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      Sorry if I overreacted. You all are my legs. I can't do this without you. I was very confused when I came here and didn't understand how I could have a problem if I kept my overall intake fairly limited, and it gave me a false out several times. I think my very early posts were testing the waters... "I must not have a problem, right?" But I did, and there is no question that I was addicted and that it was negatively affecting my every breath. I cried last night for a long time. My equilibrium is knowing that even if very few people support me on the outside, including my husband, YOU do. I need you. I need you to know that alcohol abuse comes in many sizes, shapes and stages. I may have still had an "off" switch, but I certainly didn't have a "none" switch, or a "don't obsess" switch. My life as a drinker felt like a private hell, even though the outside still looked pretty.

      PAV, I really appreciated your comments on a partner not being my "everything". That is very wise, thank you.

      Sounding good Belle! See ya later expensive bottle... it's amazing to me that hubs won't notice. I would have.

      Hi Daisy!

      Welcome SoberJ!

      Thank you Matt, Byrdie.
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      Hola nesters near and not so far,

      I'm sure spiralling upwards and outwards NS!

      Friend Kensho, if i think i have a problem with booze, or in any area of life, then i have a problem. It's what i think and feel that is important. It's great to have you here. You are so cool and interesting and your introspections and reflections always provide food for thought. Keep raaaaaawkin mi amiga!

      Even my boozing schedule has been relatively lightweight these last few years as i work on myself. I've succeddfully picked myself up and out of a potential hole many times, but i've never been 100% happy with occassional boozing, or using it to escape/time out. It still takes a few days/a week outta my life. I have learned about the cumulative healing effect of zero booze over the months, not to mention giving life coping skills a workout. Training my thinking. What's real? What's illusion? Where's my head at? What do i want? What's important to me? Not to others, to me.

      Belle. Hope hubs is ok. Take care with the sander. If you have no one to show you, there will be some basic tutorials on you tube or on the company website for safe operation of the tool. Def some safety glasses at least, which i'm sure you've thought of.

      Good to see you Daisy! This thing can take a few cracks. You have risen again to conquer and take back your precious, precious life. :-)

      Welcome Sober J!

      No ticket to boozeville here. A flat out weekend though with work and gigs sat/sun. Big waves to all. Take it easy.

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      TFIF! (In the words of our dear Available)
      I'm waiting on a customer to call me 'right back'. I've been sitting here now 3 minutes shy of an hour. This is one of my big deals so I do need to speak to him.

      I wouldn't wish addiction on anyone and I'm especially sorry that it happened to me! I still can't believe it. Addiction happened one day at a time and Recovery works the same way. Like NS and the other nest mom's stated, it really has made me appreciate life and living to my fullest potential and not at the whim of a substance. Everyone has something, this is mine. You don't get this old without a little baggage!

      It's only Friday, everyone, not a ticket to BoozeVille! Stay strong, evabody! Byrdie
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      Good evening Nesters,

      Byrdie, are you calling me old? Ha Ha! I’m pretty darn sure I am THE oldest nester ever but that’s OK
      I’ve aged almost 10 1/2 years since finding MWO, geez. Still, I am forever grateful, don’t know where I would be now if I hadn’t found this group of friends.
      It’s true that we had to going thru everything to get to this point. I think I’m finally at peace with that. Could I ever go thru all that again? Most likely not so I’m going to stay put & keep the gratitude going.

      Great to see everyone checking in today. I feel as if everyone has made their commitments for an AF weekend, nice!
      Wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!

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      We'll look at this. They were able to recover and combine my new and old accounts. No wonder I couldn't remember. My email address. Does Juno still exist. Lol. Anywho this is buzzkill finishing up 5 days.
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      Lukalee/Buzzkill - glad to see they recovered and combined your accounts. Congrats on 5 days!

      Lav - I don't care if you're the oldest, youngest, tallest, shortest.... really glad you've decided to stick around the nest all these years.

      G - sounds like you've got a fun weekend of music lined up for yourself. Have fun!

      Byrdie - hope your customer called back soon after you posted, and that they gave you good news to end your work week.


      Hellos and waves to everyone stopping by the nest this weekend. Have good AF days and eves!

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      Hola friends!

      Yo Wags. Yep, a jam packed weekend it is. Work sat and sun followed by gigs both nights. Burning the candle at both ends, but in a way i like. Hope your weekend is going nicely and the missus is going well.

      Lav raaawks. Have a beaut sunday mi amiga.

      There are a lot of really hard workers here in the nest. I hope y'all get some quality relaxation and recharge time this weekend.

      Congrat's on 5 days Lukalee! That's a grand achievement. Keep it going. All we have is today.

