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      Morning nesters

      Free, you cant go wrong with a positive attitude and yes it is freeing to be sober.

      God i should have stopped drinking 15 years ago and sorted the crap out that was going on in my life but i chose to drink through it and drink and drink. I am so grateful i did the drunk search on the net and found here. i do remember reading and thinking that these people were like me and my first post makes me realise now, that i had finally started to reach out for help. i didnt want a lot of help as i had no tools to stop drinking but i was heard and acknowledged and my life slowly began again. it was a dolly step in the right direction that has gotten me sober today. My sobriety is still my 100% priority, it is not at the forefront of my life as it once but i do base some of my decisions on this.

      Pauly, i used to hate those urges that came out of nowhere like a tidal wave, it was like wtf where did you come from. great work on not drinking. You sound resigned to just not drinking now no matter what and that is a huge step forward.

      well satans sister (my mother) has decided to kick my son out who lives with her as he has a girlfriend now and she is not getting attention, i have tried to sort this crap out and thought i was getting my mother to actually listen but nope. i feel so sorry for him, i know what my mother is like, i have lived that dream for years and there is no getting her out of the path she is on. I am going down there on the weekend to pick up sons dog as she is using him against my son saying she is taking him to the pound, my son spends no time with him, hes being neglected blah blah. problem is son doesnt want to go home as she just yells at him. so to diffuse that situation i will get the dog. not what i want atm as my mads is not well at all again and he is a big dog but ..... I told my mother yesterday to let go of the anger as its toxic. i have to be careful of what i say as she will just stop talking to me too. so now i have an 82 year old mother, 2+ hours away living by herself. I am so glad i am f#cking sober. As i said to my son, he is my priority, i am his mother and if he was doing something wrong he would know about it from me. Hes not, its my mother and now she is playing victim. What a brain drain this saga is.

      Wag, 900+ days, what a wonderful feeling to know you have achieved that length of time. i still shake my head after 5 years thinking how did i possibly do that amount of time. Its just life as i know it now.

      Sorry for the rant also, im grateful to be here. take care xx
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      Right on Freebee.

      freeG here too for 2019!

      Have a bewdy friends.

      'I am part of all that I have met, yet all experience is an arch wherethro', gleams that untravelled world whose margins fade, forever and forever when I move'

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      Good evening Nesters,

      That's right FeeBee - being free is what it's all about

      Just thought I'd mention a book I am rereading right now since it covers familiar topics for all of us.
      It's called "Resilient: How To Grow An Unshakable Core Of Calm, Strength and Happiness" by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
      OMG he covers all the really important keys necessary for changing our brains. I have long been interested in neuroplasticity & all that we can do to help ourselves live a better life.
      I highly recommend his book, there's something fr everyone in this book.
      I have many books loaded on my Kindle, waiting to be read but I tend to go back to the ones that were most helpful

      Wags, when you hit that quadruple number you will really feel like a boss!!!!

      Byrdie, perhaps the HAG is there to help you learn something about yourself like your true grit, ability to stay calm & confident, haha. OR you can just stick a pin in her eye, LOL

      Hello to Pav, Pauly, G, LC, kensho, Ava & everyone.

      Wishing a safe & cozy night in the nest for all!

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      Lav, I heard Rick Hanson talk about his book and his life on CBC. I will get the book, thanks.

      Ava, that really sucks about your mom and son. Geez. They are both lucky to have you. Look at you taking care of everyone, thank goodness your are sober!
      When it rains it pours.

      No news about the job yet. I am enjoying my time off anyway.
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      Happy Un-hung morning Nesters!

      I have to say, every morning I wake up and have done the work the day before to stick to my plan, I feel stronger, more confident, able to do this. As I mentioned a day or two ago, thoughts of alcohol come into my brain every day.. it hasn't become a fight, really, because there is no dissonance. I KNOW the truth and I know what I want.. so it's a bit annoying and exhausting. I keep playing it forward, playing it forward. I've lived out what it means to take a drink so many times, worn it out, tried every single possibility (instead of listening to advice and reason!), I've banged my head into the same wall, fallen down the same hole a thousand times. So now I say to the irrational/addictive part of my brain (which feels like it is shrinking and becoming weaker/ever less convincing), "you know how this will turn out! you're now an expert on the subject! there's no other way for it to go if you decide to drink!". I'm working on changing my thinking about certain things, trying to talk positively to myself.. Slowly, slowly.
      ok. morning check in. I'm off to work now.
      Wishing everyone a nice Friday..xx

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      Quote Originally Posted by Feebee View Post
      Guitarista made me laugh out loud. BBQ crickets.

      Honestly! Who BBQ's Crickets? Everyone knows they are best FRIED! B
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      Hi nesters,haha you guys and your cricket talk,I've had some that were from a novelty shop,they didnt taste like anything just crunchy LC,seems like you have a lot of insight with your thoughts this go around,I think thats great! I just get tired of thinking about it tbh,wish it wasn't a "thing" at all in my life,Ava,so sorry about your mom and son not getting along,how upsetting waves to all and wishes for a happy AF Friday!
      I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

      I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"

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      Happy Un Hung Friday everyone. Going to the market and then out with my mom.

      I have Been listening to a Podcast called ‘Teachers Pet’ it is an Australian Podcast so it’s hard to understand, haha kidding. Anyway, it is really good. Have you listened to it Ava? I think it was a big deal in Australia. I am really enjoying it.

      Good job LC. I have written about the last three really bad drinking day stories in my iPhone notes. I read them sometimes when I think I need a drink. They set me straight. I don’t want to go to Boozeville, it is miserable.

      Happy Friday!
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      Pauly, I prayed for the day when AL wasn't a thing, and as hard as it was for me to quit the cycle of drinking, I NEVER thought the day would come when I didn't think about it and long for it. Every day at 5, there was a hard PULL to give way, but I didn't. Then one day I realized I hadn't thought about it AT ALL that day! It was a long time coming with me. If you stick to it and take the option off the table for once and for all, it will come to you also. As long as I kept a glimmer of hope alive about AL, I could never shake its grip.

      It reminds me of the issues I'm having with my new half siblings that don't want anything to do with my sister and me. Right now, I'm holding on to hope they will change their minds. In spite of two pointed letters they've written us, I still HOPE they will find it in their hearts to accept us. I will be glad when I accept that they are not going to. Once I can do that, I think I can move on! It IS a process....a long one, in my case, I just don't know when to let go!

      It's only Friday, nesters, not a ticket to BoozeVille! Byrdie
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      Hola nesters,

      I just saw a glossy brochure in the travel agent window whilst shopping earlier. It depicted a big bright cruise liner heading out on a smooth glassy ocean, under warm sunny skies. People were laughing and singing, and kids were playing. I turned the page to check the price and destination and what did i find? Dark cloudy skies, the sea had turned choppy and rough, kids were lost, people screaming and crying everywhere as the big fun holiday cruise headed south to boozeville. Crew had abandoned ship. The ticket had no price, but i note it was one way.

      No ticket to boozeville here. have a great weekend out there.

      'I am part of all that I have met, yet all experience is an arch wherethro', gleams that untravelled world whose margins fade, forever and forever when I move'

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