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That is an interesting thought Denise - will I have 25 years of soberness? If so I need to stay alive until I am ...86. Not that plausible but who knows. One day at the time...

Congratulations Nell! emoticon

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What a heart touching love story, Nell. I no longer believe in consequences. Your higher power had a hand in meeting your future husband. Good thing you didn't stick with your first impression of listening to a "loser". We never know! Good thing we DO have a higher power that does know better then we could ever hope to know. I'm 56 and will only have 1 year on August 8th. Better late than never! I don't expect to live long enough to have so many years. Congrats on so many years of marriage as well!! emoticon emoticon Lucy, keep hanging on to your life thread, and I hope your home life (or whatever the stresser may be) settles down. Keep up your meetings and posting to this board. emoticon emoticon Denise

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My husband has 36 years today. I remember the first time I heard him speak about 35 years ago. A man introduced him and I remember thinking "This is the first really low bottom drunk story I've heard." It was his 4th time around, and he never managed to stop drinking outside of a hospital. I have 5 months longer than he does, and I was about a year sober when I first saw him. I ended up marrying him when we had 4 years, something I sure hadn't expected when I first staggered into AA. I remember meeting a couple who had married in AA, and they were celebrating 25 years of marriage back then. I remember thinking "Wow! 25 years! That's like a million!" But time really does go by, much faster looking back than forward.

We'll be celebrating with burgers on the grill rather than a cake, though. He's diabetic now and I can't afford to eat cake.

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7/30/13 1:37 A

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Thank you sooooo much everyone!!! emoticon
And thank you for those *prayers*-- I made it, by God's grace. emoticon
Today is Day 33, and I'm sober as a monk.
And you would not *believe* some of the stuff our family's been up against the past few days, either. emoticon I'm too tired to explain tonight, but hopefully I can find time to write more tomorrow. Suffice it to say: absolute craziness over here! YET, nothing is worth drinking over!!!
Amen, I gotta keep things ONE DAY AT A TIME. Thank youuuuuuuu!!!!! emoticon





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I was 53 when I got sober and yesterday I was at a meeting where there were many relapsers coming back - it was interesting thath none of them had enjoyed that first glass - it had been misery. It is good to be reminded.

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You're in my prayers, Lucy. I was 44 when I got sober. There were several women in the group who were around my age, each with more than 15 years of sobriety. It just didn't seem possible to me at the time. I've still got a lot to learn, but I know I'm in the right place.

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7/29/13 10:35 A

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Lucy, remember to take it ONE day at a time. Break it down to one night, one hour or whatever. Keep in the moment and don't anticipate the worst case scenario (as my downfall is). I'm so proud of you for making it 30 days!!! The AA program is doable. Look at all the "old timers who are living proof. To choose otherwise could end up like Meddy's nephew - sorry for your pain Meddy. Do continue to reach out to your sponsor and others. emoticon Denise

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I am 45 yrs. old, and my Sponsor got sober eights years ago, also at 45 years of age.
I feel badly for your nephew, and I hope he gets sober.
I am having a ROUGH night myself. Our youngest suffers from RAD and he has been raging most of today-- my stomach is in knots and my nerves are completely SHOT.
I was in the habit of drinking away the pain the moment all the lads went to bed. Now I no longer have that option. I am really struggling. Please say a little prayer for me.
I know that "this, too, shall pass"-- but I pray to God it passes SOON.
Lord, have mercy.
I don't want to fall back into the vicious cycle... emoticon
Today is Day 32.
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7/28/13 11:44 P

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My nephew rejected AA because he thought it was only for old folks... he is going on forty and still have not gotten sober - it is so sad really!

Yesterday he phoned and asked if I could look after his cats - he has been in hospital for three days with pancreatitis. His father is abroad and I had to go to the social service to get the key to his home. One cat sat on the porch, very upset, telling me his views all the way in to the food bowl...

The nephwe will have to stay some days more, they wanted to move him to the patients hotel int the hospital (they really try to get rid of you asap nowadays) and for that he needed his wheelchair (he drove drunk on a motorbik at seventeen and broke his back) so I demounted it and drove it to town.

