“Having A Tough Time In Recovery? Well just “Wiggle Your Butt” And “JUST BRING IT”!

Hello Recovery Friends, Seekers, and Welcome New Friends,

 

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Todays recovery message is to “Just Get Your Wiggle Butt” in gear and don’t be afraid to dig in and do the work needed to start, stay, and have a CATTASTIC RECOVERY LIFE!!
Many know I am a cat lover, and sadly when we had to relocate from beautiful So. Oregon to hot, dusty Arizona, I had to leave my 2 kids, ( Kitty Cats) Buttons & Callie behind with a good friend of ours until will get back to Oregon. My hubby works for a large grocery store chain and is starting meat-cutters school for them soon. The closest training school was here in Arizona, or the ones back East, and I wasn’t going there! No Way!…LOL.

So for my recovery journey here in Arizona has been an interesting change. I was blessed to have a good friend of mine, and fellow author herself, Marilyn Lancelot, who is my Sponsor while here in Arizona. HHHMMMMM….I wonder if she knows that?…LOL.

She is an awesome woman with long-term recovery from compulsive addicted gambling and alcohol like myself. But it really doesn’t matter how long you have in recovery, as addicted gamblers, we know we are only “ONE BET AWAY” from destruction! So you need to have a good sponsor in your life, good supportive people too. But mostly today, I wanted to give you all some “Support & Encouragement” in your recovery. Yes, it can be tough & hard to get the REAL work started in recovery. Many who are new may not know, or feel where they should start.
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The best thing to get started is to make meetings. No matter what addiction your needing help recovering from, there are many supportive meetings you can make in person, or even on the phone, and your computer! I attend “Gamblers Anonymous” in person, but mostly on-line, thanks to my mental & emotional disorders I suffer. There are many different places you can go for all types of addiction help.
One is called; “In The Rooms ~ A Global Recovery Community” http://www.intherooms.com/

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Another good place for addicted gamblers is, Gamblers Anonymous, http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/
There are website meetings to for Drug & Alcohol recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous http://www.aa.org/
For Drug Abuse.  http://www.na.org/  You can also find information, articles, and free treatment help here at My Addiction, http://www.myaddiction.com/   and their sister support site for help is; Support Groups, http://www.supportgroups.com/
So go explore and see if these can help get you going. They all are awesome communities.

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So always remember when you “Believe In A Power Greater Than Yourself In Recovery,” anything is possible!
When we do the work needed in our recovery, we all can be like “DAVID” and face down those triggers, urges, and “Nah-Sayers” who try to keep *Stigma* alive. As each one of us “Succeed In Our Recovery” and  take our life back? That’s another chip off the “Ole Stigma” rock! Find your recovery “courage” and take back your LIFE! As my favorite WWE Wrestler
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says, “JUST BRING IT”! ( Yes I love wrestling! )
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.Ooooo La La BABY!

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Always asked, “What’s the key to success?”

The key is, there is no key.

Be humble, hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.

Always asked, "Whats the key to success?"

The key is, there is no key. 

Be humble, hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.
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THAT’S RECOVERY!
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God Bless All,
Author, Cat Townsend-Lyon 🙂

DEAR Diary, Today I…..(page 4) Life Change at 50

Hello Recovery Friends & New Friends & Visitor’s,

I thought I would use little words today, and more PIC’S as late yesterday was rough for me. My moods and emotions have been weepy today as well. We found a GOOD home for my 1yr old Kitty~~*Callie*,  but when they came and got her, and then left….I cried all evening…….I just don’t know how much MORE my Heart and Emotional STATE I can take. LIFE REALLY SUCKS RIGHT NOW!!  SO I’m really trying to stay as positive as I can, but I think, as I pack up what little left of our life, It is finally catching up to me and sinking in!!!……

I don’t want to sound selfish, but I’ll miss my husband and I having privacy as a married couple. I know THAT we are BLESSED that his family is taking us in, but we never had children, (cause we couldn’t)……So, going from just him and I, to a house where there will be 7 of us is going to take some getting used to. I worry about my Mental health issues, not wanting to make others uncomfortable on my bad days. Also, it is hard to explain, but I’ve been feeling all alone, even though my hubby is here with me. This deep sadness and fear that it will be ALL of him and his siblings against just ME………I hope our Marriage can take all this change………..JUST SAYIN…..So I will stay Positive, Keep my Faith and my HUMOR!
*Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon*

With all my Friends & Followers Support I Can CONQUER ALL!!


*PLEASE…..Don’t DRINK & RIDE!! YOU & THE HORSE!!*


*I ALWAYS ACCEPT PRAYERS & HUGS FROM MY PALS!!*

 **OH LORD I’M TRYING MY BEST!! **
LOL…LOL…NOUGH SAID!! RUN!

**OF COURSE IT’S *CATURDAY* TODAY!! SO THE CATS ARE BACK**!!

We say this is the FUZZIEST cat ever. Prove us wrong and post a fuzzier kitty!
**HOLY TABBY CAT!! That is a Tank….WOW!**
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**HOW IN THE WORLD???**
**SO ADORABLE KITTY KITTY**

MAN THIS CATURDAY COFFEE IS STRONG!!
**MAN, I hate when water gets in MY EYE…..OH WELL, I’ll just GO FOR IT!!  **HAPPY WEEKEND ALL****

MY LIFE CHANGE DIARY WILL CONTINUE ON MONDAY with Page 5***

**Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon**

OF COURSE…..IT’S *CATURDAY RAMBLIN’S*

**Hello friends, visitors, and followers!**

People ask me…..WHERE DID CATURDAY come from??….I came up with the idea by using my nickname~~Cathy, short for *CATHERINE* & I have 2 CATS!  So I put the TWO together to make *CATURDAY*…,.It is a day that I spend with my 2 kitty’s playing, combing, A BATH if needed, which is actually a TASK in it’s self due to either of MY CATS LIKING WATER!!
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Every now and then I like to take a break from the serious stuff of Recovery. I happen to have a NEW friend that has started following me here, which we met a few weeks ago and she mentioned my last *CATURDAY* Ramblin’s post……..and since it has been a little while, I thought I would do one today!!….Lets get the *SAD* & *MAD* out-of-the-way first thing,…….*MEET JUSTIN the little KITTY*……..

