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    Forum Subscriber. narilly's Avatar

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    Re: Newbies Nest

    Shades I am so sorry to hear about your son. I can’t imagine the grief you are feeling. We ARE here for you, keep coming back.

    Moffit, keep going, day 19 tomorrow.
    Belle, keep it up, we are all badass!
    G, you may be the biggest badass, haha, in a good way.

    Don’t give in Nursie, you can do it.

    Pav, I know Thanksgiving is not your favourite, I will never forget the Thanksgiving massacre.

    Beach weather, how I wish. It is -17c here and snowing, ugh. It is definitely chilly but I just layer up.

    Thanks for the singing compliments, I have never really sang before except when I was a kid. It is really uplifting, I love it.
    Pauly, hope things get better with your daughter,

    Wags, one more rotation it is!

    I had a drinking dream last night. I got drunk and woke up hungover and was so remorseful because I had been sober for 5.5 years and I blew it. Holy crap, that scared me. Thank goodness it was only a dream. I am grateful for that and it was a good reminder of why I don’t drink.

    Don’t drink today xo

    "Nothing in this World Can take the place of Persistence"
    "You can have the life you want OR you can Drink"

    AF April 12, 2014

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    Morning nesters

    Working from home today, carl woke me at 5.30am so i decided to take him for a walk, it was just so peaceful and lovely. This is what i would never have been able to do 6 years ago. God i could not function till after midday and then after feeling like i had wasted the day, decided to head to the bottleshop to start the whole process again. I have never regretted a day of my sobriety, i have however regretted everything when i drank.

    Belle and nursie, i got sick of stopping and starting, of coming on here and saying i had drank and finally i knew it was up to me and me only not to put that goblet to my mouth and drink. I also decided to listen, really listen to Byrd, Lav and NS. I always thought they had it easy giving up drinking as they seemed so grounded and happy but then i realised that they went through the same as what i was going through. To hear how grateful and content they were with their life gave me the confidence to try harder and to just get through the day. Nothing worth fighting for is easy but in two days i celebrate 6 years and the only person who can take that away from me, is me.

    Xmas is nearly here and i remember my first xmas, my girls actually wiped the table as there was spilt wine on it and they thought i may have licked it up. god i laugh about that now but they obviously knew my problem and were doing everything in their power to help me. Fast forward to this one and i could not care less who drinks and who doesnt, its a day to spend with my children and appreciate what i have now. Funny enough no one really drinks now i dont and they respect that i dont drink so dont get drunk.

    Pauly, how is the family situation going? You dont sound as stressed, my fingers are crossed for you.

    Welcome back Moffit, great work on 18 days.

    Happy thanksgiving everyone, i hope your day was a happy one.

    take care xx
    AF free 1st December 2013 - 1st December 2019 - 6 years of living the way i should have always done

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

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    Good evening Nesters,

    Thanksgiving day is almost over, it was a good one. Good food, quiet day, good leftovers since it was just t he two of us, Lol

    Ava, I’m so happy for you approaching your 6 year anniversary. Feels pretty damn good, am I right?

    Moffit, good job on your AF time too!

    Belle & Nursie, early days for you. They can be rough but they are forming a solid foundation for your future!!!!

    Narilly, those dreams can be disturbing but they can also serve to reinforce your quit!!!!

    G, I’m sure you enjoyed your beach weather, haha! We’ll be getting that back in 6 months or so, Lol

    Byrdie, sorry about Rubi’s dental work. The day I picked mine up after her cleaning the vet tech in the office said her dog was done that day as well & had many teeth removed

    Pav,kensho, Pauly, Wags & everyone - hello!

    Wishing everyone a safe & comfy night in the nest!

    AF since 03/26/09
    NF since 05/19/09
    Success comes one day at a time

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    Thanks for all of your kind words everyone! We had a nice Thanksgiving over here.
    Funniest thing- there were some people drinking, some people not, but the ones who were drinking had very little to drink! Some didnt even finish their glass- what kind of alien does that? And THEN they switched to coffee and dessert. Not another drink was had by anyone.
    If Nursie was drinking at a party, it would not go that way. Nope. Id be the one drinking fast and more, more, more. Id be the loudest, and most ridiculous person there.
    You know what though? I still had a great time. I am still funny and apparently people like me sober. So here I am in bed at 10pm happy and sober. I am grateful for that and grateful for all of you!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Day 1 again 11/5/19
    Goal 1: 7 days
    Goal 2: 14 days
    Goal 3: 21 days
    11/27/19: messed up but back on track
    12/14/19: bad doozy but back on track

    One day at a time.

