• Thor posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings All, happy June, we are chugging along, no drama, Hi to the morning crew, @mari135. @tom4500 @Ro, @Synchrony, @Kitten, @Jess ,@Prudence,
    And all the rest Love you so very much, best life ever! Hope you all are enjoying the summer tho still too wet for me, I know I sound like a broken record
    But life is just really good sober,. And each of you are part if it, Swords up! We cannot be beat! Lots of love to you all…

    • Hey @Thor! We are heading into Winter down under ❄️❄️❄️Good to hear from you 😊

    • Hey you, happy June to you too. Icy cold frost here this morning, but no hangovers so yaye! Have a good day xo

    • Chugging along with no drama! Great way to start a day @Thor. Yup. Life is good.

    • Ohhh always such a treat to get an email update from our very own Thor in my email inbox!!!! oxoxoxoxo

    • This was a morning shout out that I needed! still trying, still sometimes failing, but I’m committed to doing right for myself. Happy Monday morning crew!

    • Good Morning, @thor, glad to hear everything is drama free. Nice to be a broken record saying everything is fine instead of geez, it is a hamster wheel and I cannot get off of this starting and stopping drinking!!! have a great day.

  • Thor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Happy friday All! Happy Memorial Day ! The official kickoff of summer,, Lots of Love to the Morning crew, Hope you are enjoying the better weather
    Still too much rain, ugg, Wishing you all a lovely weekend, Love you all….

    • So much rain…and those storms Wednesday night…..insanity.
      Hope you guys didn’t get too many floods up there. Happy summer kickoff weekend!
      No drinks for me. Instead, time to catch up on some work and readings.

      oxoxoxo
      So good to start my day with a Thor-o-clock post!!!
      Reminds me of my routine when I first signed up here….over two years ago now. And we were in the trenches of early sobriety together.

    • happy memorial day to you, too, @thor.

  • Thor posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    Greetings All,. Happy Friday! And a happy Motheers day to all the Moms. Shout out to the Morning crew,. @Morgan. @Tom4500. @Mari135 @Ro @prudence
    Hope everyone is enjoying spring, soggy as it may be, Love you guys, enjoy the weekend.

    • happy Friday Thor! happy Mothering Sunday for Sunday 🙂

    • And a happy Mother’s day to Mrs. Thor & the other moms in your life too, Thor. I know you have grandchildren here in Michigan. Funny how even though my own Mom is gone now, there are more moms than ever to care about in the family. Looks like it will be a Sunday brunch in South Bend for us, followed by an afternoon visit in Perry, MI. One thing about cool springs, is they seem to last a little longer.

    • Ohh I so love seeing your face pop up here, Thor.
      oxoxox

      Happy weekend from our rainy Midwest to yours!

    • Thanks @Thor, alls good in the hood here. Hope you and Mrs Thor have a glorious weekend xx

  • Thor posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    Greetings All, more rain in Wisconsin, Trying to get in the yard to get some things done, hope everyone is having a great spring,
    Shout out to the morning crew, hope things are chugging along nicely, Love you all..

  • Thor posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Greetings all, Monday morning, my least favorite day of the week, hope you all had a nice Easter,
    Just realized I’m 2 years AF. Today, I cannot believe it! The time has just flown by, Hey @Mari135, I think we are together on this
    Aren’t we? Hope you are enjoying the fine weather, for a change, Lots of love….

  • Thor posted an update 4 months ago

    Greetings All, weekend on the horizon, and happy Easter! @Liberty, I remember those bad old days too, but of course we don’t do that anymore.
    The back yard is a soggy mess, I have some grand plans but too wet to do anything yet, come on sunshine,. Wishing you all a lovely weekend, Lots of love….

    • Lovely to see you this morning @thor. The weather has been very busy this year, right? We have had beautiful weather this week, but storms are a brewin’! My husband is having a rough go right now as he developed a cruel respiratory infection and along with dialysis has been so weak. My son flew in from California to help out and keep him company while I teach during the day (May 30th……RETIREMENT, YAY ME!!) Take care, old friend. Hello to any of the old morning crew who may be reading. Let’s take good care of ourselves and those around us today.😊❤️

    • And you have a lovely weekend too @Thor!

