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      I don't know where @monty goes to @JackieClaire but maybe @Nigel will know.

      The odd thing is Satzy that I used to make excuses not to go out and they'd be sure and tell me what a great night out I'd missed and when they described it in detail - well I'd rather eat a bag of hair. In my 30s I just gave it up and fell out with them one by one realising that we were so different that it was idiocy to be friends in the first place. Just because you go to school together doesn't mean you should protract the torture.

      Well I went to this dentist. What a dud. Kept jamming things in my mouth with no explanation. In the end I sat up and said WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? His glamourous assistant didn't know what was going on either, so she'd sit me up and pull my bib off then lay me down again in confusion. Then up. Then down. I though the stupid fecker had a stroke and fell on the control thingo. Then he reckons my tooth is dead and needs it's canal doing and he reckons its gone darker in colour. I made him show me and it IS NOT DARKER. Dumbarse. And I can still feel the thing. I'm getting a second opinion. Have we now reached a point where dentists and used car salespeople have the same moral code?
      Anyway I'm not following up until I go back to work. I'd rather be miserable there.

      So it's raining at last. Perfect timing with my fertiliser going on. And dickhead next door trying to sell his house. Get lots of lovely mud through at his open house. It should contrast well with the white rugs the designer stager person put down. A pop of colour.

      Tomorrow I'll go to the beautician and see if she can do something with me. Get the Whipper-Snipper (Weed Whacker) to my eyebrows again. I believe she can shine a light on you and make you look 12 again. So that will be nice.

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      I was always the organiser. Always planning the Chrimbo night out, the next BBQ, the next 'girls' night out, the curry night. It got tiring and once I gave up drinking no bugger else would do it. I'd always be half tanked before I got there so a lot of them thought I was a light-weight
      And once I stopped drinking I wasn't going to do it and neither was anyone else. Those 'friends' are long gone and tbh it hurt at first but bollix to them.
      Exactly! same here! Ours was the house that laid on the grub and made the home-made wine - great parties nearly every 2nd or 3rd weekend... and yes - the mates did return the invites for sure - but as soon as I stopped drinking obviously I stopped partying.. I never really knew whether they stopped partying and just didn't invite us.. or whether the partying sort of drifted away.. it hurt a lot tbh - but they really were fair weather friends.
      My one and only out and out 'black out' was in the years where I was mainly sober (I was posting here at the time) but relapsing regularly - few months here - few months there.. anyway - Joe out of the blue invited two of the old party group up to the house for a bbq ( he was still drinking at the time so it was going to be a boozy one) and rang me at work to say they'd be there when I got home. What'd I do? Went into the supermarket - bought a bottle of vodka and necked a fair wallop of it on the way home - fell asleep down a little lane - didn't even know I'd fallen asleep.. just sort of went home - they all looked at me as if I had ten heads - apparently I was about 3 hours late.. fecking SCARY - it was obvious to anyone with a brain between 2 ears that I was in a dark awful place and I said to Ann (the female of the pair obviously!!) 'I'm in trouble.. I really need help and a friend' -- and she looked me in the eye and said 'of course - I'm here for you' --- not once in all that time has she so much as lifted the phone... and she had been a very 'close' friend..

      that really really hurt -- still does really
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      Sorry for that big long diatribe - just what Jackie wrote there really struck a chord!! Off to bed - jaysus this work lark is exhausting

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      Joe out of the blue invited two of the old party group up to the house for a bbq ( he was still drinking at the time so it was going to be a boozy one) and rang me at work to say they'd be there when I got home. What'd I do? Went into the supermarket - bought a bottle of vodka and necked a fair wallop of it on the way home - fell asleep down a little lane - didn't even know I'd fallen asleep.. just sort of went home - they all looked at me as if I had ten heads - apparently I was about 3 hours late.. fecking SCARY - it was obvious to anyone with a brain between 2 ears that I was in a dark awful place and I said to Ann (the female of the pair obviously!!) 'I'm in trouble.. I really need help and a friend' -- and she looked me in the eye and said 'of course - I'm here for you' --- not once in all that time has she so much as lifted the phone... and she had been a very 'close' friend..

      that really really hurt -- still does really
      The ol' bitch .......... ye know what Molls ..... feck her would you really want her in your life now ?
      Perhaps your admission & cry for help was too close to home for her - maybe she's an 'ol drunken biddie now ?
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      Began to watch Downton Abbey from day 1 'cos I'd never watched it.
      So easy & undemanding to watch ... it's like like being wrapped in a cosy blanket by the fire on a cold night....

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      The lovely Matthew just died - I'm devestated ,,,,,,
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      The ol' bitch .......... ye know what Molls ..... feck her would you really want her in your life now ?
      Perhaps your admission & cry for help was too close to home for her - maybe she's an 'ol drunken biddie now ?
      Good night everyone. Think you hit it on the head there Satz, bet she is. You are right about the work lark being exhausting Molly. Set the alarm for 6 but it was raining so did not go but did not go back to sleep either. Did not have the same experience re drinking chums but himself is so anti social we were never part of a group and my friends are not party people either, it’s walking, crocheting etc and if there was a social occasion it was the one or two drinks (for them).

      Oh book recommendation, The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne (boy in the striped pajamas). Just finished it, I found it good.

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      Just a quickie on my late-night lurk.
      @mollyka...........Bless your heart and no need for the apology. I can actually feel how you felt. The auld besom.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mollyka View Post
      ..it was obvious to anyone with a brain between 2 ears that I was in a dark awful place and I said to Ann (the female of the pair obviously!!) 'I'm in trouble.. I really need help and a friend' -- and she looked me in the eye and said 'of course - I'm here for you' --- not once in all that time has she so much as lifted the phone... and she had been a very 'close' friend..

      that really really hurt -- still does really
      Are you still friends Molly? I thought the same as Satz too, maybe its a bit close to the bone for her.

      Booze got me out of my shell too. Ive only recently realised that I am more an introvert than an extrovert. Coming from a family of extroverts, I suppose I wanted to have that loud confidence too, but it wasnt natural. Oddly, my school buddies were more like me, so we all would start together, in someones house.

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      Morning All,
      There are a lot of things to lose when you decide never to drink again. It is the most complete change of lifestyle. I only have a few friends who are drinkers left, and I'm sorry to say that if push came to shove, I'd give them up. A real friend genuinely wants the best for you. Not a drinking buddy. Guess we all learnt that the hard way, eh?

      Funny Mary how we view extroversion as preferred and normal, and aspire to it. Like unless you are adding to the large volume of pointless noise out there you're just not in the game.

      Anyway I'm off to Bunnings, which for the unitiated is God's own country for homebodies.
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      Quote Originally Posted by byebyebridgetjones View Post
      Funny Mary how we view extroversion as preferred and normal, and aspire to it. Like unless you are adding to the large volume of pointless noise out there you're just not in the game..
      I saw a funny tweet on this topic a couple days ago:
      ďJust once Iíd like to see an article like, ĎExtroverted? Hereís Some Tips on How to Be Quiet and Reflective
      It seems like so many people on MWO are naturally introverted. Maybe we self-select for the written vs vocal support and perhaps for the anonymity.

      I used to pal around with 4 other women. I still see 3 of them quite often but the fourth only when the whole group is together. Just over the last 2 or 3 years sheís become hostile to me about not drinking (among other things). It seems weird to me she isnít more understanding given that she has lost 2 sisters to alcoholism. She drinks heavily so maybe I make her uncomfortable and she canít hide it anymore.

      Iím sorry Ann let you down like that, Molly.


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