman's foot" , didn't like the sound of that so tried hard to master the first one and I never could say it properly ;)
Hope you are well Hedgy and hope your ear soon settles too SS <:)>
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Re: The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

Post by SoberBoots » 04 Apr 2018 16:46

Practical: arranged to give away some of my clutter

Purposeful: ordered my book choice for next month's book group

Pleasurable: had a delightful 7 course unch out to celebrate a friend's birthday
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Post by Hedgehog » 05 Apr 2018 15:00

Good afternoon PPP peeps

Practical: Cleaning. ()o

Purposeful: A good read of the Road to Abstinence thread. ;)?

Pleasurable: A long hot shower, with all the feminine bits & bobs to go with it. :P
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Post by SoberBoots » 05 Apr 2018 21:37

Practical: took the dog for a long walk.

Purposeful: went to a meeting of trustees at the local charity I'm involved with, to plan fundraising events for the summer.

Pleasurable: lunch with a friend.
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Post by SoberBoots » 06 Apr 2018 21:05

Practical: took the car in for its service and MOT

Purposeful: got in touch with an advocacy organisation who I hope will support me in the complaint I am making about my sister's death.

Pleasureable: had a couple of hours catching up with an old friend. Plus a beautiful riverside dog walk.
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Post by Hedgehog » 07 Apr 2018 16:36

Practical: Finances, i.e. making sure I've got some. :lol:

Purposeful: Reaffirming the desire to stay sober by posting in the positivity thread.

Pleasurable: Afternoon of relaxation, games and films.

Hope all reading are enjoying the weekend.
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Post by SoberBoots » 07 Apr 2018 18:02

Practical - did lots of cooking to take away with me next week, I'm in a self-catering place and it'll save money on restaurants.

Purposeful - commissioned a piece of jewellery as a present to myself, to mark my one year sober anniversary next month. It's going to have a diamond from my great-aunt's engagement ring set in it, and should be delivered in time for me to start wearing it from the 8th May.

Pleasurable - I'm enjoying my book, which is how to measure a cow by Margaret Forster.
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Post by Hedgehog » 10 Apr 2018 15:05

Practical: Shopping for the week.

Purposeful: Planning the next few days so there's no room for boredom/drinking thoughts.

Pleasurable: Wearing a dress and jewellery on an ordinary day.
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Post by SoberBoots » 10 Apr 2018 18:43

Practical: went shopping for a mobility scooter with my Mm, which she bought and is very happy with

Purposeful: loaded up with AF drinks - my sister's funeral is tomorrow and is likely to be trying

Pleasurable: sitting, as I am, on a balcony overlooking the English Channel, in the sun, with an AF cider
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Post by Hedgehog » 15 Apr 2018 15:19

Practical: Work e-mails and the like.

Purposeful: A huge bag of popcorn as my weekend treat.

Pleasurable: See purposeful. :P
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Re: The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

Post by holeymatteo » 16 Apr 2018 13:23

Practical: Put the shopping away. Spend time with the Builders.
Purposeful: Take my daughter swimming and try to be more positive/patient regarding homework!
Pleasurable: Go for a run and get to bed 15 minutes early to read.
Taking care of myself, one day at a time...

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Post by SoberBoots » 16 Apr 2018 21:07

Sunny B, I want dinner at your house!

Practical: did some work on getting my study sorted out after new carpets going down

Purposeful: made good progress with a work project

Pleasurable: enjoyed a lovely sociable community meal
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Post by SoberBoots » 17 Apr 2018 23:05

Practical: walked the dog
Purposeful: went to work
Pleasurable: met up with an old friend for supper in a gastro pub
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Re: The Three P's: Practical, Purposeful, Pleasurable

Post by holeymatteo » 19 Apr 2018 07:00

Practical: Investigate the drains - Can't be put off any longer.

Purposeful: Start reading 'The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober' and take daughter to gymnastics.

Pleasurable: Sneak a gym session in and grab a secret half an hour to lounge in the sun.
Taking care of myself, one day at a time...

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Post by Hedgehog » 19 Apr 2018 10:29

Practical: Organising work e-mails. They don't half pile up. :shock:

Purposeful: Wearing shorts and skimpy top which is two-fold. First, I'm ready for an afternoon of sun-worshipping and second, there's no way I would be seen dead going to a shop showing my pale bits & bobs off. :lol:

Pleasurable: Vaping, coffee and a bakewell tart.
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Post by Spats » 19 Apr 2018 14:25

Practical. Completing my tasks this morning ready for furniture to be collected tomorrow for auction. Tidying house

Purposeful. Walking to SW meeting and finding I’d lost 3lbs \:)/

Pleasurable. Going to visit sister in law and neices

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