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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sanguine Saturday

I did this backwards today, and almost posted up last week's Sanguine Saturday thinking I was done because I started with the links to everyone else's! Then I got distracted with some cleaning...

My brother returns home from America tomorrow morning!

Success Stories:
No burning.
Two weeks sober.
No stitches.
I stood up and spoke at the AA meeting on Monday.
I walked every day this week and mostly for at least an hour/hour and a half.
When I found a new, unopened bottle of alcohol stashed in my room, I sent my brother a text and asked if he or his girlfriend wanted it. It's now in the loungeroom ready for him to collect!
I negotiated with my mother about the amount of board I'll be paying while I'm away - she wanted full rent and board but I talked her down to full rent and half board.
I stuck it out through a couple of difficult discussions.
I managed to get a few things done that I've been needing to do for a long time.

Gratitudes/Happy Things:
Getting things in perspective.
Poetry - reading, writing, sharing and discussing!
Knowing that there are things that light me up inside.

Challenge and cheer-leading statements:
Life is not meant to be black & white. Something can be neither one thing nor the other ... or it can be both!
Emotions exist for a reason, it's okay to have them and to feel them.
One day at a time, I can do this.
It's okay to not be perfect.
Feelings are not facts!

Don't forget to post up your own version of Sanguine Saturday (any day, any format as long as it's positive-focused!) and shoot me the link! If you're joining us in this challenge, I want to know about it. Finally, of course, don't forget to check out this week's list of Sanguine Saturday versions:
Lua of Almost Positive with Weekend Positivity
D'Arty of Living In Iowa with Auspicious Weekly Reflections
Sairs of This Lunatic Express with Positive Wednesday
Sonya of My Verse with Great Things
M of some wild, strident argument with i'm glad you fellows liked the somewhat - positive post

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. Wow! Lots of successes for you this week. give yourself a pat on the back! Thanks for the link to my post, by the way. *hugs*


  2. I think squirrels are very underrated, poor things, they are so darned cute. One day I want to see one in person, Í've only ever seen pictures of them or videos of them on tv. Thanks for the link :)

  3. Squirrels never fail to make me smile....even on a dark day.

  4. Squirrels are definitely <3 and eleventy kinds of awesome. ;) I think my friends think I'm a little bit weird because I'm sort of obsessed, but really... they're so cute! Apparently there's at least one park in London where they will eat out of my hand, too! I can't wait!