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    Hey all,

    Day 7 is here - damn month is flying by. Welcome back painter. I'm glad to see you are back on board.

    Probably you are already doing this, painter - but you are keeping track right - like little inebriation calendar? When I was first starting out every little slip seemed so big, but really, at the end of the month I had made SO much progress. Sounds like you are doing an excellent job. Good for you!! I still have to print out mine for July so can count out my Alcohol Free days for the last three months. Can't do in head - blamin' it on duh topa.

    Still cleaning ... and am planning on carrying rest of school stuff to basement. Would like to bring up "gorilla racks" from basement (someone had to work gorilla into post in fresh way today) into garage today. Also, carry rest of stuff from upper office into lower basement office. And walk - gonna do it yesto, promise!!!

    Have nice day all,
    Pansy

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    Hey ya'll stainers,

    Congrats to all of us for 7 whole abs days in July already! That's like a whole week! Heck, I'm with Susan on this one... Congrats to everyone for every day, hour or even a minute of staining!

    Day 31 out of 32 here. Yes, Deirdre. That's a whole month... tee hee. Amazing... Really amazing... My "real life" support network are sooooo happy 'bout that too.

    Gabby? Wanna share the paper tiarra for the one month mark today? You did good, girl!!!

    Lori, Geeeeees I hope you do OK today. Sounds like that "friend" is gonna suck the life right outta you if ya let her...

    Painter, You're making progress! Keep up the good work...

    GS, Matt, Kate... I see you in my "majic mirror"... Miss June lent it to me... Oh look, there's Pansy lookin' so fine and standing tall and proud... And Nancy too! Uhmm Nan? BACK AWAY FROM THE BLACKBERRIES!!! Here in Romper Room, we stick to good ole H2O... It's soooooooo good for you and yummy too!

    HAPPY NOT HUNGOVER FIRST FRIDAY IN JULY Y'ALL!

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    Good Afternoon Absers!

    Just got through shopping and carrying "gorilla loads" (:lol ) from the car to my apartment...it's always an adventure driving in NYC! But now I'm up in da Bronx (well, almost--very last point in Manhattan), I can drive to a grocery store! Major adventure... I only got my license again a few weeks ago (I let in expire about 20 years ago 'cuz I didn't need it in the city, plus I was just too lazy to stand in line for hours....)...so, anyway, now that I'm sober I'm actually driving around! Wow!

    Okay, what's everyone's plan for the weekend?? Gotta have a plan!

    My plan:
    Going to Vermont as usual for the weekend...I've stocked up on low-cal Fuze (yummy fruit drink) and fruity herbal teas (great for making iced tea!), AND lots of salad supplies and other healthy stuff I don't have to cook...on Saturday I have to garden and make the curtains I didn't make last weekend...on Sunday, watching the World Cup final (love, love soccer--I'm actually rooting for France--even tho' I'm English and my grandfather played for England; but then, England isn't in the finals...:| )...watching it with some friends who don't drink...amazing how many non-drinking friends I have really!

    So, anyway that's my plan for an abs weekend... Anyone else have a plan? Hmmmm?
    :P
    susan

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    Hey friends,
    Wonderful pondering points today Deirdre, I have known these things for a while but just keep falling into the trap.

    Laura, some people do tend to suck the life right out of you. I am friend to some, one in particular, who really and truly need a shoulder, but drain me in every way. I think Deirdre's opening today really hits on it though. I am not an advocate of removing negative people from your life (though some believe this is necessary) rather I take "breaks" from them. If you are a person of faith you can gain tremondous relief from giving the person over(surrendering them) to God. This has been true for me but usually after I have made myself sick over it. Also remember, this is not a program that demands you don't drink. We think everyone has to find THIER way out. This has meant drinking through some things until we realize it's not helping. Only you can make that determination. Blessings to you as you work through this.

    Prayers and hugs to you Belle (don't know how far I'd get packing yummy wine).


    Guys, so glad you're here to add some nice male spice One day sober is all any of us have, rejoice in it!

    Love to all here,
    Lori

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    I am still with you, and still painting that garage. Diedre's opening today reminded me of our trip to Thailand and a conversation we had with a monk there. He said in essence that we waste so much time and energy on the past or planning for tomorrow that we miss today, and today is the only thing we really can impact. So we need to "control our monkey minds" and teach ourselves to live in the present. I really need to read more on the Buddhist philosophy, it sounds pretty wise.

