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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Mark. » 15 Nov 2019 07:51

DannyD wrote:
14 Nov 2019 18:49
I've followed my own advice. Came out of work at 5.30 and headed straight for fast food - KFC. Haven't had that in years. It was ok. More to the point, I wasn't thinking of drinking all the way home. And now I'm in, the doors are shut, I'm feeling pleasantly weary and I'm sober with no intention of drinking anything stronger than water.
Excellent work, D ;)? <:)>
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I'm not a lost cause though.
Definitely not, Cowboy ;)?

\:)/ to Ruby!

I'd reply for longer but I am dashing off to work. Needs must, and all that... Have a good day, you three!
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 15 Nov 2019 08:50

Woke up sober. Come on Ruby and Cowboy. Who's with me?
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Bluebottle » 15 Nov 2019 10:19

Well done Danny. ;)?

I'm 17 days sober today, planning on doing the rest of November.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Cowboy » 15 Nov 2019 13:05

DannyD wrote:
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Woke up sober. Come on Ruby and Cowboy. Who's with me?
Sober days are good days but can't seem to string more than 3 or 4 together these days. The good news - no binging for a while. Also limit the drinking so not so hungover .... and ... no hair of the dog the next day. Suffer through the morning feeling foggy the next day and pay the penance for the night before but no day drinking. Not ideal but better.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain.

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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 15 Nov 2019 23:56

Going to bed sober at the end of day two. Hot on your heels Ruby. Stick with me Cowboy. <:)>
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 16 Nov 2019 07:25

Waking up sober.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Cowboy » 16 Nov 2019 12:57

No hangover this morning.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain.

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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 16 Nov 2019 19:32

Cowboy wrote:
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No hangover this morning.

Great. Whizz whizz. We're superstars.

I had a bad start to the day. Jumped into my car, got it on the road - and drove it off again. Flat tyre. So then I had to start running for busses and so on. I was a few minutes late for work, but there were no managers in, so no one noticed. I finished work a while back, and had a lift home from a friend. My insurance company repair system will kick in when I'm ready. Not now - no one is at work. And not tomorrow, for much the same reason. But definitely on Monday. It's not fun relying on unreliable time consuming busses and I may have to get out my bike. In the meantime, I reflected how glad I was that I was sober and thinking on my feet.

Home. Eaten. Drunk (water). Door is shut. It may well be an early night.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Spats » 16 Nov 2019 22:47

DD and cowboy (::) (::) (::)

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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 17 Nov 2019 09:51

Waking up sober. Again. Whoop whoop. No puncture, but a long walk to church. Luckily someone recognised my stomp and stopped for me. I used to walk regularly with the children I pondered as I walked through the beautiful autumn look of the park. Mostly because I couldn't drive as too much alcohol in the blood stream. Not today though. My excuse for playing badly, is that my eye sight is getting shocking.

This sober life is much better than the temporary high of drink.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Cowboy » 17 Nov 2019 12:08

Same here DD. Woke up sober again with quite an appetite I must say. Sure beats those mornings where you have to force feed yourself to get something in your stomach so you can have that hair of the dog. Too old to live like that anymore.

Feels good to be alive on a bright early autumn morning.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 17 Nov 2019 14:18

I've just bussed into the city centre (shopping commission from my daughter). And felt very light headed, almost giddy. I guess this is withdrawal? Home now - and feet-up-ok.

Glad you're sticking with me CB <:)>
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Bluebottle » 18 Nov 2019 03:35

Well done Danny and cowboy, I'm still sober, delivered that bottle of whiskey I had to a friend, so no temptation. Unfortunately I've started smoking again but hope to stop again when my mood picks up.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Cowboy » 18 Nov 2019 08:01

Still here and mostly sober. Had 3 beers yesterday at the football game with my amigos. Then a coke with dinner.

Got home and treated myself ... to a nice bowl of ice cream and then off to bed.

Can't win em all.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 18 Nov 2019 08:15

Morning

Pick your battles folks. Ruby giving up both at the same time is hard. Cowboy watching a football game without a beer when you're with mates can be difficult. I'm with Scarlett O'Hara. Tomorrow is another day.

Waking up sober, and with Things To Do. Not much energy or enthusiasm, but I blame that on a midnight phone call from an ex. He's recently been diagnosed with prostrate cancer. I've been long distance supporting him. Phone call at midnight (yes, I was asleep). When he started telling me what to do, I knew he was better. Herumph. This is why he is an ex. Onwards.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 19 Nov 2019 05:44

Morning.

As I drove home last night, I struggled with the idea of having a drink. It's a mindset, which escaped me. I feel like writing my own school report. Must Try Harder.
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Winkler » 19 Nov 2019 07:00

Good to see you around again Danny
It’s kind of normal for alcohol thoughts to play on your mind, much as we don’t want them to return, they wear you down sometimes don’t they? Keep ignoring them, they will go if you continue to ignore the build up but they always pop up again from time to time, I think. Shields up!
Hope you managed to avoid drinking, but if not you can today. You are doing enough.
I’m sure your ex finds you supportive. Good that you know he’s still stuck in the old patterns of trying to control you. How are you managing that?
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by DannyD » 20 Nov 2019 04:05

Morning.

Fell by the wayside yesterday. Moving on. I did get quite a lot of crocheting done.

Hi Winker. Good to see you. How to cope with him? I hang up. Easy as. If I ever feel too emotional, I remember the summer he left us. Two under fives, he went bankrupt, the house was in my name, the bank wanted money. I was a headless chicken. It has softened over time, but the memory makes me very angry on my behalf. He says he had no idea how bad it was, but that's because he's an ostrich.

Today can only get better
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Winkler » 20 Nov 2019 06:49

Yes, what a desperate situation that must have been Danny
Keep strong honey, 1 foot in front of the other <:)>
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Re: Mostly Sober

Post by Bluebottle » 21 Nov 2019 01:49

Sorry I've not been keeping up, not been well. That sounds awful Danny, look after yourself. <:)>

Keep it up cowboy, you've done it before and you'll do it again. ;)?

I'm still sober.

Ruby xx to
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