• MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 3 days, 8 hours ago

    36 deg in Budapest………zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………….I liked the part about the 27 days, @kaydee, you lil rockstar. This holiday of yours seems like a movie!! Man….’bet you’re fit az.

    • I’m getting fitter but the ol body is starting to suffer a bit. I’m going to have to suck it up and keep going tho. Can’t sightsee sitting down. 😃

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 3 days, 10 hours ago

    Hiya @mcat. You’re sure welcome to please stick with us, here.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 3 days, 10 hours ago

    There’s surely no denying the ripple effect of that inextricable GRIEF. Condolences to that child’s family and dearest ones, such as yourself @Ro. So sorry.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Be it one way or another, @Meinz. Agreed.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Clean sheets can make all the world ‘alright’ again, @song-bird (pretty sure all our Mums would agree). As for that lady in the wine-isle…your tearful outburst may well have had her reconsidering her choice right there & then? Heh..awww….kidding aside, I think we’ve all had the unexpected public burst of one kind or another. Best outcome yet, you didn’t fall prey to purchasing a bottle or 3, yourself! Bloomin’ well done.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Thanks, @JM. Pretty sure a few birds had their feathers ruffled, that’s about it. The Kermadecs lie about a thous ks off to the NE coast. Boy, you’ve got your finger on the pulse πŸ™‚

  • Dear @Lee@, bless yer heart, sista!!! x

    • Blessed it is @malibustacey! And it’s flying around as light as can be! The rest of me feels like lead as I just finished a very busy night at work but the clock has struck 100 or won-hundred and I am suddenly reinspired! Thank you my friend!!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Mornin’, @Lee@. Yeah…can’t say I actually have one yet. I’m pretty fond of my music. Will keep you posted.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Ta da, @happymoods. Such sweet sober sleeps!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Enjoyyyyy the viewwwww @kaydee. Yeah, nah…on getting a pebble-butt. Dig that sturdy 18 days!!!!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    On point! @Lee@. No more fargin’ fires. Hiya. xo

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Oregon…one of the homes of m’heart, @WakingOwl. Sounds as though it’s becoming one of yours, too. What a great day to be sober. Godspeed.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hi @SerenityRiver. I like your name.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    You’re on the road, @Miss.Maddie. For real. πŸ™‚

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    I love your little emoticons, @mmskinny. Curiously cute!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Breathe it all in, at Prudence! That place will never leave you ~ you sound wonderful!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Such a wonderful achievement, @Winner. That’s a great chunk of living sober!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Good morning, @Deester. You count the most!!!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    I love that kid already!! What a delightful project, @teenybronco. Good luck putting a name to it. Heh. I get it and, I’m positive the series will reach far & wide. What a fantastic motivator as you discard alcohol from your equation. (And, thank you for asking, I’m very well. Incredibly glad to say, none of my past or current tribulations are any longer exacerbated by alcohol.)

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi again, @LouisKVincent. This has some SOLID suggestions, if you think it might help. https://lyingminds.sixboats.co.nz/2019/06/02/what-to-actually-do-and-why/

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Ohh…@WakingOwl….you’re rich with all these wonderful experiences. Ahhhh sisters !! There’s so much more in store…enjoy that Crater Lake. Dying to ask where you placed your tattoo, I’m sure you’ll fill us in. So refreshing to see that magic day count today!!

  • G’day @Lee@. Thinkin’ of ya during this tender time in farewells to your beloved cousin. No doubt this week has been fairly full-on? We’ll hear from you soon. x

    • Ditto. Hi Lee. Day 90 today if I’ve counted correctly. I hope things are ok with you.

      • How incredibly heartwarming it is to wake to this today. Thank you @MalibuStacey, @DaveH, & @timidwarrior for your kind words and for thinking of me. The little girl in the photograph that I chose for this website last year is a random picture that I’d found of her dancing amongst a crowd of at the big Woodstock concert in the 60’s. I immediately fell in love with this photo as she looks so happy and free. That’s how I feel and am now, for the most part and thoughts are, so is my cousin after some years of battling cancer. I’m feeling happy and sad at the same time. Not looking forward to driving in rough weather today to attend the funeral but it’s a pin prick in comparison to other life experiences that I’ve had, mainly what it’s taken to get sober. The last time I saw this cousin was at a funeral for another one, that had died from cancer and addiction. I was sober at the time, had been for months and she was so very proud of me. She’d lost both parents to alcohol related deaths and alcoholism is widespread in our families but she was spared of it. I was elated to wake up sober today and even more so to recognize the fact that this never has to end. 30 days if fine, been here before many times but what really excites me is not the number, it’s the heartfelt fact that alcohol no longer rules my existence and I am carrying out this enlightened life as a result. I feel balanced, secure, confident, whole and also very fortunate to have found you all here and to have my sound group of sober friends that I’ve made through the years in AA. Ironically, the person who first introduced me to AA 17 years ago was a lovely lady from NZ who had been living in the US for years and got sober here. We’ve been great friends ever since and now I’m thinking the whole lot of you are equally as wonderful! Can this be? πŸ™‚ I will find out soon enough as I am planning a trip there next year sometime and hope to have the pleasure of meeting some of you in person. This sober…[Read more]

        • 90 days. Gah. Where’s what? Was half asleep when I posted that. Also the “pin prick” I’d mentioned is just the drive there. The rest is going to be hard.