    • JR replied 4 months ago

      @thor – so good to see “old friends”.

    • oxox Happy Thurs-yeah morning to you Thor!!

    • Good morning all. Thor we’re in the same boat. Lots of yard work to be done, especially planting new trees and shrubs in the back yard. It’s still too wet and soggy to do anything. My husband is secretly relieved. 😊

    • No we don’t @thor, all changed now. Happy Easter friend. x

  • Thor posted an update 4 months ago

    720 days,

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    And right back atcha @enzedgirl

  • Thor posted an update 4 months ago

    Greetings All, Saturday morning,. Things are just humming along, Mrs Thor’s brother had one lung removed due to cancer, he is home now and seems
    To be doing pretty well considering, Sounds like we have another storm coming tomorrow, I could really use some sunshine, Just want to shout out to the
    Morning crew, Not a day goes by that I dont think of you, I love you all very much,. Will try to do better at posting a little more often, Feeling strong and confident
    Living my best life, Lots of love.

    • JM replied 4 months ago

      Hi @Thor! Nice to see you here. I am so sorry about your brother in law + am glad he’s recovering. Congrats on 720 days!! : )

    • Nice to hear from you Thor, you spread your own style of sunshine when you show up. Spring is inevitable, I think. Woke up to an inch of snow that was on everything but the streets and sidewalks the other day, and I had to think that’s the way snow should be. Very tidy. @mari seems to be the most regular of the old morning crew; I don’t think she started opening her window yet to go with her morning coffee.

  • Thor posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings All, Sunday morning, Just came back from Iowa, we stayed with Mrs Thor’s brother who has been diagnosed with lung cancer , I did some plumbing
    Work on his house and we brought him a treadmill and spinning bike to keep his strength up, We are praying for a good outcome, Just want to shout out
    To the morning crew, I think of you every day even if I dont get on here, I did barbecue yesterday, first time since I going AF, It used to be a big trigger to sit on
    The deck with a bottle while grilling, It did cross my mind, but of course we dont do that any more, Please know that I love each and every one of you.
    I love my life now and no turning back, Shields up!!

    • Thor songood to hear from you. I’m sorry about your BIL. I hope the prognosis is good. Nice job pushing through your trigger. The warmer temps I know are a big trigger for me. As you say, “we don’t do that anymore.” Shields up. 🙂

    • Hi @Thor, nice to see you here! Healthiest wishes to your BIL. I like that a lot – shields up!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    So Sorry @Mrs D, Lots of Love to you and yours…

  • Thor posted an update 5 months ago

    Greetings All, so sorry for the tragedy in Christ church, Love to all my friends , Praying for uncommon Grace in this time of sadness,

  • Thor posted an update 5 months, 1 week ago

    Greetings all, Thursday morning, so ready for some warm weather, hope you all are staying warm, Lots of love.

    • Thor-o-clock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohhh all is well in my morning world now.
      oxoxoxox Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day. Lots of love right back at you!

    • I hear you completely on that need for warm weather. Just around the corner. Days getting longer. I think most of the snow will be gone by Monday.

    • Icy and snowy here but thinking plants for my office and pussy willows for the living room. Hope today is easier and you and Mrs Thor are comforting each other. Just for today right buddy? xx thinking of you both and sending out good vibes to you for healing. @Thor

    • @Thor. I was sorry to hear about the new hard news in your family. You must still be sad from Mrs. Thor’s
      sister’s death, just too much. I’m tired of the cold too. Roll on warm weather.

  • Thor posted an update 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings All, it has been a tough month, Mrs Thor,s Brother has been diagnosed with lung cancer, you may remember that we lost her sister
    Last year to the same disease,. Could really use some sunshine. Anyway, Please know, that I Love you guys and I’m still around, life just
    Gets in the way some times,. Shoutout to @Mari135 and @Reena, hope you guys are well, lots of love.

    • So sorry to hear that @thor Sending sunshine vibes across the world to you and Mrs Thor ☀️☀️💕

    • I am so sorry to hear that, @thor. I lost my sister and best friend within a year of each other. Two losses so close together left me feeling pretty empty. These words comforted me, “God is not in the event, He is in the response to the event.” Hugs to Mrs. Thor.

