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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 24 Nov 2019 09:26

Hope your evening went well Sal and your friend wasn’t too drunk :P

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 24 Nov 2019 10:36

It was good thanks Spats! People were nicely merry but not OTT. I'm having a lazy day today - it was a five course meal for 8, so lots of prep. And I find entertaining on my own quite hard work. So it's sofa, books, and films for me today.
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Re: Sober November

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 24 Nov 2019 21:04

Hi spats, Sally, hope you had a relaxing day and that you've got a dishwasher. ;)

My idea of entertaining is phoning just eat. Lol.

Feeling much better, cancelled my volunteering tomorrow but taking Jim to look at cars, his died. Thanks again to everyone that supported me through a difficult time.

24/30

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Re: Sober November

Post by Jj123 » 25 Nov 2019 06:40

Doing great ruby
Nearly there team
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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 26 Nov 2019 21:08

So far it’s 24/30 and may still be the same tomorrow- may decide to have a drink after the funeral :| But after that it’ll be the straight and narrow path to the end of the month ;)?

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Re: Sober November

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 26 Nov 2019 23:08

Good luck guys.

26/30

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 27 Nov 2019 09:23

Off to London today and staying over a couple of nights. I was doing the same thing a couple of weeks ago. Staying over in a London hotel on my own is something I haven't done since my drinking days. It was odd, and sad, to remember my behaviour in those days. No real interest in my surroundings. Wine on the train, wine in my room. :oops: I had such faith in the stuff, struggled to be a day without it. It's like looking back at a different person, and it's uncomfortable to see how deluded I was.
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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 27 Nov 2019 20:04

25/30. Was undecided whether to have a drink or not. Friends said that I was allowed to under the circumstances- see him on his way, up or down (funeral today ()o ) In the end I wasn’t that bothered and was too full anyway :lol:

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 27 Nov 2019 21:00

Spats wrote:
27 Nov 2019 20:04
25/30. Was undecided whether to have a drink or not. Friends said that I was allowed to under the circumstances- see him on his way, up or down (funeral today ()o ) In the end I wasn’t that bothered and was too full anyway :lol:
Good for you Spats (::) Hope the funeral went OK.
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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 30 Nov 2019 10:21

Was ok SB but then it hit me yesterday so ended up drinking. This month 4/30 drinking. Last time I had a full month AF was June :o Back on it now. Head is throbbing :cry:

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Re: Sober November

Post by Wilson » 01 Dec 2019 05:12

Wilson in 👍😎

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Re: Sober December

Post by Topcat » 01 Dec 2019 06:28

Well done to everyone who completed Sober November \:)/

Good luck to everyone for Sober December. This is not the easiest of months to remain sober, but it can be done. You can still enjoy yourself just as much without alcohol (and you'll remember all of it as well) ;)? <:)>
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Re: Sober December

Post by SoberBoots » 01 Dec 2019 09:42

Morning all!

Going to a Christmas market today. And starting the countdown to a sober Christmas \:)/
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Re: Sober December

Post by smh1 » 01 Dec 2019 13:08

Goodbye November, hello December. Beautiful weather in Norfolk today, have a lovely weekend all. :\: Sue
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Re: Sober December

Post by Maria » 03 Dec 2019 07:45

Bit nippy here Sue, but yes nice and bright.Im tentively joining dry December ,I'll give it my best shot and what a good way to start the New Year ;)?
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Re: Sober December

Post by Jjjj of Old » 03 Dec 2019 08:10

Morning, all!

Trojan posted this link yesterday on another thread. I think it's a really great (and very positive) resource of ideas for how to get through the Christmas season sober.

Here's to a dry December ;)?

https://thesoberschool.com/how-to-survi ... ve-season/
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Re: Sober December

Post by Johnnyb » 03 Dec 2019 11:36

Joining sober December, party season, the season to be merry, social butterfly, all dressed up, smiles, and a drink in your hand. That’s my lifelong perception of Christmas. Remove the alcohol and the real Christmas is revealed, some of it not as fun as the image embedded in my mind. I have done it before, I need to remind my brain of the not so joyful —- sometimes, Christmas and alcohol experience. I don’t need alcohol but it’s the habit of a lifetime I need to break.
YOU NEVER STOP FAILING UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING ----- Albert Einstein

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Re: Sober December

Post by Jjjj of Old » 03 Dec 2019 12:51

Good decision, Johnny ;)?

December's a dangerous time, what with Christmas parties and family get-togethers and so on. As you say, the season isn't all joy and jollity. Seeing it through sober, though, really does make an enormously positive difference to our wellbeing and our ability to cope with all challenges.

No booze. No regrets ;)?
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Re: Sober December

Post by SoberBoots » 03 Dec 2019 18:15

I do love a sober Christmas, looking forward to this one. There's been years I've been too drunk to either cook or eat!
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Re: Sober December

Post by LynnC » 03 Dec 2019 20:28

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Is it too late for my to join sober December? I can’t remember the last Xmas I had without drinking ... I don’t really know just what to expect ...it gonna be interesting :lol2:

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