Nephew was looking nine month pregnant but was talkative so I stayed for a while until his mother also came. It was nice. I can feel my codependancy kick in, he was such a sweet kid and is a nice person but does not think anything of himself and seem to be unable to surrender to the fact that he can have a good life in a wheelchair, but t can΄t be the same as if he was on his two legs. This time he seems to understand that he might die if this happens again - he has probably understood that before because he managed to keep sober four months after the last time. But he talks about it this time, that is a change. It is such a waste, it makes me sad.

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7/28/13 10:35 A

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Hey Nell,
My father came into the program when he was 33 in 1956! Talk about being a newcomer! But he stayed and he learned and died sober 36 years later. You are right that things have changed tremendously. Maybe young people are getting the message earlier and we have more of an understanding of the addictive personality.
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I was 27 when I got sober, too, back in 1977. That was considered very young back then. My how things have changed!

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Good morning, sparkers!
I have not been on-site for a while but am having a revival. I recently marked my 31 year sober anniversary. It feel like only yesterday. I was only 27 years old, and very, very screwed up. It is awesome to be sober and alive. I have two beautiful grown up daughters, and life is good.
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Wonderful - congratulations!

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Applause Applause, Lucy!!!!

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Just wanted everyone to know that tonight I'll be taking my 30-day CHIP!!!!!!! emoticon
I'm SO excited!
I had a couple close calls this week, too, but I stayed close to my Sponsor and I made it.
One day at a time.
Happy Saturday, everyone!!! emoticon



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And now - a month after I joined the swedish support group I have lost five kilos and I feel very good about that. What is working for me is the combination of support and some sort of accountability - in that group I have to set up a goal for my weight - I had six kilos for fourteen weeks – and then weigh-in and report every week. I don΄t do well with accountability but this seems to be the right level.

It is really one day at the time - I have started a weight-loss period successfully many more times than I can remember but it is hopeful that I have managed to be sort of slipping with my food-plan and still kept my focus on the calorilimit I can΄t pass - so far this month I have succeeded in staying under the limit 24 of 26 days!

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It is really early, I can΄t go back to sleep - and I am over joyed because the swelling of my right ancle seem to have disappeared. It feel all "dry" and hard. I΄ve been on a dieuretica medication for more than a month, but I have also exercised almost every day and lost four kilos. I still have fourteen days left on that medication but then I do have a prescription for another box, and I do wonder wether to get it or not. I am sure that the weight loss has a big part in the improvement and would like to know if its enough. I am not a fan of pills and they also cost money...I could see some effect directly I started to take them but then it sort of stagnated and I still had a little swelling... but that is gone this morning.

I have ten more days before I have to decide - there IS of course the possiblility to discuss this with the doctor that prescribed them emoticon

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I've heard it said in meetings, and agree, that everyone should live by the 12 Steps. It's definitely not just about being alcohol or drug free. It's all about the manner in which one lives his/her life. Just as important is how the Program is a "we" program, and not an "I". Some of the best people I've met are recovering alcoholics! emoticon

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MSU is the NCAA BIG 10 Champion! Go green, go white!
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I heard a guy last week saying he had been in AA for ten years but only been sober for four years – that is how long it took him to accept that it was better to follow the suggestions from those who had succeeded in program instead of making his own interpretation.

I am just so happy that I have been freed of drinking for eight years - I think I know myself enough to know what would happen if I had that first glass so I am very grateful for every day I stay away from it.

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Ohmigosh, I can SO relate to what that fellow said about the calendar!!! emoticon
But THIS time I have made some good changes: I got myself a healthy Sponsor who works a great program herself, I am making consistent meetings, and I am (trying to!) stay close to my Higher Power, too. Most importantly, I am *finally* learning to REALLY work my sobriety ONE DAY AT A TIME. You wouldn't believe how long it's taken me to learn that first, simple strategy! Sheesh. emoticon emoticon



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I hear people recently talk about a "relapse" as being just another step toward sobriety. To me a slip (as we used to call them) means there was something in the program you weren't getting, and you start over from Day 1. I remember one man who said you could throw a dart at a calendar and hit one of his old sobriety dates. He finally got it and has been sober for a long time now. He said he was eternally grateful that none of his slips ended in death, as all too often happens.

