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Just wanted to let you all know that we started a 2018 LATI Team Chat so please head over to the new thread! Looking forward to seeing you over there emoticon

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It's great to see you, Anne! Congratulations on over eight months!

I'm sending warm thoughts your way, Sherre!

Thanks, Brownme. Your post means a lot to me. I often find myself in the midst of people who are drinking. Some just assume that everyone drinks as they do and it would be all too easy to just go along with them. I must remind myself that drinking never serves me well, not even one drink (or especially not one drink).

I'm with you, Leslie. I'm grateful to be stepping into the new year with a clear head. I know 2018 will be another busy year. Let's make it a great one!

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Good for you Brownme. You had a plan, your fiancť had your back, and you could see the consequences of out of control drinking in your good friend. Alcoholism is a horrible disease. It had been a killer in my family, literally. I am grateful to be a recovering alcoholic who takes each day one at a time. When I first got sober my sponsor and sober mentors reminded me that when others appeared to have had ďworseĒ stories than mine that those were just the ďyetsĒ. I didnít have a DUI.......yet. I hadnít been in jail......yet. I hadnít lost my marriage.....yet. I hadnít lost my job......yet..........and so on. That was sobering in and of itself. And still is.

Thank you for trusting us on this team to share your journey.

May we all begin 2018 clean, sober, and clear headed. Life on lifeís terms is a lot easier sober.

Sending you all love.

Edited by: LESLIESENIOR at: 12/31/2017 (22:39)
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So our New Years Eve brunch went great. We are now having a quiet evening.
Some interesting points: not all my friends know that I quit drinking: two people brought champagne and one person brought one of my favorite bottles of white wine, in a fancy velvet bag; I recognized the wine by its cap, while it was still in the bag. That little fact gave me pause. My fiancť took it and told me he would use it for when he cooks spaghetti with clams. Sounds good.

I served prosecco (Italian champagne), sparkling white grape juice, and pellegrino (Italian seltzer water) - all to be mixed with orange juice if desired. Also, my mega-sized coffee pot. When the party ended, there happened to be one bottle left, half drunk, in the ice bucket: the prosecco. For a moment, I thought to have a glass and sit and enjoy the after-glow of the party with it. I would have done that in the past, giving myself permission to over drink at last, once the guests had gone. I passed. I left it to my fiancť to clean up, and I am pretty sure he dumped it down the drain.

Instead, I had three juicy mandarin oranges. Yum!

Finally, this happened:

One of my friends came, appearing very unwell but carrying a gift for us. Her husband quietly explained to me that they had been at a party into the night before and she wasn't "feeling well" today. I knew from experience with her what that meant. She was really really sick, and only drank a little water. She couldn't handle the stairs. She only came because she loves me and wanted to be there for me, I feel sure.

Alcoholism is such a heartbreakingly terrible disease.

I have not ever been that sick from drinking before, and as I have said, I feel like I dodged a bullet quitting when I did.

Seeing my friend, and remembering night-time parties I have had in the past, where she passed out, made me very sad.

It is a very scary drug.

Here is to a sober NYE, everyone! And for all the lurkers out there who are thinking about going dry, welcome. It feels great.



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12/30/17 2:50 P

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LESLIE.
WOW YOU MADE YOGA PLUS A WALK AND RAN ERRANDS YOUR REALLY KEEPING BUSY.. AND DOING FANTASTIC.... LILY-BUG DOESN'T EVEN WANT TO GO OUT TODAY....... FIRST TIME IN ALONG TIME..... SHE IS ALREADY UNDER MY COMPUTER SLEEPING......

ANNE.
IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK...... CONGRATS ON BEING AF OVER 8 MONTHS........ I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAD TO PUT YOUR DOG DOWN... BUT NOW SHE IS OUT OF PAIN.... I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO IF ANYTHING HAPPENED TO MY DOG.....HOPE WE WILL BE SEEING MORE OF YOU.

WELL TIME TO GET OFF THE COMPUTER.......... LIFE IS GOOD HERE AND I'M GETTING SOME OF MY ENERGY BACK....... HOPE IT KEEPS COMING.

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Great to see you Anne!!!! What wonderful news about 8 months+ alcohol free. Congratulations! That is such a great gift you are giving yourself.

Iím so very sorry about the loss of your dear Pippa. Our pets are members of our family and leave a giant hole in our hearts when they pass. Toby is coming to a very loving home.

You are right about enjoying every day with our loved ones. I have experienced loss this year too. But, it has left me more grateful than ever for every day.

Sending the LATI team love as we say goodbye to 2017. Itís been a great sober year and a huge year of learning, loving, challenges, and acceptance!!!!

Edited by: LESLIESENIOR at: 12/30/2017 (14:51)
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Hey Team!! I've been away for way to long! Good news...I'm doing well emoticon Over 8 months alcohol free!! I truly can't believe it! It feels great being alcohol free. Bad news....I had to put my 4 year-old german shepherd down just before Thanksgiving. I thought she was having trouble with her teeth, as she stopped eating her crunchy food, only to find out that she had a fast growing cancer that spread to her liver and lymph nodes. The cancerous tumor was the size of a volley ball when I brought her in to the vet. Poor baby did the best she could to keep-up with her responsibilities until we put her out of her pain (she had stopped eating and stopped taking her pain pills). Her absence has left a void in my heart and in our house. So....we are opening our family up to her half-brother, Toby, who will join us next Saturday. He will never take Pippa's place, but he will be a wonderful addition to our family.

So....please....enjoy everyday you have with your loved ones as you never know when will be the last time that you have together. Be kind to yourself. I missed you guys. I have a lot of posts to read through here.

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12/29/17 9:45 P

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Brownme,
Awesome news all the way around........good family visits, weight maintenance, new exercise challenges, better sleep, and remaining committed to alcohol free living. I'm glad that you are finding us to be a supportive place for you to come. Great way to end 2017!

Sherre, I can't believe that little Lily-Bug wants to go out in that cold. Again, I will say that our So. Cal dogs are total wimps! Actually, we So. Cal people are wimps, weather-wise, that is.

Life is good here. I made it to another yoga class this morning, ran tons of errands this afternoon, and then got out for a 2 mile walk before the sun went down. I think I'll meet my mileage goal for the year. I wasn't sure there for a while.........hit some hurdles this year.

Aurlie, I hope you are stil enjoying some vacation days, even though I know you do work from home too. Can't ask for better weather!

Well, here's to another day sober. The days really do add up, one at a time.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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BROWNME.
GREAT TO HEAR THE FAMILY VISIT WAS A SUCCESS AND YOUR SLEEPING BETTER HOLDING YOUR GOAL WEIGHT...... WAY TO GO REPLACING THE WINE WITH SOMETHING ELSE........ ENJOY YOUR BRUNCH ON NEW YEARS EVE.

LESLIE.
I HAVE TO LAUGH NOW THAT YOU MENTIONED IT ABOUT THE ICE........ TODAY IT'S EVEN COLDER...WHEN I DO MAKE THE ICE I MAKE ENOUGH FOR 6 DAYS...... WE USE ICE EVERY DAY....... SEEMS WEIRD WHEN IT'S THIS COLD OUT...... LOL SOUNDS LIKE THINGS ARE REALLY COMING ALONG GREAT WITH THE SHOWER PLANS....... WONDERFUL EVERYONE IS EXCITING TO COME.... HOPE MOLLY FEELS BETTER...

WELL LILY-BUG ONLY WENT OUTSIDE FOR A COUPLE MINUTES....... IT'S JUST TOO COLD... BUT SHE IS READY AND EXCITED EVERY MORNING AND EVENING TO GO FOR HER WALK WITH DOUG... NO MATTER HOW COLD IT IS.......RIGHT NOW SHE IS UNDER THE COMPUTER SLEEPING WAITING FOR ME.......... SO I BETTER GET GOING.

