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    Monday, July 17

    Hellooooooo Absville!

    Happy July 17!!

    Well I'm back from the beach and now I'm convinced that I need to go every weekend! What a relief from the ugliness and stress of city life... I think connecting with nature is going to become an essential part of my program.

    Lot's to catch up on with you guys. Thought of you all... while at the beach bar sipping water, had so many thoughts of the wonderful freedom I'm experiencing, in contrast to the way things used to be - BQ (before quitting!) The thought of drinking simply pales in comparison to the beauty of abstinence for me.

    I'm hoping things are well with all of you too!

    One Love,
    Deirdre
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    Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
    Albert Camus

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    Monday, July 17

    Mornin abs friends,

    Oh Dee, the beach.....as Belle would say..."my favorite thing"......It's a four hour drive from here down Interstate 65.... I NEED to go for my soul survival!! There's just something about the waves crashing on shore and then the sunset!:h

    You guys are doing great. Sounds like a whole lot of clairity starting to take place in our brains. Keep up the good work!:d

    I've never gotten much out of sitting on a doc's "couch" and spillin my guts....this place is so much nicer..

    Have a quote to share:
    "It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a freinzied allegiance to truth in uniportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake". Janes Aray

    I say Truth is our new "best friend"... What do you guys think?

    AF on the funny farm in Bama.

    :h Nancy & Belle

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    Monday, July 17

    Good morning there in Absville,

    I'm packing up! I'm pretty scared about moving, although the last several days continue to reinforce my knowledge that Absville is where I need to live!

    I'm REALLY SCARED! Scared to give up alcohol, scared of how I'll feel, scared about whether you'll all accept me, scared of failure, scared about so many things. But when I see your posts, they are so inspiring, and I am daring to hope that I can succeed. Absville seems great!

    I guess it is just the adjustment period that is freaking me out!!!:eek I'm trying to remind myself that I've done some abs before, and I've gotten through the first days, so I should be able to do it again. And that was when Absville was just getting started!

    Have a great day all!
    Needing a few hugs!:d
    Kathy

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    Monday, July 17

    Greetings Kathy,

    We welcome you with open arms and total understanding. All of the worries you have are being created and caused by your abusive friend alcohol. It senses that you're ready to say goodbye and is pulling out all the stops to keep you trapped. Take that first big leap and join us on the journey to happiness and health! You cando it!

    Matt

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    Monday, July 17

    Right on Matt!! Kathy, you're going to be fine. More than fine! And we're gonna love having you here... :d

    Matt, I loved your post from yesterday... the one to Living In LA ... I especially love this part... "The overwhelming experience has been one of feelings of freedom, self-forgiveness and believe it or not a calmness. The hardest part by far is that first step and the letting go of that little selfish devil that is inside of all of us. After that each day has gotten truly better and better - no lie!" Congrats on 26...27 days now!

    Nancy, love that quote, it's SO true. And yes, truth is our new best friend. No more living in an illusion made of booze! Now get your butt & Belle to the beach already... you guys deserve a break!

    Living In LA. Welcome! Please do join us. There is so much insight happening on this board - if you'd care to go back and read some of the past posts, I think you'll find lots of great info. For me, yes AF life is very enjoyable, much more so than my drinking life had ever been! It's a little like coming back from the dead actually. So hope you'll stick around & find out for yourself!

    Lori, good going with the Perrier. Whatever works right!!?

    Gabby, congrats on 40... 41 days now!

    You too Miss Jane!

    Shas, so good to see you!

    Peggy. WOW!! congrats on 30 days!!! That's a beautiful thing you've done! Keep up the good work, you are doin' it girl!!!

    So glad you guys are doing well.

    II'm so happy to have all of you "in my life" :d

    :h Deirdre

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    Monday, July 17

    There ya go Nancy!!!!!!
    Thats a GREAT NEW BESTEST VERY BESTEST NEW BUDDY!
    TRUTH!
    Now why didn't I think of that. The Queen of Truth here. That IS me...honestly I have had to work at that. I mean its not that I cant lie. But to me its so much more natural to tell the truth. Like each morning I take truth serum or somethin. I have actually had to LEARN how to tame that. And am still...yep its just like me to accidentally blurt something out....totally the truth.....but that I wish I could take back.

    Ok....now the funny thing. Sure took me a long time to be truthful to myself about my drinking didnt it? In fact....I think its happening NOW....that I have 41 days (did ya hear that!!!!! 41 days) more than ever. Now that I am begining to peel a few off what are we gonna call em....ALCOHOL INDUCED EMOTIONALY DULLED LAYER BUILD UP. Help me think up a name for that. What ever it is its slowly coming off and I'm slightly getting in touch with whats underneath it. The truth. Yep...again Nancy, thank you very much. Been there all along, but now my new best buddy. Especially when it comes to myself. And how many times have I preached that whole be true to yourself. It was in there all along....just under my layers. man...I know there is so much more good stuff under those layers.
    Well....hi everyone I hope ya ll have a great day. I thinkin I have been workinon this post for about 2 hours and keep on havin interruptions. So off for a workout sorry if it didnt make any sense. But it does to me. So hugs to everyone.
    be back later. gabby

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    Monday, July 17

    Hello Absville,
    Just wrote a long post - but the sucker disappeared.
    Here briefly - its my 15th day. Welcome to Kathy - you will like our Village ((((((((((((((((((((hug)))))))))))))))))).
    More this evening.
    Love Lori

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    Lori...that happens to me many times...I just decided that I need to rethink what I was going to say because I, like Gabby sometimes open my mouth and stuff comes out....any way...don't be put off by the post that go away.....where do they go...btw??:rollin

    I wishhhhhhh I could go to the beach, Dee.... Maybe this fall after the summer crowd leaves and before the snowbirds flock in!

    Matt....you are so brave to hang out with a bunch of women!!

    Kathy...........welcome to Absville....the place where if you fall down, everybody helps you up and brushes you off, slaps you on the butt and says " come on you can do this..you're on our team now"!!:happy

    Nancy:d

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    Monday, July 17

    Hi all...do you mind if I join you on this board? I am on Day 50 and looking for inspiration and support while trudging through this and working AA.

    I sure wish my emotions would stop going up and down so much...

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    Monday, July 17

    Welcome Jenram,
    Dang day 50.....good for you!
    Kathy....come here for a big hug....squeeze, squeeze. Oh good, I cracked your back too! That was a bonus. Come on...unpack your stuff and hang out. I share a lot of your feelings too. Your not alone. :d :d :d Gabby

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