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  • Good evening to all of you! I have been MIA working at the fair. I am not staying as AF as I hoped but still respectable. This is the last weekend for working and we have been put on notice we will be short handed and plan to work 'later' than your normal 11 hour shift. Yikes. @Breathe57103 thank you for sharing your…
  • Hello all! I spend some time catching up on my reading pleasure here! The fair is not as brutal to me this year as last....I think because I am not the 'closer' and when it slows in the evening we volunteer to leave LOL So far this month 5A days and 10 AF days. Me on a break from selling tickets in my little 10x10 booth. I…
  • Hello everyone I got caught up on most of the posts. As usual the 10-12 hour days at the fair are kicking my backside but that is ok. It was so busy yesterday. I have had 2 beer, 1 sip and 2 whiskeys this month. So 3 A days I will take that! My only day off on Tuesday is already packed full, yikes @Breathe57103 Self care…
  • Hello everyone, just a quick fly by before heading to the fair grounds. I did have a few sips of a whiskey last night so I am on the fence if I want to count it in my head or not. I know it is a small thing and I should but it was more of a tasting than a drink.....then I read that sentence and it sounds like excuses. OK I…
  • LOL I love the age/zodiac sign references.....put me in the ring with...cancer and 64ish, and will take off at the mere suggestion of an adventure Well September is starting out well. 6AF and 1A . I go back to the fair tomorrow and work through next Monday. Off 1 day then work 6 on 1 off until the fair is done on the 25th.…
  • Love all the photo's we are seeing so far this month! As I expected the fair is grueling, not so much in physical labor as a ticket seller, it is the oh so friendly customer service/banter/humor etc. that I give each person at my window. After hour 8 it is hard to maintain but I do all they way up to hour 12ish give or…
  • Hello everyone! AF tonight after working a long day at the fair. Started at the 'treasury' at 11:30 am and ended in the 'treasury' at 8:30 pm. Oh and the fun news.......The supervisor who did not want me to play with my sticks you ask? Well I have converted her (sorta) she first said I could not use them. I respectfully…
  • Well Sept 1 down and AF so yeah FAIR day---those sticks are going to be waving and I pray I have a fun 'booth' mate. Tonight I should get off around 8-9pm So it may be a long day. I don't start though until 11am. But my normal schedule will be start times 8:30-9:30. Quitting time depends on the volume of people, anywhere…
  • LOL claim away, there have been so many great artist that have come from the Seattle area. They have a theory that because Seattle/and surrounding cities (there is more to WA than Seattle lol) we are sorta isolated from the rest of the US by the Cascades. Kinda a lone outpost and folks have nothing better to do than play…
  • Thank you to everyone with a cheering spirit! @Stockholm_Andy welcome back, I do remember you @Lilylady3k The fair has several wine/beer gardens through out the grounds. It is a pretty big fair. It is for the whole western side of the state. I am hoping I can get someone to take picture of the sticks flying their colors! I…
  • Happy September (almost) But I wanted to let you see the 'sticks' I have tricked out. HEHE. These will get poked out the 'talking' hole in the ticket booth. I am going to wave and wave and wave. Well until someone needs tickets then I will suck it back inside and sell sell sell My goal is to be AF for the bulk of…
  • Happy end of the month (almost) Sticks on September thread hahahaha AF tonight so I will finish the month with 18AF days. Not as good as 24-25 but I will take it. The days with alcohol was a limit of 2 beers. I can't wait to see what next month brings
  • @Womona I actually get paid to work at the fair BUT, there are no rules about the sticks so I will be waving away...... @Lilylady3k Well said! @dawnbgethealthy The after question was perfect.... Today was 2 beer at lunch. So I will finish out the month with 18 AF days. Not my best but again I am good with it. Each drinking…
  • @dawnbgethealthy thanks for the shout out with the bitters! I like (haha) the 'old fashioned' in diet tonic water. That one gets me going. @MissMay ..damn the drama! Come visit me I have a few tubes of paint that are calling your name. Long mindless post.........about silly things So my mom is doing so much better. She is…
  • Well I was AF last night and Monday. But my AF days will be less than 20 this month. No excuses it is all me and my choices. Why is it alcohol does tend to take up too much head space as it was put so nicely a few posts back @joans1976 what type of work do you do? look under the ICF or International Coaching Federation ..…
