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9/30/12 9:47 P

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Went to Dover to the NASCAR race. My driver lost but it was sunny and a good day.

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Last day of september, I have been doing rather well, lost two kilos, exercised regurlarly, did stand that I was far away from perfect...

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9/29/12 1:54 A

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Os sorry, tha tough love actions are hard to do so I will keep you in my prayers too Nell!

Celebrated my sisters 64tyh birthday yesterday and feel very blessed to have a sister and a brother that I have a good realtion with!

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9/27/12 10:46 P

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Nell I will keep you in prayer. I can totally relate to the "mom" issues. So sorry you are going through this.

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My sister and brother and I have decided to stop Mom's dementia medication. The doc said it probably wouldn't help but couldn't hurt, buy that she needs to stop drinking. That will never happen. The meds are too expensive to buy if she can't hold up her end of the bargain. It's the damned alcohol. I understand alcoholism, and Mom can no longer understand what is going on, but it sure ties our hands.

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Yes, sorry about the stress and happy about the truth that you don΄t need to drink to manage. I am going to my sister today, she has her birthday tomoroow and I want to be there to sing in the morning....



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Nell,
I'm sorry that you have had so much stress. You are right, it is a miracle and a blessing to go through life sober.
You'll be in my prayers.
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This is a very stressful week, following many stressful weeks, and with, alas, many more to come. Whoever would have thought that it's possible to get through it all without drinking!!

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Congratulations on your kilos lost!!!!! That is fantastic. Feeling uplifted and losing weight and getting fit...............a dynamite combination.

Have a great Wednesday Team!

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Way to go Meddy! A kilo is a great loss.

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That meeting restored my serenity I think because I hae felt good since and this is normally my panic week as it is the week before editing and I usually hae a growing anxiety over not having done enough. I will not lie, I do have the anxiety also but not as bad as usual.

I am happy today because I lost another kilo this eek - that means two kilos dduring the two weeks I have been in BLC20. I will conentrate on keeping on that journey!

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Hi Team,
I apologize for being MIA. I have been reading back on all your great discussions. Recognizing my triggers is my blessing too. I haven't wanted to drink, but I have lost my emotional and spiritual stability which is worse to me.
The newcomer, even on this site, always give me such strength. That is why meetings give me strength too. I know others get sober without AA, but it has literally saved my life. I'm grateful too.

Meddy I'm glad you could bear witness to us all the power of meetings. Good call. It sounds like it helped.

Hugs to you all for another sober day,
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I get so much from the newcomer too. I hope and pray they get sober, but even if they don't, they have kept me sober another day, and for that I am grateful.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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I am happy that I did the right thing and got myself to a meeting yesterday - we had aa almos newcomer - it was her second meeing - and the confusion and despair of newcomers is so valuable to me - I wish they knew how much they mean to us "oldies". We tell them of course but remembering my own first month I know that they probably will not understand much.

My heart goes out to her too, I don΄t know if whe will make it but the hurt she is in now is hard to see... she had a little outburst on a cruel or on-existant God and that inspired us to share about how we had approched higher power and God in the program (Sweden is a very secular country, we don΄t have God around that much...) and it was all very rewarding and once again I knew why I stopped drinking and why I want AA in my life!

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Thanks, Nell. I often light candles to light up the room. I'd love a fireplace for the cozy warmth and light, but there isn't one in this house. Isn't it amazing how much light affects us?

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Stephanie, I have taken to the idea of the cfl bulbs that use very little electricity. I have a cheap lamp with a small cfl in all the bedrooms, and when dusk begins I turn them all on. That way there are no dark corners in my house. It's amazing how that makes me feel a little brighter. I know the enviros out there will cringe, but to me it's worth the extra few cents of electricity to feel better.

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Thank you everyone for reminding me why I keep doing what I am doing. I have no urges to drink, but the fall always depresses me so I have to be wary. It marks the end of the summer high and it is often dark and gloomy. The longer I am sober, the more I am aware of what affects me. That is half the battle. I think that depression is why I relapsed on smoking the past 2 autumns. But not this year. I won't let that stinking thinking get a foothold like I have before.

Off to a 5 year birthday at a meeting I've never been to. It's in my Area, so I will know some people there. I have been asked to share my story. That is a huge honour and I am looking forward to getting out of myself for a bit.

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My favorite is tha guy who was sober for six years, got his life back, a new job, a newgirl-friend, even a new dog... went on a charter trip with girlfriend, laid at the pool and got up and said "I think I΄ll have a beer..." some time after he had lost all he won from soberness and had to start all over. Ghastly!