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emoticon Ayla!
I appreciate your clarification and I applaud your strength in accepting a new DOS and making it a positive thing.

I've met a few people who employed "creative accounting" in their Sobriety dates -- they exclude periods where they drank because of extenuating circumstances. Honesty simplifies everything.

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Thank you all, for all the wonderful support. I feel so welcomed.

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I'm all for new beginnings! emoticon Ayla, you GO, girl!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon



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I think I need to clarify something. I am bipolar and was depressed for months and only recently got on effective medication. I had a one night (3 hour) binge necessitating a new sobriety date. I became inebriated because I was so depressed, but stopped because I realized I was being stupid. Because of the incident, I contacted my doctor and he made an effective change in my medication. So the decrease in depression is twofold: Less depressed because of biology, and less depressed because of no longer in the throes of the disease. My DOS 6-8-13 is because of a lapse of 3 hours duration culminating from years of in-an-out of stinking thinking and off-and-on feeling sorry for myself behavior. I truly feel that my new DOS gave me a chance for a new beginning, a chance to start fresh. I truly am grateful to my HP for saving me from continued inebriation that night, and for this wonderful opportunity to help myself.

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I also didn't think alcohol was a depressant because I felt better (only for about the 1st drink). But yes, my affect has most definitely improved since becoming sober. People who I only have occasional contact with notice the change. Part of my "transformation" has to do with also changing my outlook and behavior, thanks to the Program. I will have 1 year in two weeks. I feel confidant that I will make that mark. Fortunately for me, I don't struggle with the fact I can't drink. I'm past the notion of thinking perhaps I can use self-discipline and have an occasional social drink. I can thank the AA meetings for dispelling that alcoholic thinking. Congrats Lucy - and I can't envision taking on home schooling 4 boys, even without special needs! emoticon

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Wow a month! I hope you make it! I do remember that those first weeks and then months werre so precious because I never thought that I would make it. And now years fly by and it is natural to stay sober - and I really love to be reminded about those first weeks and realise that wow! I did make it!

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This is all very interesting to me. I wonder if I've been depressed? My husband thinks I had a mini nervous breakdown at the end of this past school year. emoticon I don't know *what* I was thinking trying to home school four boys-- two of them with special needs. Anyhow, I admit I *am* feeling a lot better since I stopped drinking... but it's only been twenty-five days! And I've been exercising, which is known to lift the mood. emoticon

In other matters, last night was that rural meeting I like. Next Saturday-- God willing!-- they'll give me a 30 day chip at that meeting. But I gotta concentrate on one day at a time. emoticon



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I used to think I drank BECAUSE I was depressed. Like you, Nell, it took a long time for me to see how alcohol fed my depression.

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A nurse in the program one time (the woman who was at the time dating the man I have been married to for 30 years now) said that "alcohol is a depressant drug, and alcoholism is the addiction to it." When drinking I was so used to that depressed feeling that I had to drink more to keep from spiraling into despair. It took a few months of not drinking to know what it felt like not to be depressed. As obvious as it is now, it took awhile to see the connection.

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I am sober and healthy today. I have six weeks, and I am just coming out my depression. I no linger feel mentally depressed at all! I only have a few processing symptoms left, like lack of energy, difficulty making decisions, and inertia which hampers my getting things done. I look forward to these things going away as well.