      Big waves to evabody.

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      Greetings Nesters,

      Lukalee, I AM old enough. To remember Juno, haha!!! Glad you found your old account & have 5 AF days, yay!!

      Wags, I’m pretty sure you will never get rid of me, LOL
      I hope your weekend is going well

      G, still Saturday here but thank you
      Have a fun & busy weekend yourself.

      Nothing much going on in Lav-land, still too hot to do anything outside so I’m staying inside & finishing craft projects for next weekend’s fair.
      Hello to everyone & wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

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      Morning nesters

      Welcome Luka and hello Daisy girl.

      Luka, I had a blood test 4 weeks after I gave up drinking and my liver was fine. I did have those thoughts of I could have a drink but 5+ years later I knew then it was not worth it. I have a friend now who has cancer and who knows if it was from drinking but I do think the healthier and nicer we are to our bodies the more they love it! We cant worry about the damage we have done, we just have to live our lives as best we can. Great work on 5 days plus.

      Wags, so glad your wife is on the mend. Funny how we want to be better straight away and our patients evaporates. My hip is finally on the mend after three months and I lost a lot of motivation but getting back into exercising and carl helps that along.

      Bryd you really made a concerted effort to keep drinking didn’t you ha ha. I think we all made that effort in different ways.

      Steady it would be a pleasure to meet you for coffee with G, we will definitely have to organise that one. A weekend might be best do we all think and hopefully this weather will be warmer and if not, who cares, the more coffee we can drink. Im excited!

      Belle, I hope your son is safe on his travels, its always a worry when they go away. I never wanted my daughter to go to Bali after the bombings and off she went. A mothers worry never ends! It does get easier though when we adjust. Adjusting is hard, we just want to protect them from this world. How did Piper go at the vets?

      NS, great post, I came on here and had to be truthful, if I lied to you guys and myself what was the point. Denial is a funny thing. I denied that my drinking was not that bad, I wasn’t as bad as others and I was pretty defensive about it all. Coming on here made me realise I wasn’t alone, it didn’t matter how much I drank, I had people who understood. I became very defensive at times but the long termers talked me into accepting I am who I am with my faults and all and to just get on with it. I didn’t have shots in the afternoon, I had 3-4 drinks a day (goblet sized), I didn’t drink spirits but I drank and I drank a lot of wine. Enough for the whole street probably. Now I reflect back on my drinking I was probably worse than what I even think now. Who cares, you guys got me sober, have kept me sober and will continue to keep me accountable. I would not be sober without your help especially and the love and support of others on here. I am eternally grateful for everyones honesty towards me when i came to MWO and patience and always will be. You NS are my idol as is Lav, Byrd and my quit buddy Pav. You all called me on my bullshit, you all still supported me and we have all became wonderful friends, I have gained so very much from my sobriety.
      Pav, I like what you said about accepting your husband, just as he accepts you. I love your take on that. I could not be with a drinker now and I have the choice not to be.

      Daisy, hello again and lovely to have you back. Ive just given up smoking and taken on the same approach as I did to stopping drinking. Being accountable has been a huge factor for me and I have started seeing a psychologist which is working a treat. Find the tools that work and use them every single day, you can do this.

      Hi Sober and welcome. Never think you are dramatic. We all understand how you feel. Everything takes time in this journey to be sober. I am now seeing a psychologist after 5 years (slow on the uptake) but I felt I was now ready to deal with my childhood and to let it go. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is being sober. One day at a time is all we can do and yes sobriety is a wonderful life to live.

      Well this serves me right, not posting for 5 days and now you all have to read or skip my waffle. life is good with me except the cold weather and wet and rainy and blah days are here. Life is good, picking up my daughter today and she is doing my hair. will take carl for a walk and watch some catch up tv. oh i love this exciting life. 104 days sf and a tonne of days al free. what more could i ask for.

      Slo, you must be be coming up to a year soon, i hope everything is going well for you and your sister is ok.

      Nar hows the job?

      take care xx
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      Checking in on this sober Sunday. My wife and I are taking a nice long bike ride today. She's still got another month or two of physical therapy for her shoulder (they say 6-12 months total to recuperate from the surgery), but she's been back on her bike for about 3 weeks now and we're riding every chance we get. I've got my last short escape into the forest this coming week - 4 days of camping with my wife and our good friend plus both of our pups. After that I'll have a pretty hard work grind for two months solid with almost no days off, so I'm planning to take my relaxation very seriously while camping! So nice to not have to think about how to take enough al for 4 days!

      Hope you all are having wonderful weekends and that you stay cool / warm / dry / whatever is most desirable weather-wise depending on where you live

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