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    Hi, Nest. Hanging in here on Grandma-Duty. It appears I have the most flexible job (or I am the biggest push-over) b/c I have many hours w/ the kids each day. It is fun and I am grateful to be able to be w/ them at this time when so many people are isolated but man, I need some me-time. And some time without a body attached to mine. Knowing that I will miss them so much in a week when I go home, I'm trying to stay in each moment and appreciate it. I do go to bed when they do, though, 1. because I'm tired and 2. because I want to be ALONE! Drinking alcoholically definitely would not fit into this picture!!

    Sounds like all of you are doing well. This would be a very bad time for any of us to give up all we've gained. Last night I had the thought of how great it would be to TOTALLY CHECK OUT AND RELAX when I get home next week. So grateful my brain is now healthy enough to see that thought for what it is (a TERRIBLE idea) and just let it go...

    xx, NS


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    Hey, Nesters.
    Not much to report from here. I do know how to convert C to F, however. Take the C temperature, for example, 4, double it and add 30. That gives you F So 4 C is 38F. 10 degrees Centigrade is 50 F (10x2, plus 30) A Canadian friend taught me that. In fact, she made me honorary Canadian, so there’s that. Yes, alcohol was involved at the time.
    Getting and staying sober has been an extremely positive step in my life. I’d venture to say it has been one of the most important decisions in my life, right up there with my choice of spouse. If was effecting every single part of my life, whether I wanted to admit it or not. I’m so glad that I made that choice and found the tools to help me stay that way.
    Hope everyone is having a happy hump day! Hugs, Byrdie
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    Greetings Nesters,

    Snow in Canada & a 70+ degree day here, humid too, weird.
    I enjoyed lunch with my two friends. We just may be facing another lockdown if the new Covid cases keep piling up. The powers to be believe the new cases are resulting from large gatherings of people, inside. Think weddings, parties & the dumbass college kids partying their tails off like everything is normal, ho hum.

    Wags, I have a feeling it’s going to be a long & lonely winter for many of us. We need to prepare so we don’t lose our minds while being cooped up. Hobbies are good, piles of good books to read, new recipes to test out, etc. Whatever healthy activity you can think of really

    Narilly, you are a brave woman & so are your Mom & MIL! I guess when you live in snow country being brave is a necessity!
    My Mom passed away at age 65, my MIL a few years after that age so we’re not used to long living, strong women, good for you

    NS, I absolutely know how tiring the little ones are but they are the best! I would have missed all that if I hadn’t quit when I did too. We have a lot to be grateful for, no matter how exhausting, haha!

    Byrdie, FB just reminded me - those cookies you made for the kids with the ‘paintable icing’ OMG! They absolutely loved them, thanks for the memory

    Hello to everyone & wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

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    Nar - that's so awesome that your 86-y-o mom went walking in the snow with cleats on, and even better that you're able to see the positives in having time with her and your MIL right now. What a good daughter/DIL you are too!

    Byrdie - when I was living in Michigan I learned that same temp conversion method from a Canadian! I love it because it's so much simpler and still plenty accurate for most situations (e.g., do I need a jacket or not?).

    NS - hang in there with the grandkids. You'll have your me-time when you get back home and you won't need a drink at all!

    Lav - yep, I have a feeling this winter will be really hard for a lot of people. I feel so bad for people struggling with depression, anxiety, domestic violence, or other similar challenges. My wife and I were just talking the other day about how we need to brainstorm a list of things that will help us stay mentally and physically healthy over the next several months, especially because winters here are so dreary and gray. I'm planning to renew my Spanish studies, and she's putting together a list of wood-working projects she's been wanting to tackle. We're also going to start a new workout program - we've got about two weeks left in our current one, then a week "off" (still walking and biking), and then we'll begin the new one. We haven't chosen which one yet.


    That actually raises a great discussion topic: What are some of the things you all are planning to do over the next few months for your winter or summer, especially if stricter lock-down measures go into place in your part of the world?

    Hellos and waves everyone!

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