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Yes, best get to a meeting. I love the story in the Big Book about the guy who stopped for a cup of coffee and it suddenly occurred to him that it would be ok to have a shot of whisky if he put it in his coffee. Where does a thought like that come from?? Only with lots of meetings can I have faith that won't happen to me. I can put of the first crazy thought if I go to a meeting and tell people, but if I put off the meeting, I don't know what I'll do with the next thought. Alcohol is cunning, baffling, powerful. And patient.

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Yesterday I thought about drinking again... I am sure the reason is that I have not been to a meeting for two weeks... without the community of AA and what it is giving me, I have (today) no reason to be sober because I have forgotten all about he anxiety that I had when I was drinking. You need to remember that I did not have any official consequenses, I never misbehaved or got drunk or missed on thing I needed to do.... but thinking of it I had started to think that I rather had a glass of wine with dinner than going to the church choir (driving rquired) so my priorities was messing up.

Better get myself to a meeting!

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9/21/12 12:22 P

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Make the most of each day and Believe in yourself!

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Nell, that is where I hope to be too, "just do it" and hope that it will become just another tool in recovery...

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I don't obsess about weighing, I just do it. My weight is what it is, whether I know about it or not. If it's up a little, it won't kill me to cut back some for the day, whether the weight is water or not. The days roll by one at a time, so what's one day of slightly more limited rations? I have absolute control over what I eat, but not so much over how it will affect the scale. The morning weight is more like a latitude and longitude for the start point of the day. I don't need to obsess, just follow the directions.

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Weighed in yesterday morning, had lost a kilo, weighed again this morning had gained again, the explanation i spobably that y dinner was salty and I had a lot of water yesterday evening, hopefully it will be gone again tomorrow... that is the downside of getting obsessed with weighing.

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Thanks, I had not read that and it confirmed my experiences.

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I know Stephanie! I keep reading here on Spark that you shouldn't deny your cravings but just control them. It didn't work for alcohol, and it didn't for for Reeses. The craving really does lift, as does the obsession, but only if we don't take the first drink or bite, then time will do its inevitable magic. Of course, the death threat with bourbon is a good incentive.

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I hadn't seen it but just read it from your link. Food for thought, no pun intended. Interestingly, I have been thinking that my occasional food binges are a result largely of my brain trying to replace the alcohol high I now deny it. And I will agree that cravings for food will go away if you just defer. Works for cigarettes, too.

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9/18/12 12:06 P

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Anyone see this article in this morning's Wall Street Journal?

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I have been indulging in junk food a bit too much lately. Soda, chips and chocolate..mmmm...I have gotta start cutting back.

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I also feel good when I didn't abuse my body that day. I am getting better at remembering how good I feel when I keep to my plan all day while I am standing at the cupboard or refridgerator, before I have an unhealthy or unneeded snack.

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I love the moment when I put my head on my pillow at night knowing I've eaten according to my plan that day. Like with not drinking, it is truly a One Day At A Time plan.

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...and it is all about the food because yesterday I managed not to overeat and then peace and serenity enered my life...how come I don΄t remember that when insanity strikes?

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Hah I am moving forward today because I fell on my face... did the mistake of going shopping in the evening (cat was out of food) and binged on rye bread. Feel awful today.

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I have given up trying to exercise off weight. I do it because it makes me feel good. I went for a walk with my dog this morning for about 5.5 kms, maybe 3 miles. What a way to start my day.



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I read this article in 2009 and agree completely. People are still looking for a way to lose weight while continuing to eat the way they want, and think exercise is a way to avoid dietary restraint. Exercise is wonderful for you; it makes you healthier and helps you feel better, but it isn't a magic bullet. You still have to restrict food intake.

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I do think I am the same - weight loss really has nothing to do with exercise in my world, exercse is for heart and blodd pressure and tendons and whatever...weight is about food and food plan.

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I'm the other way around. When I lost weight (before I got sober) weight loss never involved exercise, just a food plan. A good thing, too, because I got the framework for eating that I've kept for life. Food plans aren't subject to the vagaries of pulled muscles and the like, much easier to keep to One Day At A Time.

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Ah, MeddyPeddy! Celebrate that you're doing well with your exercise! Then, step back and address your food plan. There are many area where you are doing very well -- I know how it is to allow one problem area to overshadow the successful areas.

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I have a very hard time sticking to a food plan these days, exercise is great but food...

