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  • #30889
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    In the US, today is Labor Day…which is ironic since among the largest industries is retail and those folks have to work… :dunno
    Anyway, for some alcoholics and addicts, end of summer picnics can be a stressor, especially in early recovery. It wasn’t tough for me back in the day, because I only drank on days that ended in “y”, :e058: so holidays were no tougher than any other day.
    So how’s everybody doing today?

    #159359
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    I got up at 5:30, I feel pretty good.

    #159360
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    I’ve been having a lot of thoughts of using lately. But, my oldest daughter was born on labor day10 years ago, and today is our last hurrah beach day. Then I’ll come off the beach, grab a frappuchino and head to my meeting where I can tell someone how I feel.

    #159356
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    Got up at 8 read my bible, prayed and am now having breakfast!! Feeling pretty darn good!!

    #159358
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    Well my good friend wants to treat me to shopping at the thrift store..she wants to go at 9 this morning. I have NO idea WHY so early but I am up and going to get ready!!
    Work your magic coffee!!!
    Also going to see my new sponsor at a meeting today!! Yeah I got a new sponsor! She lost her daughter in june to a heroin overdose..pretty neat lady..
    she can definitely realte to me!!
    gotta go..love north

    Happy Labor Day …even to the unemplyed …that would be me!

    #159363
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    Tough time on Labor Day? Not this year! On this day last year I was on my 3rd day of the worst cold turkey withdrawals I ever thought possible. Total free kin nightmare and I am so glad I am here today, a year later and free from them chains. I don’t know if I will ever use again. Some days I just want that lifestyle back of not having to think about my problems, but I am not willing to give up the good things I have received by remaining sober and drug free. Ive never felt more at peace with myself than I do today. Thanks S/R people. I found just enough help here to keep believing again.

    Dont work too much today,

    Alan

    #159357
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    I’m currently on vacation at the beach, and this is the first time we’ve been here on Labor Day. I thought we’d see a whole lot of party-like behavior, but so far, it’s been eerily quiet.

    The only reference made to us regarding drinking was earlier today when we booked a charter for Wednesday and were told, “The captain provides all but food & drink. If you want beer, we suggest you buy it the night before.”

    My guys are busy playing their second night of poker (a week-long tourney) and I’m getting ready to settle in and read my psychology assignment. All’s quiet on the Banks…

    Peace & Love,
    Sugah

    #159354
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    This wknd was the start of my worst time of year!:thumbsdow When it feels like everything is “ending” and we are so busy trying to get everything done before Winter sets in…especially when the time comes to cover our pool up with that nasty Winter cover!! That is when I begin feeling depressed and really have to try hard to stay focused and not let it consume me!!

    Anyone else feel that way this time of year?

    I sometimes think it is something left over from my childhood when this time of year signaled the end of summer and having to go back to {the dreaded} school!! I hated school!!

    Jane

    #159361
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    Jane, I absolutely feel that way. The sun slants a different way, life takes a different tone, days get shorter, blech!

    #159364
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    Labor Day wasn’t bad or good as I worked the whole day and felt like I missed out on life a little by doing so. Now that it’s a day later I feel the dread of the Holiday season starting to come on just a little.

    #159355
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    LOL ccgirl!! “Blech” totally describes how I feel too!! What with the cicadas making that God-awful sound 24/7 and it getting dark sooner…I have to wonder where the heck did Summer go so quickly?!!

    I am coping though…been too darn busy to even think about it with trying to get daughter packed and ready to go back to college.
    Take care!!
    Jane

    #159362
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    OMG the cicadas! If I could find them, I’d stomp on them, lol.

    Jane, you brought up another good labor day point. Packing a child up to college. How do you handle empty nest? Even if there are more kids are home, it must be a very bittersweet time. It’s a whole other labor day thing.

    Hey, thanks Bear, you’ve started me and Jane down the boo hoo road. I think I’ll go find some of those stupid cicadas and stomp em!

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