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Still alcohol free....one week (this time).

Friday, June 28, 2019

Am about finished with the "12 steps without God", book.
I am writing these steps into the book of the woman's way to the 12 steps. Have not started the work book yet. I will bring this book when I meet with Carol again in a couple of weeks. There is not a lot of room to write the passages though. I wish I had post it notes!
Have been Alcohol free on vacations before...this will be a challenge.
Weighed 184.1 this morning. My goal is to lose weight!

Will follow a low carb diet while there, except for my mothers birthday celebration weekend on the 6th.

Leaving Monday, we will get into Indy late wednesday evening.. South Bend is a 2& 1/2 hour drive north. Think we should get there around noon on saturday unless mom wants help on friday that is. I don't want to stress her out. I will be bringing a chicken salad sandwich platter and beer.
The open house is from 2-4 on saturday, then folks will come back to moms house for a light supper. 3 of 4 nieces and nephew will be there so that is great along with a few friends of mom from out of town. There should be around 35 people at the restaurant/open house, not sure how many will go to moms after words. She just found out about it yesterday, sis had sent her an invitation. Dad did not want her to worry too long so wanted to give this notice to her with about a 10 days to get ready....

He texted us that she is looking forward to the party!
It will be a mini reunion. A couple of her friends are coming from the carolinas so this will be a big surprise!

This year we will stay 2 nights in memphis. We are going to the civil rights museum and will take a tour at Graceland, Elvis's home. I have never been there before. This will be the first time spending 2 nights there. We have been making this trip twice a year for 18 years. For the past few yeras we have been going up to celebrate fathers day. But this year it is later because of the timing of her party.

Started making a list of things to bring. In 3 days we leave. Monday we will be driving my car as it gets better gas mileage and more importantly I can't really drive Jeffs car. (it is a 6 speed and I can't put it into 6th gear). We will take turns driving my car. I have a couple of books to bring. The drive is about 7 hours each day, sometimes longer due to traffic. Will try to hit the road before 10 but that never happens. Usually on the interstate by 10:30am.
Got up early this morning, had a difficult time sleeping. Somehow I hurt my neck. Was tossing and turning and just decided to get up. Have a hair appointment this morning for a color and a cut. Wonder who I will have because my regular stylist is out today. I frequent the beauty school for such services. Usually I can have the same student for a few months at a time. I get my hair colored monthly.

I work tomorrow seeing the last clients before we leave.

Need to take a shower and have plenty of time to do that. I won't wash my hair as they say it is better to go in with dirty hair...the color is better. Don't understand that but I try to follow their instructions. It is definitely dirty full of hair spray.
Will post this and get into the shower.
Thanks for reading and have a good day!
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  • -JAMES-
    Sounds like a real modification in habits. Wish you all the success. I find it interesting that that book exists "without God", ... makes sense to me.
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    Great to read and catch up .. I am the old MommaBear .. after an emotional and heartbreaking go round at work and home .. I decided to leave the title to someone else .. I'm tired of being the protectorate .. peace keeper and care taker ... new name .. new energy .. my name reminds me to Remember Why .. everyones Why is different .. my mantra is .. if I knew I was going to die tomorrow .. how would I live today ?

    Your family get together to celebrate your Mom sounds awesome ... your dad is so correct .. she will worry enough in the remaining 10 days ... it didnt need to begin any sooner ..

    Please have lots of giggles and adventures along your journey .. I love Graceland ... the energy is Elvis .. I so enjoyed my visit there .. 1996 .. lol from Sask Canada to the tip of Florida .. and return .. 33 days .. trip of a lifetime .. if it was there to be seen .. we saw it ..

    Congrats on your self love journey .. AF has been my off and on all of this year .. longest stretch was 37 days .. I am beginning again July 1 .. with the team ..

    I know your hair will look stunning ..
    safe and marvellous travels my friend ... talk again soon
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