Image: Justin the cat (© Facebook)
*You may have read about the horrific ACT of some F_ _King teens did to this poor little guy back in April. He had been doused with gas and set on fire by some teens, and a GOOD Samaritan stepped in and saved JUSTIN……I won’t show any before photo’s, they are to graphic, but I’m HAPPY to say he is doing well, AND, has a New owner!! Here is a snippet!*

**Kitten set on fire feels better and has a new mommy**

There is a happy ending to the horror story of a kitten named Justin. The abandoned, abused sweetie has a new home. It’s been quite a journey to get to this point, however. On April 25, the 5-week-old was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire in a Philadelphia street by a still at-large alleged human. The cat was left with second and third-degree burns over one-third of his body. After rescue and surgery, Justin’s luck has improved. He was adopted by a woman identified only as Kelly last month, and is reportedly doing splendidly. “He has a full, beautiful coat of fur,” said his new mommy. “He has so much life in him and every day is just a new day full of adventures and just full of love and goodness. He is just the sweetest boy.”………………**I don’t know about YOU, but I DO hope they catch these teens and prosecute them to the FULLEST extent of the LAW!!!** I just don’t get it about kids today??…..Where are the Parents? Do they know there hoodlums are capable of such horror to an animal? Isn’t this the kind of thing Serial Killers do when they are younger?? Scary Thought!**
Now here is another Cat story that will warm your HEART………

Cat & deer best friends in Harrisburg, Penn. (Courtesy of a Care2 member via Care2, http://aka.ms/catdeercare2)

 WHO SAYS *CATS* & *DEER* CAN’T BE BEST PALS????

Cat & deer best friends in Harrisburg, Penn. (Courtesy of a Care2 member via Care2, http://aka.ms/catdeercare2)

Cat & deer best friends in Harrisburg, Penn. (Courtesy of a Care2 member via Care2, http://aka.ms/catdeercare2)

 **LET ME GIVE YA A KITTY MASSAGE**

Cat & deer best friends in Harrisburg, Penn. (Courtesy of a Care2 member via Care2, http://aka.ms/catdeercare2)

Cat & deer best friends in Harrisburg, Penn. (Courtesy of a Care2 member via Care2, http://aka.ms/catdeercare2)   **HER IS A HUG TOO**!!

Cat-and-deer BFFs have one clear thing in common: *CUTENESS!

Possibly this big pussy cat has an inner lion telling it, “This should be your dinner, you wuss.” But a meal is one-time thing. Friendship is forever. And nothing is quite as adorable as this steady date the cat and a wandering deer have cooked up in a yard in Harrisburg, Pa., every morning. They share kisses and baths, and, yes, the deer even lets the kitty act out its mighty hunter fantasies by sitting still for the occasional gentle mauling. This photo gallery is just more evidence of what we’ve known forever: There’s nothing better than a friend, no matter what species you ARE!!
JUST TOO *CUTE*

*NOW I’LL SHARE SOME *CATURDAY PIC’S* And let the photo’s DO the TALKING!!*

Cat photobombing a bouquet of flowers (http://cheezburger.com/6456375296)

“I wonder if there is fish in that vase?”

Fat & greedy cat (catshaming via Tumblr)  **MY CATS EAT ALL DAY LONG**

  OH MY….BAD KITTY

 Kitten draped over a woman's head (eHgg via Reddit)

“I’m tired of fighting with the computer for your affection. I give up.”

Cat draped on a closed book (TimeSpaceRedundancy via Reddit)

“That’s enough reading for now. It makes me sad that we never talk anymore.”

Cat standing in front of three computer monitors (Greesus via Reddit)

“Oh I’m sorry, were you trying to DO something?”

Pets have a way of getting what they want. Birds peck, dogs whine and turtles … well, walk slowly or something. But no pet is quite as persistent as a cat. They will scratch, cry, meow and generally act like spoiled brats until they get what they want. Or sometimes, they’ll lie in just he right spot — until you have no choice but to pet their belly.  Cats will KEEP  interrupting people who are trying to do get some work done. Just give up and pet the kitty, already. That’s priority No. 1………..

Cat interfering with a mahjongg game (gingerkid7716 via Instagram)                     “I said to put the iPad away. This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.”

.From Myles...LOOKS like my Buttons!!

 *THESE BOTH LOOK LIKE MY *Mr Buttons*

No, not now, maybe later. Thanks....THAT'S MY BUTTONS!!

Tallest Cat Ever | Petside#586094#586094#586094NOW THAT’S ONE BIG KITTY CAT!! WOW!!

 **HERE IS MY BIG BOY~~Mr. Buttons Sleeping his favorite WAY!!**

Here is my "BOY" sleeping Gang UM Style!  Oh Mr. Buttons!

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Cassondra_castroAND THIS??? WELL This is JUST PLAIN WRONG!! *                                     **HAPPY CATURDAY FRIENDS!! THANKS FOR COMING BY TODAY!!**
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Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon…..*NOW I know this is NOT a CAT,….but it was JUST to cute to leave OUT!!..* God Bless All *

*Backwoods Barbie*
*ARE YOU MY MOMMY??*