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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12/29/17 6:52 A

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Good morning! Cold here on the east coast. Lesliesenior,it is fun to hear about your shower plans. Good on you!

I am hosting a brunch on Sunday (New Year's Eve).

The family visits over the ten days around Christmas were a success.

I just weighed myself and my weight is holding steady at my goal weight!

Yesterday I tried out a "barre" class at the gym - it was challenging and most of the folks there were strong dancer types. I like to mix up my workouts once and a while just to challenge myself. It worked!

2017 was a big year for me and 2018 is shaping up to be even better.

The red wine at the end of the day was pretty easily replaced with hot apple cider - I really feel that it is a slippery slope and that I dodged a bullet. No more hot flashes at night, better sleep, and no sense that I "need" a glass of wine to relax. I pray and hope that I stay on this wagon for good. I wouldn't be posting here if I didn't think that support and reinforcement will help. So thanks, ladies.

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Oh Sherre....I had to chuckle when you said it was -30C and you were making ice. I know ice is necessary regardless of temperatures outside, but it just struck me funny.

The baby shower is already coming along nicely. I've had great communications with a coordinator at the restaurant that I've chosen. The kids love it (the restaurant) and we have gone there for lunch several times. It's an old restaurant and has a Polynesian vibe. Great parking which isn't always the case in San Diego. I'm going down on Tuesday to meet the coordinator, put the down payment, and check out the "Tiki Room" where the shower will be. Then Shaun and Kirsten are meeting me for lunch there. I'll treat them for Kirsten's birthday which is next Friday.
I found invitations today and I've sent out "save the date" texts to most of "my people". So far everyone is excited to come. Gave them lots of notice. Kirsten has notified most of "her people" and they can come too. I know we will have some "no's" once I send out the invites, but it's looking really fun so far. I've made lots of lists and feel like I'm getting organized.

Today it was 82 degrees here and crystal clear. Can't ask for better than that. I feel bad telling you that, Sherre, but it has been lovely.

Molly is really limping around since our guests left (and the two dog visitors). I think she will loosen up from all the extra exercise, but right now her hind end is really weak. Poor dear. Aging is so tough.

Sending you all sober hugs tonight!

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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HELLO LESLIE.
NICE TO HEAR YOUR HAVING COOL NIGHTS.......... THAT'S THE HARD PART DURING THE SUMMER AND TRYING TO SLEEP WHEN IT'S SO HOT...... I'M GLAD WE BOUGHT AIR CONDITIONING FOR UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS...... IT SURE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE...... YOU WILL DO JUST FINE ARRANGING THE BABY SHOWER...... HOPE YOU MADE IT TO YOGA......

WELL LILY-BUG JUST CAME BACK INSIDE........ IT'S MINUS 30C TODAY AND LUCKILY THERE IS NO WIND OR IT WOULD FEEL MUCH COLDER........ SO NOW I'M GOING TO GET OFF THE COMPUTER...... I'M DOING LAUNDRY AND MAKING ICE......

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hi everyone.
Hope everyone is doing well. I don't know where you live Brownme, but it sounds like you are very cold like Sherre! Stay warm!!!!

Aurlie and I can't complain here in So. Cal. Right now it is 77 degrees, sunny and clear. Our nights are chilly so at least now our leaves are turning and falling.

I went to an early AA meeting to enjoy watching my sponsor take a cake and get a chip for her 19 years of sobriety.

I'm starting to plan a baby shower for my dil. Her mom and sister don't appear to want to do it, so I'm taking the reins. I didn't want to step on their toes, but my son reassured me that they would be happy to let me plan. Yikes! I'm going to have it at a restaurant in San Diego so it is close to her and her family but not at someone's house. I'm working on the logistics today.

I'm hoping to get to yoga this evening. I could use the centering and the stretching.

Sending everyone sober, loving thoughts.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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Very cold here but surviving on hot chocolate and hot apple cider!

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AURLIE.
I LOVE YOUR STATUS TODAY........ IT'S SO TRUE........ YES IT'S COLD HERE AND SUPPOSE TO BE MUCH COLDER IN JANUARY........ I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.... BUT NOTHING A PERSON CAN DO.....IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE YOUR TEMPS RIGHT NOW...

LESLIE.
HEY GIRLFRIEND........ HOPE YOUR HAVING LOTS OF FUN WITH THE FAMILY....... WE WENT SHOPPING YESTERDAY AND BOUGHT A NEW BIG TV FOR THE LIVING ROOM.... AND WE'RE GOING TO SET THIS OLD ONE OUTSIDE WITH A SIGN SAYING TAKE IT AWAY IT'S FREE.....

LILY-BUG JUST CAME BACK INSIDE........ SHE DOESN'T STAY OUT LONG WHEN IT'S THIS COLD...... WE GAVE HER A BATH YESTERDAY IN THE KITCHEN SINK....... NOW SHE LOOKS SO CUTE.. CLEAN AND HER FUR IS SO FLUFFY.......

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Brrrr, Sherre! That's COLD! I'm glad you can stay home and stay warm. How sweet that Doug has taken Lily Bug out for a play date. We're eating leftovers here, too. Your Christmas dinner sounds yummy. I made a little roast with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Our daytime temperatures will be in the 70s each day. It's great weather to be free from work. I still have plenty to do, but it feels nice when I get out and walk.

Wishing everyone a serene and sober day!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS LADIES.

AURLIE.
I'M HOPING THE MED'S START WORKING SOON........ IT GETS SO FRUSTRATING NOT BEING ABLE TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT.... I COOKED A TURKEY WITH STUFFING.... POTATOES CARROTS.... FRESH BUNS AND GRAVY....... IT WAS DELICIOUS...... AND TONIGHT WE WILL BE HAVING LEFTOVERS....... IT'S WONDERFUL YOUR OUT OF THE OFFICE UNTIL JANUARY..... TOTALLY ENJOY IT MY FRIEND.... YOU CERTAINLY DESERVE IT.

LESLIE.
HOPE YOUR HAVING LOTS OF FUN WITH ALL OF YOUR FAMILY........ IT'S GREAT EVERYONE IS COMING THIS YEAR AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME...... GOOD THINGS DO HAPPEN WE JUST HAVE TO BE PATIENT....... HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY....

WELL LILY-BUG AND DOUG ARE GONE FOR HER PLAY DATE........ DOUG GOES BACK TO WORK ON WEDNESDAY..... HIS BOSS WAS REALLY NICE AND GAVE HIM A BIG BONUS CHRISTMAS CHECK..... IT'S BEEN SNOWING HERE AND OUR TEMPS ARE MINUS 26C TODAY...... I'M SO GLAD I DON'T HAVE TO GO OUT ANYWHERE......

TAKE CARE AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN DURING THE HOLIDAYS GANG.

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas Eve.

Sherre, I'm sorry to hear you're still in pain at night. Maybe the medication will take time to get into your system and will start to work soon. Let us know what the doctor suggests you do next. I hope all your cooking went well and you didn't overdo it. What did you and Doug (and Lily-Bug) have for Christmas dinner.

Brownme, you're doing great. I love your attitude. It's important for me to keep it simple. I just remind myself I'm not at my best when I drink alcohol. Anyone who tries to convince me otherwise, is not being kind to me. I must be kind to myself.

Leslie, you're such an inspiration to me. It's great that you can be there for your family and you enjoy the precious time with your children and grandchildren. You're right about our weather being lovely for the next week or so.

