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    Re: ~cattleman cafe~ & another 24...

    Such scary, weird times. I'm about ready to hook up the 5th wheel and go live in the woods with the squirrels! I think this covid thing made people ripe for riots. It's so sad and I don't believe this honors Mr. Floyd in any way. 😢

    Love that quote, Dill. I'll take another 24, please and thank you!

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    Re: ~cattleman cafe~ & another 24...

    Another 24 hours please & thank you.

    We too had a nasty storm yesterday afternoon - heavy rain, hail and strong winds. I brought the hanging baskets in just before the skies open up. There was noticeable damage at the 3 garden centres we walked past this morning. It was sunny & warm when we walked at 6:30.

    Pauly, the world needs more people like you, people that see others for who they are. The rioting that’s going on is senseless and does nothing but dishonour the memory of an innocent man who was murdered.
    Dill, it’s certainly a double whammy for store owners. We don’t know how long the fallout from Covid-19 is going to last and if we do indeed get a second wave, shopping will be changed for a very long time. The last thing entrepreneurs need is rioters causing property damage and giving shoppers another reason to stay away.

    A year or so ago we had people protesting an oil pipeline and I saw one radical protester interviewed on TV. He wasn’t impacted by the pipeline, wasn’t an Albertan and in fact wasn’t even Canadian. He claimed to be a “professional protester”. I wouldn’t be surprised if those causing the most damage during the riots in the US are similarly “employed”.

    Lifechange, hope you enjoy Pentecostal Monday! Always enjoyed stat holidays back in my working days. Australians have the right idea as they have more stat holidays than anywhere I’ve ever seen, including Picnic Day which is celebrated in the Northern Territory. They work for their weekends and holidays. I spent too many days off working. And no one said thank you!

    Regardless of the nonsense going on in the world, try to enjoy the day af. Stay safe & stay well.

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    Another 24 please, 8:46 in Calgary. Sunny skies today.
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    Hope you’re healing up well, Narilly!

    Yeah, maybe you will be done with seeding if he finishes up the last of it himself, Cowboy!

    Well said, Pauly: that the looting & vandalizing is just reinforcing the stereotypes. I too am so angry, sad, & dismayed at what the police officer did to that man, while the others just stood by; but still just don’t see how targeting innocent shop owners helps anything.

    I was open with my cousin about my struggles with alcohol, LC, so that she would know that I share the same affliction. QW, I guess I could be ready to share “my” site with her! (MWO) So far I have suggested the Bubble Hour podcast to her. I think it would help her to broaden her recovery influences beyond AA.

    I couldn’t resist my sis-in-law’s cake yesterday, even though it was amaretto-flavored. Then had that strange feeling in my body from reintroducing that substance... I don’t like that feeling! Although I‘m sure I could get used to it again, and quickly. So I did not have a slice of the leftover cake today.

    24 more for me please!
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    Good Morning Cafť!
    It's good to be awake and alive today.
    Just a small to do list but a big intention for another 24 af hours.
    Wishing everyone a good day..

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    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    - Edmund Burke

    I am sorry that today's quote isn't so much about recovery as it is about today's state of affairs. My heart is breaking. The forces of evil seem to be swarming everywhere unchecked. I'm seeing a failure of leadership on a mega scale. I pray for order to be restored.

    I'm tying the knot now, and hanging on....24 for more please.
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    If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

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    So much chaos in the world today, and this senseless violence is frightening. So glad that I live out in the country......no stores to loot here.

    One of my clients is suffering from advanced Alzheimer's, and during dinner last night he looked at me and said "where is my dog? I haven't seen him for awhile." Unfortunately, his dog has been on the other side of the rainbow bridge for 20 years. I told him that the dog was around somewhere, and would show up soon. Thankfully, he accepted that answer and continued eating. Alzheimer's causes a person to lose all perspective of place and time, and they kind of live within their own little bubble. He has no idea about Corona virus, and the world wide looting and violence that's occurring now. Wish that I could do the same, but not by having Alzheimer's of course. Drinking created a fictional bubble for me, but the escape was short lived, and my troubles always seemed so much worse with the morning light.

    Peace to all and another 24 please.

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    QW, I have no doubt that there are paid protesters! That's a sad situation in itself. But what is breaking my heart are the scenes of violence. There have been sickening videos of shop keepers trying to stand their ground and save their businesses only to be swallowed up by the angry mob (not protesters really, thugs) and beaten senseless or to death. I don't know what organizations are behind all this but I do know what force is behind it: HATE. I am feeling very afraid that it may prevail. I haven't been personally touched by the violence, but all of us are being traumatized by the daily onslaught of hate. And society in general is being traumatized. First the virus, now this. I do not like to be a Debbie Downer, so I'll finish with words of hope, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1863 during an even darker period of American history, the Civil War:

    And in despair I bowed my head;
    "There is no peace on earth," I said;
    "For hate is strong,
    And mocks the song
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

    Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
    "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
    The Wrong shall fail,
    The Right prevail,
    With peace on earth, good-will to men."
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    If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

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    5:40am in Alberta, 24 more for me please, and thanks...

    In the past 24 hours, these people have signed in for 24 hours of sobriety:
    @lifechange @Jude58 @dill @paulywogg @Ginger999 @Quit wining @narilly @Slo abcowboy


    Today is going to be a darn good day not to drink!
    Quitting and staying quit isnít easy, itís learning a whole new way of thinking. Itís accepting a new way of life, and not just accepting it, embracing it...
    Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Just get through today. Tomorrow will look after itself when it becomes today, because today is all we have to think about.
    Friendship is not about how many friends you have or who you've known the longest. It's about who walked into your life, said "I'm here for you", and proved it.

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    It looks as though I'll be headed back into the field sometime today, the farm boss texted last night and asked if I was ready to finish as soon as it dried up enough! There's about 60 acres to go in the field I was working on when the rain came, then a small 115 acre field to finish up. Working today will put me over the 300 hour mark in just short of 5 weeks!

    I don't think the daily quotes has to always be about recovery @dill, and that goes for everyone else as well. What's happening in the world doesn't always affect us personally, but it sure can affect our recovery if we let it. That's why we have the Cafť, to discuss things here so that the thoughts don't cause turmoil in our heads! Except for politics that is, there is never a right answer when it comes to that! lol.

    My answer to what's happening in the States, bring in the Army and a bunch of cattle liners, load up all the protestors and drop them off in the desert with enough food and water to last till they walk out. See how peaceful they can be to each other!
    Quitting and staying quit isnít easy, itís learning a whole new way of thinking. Itís accepting a new way of life, and not just accepting it, embracing it...
    Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Just get through today. Tomorrow will look after itself when it becomes today, because today is all we have to think about.
    Friendship is not about how many friends you have or who you've known the longest. It's about who walked into your life, said "I'm here for you", and proved it.

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