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      Hola amigos!

      Friend Kensho! Is it your birthday? Congratulations mi amiga! Do something nice for yourself. You deserve it.

      Wags and Byrdy, right on re euphoric recall. It's a head game for me! If i stay on the positive side of life, such as appreciate and be grateful for my good/better health since leaving booze behind, my performance at work, a job i love, more money, good looks! , a constant feeling of relative calm and contentment, then i'm more than ok. It's easy to fall into dwelling on euphoric recall and forgetting the damage to self and loved ones. That's why i do a simple daily sadhana or self care practice. I've found it helps me to stay focused in a relaxed but firm way on where i want to go, and there's no room for booze where i am. You can have the life you want or you can drink - to paraphrase a local raawk star.

      Have a relaxing one Pav!

      Yep, the march on climate change here was part of an international one. I believe it was timed to coincide with a U.N. meeting happening soon on the subject. Cool beans.

      Big waves to y'all.

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      Good evening Nesters,

      Hot & humid in Lav-land on this very last day of summer. You know I am ready to move on to the cooler & drier weather

      Kensho, Happy Birthday to you (don’t ask me to sing) haha!!!

      Pav, I chose to do as little as possible today too - perfect! I hope yours was too

      Wags, I’ve been reading Psychology Today since my nursing school days oh so long ago. I think I’ve always had a huge interest in figuring out what makes people tick. The term most definitely applies to substance abuse but I think it also can apply to things like childbirth. Why would we ever do that a second time? Lol. The term also applies to certain people in my life (thinking of my dad’s behavior while we were growing up). He always had his own version completely opposite of what actually occurred.

      Byrdie, I remember Mario’s post. We all learned a lot from that guy.

      Pauly, congrats on the new dog, always good to expand the family

      G, glad you are doing so well & staying on course!!

      Hello to everyone & wishing a sfae night in the nest for all!
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      Just stopping by, I am here and sober.

      Ken, Happy Birthday!
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      Happy Monday!

      Nothing to report. Made soup and now it is supposed to be very hot these next couple of days. Freezer it is...

      Thanks for sharing that, Byrdie. The brain is an amazing thing...

      Hi, Nar. Glad you popped in.

      Happy Birthday, Kensho!

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      Kensho - Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a wonderful day.

      Lav - yep, I can totally see Euphoric Recall being a factor in childbirth as well. And that's probably the biological purpose of it, if you're an evolution-minded person. Our brains are primarily tasked with protecting us and furthering the species, and if women remembered the pain as much as the joy, nobody would ever have more than one child! But for other things E.R. seems to do us more harm than good, such as with drinking. Sigh... this is when it's helpful to be smarter than ourselves.

      Byrdie - thanks so much for sharing Mario's post on E.R. etc. Gosh I miss him!

      Nar - how goes the plot to win over your co-worker?


      Well, I'm playing nurse for my wife again... She went on a field study with her former school last week and fell. She was just finishing a selfie with a teacher colleague and they were turning around to walk back to the group. My wife hadn't noticed they were standing in front of a knee-high boulder (placed there for safety, ironically) and she fell right over it with her first step. Result is a badly sprained hand and a horribly bruised body and ego. Imagine the horrors: being with a group of 50 12 & 13 year olds, being their former phys ed teacher, and then falling literally on your face in front of them. The kids love her and were great about it, but she was very embarrassed. Hand and wrist are very swollen, and need to be in a splint-cast for a week or so, which means guess who is back to doing most things that require more than one hand? Yep, and on top of that she apparently caught a nasty bug either from the kids or at urgent care cuz as of Saturday she's been sick as a dog! I'm doing my best to tend and be caring while also trying to NOT get sick myself. Not only does this bug look terribly un-fun, as a self-employed person I simply cannot afford to be sick - it costs me too much money!

      So cross your fingers, paws, whatever you've got in your household that Wags Stays Well! I for sure won't drink, so there's a good start

      Hellos and Waves to all, and Happy New Weeks everyone!

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      Hi Everyone! Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Another (sober) year on the books! The kids lavished me with notes and a foot massage (THAT'S love!), and we had a nice visit to our farmer's market. I have also been under the weather - I didn't know I could blow my nose so many times in a day. Ug. I'm feeling a little better today.

      Wags, I'm sorry the wife hurt herself - but I was so relieved when you said it was her hand instead of her newly-fixed shoulder! I've had one bug or another for about 3 weeks now - so I sympathize with that too. Healthy is around the corner, I can feel it!

      As for temp - hot here too. Don't get me started about the climate. It frustrates me to no end that we are so reactive as a race. I remember harsh warnings from scientists when I was a little girl - but too many of us looked the other way and found a reason to not believe the smartest people on our planet. UG!

      Well, we have just four days or work, and then head to the California coast (much more south than you PAV) for a long weekend. I am looking forward to the beach, though it will be different this time since my husband's brother is meeting him out there to attend a music festival and get sloshed. YUCK. But I can focus on the sand and beautiful neighborhoods and my kids.

      Have a great Monday!
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      Happy belated birthday Kensho Wags,ooh I'm so sorry your poor wife fell like that! Just awful
      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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      Yo y'all.

      Wags, wishing the Missus a speedy and full recovery, and hope you don't catch the flu!

      Kensho, wow, Cali beaches and sun with family. I love it.

      Springtime here with some beautiful days bursting outta the gates, but we seem to still have one foot in winter with alternate days of drizzle and grey skies. Am i complaining? Whaaa? Noooo. Grateful soul here. With sobriety comes patience and a little more access to logical thinking! I'm still crazy, but far more measured and considered in my words and actions.....er, i think.

      Have a bewdy out there.

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      Good evening Nesters,

      I hope everyone’s Monday was OK.
      I’m watching my grandsons until their mother picks them up around 9:30 ish.

      Wags, very sorry about your wife’s fall, ouch!
      Being a nurse or caretaker of someone with an infectious process going on doesn’t mean you have to get sick too. Good old fashioned hand washing & wiping of surfaces helps a lot. Don’t be shy, go pick up a few disposable masks if you think you need them. I am 99.9% sure I never picked up anything from a patient & can only remember one or two instances of picking up something from my kids. I was a fiend for infection control, haha! I hope you stay well

      Narilly, Pav, hello to you both!

      Kensho, years ago we flew from Philadelphia to Monterey, CA for the jazz festival this time of year. Turns out it was pouring rain on the day we had tickets so we skipped it, LOL. My husband actually sold the tickets on a street corner to someone willing to sit/stand in the rain.
      I hope you have better weather & enjoy the beach!

      Hello Pauly, G, Byrdie & everyone.

      Wishing a safe night in the nest for all!
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      I came across a touching tweet - a man was expressing gratitude for his 12 years of sobriety and commented that even though the world right now is often harsh and mean, he is so grateful to no longer feel like he is the worst thing in it.


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