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    Hey everyone, just stopping by for a quick sober check-in. I'm still a little fried from my heavy workload and I'm tired. But I don't drink and that's a happy note on the tiredest of days. Hope your weeks are all off to good starts and I'll see you again tomorrow.

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    Slo, I wouldnít be surprised if your later in life drinking SIL has a problem herself. Iíve observed that most people who push it want to normalize their own behavior. In any case, she was a rude hostess.

    I go on at least 2 walks a day and LOVE them . The first is a slow, coffee-drinking (me) and sniffing (dog) stroll for about 45 min. We usually leave around 6 am so everything is quiet, other than the sounds of nature, and now, dark. It is a wonderful start to the day that gives me a chance to prepare for whatever is ahead. Later is a walk for exercise with dog and/or friend - no coffee and less sniffing allowed!
    I value both but especially that early morning, grounding walk. In my 40s and early 50s I think I was pretty much exercise addicted in an attempt to appear ďfineĒ. That compulsion resolved as soon as I quit drinking. It is nice to enjoy moving without feeling compelled to do it intensely or distraught if I miss a day. Now I just want to be as healthy as possible Ė physically and mentally.

    Iím a huge fan of audiobooks. I read on a computer much of the day for my job and have no eye-energy left to read for fun in the evenings. I subscribed to Audible for a while but have found that I can get tons of books through our library system using the Libby app.

    Hereís a helpful book to consider for getting past habits, which is a less fraught word for addiction: The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit


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    Good evening Nesters,

    Im short 5 minutes on my prescribed 60 minutes of walking so I’ll have to go out & run around the yard when I’m done here, haha!
    We’re still operating under a complete cloud cover here but there’s been no rain to speak of.

    Belle, hope you’re feeling better soon.

    Wags, I find it takes my aging brain longer to recover from a good frying haha! Hope you feel like yourself real soon.

    NS, the walking is really great & I am actually enjoying myself. But, since I’m walking on a lonely country road with no sidewalks or street lights & I have to be very aware of traffic noise so I can jump out of the way real quick. I can’t listen to any music or books while I’m out. Maybe someday if we decide to live elsewhere.

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

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    Slo - I'm sorry things were so al-oriented with your SIL. Good for you on protecting your quit (of course you would) and for thinking about the caregiver and others must have felt. It sounds like you're a very empathetic person.

    All this talk about walking reminded me that I once figured out that I had tallied enough dog-walking miles in that dog's life to walk all the way around the planet (like at the equator). The distance is roughly 25,000 miles (about 40,000 km). I had that dog for 13+ years and she needed miles and miles of walking every day. An average of 6 miles (~10k) per day gives you 2000 mi or 3300 km per year. It blew my mind that I'd walked that far, and then I thought about her little legs going that same distance! It really shows what doing a little bit of something every day can add up to over a long time.

    On that note, don't drink today. Little by little your quit will really add up!

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    I go on at least 2 walks a day and LOVE them
    100% agree. I'll typically get in a 1.5-3 hour walk/hike in the late morning (weather permitting), and sometimes a second short walk later on in the day (though it getting dark earlier is making that more difficult). Getting out on walks has been a hugely helpful in trying to get through this. Exercise, sun and nature really are some of the best natural mood enhancers.

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    Evening greetings Nesters,

    Nice day because we finally had some sunshine today. Walking done, baked a loaf of sourdough bread with my new energetic starter, haha!!
    Life is good

    Wags, I’ll never get around the equator, I think I started too late, Lol. That truly is a lot of walking, good for you!

    Mullbury, glad to hear you enjoy the fresh air walks too/ Good for the body, mind & spirit!

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

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    Lav - maybe you can walk all the way to our friends in Australia then! At least figuratively. Speaking of whom... does anyone know how Ava is doing?

    Mulburry - hooray for another walker in the nest!


    Starting to feel a bit recovered from my hard 6 week working frenzy. Hopefully a few more light days or days off will get me back on top.

    Take care everyone!

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    I wonder how Ava is doing as well, and Pav and Narilly. And whereís Byrdie?

    You guys are some serious walkers! NS, your first walk of the day sounds delightful. Exercise addiction is a real thing. Iím glad you are free of that one now too.

    I had a wonderful occurrence: I was able to walk a significant distance with daughter and her friend & their kids at a large park with a walkway by the lake -and I didnít get any knee pain! (with the pain gel and the soft brace). The Knees Over Toes guyís knee exercises really have helped my knee! Just have to find the sweet spot of how many I can tolerate per day or every other day.

    Geez, my little brotherís alcoholism has really escalated. I was sitting next to him at his sonís soccer game, and he just reeked like a distillery. Again. Heís not thinking or problem-solving clearly in his personal or professional life, not getting home to the kids or keeping enough food in the house for them; at work he disappears for hours in the middle of the day and comes back drunk. (I know this because he works for HB. I know, I know -eesh!!)
    I donít know what to do. I guess itís time to see if heíll have a heart-to-heart with me. Donít know that that will accomplish anything though.

    Wags, I hope you are able to spring back soon from those six weeks where you overdid it. It does seem to be harder to bounce back as we get older.

    Itís still awkward here with HB and our impending divorce. I wish I hadnít sent so many signals that I was done with him last year when I was messed up from my brotherís suicide, and I wish he hadnít made up his mind so firmly to therefore pursue divorce.

    On to an AF weekend we go.
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Walking done for the day, yay. My husband came home with some fresh Amish grown veggies today, beets & carrots. I roasted everthing in the oven & had some on my salad tonight, yum. Didn’t even need to peel the carrots, just sliced them.

    Wags, I’d love to see our friends from Australia, maybe they can meet me half way, haha!
    Spekaing of Ava, I haven’t seen her on FB either. The last I remember she was getting ready to go on a trip with her kids, camping or something. Hope she’s OK.
    It really does seem to take longer to recover from things these days but then again I’m pretty old, Lol. Hope you are feeling 100% very soon.

    Slo, walking pain free has got to be awesome after all this time!
    Sorry to hear about your brother, perhaps some sort of intervention is in order before the family gets hurt? It’s reallyhard to say.
    Also sorry to hear about the awkwardness at home, it must be difficult being in teh same house. Please don’t second guess yourself, wishing will never chnage his behavior, onlyhe can do that. Keep your focus forward & making life as good as it can be

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

    Lav
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    Hola friends near and not so far.

    Yep, Oz is just a number of short strolls from the USA, so come on down!

    I'll text Ava and check in.

    Big Waves to all. Have a great weekend. Surf's up.

    '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'

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