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    hi Nesters!!

    Quick night time check in before I head off to bed.. it's already 10pm!!
    It was a successful move but still a lot to do.. as always. Girls are both here this evening so we had a nice time baking cookies and talking. I'm so glad I could be fully present for them.. we had some quite important discussions. I miss out on so much when I drink.
    Thank you for all of the great posts.. it means the world to be able to connect here.
    Ok I'm about to fall asleep sitting up.. but it is my plan to write here every day no matter what.
    love all around..xx

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    Greetings Nesters,

    Happy to say the humidity has finally left the building, haha!! I am so sick of this summer so damp & humid. Everything is still lush & green where usually things like lawns stop growing so fast. Iím not the grass cutter here, grateful for that
    I came to MWO so thoroughly disgusted with myself, it was my final chance to get things right - quit & stay quit & I did. Thatís why I am eternally grateful to everyone who helped me & hope to helps others along as well. You may never be able to get rid of me, haha!

    Wags, the hummingbirds have vanished, the feeders are stored away. The bees still have plenty of other food sources here so Iím not being a total scrooge, haha! Glad to hear you got some much needed rain. Enjoy that bike ride

    Kensho, taking that leap of faith was a hard thing to do but Iím so happy we did. Not looking back, only forward is what we do now, right?
    I can almost guarantee you that none of us were very nice when we were actively drinking. So happy we donít have to worry about that anymore.

    LC, Mulburry - hope you are both doing well & staying on plan. Let us know how we can help!

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

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    Good evening,

    LC, I love the insight you’re having; that your daughter time today was possible and so much improved by staying sober.

    Kensho, luckily BIL is staying around long enough so, instead of just seeing the upside of drinking, you get to see the downside too.

    Have a safe night snuggled into the Nest!
    Once a pickle, never a cucumber again.

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    Hi Nesters,

    Another day in the books..
    Busy, busy.. not difficult with regards to al.. I did remind myself on my way home that I don't drink. I ate way too much and had a 4! hour nap in the afternoon.
    I have you all in my thoughts and would love to be able to reply to some of your posts.. but I'm a bit brain dead at the moment.
    So just the basics.. signing in and writing each day is my goal.
    Tomorrow is another day and I'm happy that I'll be waking up with a clear head in the morning!
    Hugs all around!!xx

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    Hola friends,

    LC, the basics are where we start. And for me where i focus much of the time. as in i know how such basics as checking in with myself everyday helps and has a compounding effect. The foundations, the structure of the building that is the G force. Gotta watch out for them termites.

    Surf's up 'round these here parts. Big waves to all.

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    Greetings Nesters,

    I just the the cooler & drier air of Fall
    I just came back from a walk down the road with my dog, she was breathless but I wasn’t haha. I promised the Cardiologist last week that I would up my daily walk from 30 to 60 minutes - so far today I have 59, guess I’ll make it at some point. Much easier to walk when the air is comfortable like this.

    Hello to Slo, LC, G & everyone. We are all moving in the right direction together, I like that

    Wishing everyone a safe night in the nest.
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    LC - glad to see you checking in. I would say that if you were able to take a 4-hour nap you probably needed it!

    Lav - you'll probably find it much easier to walk those longer minutes as the fall weather moves in. Until the winter weather follows it maybe!

    G - yes, those foundation pieces are what helps build healthy habits and routines, making protecting a quit somewhat easier.


    I had a very full day of teaching and my brain is pretty exhausted so I'll just wave from my little corner of the nest and call it a night. Take care everyone and have great starts to your weeks!

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    Kensho, you are teaching your kids so much by letting them observe the changes in your life and providing an environment where they feel free to speak up, even when what they say hurts. But it sure is a good reminder of why you don't drink!

    LC, so glad to hear about your daily commitment to checking in here. I really do think it makes a difference. It helped me to think about how I REALLY did not want to be posting that I drank but I was determined to not lie here so... easier to just not drink!

    Slo, I think of you often and hope that as your divorce proceeds you're doing ok. Please ask for help if you need it!

    Fall weather is heading your way, Lav! I can't remember the last time it was as cool as it is right now. Feels good but I really am not a fan of winter, making me kind of ambivalent about fall.

    As we've come to expect, you're sounding good, Wags and Mr G. But I guess none of us should take anything for granted -- I still try to remember several times each day how much better my life is now.

    xx, NS


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    Hi Everyone,
    I realized a lot has been going on since my last post on 8/23. Congratulations to Mr G on 3 years. That is HUUUUUGE!!

    I basically lost my shit and started drinking again to numb myself before hubby comes home in the evening. It's not an everyday thing, but 3-4 times a week. It's gotta stop. Yesterday I almost got hit by a car in the parking lot at work. The driver was wiping something on her forehead and nearly ran me over. And I actually thought about it afterwards that this could have been my "out" if I had let myself get hit by the car. Perhaps that is the wake up call I need that I could actually think like that. Life is short enough. Even though I am depressed about the kids being away (and daughter dealing with a huge amount of issues on her campus including on-line classes with no wifi, college had a cyberattack which took everything down for over a week, poor security, shootings, assaults, bomb threat today, among other things) I know I have to stay around for them.

    Hubs seems to feel he has a license to blame me for everything now that the kids are gone. The dog pees in his room...it's my fault. Dishwasher wasn't run...it's my fault....and on and on and on. And he can yell at me more now that the kids are not around.

    Right now, after reading back I feel like both LC and Slo. I need to get my shit together and just think about making it through today.

    I went away 2 weekends ago to a memorial service for my sister-in-law's father who passed away in April of 2020. Dam there was a lot of alcohol there, but I was just happy to be with my nieces and did not feel the slightest pull to drink anything. Then later on brother and sister-in-law took me back to hotel but we first had a light dinner and they drank some more! I did not feel pulled to have a drop all weekend. I am really finding out I drink at home because of hubs. HOW DO I GET THAT TO STOP IF I HAVE TO LIVE HERE WITH HIM??? Sorry for yelling, but that is my desperation talking.

    I have to run and get my glasses repaired. Contacts alone don't work well for using the computer.

    Back to checking in and reading daily. Even if I have to schedule it in.

    Thanks to all for the wisdom I have read back on during the weeks I've been away. And thanks for people calling me out. When you feel like nobody else wants you around, that really helps.
    BelleGirl

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    Pouring poison down your throat is just plain STUPID!

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    Belle, so good to see you. I’m so sorry you are in deep water. As Mr. G says, when you are going through hell, just keep walking. Sometimes, just showing up is a win. Thank you for sharing your situation with us. We all deserve to find happiness. I hope you can steer towards yours.
    Slo, yours seems like an awful situation, I don’t know how your stomach isn’t a knotted mess. Wishing you strength.
    LC, I’ve been sprucing up some things around the house and enjoying it, I hope that helps you heel, too.
    It has rained hard all day, almost 4” since midnight. Gusts of wind up to 39 mph. Wasn’t expecting this today, a dreary day for sure.
    Isn’t today the first day of fall? Wow. Hard to believe we are heading into a second year of this pandemic. I would have never imagined we’d still be in it at this point. As usual, we are our own worst enemy.
    I hope everyone has a peaceful evening. Stay strong, no matter what and no matter who. Hugs to all, Byrdie
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