I'm happy to be out of the office until January 2. My boss is transferring to another department and I'll be reporting to someone else. There are a lot of unknowns for me. I plan to work from home after Christmas so I'll be prepared after the holidays. Right now I'm just trying not to think about it too much. I'll be making Christmas dinner for Mike tomorrow and we'll have a quiet holiday for just the two of us (and Lola and the kitties).


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BROWNME.
YOU ARE DOING EXCELLENT......... WAY TO GO KNOWING ONE GLASS OF WINE WILL JUST LEAD TO ANOTHER AND MORE........ SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE EATING GOOD AND TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF.......... YOU DO COME FIRST.

LESLIE.
WELL THE NEW MEDICATION FOR THE PAIN AND SLEEP IS NOT WORKING AT ALL...... I TOLD DOUG I'M SO FED UP WITH WAKING UP EVERY COUPLE HOURS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT...... SEEMS I CAN'T WAIT FOR MORNING SO I CAN GET UP AND GET DOWNSTAIRS AND START GETTING DOUG'S BREAKFAST READY AND HIS LUNCH.

AURLIE.....
HOPE YOUR DOING OKAY AND TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY FOR AWHILE........ ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF....... IT DON'T COME AROUND OFTEN FOR YOU.

WE BOUGHT A TURKEY AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS.......... I'M GOING TO BE COOKING IT ON CHRISTMAS EVE DURING THE DAY OF COURSE......... I HAVEN'T COOKED A BIG MEAL SINCE I'VE BEEN HOME SO IT WILL BE DIFFERENT........

TIME TO GET OFF THIS COMPUTER......... LILY-BUG JUST CAME INSIDE AND IS UNDER MY COMPUTER DESK SLEEPING WAITING FOR ME SO WE CAN GO AND SIT IN THE CHAIR AND WATCH SOME TV........ HAVE A LOVELY FRIDAY LADIES.

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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12/22/17 2:19 P

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Brownme,
Good for you for recognizing that one drink never served you well. I know that is certainly the case for me. One drink was never enough......nor was 2 or 3 or 4.......... It is interesting how others sometimes feel the need to rationalize their own alcohol habits when around someone who abstains. Thank you for reminding me that self care is as important as service to family and friends.

Aurlie, Iím hoping still that Mike is better and your time off will include some fun outings. The wind should be less intense and the temperatures so pleasant here in So. Cal. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Sherre, how is the new medication working for you at night? Were you able to try it yet. Maybe it will take time to work. So hoping that you have some good nights. That would be a great Christmas present. You are always in my prayers for healing and good health.

Well, Iím feeling great love for my dear LATI friends. Iím so grateful to be sober. This will be my 16th sober Christmas. Feeling blessed to have broken the chains of the family disease, one day at a time.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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12/21/17 9:02 A

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Hi all, and thanks Lesliesenior for reaching out!

I am all right. I am reading a lot of helpful blogs, including on Sparkpeople, about how to manage the holidays, and these are helping me.

I just finished my daily yoga workout, which I do while I listen to a morning prayer service on line from my church. I have been doing this faithfully since July 20th! That's five months. Boy am I good at the plank pose now.

Things are stressful now as one after another relative comes to town to be with us. Right now I have a breakfast casserole in the oven. I got up early and got it ready, and went to do my yoga.

I am now having my nonfat Greek yogurt, crushed flax seed and blueberries for breakfast, as always!

I love being "that person" who keeps the house going over the holidays, and I love making sure that everyone is welcome and comfortable. But I need to make my wellbeing my top priority.

I went to the library and found a table of "Christmas feel good novels." I am taking time to myself and reading them whenever I have a stolen period of time. Nice self-soothing activity.

So, work in progress. Thanks so much for reaching out. Anyone can feel lonely, even among lots of family.

I have told everyone that I am not drinking alcohol any more. When I get together with friends, I tell them too. Usually, that means I get to listen to their stories about their complicated feelings about alcohol; everyone seems a little self-conscious with my news. Interesting.

While there is a voice in my head that occasionally says it would be ok to have some wine again once in a while, since I'm not "that bad" and certainly not "an alcoholic," I really don't feel like talking to that person, at all. I send her away. I can truly say that one glass of wine never did me any good. I repeat: one glass of wine never did me any good (and it will, I repeat, it will, slowly lead to a daily habit of two or three!)

So my fridge is stocked with apple cider, sparkling cider, sparkling blood orange soda, sparkling lemonade, flavored seltzer, cranberry juice and cherry juice. And I have multiple flavors of hot chocolate. I am all set.

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Hi girls,
Aurlie, I hope Mike heals well so you can enjoy the break from work. Let us know how it goes. That's tough when you finally get some time to relax a bit. I hope you don't get it. Stay well and hang in there. I love your status pics and messages!

Sherre, I'm glad that you got out to the doc. You are so brave to go on your own with the walker in the snow. I so pray that you get that good night's sleep. It must be very weird to be alone in the house. Lily-Bug has become such a big part of your life. Yay for Doug getting some time at Christmas.

I have been very busy. I've added an extra day to babysitting this week because of schedule conflicts. I'll "work" through Friday. And tonight we went into Riverside to see Paloma's Advent performance, an extra trip to Riverside. I'm trying to wrap, clean, and plan food around the edges. The boys will all be home for Christmas and the days after. I'm grateful and blessed, but trying not to let the emotional fatigue of the past weeks catch up with me. I'm catching a cold but fighting it off with all my might. "I am woman, hear me ROAR!"
Right girls?

Brownme, please check in when you can.

Hugs to all tonight.

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BROWNME.
CONGRATS ON YOUR 7 WEEKS....... YOU HAVE ALL THE SUPPORT RIGHT HERE ON THIS TEAM...... KEEP COMING BACK AND LETTING US KNOW HOW YOUR DOING.

LESLIE.
YOU HAVE HAD A BUSY WEEK READING YOUR STATUS.......... THE DOC WENT FINE.... WE ARE TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE PAIN AND FOR SLEEP...... JUST ONCE I WOULD LOVE TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT..... I WALK THERE AND BACK IT'S ONLY 2 BLOCKS AWAY.... I'M STILL USING THE WALKER WITH ALL THE SNOW I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL.

AURLIE.
SORRY TO HEAR MIKE IS NOT FEELING WELL........ I HOPE HE FEELS BETTER FOR THE HOLIDAYS SINCE YOU WILL HAVE TIME OFF IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING FUN......

TODAY DOUG AND LILY-BUG ARE GONE FOR HER PLAY DATE........ SO I'M HOPE ALONE WHICH IS DIFFERENT....... IT'S ALWAYS ME AND HER HOME UNTIL DOUG GETS OFF WORK..... WHICH IS LATE EVERY NIGHT...... AT LEAST HE IS GETTING 3 DAYS OFF FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.....

TAKE CARE LADIES..........

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Congratulations on your 7-weeks, Brownme! Have a great time with your guests.

We've gone back and forth with Mike's illness. Today it seems to have flared up again. He's taking medication, but I don't know what I can do for him. I was trying to plan something special to do when I have time off work next week, but I guess it's better to put that off until he feels better.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.



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Brownme, congratulations on your 7 weeks. The holidays can be challenging, but waking up every morning clear headed is definitely a bonus. Enjoy your holiday guests.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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Hi everyone, and thanks for the welcome! I also have a very full life, and my time is limited.

But it is good to have place to come to for mutual support for alcohol free living, and healthy living in general.

Today, my guests start arriving for the holidays. It is going to be great. I am seven weeks in, so far so good.

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Candy, Iím glad you are looking forward to taking care of yourself. Thank you for leading the team and sharing in our sobriety. I hope you will drop in and chat once in a while to let us know how you are doing.