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    still here and making it... wonders never cease

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    Nancy, yes I am 100 years old, how did you guess? I only look 32 TYVM, but my liver looks 125! Yuck. Luckily, no one can see it, and I still got carded at the liquor store as of this year. Then they see my ID & feel really stupid (1963) or kick me out for carrying a fake ID! Never bothered me though! :lol I've got to tell you how impressed I am (again) by your situation down there on the blackberry wine farm. You've gotten through the hardest part I think (the beginning of abs) so I KNOW you'll be fine during the bottling. But I'll gladly say a prayer for you anyway. :d

    Andrew, good to see you! I hope your show is going well. Which med are you thinking of trying? I think it's great that you stopped at one beer, so don't be too hard on yourself. You're making progress and that's what matters. Keep hangin in!

    Hi Matt! How many days for you now? Is it 3 weeks yet? I hope I'm close. Congrats to you!

    Kate, thanks for pointing me to the Maya Angelou post. You know, I hardly ever check out that board, but there's some good stuff over there! Great poem.

    Yes Susan! "Surrendering the negative self image..." I'm all about that now, and it's so freeing. I'm even working on not buying into other people's opinions of me in terms of getting validation, b/c I FINALLY realize that it doesn't matter what they think. What matters is what I think, and how well I am caring for myself. So, it's great to surrender all the BS. Gosh, I wish I had gotten this 10 or 20 years ago... still have a lot or practice to get in before I perfect my new discipline! Congrats on 87, or is it 88 today! Cheers to Great Days!

    Gabby! Shiver me timbers you have 31 days!!! Congratulations on a beautiful job girl... and bask in that happiness... aaaiiiightttt? :lol

    One :h ,
    Deirdre

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    Laura, ditto on what Lori said, and I hope everything went well with helping your friend move. I think it;s really hard when you have difficult friendships that have also involved drinking. Seems like the booze might be what holds them together in some cases. It has a way of making all the unpleasant feelings disappear thus making it easier to hang out with them. Whatever the situation is now. I hope you will put yourself FIRST esp during this new abs time. It really helped me to disappear from some peoples lives for a short time, until I felt strong enough to deal with them without feeling like they were pushing a bottle into my hand. I'm not saying there's any malice involved, but certain people can push your buttons, so it might help to steer clear for a while. Anyway, it's great that you posted, let us know how it went. And CONGRATULATIONS on 2 days!

    Oh, yes, you can edit posts by going to the left side heading of it underneath your screen name, there's an edit option, just click on that & you can edit or erase the message.

    Pansy, what the h*ll is a gorilla rack?? You're not torturing animals down there I hope! :lol Must feel good getting all that cleaning & organizing done... I'm still admiring my closet work, sometimes I just sit there and stare at it... ah, the simple pleasures huh?

    Well Jane, I hope you got yourself a brand new tiara, the old one must be shredded by now... but I'm sure you look gorgeous in it just the same. All hail the Queen!

    Good work hangin in YTH!

    Kris, I totally agree with that monk in Thailand. Sounds like a very wise dude! So happy to see you're doing well & keeping busy.

    Well I'm glad I could catch up with some of you today. My dentist sent me straight home after surgery today, so I'm laying here icing my cheek and just happy to have some extra time to spend in Absville with y'all... my favorite place! Susan, my plans for the weekend - dentist says no physical exertion so not allowed to work out or clean or get into any bar fights :lol Hmmm, I guess that leaves shopping, going to the beach, and hugging my kitties! I guess the dentist isn't so bad after all - he gave me license to chill!

    Peace all,
    Deirdre

    Geez, do you think I could use up more space on this thread? :eek

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    Hi to all of you in Absville!
    Just wanted to share. I am into my 7th. day. Am still waiting for the book and the CD's. Yesterday I was doing well all day long, but when 10:30 rolled around I had this overwhelming craving. I almost gave in. That really scared me. I downed a bottle of Perrier and send my bloated, burping self to bed. Am good today.
    Anyway, congrats to all of us.
    Love Lori

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    Hi Lori.

    Good goin beating that craving with the Perrier! Burping is better than hiccups anyday right? :lol Do you have any L-glutamine? You could also try that next time. Congrats on 7 days! One week is huge!

    I hope you'll join us on the day's thread, even though it's your day 7, the rest of us will be on the current day's thread - Day 9, or tomorrow day 10 - whatever day of the month it is. Of course you can post anywhere, but I just want to make sure people see your post, as they might not check previous days.

    See ya!
    Deirdre

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