• MsLSober posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Tim, Fri night St Annes canceled. All service position holders had a conscience meeting via conference call.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi @jen40, I am going tomorrow at 6.30 in St Martins.

    • This was the one I had in mind. If you see someone looking a bit lost that will be me. Hope to see you tonight.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    Great plan, will chat to Hubby when he returns from Thailand. Beautiful Sunny Nelson, anywhere around there is fabulous.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    That’s a great idea. We touched down In Dempasar, Bali an hour ago, have been waiting in the que at the airport ever since. Hubby has booked the most amazing hotel, Ramanda or something like that. The difference travelling sober, is well, I am sober, usually, I would get wasted on the plane, almost fall off it and then drink all the duty free. Wow times have changed. Am sober and present and aware. Bloody excited.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 12 months ago

    Buggar, I would love to meet you, but we fly out on the 2nd to Bali and @mullycatnz I think is also away. Poohs.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 12 months ago

    Thanks very much @emjaycee, and oh my word, what a delicious wee family you have, your girls and wife are just devine, your a lucky man and your home is just stunning, and your both so talented. Was a real treat to be a part of @prudence 4th soberversary, what an amazing, high achieving we winner. @weeraca good for you for all your efforts to come and join in, and you too @oceania, was lovely to have some time to really connect with you. Lovely to meet @mullycatnz who is now probably at Saturday morning spot, and @begoodtomyself yummy chocolate cake. A bunch of interesting, talented, creative and inspiring people.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Missing person lol. We have just returned from another epic sober adventure in the motorhome, we had a night in Hanmer and then headed over to the West Coast, via Reefton for a couple of nights, such a stunning drive, with beautiful waterfalls, lots of one way bridges and staggeringly stunning vista’s, very different, to North and South. Arrived home last night after stopping in at hubbys restaurant, we rang and ordered so our dinner was ready when we got there, oh and salted caramel cheesecake for dessert. Sober, clear headed, present, anything is possible, we are all our own unique proof of that. Day 731 plus 9 months plus 10years. 2 weeks until Bali, my energy is light and free, the opposite of when drinking. If you are struggling, I promise you this, booze won’t make things better, it’s a false hope, a trap, a lie, choose life. Leave the toxic poison behind you and in your past. Save your money, and nuture yourself with it instead.

    • Hiya. I’m actually plodding along nicely. First weekend with no booze for a while. Got some counselling under way had a massage today. How are you doing @morgan. XXX

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    As always, a lovely catchup. Such a blessing. Looking forward to the next one. X

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    @wildchild you go girl, Love all of this authentic deliciousness. Your rocking life. Making the most of it. Challenges and all. I am 2 years in just over 2 weeks and am travelling overseas again too, I LOVE total immersion in another culture. Enjoy every morsel of your experience and the accompanying growth and wisdom. Home crew, Love it.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    @mrs-d could you please hook me up with email with @weeraca? Tia.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi @weeraca AA is one of the tools in my recovery toolbox. More than happy to go with you. Ask Mrs D to hook us up via email if you like

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi, we will be in Bali, leaving on the 2nd of August. Absolutely love Hanmer though, hubs has a friend their, we have been twice this year already and may go this weekend. So great to get away. Enjoy all of you who go. Pure soul food.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Fabulous. Sobriety is the gift that keeps on giving, and in so many unforeseen ways. Hope you enjoyed your Sunday.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Yay, I love it when my girl and her team have a great game. So uplifting for them. Enjoy the Royal Wedding, something different for sure.

