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    Ava - that's so great you're visiting your son's friend in rehab, and I'm so sorry to hear of his relapse and od. Hopefully with support from you and others, he'll be able to stick to his quit this time.

    Byrdie and Lav - that definitely doesn't seem fair that your cholesterol is high even with better diets! I hope all goes well at your appt Byrdie.

    Pav - our vaccine eligibility opens up to age 16+ tomorrow too. It will be interesting to see how that goes. Our county numbers have been rising, which is concerning, although as a whole our state has had some of the lowest covid case numbers in the country this entire time.


    Ok kids, here we go with another week... Stay safe everyone!

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    Still wondering if Narilly did come down with COVID? Hoping the test was negative.

    I keep getting insomnia too -I wake up at 4 am and can’t get back to sleep. Then of course feel tired all day.

    What a test of and testament to your strength, Ava, that you made it through a Thailand vacation so early in your quit! It’s nice now with long term sobriety that it doesn’t trigger us so much if at all to be around bars and drinkers.

    My twin sister is doing Annie Grace’s “The Path” program, for awhile now, and I’m so thankful that she found a good program, and one filled with other good, kind, interesting other people quitting alcohol -and feel hopeful that she may find Her Way Out!

    Quitting alcohol is hard enough -I can’t imagine tackling heroin! Nice of you to lend support, Ava.

    HB had one of his nasty temper tantrums this weekend, reminding me of why I don’t like this marriage. But I stood my ground and didn’t let him bully me into submission. He is doing much better overall at controlling his temper tantrums and bullying ways; and not always communicating that way anymore; so I can be proud of him for that anyways.

    I think I finally figured out what is wrong with my knee: I think I strained or tore my lateral collateral ligament! Ugh. I’m having a hard time with what I can and can’t do with this thing (knee replacement appliance) since I’m so hyper-flexible.

    I hope your work week is better this week, Pav; and doesn’t leave you drowning in so much red tape paperwork. Hope everyone else has a good week too!
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    Hi, All:

    Happy Monday!

    Slo, that's a bummer about your knee. Will you have to have surgery again? Sorry about your husband.

    Lav and Byrdie - My family's affliction seems to be high blood pressure. Even my tiny, exercising, no salt sister has it. Mine went away when I quit alcohol, but I think will be back after menopause.

    Great weekend here - beautiful weather and a first inside meal with my sister and mom - we're all fully vaccinated. What a treat!

    Happy SOBER Week, all.
    Pav

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    Hi Nest. I keep writing posts and then not finishing them. I haven’t found a covid rhythm of time to read/write. Always interrupted.

    PAV - I’m glad to hear that schools are getting funding. I’m sure that’s not even half of the answer during this challenge of Covid - but I hope it’s helpful. I find bird-watching to be one of the most relaxing experiences. I absolutely love traveling to new places and hearing the different songs. Phoenix has some of the prettiest. I love the mockingbirds.

    Byrdie, that’s an interesting question about the older self talking to the younger self. The truth is that I knew I was a somewhat heavy drinker for a long time, and probably would have not been surprised if my older self told me to cool it. However, the process of quitting has been one of the most positive, transformational things I’ve gone though. I came out happier and calmer on the other side. Learning to live without alcohol meant learning to be happy with what I have here and now, and that positivity has become a steady source of peace for me.

    It’s funny to me how pretty alcohol is packaged… beautiful bottles, cute gummy bears, sparkling bubbles, fruit-infused, low-calorie..… Maybe it’s not the same for non-adicts, but I could have cared less about the packaging. Or the taste. I just wanted the alcohol - as quickly as possible.

    Slo, hang in there. You will get through this time. Just keep breathing. It sounds like both of you have your moments, so don’t take on too much blame. Hugs to you.

    LAV, so cool that your grandson asked to stay over. You must be one cool Grandma.

    AVA, so glad you got your shot. I read an article today about the psychology around not wanting the vaccine. We all accept the risks of car crashes, plane crashes, and cancer, because they are old risks. The newness of covid has caused some to irrationally deem the risk of vaccine-related side effects too scary, when in reality, there are MUCH bigger risks that we take in stride every day. The rate of covid vaccine serious side-effects is something like 0.005% of total vaccines administered worldwide. That's not even death.

    All is good in my house. Husband is fully vaccinated, and I get my second May 3. Kids were back in school - and that was a HUGE improvement for them and me - but my daughter is back at home this week due to quarantine. She struggles with anxiety - largely due to shootings and says she is scared of this happening at her school. What do I say to that? I let her stay home last Thursday for a break, and had to tell the school she had a headache - they quarantined her for 10 days. UG!