  • Hello to everyone! Well the tub surround acrylic "marble" walls are up. Now I just need to have the vanity and toilet hooked up then we can finish the bathroom! The rest of the work will be on us to finish. Which is ok. I will be back at it after my stint at the fair. Ooooh summer concerts I love them. We (have not been in…
  • @ahoy_m8 I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family are able to find peace and comfort So AF yesterday for the turkey dinner I prepared for my mothers house. We ate and played 'blackjack' for a few hours before my mom was tired and we were kicked out. Which I encouraged! Today beer planned later this…
  • wow @dawnbgethealthy the pictures are great Today DH closed up shop early and we went to one of our favorite irish pub's. I kept my beer on the lighter side and 2 glasses. Then indulged in a beer nap when I got home. Anyway, tomorrow we will be taking turkey dinner to my mom's LOL Long story short my DH really likes…
  • Good day to everyone @Lilylady3k How cute is that! I have never seen a bad baby photo and he is perfect @dawnbgethealthy what a wonderful getaway. I can see why it is protected with rough roads! @Breathe57103 I am sorry for your loss and you are coping and moving through life the best you can. We are here if you need us…
  • good day to everyone AF last night....coming back from days away has been a little harder than I remember. But I will continue to moderate and/or weekends only then only 2 drinks per day. I can live with that right now OH funny I will be working our monster state fair again this year. Yeah. I don't find out my 'shift…
  • hello all my lovely Less Alcohol Clan. We made it back from our 4 day out n about. LOL boy sometimes one just has to laugh. We had ups and downs and a lot of funny customer 'lack of' service. Including a woman selling handmade jewelry in a run down type shop in a bump in the road town. I really like finding these little…
  • @Womona yes PA and NJ Will be great. I am on the road until Sunday but then I will get you the address thank you
  • @globalhiker I have to say your plan looks almost solid and now just need to work out those fine details of...yep you are in a restaurant and the booze is flowing for the opportunity to sip. This has happened to me. I just politely say no thank you and if push comes to shove I will say let me take a small sip of yours for…
  • @MissMay wow not much time left! Have you found your new digs yet or are you going to wing it. Inquiring minds want to know! So in my section of the state only about 40% of the people have A/C. We only have about the equivalent of 2 weeks of over 90 weather from June to September and they are in usually 2-3 days spurts. We…
  • @ducky133 @Womona My gosh the anxiety had to be the worst! Laying in bed thinking can I sleep, will I sleep, when will I sleep....that was the mantra in my head. It does start to go away. Today we did jump out for lunch and a beer. A lite one for me which worked out ok. Usually I gravitate towards bitter high octane beer…
  • The first few nights after I had a few drinks and then stopped I always have/had trouble falling asleep. That does get better. I found for me my 'normal' sleep patterns started to come back. Today was hot outside. We opted for sandwiches from Jimmy John's and a beer on our deck. It was so pleasant. Then I took a wonderful…
  • Hello everyone! Boo Hoo my weight went up a bit today.....I am not complaining. I think the salty snack I nibbled on last night may have had something to do with it haha. @joans1976 hang in there, panic attacks are no fun. I have had my share and it is usually the same triggers. I am glad you have support system. Today I…
  • Hello everyone. Self care today: A huge humus and veggie plate with toasted bread slices. Tasted so good Well my contractor guy bailed this weekend to put up my sheet rock in the bathroom, so I had to call the folks that have made the tub surround to schedule me for another day......I am letting this stress just flow like…
  • hello everyone Well DH came home early and it was one of my stressful days. I tried to let it roll and could have but then DH wanted to go get a late lunch/early dinner so we ended up at local pub. I still stick to just 2 beers. Self Care today. I don't count the beer as self care. ..... It's evening and I don't want any…
  • Hello all you lovelies Self care today. I treated myself to homemade pizzas for dinner. I thought I would remind myself when posting to think of one nice thing I did for myself that day, I can do more but just need to post one. AF today so 2 day Did some prep work in the main bathroom and hope to paint and put the flooring…
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