Allís well with me. Life is good. I shared at a meeting last night how much my response to the things that happen in my life change the way my days progress. Not drinking gives me those choices. So grateful.

I hope you can work out your time off Aurlie. It would be so wonderful if you could get a real break!!!

Sherre, your status posts sound like you are very active this past few days. I hope you can rest tomorrow. Let us know how the doctor went today.

Sending love and a hug!!!

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Thanks for stopping in to let us know, Candy! I certainly understand how priorities can change. Best wishes to you!

Sherre, I always love hearing about Lily-Bug! It's sweet how she has changed your routine and given you such job.

I wish everyone well on this busy Monday! Let's make it a great day!

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CANDY.
SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAVE TO STEP DOWN FROM BEING A TEAM LEADER....... I UNDERSTAND BEING BUSY CAN MAKE THINGS HARD....... JUST TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AROUND NOW AND THEN.

AURLIE.
I HOPE YOUR HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND AND NOT TOO BUSY WITH WORK STUFF....... I HOPE YOU CAN FIND A WAY TO NOT HAVE TO WORK DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEK... GOOD NEWS NEXT WEEK YOU ONLY HAVE HALF A DAY ON FRIDAY.....

LESLIE.
HOPE YOUR ENJOYING YOUR WEEKEND AND NOT OVER DOING IT.........

LILY-BUG IS OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW........ SHE HAS BEEN DRIVING ME CRAZY WANTING THINGS THAT SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY WITH...... BUT SHE ALWAYS ENDS UP GETTING HER OWN WAY......... SPOILED YES..!!

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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This is hard to say but I am going to have to leave being a team leader for this team. Life has gotten so busy for me and I need to step back and reorganize things in my life. One of the things that this effects is my time sparking on the computer. If you do see me on Spark it will be in the evenings if there is time.

I know you will keep this team going and giving the support to those who need it.

Take care!

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I was sure I posted here last week and welcomed Brownme to the thread, but I don't see it now. I don't know how that happens, surely my error though!

It was a crazy busy week at work. I'll be glad when next week ends with a half-day of Friday. I'm on call to work during the holiday week, but I'm trying to negotiation something reasonable with the Project Teams. I don't want to get ahead of myself.

One Day At A Time!

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THANKS LESLIE.
LILY-BUG JUST CAME INSIDE AND NOW SHE'S SITTING HERE WAITING FOR ME TO PLAY WITH HER....... SHE IS SO SPOILED....... LOL..

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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Absolutely NO apologies, Sherre! You just take care of YOU!!!!!!

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HELLO BROWNME.....
WELCOME TO THE CHAT AND THE TEAM............. GOOD FOR YOU BEING AF FOR 40 DAYS..... AND LOSING WEIGHT......... YOUR OFF TO A GREAT START....... KEEP IT GOING.

LESLIE.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT TIME AT KNOTT'S BERRY FARM........ GOOD TO HEAR IT WASN'T CROWDED THAT MAKES IT SO MUCH MORE FUN...... SHORTS AND SLEEVELESS TOPS WON'T BE HAPPENING AROUND HERE FOR ALONG TIME...... LOTS OF SNOW ON THE GROUND.... BUT OUR TEMPS HAVE BEEN NOT TO BAD...... SORRY I HAVEN'T GOT BACK TO YOU AS YET........ PLEASE FORGIVE ME.... JUST KNOW I'M THINKING ABOUT YOU AND WILL CATCH UP WHEN I CAN......

AURLIE.
HOPE YOUR HAVING A NICE WEEK AND WORK ISN'T TOO BUSY........ TOMORROW IS FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND WILL BE HERE...... I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD ONE.

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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Welcome Brownme. So glad you joined the chat. We have a lot of long term and good sobriety on this team. We are supportive and positive and always offer strength and hope.

Allís well with me. Yesterday I finally made good on my annual birthday trip to Knottís Berry Farm for Chris. He loves it there. I get really good ticket prices on Goldstar so it makes it that much more fun. It was a really nice day. It looked like a summer day with everyone in shorts and sleeveless tops.

Today is babysitting. The kids are so much fun at Christmas time. Love it.

Iím tired but feeling so very blessed. IĒm grateful for sober living and clear headed choices each day.

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Not sure if this gets me on the general discussion forum, but hello! I am enjoying being AF and looking forward to the holidays. My go to drink lately has been apple cider, hot or cold depending upon my mood. My go to drink used to be red wine but I can honestly say, nothing good ever came from the red wine for me. But as I have gotten older (I am 58), my tolerance has changed; alcohol has given me hot flashes, headaches, interrupted my sleep and made me more unfiltered/less nice after a glass or two. So, I said good-bye to it about 40 days ago. I've been reading a lot of blogs, like "Mrs. D is Going Without" and finding them very helpful.

I was planning on going AF last February, when I started my weight loss, but I didn't. I focused only on the weight at that time and lost 25 pounds. In the process, I also cut down the alcohol because of the calories, but the decision to go completely AF is something else that I made at the beginning of November. I can be thin and drink, so I am not doing this because of the calories. I really think it is bad for me and that I am done - not for weight reasons but for a bunch of reasons!

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HELLO LADIES.
WELL IT'S SUNNY AND MINUS 2C WHICH IS REALLY NICE WEATHER......... IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE HAD THIS KIND OF WEATHER ALL WINTER.......

AURLIE.
WOW MORE LAYOFFS......... PLUS THE CHRISTMAS PARTY IS MONDAY...... NOT SURE WHO WOULD EVEN WANT TO CELEBRATE AFTER NOT KNOWING IF A PERSON IS GOING TO LOSE THEIR JOB........ I LIKE YOUR STATUS AND THE REINDEER IS SO CUTE.... TAKE SOME YOU TIME AND I HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS NOT TOO BUSY WITH WORK STUFF.....

LESLIE.
I HEAR YOU ON THE FAMILY STUFF...... MY SISTER HAS BEEN CALLING ME DRUG AND ON COKE...... I DON'T REALLY PUSH THE ISSUE THAT SHE NEEDS TO QUIT...... SHE KNOWS THAT HERSELF..... I SEE THE DOC IN EDMONTON IN JANUARY...... THEN WE WILL FACE TIME WHERE I WILL GO TO MY HOSPITAL HERE AND FIND OUT WHAT THE TESTS SAY.... SLEEP SEEMS TO BE GETTING WORSE.... GOOD TO HEAR MOLLY'S MEDS ARE WORKING AND SHE LOST SOME WEIGHT...... ENJOY THE YOGA...... I'M SURE YOU WILL LIKE IT..

OKAY SOUNDS LIKE LILY-BUG IS AT THE BACK DOOR READY TO COME IN........ I'M DOING LAUNDRY RIGHT NOW AND I NEED TO MAKE MORE ICE....... THEN IT'S MOVIE TIME.......

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Thank you guys for the support with my family struggles. I so appreciate your perspectives!!!!! This family stuff is rough. I will be glad when my brother's celebration of life is over next Saturday. Sounds horrible, but it brings up so many feelings, some good and some not so good.

Aurlie, I'm so sorry about the work layoffs. The holiday party will be tough. Not a good thing for those losing their jobs at Christmas time. So sad. I hope you don't have to work too long this evening. Be sure to take some self care time. How are the winds and smoke in your area? What an inferno it has been here in So. Cal. Another sad time for those who lost their homes at this time of year.

Sherre, I was glad to see that you rested yesterday. But, I know some cleaning probably felt good. Be careful dear Sherre. When is your doc appt in Edmonton? I apologize, I've lost track of your schedule. I hope you can get some answers and help with your sleep.