    • So sorry for you both. My husband lost both his parents last year within 5 months of one another.
      Hug Mrs. Thor extra tight and all of you are in my prayers.

    • I’m sorry for your struggles Thor. We will be here when you check in again. Sending love.

    • Good to see your name pop up here @thor, please tell Mrs Thor positive thoughts and prayers coming her way.

    • Sorry about the bad news @thor. Hoping better days are on the way!

    • Hi @thor, that’s an awful blow. My heart goes out to you both. I am happy you are still reading and know we are here. There is scientific evidence that people that are prayed for or sent loving vibrations experience more positive outcomes, knowing that, I am going to send you out love and peace this morning. I hope @MrsThor feels comforted in knowing you are always there for her. Be well buddy. xx

    • Terrible news @thor I’m so sorry xxx

    • @thor I’m so sorry to hear this…it’s very difficult to go through. Sending positive vibes your way.

  • Thor posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Greetings All, I just want to let you know that all is well, I really got away from posting this month, not sure why, it’s weird how
    Its so easy to get out of the habit, I haven’t been misbehaving, but have felt a little bit detached from the regular feed back that
    I get from you, Its easy to forget how desperate I was to get free, now that I have been for a while, cannot get complacent
    Or think I couldn’t fall, Love you all, Rock sober.

  • Thor posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi, @mrs D, Forwarding message from @Gilligan5323, Unable to post on the feed, requesting assistance…

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    So glad to hear, I was afraid to touch it again.

  • Thor posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings All,. Well we survived the Polar Vortex, I have been working long hours and over the weekend as well,. Lots of frozen pipes and fan coils,
    Even my well at home froze but no damage thankfully, I hope all is well in your world, 40 degrees today, and the snow is melting, lots of Love
    To the morning crew, happy monday!

  • Thor posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings All,. Tuesday morning, on the eve of some of the coldest weather we have seen in a very long time, been working long days and very early
    Starts, hello morning crew, @Reena, @Mari135 @Tom4500, @amy @gilligan5323, @Frog @Noelle @Freedom1025, @Lee @JR @Enzedgirl. @Picklegirl, @juliana We
    Are into deep cold, and tomorrow they are talking minus 25 F. Will be repairing freeze ups for weeks, hope you all are keeping warm, I love you all time for a fire
    In the wood burner and some coffee, rock sober… .

  • Thor posted an update 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Greetings all, Sorrry I’ve been AWOL, this week, crazy work week and more coming with the extreme temps, I’m ok
    Hope you are too, stay warm. Lots of love..

  • Thor posted an update 7 months ago

    Greetings All, Happy Friday! Snow and cold coming this weekend. Sitting by the fire sounds good about now…Love you guys..

    • Happy Friyeah Thor!!!!! Ready for that mega snowstorm??!!!
      oxoxox

    • JR replied 7 months ago

      @thor – Here too in Michigan….looking forward to a weekend of coziness, books and family. My girl is coming home from college for the long weekend 🙂

    • @Thor we are going to get it way down south. Always a state of emergency when it snows here though. No plows or salt. Lol

    • We had a pretty dusting today. Feeling grateful for being home instead of the morning commute. Have a great Friday @Thor.

    • Greetings, Thor. Yep, finally time to make sure the snowblower is adjusted properly again.

    • Have a fab weekend! It’s happy sat in kiwi land. ❤️

    • Stay warm and safe @thor.

    • You must just stay cold through the 6 months of winter. I cannot imagine dealing with snow!

  • Thor posted an update 7 months ago

    Greetings All, Just a quick hello, been a very busy week, all is well, snow in the forecast, Happy pre-Friday!

  • Thor posted an update 7 months ago

    Greetings All, Thank you so much for all the great input on sugar addiction, Mrs Thor thanks you! Some great ideas.
    Nothing really new but just chugging along on the sober train, get on board!! Lots of love..

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    @mac007, Awesome numbers, You are killing it!!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    Well said @Lee, Booze adds nothing but pain, and destruction. Keep rocking sober.