        • What a beautiful post, it makes my heart feel so happy for you lovely! Would be awesome to meet you when you come to New Zealand ❤️ Take care x

        • Thinking of you @lee….

    • I hope you are doing ok, look after yourself lovely ❤️

    • Good thought, Stacey. Let me add my name to the those wishing you well, @lee.

      • Thanks @Tom! I just realized that I posted I had 30 days instead of 90 haha. Did say that the day count is not so important but in a sense it is, as it proves to ourselves and others that this can be done.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hiya, @LouisKVincent. Good point. I think we all agree, knowledge is power in this game. We’re pretty fortunate to have some pretty extraordinary members here with quite a few years under their belts ~ not least of all, Mrs D, herself. Her Blog section here is brilliant. Also, fellow-member DaveH is nothing less than genius, in my estimation. Not only is he an active member here in the member’s feed, but he generously gifts our members with uploads of his books. You might just find ‘Alcohol in a Nutshell’ a superb launch-point, your DIAMOND, in fact. DaveH (aka Stan West). https://lyingminds.sixboats.co.nz/links/

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hello, @LouisKVincent. Good to have you here.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    What a dear sweet child , @teenybronco. Something verrry special, I suspect. Hiya.

    • How kind of you to say so, @malibustacey I’m actually doing a series on growing up in the midwest in the 70’s – the outdoors, the freedom, the innocence. So, self-portrait. πŸ™‚ Maybe part of my journey is rediscovering that kid. I know that my desire to do my own work (not just teach, come home, and open up a bottle) is a big motivator in this endeavor to become AF. How are you doing today?

      • I love that kid already!! What a delightful project, @teenybronco. Good luck putting a name to it. Heh. I get it and, I’m positive the series will reach far & wide. What a fantastic motivator as you discard alcohol from your equation. (And, thank you for asking, I’m very well. Incredibly glad to say, none of my past or current tribulations are any longer exacerbated by alcohol.)

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Hiya @Sober4real….(I think you’ve got a ‘hypo-” thyroidism?) ‘condition’ brought on my Hashimoto’s/Graves disease?? Not sure we ever talked about ‘it’ that much, but last we did, your new doc prescribed t3 Cytomel to speed you up??) Uh oh…what’s going on now?? Too much dairy (butter/fats/eggs)…something like that? Don’t suppose you got around to checkin out Anthony William’s book Thyroid Healing, yet? M’heart goes out to ya. And, of course certain food/fake food will set off viral triggers…..grumble. Not fair. Above all what just sounded like a scolding ~ you are actually a greater picture of health without alcohol in the equation. Heal easy, sista.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    You rugged individuals, you…@Ro. (Yeah, I kind’a like the wild, too)

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Hi @Unna.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Well, hello there, @amym. My, how you’ve changed already ~

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Isn’t it just so bloody sickening, after a while, having your main focus drinking?!! Thank Gawd, from now on your main focus is not drinking. We’re behind you all the way, @NK. Power to your TRUE DAY 1.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    What a helpful feature, @MrsD. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of who’s who in the zoo, especially with all our different handles. The new feature enhances the ‘connection’ aspect even further. Thank you so much for continual commitment to LS. What a labour of love. We’re blessed, really. xo

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Hiya, @Phantom309. Welcome here.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    G’day @amym. How’ru goin’?

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    100!!!!!!!!!!!! @Aprilsfool. You’re even gettin’ us excited!! Hey….that’s wonderful.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    hehheh….(pssst….sex pistols….pass it on…) ha. Love it, @mrssippy

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Hiya @teenybronco. Someone’s usually on the site, somewhere around the world. How was your day (at school?)

    • Thanks, MalibuStacey! How are you? I appreciate the check-in. So helpful to know that there are live humans around the world to check in with! School was all right. I kept busy with chores after work and took dinner to a friend who is close to going into hospice. Even though that was hard, seeing her dealing with end-of-life issues with such strength and grace gave me some inspiration. I’m home now. There is no booze in the house. The witching hour is past, and I think I can make it to bed. So ends Day One.

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Hi @happymoods. What’s your cold water exposure routine like?