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stormy weather in Sweden today, overate yesterday, have no idea why. One of those days when I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

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I hate it when that happens.



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The duct cleaning guy said he had to replace the whole duct line to bring it up to code. I happen to know he can fix the breaks without replacing anything. So I called another company that isn't calling me back. Argghhh!!

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Nell - hope it works out. I feel the same about life happening all the time, I have a craving to go shopping but can΄t as I am short on money... and my house needs a lot of work too, just keeping my fingers crossed that nothing will break this month.

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Today I am back over to the rental condo to do more (unexpected) repairs. I have no idea how extensive they will be. More money, more time. I thought that when I finished up two weeks ago that would be it for awhile. It's always something. I guess that's why I have to keep going to meetings no matter how much time I have in the program. Life just keeps on happening.

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Up very early this morning, would love to get going and finish my cardio before the "usual" day starts! Yes, sobriety birthday is so wonderful!

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Hurray for sobriety birthdays!!! I love birthday meetings. Such hope and faith that life will continue to be better.
Glad your heart was filled, Stephanie.

Good to see you so upbeat and positive, Meddy. God is good......and life sober is a blessing.


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Went to a 5 year birthday at a meeting I used to go to every week. It is so good to see old friends again. It feels so good that people are happy to see.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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I too am truly grateful for all the opportunities I get and all the interesting stuff I get to do!

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Hi Team,
Reading your posts has been such a reminder of the precious nature of our sobriety. Aurlie, it IS great that you are sober. We can stay sober, no matter what. Stephanie, it is fabulous that you could enjoy such a great weekend with your hubby and also appreciate sobriety by watching others. My husband and I had a similar experience at a Jewel concert this past weekend. It was like a "parents gone wild" video. So many 40 somethings getting really drunk and stumbling. And Nell, your mother's situation really hits home. I feel the same way about my family and my own sobriety. I may have all kinds of other issues, nobody's perfect, but one of them will NOT be hiding booze. Ahhhhh the relief!

Thank you, team, for reminding me to be grateful today. I had a bit of a bummer day and needed the uplift.
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Leslie

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I took my mother back to the neurologist today to discuss the results of her MRI. She has cerebral amyloid angiopathy. She is doomed to continue to decline into dementia. The doc told her to stop drinking altogether to slow the progress, but of course, that isn't going to happen. She swears that she only has one glass of wine a day, that her forbears were German so she HAS to drink (they were all dead by age 70, she's 85), and that the 9 liter and a half bottles of wine that disappeared over the last 13 days must have been stolen. She probably remembers her first glass of wine every night but has no memory of the next 6 or 7, and is beyond being able to interpret the circumstantial evidence of bottles disappearing. I am SO grateful to be sober now. Who knows what will happen when I am her age, but at least my instincts are no longer about protecting my drinking.

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I had a wonderful weekend with my husband in Toronto. I sometimes forget that it is a world class city. We went to a concert and we are both grateful that we did it sober. So many drunks on transit afterwards. It was actually quite entertaining.

I ate as well as you can while still enjoying myself. However, I walked so most of the day Saturday so I am sure I didn't do too much damage.

Hope everyone is well and sober today.

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Good to see you, Marci! I'm sober, too. That's a good thing.

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So good to see you Marci. Can I say I totally relate. I empathize all the way down to my bone marrow the work stress that you have right now. And your dad on top of it all.............Hang in there. I am so glad you are still sober. Great job!
We are all here when you need us!!!
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Hi everybody! Just checking in, ever so briefly. My life got a little (okay a lot) crazy with my dad being hospitalized, not once, but twice. The second time happened the first few days of school. Even though, as an English Language Learner (ELL) teacher, I didn't start "pulling" kids until August 27, the second full week of school, all the chaos was enough to get me way behind at work.

Much like special education teachers, ELL teachers have lots of paperwork that has to be completed and deadlines to meet. The next huge deadline, at least here in Kansas is something called the September 20th count--a detailed minute-by-minute account of services being provided to each individual student and by whom and where. This is how we get our funding and it is not uncommon for the nice auditors to drop in and make sure a kid is where we say he is on paper, once it's turned in. This in addition to daily teacher. After the Sept. 20 counts, we will do individual outcome plans on each student which are very similar to IEPs.

SO, I'm here saying "hi". I'm alive and probably most importantly, sober, and trying to do some walking every day, but mostly I am in survival mode and will be for the next month or so.

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Daughter and me had a good saturday although all we did was going to the theatre and perfored a show... but it was relaxed and I am fine with it.