    • I have to continuously remind myself of this @Thor as I still want to turn to it for relief at times. But there is no relief. Only added pain and suffering. Always. Have a nice day!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    @Elsa1202, You rock!!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    @Chardano, so sorry about your hubby, He,s on my prayer list….

  • Thor posted an update 7 months ago

    Greetings All, monday morning , back to it, sitting by the fire with my coffee, Spring is on my mind already, did some treadmill running
    On Saturday, Thinking about the 5K on the 4th of July already, Hope you all had a victorious weekend.
    Any tips on beating sugar addiction, Mrs Thor struggles with this, and asked for my help so I’m asking you, any Ideas are welcome. Lots of love…

    • Morning there, @thor. Enjoying my coffee too. No fire, but candles are making it cozy. I wish I had some advice for the sugar addiction. It is not something I know a lot about. I am sure you be hearing from some experts soon. Have a great week ahead.

    • Hi Thor, some make treats with low glycemic sweetners. Personally, they effect me negatively so I have to use them sparingly. I am back on keto again for the billionth time lol for after holiday clean up. The keto desserts do help get you over the hump. Take care good to see you. @Thor.

    • Fruit smoothies are great. The fruit is sweet enough.

    • Good god, no; no tips on the sugar addiction. I am taking it one addiction at a time, though I am well aware of the link. But, I will say that energy balls are a great substitute and do satisfy the craving, likely because they have fruit in them: grind dates, oats, natural (no sugar) peanut butter, unsweetened coconut, and pecans or walnuts and roll them up in little balls and refrigerate. Actually, all you need are the dates, oats and peanut butter to make it work. And, well, I put dark chocolate chips in mine. So, you see, no remedy!

      Good luck on the running. Turmeric is great for the knee pain if that starts to happen…works better than ibuprofen.

      • @Frog, I was taking tumeri c capsules and develop ed a rash. So bummed because it really helped my back pain. Never had the reaction before and wonder if I can take it in lower doses and whether that would even work?

        • Was there black pepper with the turmeric @robynb? That is often added for greater efficacy but some people react to black pepper. Alternatively it might be something else in the capsules; a filler or something. Might be worth experimenting with a different brand.

    • Hi Thor. I am really trying to just enjoy small bites to be savoured of a very good chocolate. That seems to help my sugar cravings. I have also discovered I really like expresso. The joy of small pleasures!

    • @Thor I have to treat sugar much the way I do alcohol. It is a trigger substance for me that I find difficult to moderate. It’s besy when I abstain altogether from added sugars and enjoy foods with naturally occurring sugars. A few good reads on this topic are Dr Pamela Peeke and Dr Robert Lustig.

    • The best advice someone gave me was to cut out one thing at a time. If you drink regular soda, try to cut that out, then maybe it’s sweets before bedtime. Or opt for a healthy snack that doesn’t send the blood sugar all over the place.

    • No tips on getting through it as I’m not particularly trying to quit, but I’ve noticed I crave sugar when I’m tired or when my gut is overfull and can’t digest well, or after carbs. When it’s digestion I specifically don’t want fruit for some reason….adding fibre would only make it worse I suppose….
      That at least gives me some clues about alternatives. Do you have any patterns you’ve noticed @Thor?

    • Good morning!!! Oh how I missed those Thor-o-clock updates with the woodburner fire. Spring on my mind too…can’t wait!!!!oxoxoxo

  • Thor posted an update 7 months, 1 week ago

    Greetings All, Wedsday, I can see the weekend from here! LOL. Welcome to all the new faces, And a cheery hello to the morning
    Crew. I’m a little later these days, Logging in after arriving at work lately, But all is well, Love you guys, have a great one.

  • Thor posted an update 7 months, 1 week ago

    Greetings All, Late post for me, But just want to shout out to @Reena, Sorry you are feeling less than great. Hope things improve for you.
    Hi @Treehugger, always great to hear from you. Happy Monday! Lots of love…

    • Morning @thor happy Monday! I second your sentiment – thinking of @reena too. Hope she’s feeling better than ever soon.

