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      Hi, All:

      Sorry I have been MIA - a lot going on in Pav's world these last couple of weeks, much of it good, some of it bad, all of it stressful. I am thankful to say that not once did I want a drink. It is such a relief to have my brain go to "wow, I need a walk," or "wow, I could use a hug," or "some potato chips would be good about now." I have so much gratitude about that. Not that I don't have thoughts, but no real cravings...

      Ava - so sorry to you and your boyfriend. That must have been a shock.

      Byrdie - THE PLAN! I am dusting mine off. Sorry about your friend, sorry about the hag, and glad you managed it all anyway.

      Back to work. Hope all is well to those I didn't read back to hear what is going on.

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      Byrdie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. It's such a gift to have someone like that in your life for however long they can stay. And good going on sticking with your plan in answer to the pushy hag. That's a very vulnerable moment that you navigated like a pro, and it underscores the importance of having that answer ready! If she'd pushed it, she would have deserved the detailed account of colitis symptoms that I'm sure you could have served up.

      Ava, gosh, I'm sorry to hear your sad news, too. I admire how you stayed strong for your hubby and for yourself, too.

      Lav, approaching 8 years -- wowzers! That is darned impressive, right there. And your steady, calming presence in the Nest has helped so many people, myself included. Congrats to you, our dear nest mother.

      Welcome, Pan. Raspberry tea sounds lovely and you're getting close to that one-week mark. Woot!

      Pav, it's always good to see your ruby red slippers. Sorry you've been under stress lately but it's good to see you dealing with it so honestly and well.

      As for me, I'm hanging in there. Next month will be year #2 of surviving breast cancer and so far, so good. Grateful for every day!

      One of my current writing projects is for a dental insurance company. They gave me an interesting statistic this morning: March 18 is one of the busiest days of the year for dentists. Why? Because of lost teeth resulting from drunken brawls and other stupid things on St. Patrick's Day. I'm so glad we're free from that!
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      Lil Bit, congrats on your two years cancer free! Im so happy for you! Life is so precisous, its just great to see you living it to the fullest! Shocking tidbit about the teeth and St Patricks Day, yikes!
      Got out today and did my walk for the first time without my walking partner. It was harder than I thought it was going to be. Im glad it is now behind me. As I say about getting sober, all the FIRSTS are tough but after you face them, they get easier.
      Pav, sorry about your stress....I hope that passes sooner than later.
      Ava, thinking of you and hoping you are finding strength, you have a tough week ahead.
      Lav, you sure are coming up on 8 years, just amazing! My s-hero!
      Hope everyone has an easy evening. Byrdie
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      Good evening Nesters & HAPPY SPRING

      I decided today to ignore the piles of snow still hanging around & concentrate on the sunny day & temps above freezing, ha ha!!

      Great to see so many checking in & doing so well. I can't even imagine where I would be or how I would be if I had continued trying to drink moderately - what a joke
      I am convinced that once you cross a certain line there is no going back. I have always assumed that I do not have another quit in me so this quit has to be THE quit & I am OK with that!

      Lil, congrats on your 2 years of good health. There's something to be said about healthy living

      Byrdie, Stella would come kill me if I started drinking again, we both know that, ha ha!

      Wishing everyone a safe & comfy night in the nest!

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      Good evening everyone - just wanted to check in quickly. I got through day six AF! I was really worried about today because I've been on vacation and this was my first day back at work since I stopped drinking. I was a little afraid the stress (I'm a social worker and there's always chaos in our environment) might really tempt me to pick up a bottle after work but I didn't. I'm really tired - the good kind of tired from a full day of work and activities - not from drinking a bottle and a half of Pinot Noir.

      Good night to all...

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      Hello nesters,

      Happy spring. Always so much good stuff to read. Getting ready for spring break/vacation. I'm going on a trip with a friend. I think I'll let her know I quit drinking before we leave. I don't think this particular friend will care. She's not a big drinker and has other non drinking friends so hopefully it won't feel weird.

      Lilbit, so glad you are healthy and cancer free and sober so you can enjoy your victories!!!

      I'm Sooo tired, I meant to go to bed over an hour ago so good night all!
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      Good morning nesters .

      Lots of good positive posts here, keep them coming positive or not as that's life.

      Sometimes I forget about the future, I know now that as time goes bye the future will take care of itself, I can deal with my life & its problems in a clear & sober way once I stay on the path that I have chosen to take, So even when life is not going as smoothly a I like , within myself I am happy & contented & know now I have the strength & belief to get through anything.

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      Happy Tuesday. Or "Toothday" LilBit! Nice day here - we have sun not snow LAV! You always exemplify a good attitude - finding the positive in any situation! Looking forward to the 8 yr. party Sunday.

      Byrdie, I'm sorry for the loss of your walking partner. That must have been hard walking without her today. You nailed it that we have to find other coping mechanisms. I've found them to be quite a habit - new ways of handling things just become a new normal, just as we reached for alcohol, we turn to these other things. It comes with time and practice and faith.

      All good posts and more I wanted to comment on, but I'm late for an appointment. Thank you everyone for sharing. I love this community - it has been so helpful to me

      Have a good day!
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      Evening, Nesters.
      A full and busy day here, nice to come to the end of the day knowing I gave it my all. Got some things done so happy about that.
      Amazing all that I can accomplish with no AL in sight. Who'da thought?!
      Hope everyone has an easy evening. Byrdie
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      Good evening Nesters,

      We actually had a sunny 50 something degree day now they are sending us a cold day tomorrow with wind chills tomorrow - what's up with that??

      Pan, you are about to reach your 1 week AF anniversary
      Keep going, the results are awesome!

      Kensho, I really do work on staying positive - helps keep me out of depression-ville
      I need to start baking for Sunday's party, ha ha!!!

      Byrdie, instead of chicken cakes I will find something easier to bake, LOL
      I am no Martha Stewart!!

      Wishing everyone a safe & comfy night in the nest!

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