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Stormy, alright @Ro. Tryin’ to ‘get into it’, m’self. Yeah right ~ May sunshine glisten through the rain on this very day… and all that shit. ha

    • Ro replied 2 weeks ago

      I find it refreshing lol like right now I’m sitting outside having my break. Hardy living down south 👇💪😜

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Hiya @kaydee. I need my glasses. Looks like you slept like a poop. Heh…ahhhh, hey. What places you’ve seen!!! It sure is sweet to read how well you’re going. I can’t wait to hear where you’re going next. xo

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    It’s gets more amazing every day, @MrsFinallyFree. You’re goin’ great these past wks!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    @Sober4real, what a cool thing to say, thank you. Aww..everyone’s story is so incredibly different from the next ~ we all really need this forum to share & support each other. The LS website is a stroke of genius and it actually works. “Mrs D’s” labour of love….she deserves a medal. A Queen’s Service Medal, while we’re at it. I think the world of you too! How’ru goin’ with the ol’ booz-er-onie thing anyway?? Have much ‘pull’ these days?

    • hahaha yes! Mrs. D deserves a medal alright! I’m great – going into my 8th month here. Very happy to be sober knowing a bit of what to expect since I’ve done this before once for 5 years. I look forward to more growth this time, know the areas I need to work on…my strengths and my weaknesses. Thank goodness we all have different stories to share with one another. There is always something on this site bound to snap you out of whatever is going on with you or to add positives to your day. πŸ™‚

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Foreward-ho, @Shez. Rockin’ the Queenie’s bday wkend with that two plus weeks thing. Well, it’s one of her birthdays, etc. Working out has got to be one of the top elixirs to a smooth day. Even if your legs are munted, you sure got right idea πŸ™‚

    • Exercise has always been part of my life for the past 10 years, many a training day was on a hangover though, so much easier without one!!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi @Nika. Hope you get to have a good look around this website. It’s really well laid-out and just such a pretty incredible place to come ~ hiya

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Aren’t all those situations where we would ‘normally drink’ soo noticeable now, @MrsFinallyFree?! Uncomfortable, even. It’s like the white elephant in the room and we’re the only ones seeing it. Our brains chemistry does heal over time, as long as we don’t put alcohol into our system. Your day count is climbing so well. Your brother will have noticed a cool change in you, for sure. Powerful stuff.

    • Thank you! Yes he made comment several times. In fact my daughter and him said they’ll see how long I’ll last with being sober. That was like a knife in the heart. Gathered myself pretty quickly which was unusual but great! He felt uncomfortable when I started dancing round the room at breakfast to our favorite childhood disco song. He said …. and your sober?! He felt too uncomfortable to join in without his lubricator. Pretty cool 😎

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi, @Lee@. Bless your beautiful heart. I’ll be thinking of you this week. Lot’s of love ~

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    You’re as fit as a fit thing, @kaydee. On all fronts!

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    (Heh, @enzedgirl. Now you tell me. lol.) xooxoxxooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo

  • MalibuStacey posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Thnx, @Liberty. Phenomenally phenomenal you spelled phenomenal. x

  • G’mornin’ friends. Well, sure do have some pals keeping an eye on things around here, I do. Thank you all for dropping a line yesterday in support of my 100 year anniversary. Now, if that ain’t love?! Now, a year + a day feels far more civilized. That ‘year’ was some undertaking, alrighty. Actioning alcohol out of the equation is right up there with my “best-choice(s)” I’ve made in life, so far. Pretty sure you ‘get’ the picture. I’m still ‘getting’ the picture & sharpening my blades every day. Is what we do ~

    • Oh I missed it. Congratulations on a year @malibustacey, phenomenal!

    • LOL the first year FEELS like 100 years 😊❤️

    • Yep! Showin’ you some luv @Malibustacey!

    • Gosh missed it to @malibustacey so to not living in the past happy 1 year and 1 day bloody awesome. I am at 60 days today only another 305 to go but putting on my armour each day to fight for this amazing sober life no matter how hard the journey.

    • Missed your year soberversary, well earned. keep on, girl.

    • Holy moly that’s fantastic Malibu!!! Congratulations, I’m so pleased for you.

    • Won year plus one! xo

    • Sorry I missed the big 365 days, I won’t miss next years! Big congratulations and well done!

    • @malibustacey so happy for you ONE YEAR!!! YES! We were so burnt out on drinking – it’s a new freedom and a new world to be sober isn’t it? I appreciate your story, your positive comments, sense of humor and how you seem to empower others just by being yourself. Congratulations!!!

      • @Sober4real, what a cool thing to say, thank you. Aww..everyone’s story is so incredibly different from the next ~ we all really need this forum to share & support each other. The LS website is a stroke of genius and it actually works. “Mrs D’s” labour of love….she deserves a medal. A Queen’s Service Medal, while we’re at it. I think the world of you too! How’ru goin’ with the ol’ booz-er-onie thing anyway?? Have much ‘pull’ these days?

        • hahaha yes! Mrs. D deserves a medal alright! I’m great – going into my 8th month here. Very happy to be sober knowing a bit of what to expect since I’ve done this before once for 5 years. I look forward to more growth this time, know the areas I need to work on…my strengths and my weaknesses. Thank goodness we all have different stories to share with one another. There is always something on this site bound to snap you out of whatever is going on with you or to add positives to your day. πŸ™‚

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