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    Bah! I was nervous talking to you, too, NS! I find it much easier to type it out, we actually Skyped, too! Putting a real face and voice to our connections has been just awesome. There are REAL people behind these posts!

    I am suffering from vacation fever! This has been THE longest day! I'm looking forward to 5 o'clock! Ha, that used to be the brand of vodka I drank. I remember thinking they should rename it to 2:30 Vodka

    It's only Friday! Not a ticket to BoozeVille! Byrdie
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    TJAF-Great to see you. Like you, I prefer to just not think about it, not make it a THING, just live life without it, but not a constant reminder that I'm living WITHOUT something. But, so far that hasn't worked for me because here I am, back again, 3 weeks under my belt this time. Been chasing this cycle for almost 7 years now. What a waste!

    I'm so glad everyone is tucked in safe. Have a great weekend and just don't drink.
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Still hot & nasty in Lav-land, yuck! We have a severe storm warning up at the moment & all we got was 3 minutes of light rain ~ weird!

    Kensho, glad you are home safely & glad that you turned the focus on yourself.
    That was the hardest thing for me to learn after a lifetime of people pleasing. Honestly, I look at it as a survival skill we all need.

    TJ, great to see you as always! So glad you continue to do well too. Thereís no turning back for us now
    I donít think about drinking or not drinking anymore myself. Things are fine & just the way they should be, right?

    Narilly, enjoy your weekend, you deserve a good one!

    NS & Byrdie, Iíve enjoyed making friends here too
    No real need to explain ourselves & no need to be nervous either.

    Overit, youíre doing great. Just keep moving forward, no looking back!

    I hope everyone has a safe night in the nest. I need to pop out & check on my newest flock of hens. They were added to the older flock today (kinda just snuck them in when no one was looking) haha. Now I can close up the nursery portion of the chicken house. Such exciting times, huh???

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    MOrning nest

    Glad to see you home safe and sober Kensho.

    I am meeting my cousing in August who i have not seen in 30 years i would say and i am sure it will just be like yesterday since we saw each other. I dont have much family so this is very special and exciting. i hope we remember to take a breath. She rarely drinks so there are no issues at all about al.

    Bryd i remember you or NS organising the time differences to chat on skype, so long ago and just to hear the difference accents, as us aussies dont have one ha ha.

    I slept in till 9am today, the first time in forever, much needed i think. Its cold and rainy so no real reason to bounce out of bed in winter. I was just talking to my son about his friend, who's nan has about three weeks to live and they went out and got drunk. i said it would be easier to deal with sober! It only makes us forget for a short time the pain. Then i heard the litany of justification. Oh well, it needed to be said.

    Lovely to see you TJ and happy 6th birthday when it arrives. I know how you feel about not being reminded. i could go off MWO tomorrow and be secure in living my life sober but this is my family and they helped me so very much in the first year of sobriety and who knows, something i say may resonate with newbies and i think us women always like a chat and gossip!

    Hows life Sunrise, i miss your posts!

    Well off for a cuppa. I hope you dont melt or get blown away Lav.

    Take care xx
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    Ava is a SHPFFFDU ! (Special, honest, practical, fantastic friend from downunder) - thank you NS

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    Hola friends!

    Byrdy, i used to drink a brand called 24/7........

    Keep cool Lav!

    Exciting to meet your cousin Ava!

    Well, they say all good things come to an end. Of course, another door will open and the repercussions and effect of this adventure will be long lasting. I could easily live on this continent. My last full day in Ecuador Sth america. I'm on the long 15 hr flight home tomorrow at lunchtime in a little over 24 hrs. Meeting a nice chica today for some cozy time and a farewell. We've spent the last few days together and she's a great woman. It will be a little sad, but my attitude is one af gratefulness and i think it's hers too. Part of me is looking forward to returning home to my bands and work, and part of me wants to stay. The next few weeks of reflection will be interesting. I know i will be returning for sure. Latin people and culture are great!

    Big waves to y'all.

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    G and Kensho - sounds like good endings to two fabulous trips for both of you! So grateful to hear how others are navigating the world and really LIVING when they set themselves free from drinking.

    TJAF - great to see you!

    Overit - 3 weeks is fantastic. Keep coming back - we're all in these quits together

    Nar - enjoy your long weekend and the relief/satisfaction/etc of your new job!

    Lav - I think we got your thunderstorm here. We rarely get thunder and downpours but had both. At least it isn't hot right now so we didn't have that layer on top of everything. And hooray for our new roof and gutters doing a fantastic job!

    NS and LC - enjoy your opportunity to talk next week - really glad you're connecting in that way


    I had a horrible drinking dream early this morning - right before I woke up or thereabouts. I was staying at a friend's house (not a real life friend and didn't recognize the house - just generic) and I had decided for some reason that I could have a few shots of some clear liquor they had. And I reached a point where I held up the bottle and realized I'd had so much of it that it would be noticeable and I would have to replace it. But then replacing it with full would be obvious, and who would want to buy a full bottle and pour about half of it out just to make it look like the original. Ugh! I was disgusted with myself and deeply disappointed while in the dream, and experienced such relief waking up and realizing it wasn't real!