Today we took Molly in for her annual vaccinations. We weighed her on the BIG scale. She has lost a few more pounds so that is making the vet very happy. It will make her mobility easier. Her meds are helping. I'm going to run some errands and then go to a yoga class at the studio that I've never tried. The girl that has been helping me with my shoulder teaches it. It is more challenging than I usually do, but she thought I could handle it. Always good to try something new.
I'm going to get some cleaning done this afternoon and hopefully get out for a walk.

Have a great day with all the blessings of being clean and sober!!!!!

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You and your family are in my prayers, Leslie. Long ago I detached myself from many family members and I have not yet managed to restore relationships at any level. It's sweet that you're able to be there for your children and grandchildren.

Congratulations for having such a productive day, Sherre! Take care you don't overdo it. I sure is a busy time of year.

We learned of more layoffs in the office yesterday. The holiday party is scheduled for Monday and it's not surprising that there are a lot of mixed feelings among my co-workers. I've got a lot of household chores and errands to do early today. Later this afternoon and evening, I'll log in and get some work done.

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HELLO LADIES.
WELL IT'S A SUNNY DAY AND LILY-BUG IS OUTSIDE BUT READY TO COME IN NOW....... I DID A LOT OF WORK YESTERDAY SO TODAY I'M TAKING IT EASY.

LESLIE.
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH WORK I ACTUALLY GOT DONE YESTERDAY........ WASHING THE FLOORS AND CLEANING THE KITCHEN,....... SO TRUE IT IS A BUSY TIME OF THE YEAR......... WE HAVEN'T EVEN GOT ANY DECORATIONS UP YET,...... I DON'T THINK WE WILL DO MUCH.........I JUST DON'T HAVE THE ENERGY...... SORRY TO HEAR RYAN IS NOT FEELING WELL........ THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR FOR THAT STUFF...... I'M GLAD YOUR DRAWING STRICT LINES WITH YOUR BROTHER.... JUST KEEP HANGING IN THERE.

AURLIE.
THE WEEKEND IS HERE TOMORROW......... I HOPE YOU CAN GET SOME REST AND ENJOY SOME SPECIAL TIME WITH LOLA AND YOUR PARTNER.......

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hi Ladies,
Aurlie, I hope you have survived all this wind. The fires have been just devastating. I hope you are doing well and staying safe........amidst your busy week.

Sherre, I see from your status you are cleaning today. Be good to yourself and rest when you need to.

I'm babysitting today and trying to catch these guys up on laundry, dishes, and tidying up. It is such a busy time of year and they are feeling a bit overwhelmed Ryan is really sick but still going to work. So I hope my extra chores will help a tiny bit.

People are driving like maniacs out here in this wind. There were two major accidents on the freeway this morning. It took me forever to get through the jam. I'm going to drive more defensively than usual.

Well, wishing you both a very peaceful and sober evening. I'm so grateful to be sober. I've been having to put up healthy boundaries with my baby brother again this past 2 days. He's such a mess and so in his disease. It's very sad and quite frightening. I've been kind but very firm having to draw some strict lines (with Chris's help, of course). Such a helpless feeling, but another chance to practice letting go, detaching, and acceptance!

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AURLIE.
I'M LOVING YOUR PROFILE AND THE CAT STATUS...... IT'S GREAT YOUR FINDING SOME TIME TO COME IN EVERY NOW AND THEN.......

LESLIE.
HOPE YOUR DAY IS GOING AWESOME.

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Take good care of yourself, Sherre. Your health is more important than decorations.

Leslie, I like the idea of good ocean hair. We all need that for today's winds! Take good care and stay safe out there.

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LESLIE.
YOUR SO RIGHT.......... I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH CHRISTMAS DECORATING I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO....... MY ENERGY HAS BEEN VERY LOW........ AND WITH DOUG WORKING ALL THE TIME IT'S HARD TO GET ANY HELP FROM HIM...... YOUR NIGHT OUT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS A LOT OF FUN...... THAT IS GREAT NEWS ABOUT YOUR SHOULDER...... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK....

AURLIE.
HOPE YOUR WORK WEEK HAS STARTED OFF NOT TOO STRESSFUL.....

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hi Ladies,
Thanks for being here.
Aurlie, I hope your extra work on Sunday and over the weekend gave your work week a good start. Itís probably still a challenge, given the stress that you are still experiencing in the workplace. Iím so sorry for that. Be careful in all this wind. Itís supposed to last all week, as Iím sure you know. The fire danger is high. I saw smoke to the west this evening. There was a fire in Riverside. I pray that everyone is careful.

Sherre, Iím still sending you good wishes for a good night sleep. It was nice to hear that you felt great after cleaning and a shower. I bet cleaning can take it out of you. I can imagine that Christmas decorating would be very exhausting. Maybe just put out a few special things this year. I have to keep remembering that if I take it out I will have to pack it up again in January.....ha ha.

The concert was really fun. Fantasy Springs is in Indio so itís only about an hour drive. It is a hotel/casino as well as a performance venue with restaurants etc. So it is fun to get dressed up (as dressed up as we get) and have dinner and enjoy some music. We went to a pizza place that we enjoy there. Then Chris used our ďfree ticket creditsĒ to play the penny slots. ($20.00). We didnít win anything but we arenít gamblers so it was just fun. Jewel was traveling with her dad and brothers who opened for her. It was a combination Christmas themed concert with pictures of their family homestead in Alaska projected on the big screen. It was lots of fun. These concerts donít cost much so it is just a very fun evening all the way around.

Sunday we went to the funeral in San Marcos. It was good to see Chrisí sister and her daughter. Chris saw lots of family friends he grew up with. Hard to recognize everyone since we have all aged......yikes. It was a beautiful service for a lady how lived well.

Today I met with the yoga instructor who is helping me with my shoulder. Iíve been doing the PT exercises and also the strengthening exercises she gave me to make sure that my shoulder is stable and strong. She said that Iím really strong and using really good form on all my poses. So Iíll just get on with my practice without worry now. Yay.
Then I got my hair cut.......way over due since I had to cancel when I went to Wyoming. Itís pretty short with lots of layers but will be good when we go on the boat to scatter my brotherís ashes......good ocean wind hair.

Well, you two, Iím so grateful for you and grateful, as always, to be sober. My, my, my, life would be so much harder with alcohol. Big Hugs!

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HI AURLIE..
THANKS I HOPE SOON I CAN GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP...... IT MAKES FOR A REALLY TIRED DAY....... I'M BEHIND IN DECORATING THIS YEAR.......... WE HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED....... AND THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME LEFT...... THIS MONTH SEEMS TO BE GOING FAST FOR ME..... HOPE YOUR HAVING A GOOD WORK DAY.

LESLIE.
HOW ARE THINGS GOING........... DID YOU ENJOY THE CONCERT....... HOPE THINGS ARE GOING GREAT FOR YOU........ NEW WEEK LET'S MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.

I BETTER GO LILY-BUG JUST CAME IN FROM OUTSIDE....... IT'S A COOL DAY AND SHE DOESN'T STAY OUT VERY LONG...... NOW WE WILL WATCH SOME TV....... I JUST FINISHED CLEANING AND THEN HAD A SHOWER........ I FEEL GREAT.

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I pray that you can get the rest you need at night, Sherre. I'm looking forward to this season's pictures when you do your decorating.

Have a wonderful time at the concert, Leslie.

It was a busy weekend of chores and errands. I'll walk Lola one more time before it's time for me to log into my office and get to work. I'll like to get a good head start on my Monday work.

Wishing everyone a serene night. Sleep well!

