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    Thanks everyone. So nice to read your lovely words. Thanks for being here and sharing this thing together.

    'I am part of all that I have met, yet all experience is an arch wherethro', gleams that untravelled world whose margins fade, forever and forever when I move'

    Zen soul Warrior. Freedom today-

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    Forgot to add the snap of my office for Special K. (Donít judge, Iím an amateur).
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    Good Monday evening Nesters,

    Nothing major going on here & that’s just fine. Since I’m stuck in my house with the AC on I decided to try out a new bread recipe - whole grain spelt! Waiting for it to cool enough to slice. See if it was worth my time & effort, Lol

    Byrdie, I love your Eiffel Tower print, looks like the real thing. You know when yo go to the top you get an awesome view of my favorite city . I like your funky table too, good job. I won’t let my grandsons visit you though, they would turn that table into a fun ride of some sorts haha!

    G, wishing. You the best as you begin year 4 AF, yay!!

    Hello to Wags, Kensho, Pav & everyone!

    Wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

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    I LOVE your new office, Byrdie! It looks absolutely amazing!

    I went to Applebee’s for lunch recently too, Lav. Good way to fill up the grandson! I hope you don’t have to get up that early too often to get the boys off to school.

    Yay, Mr. G! Well done, and welcome to the 3-year club! Thank you for sharing your strategies & wisdom with us. I take it all in.

    Wags, I’m glad you can look forward to your schedule easing a bit in a few weeks.

    I felt the need to go to the family reunion because cousin planned it and tapped me first for a good weekend to have it. Also wanted to revisit old ghosts and see things from an adult perspective instead of through my child eyes. Also practice socializing AF. My fears were unfounded, as nobody brought up brother’s suicide, and mother by & large behaved herself, and she is being very supportive of my divorce. Sister got stuck with driving her back & forth, so she got 7 hours of listening to mother bitch & judge & criticize everything -but I avoided that by driving to young daughter’s college! The reunion was fun, and it was nice to be able to support daughter in adjusting to college.

    Pav, at least the kids appreciate getting to go to school now. There’s that, anyways. So tough with the staff and parents though.

    I miss Ava, and LC and Belle! G’night.
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    Hi Nesters,

    I echo the sentiments of everyone here, Mr G you are such an inspirational dude! I hope your "birthday" was everything you wanted it to be.

    Although I'm tired of the pandemic like everyone else, I can see lots of positives around me, and have a lot to be thankful for. I intended to be back at the Nest sooner than this, but I got a temporary job just after Mum passed (I applied for it in May & didn't really expect to hear back) and so I was distracted by that for a while. Also focusing on being a better teacher to my ESL student, planning Zoom lessons and stuff. Zoom weight sessions with a trainer help keep me sane.

    Where, and how, is Ava??

    love to all,
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    Hi, Nest

    Look at how strong you have become, @Slo! Facing the demons of the past instead of hiding from them at the bottom of a bottle. I know your divorce is hard but just because staying in your marriage might seem safer right now because it is familiar, I just know you'll end up happier and more confident and secure after you take this leap into the great unknown.

    Good to see you, @STEADFAST. Congratulations on the new job - I hope you like it.

    Way to go, @Guitarista! You've helped so many of us on your way to 3 years of good living. Thank you.

    Things are ok in NoSugar land other than eating a bunch of low sugar cookies last evening. They weren't even that sweet and they were super-moreish to me! Glad I rarely have them around!! Also glad I never think I'll have 'just one' of wine


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    Beautiful Byrdie! I love the vintage touches, and handsome chair! Looks very welcoming. The rug and table add tons of warmth - and you know me... I love wood grain pieces. Thumbs up on the wainscot paint. I like your Paris pic because it takes you to an inspiring place. The good news is that you can easily change it out if you decide it's not your favorite. What is hanging above the chair? It looks like a really interesting light fixture? I'm impressed!

    Slo, you sound strong and willing to be in the messiness of life. I think we just get stronger and stronger the more we keep our boundaries and keep trudging through the mud. You will come to a brighter place. Hugs to you.

    Hi Steady. Thanks for your reminder to focus on positive things. They are all around when I look! I'll bet the distraction was not all bad? Awesome that you are doing weight training via zoom!

    My daughter is fairly sick with a cold. Seems worse because we haven't had a single illness in about 2 years. I have done two rapid covid tests which were both negative and she was around someone else with a cold, so I'm not very worried about that. She is supposed to get her second covid shot this Thursday and I hope that can still happen. Other than that - I'm just trying to be productive in the office, and find time to do a little exercise. Have a good day everyone.
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    hi Nesters,

    Gman, well done! I'm so happy for you. that you've found your freedom.

    I haven't been checking in so much because i still don't have my shit together.. I'm acting as a solid wall of strength and wisdom to others, but I'm not following through with the wisdom i'm offering to others.. i feel like a fraud and i am. We're having such a hard time with my sister.. with mental health issues, legal issues, etc., and my mom is at the end of her rope.. we've spoken often and I suggested that she go back to aa to get some support.. she's been sober many, many years, but feels more shaky at the moment than she ever has, always in tears.. she went to 3 meetings last week, which helped her a lot.. but why can't i follow my own advice? it's getting more and more difficult to stop and get a day 1/some sober time.. i got so much great advice/encouragement last month, and i am trying to move forward.. ugghhh.. i'm the most broken of the broken records..
    i've started a daily journal, but really want to have this be a base/source of support/strengrh as well..

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    hi Nesters,

    Gman, well done! I'm so happy for you. that you've found your freedom.

    I haven't been checking in so much because i still don't have my shit together.. I'm acting as a solid wall of strength and wisdom to others, but I'm not following through with the wisdom i'm offering to others.. i feel like a fraud and i am. We're having such a hard time with my sister.. with mental health issues, legal issues, etc., and my mom is at the end of her rope.. we've spoken often and I suggested that she go back to aa to get some support.. she's been sober many, many years, but feels more shaky at the moment than she ever has, always in tears.. she went to 3 meetings last week, which helped her a lot.. but why can't i follow my own advice? it's getting more and more difficult to stop and get a day 1/some sober time.. i got so much great advice/encouragement last month, and i am trying to move forward.. ugghhh.. i'm the most broken of the broken records..
    i've started a daily journal, but really want to have this be a base/source of support/strengrh as well..

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    Hi, LC

    I'm so sorry to hear you are struggling and that your sister, also, is not doing well

    You are not broken. What you need it there, inside you, but it is hard to let it out with so much hard life coming at you.

    We want to be an important source of support for you. I hope you can let us. xx, NS


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