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The panic passed - I have not fixed this yet, can΄t get hold on my accountant but I know that whatever happens I will get on...sister clled and said that I could borrow money from her if needed and that feels nice - having a backup if it won΄t work out the way I need it to.



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I know you will get this taken care of, but I understand your frustration. You are not a failure. People who are failures don't have a conscience and are not compassionate like you!!!
You will be fine........try not to panic.
We are here for you!!!
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Yesterday a letter was delivered from the tax office - delivered means that it was dated 8 august and has been at my former address until now... and it was a ... something telling me that I had to give a dclarationwithin 14 days or be fined 5000 skr (742 USD) ... this made me suicidal within seconds. I felt really hopeless and really "can΄t do this"... hanged in telephone line for fifteen minutes talked to a man at national tax infomration - they are SO nice there, best customer service ever. He told me that I might be let of the hook but better get going fast.

I thought this was done in july - met my accountant several times and signed papers. I do not know what has gone wrong but I am not suicidal any more although I really dread having to pay money because I have JUST finished paying some debts and was looking forward to balance my budget again. The suicidal comes from that massive shame and guilt "why am I such a failure" that just crashes down on me and blur my vision and perspective.

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Very cool Nell. I'm going to share this with my husband.

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I am on my way home from Sober Vacation at Club Med Sandpiper in Florida. What a wonderful interlude! I wish hubby were more reliably healthy so we could go to Cancun with them next April.

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Stephanie, that is an awesome testament to the power of the program and the power of those prayers. That is fantastic.
I often repeat the 3rd Step prayer in succession like a mantra when I can't sleep. It puts me to sleep every time.
Thank you for sharing. Your company is lucky to have you!!!!

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I'm glad that you were able to handle things okay.

Sometimes I have to tell myself, I can only do so much and I can't control everything.

Believe in what you are doing, let nothing stand in your way and make the impossible a reality.


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Yesterday I had to practice what I preached. I am responsible for the payroll for my work, and yesterday was the first day processing direct deposit payroll. Of course, things went wrong, more than once. I used to get very spun out of control by stresses at work. This time I said the Serenity Prayer a couple of times in succession, and it calmed me right back down. Then I was able to think clearly, and solve the problems. And the payroll got done in time.

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Good to see your posting. Missed seeing your words of wisdom. emoticon

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I love that everyone is talking about sobriety bringing us enough peace to be able to "just be", to relax and take life in, to take care of ourselves when ill, to enjoy the quiet and not need to be entertained, and to have gratitude for the little things.

Thank you team, for your insights.

Peace and serenity,
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Airlines say, "Put your mask on first, then take care of others". Good advice. emoticon

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Stayning home from work, feeling lousy on the sofa - but also feeling like a cheat because in my younger days I would have gone to work and although my decision to stay hoe and rest mostly affects myself and nobody else sffers, I still feel as if I am "wrong"

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Good for you, Steph! You're an inspiration

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My husband and I went away camping over the long weekend. It was so relaxing, and the weather was wonderful. Over the years, I have learned to just do nothing, something I could never have done while drinking.

Yesterday I cleaned my house early in the morning, then went for a long walk with my sponsor. It was so hot our dogs had to take rest breaks in the shade a couple of times. I am glad we brought water and collapsible bowls to take care of them.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I plan to.

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Enjoy a great sober last day of a great, sober summer!

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Hey everyone. I am here at a club med in Florida with about 30 other AAs, and about 700 families with children. I am hiding in my room between meetings. Wifi is slow but at least I have it. I remember when Club Med didn't have telephones or tv. My how things have changed, for the better as far as I'm concerned.

It's a great break and a great time to be sober. Tomorrow......massage!!

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Very smart, MeddyPeddy! It's important to take advantage of the good weather while it's there. Hope your indoor chores are productive today.

It's hot and sunny here! I'm planning another good walk outdoors today.

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Yesterday was lovely - sunny and warm. I biked out in the woods and then walked, huntning mushrooms. Both doggy and me were content. Mowed the lawn, mounted a shelf...all in all a productive day.

Today - bills need to be payed, we have a show with the theatre this fternoon and my house would benefit from some cleaning... Cloudy and rain in the air today...

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Happy September Everyone. Keep coming back emoticon

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Good Morning, MeddyPeddy!

Thanks for starting off the new month with sunshine! emoticon

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It is the first day of september, where I live it is absolutely beautiful, sunny and warm. I think this is going to be the best september ever!

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