    • Lots of love right back at you, Thor!!!! I can’t believe it will soonish be two years since we first met here and signed up. oxoxoxoxo What a privilege to share this journey here with you. Happy Mon-yeah! (also safe driving, our rain down here seems to maybe turn into ice rain later today….yikes…)

    • thanks @Thor, shields up buddy …thanks peeps you guys keep me going for sure.

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Good Morning @Pearl. So great to see you this Morning.

  • Thor posted an update 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings All, Happy Friday! Holidays in the rear view mirror, things getting back to normal, @Reena, I didn’t realize that you got hurt, Wishing you quick healing
    Morning @Tom4500, @Amy, @Mari135, @Chardano, @RO, @Jes, @Kitten, @Iowadawn,@Treehugger,@freedom1025 @buckeyeone, @Temperance, and @prudence
    And all the morning team,. What a great crew , I love my life these days,. Just feeling grateful, Wouldn’t be where I am without all of you..
    Lots of Love……D621.,

  • Thor posted an update 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @Freedom1025, I don’t know if you are aware, But I work on the Evanston campus, In the Facilities management Dept.
    Don’t know if that is of any use to you, but I’m here FYI.

  • Thor posted an update 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings All, Brand new year, here we go! Lots of Love to the morning team, and to all the new members, we are gonna Rock this Year…

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings @Murphs, I’m glad you are here, you have found what I believe is the absolutely best Place
    To get your life back, Welcome aboard!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @Timidwarrior, I’m sorry you are feeling so blue…. But please know that you are NOT alone. This battle is no
    Cakewalk, but you can beat this, dont let it seduce you that you are missing out, Rubbish! You will be clear
    Headed while everyone else is puking in the toilet. You are not losing anything, you are getting your best life.
    When I came here a year and a half ago, I was terrified that I could never do it,
    But these loving folks carried me till I started to believe it was possible, today I wouldn’t go back to that hell
    For anything, sorry to ramble, but Stay with us, your best life is just up the road, keep walking, we are with you.
    Lots of love….

  • Thor posted an update 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Happy New Year All, 10:00 PM. And its light out, Have a safe evening all, lots of love to you all.

  • Thor posted an update 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Happy New Year! New Zealand! 19 hours to go here in the USA. Love a brand new year. Make it great!! Lots of love.

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @Tess, Good on you for 8 months! You are gonna Blast right through New Years Day!
    You’ve got this! Lots of love, To your Daughter as well….

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @Treehugger! So great to see you, This is where the cool Kids meet up, Rock Sober!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @Shez, Welcome, The early going is the scariest because we think we cannot survive without it.
    You are surrounded by Love and encouragement in this place, If you stick around, you can do this.
    Lots of love…..

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @Reborn2019, you are SO in the right place, We all have the same goal, Slay the dragon!
    Your best life awaits, you can do this! Lots of love…

    • Welcome @reborn2019 😀 check in to this site often, it helps so much to know there are folk out there also on a sober journey! Ive just clicked over to one year AF, and this site has helped enormously – life will always throw challenges, but it certainly gets easier to deal with, day by day, week by week; a clear head is a blessing! sending you the very best!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Love this! @Prudence, nothing to add, all the cool kids meet right here! Rock Sober!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @Clairport, Welcome aboard, Glad you are here.

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    You are loved @Iowadawn, I pray that some of that rough road gets smoother in the new year.
    So glad to be walking this path with you…Lots of love..

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @Lizzy, not at all! Nothing more tiresome than folks that push alcohol after you say no once,
    Soberistas make the boozers very uncomfortable, especially when we used to be one of them.
    They cannot believe that there is life after alcohol, do what is best for you, nobody else… Lots of love.

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Very well said @Morgan, I know that we try to be uplifting and serene but often times in the midst
    Of the struggle the cranky and ornery in us comes out too. I am glad to be amongst such a wonderful
    Crowd of folks, “Even the cranky ones”, as we battle the beast that has wrecked so many lives.
    To Victory! Lots of love and happy new year, @Morgan.

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Beautiful job! @Aprilaires, you are smashing it!!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @JenB, welcome! You are in the right place, Walk with us, you can do it!

  • Thor posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings @LT18, you have found the best place to be when you are on the rocks.
    This place is magic, lots of beautiful people to help you climb out , stick with us, you can do it!

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