• So excited. Found an awesome cast iron grittle to put on my BBQ. I was going to get a whole table but found this instead. It weighs a tonne but I wanted something to put my big Dutch oven on that would hold the charcoal in place on the top and the bottom of the pot. I love to BBQ and it is a hobby I love. I am always collecting BBQ and BBQ…[Read more]

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    That’s a real coincidence. That is very near where I went to treatment and my favourite councillor is from Bear River. A wonder, amazing lady.

  • Good morning from rainy Nova Scotia. Having the morning java and a little peace before the household wakes up. It is now my favourite time of day. Actually it always was my favourite I just forgot for a few decades. Haha. Have a lovely weekend friends.

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Haha. Would have been waaaay worse if I was drinking @morgan! I don’t imagine I would have responded quite so quickly.

  • Well I went and broke my house again! I turned on a faucet and then heard what sounded like an indoor water feature coming down the inside of the walls. Now I am the absolute worst person to be home during these kind of moments. Haha. I called my partner at work “How do I shut the water off”! Ok got that sorted. Then I went immediately to the…[Read more]

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Yes ours does the best out of some number as well. I will talk to the union about that

  • What to do with this new day? I was feeding the pups this am and thinking I always thought of that as a chore. It is not feeling like a chore anymore just a normal morning in a normal household. Always being hung over made it a chore.

    I have to start considering what next year will look like at school. I am considering going back 50% but…[Read more]

    • Can you get some advice about the pension issue, so you know what’s what? With ours, it depends how close you are to retirement, as they take the best three years of the last 10.

    • Yes ours does the best out of some number as well. I will talk to the union about that

    • Good for you for starting to look ahead @gilligan5323. So great that you have arranged it so that you are in a sober place now, decisions will be a million times more rationale!!!

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I’m a trumpet player. That totally explains the addiction to alcohol! Haha. That sounds like a fabulous concert. The French Horn takes great ears. Best challenge ever. Congratulations!

  • A new fresh Spring day in the Maritimes. What shall I do today? I am happy to have the choice to decide what to do because I am not sick as a dog. I will get the pups on the trail for sure. Waverly’s leg is healing nicely now finally. She didn’t like it when I left her behind the last two weeks because she wasn’t healed. Today we can go play.…[Read more]

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Ooo another 🎼 musician. What do you play?

    • French horn. Only been playing 18 months, but we have this wonderful open access, but aspiring to the best standards we can, orchestra here, so even as such a beginner, I get to play wonderful music and with many excellent players. And because our conductor is such a charismatic and amazing man, he gets top professionals to play with us as part of…[Read more]

      • I’m a trumpet player. That totally explains the addiction to alcohol! Haha. That sounds like a fabulous concert. The French Horn takes great ears. Best challenge ever. Congratulations!

  • There seems to be a lot of angst on the feed today so I think I will just send hugs and good thoughts to all of you. xxxxx

    • oxoxoxox Ohhh thanks heaps!!! I’ll take all of the hugs I can get! I’ve been watching Queer Eye on Netflix ever since @Mrs. D recommended it, and boy has it been sweet and healing. I just envy them when they do all those hugs, lol. I want one from the Fab 5 as well!!! 🙂

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Love the last line! Must try and remember that one. So happy for you!

  • The bull dog I have been babysitting is going home today. He is sweet but very, very noisy! He is also very demanding. He keeps stealing my chair. Haha. It’s been fun but time for you to go home mister! My Golden was put on anti- anxiety meds yesterday. Oh dear. She is healing but has a deep muscle infection that will take a long time on a…[Read more]

    • I’m envious re: the dogs. I want a dog sooooo bad. My husband is against having one. He’s going to have to go.
      Glad to hear your life is getting better and happier!

    • @gilligan5323 I would love a dog too but I sleep in on the weekends because of my thyroid and then gone at work. I don’t want to leave a doggy by themselves that much. My Mom has two and so I go get my fill of love from them whenever possible. Hope Waverly gets to feeling better. xoxox

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I love Alton Brown shows

  • Off to the vet this am with my Golden. She had a biopsy done and has been living with chronic deep muscle infection for two years and they have only just discovered the problem. My poor pup. Long term antibiotics for her. At least they finally figured it out.

    I guess I finally figured me out too. Long term chronic alcohol abuse. No…[Read more]

    • Hugs to you, and to your Goldie. I’m glad they’ve finally found out what’s going on and she feels much better soon. Mine is a furry, naughty delight! And yes, no booze makes us feel much better too xx

    • Poor pup! At least now you know where it’s all going.

  • I just got home from a second trip to town. I really like the feeling of getting in my car and going whenever I like. Usually I would have had a few beer in me by 4pm and going to town was not an option. Feels like freedom.

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    The tracker is called Dailyo I believe. I will check for sure. It’s funny because I saw my psychologist today and she asked me to track my moods.

  • gilligan5323 posted an update 2 months ago

    Good morning. All is good here and Spring is definitely on here on the East coast. Enjoying walking the trails again. They are still full of ice but can be managed if I am careful.

    I found a helpful tool. I downloaded a mood tracker. I am hoping to spot patterns in my moods/cravings. I think every bit of information can help. I am feeling…[Read more]

    • oxxooxxo Good morning!! Uhh I like that mood tracker!! You’re absolutely right, every bit of information can help. Sometimes when I feel low I am really just hungry or tired…those are two big ones. But I forget….and then feel all pissed off/sad/angry/scared/lonely…well one good meal and 8 hours of sleep….voila….all is well. I wish…[Read more]

    • Ahhh the joy of Mud Season! Right with you enjoying this budding spring.

    • Lee@ replied 2 months ago

      Hey @Gilligan there’s a book titled- Alcohol in A Nutshell, that you can download for free, that describes how cravings are created and how to banish them for good. I just read it and found it incredibly helpful.

    • A mood tracker is such a great idea!!! I need to do that as well. Suggestions??

    • Oohh what’s the name of the mood tracker?!

    • The tracker is called Dailyo I believe. I will check for sure. It’s funny because I saw my psychologist today and she asked me to track my moods.

    • Sounding good, @gilligan5323. Quirky, why do you want to track your mood? And, there’s a generic app which tells you? Heh. Did I miss something here?

  • gilligan5323 posted an update 2 months ago

    Another day. Thank you so much for the comments yesterday. It is really encouraging to have help with all of this. I am so fortunate in life. I think Inwill stop sweating the small stuff and just enjoy being.

    Went out for sushi Saturday night and had a blast. No booze involved by anyone. Had the parents over for turkey yesterday (Sun).…[Read more]

    • ❤️❤️

    • So oood to have fun without drugs 🙂 So hard to listen to those wrapped up in their ‘conditions’ without it though 🙁 🙁 But easier to be patient when straight. So sad to end up in that place…

  • gilligan5323 posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    No I am n a good space. I am enjoying my new found freedom.

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