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Am I Sober? Yep! 21 Months Today.

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? Very little due to being in an airport lounge and it has no effect on me.

Did I Have Any Thoughts or Cravings? Nope.

Am I Homicidal or Suicidal? Never.

Daily or Weekly Events: Traveling home to be with the family today. This has been a loooooong two weeks. The training was great but I missed my family terribly.
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WOW! 21 Months!!! That is fantastic Bub!

8) :? :shock: :twisted: :wink: :x :) =sad =biggrin :cry: :P =surprised :D 8) :D :shock: 8) :mrgreen:
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Thanks Paige! I can't believe that it's been nearly 2 years!

Am I Sober? Yep.

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? None.

Did I Have Any Thoughts or Cravings? Nope.

Am I Homicidal or Suicidal? Never.

Daily or Weekly Events: It feels good to be home! I'm off tomorrow and I have a few errands to run.
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Just work not to forget your last drink and where you came from and you will do fine and grow in sobriety!

Stay safe and look smartly. =biggrin
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Thanks Positrac. I remember that last drink quite often. It was certainly one (quite a few) not to forget. It helped ground me though and I do appreciate where it has taken me the past 2 years.
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Am I Sober? Sure am.

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? None.

Did I Have Any Thoughts or Cravings? Nope.

Am I Homicidal or Suicidal? Never.

Daily or Weekly Events: Back to the weekly work schedule and catching up on everything from being TDY the last two weeks.
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Thanks for you service Bub!
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Of course Paige. It's been an absolute pleasure and I dread the day I have to leave the military. It's too much fun.

Am I Sober? Yep.

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? None.

Did I Have Any Thoughts or Cravings? Nope.

Am I Homicidal or Suicidal? Never.

Daily or Weekly Events: It was a busy day with repairing my shed, a picnic, a family bike ride and a kids sleepover....and I finally get to relax now.
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Am I Sober? Yes.

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? None.

Did I Have Any Thoughts or Cravings? Nope.

Am I Homicidal or Suicidal? Never.

Daily or Weekly Events: Just got back from shopping and we are gonna relax the rest of the evening after all of this crappy weather!
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Am I Sober? Yep.

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? I did. I actually purchased a bottle of wine and a 15 pack of beer for Easter,NOT FOR MYSELF. It was just another business transaction to me and it didn't have any effect on me otherwise.

Did I Have Any Thoughts or Cravings? Nope.

Am I Homicidal or Suicidal? Never.

Daily or Weekly Events: Easter weekend! The kids are pumped for the Easter Bunny to show up tomorrow and we are excited to celebrate with family.
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Happy Easter Everyone!! Here's to another safe and sober holiday!
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Caveat to yesterday 4 April 21; I had intended to post my status but I fell asleep after a long and busy Easter.

For today, Monday April 5th:

Am I Sober? Yes.

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? No but I did have some yesterday at Easter and it wasn't a factor.

Did I Have Any Thoughts or Cravings? No.

Am I Homicidal or Suicidal? Never.

Daily or Weekly Events: Yardwork later and I'm hoping to get my son to the driving range at some point today!
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Bub32 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:46 am Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? No but I did have some yesterday at Easter and it wasn't a factor.
Sounds like the 10th Step promises!
And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality - safe and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us. We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.
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That rings true Paige. I focus alot on the "we are neither cocky nor afraid" portion of the 10th Step. I feel confident around alcohol and I hope that that's okay. I know my bounds and I know that I can have exposure and that I can talk freely about alcohol. I guess that I struggle to find my triggers and because I don't really have any, I worry that a trigger may come along and I won't know what to do. I have dealt with my father's death and all kinds of other stressors since becoming sober but have yet to meet a true trigger. I guess that once I do, I'll accept the challenge and deal with it the same way I have over the past (almost) 2 years. Until then, I'll maintain vigilance and keep on doing the right thing.
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Am I Sober? Yes.

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? None.

Did I Have Any Thoughts or Cravings? Nope.

Am I Homicidal or Suicidal? Never.

Daily or Weekly Events: It'll be a long drill weekend but we are camping out tomorrow night so it'll be a good time! I wish everyone a good weekend!
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