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    Good morning Nest.

    I looked at carpet options this morning for us. It's amazing how difficult it is for me to make design decisions for my own house. I was also able to get a run in, and some alone time with each child. They really thrive when they aren't always together and get some special time with parents.

    It's going to be 90+ degrees farenheit today, so bracing for indoor time. I am not a heat wave girl. We finally cancelled all Italy trip bookings yesterday and that was bittersweet. We plan to road trip with our pop-up camper to California and end up in Sonoma instead, where my husband's brother is. Thinking that we can mostly self-contain along the way and at least get out of the house and adventure. So planning that a bit.

    Julia, hang in there. You can do this.

    Lifechange, glad you are finding positivity with your weekly talks. We all have to find the bits and pieces that work for us - there's no one-size-fits-all solution.

    Lav, chicken butts? Hmm. You're a dedicated Stella-tender. They are lucky!

    I'm procrastinating with my design work because I have no strict deadlines. It's easy to waste the days away - but at least I get time with my family and a slower pace. Enjoying that!

    Have a good sober day everyone.
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    I think the current situation is beyond politics, Pav. It is about HUMANITY. A friend many of you may remember, Kuya, has helped me strip my blinders off in terms of racism and my role in it. I'd highly recommend White Fragility to anyone interested in a clearer understanding of what is meant by white privilege. It is humbling to see how much I have taken for granted all of my life. I feel like the fish who didn't know anything about water, having never known anything else.

    I'm so glad you came back, LC, and am glad to hear that you are expanding your support network. Anytime we try again at something, it is good to change at least one variable that might improve the outcome. There's no point in repeating the same experiment over and over and over, risking an epic fail!

    Please don't any of you disappear - no matter how tempting that is - including from MWO


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    Morning nesters

    Getting colder by the day, the 1st day of winter yesterday. Today i am going into work to have cake as it was my bosses birthday yesterday. I really dont want to go but i know i will enjoy it. Wonder if i can go in my pj's (my new work wear). Ive given up sugar too so this is going to be hard, hard, hard. Why not one slice i am saying to myself. Sounds very familiar to my addictive brain.

    Pav, it looks like armageddon watching the news in Australia. It is just very sad to watch. I hope it ends peacefully.

    LC, i had to find other support when i gave up smoking, i needed a different perspective on why i kept continuously stopping and starting and never able to achieve the final quit. Now i see my psych still for past trauma etc and it gives me a sense of balance in my life. I miss her at the moment and really need a top up but hopefully soon. She did make me realise that i am a worthwhile person and that has been very important for me in moving forward though i still have moments.

    Well best get started on the day, take care and be safe xx
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    Ava is a SHPFFFDU ! (Special, honest, practical, fantastic friend from downunder) - thank you NS

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    It is like Armageddon here. Like living in multiple horror movies at the same time.
    Quick check in, Big Al, how are you doing? Hope everyone is hanging in. Hugs to all! Byrdie
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    Greetings Nesters,

    Had a real nice day, sunny & not too hot
    Absolutely nothing new here but that’s OK. Watching what’s going on around the country takes me right back to the race riots of 1968 here. Apparently things haven’t changed much since then & that’s just wrong. What is wrong with us? I know that my kids were educated on diversity when they were in Jr high. Apparently not everyone was seeing the results of the violence following the peaceful protests for justice & equality. We are a sad country right now.

    Hang in there everyone. Keep the faith that everything is going to get better because it will in time. We need a big dose of strength & patience I think.
    Hello to all & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!

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    Hi all. I have been reading all the posts and very much appreciate all of the mentions and concern. It feels good to share in a community like this again. So, on the topic of sharing, I have just felt too cloistered in my own crap to let it spill into this particular thread, and I kind of like keeping a journal. So i swept the dust off of the journal section and started a new one. For whatever reason that kind of writing helps me. I’m grateful for a place to write it.

    I have remained sober, and I look forward to things leveling out a bit. Again, thanks for giving me space here in the nest and letting me flail about a bit as I start this quit.

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    still sober.
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    Hi, All:

    Big Al, flailing is what we do best. I have not seen a way out with a straight path yet. Flail away.

    Glad to see you Julia. Keep it going!

    Yes, NS, that book is very good. I recommend it, too. The author, Robin DiAngelo, also has some talks on YouTube if you aren't the reading time. They problem is not with individuals - the system is perfectly designed to get the results it does...

    Wow, Nar, that's a long time. That is a tough married life. Hope he's healthy and safe.

    Happy SOBER Tuesday. Onward.

    Pav

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    Hey BigAl. Welcome. Flail away, whatever helps you. We are open, so share as you see fit. I journaled quit a bit in college and it was my savior.

    Another day Julia. Win! Keep stringing them together and you will see positive changes!

    Narily, are you fully recovered from your apendectomy now?

    I wouldn't normally be so candid about our nation, but I also think that is part of the problem. I've started pointing out when something is just "not human" as you put it NS. I am not mean or attacking, but I do question people, like my aunt, when she posts something racial or skewed from the truth. She would not call herself a racist, but her language is such and I call it out. I sure hope that we are breaking stuff now so we can put it back together in a more functional and inclusive way. It hurts to watch the pain. Thanks for the book title, I'll check that out.

    Almost 2.5 years sober for me, and so glad I chose this path. Life feels real, not chemically induced. Crazy times would be crazier with drinking.
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    hi Nesters,

    Today has really been like summer. The first day we could go out barefoot on the balcony and feel the warmth. So, first thing I did was a load of laundry.. I love how fast it dries in the summer. In just an hour or two! (you can tell I'm excited about the very little things today!) My youngest and I made a pizza for lunch and had some sparkling water with elderflower syrup and mint on ice. Pretty darn yummy..

    I'm really interested in reading that book, NS, but it wasn't available for me to buy here (maybe everyone has just ordered it this past week!) but I pulled up the youtube talk (thanks for that Pav!).

    Did you end up going into work in your jammies, Ava? Had to laugh at that.. first thing I do when I come home is change into my pajama pants.. and of course I'm in them all day if I stay at home! I'm thinking of finding some comfortable "house pants" that feel like jammies but don't look like them!

    Well done, Julia! You've got this...

    2.5 years is great, Kensho! I think it's important to call people out. Good for you!

    Big hugs to all of you! xx

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