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AURLIE,.
I LOVE YOUR MESSAGE TODAY ABOUT DOGS NOT KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE IN DAYS......SO CUTE AND SO TRUE........ SORRY TO HEAR WORK IS BRING YOU SO MUCH STRESS.. I AGREE ABOUT WAVING A WAND AND TAKE IT ALL AWAY.. HOPEFULLY WITH YOUR NICE WEATHER YOU AND LOLA CAN GET OUT FOR A WALK THIS WEEKEND AND TAKE YOU AWAY FROM WORK FOR AWHILE..

LESLIE.
YES YOUR RIGHT I AM VERY TIRED DURING THE DAY......... IT'S HARD TO STAY AWAKE IF I'M NOT DOING ANYTHING........ MY NIGHTS ARE REALLY MAKING ME MAD..... I WISH JUST ONCE I COULD GO TO BED AND SLEEP RIGHT THROUGH TIL MORNING..... I NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT DECORATING TOO........ HAVE A FUN TIME AT THE CONCERT.

WELL LILY-BUG HAS BEEN OUTSIDE FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND I HEAR HER SCRATCHING AT THE DOOR SO I BETTER LET HER IN........ THEN WE'RE GOING TO WATCH A MOVIE........

TAKE CARE BOTH OF YOU......... SMILE AND TOTALLY DO WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY.......

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Oh Aurlie, Iím so very sorry about your work situation. It just isnít fair, without question!!! I wish, again, that I could wave that magic wand and take away your stress and angst!!! So Iíll just offer you a huge hug and lots of sympathy. I know you will enjoy the beautiful weather we are having this weekend.

And speaking of hugs and sympathy, Sherre, Iím so sorry that you are struggling with the pain at night and canít get the sleep you need. That is just plain miserable. It must make you so tired during the day. Very frustrating. Iíll wave my magic wand for you too, for better sleep and less pain. Donít worry about spending time on the computer or getting back to me. Lily-Bug is is such a good friend.

We each have dedicated dogs......Lily-Bug, Lola, and Molly. My Molly is content sleeping and wandering in the yard watching birds and butterflies lately.

This morning Chris and I took a truck load of wood to Ryanís house in Riverside. Our neighbors Kathy and Tom have owned a wood lot since 1976. It is always good to give our good friends business. Ryan was so happy for the delivery, as he and Salina and the kids love to use the fireplace. Now we are resting. Iíll do some tree decorating later (maybe). Tonight is the concert which will be lots of fun. I agree, Aurlie, it is fun to get out and do fun things together. Sometimes we get bogged down with the business of life and forget to have some fun together. It always renews our relationship.

Tomorrow we will go to the family funeral. Yes, it is good to see the positives in everything, even death. I feel like Iíve had a lot of death lately. So the take away has been to live a more vital, alert, and grateful life.

Sending love to you both. We are all sober and clean and that is truly a blessing.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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Sherre, I understand about spending more time with Lily Bug than with the computer. Lola pesters me when I work from home in the evening. I hope you find a solution to your pain at night. I'm glad your weather isn't so bad now.

Enjoy your concert, Leslie. It's sweet that you're able to enjoy such lovely experiences together. There's good to be found even in a family funeral. Our weather has been lovely here as well.

I'm afraid I've been allowing work stress to get me down. No matter how much I accomplish today, I'll still have quite a bit to do this weekend. My boss is doing the same. I just took a short walk and I'm Sparking while I'm eating lunch. Now it's time to get back to work! Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

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HELLO LESLIE.
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T GOT BACK TO YOU YET.......... IT SEEMS MY TIME ON THE COMPUTER IS CUT SHORT EVERY DAY..... LILY-BUG JUST WON'T LET ME SIT HERE AND TYPE...... SHE WILL WINE BECAUSE I'M NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO HER...... TALK ABOUT BEING SPOILED..... SO I'VE BEEN GETTING OFF EARLIER THEN USUAL AND PLAYING WITH HER........ GEE WHAT CAN I SAY........ BUT I WILL GET BACK TO YOU SOON....... I HEAR YOU ON TAKING IT SLOW.... MY NIGHTS ARE TERRIBLE...... I JUST CANNOT SLEEP VERY GOOD..... I'M UP EVERY COUPLE HOURS...... THE CONCERT SOUNDS LIKE LOTS OF FUN..... I'M TRYING HARD TO STAY HEALTHY....... I DON'T WANT TO END UP IN THE HOSPITAL AGAIN ANY TIME SOON.........

HI AURLIE.
HOPE YOUR HAVING A GOOD WEEK........ ONLY ONE MORE DAY TO GO AND YOU WILL HAVE THE WEEKEND TO DO WHATEVER YOU PLEASE.......

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Hi you two.............(and any other LATI team members out there)

Aurlie, Iím confident that you will handle the work challenges with the grace that you always do, but I still wish that you didnít have to work so hard or worry so much about it all. We all know that they are so lucky to have you. Hope Thursday and Friday are good to you!!!!

Sherre, those Canadian dogs are tough little guys. Weíve never put sweaters on our dogs, but people around here sweater their dogs when it gets below 60 degrees. We are all wimps down here. Ha Ha. You should take it easy with the cleaning and pace yourself. And Christmas will happen. Iím just so glad you are healthier this year. We want you to stay that way!!!!!

Today we got the outside lights up. Chris wants to put his ďfamousĒ deer out in his new garden this year. The tree and ornaments and things are in the house so Iíll work on them on Friday and Saturday. Iím glad our tree is small and I keep things simple any more. I also went for a 3 mile walk this morning, spent an impromptu 2 hours having coffee with my neighbor Kathy, and went to yoga tonight. It was a good day.

On Saturday night we have a Jewel concert at Fantasy Springs Casino out in Indio. Weíve seen here 2 times before and just love her concerts. On Sunday we have a McGinn family funeral to attend in San Marcos (near San Diego). It is a long time family friend of Chrisí parents. She was an amazing person (as was her husband). She lived a long and very warm and benevolent life. We will see a lot of Chrisí family there, so Iím looking forward to lots of hugs and good conversation and good memories.

Well, as always, it is good to be sober and able to handle whatever life throws my way.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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HELLO LADIES.
WELL I'M HOME ALONE........... DOUG AND LILY-BUG ARE GONE ON HER PLAY DATE...... IT'S SUNNY TODAY AND TEMPS ARE AT MINUS 1C WHICH IS NOT BAD AT ALL..

LESLIE.
CLEANING IS SOMETHING I NEED TO GET AT..... PLUS JUST READING ABOUT YOU GETTING YOUR CHRISTMAS DECOR UP MAKES ME THINK I NEED TO START DECORATING INSIDE AND OUT....NO LILY-BUG DOESN'T WEAR ANY SWEATERS OR STUFF LIKE THAT.

AURLIE.
YOUR RIGHT LILY-BUG IS USE TO THE COLD WEATHER....... HER AND DOUG GO OUT FOR A MORNING WALK BEFORE HE LEAVES FOR WORK THEN AGAIN A EVENING WALK AFTER SUPPER....... BEST OF LUCK WITH THE REST OF YOUR WORK WEEK.

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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My neighbor's dog wears little booties and a sweater any time it falls before 50F. I'll bet Lily Bug is used to colder temperatures than that!

Leslie, you're such a warrior to get back on track after a period of family turmoil and health issues. You are an inspiration to me.

I'm working to keep my outlook positive in the middle of a lot of work uncertainty. At least I'm facing these challenges with a clear head!

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Oh Sherre, Iím sorry your sun has gone.........for now. But, Iím sure Lily-Bug will still enjoy the out of doors. Does she wear sweaters when it gets really cold?