    Otherwise, lots of projects, and we are getting a little back to normal - if there is such a thing. Glad to read all your posts. I can’t believe it’s been 7 years since I first logged in here.

    Have a good day everyone.
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    Hey, Nest
    I'm buried under Real Life but doing ok, not drinking (obviously or I NEVER could cope!) , and thinking of you. xx, NS


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    Hola friends near and not so far,

    I like Annie grace/this naked mind. I reckon she has an easy style and delivers the info in a straightforward practical way.

    SB. Make sure you come up for air now and then.

    Pav, opiod relapse 100%? Wowza! I think with any drug (and i acknowledge heroin is the strongest pain killer/numbing agent of all), if you don't replace that pull for escape with life and a purpose, then you could be in trouble. If we're still in emotional pain we will likely keep going back for relief. Of course, there is a solution for anything i believe and millions have found/are finding their way out from heroin addiction.

    Big waves and gidday's to evabody. Take it easy out there. Keep breathing.

    Just do your best friends.
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    Good evening Nesters,

    We got our 2nd vaccines today, glad that’s over. I hope everyone gives these vaccinations some serious thought. I have a feeling those refusing to be vaccinated haven’t given a damn thought about the others they may be infecting at some point. Someone’s kid, someone’s grandma.....everyone, not to mention the fate of all the healthcare workers. We all need to take our fair shares of responsibility for the greater good.

    Glad to see so many folks checking in today. I hope narilly is doing OK
    Hello to all & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!

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    Lav - hope that second dose treats you gently. And yes, this is a collective responsibility that has been politicized by some at the expense of many. It's part of a bigger push-back against science, against facts (both historical truths and future likelihoods).

    Kensho - sorry to hear your daughter is struggling with the fear of school shootings, and that what was meant to be a day of self-care has turned into a quarantine for her. Unfortunately, her fears are based on real events, so even though the chances of a shooting in a particular community are statistically low, it's not like you can just promise her that she's safe. The fact that she's telling you about her concerns is huge. Maybe her school counselor could be a resource regarding ways to discuss this topic with children/students?

    Slo - that's a huge bummer about your knee, especially if you've torn the ligament. Be gentle with yourself as you deal with the pain/discomfort etc.

    NS and Mr G - good to see you both


    Things are ok here. My wife has to have hip replacement surgery next week, so we're getting lots of last minute spring-season projects taken care of before she's out of commission. I feel like a lot of my life revolves around caring for others lately (wife, dad, dog, students) -- I have to be sure to prioritize some care of myself every day/week too. I've started making a list of little and big things I can do and I have slowly started doing them. Now if I can just find someone to clone me I should be all set!


    Hello to Pav, Ava and everyone else pulling up a twig in the nest. Hope you're all having good weeks so far.

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    Good evening Nesters,

    Nice day around here, grateful although I hear Arctic air will be arriving Thursday. Guess I’ll be covering up some plants.
    Sore arm & a bit headachey today post 2nd shot but not too bad. Glad it’s done, that’s for sure.

    Wags, we always called ourselves the family ‘sin eaters’. Whenever anyone needed something done we were right there to help. Sounds like you are in a similar situation now, I feel for you. The helpers also need helpers but don’t often get any. Keep yourself at the top of gthe list so you don’t burn out. It happens when you least expect it, been there

    Kensho, is it possible for you to arrange a meeting with the school psychologist for you & your daughter? Maybe you could get some effective ideas on how to talk about the subject of school shootings. I imagine most kids have some degree of fear, I know I would. My 3 grandkids are in 3 different schools & I am always concerned about them too.

    Slo, I remmeber you talking about your sister before. Glad to hear she has found support, I truly hope she sticks with the program & beats her addiction. Has your husband always had a bad temper or does it seem age related. I’ve observed people going thru personality changes as they get older, my aunt was one of them. It turned out she was bi-polar & it wasn’t diagnosed ungtil she was older. She actually underwent ECT with questionable results. I hope he can find some help with whatever is going on. Glad you stood your ground, that’s what you have to do to protect yourself.

    Hello to Pav, G, NS & everyone.
    Wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

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    Happy Un hung Tuesday everyone.
    Thank you, thank you so much for thinking about me. I tested negative and just have been SO busy with the contact tracing. I got my vaccination yesterday and feel like crap.

    Hey but I am still here and sober. I will start posting again more often now that I finally got this to work on my iPad.

    Xo
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