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      Hi, all:

      Surprise, surprise, I'm going to recommend a podcast (I'm addicted to listening when I do the dishes...) Addiction, Depression and a Meaningful Life from the podcast Making Sense with Sam Harris. It is LONG and there are some things they said that irritated me, but I recommend listening as a thought exercise. His guest on the show is Johann Hari who had the TED talk about addiction and belonging which I also recommend.

      Pauly - Oh, those low waisted jeans. My muffin top makes pulling them up often even MORE essential. Good Will it is.

      Lav - how cool that you have multiple crafts to pick from?

      Byrdie - that's what I meant. I actually COULDN'T "have it all," so I was trying but not succeeding. Now I realize that A+ is a myth...

      I'm tired heading to work this morning. I have no idea how in the world I sustained all this while drinking. I guess the answer is that I didn't. I am much better mom, wife and worker now - all that work is paying off.

      Happy SOBER Hump Day.
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      Good morning.

      Pauly, we were in Vegas last month. Loved it. We were at a restaurant and the waitress was complaining about the humidity because it was at 30 percent! I had to giggle to myself.

      Iíve noticed I donít require as much sleep. Iím staying up later and getting up earlier. That doesnít mean I wonít take a nap later!

      Iíve just reread relapse in retrospect. Very inspiring posts. Took me awhile, as I read, stop and think, let it sink in...I will keep my sobriety in the forefront of my mind, make it priority, and never take it for granted. Complacency, putting other things before my ďprogram,Ē drifting away from here, ainít gonna happen. Nope. It can happen as quickly as a flash of lightening, or it can happen very slowly, subconsciously, at a rate you donít even notice. The stinkiní Thinking, Iíll be aware of. Pity parties will do me no good. Iím so grateful to be here.
      Girl you better not leave here again or we'll all hunt you down!
      I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

      I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"

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      I will keep my sobriety in the forefront of my mind, make it priority, and never take it for granted.
      Hi Jvo and evabody.

      I have come to see that keeping my sobriety in the front of my mind is essential. Especially in the early weeks/months. My sobriety is my foundation. It is from here that everything else flows. Dreams, relationships, work, career, health, happiness, love, peace. Having a daily program i can handle is important to me. Some sort of daily self care routine keeps me focused and my eye on the prize. The prize is a happy and content G man! From here, most others i have contact with git a dose of happiness and contentment too, at least for a moment.

      '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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      @Pavati - I just downloaded a podcast player yesterday. I haven't even had a chance to play with it yet. So, thanks for the recommendations! That will get me started.
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      Hump day greetings Nesters

      Had rain for the first half of the day. Then the sun came out & now we’re getting severe weather warnings until 8:30 tonight, haha! This weather is damn crazy.

      I walked thru a store this morning & briefly glanced at the jeans. They were all skinny, mid-rise with holes in them - no fanks, LOL
      When you get as old as I am ‘style & fashion’ just don’t cut it, haha!

      Glad to read everyone’s plans to keep working in the self care department. That’s how we get this job done, for sure.
      Guess I should go chase my feathered friends inside before this supposed storm blows up.
      Wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!

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      @Pavati, it is only b/c you recommended it that I listened to the podcast as I’m not at all a Sam Harris fan and I am so glad I did! It is so informative at what is going on at all levels with addiction, depression, anxiety, etc. It reinforces to me why MWO works. We needed connection and found a supportive community. Hari is pretty anti-social media (for several compelling reasons) but I think it can be great if used correctly. Thanks!


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      Evening nesters

      i am getting right into this holiday mode though i could cope with sleeping in later but if thats all i have to complain about....

      Lav, i dont wear jeans, have a pair in my cupboard but not worn them in 15+ years, might be a tad out of fashion.

      j, sobriety is and always will be my first priority, just being grateful when i wake up being sober is so worthwhile, no one is taking that off me, except me.

      Pav, i dont click on links but will try tomorrow. My laptop spat itself and im tossing up whether to get a new one or this one fixed. at the moment borrowing other peoples is working for me. I am enjoying the limited technology time.

      i had to have my fix of MWO, that is the only thing i miss about my laptop at present and i am not a fan of using my mobile for anything.

      take care and glad everyone is well and sober xx
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      Morning friends, Ava you enjoy your vacation! I get pissed too when I can't sleep in on off days but that's just my body clock I guess,Pav,I'll check out the podcast,I'm not really a podcast person but I guess I can try it haha, wonder where Life change is? Haven't seen her in a bit I think? I do that get too wrapped up in people then worry when they disappear for a bit,tired this morning so making it brief,waves to all and wishes for a happy and healthy AF day!
      I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

      I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"

      Off the table no MATTER what.

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      Hi, All:

      Pauly, I've been waiting for @lifechange to pipe in also. I miss her! Check in, Elsie....

      Yes to keeping sobriety in the forefront. I agree, G, out of it all good things flow. I see not drinking as FREEDOM and why wouldn't I work to keep that up. I used to follow Ellie on One Crafty Mother (and also the Bubble Hour). I was SHOCKED when she started drinking after 5 years, and studied her relapse carefully. Staying connected, staying humble, and taking care of yourself seem to be key. Why mess with that formula that seems to work?

      Gotta run - So Happy It's Thursday.

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      Beautiful morning, although those damn school bugs are chirping. That’s what my mother in law calls them. They come out in August.

      Day 16 here and proud of that. Lots of good things happening. I haven’t had acid reflux for several days now. Haven’t taken a Zantac in 5 days for that. I’m discovering good things everyday.

      I have a doc appointment today. Going to discuss lots, ask for blood tests, inquire about my sleep apnea. I’m really worried about that. I’ve read about it, and I don’t want to take a chance on dying, not now when I can enjoy my life and learn to like myself, finally. I have my list of what my concerns are on my phone!

      After watching the finale of handmaids tale last night, I got curious as to what life is like for people in North Korea so I read about it. You hear on the news how terrible and sad life is for them. They really have no freedom. I did read that 90 percent of the men drink daily. I purchased the memoir, “in order to live, a North Korean girl’s journey to freedom.” We have so many freedoms that we take for granted. Including sobriety. I won’t take that for granted anymore.

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