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Meddy, What kind of theater group are you in? I'm sorry the turn out for you performances hasn't been good. It must be very disheartening to put effort into an activity and not have it appreciated by others. Cheers to you for persevering! At least you don't have to drink over disappointments. emoticon

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MSU is the NCAA BIG 10 Champion! Go green, go white!
Now they are in the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament round. Spartan's take care of business, as in also winning the 2014 Rose bowl game.
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Yesterday was a really hot day to play theatre in a barn with a wig on...sweat was pouring down my face most of the time. It is said to be the same today, but today is our last performance so that΄s a difference. It has been a disaster, we have cancelled more than half of our performances as nobody came - we had five people yesterday... therefore I am not half as tired as I was last year.

We will now have a meeting to discuss how to get on, it will be interesting.

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What a glorious day! The heat wave emoticon has ended, it's only in the low 70's (not upper 90's) and emoticon . I am grateful for my central air conditioning and that it finally stopped running! Nell, thanks for your quotes. You must be a wiz at games such as Trivial Pursuit. Keep them coming. emoticon

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emoticon Hi everyone. Good to hear of your successes. Wishing everyone all the best.

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Today marks twenty-four days of sobriety! That's three weeks!! emoticon

I went to my new Sponsor's house last night, and we talked for two hours. She gave me some Step 1 "homework", and much encouragement. emoticon

Diet-wise, Aunt Flo just came for her monthly visit, so I'm bloated as a balloon, but I'm not freaking out because I realize it's just water. "This, too, shall pass." emoticon

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I think I remember Carrie Fisher in her book "Postcards From the Edge" saying that the problem with instant gratification was that it wasn't fast enough. Only an addict can have that thought!

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Another half kilo lost this week, I should be grateful but have to admit that I am more impatient and irritated than grateful... I want it all and I want it now! That said I can concentrate on moving on and really BE grateful for the support and help I am getting!

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Welcome Ayla, it is good tohear that you got the gift of being sober!

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emoticon A warm welcome to you, Ayla! I'm a recent newbie to this team - I think you'll find it very supportive. Congrats on your sobriety as well. emoticon emoticon One day at a time. emoticon Denise

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Welcome, Ayla! It's good to meet you.

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emoticon Welcome, Ayla! emoticon
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I'm Ayla, and I'm an alcoholic/addict. By the Grace of God and the Fellowship of AA, I have been sober since 6-8-13. My home group is the online Loners and Internationists. I would just like to say that I am very Grateful today, and I wanted to share it with someone outside my home forum. God keeps me sober, through His will, I have another day to trudge the Road of Happy Destiny with you all. I am truly very grateful, for everything in my life, even the air I breathe.Right now I am filled with the Spirit. I just wanted to share my Joy with someone. Someone put on a t-shirt "Expect a Miracle." It's true, it can happen. I got sober, and I never, ever believed that would ever happen. Thank You for keeping me sober. God Bless YOU.
Love, Ayla

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Yeah, in the rooms, I've often heard "Fake it 'til you make it!" emoticon



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Feelings don't immediately follow intellect. Action has to come in the middle. I was taught to "act as if", and the feeling would follow.

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Congratulations on those sober days! And you are so right - my daughter will benefit more if I stay sober but my feelings does not follow my intellect all the time.

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Attended a Meeting last night, and one again this morning.
21 days sober now-- one day at a time! emoticon



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Meddy, I do, too! My boys give me such a guilt trip when I head out the door to a meeting, they really tempt me to stay home! But they are just kids, and can't possibly understand. I simply *must* put my sobriety first-- can't be a good mommy if I'm drunk or hungover!!!



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Did not attend my meeting yesterday, felt it more important to stay with daughter - she leaves sunday and then I can go to as many meeting as i want.

Althoug I do need to make the right priorities I tend to put others before my recovery and that is not a smart choice...

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Congratulations Lucy! And inspiring post Nell - I should start to think that way becasue I do plan but I haven΄t thought about "preparing" for something with buffering up to manage it...

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Yeah, once you have your favorites listed, it really does go fast. What's difficult for me is when I'm out of the house, and encounter foods that aren't listed; e.g., at the parish Fiesta yesterday. We enjoyed a variety of Mexican foods lovingly homemade by our cute little old church ladies-- who *knows* what was in 'em? emoticon So, I just tried to track them the best I could. The good news is even with all my goofs yesterday, I was still down again this morning! I've now lost 5 lbs. since I joined SP, ***and*** I've stayed sober, too, by God's grace. emoticon



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I resisted regularly tracking my food for a long time. I finally started to do it last August as part of another team's challenge and now I track every single day. It's something that really gets easier over time.