  • I am sitting in the coolest cafe in Addington. Retropolitan. Epic netball game. Stunning weather. Dauggter has a sleepover at her friends. Tge old me would drink more. THE new me us hanging to watch tge royal wedding. Hubs off to Thailand on Monday. Absolutely love being sober. Great meeting last night followed by connecting at a cafe afterwards. Had the best facial yesterday with microdermabrasion and vit c and a infused oil and mask. All with mobey saved from not drinking. Off to hirse riding now. Have a great day sober superstars.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hey buddy, CGHS starts in year 9 and is zoned. Hubs has a house in the zone so still an option. Open day next Tuesday. Hubs is gping to Thailand on Monday. Aarrgghh. Have a tour booked with st Margarets but not till june 5th due to D being on Thailand. Nice small class numbers at St Margarets. D’s neice went there and not a great tale to tell.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Well done on keeping up the self care and what a lovely spot you are sitting in, in your stressless chair comfy and nice looking, did you know that there design is patented and offers the best lumbar support, more self care. Did you call hummingbird to find out their process for removing the caffine from their beans? I got some more coffee for my nespresso and all decaf but made sure 1st that no nasty chemicals were added to remove the caffine as that is worse than the caffine itself, not all decaf is equal, bloody hell it’s a science to know what we are consuming and I no longer take peoples word for things, I do the research myself, I even rang the company that made my water filter to make sure it removes the chlorine as this wasn’t a given either, it does 99.9999% Visited Rangiruru yesterday, I am absolutely gob smacked by how professional it all is. I am certain that a single sex school is the way to go for daughter but will visit St Margarets and CGHS 1st. Have a great day hopefully in the warm.

    • Thanks @mslsober, I haven’t done my homework into the decaf yet. How’s the school hunt going?

      • Hey buddy, CGHS starts in year 9 and is zoned. Hubs has a house in the zone so still an option. Open day next Tuesday. Hubs is gping to Thailand on Monday. Aarrgghh. Have a tour booked with st Margarets but not till june 5th due to D being on Thailand. Nice small class numbers at St Margarets. D’s neice went there and not a great tale to tell.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Thanks @trace. I hope you are having a lovely day up on Auckland. Sober rocks aye.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    My son just washed my car in and out and him and I are going on a Mother/son date He is taking me out for dinner for the 1st time ever. Love and service and gifts are in abundance here. I feel truly honoured today. A long hard road to get here. Daughter has just left for a trip to Hanmer.

  • Happy Mother’s day to us all. I was delivered salmon bacon mushroom and eggs with a bagel in bed. Along with a bunch of stunning lillies. Then I go upstairs and to my great surprise lol was gifted my very first solid gold belcher chain necklace woth love heart clasp worth more than my car. This is another dream come true for me. It wasn’t always like this, I still remember being a struggling single Mum. I am a little overwhelmed right now

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Wahooooo Happy SOBER Mothers Day @Enzedgirl and a great example we are indeed. Hope you are honoured today as the precious and special Mum that you are. Go team SOBER, fuck off Booze, outcha ya go. Hello life creating not reacting.

  • What a week. Researching private schools, Gold necklace and Hubs picks up his brand new truck this morning after netball and before horse riding. Omfg. Had the lovliest catchup with @begoodtomyself yesterday. We walked her gawjus doggies drank lovely decaf coffee and ate the most delicious healthy slice like bounty bar chocolate. It was so nuturing. I loved it. AA meeting last night. Super sober company. I Love it. Right off for an adventure in the Colorado.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    You are such a talented lady on so many levels.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Well done on 4 nights, that is a great effort. My 1st weekend I spent resting and watching movies about recovery and reading books about it too. Just filled my head with new tools to help me stay off the toxic poison that was stealing my time and life. Baths, scented candles, treat non alcohol drinks.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    You are doing great. Feels so freeing. Athelstan St meeting is full of long term sobriety. Congrats on the nicotine too, it’s super duper.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Great to see you, being sober is just so empowering. Go you!

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi, experience (folk who have been where you are) Strength (folk who have managed to get and maintain sobriety) Hope, that you can do it too, through seeing those who are doin it.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Thanks @begoodtomyself it’s the freakiest thing. Didn’t know this was going to happen. It has triggered lots of memories. He had corporate seats at Jade Stadium and he used ti schoomze clients. His business paid for all the booze etc and once he said no to me when I asked for another wine, I was very obviously getting drunk, well I stormed off and up to the bar and bought my own drink. That must have been very embarrassing for him. OOPS.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Congrats, the best decision ever to put the booze down. Hope you treat yourself today to something special to acknowledge youself and efforts.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Oooh all the best for the best possible outcome for you. Isn’t the weather amazeballs. Enjoy. Sober is just so dam sexy! Hehe.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Thanks @prudence, all great things to reflect on. How awesome also to acknowledge him for his integrity, well financial anyways, and I need to remember that this must be scary for him too, and he is doing this to offer his bio daughter the best education possible. Yes hubby and I are far from perfect, but it’s very special and precious. What a sneak getting the necklace, I had almost forgotten about it as it cost more than what my car in insured for. When I take a step back, I can’t beleive how life has unfolded, who would have ever thought, I would be meeting Ex to discuss St Andrews for daughter, not me, never on a million years.

