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The Brave Babes Battle Bus - New Year? So, Let's Go Up A Gear!

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ChristMouseTimeMistletoeNoWine Wed 26-Dec-12 21:54:45

Hello, tis me, Mouse (normally Mouseface but I'm wearing my festive name smile)

Welcome to the Brave Babes Battle Bus, to a place of solace, support and sanctuary, if that's what you seek of course. It's also a Bus full of bloomin' chatterboxes, waffling on about life, love and all things from school reports to laundry! grin

The journey into 2013 is going to be an ass kicking one as we're moving up a gear to give the WineWitch a bloody good slapping, and the BoozeBeast a kick in the bollo............. grin

Some of us drink in moderation, some of us drink. Some of us are sober, some of us are trying so very, very hard to be.

Some of us have been dry for days, weeks, months and some of us years...... some of us are just starting out and are scared of what stopping drinking means. It's not forever, it's just for today if that's what you want. smile

We have a saying on the Bus One Day At A Time. Or ODAAT

Take each moment, each day and each blip as it comes. The support on this Bus has kept me from ruining my life time and time again. The experiences of others shared here has helped me to change the way I see alcohol, the way I see what it does to me.

Although some Babes have been here a while and kind of 'know' each other, we all have different lives, different roles to play, different places to sit on the Bus, but we ALL have or have had abusive relationships with alcohol and we're here because we want that to change; for the better.

Everyone is welcome here so don't be afraid to just jump right in and say hi. Post as much or as little as you like!

So, come say hi, grab a seat, an eggnog (non alcoholic of course wink) and a mince pie, or chocolate chip cookie, and meet some lovely, genuine people who are just like YOU.

Also, HERE IS THE PREVIOUS THREAD with a link in the OP to the first ever thread, and the reason why after more than two and a half years, this thread is still here, supporting those in need. smile

ChristMouseTimeMistletoeNoWine Wed 26-Dec-12 21:58:26

And for now, we're over HERE UNTIL IT'S FULL

See you soon, here or there, Mouse xx

ohcluttergotme Thu 27-Dec-12 06:11:21

Hi brave babes. Want to wish everyone a merry christmas. Not been on for a while but usually lurking around. Was so proud of myself on Christmas day. Managed to only have a couple of drinks. Was able to sit and spend time with dc & nieces & nephews and play with them where normally I'd be getting rat arsed! Was sad to see how utterly pissed my dm got & felt really sorry for df who has to deal with her. I really don't want to end up there, I am scared that it's out of my control as when I look at my dm I see my alcoholic grandfather!
Anyway for now, today things are going well. I got up with my ds at 6am on Boxing Day & for the first time in 20 years I wasn't felt great. I had a really nice boxing day. Went to pick up car aty parents & drove to my pil's to get some stuff. Felt nice to be out & about.
Really hope all other brave babes area managing somehow to get through this really, really difficult time of year. Hope mouse you get some dry weather & can get your little one's out.

greeneyed Thu 27-Dec-12 22:11:14

Taking seat and admiring purple's new pants smile

greeneyed Thu 27-Dec-12 22:16:55

mouse this Christmas there are so many bugs about, don't know any family unscathed. Sis has just texted they have vomiting bug, we have spent the last three days with them. On the plus side if we come down with it tonight that's the inlaws definately cancelled smile

PurpleWolfe Thu 27-Dec-12 22:17:04

grin at Green! Taking a seat in my pants - and sod all else! grin

Strangely enough, I bought the DC novelty pants for Christmas - and the loved them!! DD got some Where's Wally pants and she thinks they are sooo cool! Missing my children tonight. sad

<Fiddling with the air con as it's a tad chilly in just pants!!>

PurpleWolfe Thu 27-Dec-12 22:17:41


PurpleWolfe Thu 27-Dec-12 22:19:13

Green Cancel them anyway!! You are poorly! xxxxxx

greeneyed Thu 27-Dec-12 22:20:16

Passes purple a big girl onsie to get warm!

greeneyed Thu 27-Dec-12 22:22:07

I can't ds so looking forward to it as it's like Christmas day again for presents and they'll be desperate to see him.

greeneyed Thu 27-Dec-12 22:23:20

I'll hide in my room with some mystery illness if needs be - won't be sharing the details!

PurpleWolfe Thu 27-Dec-12 22:23:57

Hmmmmmm hmm This onsie Green, what does it look like?

greeneyed Thu 27-Dec-12 22:29:35

I'm figuring you are not a onsie kind of girl probably too glamarous! I really want one but I'm not allowed. Dh thinks it's going too far in terms of slobbishness!

PurpleWolfe Thu 27-Dec-12 22:35:12

Lolololololololol! Me?! Too glamorous!? Currently typing this in bed in my Mothercare nightie - complete with buttons down front for ease of breast feeding!! My youngest is 6!! Thanks Green, best laugh all day!! xxxxxxx

PS Grab pressies from in-laws, say "Sorry, we have the plague", quick shove, quickly shut the door! Job jobbed!! x

greeneyed Thu 27-Dec-12 22:42:25

Perhaps I could just get them to courier them up and just send back a video message smile right will try to get to sleep and hope tomorrow is better. Good night babes xx

venusandthechoirofangels Thu 27-Dec-12 22:56:02

Ooh, I've found you all (and those pants look very comfy purple). Just marking my place and wishing you a a deep and restorative sleep.

GoldenFrankincenseAndMyrrh Thu 27-Dec-12 23:44:52

<<nabs seat in sidecar>>


kotinka Fri 28-Dec-12 00:45:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PurpleWolfe Fri 28-Dec-12 00:52:13

Hey Koti, grumpy is what I'm dong best just now! xxxxx

venusandthechoirofangels Fri 28-Dec-12 09:17:42

Morning to babes whether they be grumpy, boingy, coughy, coldy, busy, dizzy or determined.

Today I will not be drinking. Anyone joining me?

Fairenuff Fri 28-Dec-12 10:13:35

I'll join you Venus, is it tonight you go out to meet your friend?

< passes round humbugs in recognition of those not feeling very merry right now >

Fairenuff Fri 28-Dec-12 10:16:10

PS - Who is actually driving the bus today? Haven't heard from Silver in Isinde in ages.

Any volunteers? My legs aren't long enough to reach those pedals and my eyesight aint what it used to be grin

Forrotor Fri 28-Dec-12 10:45:54

Hello, I wondered if you would mind me joining you? I started this on Boxing Day and a few posters suggested your thread as a big help.

I have taken a look at a couple of your threads and they really gave me hope. I was feeling pretty lousy for the last couple of days, but have woken up today with a sense of determination.

Anyway, apologies if I am bulldozing my way in. My head is all over the place at the moment.

greeneyed Fri 28-Dec-12 11:15:59

Welcome forrotor I saw you thread, very glad you have come to join us - you are most welcome x

helpyourself Fri 28-Dec-12 11:24:37

Morning all.
Nice new thread. grin
All's well chez help- in that I'm happy and sober while all around me are melting in various post Christmas/ flu type lurgies. Off on holiday shortly (if I can get packed and the rest feel well enough to be driven) so won't be around for a week. Might be back with a bump as we're coming home early for my gland surgery- fingers crossed.
Love and HALT to you all.

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