Aurlie, I so enjoyed the short sprinkles this morning. I hope your work week is not too hectic after the break. It is always hard to hit the grind again.

I did some deep cleaning while Chris was golfing. I moved every piece of furniture and got all the crumbs, dog hair, and left overs cleaned up. The beds are stripped and the few fall decorations I put up are tucked away. Last week was certainly a fun way to get the house dirty! And now Iím ready to think about getting the tree out and putting up the Christmas wreath. House lights will be fun this year with our new paint job.

Iím trying to catch up on my walking/jogging miles this past few months. Iím almost caught up. I got behind with my health challenges, my shoulder surgery, and my brotherís death. But, it is good to get back to health goal completion!!!!!

I agree with you two, letís make it a great week, sober and clean!!!!!

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HI AURLIE.
WELL THE SUN IS GONE ALREADY....ALTHOUGH THE TEMPS ARE STAYING WARMER........ BUT I TOTALLY AGREE LET'S MAKE THIS A GREAT WEEK. emoticon

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Back to the workday routine here! We got a little bit of rain this morning, but it stopped before my commute.

I hope the sun keeps shining on you and Lily Bug, Sherre!

Take care and let's make this a great week

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HELLO GIRLS.
WELL THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL....... AND WE EVEN HAVE SUNSHINE TODAY..... LILY-BUG IS OUTSIDE ENJOYING IT AND BARKING AT WHOEVER WALKS BY..... LOL.....THIS NEW ICE MACHINE WE BOUGHT WORKS SO GREAT....... NO MORE BUYING BAGS OF ICE AND WE'VE ALREADY PAID FOR THE MACHINE WITH NOT HAVING TO BUY ICE ANYMORE.

LESLIE.
HOW WONDERFUL YOUR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND IS GOING WITH YOUR FAMILY...... IT'S GREAT THE BOYS ARE GETTING ALONG...... SOUNDS LIKE A PERFECT TIME FOR EVERYONE......... SO TRUE I NEED A NEW PICTURE OF LILY-BUG NOW THAT SHE IS OLDER......

AURLIE.
LILY-BUG ALWAYS MAKES ME SMILE....... SO GOOD TO HEAR MIKE ENJOYED HIS BIRTHDAY.... I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT 90 TEMPS FEEL LIKE..... BUT I GUESS I HAVE AWHILE TO WAIT BEFORE WE GET THAT HIGH......

WELL I BETTER GET OFF THIS COMPUTER.......... I'VE PICKED OUT A OLD MOVIE I'M GOING TO WATCH THIS AFTERNOON ON NETFLIX.......... CALLED ARMAGEDDEN........ TAKE CARE BOTH OF YOU.

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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You have a great attitude, Sherre! I would have a tough time if our temperature was plus 1C here! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope Lily Bug protects you and makes you smile.

Leslie, your family stories are inspiring. I still struggle with the loss of my family, but I'm always working on acceptance. It seems like Mike enjoyed his birthday. We had lovely weather. I don't mind the 90s when the overnight temperatures are so reasonable.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. I'm also grateful to be sober and ready to face whatever comes today.

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Happy Friday LATI team.

Aurlie, Happy Birthday to Mike. Hope it was a really nice day. Couldnít have asked for a more beautiful day.

Sherre, itís so nice that your weather is warming up. Hope it is staying lovely for you too. I was thinking we need some new pictures of Lily-Bug.

Our Thanksgiving was so much fun. Shaun and Ryan spent a lot of time together which was so nice. Iíve prayed and been so patient as they have grown through their ďissuesĒ. It was a really great day, fun with the grand kids, and my daughters-in-law and the food was abundant and delicious (if I do say so myself).

Now we are awaiting the arrival of our youngest, Colin, and his girlfriend Jessica and her two darling dogs. They will stay the weekend. Iím getting the ingredients ready for soup in the crock pot and corn bread tomorrow night.

Iím, AGAIN, so grateful to be sober and ready for whatever life presents each day.
Iím so grateful for you girls!!!!!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING LADIES..

NOT MUCH GOING ON HERE TODAY........... IT'S WARMING UP....... RIGHT NOW IT'S PLUS 1C ...... THAT IS GORGEOUS...... BUT TOO BAD WE HAVE NO SUNSHINE.....LILY-BUG IT OUT THERE RIGHT NOW...... LOTS IS MELTING AND MAKING A MESS....

AURLIE.
I DIDN'T LOSE MY POST YESTERDAY SO HOPEFULLY I WON/'T LOSE IT TODAY....... I'M NOT MUCH OF A TURKEY FAN AND ROAST IS SOMETHING I MAKE FOR THANKSGIVING..... SO GREAT YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO MAKE A DELICIOUS MEAL ON MONDAY.

LESLIE.
YOU CERTAINLY HAVE SOME NICE WEATHER OUT YOUR WAY..... IT'S CRAZY HOW WARM IT GOT HERE OVER NIGHT.......WE HAD BIG LONG ICE HANGING ON THE BBQ OUTSIDE AND IT'S ALL FALLING OFF AND NOW I HAVE A PUDDLE ON THE BACK DECK.... YOUR MENU SOUNDS FANTASTIC.... ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH FAMILY.

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hi everyone,
Welcome Cherie. I'm wishing you well on your healthy journey.

Sherre, I'm glad you are having a relaxing afternoon with some favorite tv shows. I'm glad your post came through. Lily-Bug on a play date with Doug sounds so cute!

Aurlie, I'm so glad you have some time off. Your roast sounds yummy and a nice change from turkey. Happy Birthday to Mike. Enjoy some fun on Friday.

Today we hit 91 degrees. It truly feels like summer, but as you said Aurlie, the nights are cooler. I'm grateful for that.

I've been cleaning and cooking for the last few days. Chris and I have this entertaining thing down to quite a good routine. Tomorrow Shaun, Kirsten, Ryan, Salina, and the kids are coming. (and the baby in the "oven"). I will barbeque a small turkey, roast a Tofurkey (Salina and the kids are vegetarians) and warm some Honey Baked Ham I bought last week. I've made the stuffing, sweet potatoes, twice baked potatoes, and cranberry sauce. The girls are bringing the other sides, desserts, and snacks. We'll have gravy, rolls, pickles, olives etc. No one will go hungry for sure!!!!!!
Colin and Jessica will come for the weekend after they go to her parents on Thursday and Friday. They'll bring her two dogs along. I'm going to make Ham Bone Bean Soup and cornbread for them. Shaun and Kirsten will stay the night Thursday night so I have plenty of breakfast food for all the overnighters. Our little tiny old fridge is really stuffed.

I'm grateful for all of you and so grateful to be sober and healthy. Peace!!!!!



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I'm glad you got your post posted, Sherre! Have a nice quiet afternoon.

Best wishes to you, Cherie!

I'm officially out of the office until Monday now. It's great to have some time off. I'm making a special meal for Thanksgiving tomorrow (we're having a roast instead of turkey). Mike's birthday is Friday so it will be a long weekend celebration for us.

I love having an extra-long weekend! Be well, Everyone!

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HELLO LADIES.
OKAY HERE I GO AGAIN HOPING I DON'T LOSE THIS POST.......... DOUG AND LILY-BUG ARE JUST LEAVING FOR HER PLAY DATE...... SHE IS EXCITED TO GO... SO I WILL JUST KICK BACK AND RELAX...... SOME GOOD AFTERNOON TV I WANT TO WATCH.....

LESLIE.
HOW NEAT THEY SENT YOU THE SONOGRAM AND YOU COULD SEE THE BABY SUCKING... I'M STILL USING MY OLD COMPUTER.... I FIGURE AS LONG AS IT'S WORKING I WON'T CHANGE OVER UNTIL I REALLY HAVE TO.

