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    Fabulous Freedom February

    Good morning all...

    Pauly, wow 100 days that is fantastic. Keep the progress going, and tell us how it feels and how you are staying AF. Certainly your life has not changed into a perfect one, just a normal life with family, work, relationships and challenges. As time goes on, it becomes natural to be AF, you notice that lots of people drink lightly or not at all. And in the end, who cares what anyone else thinks? What matters is what you think! As far as kids and the job hunt, I am trying to detach from m son's job search, he is not looking as hard as I think he should, but geez, has only lived here a week. My husband told me to trust that he will do the right thing. I'm trying. Good luck in helping your daughter.

    Lav, wow, YB must be really crabby for a little one to notice it. I think at different times in our life we lose our way...then with insight, awareness, knowledge, determination and lots of hard work, we find the path we want to follow. It is not easy, but the only way out of misery.

    Dill, I liked the neighbor but she appears to be younger than my daughter. Darn. I wanted someone closer to my age, so will keep looking. That recipe was really good. Whew. Having some leftovers tonight. Glad you were able to spend time with your grandkids, lovely. I was able to yesterday and he was so loving and adorable, I was in heaven, feeling so blessed.

    Cyn, I think we actually have to schedule in self-care time when so busy. I shut my door at work and take about ten minutes to deep breathe and relax after lunch if I can. It makes a difference. Remember the old days when people took cigarette breaks? Well, I am taking a healthy breathing break! Ha! Getting into that relaxation mode is a skill, you will get so much better at it with practice. Wishing you a peaceful productive week.

    Monday so soon again. Grateful I have a job I love, feel healthy and planning to eat well this week, of course AF. Have a good one.

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    Morning all -

    A quick check-in to say Happy February! Wonderful name, Star - thanks so much for starting us out. (I'm off to do my scan - haven't missed a day yet...)

    Wishing all a great start to a fabulous month ---

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    Good morning friends on the Groundhog Day eve

    Thanks for starting is us up for a new month Star!
    I truly do feel fabulous & free. Life is good regardless of the grumps in the background, ha ha!
    We are starting at 45 degrees today - woo hoo! I expect some serious snow melting, yay!

    Wouldn't it be 'nice' if we could resolve our grown kids problems? That's something I think about often but the truth is they have to learn to do it themselves. I know this intellectually, I just have to convince my heart. It's rough to watch them struggle but I keep telling myself that they will figure things out. Star, I do hope your son finds a job very soon so you can all breathe calmly.

    Pauly, I am so happy for you & know you are getting stronger each & every day!
    I hope your daughter also finds a better job soon. Keep giving her gentle nudges in the right direction

    Dill, sounds like you had a full weekend too, nice!
    I have to admit that I slept like a rock last night after a busy weekend with family. Life is good. Enjoy your lunch out with your friend today. I am meeting my old work friends on Wednesday & am looking forward to some nice conversation.

    Cyn, I hope you are feeling stronger this week. Take the time to be kind to yourself, OK?

    I am starting my day with a trip to Curves. I need some spend some serious time clearing my desk today, what a mess.
    Wishing everyone a wonderful AF day!

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    Morning friends,Star I love the thread title,thanks for the kick off into Feb January went by slow kinda but I'm glad cuz last year flew,I think being sober time slows down a bit cuz you're actually aware of what's going on,maybe its just me,Lav,yes,yes,yes I wish I could solve all my kids' problems, I think it hurts us worse than our own problems, yesterday I decided to go on thrifbooks and see if they had anymore books by the author of the one I just finished and they did so I ordered 3,$11 something with free shipping I took an Advil pm last night and I think it gave me anxiety, I slept fine but woke up kinda panicky,that's why I hate medication, too unpredictable in my crazy body,on my last doctors visit I told him mucinex makes me feel speedy and he said there's nothing in it to make you feel like that it must have had another ingredient, well it didn't I'm just weird haha,anyways hello to Cyn and Dill,let's have a nice Monday
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

    I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"
    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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    Thanks for the wonderful start up for February Star! I am thinking that you might want to consider developing some sort of friendship with your new neighbor even if she is quite a bit younger. If you have common ground the age difference won't matter and besides, I think it is wise to have friends both older and younger. My neighbor across the road is my daughter's age, but I do enjoy talking with her and we have a lot of values in common. Being with younger people and their children brings a little sparkle into my life, if that makes any sense to you. Of course, my daughter is far away so I suppose this neighbor fills a bit of a void for me.

    Lav, I hear you on wishing we could resolve our kids problems even tho they are adults. It's hard not to step in sometimes, but you are right. They must find their own way. Just as we did. I sure am glad for you that Curves remained open!

    Pauly, I think that the ingredient in those "PM" pain relievers can very well act as a stimulant. They help you fall asleep, just like alcohol did. But they can cause wakefulness in the early morning hours, just like alcohol did!

    Cyn, well done on sticking with the meditations. Do you think time of day you do them makes a difference? I wonder if there is research about that. Sounds like I'll be googling later this afternoon! LOL!

    I better get busy around here so I can get a few things done before meeting my friends. Have a great day everyone!
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    I agree Dill cuz it knocked me out cold but woke me up with a jittery feel,never again,luckily it was just a sample pack and I didn't buy a whole bottle
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

    I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"
    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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    Pauly, some people do react to the Benadryl component. it doesn't bother me that way so I take it along with everything else. I am a hardcore insomniac & light sleeper any way. The least little noise or light wakes me up. Working midnight shift years ago really screwed me up, ha ha!!!
    I have also added sleepytime herbal tea to my nightly routine lately & it helps

    Dill, I hope you enjoyed meeting your friends today. I am doing that Wednesday, can't wait!
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    Pauly, it sounds like you are super sensitive to medications! I was like that too, not so much anymore. Wonder if that has to do with just being older. I believe the PM ingredient is Benadryl. Hope you're feeling better.

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    Good morning all...

    Pauly, to bad the medication made you jittery, I wouldn't take it again either.

    Lav, the weather here has been warm and lovely, today rain, but still in the 50s. Unbelievable.

    Cyn, enjoy the scan.

    Dill, I'll think about what you said and will continue to be friendly. Have fun at your lunch.

    Onward Tuesday, AF.

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    Good morning friends, happy Groundhog day!

    The Pennsylvania rodent Punxsutawney Phil has just predicted an early Spring
    I really hope he's right for once, ha ha!!

    Hello to Star, Dill, Pauly & Cyn.
    I hope everyone has a great AF day.
    I has lots to do while the snow continues to melt.

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