First Response thinking

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Registered: 04-01-2005
First Response thinking
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Sat, 03-14-2009 - 9:06am

Hi ladies,


My morning has been a little chaotic and I swear my first response at stinking 8:00 am (after 7 weeks of sobriety)

 

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Registered: 08-26-2007
Sat, 03-14-2009 - 9:28am

I work as a counselor in a men's correctional facility. I'm not

LG
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Registered: 04-01-2005
Sat, 03-14-2009 - 10:30am

Thank you.

 

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Registered: 12-17-2001
Sat, 03-14-2009 - 12:14pm

Hi Frances,


Sheesh, your stress plate is overloaded.

Castaway


A Friend in Recovery


Paul

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Registered: 09-15-2005
Sat, 03-14-2009 - 1:31pm

You certainly do have a lot on your plate right now.

 

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Registered: 04-01-2005
Sat, 03-14-2009 - 2:22pm

Paul,


I've never thought of NOT DRINKING as beings something on my list of things to accomplish today.

 

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Registered: 01-17-2009
Sat, 03-14-2009 - 8:17pm
Hey Frances-you know the really cool thing about your frantic stress filled day? When the parents showed up for pics, you weren't drunk! Trust me if you had been they would have remembered that more than a messy porch:). After many years of freaking about how my house looked, I started noticing my reactions to other people's houses. When I see a mess, I think "oh, thank goodness, they aren't one of those perfect people" and I can relax and get to know them or enjoy seeing them. I hope your daughter has/had a wonderful time at prom and does well at the SAT. Give yourself major pats on the back for not opening that beer! Everytime you say no to alcohol, it makes it a little bit easier to say no the next time.
Good luck!
Doing ok
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Registered: 12-28-2007
Sun, 03-15-2009 - 7:45am

I liked what you said about it taking alot of energy to be SANE....that is for sure!


Hope you got thru the day...what I have found in my sobriety...is that I get all worked up about stuff and then it is FINE...nothing I ever THINK is going to happen, happens...its very baffling.....so when I get in a tizzy...I try to remember that NOTHING is going to happen as I'm imagining it is going to happen....and then of course realizing...this too shall pass.


You are using tools...like US and the 12 step book and you are being open minded to change...and you HAVENT given up...that takes courage and strength....


Everytime you get thru another "chaotic" day or situation...you get stronger...and that helps to build some pride into your sobriety!


Missy
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Registered: 05-14-2003
Sun, 03-15-2009 - 10:39am

Frances, I agree w/ what others have already said.

                               

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Registered: 04-01-2005
Sun, 03-15-2009 - 2:59pm

The prom went well.

 

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Registered: 12-28-2007
Mon, 03-16-2009 - 5:06am

you said - I

Missy

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