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    Quote Originally Posted by wagmor View Post

    Pav - I'm SO relieved for the results of the California election yesterday. Hooray!!!
    Is Arnie back?

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    Good evening Nesters,

    Had a day full of clouds but not too awfully hot. Now we’re waiting for yet another thunderstorm like last night.
    Sneaking out when I can to get some extra steps in daily. Just can’t go walking when it’s intensely hot & humid. I also had a last minute call to get my grandsons to school again today but got it done.

    Mulburry, you can spam us all you like, that’s perfectly fine & we know you’re doing OK

    Wags, isn’t it amazing the wildfire smoke made it from coast to coast? Crazy. Hope your day was fabulous. I’m happy about the election results too

    G, no Arnie is not back but the current governor can now stay in place. The opposing party was trying to turf him - it didn’t work, haha!!

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

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    Lav - once again a good thing you don't drink so you're able to be up and out the door on short notice for those morning trips to school. Quitting drinking really is the gift that keeps on giving, in a good way!

    G - no Arnie in office, although he did promise he'd "be back"

    Ava, Nar, Belle - you doing ok out there?

    LC - how about you?


    Happy Friday everyone!

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    Good morning!

    Thereís no smoke from the wildfires here, thankfully.

    Wags, you had your wifeís hip and your dadís hip to contend with this year! If heís using his walker, then hopefully that will prevent another fall.

    I agree that being out in nature is truly a tonic and very healing, Mulburry. May it help you weather the early days.

    My sister & I took our niece out for dinner and shopping last evening for her 13th birthday present. That was fun.

    Iím alone now in the house for a few days as HB is on a golfing trip with his friend. Getting a taste of what it will be like. Itís sometimes peaceful and sometimes lonely, but being with him is lonely also; just a different kind of lonely.
    Thank you for the true & comforting words, Lav. The process is started now: he filed for divorce, and Iím having to sign e-papers, and getting junk mail from divorce lawyers now.

    Wishing a good day to everyone here, and to our missing people too!
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Sitting outside since it’s not raining for a change. Lots of clouds today but that made it cooler I think.
    I have an embroidery job to get started on so I’ll be busy this weekend. Not like we ever do ‘weekend things here’, haha!!

    Wags, you hit the nail on the head. When my first grandson was born I decided right there & then that I had to clean up my act once & for all. I knew I wanted to spend time with him so I knew what I had to do. I have never regretted my decision . Hope your weekend is relaxing.

    Slo, that’s nice you spent time with your sister & niece for her birthday. 13 is a big one, my grandson will be turning 13 the end of November.
    It takes some time adjusting to living alone but you will learn to love the peace. You deserve that, never forget.

    Hello to the rest of the crowd, hope everyone is OK & just busy.
    Wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

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    Slo - That must be so hard. You deserve the feelings of peace -- focus on those.

    Lav - hope your embroidery job is fun and goes well this weekend.


    Hellos and waves everyone!

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    Hi Nesters,

    getting ready to read back over the last couple of days..
    But wanted to make sure I had time to write and say that I'm back in 100%! I don't want the life I have when I drink! The insecurities, the shame, the headaches and broken promises, the fear and loss of hope.. I have felt so sad and have once again questioned what the point of it all is.
    I want what a life without AL gives me.. that's the only thing I have to do, stay away from alcohol, and I have everything else. When I drink I have such a deep desire to try and control everything else in my life.. which we know isn't possible. I can only control the not drinking part.. and that I can do. And when I do that, the other things tend to fall into place or at least make it easier for me to handle the things that don't.
    I've broken down what I've got to do into bite sized chunks and am striking them from my list as I accomplish them, trying to go easy on myself and, once again, not beat myself up for the mistakes I've made. Lav, I loved what you said about the day you decided to stop the madness being the best day of your life.. I hold dearly to all the words written here in the Nest.. and thank you so much everyone for continuing to be here and to accept those of us who seem to have the most difficult of times staying true to ourselves..
    Today is moving day for my eldest.. I've been really sad this past week, thinking back on the 19 years we've lived together. I was so happy for her (and still am!) that I hadn't realised how her younger sister and I would feel being left behind.. I know that isn't really what's happening, but it felt like it a bit. She'll be here all the time to visit (her school is just down the street from my place) and we will be at her place a lot, too.. And I'll have my own bedroom for the first time in about 12 years!! I'm actually quite excited about fixing it up for myself!