    I never ever want to go back there, and I know I'd be in that level of drinking in a hot minute if I allowed myself even one, so here I stay firmly butt-velcroed to the nest and to my quit.


    Hellos and waves to Pav, Byrdie, Belle, Ava, Matt, and anyone else stopping by the nest today. Have wonderful weekends!

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    Hi, All:

    LC - great to see you check in. I love this sentiment:
    Quote Originally Posted by lifechange View Post
    You're not in any way boring.. just hangin' with the wrong people sometimes.
    What river are you on? I am always on the hunt for a good, undiscovered river community where we can hike and swim without hundreds of people...

    Narilly! So amazing about your job. It is so exciting to start a new job, and the fact that you already like your team is such a plus. Congratulations again.

    Lav - Do you have hundreds of grandkids? Do they just visit all of the time?

    Love that you all talk to each other. I have developed friendships outside of this platform with people who help me keep it REAL. I recommend it as well...

    G and Kensho - glad you had great trips. Mr. G - I'm telling you. You need a South America travel ambassador job. You really make me want to visit...

    Byrdie - hope that deal works out in spite of the hag.

    Happy SOBER Saturday. We're having an 80th birthday party for my mom. Should be fun, and a nice day, thankfully.

    Pav

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    Happy sober Saturday everyone, grateful to be Un Hung this morning.
    Wags, I probably had the same drinking dream, ugh.
    Pav, You sound great, have a great sober time at your mom’s party. My mom is 84 and still going strong. I agree that Lav has a hundred grandkids!
    Byrdie, enjoy your weekend, you deserve it.
    Ava, that is good what you said to your son. Hopefully he will connect the dots one day. It’s so hard to watch though, I understand xo

    G Man, sounds like such a great trip, I am so happy you are enjoying it so much. Lucky Chica you are meeting today.
    Ken, I am the same way, I like the vacation but I love coming home. Nothing like your own bed to sleep in.

    Hello Overit, you are doing great. So nice to read your posts.
    TJAF- a big hello!

    Well, am sitting in the sun enjoying my morning. So grateful for my life- my sober life. This is truly going to be a new chapter for me and I am going to work hard, love lots and live Big because I am sober. This is the life I want. Yippee!!

    Don’t drink today xo.
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    Good morning. I woke up not knowing where I was! Great to be home... my power place, as LAV said. Husband is already planning a visit to breweries here with his drinking buddy... I said that I would meet him out for dinner but didn't want to be at a brewery. He said with sarcasm, "Yah, I'm never taking you to a brewery again...", and I responded, "Glad you finally figured THAT out!".

    AVA glad you got to sleep in. I absolutely LOVE sleep. I deprived myself for too long.

    LAV, how many chickens do you have now? Do you eat eggs every day?

    G, hope your flight goes well today. It's a long one!! You have a great attitude about life and drinking, your posts are uplifting.

    Arrived home with a migraine - no doubt due to lack of sleep, plane travel, hormones and 2 weeks of eating whatever I felt like eating. Fried green tomatoes, biscuits, shrimp & Grits, ice cream....(don't regret it!) Still fighting that a bit. But glad to be back in my space, where I make my own rules and have a little more "me" time. I love traveling with my kids, and they are getting more independent, but I do appreciate time to myself. And I'm SO glad I'm not adding hangovers to my mornings!

    Happy weekend!
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Finally had one of those big thunder storms but it didn’t last long. May be getting another later tonight.
    Just so everyone knows: Granny Lav has 3 grandchildren, 2 boys, 1 girl. The boys live close by so there are here often & when their parents are at work or wherever. I have 12 laying hens & 8 youngsters that are not laying yet but will be soon. I definitely do not eat eggs very often due to a family history of severely clogged up arteries. I actually eat vegan more often than not, haha! Now my husband is a huge egg eater with a normal cholesterol level ~ go figure. I give eggs to everyone I know, had regular egg customers years ago. It’s an interesting but messy hobby, for sure

    Wags, drinking dreams are disturbing but they have always secured my quit! I will never have another day 1!!

    Pav, just 3 grandkids, haha! Hope the party was a good one.

    Ava, have fun meeting your cousin, nice! A cousin of mine just contacted me on FB recently. I’m sure it’s been at least 30 years as well.

    G, wishing you safe travels to the homeland. I’m so glad your trip was special for you.

    Narilly, stay as happy as you are right now! You deserve the happiness after all your hard work.

    Kensho, glad you are back in your power seat, LOL
    I would ignore the snide remarks about the brewery - kind of juvenile, don’t you think? I hope you are feeling like yourself in no time

    Hello to Byrdie & anyone else checking in tonight.
    Have a safe night in the nest!

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