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      Shhhhhhhhhhh just me, Bess, a box of hair dye today and a practice wearing high heels. Phone on silent.
      Still laughing at the kamikaze cat. Truly hope the wee thing is okay though.
      This is where my precious hat came from...........Karen Reid Designs - Home
      Bess will be staying with my cousin during the festivities. Well, one of the kids. £20 goes a long way when you're 15.
      So I think that's my last tick on my to-do list apart from turning up and doing what I'm told to do.

      Fabulous thunderstorm last night. Just stood at the back door and let it roll.
      It could be worse, I could be filing.
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      Morning everyone. Got back from holiday last night. Fab time but need a good rest. Dolomites’s are fabulous, up every morning at 7 and hiked about 17/18km per day. No way could I have dreamed of doing that type of holiday in my drinking days. That’s two of them I have completed so far.

      Hope everyone is well. Need to have a read back to catch up. Off again tomorrow, heading west to pick up the doggies.

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      Jesus -Mers - kamikaze cat
      Are you sure he fell and wasn't pushed >>>>>
      Kamikaze smashed his hip, the fecker. Lots of drama.
      Hes staying with our lovely vet while we are away. Cant really leave the other fella on his own now.

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      Bess will be staying with my cousin during the festivities. Well, one of the kids. £20 goes a long way when you're 15.
      Wow, amazing fascinators.. You are all set now JC, weather looking ok??

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      Morning everyone. Got back from holiday last night. Fab time but need a good rest. Dolomitesís are fabulous, up every morning at 7 and hiked about 17/18km per day. No way could I have dreamed of doing that type of holiday in my drinking days. Thatís two of them I have completed so far.
      Welcome back Rustop, any highs, other thank the obvious

      Off tomorrow down the shannon, will try to check in from my phone.

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      Very late check-in

      @rustop59.....welcome home...........
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      @IamMary..........Bon Voyage. Poor little kitty.

      Watching the weather peeping through my fingers. Let's just say its changeable.

      Nighty night and morning to Bridgeeeeeeeeeee.
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      Jeez, hope kamikaze is OK. Good grief! Enjoy your time on the river, Mary.
      Thanks for the low smart pint fruit and yoghurt JC! Got to say I have never practiced shoes before.
      Welcome back @rustop ! That sounds amazing and you must feel so fresh!

      I have a wedding to go to next month for a cousin's boy. I have already RSVPd 'yes' Cousin is a huge drinker and past drinking mate who has heard that I was back on the sauce for a while. I know she will be doing some early planning for the big grog binge that will be her son's wedding. I won't be drinking, but I am really struggling to build enthusiasm for the event. It will involve a week of work - a precious week of holidays - and a week of 'Come on, just drink this once' Seriously, is it worth it? It's really poor form to bunk out now, especially for a wedding but I'll be staying with her and it's just going to be a trial.
      Anyway, just thinking out loud for now, but lack of planning has gotten me into trouble in the past so I will have to have this one down pat.
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      Morning,
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      Questions first
      How close are you to your cousin?
      Could you tell her the truth and nothing but the truth?
      Would you be missed if you didn't go?
      Is there a safe place to escape to?

      My first sortee into the great wedding piss-up was when I was just 12 weeks in. One of those castles over the top things in the middle of nowhere. I told them I was on a new anti-depressant and drinking was forbidden by order of GP. Did get a load of surely one won't hurt and so I bored them silly about metal health and drinking..........they glazed over and left me alone.
      Luckily I was home by midnight. Living in the UK means you're only 12 hours from home wherever you are.

      Its not too late to send apologies for not going. A week is a lot of time out of your holiday when you could be doing much better things like staring at a wall, collecting naval fluff, re-grouting the tiling........you know all those little jobs that get missed.
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      Questions first
      How close are you to your cousin? Close
      Could you tell her the truth and nothing but the truth? She wouldn't care. As with most people in the thick of their addiction, all we want is a drinking buddy.
      Would you be missed if you didn't go? Maybe?
      Is there a safe place to escape to? No.


      The temptation to just 'get out of it' is enormous. A whole week of pottering and doing all my favourite things. How superb would that be? I could spend the outfit and transport money on plants and homewares. Also, I really really hate weddings. Her poor son is panicking that she will get pissed and ruin the wedding and has already told her so. And she will. I don't want to be there for that.
      Anyway, I'll work it out and probably will find an excuse not to go tbh.


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      Anyway, I'll work it out and probably will find an excuse not to go tbh.

      Yep, something like 'the boy needs me around as he's going through a phase'.......?

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      Morning and evening to Bridgeeeeee and G-string.
      @byebyebridgetjones...........rock and a hard place come to mind.
      My thoughts and mine only...........you can't stop her drinking. She's still in the madness. You could manacle her to a table, tape her mouth shut and she'd still get the top of a bottle and drink it.
      Its early days in your sobriety. We lied like a politician on voting day when were drinking so a few little white lies now can be forgiven.
      Your lovely son needs you about with normality just now. He's trucking along nicely at the moment but needs you within arms reach.
      A wee note to say you'd throb to see them later in the year without promising a date and no explanation.
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      @byebyebridgetjones
      Bridge I have to agree with Jackser.
      Make an excuse & do not go.
      She sounds like my SIL - her kids always have to warn her and it's embarrassing.
      Being evil I enjoy watching her & knowing it's not me any more - but that's just me.

      Don't waste your 'me' time & money on something you will hate - WHY would you do that ?
      That is partly what has kept us drinking & relapsing - not being able to sy 'no'.

      And she doesn't care really about you Bridge that you are trying to stay sober - so why do you care that she may miss you for maybe 2 hours ?
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