AURLIE.
I REALLY LIKE YOUR QUOTE TODAY ON GRATITUDE..... FOR SURE LILY-BUG WAS PROTECTING HER TERRITORY...... SHE IS SUCH A SMART DOG..... TOO SMART SOME TIMES........ ENJOY YOUR EXTRA LONG WEEKEND.

CHERIE.
PUMPKIN PIES SOUND GREAT......... WELCOME TO THE CHAT...... BEST OF LUCK WITH GOING AF IN JANUARY..... YOU WILL HAVE LOTS OF SUPPORT HERE.

WELL I'M GOING TO GET OFF THIS COMPUTER........... HAVE A LOVELY AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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Hi all!

Thx for the thanksgiving goodie.

I'm baking pumpkin pies now and a towel along my fresh washed hair. I'll dry it while the pies are cooling.
I bought the book from Hams, my hunny does not agree with it. Been going on different sites for support. I like drinking wine, especially with meals. I don't drink to get drunk.

Planning on going AF Jan. 15th. I 'm not going to put extra pressure on me for the holidays.

I'm sippin on some white wine right now. Not good.
I feel like my hunny and psych are controling me as to when I should drink. I need to lose some weight, not drinking will help that.

HAVE A HAPPY THANKGIVING!

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Ah Sherre! Computer problems are so frustrating. It's a shame you're losing your posts. I'm so glad you took the trouble to try again. It's sweet that Lily Bug is protecting you from anything that comes into your yard. She's a special little dog!

We're looking forward to a 90+ on Thanksgiving, too, Leslie. Fortunately, the nights will be nice and cool so I don't mind the hot days. It's a blessing to have an extra-long weekend. Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday. I may have some work to do from home, but that's much nicer than being in the office.

What a special thing to see your grandbaby already! Congratulations to your growing family, Leslie!

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Sherre,
I am sure that Lily Bug was upset with the dog in the yard. She is so smart and has become territorial and protective of you. Very cool. Iím sorry that you are losing your posts. I forgot whether you have kept working on your old computer or changed to your new one. I hope it resolves, because I know how frustrating it is to lose posts!!!!!!!

Aurlie,
I hope your work week has been okay. Do you get any time off for Thanksgiving? I hope so! Friday maybe???
Prepare for heat. Those Santa Anaís have started to warm us all up, even you guys on the coast. Weíre expecting 90+ on Thanksgiving Day.

I got pictures from the sonogram of Shaun and Kirstenís baby today. We did a lot of texting. They are 19 weeks along and the baby looks like a bonifide baby, thumb in mouth and all. So cute. I have so much inspiration to stay healthy and well. So much to live for. Life is good.

Happy sober Tuesday night to everyone.

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HELLO LADIES.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BUT I LOST MY POST AGAIN......... SO I'M TRYING THIS AGAIN.......LILY-BUG WAS BARKING LIKE CRAZY OUTSIDE SO I WENT TO CHECK ON HER AND THIS GUY HAD HIS BIG DOG IN OUR YARD..... SO I BROUGHT LILY-BUG IN.... AND SHE'S STILL BARKING....... I GUESS SHE IS JUST PROTECTING HER TERRITORY......

AURLIE.
I'VE REALLY BEEN ENJOYING THIS MONTHS PICTURES AND QUOTES...... TALKING ABOUT CHORES I'VE BEEN DOING THE SAME THING...... SEEMS I CAN NEVER CATCH UP... HAVE A NICE EVENING AND DON'T WORK TO HARD.. SPEAKING OF WEATHER OURS IS SUPPOSE TO WARM UP....

LESLIE.
SO TRUE I DO NEED RELIEF FROM THIS PAIN MOSTLY AT NIGHT......... GETTING UP EVERY COUPLE HOURS IS REALLY MAKING MY DAYS SLOWER WITH NO ENERGY...... TOMORROW I WILL TALK TO THE DOC ABOUT IT AND HOPEFULLY SHE CAN COME UP WITH SOMETHING.....

WELL LILY-BUG IS FINALLY SLOWING DOWN AND ONLY BARKING QUIETLY....... THAT OTHER DOG REALLY UPSET HER........ I THINK IT WAS BECAUSE HE CAME INTO OUR YARD...... TAKE CARE BOTH OF YOU..

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

SHERRE.


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11/18/17 6:47 P

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Hi ladies,
Sherre, Iím so sorry that you are in pain still. I so hope the doctor can find the right answer to give you some much needed relief. Your story of Lily Bug and her new balls made me smile too. She is such a beacon of light.

Aurlie, our weather is lovely too. Iím headed out for a walk soon. You have had a full day. I hope you donít work too long tonight.
Thank you Aurlie for your kind words about people making improvements in relationships. It takes patience and persistence, but sometimes the best can happen. I never give up hope, even with my most challenging relationships like my mom and brother.

We have a memorial service on Monday. It will be one more reason to be grateful for life. This gentleman lived a very full life, but he and his wife have been such wonderful spiritual leaders for Chris and me. They gave us such support through our church when our boys were young and my family was falling apart. They continued to support us through the years. Marion will be lost without Bob, but her faith, family and friend will carry her on, I know. Amazing people.

Well Iím off for my walk. Peace to you both tonight!!!

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Sherre, your post made me smile. Lily Bug is such a sweetie! She's so good for you. I hope your doctor finds a way to help you very soon. Take good care.

Leslie, your posts are so uplifting. It's good to hear of the strength of your family relationships. It gives me hope to hear of real people making improvements in their relationships.

We had lovely weather today. We went to a memorial service this morning and then had a quick bite for lunch. I did a bunch of chores while Mike rested this afternoon. I'll log back into my office this evening to do a little more work. I've got a lot to do.

Wishing everyone a great Saturday!

Let's walk!


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HELLO LADIES.
I JUST HAD A LONG POST AND LOST IT..........SO HERE I GO AGAIN........ I STILL HAVEN'T HEARD FROM THE DOC IN EDMONTON..... I SEE MY DOC HERE IN TOWN ON MONDAY..... WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING THAT WILL WORK FOR THIS PAIN.... SO FAR WE'RE STILL EXPERIMENTING....... I'M UP EVERY COUPLE HOURS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND THAT MAKES ME SO SLEEPY DURING THE DAY....

AURLIE.
IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE A DAY OFF.......... SO THAT MAKES IT A LONG WEEKEND FOR YOU....... BUT HAVING TO WORK FROM HOME DOESN'T REALLY MAKE IT LIKE A DAY OFF...... AT LEAST YOU GOT A WALK IN AND TOOK SOME PICTURES.

LESLIE.
IT'S GREAT YOU HAVE FOUND SOME TIME TO PLAN YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER..... I'M JUST GLAD OURS IS OVER AND DONE..... HOW AWESOME THAT BOTH BOYS AND THEIR FAMILIES WILL BE JOINING YOU AND CHRIS FOR DINNER...... VERY TRUE WITH THE ROADS THE WAY THEY ARE RIGHT NOW...... I WAS STRESSED OUT ALL THE WAY THERE... COMING HOME WASN'T AS BAD IN SOME PARTS.

WELL LILY-BUG KEEPS JUMPING UP ON THE CUPBOARD IN THE KITCHEN...... WE BOUGHT HER SOME TINY BALLS SHE LOVES AND SHE SEEN THEM AND WON'T LEAVE ME ALONE UNTIL I GIVE HER ONE..........

LIFE IS GREAT......... LET'S LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST!!

Edited by: SHERRY666 at: 11/18/2017 (16:24)
IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

SHERRE.


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