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    Hi Nesters!

    Exciting things happening in the States at the moment. All the best to the new Administration and what it can achieve for the people.

    Big congratulations to Byrdlady on 10 YEARS - a mammoth milestone!

    All going steady in my world.

    Lots of love to all in the Nest
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    Hi All - popping back into the nest just to say Hello, as I just referred a good friend here and am hoping she will stop by the nest eventually. It has been a long time since I've visited and appreciate and am grateful to all of you who helped support me to get sober. I will have 7 years on March 23. Glad to see all of your names again, and that you are well and survived the past 4 years. Thank God that nightmare is over. During the oath of office I felt every muscle in my body involuntarily relax. Thank you for your commitment to this work of helping others - you are all angels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchelle View Post
    Hi everyone ! I'm new to this forum , actually to say it's my first forum . Previously I haven't joined any forums and hoping this one will definitely good. So , if anyone has a little.. little time to spare, it would be really appreciated if there are any rules , do's and dont's in this forum. Thankyou all , Have a nice day to all .
    Welcome Mitchelle! Pav (Pavati) summed things up pretty well. MWO has lots of threads but the Newbies Nest is primarily for newer folks looking for support to help them quit drinking. We've got lots of regular posters who've been in the nest for years, and we have new folks like yourself join in throughout the year. We're here for you. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Totally ok if you'd like to hang back and get the lay of the land first too. How can we best help you?

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    Sigh... that was a sigh of relief. Obviously those of us in the nest who live in the U.S. are truly relieved with our new administration taking the helm. I'm almost certain the entire world will be better off (and safer) without the orange menace in office here. And we WILL stop talking about it. Thank you all outside the U.S. for your patience as we process the 4-year trauma. As @Byrdlady said, it really was like being in an abusive relationship. I'm grateful to have gotten through it all with my quit intact and stronger than ever.

    Lav - I wish your neighbors could somehow understand that they're being played by a con man who truly doesn't care about them beyond their votes/applause/support/donations.

    NS - thank you for sharing Chrissy Teigen's post. I hadn't seen that, but I love what she wrote.

    Peppersnow - great to see you! Congrats on your upcoming 7 years, and I hope the friend you suggested the nest to shows up here.


    Hellos and waves to all. It's almost the freakin' weekend. Happy Fridays everyone!

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    My goodness, I am behind. Lots happening in the world, and my little life. I’ve been up early almost every day this week for work - it’s dark as tar right now! I can’t catch up entirely, but I wanted to say…

    Happy sober birthday Byrdie!
    I am not sure I would be on AF year 4 if it weren’t for you. Honestly, your kindness and communication made me feel like this mattered when it did - and it does. Getting sober is the best thing I’ve ever done. So happy you did it before me!

    Hoping to get more time to sit soon - yippie for functioning adults in our leadership! Hello to everyone!
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    Done. Moving on to life.

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    Hi, all:

    GREAT to see you Peppersnow. When I saw your name I was really hoping you were here to report long sober time. CONGRATULATIONS on nearly 7 years. Whoot.

    Glad you sent your friend our way. I hope s/he show up.

    Chrissy promoted Holly's (Hip Sobriety but called something else now??) book which I hadn't seen. I might check it out. It IS great to have her on our team - she's pretty funny.

    Happy SOBER Friday. I had a happy week and also a rough week for a lot of reasons and am really, really looking forward to a recharge.

    Pav.

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    Happy Un hung Friday everyone!

    Hopefully things get back to normal now, yay to go U.S.A!

    My contact tracing job is going well. It is all done remotely and I am enjoying working from home. My doggies definitely like it!
    Our cases are finally going down a bit, we will see. I talked to a guy who tested positive yesterday and he works in a manufacturing facility. He worked the whole time when he was infectous and the day he became symptomatic. So this had to be escalated to our medical officer of health because it could mean a break out at that facility. Crazy times!

    Pav, I am going to check out that book- Hip sobriety. Thank you for the post about Chrissy Tiegan, I had no idea.

    Mitchell- excercise, eat, change your routine, YOU can do this and welcome!

    Byrdie, 10 years? Holy smokes!!!! WHOOP!!! You deserve a big medal!

    I have today off but work all weekend, I don't mind at all. Temps are going down here for the next week. -12C right now.

