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    Cross posted NS!
    Did I tell you one of our Goldens had a fondness for Christmas tree tinsel? Yeah, you could see the shining strands out in the yard when he went out to poop haha!! Puppies are incredible!!!
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    Good evening, Nesters:

    I did get to go to Hawaii in the past, in conjunction with boozy business trips with HB. It was absolutely gorgeous! The beauty of this trip would have been to get to enjoy it with with a non-drinking person -HB would have been in conferences all day, so it would have been just the two of us shopping, sightseeing, and enjoying the beach! But she will be 18 soon and then off to college...she will become one of the drinkers.

    Yes, it has been a hard year for her to be a senior in high school because of COVID -but better this year than last year, anyways. And at least she has been attending school in person this year, and also still had high school swim team, and club swim team.

    Those puppies chew up everything in sight, NS! And it can go on for almost 2 years.

    @KENSHO, that was interesting about how strongly your kids reacted to the idea of you going back to drinking! It’s reinforcing to know that they prefer the sober you.
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    Good evening Nesters,

    We were blessed with a sunny day today. We took a ride & stopped at our daughter’s & left her with 6 dozens eggs which she shares with friends. Got to see our granddaughter for a few minutes while she was on her lunch break. The full time zoom schooling has been good for her, she’s happy & learning what 4th graders need to learn.

    Hi to Slo! I see the nest has been quiet today, hopefully everyone is busy & having a good Tuesday.

    Wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!
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    NS - hopefully your pup will eventually pass anything that won't break down in the intestines. It's amazing what some dogs will eat, isn't it?

    Byrdie - sorry your 2nd dose knocked you on your butt, although still way better than getting covid! I hope you're feeling back to usual (or better!) in no time.

    Slo - sorry you lost your chance to travel with your AF daughter. Who knows - maybe she'll get to college and see that drinking isn't all it's cracked up to be and continue to opt out.


    Hellos and waves to everyone. Hope you're all having good weeks.

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    Well, I know you're all eager for the poop report: HUGE with no identifiable components. She must have battery acid in the belly! Lav, your tinsel story made me think of our first Golden who ate a bunch of those little easter eggs wrapped in pastel colored foil. Luckily the chocolate didn't bother her and she had pretty poop for several days.

    Pav, it wasn't a tattoo for us but at some point (maybe around 15 years?), our daughter and her BFF decided to get purity rings. When they proudly showed them to me, I was pretty noncommital. As an adult she told me they were annoyed about my lack of enthusiasm but "got it" a few years later .

    Slo, maybe your daughter won't be all that interested in alcohol. I know it is hard for this group to believe but the majority of people drink little or nothing!


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    Hi, All:

    Glad your pup is still moving things through, NS. I had to laugh. Our dog still gets socks when he can. We will be sitting in the living room and he will come through VERY SLOWLY as if we can see him, with a sock in his mouth. We are definitely missing some, so he definitely has a stash somewhere.

    I do love sober travel - almost as much as I love sober live music. There is so much more to take in and enjoy without worrying about when where and how to drink. I have mentioned this many times, but I remember Rahul was at a business meeting in India and while the rest of the participants hung out at the bar he went swimming in the Indian Ocean. That sounds SO much more enjoyable to me. But I agree, SLO, it is nice to have other non drinkers around.

    The weather here is pretty typical April. We want it to be warmer but it just isn't yet. It is actually very windy, too, which takes the joy out of those backyard gatherings we have been having with my sister and her partner.

    Off to work. The good news is that there is a lot of Covid relief money and other support for schools. The bad news is that each pot of money comes with a full report that has to be written - so much bureaucracy!!!

    Happy SOBER Hump Day.
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    Humpday greetings Nesters,

    Chilly & rainy here once again, just as predicted.
    Here in the mid-Atlantic area we have to be careful wishing for warm weather. Once the warmth arrives it brings the ungodly humidity along, ugh. That’s just one of the reasons I keep my hair pretty short, haha! Another medical appt for my husband today & I think he’s done now for 3 months. Getting older means you spend a lot of time running from appt to appt, geez!

    Wags, good to see you
    I once had a German Shepherd who took an entire pound of butter off of my kitchen counter & ate the entire thing including the box & paper wrappers on the sticks. We saw a lot of yellow out in the yard for several days haha. I learned to hide the butter while leaving it out to soften up for baking

    NS, one of my son’s Goldens used to eat socks & actually passed them too haha! They are funny dogs.

    Pav, glad your school is getting the $$. Nothing is really free, is it? Have fun with the report writing.

    I hope everyone else is doing OK & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!
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    Hey, nesters!
    My Chihuahua used to love to eat earplugs. I had them on the bedside table to drown out hub’s snoring. I don’t know how they made it through without blocking something, but out they’d go. I guess they were fun to chew.
    Speaking of, I made some gummy bears yesterday and posted a pic on FB. I had at least 2 people responding with suggestions to soak them in vodka and one asking if I’d added tch! Yikes. I didn’t know that was a thing with the vodka. My standards were pretty low, but that doesn’t sound good to me. The truth is (which I didn’t want to disclose) is that I made them as a snack for my colonoscopy in a couple weeks. Ha! I’m a real party animal, no?
    Slo, as I was reading your post, I wondered if the 61 year old me could go back and talk with the 18 year old me, what would I say? As I think about it, I’m not sure AL became an issue until I started my first big job at age 28. I wonder if I would have listened to me if I told myself that AL would become the biggest problem of my life. I doubt it, and that’s a real shame. It sure sneaks up on you over time. Our tolerance of our tolerance. Scary when you look back at it.
    Missing socks! I’m reminded of the time I was out of town and caught in a snow storm. It took me two hours to go 3 miles to my hotel. I took a bath and washed out my socks and one of them went down the bathtub drain! I was mortified, I was sure it would stop up the water but that sucker was gone. Later that night, the power went out and I had to sleep in my coat. Next morning I left out the door with my one sock on and was never so glad to get home. Henceforth, I packed an extra pair of socks.
    Not much going on here, hope everyone is having a great day! Byrdie
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Exciting day, I got my hair cut haha!! Small things make me extremely happy

    Byrdie, when I saw you gummy bears I didn’t even think of vodka or THC. Is it my age or my sobriety or both?? I guess I have learned to stop thrill seeking behaviors (except hair cuts). Isn’t is awesome that we have grown out of that funky stage of life? Good sock story, unusual haha!

    Hello to all & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!
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    Wow, such great sock stories! I don't think I have one to add, unfortunately. Or maybe fortunately

    Not much to report from here except another day free from al. Hope you all have easy nights and days.

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