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    Great stuff Nursie.

    Happy thanksgiving 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'

    Zen soul Warrior. Freedom today-

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    Re: Newbies Nest

    Almost made it...drank husbands left over half glass of wine while cleaning up. why??? no good reason except I dropped my quit. as I said before I can do things like that lately without a prethought. it wasn't much, but it counts. I am trying to figure out what is wrong with me that I do things without thinking for a second.

    All I can do at this point is commit again and this is day one.

    Hope all had a happy thanksgiving. I am glad I wasn't drunk. I guess that is the upside.

    Today is the teens' "Friendsgiving" at our house, of course. It is every reason to be sober.
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    Morning nesters hope everyone had a great day yesterday,Belle sorry about the wine, Nursie yup I'm always shocked at the people who have one drink with dinner then switch to coffee,what's the point? I've had drink dreams too and it's always me arguing with myself if I should or shouldn't,much like real life,Ava,the situation with my daughter is ok,all I can do is be here for her and the boys,waves to the gang 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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    Good MAE All:

    I am happy to say the feast was a huge success and I had a great time. My husband's sister and family were going to go out of town but bad weather kept them here so there were more cousins around and more fun. There was SO MUCH delicious food and we played a big game after with lots of laughs.

    At the end of the night my son put a Pyrex dish on the stove and went to make tea - he accidentally turned the burner under the dish instead of the kettle and the thing exploded ALL OVER the kitchen. I mean all. over. We'll be finding glass for months. Sorry to say we had to throw away a whole bunch of leftover food that hadn't been put away yet - a very sad situation.

    Belle - I never had that feeling like a half a glass would be sufficient. As Pauly says - who does that?? I wonder what mechanism is keeping you doing that? Anyway - so glad you came back right away. Stick with us - you got this. How lucky for you that you get the kids all at your house. Our place is very small, so that would never happen here. Sounds like fun.

    Ava - that thought is sad but also comical. Thank goodness we don't drink.

    Go, Nursie!

    Hi, everyone. Happy SOBER Friday. I'm glad to have the day off - I will be hitting the trails between the much needed rainstorms.


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    Pav, your dinner sounds awesome. What a difference from a few years ago. I am glad you enjoyed it.

    Ava, so nice to be able to get up early and go for a walk with Carl. I love that about being sober. My situation is different because of the fact that it was -20C this morning, F’n COLD!

    Nursie,Belle, Pauly, yeah, who does that? 1/2 glass of wine? What’s the point?
    Belle, you just have to make yourself stop. Get booze out of the house, change your routine. Do all of the things you did before when you quit.

    Hello G, I am singing in the choir tomorrow and will sing for you all.

    Don’t drink today, it’s gross.

    "Nothing in this World Can take the place of Persistence"
    "You can have the life you want OR you can Drink"

    AF April 12, 2014

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    Belle, I can sympathize with the ‘Why did I do that?’ question. I had 12 days (which was the longest I had gone several times). It was 8 o’clock at night and I had made it. My hubs went downstairs to use the bathroom and I raced to the fridge and poured a coffee mug full of wine from the box and gulped it down. I was so mad at myself. WHY? In retrospect, one reason is I didn’t get all the AL out of my space (it was available). #2, I didn’t solicit the help of my hubs until after the ultimatum. Easy to see now in the rear view, but not so much, at the time. Have you spoken with your hubs and asked for his support? It sure helped me. To this day, he doesn’t know the FULL extent of my problem, but he knows enough to understand I’m a card carrying Alkie. As the saying goes, ‘I can resist anything but temptation’. That’s especially true in the early days. I know you can do this...I’ve seen you!
    Home safe and sound and so glad to be here. Had a great visit yesterday. No AL in sight. I wonder how AL became so important to me when it’s so ‘not a thing’ with my family?
    Wishing everyone a cozy night. I’m so thankful for you all. Byrdie
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