    Talk soon and don't drink today.
    Narilly

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    "You can have the life you want OR you can Drink"

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    morning nesters

    Mitchelle, welome to the nest, i was a 2 bottle of wine drinker a day, more on the weekends as i had to relax and thought there was no way out of the cycle. luckily i found here and found a bunch of alcoholics/addicts that truly understood what i was going through. We all have a story and nothing suprises us as we have probably done it.

    I meant to ask you NAR how your job was going, glad you are working from home. I have been home a year in March and i worry that if i ever go back to work Carl is going to be a wreck. i am going to look into fostering dogs but need to get my side fences made higher. glad that you enjoy your job. -12 sounds appealing, we are 41C on Monday. i am so going to melt.

    Pepper, congratulations on your 7 years sober, its a wonderful feeling isnt it, not to rely on al, to hate it with a vengeance and just feel free. Another friend to help is always welcome.

    Busy week again, our new nurse who thought work was just great is now being worn down. she will get used to it ha ha. I am having a 4 day weekend as Australia Day is on Tuesday. Looking forward to winding down.

    My daughters friend moves in today, daughters bedroom is painted and half moved in and looks so fresh. when she has moved out of other room fully i will then start on that. keeps me busy and out of trouble. not that i need either.

    Kensho, i am not looking forward to the dark days again, summer and daylight savings is wonderful.

    Wags, i think the whole world is celebrating Biden getting in and not seeing the chaos and for me, not muting the tv when the ex P came on. An awful awful human being.

    off for another cuppa and to start the day. take care xx
    AF free 1st December 2013 - 1st December 2020 - 7 years of living and it just keeps getting better

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

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    Good Friday Evening,

    There have been a lot of ups and downs in my first week back to work. The beginning of the week had me feeling proud and at peace with hearing my name recommended to the board for retirement. That peace was a great feeling. It lasted two days.

    President Biden and and VP Harris are our new leaders, and yeah, that feels phenomenal.

    Early yesterday morning, my husband and I got news from my son that suddenly, our beautiful furry friend passed on. Ramsay is not with us anymore. He was only 5 years old.

    Yesterday (Thursday) started as all of our working days do. Husband leaves at 5:30, Ramsay helps me get ready for work, by running around on my bed, admiring himself in my big mirror, then burrows under the covers until I transfer to his brother when I leave for work.

    Apparently Husband had been trying to call my cell, but I never have it out as I could be reprimanded for that. The secretary called up to my room to tell me to call my husband. I did and I heard my husband wailing, saying “Ramsay is gone.” Then after saying that several time, he said, “ and son wrecked the car trying to get him to the emergency vet.”

    Around 8:25, Ramsay had let out a screeching noise twice, then went limp. Son knew he was gone, but panicked and took him, intending to take him to emergency vet. Then he wrecked. Son is fine. Just some bruises and scratches thank God.

    The people I work with are gems. I was too hysterical to drive home, so one friend drove my car and me home, and the other friend followed. I work with amazing people.

    After taking our buddy to the vet to be cremated, we all came home. It was a day of crying off and on. All day and all night. It’s not much different today.

    Did I want to drink. Yes. Very much. I thought I need to escape this awful feeling. I don’t want to feel this pain. Is this a damn good excuse. I thought so. I thought it was a good enough excuse yesterday and today.

    What did I do? I didn’t drink. I told my husband and son what I felt like and I asked them to help me stay away from it. They did. I was present for both of them, and felt the pain course through my veins. I hugged and cried with them both.

    I almost have a month. Although this was a tragic time, I was able to have the people closest to me help me to keep my promise, to not drink no matter what.

    I’m very tired. I hope I can continue making the right choice.

    Neen
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    Greetings Nesters,

    Great to see so many folks checking in today
    Getting colder, snow expected on Monday so we’ll see what happens.

    Good to see you Peppersnow & Congrats on your upcoming 7 years AF, wonderful!! Tell your friend we’re nice here because we are.

    Narilly, glad your new job is going well.

    Hello gto Wags, Pav, Kensho & Steady!!

    Ava, don’t beat up your nurses, haha! Changing jobs can be confusing. Glad your home decorating is coming along. Stay cool while we try to stay warm

    Wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!
    Lav
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