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    Morning all... no news -- just checking in
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    Good morning everyone.

    Hope Joe is feeling better. Congratulations Satz, great news about DD, enjoy your time away. I thoroughly enjoyed my change of scene, didn’t loose any weight this week but back into it again today.

    I’ve always said you were a smart lady to have stopped when the kids were young Mary. Your friend has to follow her own path. It’s hard for the kids though and this pandemic is making it worse.

    Off to get my second vaccine this afternoon. In other news we had two foster puppies over the weekend and she had three home last night. Have to say they were adorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustop59 View Post
    Good morning everyone.

    Hope Joe is feeling better. Congratulations Satz, great news about DD, enjoy your time away. I thoroughly enjoyed my change of scene, didn’t loose any weight this week but back into it again today.

    I’ve always said you were a smart lady to have stopped when the kids were young Mary. Your friend has to follow her own path. It’s hard for the kids though and this pandemic is making it worse.

    Off to get my second vaccine this afternoon. In other news we had two foster puppies over the weekend and she had three home last night. Have to say they were adorable.
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    didn’t loose any weight this week but back into it again today.
    Yes. We need to go for it for next 5 weeks @rustop59. I haven't listened to the Seminar yet ..... but no doubt Gerard will be ranting away
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    Evening all, just a quick fly by shooting, I mean posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by byebyebridgetjones View Post
    You know, I STILL cannot work out why this quit stuck where the other 67,348 did not. If I could work it out I'd save the world from it. I used to wonder how do you hurry yourself to the bottom of the barrel so that you can just get the flipping thing over and done with. God, what misery it is.
    I have come around to thinking this ‘bottom of the barrel’ stuff buys into the whole stereotypical down and out failure of a human being, a weak degenerate alcoholic. Who says we have to hit rock bottom before we see the light, who knows where anyone’s rock bottom is anyway? Just know I got so sick and tired of being sick and tired, but then so did I, at least I thought I did, on previous quits too so who knows. I reckon though when we know it’s over, we know. Food for thought perhaps.
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    Well exactly Tabbers...but imo the point of hitting rock bottom can be as simple as looking at yourself in the mirror and hating that person and what he/she has become (as in..lonely..isolating...prioritizing alcohol over many things..deceitful...etc) or as complicated as broken marriages..estranged children ..lost jobs etc....it is what we individually think it is....and for me I don't dwell on it..but I do remember how sad I made myself..that's important to me ..otherwise why would I NOT drink again?
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    Food for thought indeed Tabbers.
    I think we just get to a stage that it is more painful for us to go on than to stop.
    I'm generalising here but I think we realise we ARE good enough as we are - and stop trying to be what is expected of us & the stress that puts us under.
    We have to retreat from the world somewhat - to our gardens - books etc.
    If people don't like it - tough.

    Now Sinead O'Connor is not everyone's cup of tea. Always thought she was quite mad & attention seeking myself.
    But I was listening to her in an interview the other day & she spoke of those with mental health issues & addictions and what causes them - it boils down to not fitting in.
    Either conform as much as possible to the norm or you will be labelled 'different'.
    She's now brave enough to be arrogant enough to say she is different , and that she was ahead of her time in 90's.
    Her happiest times she said were in St Patrick's Mental Health Hospital ......... said fellow patients were all just very kind , gentle souls with no agenda who were not fitting in. That was her retreat I think.

    Who is to say what is mad anyway ?
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    Yep, shes as mad as a brush sometimes and other times she makes so much sense! I was reading an article recently where she talked about how her mother abused her. Very sad.

    I agree about the end of the barrel stuff. I know I had a lot more in my barrel, but as you say Molly, booze started to become the priority and I desperately couldnt let the happen..


    Quote Originally Posted by satz123 View Post
    @IamMary - oh God - another one bites the dust.
    You must be so thankful you quit before DD got to an age to notice.

    Your pal has to have noticed you do not drink alcohol any more ?
    Has she ever asked why you quit ?
    So thankful!! I think about that a lot, the 'What if'.
    My pal was awkward around me, I noticed, I think DD must have told her at some point that I dont drink - I never advertise this fact, but I dont hide it either. She avoids any conversation about Al when Im there!

    Quote Originally Posted by byebyebridgetjones View Post
    That's interesting. Your girl noticed it and mentioned it, so it must have been very obvious. I gather you can't register concern with your friend. Wouldn't take to it well? That's not the kind of person that's ready to give it the boot anyway.
    Your right bridge, shes no where near ready, reading between the lines anyway.

    Good luck with the 2nd shot Rustop!! great feeling to be done and dusted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbers (a.k.a. KTAB) View Post
    Evening all, just a quick fly by shooting, I mean posting.



    I have come around to thinking this ‘bottom of the barrel’ stuff buys into the whole stereotypical down and out failure of a human being, a weak degenerate alcoholic. Who says we have to hit rock bottom before we see the light, who knows where anyone’s rock bottom is anyway? Just know I got so sick and tired of being sick and tired, but then so did I, at least I thought I did, on previous quits too so who knows. I reckon though when we know it’s over, we know. Food for thought perhaps.
    I just decided I'd had a gut full and set a date at the end of a very stressful event and stuck to it. I could have kept it up for years. Loved drinking - until I didn't. Doesn't help when your liver values creep up and Drs start looking at you 'all funny' but I didn't honestly give a crap what they thought. I'd just swap Drs and not do any follow up. Very frigging mature. Especially for a Registered Nurse. Nope, I still don't know why it worked this time but I'm bloody glad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by satz123 View Post
    Food for thought indeed Tabbers.

    But I was listening to her in an interview the other day & she spoke of those with mental health issues & addictions and what causes them - it boils down to not fitting in.
    Either conform as much as possible to the norm or you will be labelled 'different'.
    I completely agree with Sinead.
    And yet if we conform it comes back to bite us in the bum anyway. You may as well just be different and go find other people like yourself. That's what is working for me anyway.
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    Good morning everyone.

    Heard that interview and it was a good one. Think she is bringing out a book or a memoir. Very sad if her mother did abuse her. Wonder if there was mental health issues there too. Looked into going to Norway, now that I am vaccinated but we are a red zone so I will not be able to yet. They had completely closed their borders and are starting to ease a bit but only for green or orange coded countries. Sooner we get everyone vaccinated the better.

    Off to a spa this evening. It was my Xmas present from my girls. Only down the road, was taken over by new people before covid. Will be interesting if nothing else. My daughter is coming with me.

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