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      Happy Thursday
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      Hi all,
      Nothing going on here. Waiting for dd2 to come and do her audition. She came yest but didn't like the drum, so went and borrowed one from the high school, will try again today. Cats spent the night in so I didn't get as much sleep as I would have liked. Tried to put them out but they hide.....Liz, that sounds like a cute pic..hope Erin is feeling better...Nora, that must have been a good ear pierce person! Bet she looks sweet with her little earrings...Rusty, that is ridiculous for the implant! Your fireplace sounds wonderful.....the darn trash didn't come yesterday. I heard them down the road but think they skipped our little road. Hope they come today.....later

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      Do you know I actually had a fleeting thought that geez I would really like to numb my anger with something? Not necessarily AL..but maybe??? I don't know. Then I realized that part of my anger and frustration had to do with the fact that I was hungry...I wasn't craving AL. I misread that cue all the time when I was drinking. I would think I was craving AL at the end of a long day but I really was just hungry...and if I had eaten something and then exercised...the craving would have gone away. So...I just had a little something to eat .
      Sorry about the crazy dental prices, Rusty! It is so weird that in the US, health insurance doesn't cover teeth (or, often mental health). It's not like our teeth and brains are disconnected from the rest of us!

      Having a drink pops into my head as a good solution now and then, too. And why wouldn't it after I "successfully" used it for so many years? To be fully, emotionally sober, it is so important for us to be able to recognize the signals we are sending ourselves and to have learned (or re-learned) positive ways to deal with the ups and downs of life. Like you, my normal hunger for food and craving for alcohol got totally entwined and sadly for me, alcohol won out. I realize now I deliberately didn't eat for hours during the day, telling myself it was to keep my weight down, but it really was to increase to reward of the first hit of wine. People who never become addicted to anything have always been able to handle stress in positive ways like exercise, meditation, hobbies, etc. I think we have to deliberately re-construct those responses so we don't take the super easy, super effective escape route. Thank you for sharing that after all your AF years and clear appreciation of your sober life that these feelings still pop up. It is great to be able to see them for what they really are .


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      Re: One Step at a Time - January 2019

      Just offering my 2 cents here. I had considerable dental work done 18 mos ago at Los Algodones borders with Yuma, AZ. I needed 5 caps and 4 dental implants - cost $$12,000. Here it would have cost about 40K. los Algodones is a dental destination and all dentists
      are very well qualified. Also had a root canal. No nitrous oxide, stayed awake with with the needles and minimum pain. A good investment at the time for me. I think crowns were $500 ea.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SKendall View Post
      Just offering my 2 cents here. I had considerable dental work done 18 mos ago at Los Algodones borders with Yuma, AZ. I needed 5 caps and 4 dental implants - cost $$12,000. Here it would have cost about 40K. los Algodones is a dental destination and all dentists
      are very well qualified. Also had a root canal. No nitrous oxide, stayed awake with with the needles and minimum pain. A good investment at the time for me. I think crowns were $500 ea.
      I was thinking about that. I just dont have the option to be away from home. But, I know some people from work drove down to Mexico for dental work. Huge price difference.
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      My turn to vent! I don't know if they are going to get rid of me or what. Today my boss wants to know if I have other daily jobs to teach the assistant we hired last year. (She is doing great and I'm so glad we hired her) I told her that I would think about it but I didn't think so. So my boss then proceeds to tell me to my face that there has never been anyone in that position that has done so well. Aaaarrrrrggggghhhhhh I can't f****ng believe it. Obviously she thinks that I have been doing a bad job. I'm just so over this. I'm still doing the other half of the work that I had been doing all that time. All I did was lay off half of my work so I could concentrate on other areas.
      In addition, she had a computer guy come in a week ago. She took him next door to talk to him. I am the one that handles the computers, etc. and I was completely left out. I sent her an e-mail afterwards - hi - just curious. Is Dave installing a drawing program over there?
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      F**K it.
      And, sadly I didn't handle it as well as Rusty. I went and bought cookies!
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      . I went and bought cookies!
      But you didn’t buy alcohol .
      I’m sorry you’re being treated poorly by your boss.


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      But you didn’t buy alcohol .
      Actually, that's what I told hubby when I walked in the door with the cookies.
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      Re: One Step at a Time - January 2019

      Damn Nora, that sucks. I bought cookies today too though hehe. We had a plant manager once who told us we all sucked and there were 100 welders lined up outside the door that would do our jobs for 7 bucks an hour. He never could find any though haha...hope tomorrow is better for you......dd1 having a bad night. There is not much I can do, just listen and reply. Off to bed.....b

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      Happy Friday and boy am I glad it's Friday.
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