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    Good morning everyone

    True this site has been around for yonks and as you say Molly what is there to say. The one advantage that I can see is that people struggling and just lurking can see that there is life after the bottle. We all have had ups and downs but at least we are dealing with them with a clear head and getting on with life. Running races, climbing mountains etc. When in active addiction all of that is a pipe dream. Also I don’t think that this site is coming up in searches any more so we have very few newbies joining.

    Off to walk the doggies.

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    Morning,
    @rustop59....................I was going to say that. We don't come up on any searches.
    I'll bet every one of us were drawn here because we wanted to control our drinking and there was when I first started there was a very active moderation thread.
    I know for me I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I found MWO...........but when I went to get all the drugs/supplements you needed a good few are banned over here.

    TBH I think we show life can be crap whether you're sober or not.
    It could be worse, I could be filing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire View Post
    Morning,
    @rustop59....................I was going to say that. We don't come up on any searches.
    I'll bet every one of us were drawn here because we wanted to control our drinking and there was when I first started there was a very active moderation thread.
    I know for me I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I found MWO...........but when I went to get all the drugs/supplements you needed a good few are banned over here.

    TBH I think we show life can be crap whether you're sober or not.
    Haha --- laughed at that last bit -- you having a bad day Jackieclaire??

    and of course I agree with you both -- BUT --- I can remember when folks were years sober here (JC, Lav etc) and I was still in and out of sobriety -- and they would talk of the joys of life sober --- I just couldn't aspire to that at all --- ALL I wanted to do was to be able to keep drinking -- preferably in a trouble free way of course -- but it was SO central to my life I would have no more associated with people running and climbing mountains than I could have imagined flying to the moon -- I didn't want to do that -- I wanted to be 'normal' ---- so sad to look back on that now -- but that's the way I was
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    Well I'll be here until the bitter end or until I can't type anymore, whichever comes first. I know MWO got me over the line to nip this in the bud as I was starting to spiral. And I know without a shadow of doubt, if I decided to have just one drink now, I'd be back where I left off in a few weeks time.
    Exactly as you said Molly, I just wanted a Date when I'd be normal again! How long does it take, weeks, months, years! Ugh.. hated it but everyone was so unbelievably supportive I didn't want to let people down!

    I am sitting here watching the goings on in our local outdoor/theme park, my son has an interview for summer work. Certainly a more interesting job to what he's have before (watering plants!).
    AF - July 19th 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamMary View Post
    Well I'll be here until the bitter end or until I can't type anymore, whichever comes first. I know MWO got me over the line to nip this in the bud as I was starting to spiral. And I know without a shadow of doubt, if I decided to have just one drink now, I'd be back where I left off in a few weeks time.
    Exactly as you said Molly, I just wanted a Date when I'd be normal again! How long does it take, weeks, months, years! Ugh.. hated it but everyone was so unbelievably supportive I didn't want to let people down!

    I am sitting here watching the goings on in our local outdoor/theme park, my son has an interview for summer work. Certainly a more interesting job to what he's have before (watering plants!).
    My second son got a summer job in Mosney (before it became what it is now) - he was in charge of the dodgems --- god he loved that job --- where is your local theme park??? have I missed it?
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    can remember when folks were years sober here (JC, Lav etc) and I was still in and out of sobriety -- and they would talk of the joys of life sober --- I just couldn't aspire to that at all --- ALL I wanted to do was to be able to keep drinking -- preferably in a trouble free way of course -- but it was SO central to my life I would have no more associated with people running and climbing mountains than I could have imagined flying to the moon
    I'll bet every one of us were drawn here because we wanted to control our drinking and there was when I first started there was a very active moderation thread.
    I know for me I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I found MWO...........but when I went to get all the drugs/supplements you needed a good few are banned over here.

    Yep same here. Wanted to be normal drinker. Cut out the drinking at home & during the week and I'll be grand.
    It was when I saw Jacks, Molls & others happy as Larry sober (& when I think of it just general chit chat that went on every day - just more of us I suppose).
    That then became the "new normal" I wanted.

    I will always remember Molls you would talk about something in your drinking days & say 'yuk' - somehow that struck a chord.
    Dunno why - I think because I was still living in those 'yuk' moments and wanted to look at them in the rear view mirror like the rest of the Army.
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    and I DID IT !!
    nighty night .......

    Mers put the cat & milk bottles out ....
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    .... the joy of being sober never gets old !!

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    Powerful posts ladies. I was very moved by this exchange. Life IS so much better sober than it ever was drinking and drugging. This forum saved my life and I’ll always be grateful for MWO, which is you all. Thanks again for the inspiration you posts provided. Reading them allowed me reflect on just how beautiful life can be. XOXO

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    Re: May Army 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by mollyka View Post
    My second son got a summer job in Mosney (before it became what it is now) - he was in charge of the dodgems --- god he loved that job --- where is your local theme park??? have I missed it?
    My first Summer job was making little blue satin bows for these horrendous brown habits that the nuns were buried in.
    Jesus no wonder I'm mad ..... there were a few in school I'd like to have buried ....
    Believe it or not - given any piece of material - a napkin for instance - I will automatically unconsciously fashion it into a bow
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    .... the joy of being sober never gets old !!

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    Rosie at Dublin airport waiting for the Germans at Christmas :IMG_0597.jpg
    Benji ....
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    .... the joy of being sober never gets old !!

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