  • Oh lordy, I am meeting daughter’s bio Dad today, haven’t seen him for 4 years, and I was still in the grips of active addiction then, a mere shadow of who I am today, I am a sober an empowered woman,. I am doing this for my daughter, to discuss sending her to an elite private school. A bit scary/exciting/freaky. I have a massage booked for straight after our meeting, to nuture myself. In other news, dam it, I was putting away some washing last night and I found hidden in a draw, that stunning gold necklace I showed hubby, he must have gone and got it for me, now to act all surprised. Day 662 for me plus 9 months plus 10 years. Big shout out to all you parents being a living example of sobriety and dealing with feelings everyday.

    • The meeting will be fantastic @MsLSober and you will feel an empowered woman, and you will feel proud of who you are. He will be very impressed with you, and you will be very grateful for his integrity as a Dad and that might be a nice thing to say to him.
      Such a lucky woman you are, loved to bits by your dear partner. This ex will be jealous xoxo

      • Thanks @prudence, all great things to reflect on. How awesome also to acknowledge him for his integrity, well financial anyways, and I need to remember that this must be scary for him too, and he is doing this to offer his bio daughter the best education possible. Yes hubby and I are far from perfect, but it’s very special and precious. What a sneak getting the necklace, I had almost forgotten about it as it cost more than what my car in insured for. When I take a step back, I can’t beleive how life has unfolded, who would have ever thought, I would be meeting Ex to discuss St Andrews for daughter, not me, never on a million years.

    • How exciting, hope it goes well @mslsober xox

      • Thanks @begoodtomyself it’s the freakiest thing. Didn’t know this was going to happen. It has triggered lots of memories. He had corporate seats at Jade Stadium and he used ti schoomze clients. His business paid for all the booze etc and once he said no to me when I asked for another wine, I was very obviously getting drunk, well I stormed off and up to the bar and bought my own drink. That must have been very embarrassing for him. OOPS.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Sounds fantastic @prudence, and even better that it’s with your precious daughter. Enjoy, I just rememnbered Hubs will be in Thailand, that’s all good though, still keen.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Great location it’s just down the Rd. Thursday’s we go to hubs restaurant for dinner, could come after that. Last Thursday we went to a beatles tribute night. I love being sober and present and aware at these gigs.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Awesome @trace anything is possible when sober. Good for you. Very exciting.

  • What’s new? Huuby bought a brand new car on Tuesday. Arrives early this week. A Holden Colorado Ute. Love the ability to tow and throw stuff on the back. Hubs and daughter are baking muffins together, a beautiful sight. Booze ya lose. Money, memory, self respect, health, precious time…….

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi @mullycat I would been keen. What day? Love a sober night out and a wee boogie.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Awe sorry to hear about your Wesley, cool name by the way, such a big thing for the kids to experience. How empowering to go through this sober. What a hero. Have a great walk with your cool friend in your stunning city with hopefully lovely weather. So much to love.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Awesome. Early means better parking and all done and dusted nice and early.

  • Hi team, stunning day here, and a shout out to all you Mum’s and Dad’s that are running their kids around to Winter Saturday Sport, off to Netball for us, and this year, the game is a whole hour later than last year Yay, then horse riding for daughter, it’s a great day to be sober, hangover free, guilt free, completely aware of what I did last night which was an AA meeting, great to see you @tim, did you know the guy sitting next to me at the cafe, is my cousin, right better get my netball Mom hat on.