    So off to read back and see how you are all doing.. wishing everyone a nice, AF! weekend!
    xx

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    Good evening Nesters,

    I have 2 hummingbird feeders hanging on my deck & I noticed today the bees are swarming them. I haven’t seen a hummingbird all day so I guess they decided it was time to move on. It’s still warm enough here for them but I guess they’re programmed to take off by a certain date. This gives. You an idea about the things that interest me these days, haha!
    Everything else is fine & I am grateful for that.

    Wags, thanks, the embroidery job is on progress. I hope your weekend is good for you!

    LC, I’m so glad to hear you are back on board with your plan. You will never regret giving up drinking. AL holds us back & basically just tortures us.
    I had such a hard time when my daughter decided to go to college clear across the state but I did. Tell her it was her choice. Before the first semester was over she said she wanted to transfer closer to home. I told her to wait until she finished her freshman year so she wouldn’t lose time & credits. She ended up living at home & commuting to a local college. It all worked out. Your younger daughter now has a chance to be the only child in the house & she just may enjoy that. I know my son was happy for the relief, haha.
    Stick with us & you’ll do just fine, OK?

    Hello to the rest of the gang & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!
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    Lav - hummingbirds are amazing and bees are pretty special too! Sounds like a good direction to send you attention in either regard.

    LC - you sound good and I'm really glad you're back in the nest. I'm sure it's a big change for you and both of your daughters to have the older one moving out. What a wonderful time to turn the page and begin a new chapter with a renewed dedication to your quit. You know, many or most of us here have had similar starts and stops with quitting drinking -- we just might not have done all of them here in MWO. In other words, I think we have all, at some times or others, had difficulty staying true to ourselves (to use your words). Your journey is your journey and we are here to cheer you on, support you, and help you pick up pieces if needed.

    For anyone else who is reading, lurking, struggling, or otherwise not very "vocal" here -- we're here for you too, even if you'd rather that support be silent.


    Rainy weekend here, which is really good considering the severity of drought conditions we're generally in. Hoping to sneak in a bike ride tomorrow even if it means dodging between raindrops.

    Take care everyone!

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    GMAN, thank you for your smart take on handling overwhelm. Something I needed to hear. You are so wise!

    Wags, so glad you are taking time for you! What kind of bike rides do you do? Biking is my body's first choice for exercise - I'm built for it more than running - but I'm terrified of distracted drivers!

    Slo you're right, you deserve good, joyful things - and people who build you up, not cut you down.

    LC, we are here with you. All I can tell you is once I quit for good, and had faith that a better life was ahead, things changed SO much for the better. It wasn't all easy and comfortable or predictable, but I powered through the parts I didnt understand and just focused on NOT DRINKING - and eventually the hard things in my life worked themselves out and now I feel like a healthy, whole, positive, happy person. Like you, I knew alcohol was not letting me have my best life. Committing to not drinking no matter what, gave me what I knew I could have. I also posted here like crazy. Stick with us!

    My husband's brother has been visiting since Thursday. Everything was fun and energetic at first, but they are now both quiet and very tired. They give each other a green light to get drunk - and so they have gone all out. I love when they say, "how do you have the energy for that?" Um, because I am not poisoning my body daily. A sad thing... last night at dinner, my daughter privately recalled my past drinking. She said, "I remember when you had that bottle in your office closet. You would get mad easily. I made you a heart once and you did not like it." And they the tears came. I don't remember EVER saying that I didn't like a homemade thing by one of my kids, and she may have taken it out of context - but the message was clear - I could be mean and hurtful when I drank, and she thinks I am very different now - calmer and kinder. Whew - that was hard to hear, and also validating.
    Kensho

    Done. Moving on to life.

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