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I plan my day in advance and check it off as I go. If I want something not on the list for that day, I'll write it in for another day. I still get everything I want, but have that time buffer to be sure I'm eating something I REALLY want, not just a sudden, fleeting urge. And most ARE fleeting if I let those urges flit by.

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Meddy, you put a bee in my bonnet to start being writing down EVERYTHING I eat, I've been negligent for quite some time. Perhaps that's why I'm not making much progress - although I did manage to lose 2 lbs last week (fluke) emoticon .

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MSU is the NCAA BIG 10 Champion! Go green, go white!
Now they are in the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament round. Spartan's take care of business, as in also winning the 2014 Rose bowl game.
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I am for them moment tracking my food every day - and that has been a blessing because it shows me that what I think is a catastrophe foodwise, is not as bad as I think. ANd why is tat a blessing? Because my sick mind reacts to a catastrophe with "o, I blew it, might as well go on and eat everything in sight..." The tracking shows me that I can still get at decent result fpr the day so I don΄t have to go on eating... has saved me a couple of times during tha past weeks, I don΄t know if the effect will last.

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Lucy, Congrats on doing so well with your renewed sobriety. I didn't mention that my plate, at the potluck, was also filled more than it should have been. emoticon At least there wasn't any alcohol offered. emoticon And I did skip the emoticon Had some emoticon instead. I do look forward to your daily updates. Keep coming back, one day at a time! emoticon Denise

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MSU is the NCAA BIG 10 Champion! Go green, go white!
Now they are in the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament round. Spartan's take care of business, as in also winning the 2014 Rose bowl game.
(I just have to brag on my alma mater.)

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Denise, that sounds awesome! Happy Lord's Day!!!

Spiritually, I'm doing well, too...

but diet-wise... I just blew it, big-time!!! Our parish's annual fund-raiser was today: a big, Mexican Fiesta! The lady filled my plate so big-- ohmigosh! I've been *trying* to maintain the new "plate method," you know, where you split up your plate: 1/4 protein, 1/4 whole grain, 1/2 plate veggies/fruits. Well, that didn't go too well, hahaha! And to make matters worse, I polished it off with a giant "Chick-O-Stick," my favorite candy. emoticon That was the first sugar I've had in weeks, so it acted like a pot of coffee on my system! On the plus side, although there was wine and beer available, I stuck to water, thanks be to God. emoticon

Yet... I'm sitting here feeling bloated and FAT, I learned my lesson, and I can't wait to get back on my diet/new lifestyle. I am making a plan for next time I'm in a social situation. Really, all I had to do was wrap up the tamale to eat later at home, and I still could have enjoyed the veggies & fruit, beef, rice & beans-- if I made the nice lady give me only half! Anyhow, I think it was the tamale that pushed me right over the edge! emoticon

Bottom line: Day 18 and still sober as a clam, thanks be to God! emoticon



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Attended a church service at the Salvation Army with my sponsor. It's been a while since I've been to church. The people were all so friendly - Numerous people came up to me and introduced themselves before the service. Afterwards I stayed for the potluck and continued fellowship. I really enjoyed worshipping in God's house and chatting with such friendly and engaging folk. Will plan to go back. Singing, praying, and listening to God's word with others got my day off to an excellent start! emoticon

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MSU is the NCAA BIG 10 Champion! Go green, go white!
Now they are in the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament round. Spartan's take care of business, as in also winning the 2014 Rose bowl game.
(I just have to brag on my alma mater.)

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Went to a Meeting last night, and today is Day 18, thanks be to God. Hiked up our canyon at 6 a.m. emoticon Now on my way to Mass with the family-- our three oldest are altar boys! emoticon They're so cute up there. emoticon



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