    • I’m already down at the courts for Miss 8’s very early game! But being AF means the early start was not a problem and, unlike last year, there was no screaming at the kids to get them out the door on time- in fact we were early!! Have a great day x

    • Great work both of you! I see I was fortunate that the games began sooooo friggen early for the younger ones, and both mine played soccer, then off to dance, then the frantic clean, garden, prepare for the week stuff, too scared to drink much. I was too weak a specimen to manage both. Never realised what a great thing my incapacity was!

    • Netball and violin here. Love it when you get past the 8am/9am games! So fricking cold! It’s like 20 degrees colder at the netball courts! xx

    • Lovely activities and so much LIFE happening all around you….love this!!!
      You make this possible for yourself, well done!
      oxoxox

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Yahooooo, sounds like loads of fun, connection and nuturing. And a stunning day to greet us. And a beautiful countryside. What’s not to like. Enjoy.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Yes I do, but can be pretty flexible. Meeting bio Dad next week, eeeeeek.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    I am amazed by St Andrews, the options for year 9-13 are next level. Both bio Dad abd hubby have houses in Strowan so zoning wont be an issue. We could move into Hubbys place which is a 2 min walk from their. I have to say, bio Dad has big balls making this call, he is very rich and she is his only child so why not. There will be no change from $100k. To him, thats jellybeans. Must be time to dress up in our new clothes and go dancing, sober. Sexy!.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hopefully you can fit some self care in today. Being as gentle as you can with yourself. How epic and mighty that booze didnt feature as a possibility. You deserve a huge treat.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Oh you are rocking sober living. Enjoy your fashion parade. Great score. Great feeling.

  • What a week! Was lovely to catch up with @morgan the other day. Very timely. You never know what’s goibg to happen in life. Mobday I was tinkering about doing the usual and out of the blue, I get an email from daughters bio Dad. Haven’t geard from him for 3 or 4 years. Cant even remember the last time. Anyway he asked if I woukd allow him input into daughter’s highschool. The condensed version is he has offered to pay for her to go to one of the most elite schools on Christchurch. The fees are $20,900 per year. Omfg. St Andrews. I mentioned him onsite the other day, the guy I met on the dating site. Well he is a sgallow guy but give credit where its due, he has paid for her upbringing 4 times what some of my friends get from tgeir kids Dad. He has financial integrity. We are meeting next week to discuss. In other news, hubs and I went out gor dinner last night and then to watch his friend who plays on a band, they did a beatles tribute, it was fantastic and I sat on one water all night. Hubs commented pn how cheap I am to take out now. No booze sedating for me. Sober is the new sexy baby.

    • ‘sober is the new sexy’ YES! x

    • Hey you, well done on all fronts. Great news about St Andrews, an excellent school. SO good to hear how well things are going for you @MsLSober. Sober Is the new sexy and Clarity is the new Cool xoxo

      • I am amazed by St Andrews, the options for year 9-13 are next level. Both bio Dad abd hubby have houses in Strowan so zoning wont be an issue. We could move into Hubbys place which is a 2 min walk from their. I have to say, bio Dad has big balls making this call, he is very rich and she is his only child so why not. There will be no change from $100k. To him, thats jellybeans. Must be time to dress up in our new clothes and go dancing, sober. Sexy!.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Congrats on 13 days. Enhoy the benefits. Great re AA. Totally agree with @bob.k It works if you work at it, ask the hundreds of thousands that go.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Yay that’s just fabulous. Epic. Amazballs. Well done you. How much better life looks sober. Let me know when your free for a celebratory coffee catchup.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Oh I totally get this, it’s like a reset for me, an opportunity to create new habits both physical and mental, I have an expanded sense of self, I change, grow, renew. Trivial shit gets re evaluated. Amazeballs.

  • MsLSober posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Bugga shitbags. When I sold my place, we had a friend who is a real estate agent and she pre warned us about this issue for houses over 100 years, there is a whole seperate insurance form to fill out. New rules around insurance companies not being legally obligated to just transfer insurance to new owners. I just got it all done as there was no other option. A great thing to be sober and clear headed to deal with life.

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