• Ro posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    800 sober
    Stressful week for all sorts of reasons. Winter has arrived. I’m 800 days sober today! Was sitting in the shower this morning reflecting on when I used to lie in it in the fetal position hellishly hungover. Nasty. My poor body. No wonder it is falling to pieces now lol wear and tear takes its toll eventually eh . . .
    Off to the coalface. Ugh. Did I mention the winter? I don’t want to step out the door…..
    Have a good day people
    Ma te wa

    • 800 days your amazing ro… I’m not missing the hangovers either.. have a great day lovely xx

      • Hey Lucy not sure if you would’ve got a reply-I wrote one and accidentally deleted it-durr. Thank you.

    • H U G E congrats on your 800 days Ro you are a Champion xx

      • Thanks @prudence you were very instrumental early on in helping me- I will always be grateful to you for that help. You are an inspiration to me πŸ™‚

    • huge congrats to youuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!! So happy you are such a core part of our community. 800 is epic and your bravery and fight inspirational x

      • Well if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be here today so thank you @mrs-d and it is nice to be a part of something so bloody positive and actually helpful πŸ™‚

    • Wow 800, congratulations. Do you get much snow in winter there or it it mostly just cold?

      • Thanks @wakingowl well it has been the warmest winter so not a hell of a lot of snow, in fact I don’t think the ski fields have been doing that great and they’ve been making snow! People here would tell you that it is cold, and yes we aren’t that far away from Antartica in the scheme of things but it sure ain’t Siberia. It gets to about -3 where I live. Its meant to snow here today but if it does it probably won’t settle. We are pretty tough here in the deep south πŸ˜‰

    • 800 days!!! Inspiring @Ro hangover free life is so much better. Hope work flies by today.

    • Congratulations @Ro, you are a star in so many ways. xxx Hope we can all meet one day. Please give yourself some treat?

    • Congratulations! People like you inspire me to keep going! Thank you for posting this.

      • Thank you @erica375 you may not think it but you can get here too in the blink of an eye- once you have some months under your belt the days fly by…..

    • Just jumped on the site for a few minutes to finish off my Friday at work, sure glad I did, so as not to miss your 800. Congrats! Doesn’t seem like all that long ago we were just starting down the sober trail, now it feels like sober is the new normal. I won’t tell you what the weather is like here.

      • Hey @tom4500 thank you. Especial thanks to you. You have a gentle way with words that is positive and encouraging unlike my blunt and brutal self. I wouldn’t probably be here today without your kind words of wisdom so many months ago.

        • Haven’t said it before, but I love your writing style. You should be writing a book, and I don’t mean a cookbook. Well, write one of those, too. Put me in line for a first edition.

    • 800 is unbelievable! Winter is too, cause here it’s so hot, I wouldn’t mind some snowflakes…

    • Eight hundy, well done e hoa xo

    • Happy eight-oh-oh @ro! Would love to be able to give you the day off to celebrate. At least it is the last day of your week (I think?) xx

      • Thank you @gojo and yup days off now. Thank christ. Some serious mental throat punches went down this week. I love the job but there is one woman in particular that I don’t hit it off with, I’m not the only person that can’t ‘do her’. She has a condescending way of talking to me. And she has anxiety and stress ( oh no one else in the world would know about that right?) so she can basically behave how she fancies. She is leaving soon to go to a new shop my boss is opening-can’t come fast enough. Hope you’re having a nice weekend πŸ™‚

    • congrats on 800 AF. nice job. my body is falling apart too. not that makes you feel better. i just think of how much worse it would be if i kept drinking all the time. what is off to the coalface? off to work? be well.

      • Hi @kitten yup it means going to work. I think my drinking daily hid my aches and pains, and now they’re all coming to bite me in the arse. Thanls for the congrats, hope you are having a nice weekend πŸ™‚

    • Congratulations @ro. I hope your week improves. Enjoy your break. Your winter has arrived

      • Go Ro!! Wow! 800 days is incredible! Big congrats my friend!

      • Thank you @aria hope you are well and having a nice weekend πŸ™‚

        • Hi @ro. I have had a busy weekend. Nephew and friend stayed we paid them to put floor insulation in our home. I had granddaughters staying and a family afternoon tea. I cooked fish pie for everyone for lunch and went for a water jog with my sister. I am about dead in bed better than being dead drunk! Hope your weekend was ok.

        • Ro replied 2 weeks ago

          Ooh @aria great timing on the insulation- right as the wintery blast hits! It sounds as though you had a busy time-lovely you get to hang out with your sister. I live near none of my family. It gets me down sometimes, been this way for most of my adult life so you’d think I’d be used to it by now, but I still miss them all terribly. Have a fab week πŸ™‚

    • What a great day count. 800 big one’s. You rock Ro. Congrats heaps and big hugs out👌

    • Congratulations on 800 days, well done!

    • I’ve been on vacation … catching up now and I’m so glad to hear about your 800 days!! Always love your posts. Think of you often and your two kids and as a mom you just want the best for them … no pain, no hard knocks. You’re a good mama, and your love for them shines through. Epic job on 800 days.

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