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    Hi
    Lluf here and feeling llufly.Day 13. 2 weeks tomorrow:happy
    and i could not have done it without you guys.
    Nancy,chin up, remember, the simple prayers sometimes work better than the fancy ones.Live and learn is all we can do.
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    Hang in there Nancy, you HAVE got a world of temptation there. I imagine all the years of tasting the wine at bottling time, and think how those rituals can have a huge pull on us... that could be one of the hardest things to do in abs - take a step back from. or even remove ourselves from activities that involve alcohol, and that also have a history that tie into complex emotions. You have many hands outstretched here to help you out of the vat, we'll help dry you off too, and get you back on track. So stay close, and good job coming right back & letting us know what's happening!
    More prayers going out for you...

    :d Deirdre

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    Great post Susan!

    I think courage is something I used to pull out only when I absolutely had to (which sometimes was everyday just to go to work!) Alcohol had weakened me to the point of exhaustion on so many levels. But now, I'm getting in the habit of forging ahead, even if it means doing things I really don't want to do, because I'm intent on making progress. Then there are different types of courage that we need to summon up for this journey: courage to face ourselves and the world through sober eyes; courage to face possible boredom; courage to be social without the protective cloak of alcohol; courage to believe our lives are worth living to the fullest. And much more. It sure is challenging, but SOOOO rewarding!

    OMG. That quote has me in a nutshell! I was paralyzed by challenges, and I knew it. Now I DO see them as opportunities to discover who I am, to grow. Thanks for that!

    Kris, "ONLY 8 days"? C'mon, thats a great accomplishment!!! I'm happy that whatever is working for you is working! Sometimes things just seem to click into place and work, other times it's more of a struggle. Glad to see you've hit your stride!

    Donna, it must be very gratifying to see how far you've come, how your hard work has paid off, and will continue to. You're very brave to go back & read last years journal, wow! Yeah, here's to courage!!

    Matt, great work on your first test. Your grade is 100% :lol See I was close - 18 days - almost 3 weeks. Congrats! Keep flying high!!

    :h Deirdre

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    Day 8

    Hi Everybody! Just popping to visit! It's lonely over in Mods Ville:c Guess everyone's out playing... Which is what I'm about to go do on the river for a while ...:happy ...surfs up!
    You guys are great! Such inspiring posts over here! Thanks for letting me visit...:P :d Keep up the great work! :P :d ...Judie:rollin

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    Yep, just what I was saying: we are one courageous bunch here!

    Nancy, you are truly an inspiration to us all--not only do you remind us that we are all human and can fall into vats every once in a while, but we can climb back out again! Keep checking in, we're here for you! :d

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    hello all. Just wanted to check in and congratulate you all but Nancy, please don't be hard on yourself at all. I had done really well too, but my son and future daughter-in-law drove in to town and I found myself ordering drinks while I was out with them. So I'll be starting back on abs again from day 1 now that their visit is over and they are gone but having the 18 days under my belt is to me, a great start! Please, please, don't do the guilt on yourself. We are not perfect and just as the disease is progressive, so is the recovery. Just my opinion but a month ago, I would have continued and gone out wild and crazy for a few more days...not now.:y

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    Day 8

    Hey all,

    Day 8, that's at least into week 2!! So far so good with me. Still cleaning, still making progress! Feels good. Pretty soon I won't have any furniture to sit on.

    A funny thing you might enjoy - I help manage some of my parent's buildings and guess what I'll be doing in a unit Monday - ya' guessed it abs buddies, cleaning:lol

    This must be the summer of chat and the summer of cleaning. That's better than the summer of stupor.

    And Deirdre - gorilla racks are industrial strength storage racks that I bought very inexpensively but they are ugly. So, I am taking the prettier ones into the basement and the uglier ones up into the garage.

    Well, just checkin' in. Found out that a business meeting MIGHT mess with the first day of my trip to NYC - but will at least make the Saturday - Monday activities! So, that should still be some fun!

    Take care all,

    Pansy

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    Hey CV,

    I would not "start over" at day zero - this is not AA. You have done an incredible job. Why not get yourself a little calendar, like my handy little inebriation calendar, and start counting your alcohol free days. That way, you will see your REAL success at the end of the month.

    Although this abs process started for me well before April, I started keeping track in mid-April. Since then I have had 68 alcohol free days. Yeah, slipped a bit in June .... but still.

    That ain't too shabby compared to where I was last year!!
    I think it helps to reframe the issue. You didn't just slip this last time out. You have had 7 alcohol free days this month and are about rack up a bunch more:happy

    Take care,

    Pansy

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    day 8

    Thanks everybody for your encouragement. Today has been a good day..I worked out side most of the day and only had to pass the 60 gallons of vino a couple of times..Made me ill to even think of drinking any!
    Lots of H2o and tea.
    I don't think I could bounce back without you guys. I've never had so much encouragement in my life. Thankyou...I love you all!:h

    Ok...where did the a-- bag end up??:rollin Could have used it today!
    Good night ...sleep tight...don't let the bedbugs bite!:happy
    NAncy

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