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    Hey, Nesters!
    Slo, I just hate to hear how you are being treated. My niece has been married for nearly 3 years and has a one year old. She is having a time with her controlling, narcissistic husband. What a mess. Not sure what she will do, probably nothing, which is heartbreaking in itself. She is a wonderful person. He has all but extinguished her light. That’s no way to live. My heart goes out to you and her.

    I had a return trip to the eye surgeon, my left eye is wonky. It feels like there is a giant tear ready to fall…..there isn’t, I’ve checked, rubbed, dabbed and cussed. Additionally, the eye has a flickering/shimmering that is maddening. Perhaps the most disturbing is that when I’m reading, the next word I’m about to read is compressed (as if from pressure from a bubble, it’s curved like that). When I get to the word to read it, it’s full size, but the next word is compressed. The issue with this is that it gives one a feeling of motion when reading. The eye surgeon gave me a more potent steroid eye drop but there has been no improvement. It’s got me down, I must say. If you are a girl, you know that if you feel like you are about to cry, it doesn’t take long for your mood to shift into that mode in solidarity. I’m to call into his office on Wednesday to let him know how I’m doing. I imagine he will send me to a specialist. I’ll keep you posted.

    I got my covid booster about a week ago, so I’m happy for that.
    My chocolate arrived a couple days ago, so I will get busy. On Friday, I tried making a Santa and he broke so I need to get back on the horse and try again. Working with red chocolate is quite messy, it looked like an ax murderer had struck my kitchen. And looking at my hands, ut looked like I did it!

    Linda, those dogs are adorbs! I’m in love with Bob!
    Hugs to all! Byrdie
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    Greetings Nesters,

    This whole day has gotten away from me, somehow! At least I’ve been busy & productive.

    Wags, I’ve noticed our county food bank is busier than ever. Went by there today & saw loads of foods being taken inside. I donate what I can to help but it worries me that people are so needy & I know a lot of them are the kids of the immigrant farm workers in the area.

    Slo, please go easy on yourself while you’re rebuilding your life. One day at a time comes to mind. Things will be different but not necessarily bad, right? I have to keep my thinking in the positive mode because I have a history of going dark & negative. It helps to stay in the light so to speak & we’ll be right there with you

    Byrdie, sorry about your eye problem. I haven’t heard that complaint before, I’ll have to do some redaing. I imagine it must be annoying to say the least.
    I hope you get your chocolate santa together. I’m aslo sorry about your niece’s situation. Why do men turn like that after the wedding?

    Hello to everyone & wishing a safe night in the nest for all.
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    Lav - I somehow missed your comment about making the outdoor containers. Sounds fun! Glad you had a busy and productive day today.

    Byrdie - great to see you, and sorry to hear about your eye troubles. That sounds really frustrating and uncomfortable. I hope that a specialist is able to correct whatever is going on and bring you some relief. Back in the saddle with the chocolate Santa for sure! We will look forward to pics once you feel up to it.

    Slo - glad you're finally feeling better. Your mind and body have been dealing with a lot of stress and maybe it just caught up with you in the form of fatigue. Keep being gentle with yourself.


    Things are pretty good here. Tomorrow is our last dry day before a week or so of rain, so hopefully getting out for at least a short bike ride.

    Take care everyone!

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    Greetings Nesters,

    Nice day here, sunny & dry & most importantly cool

    Wags, I hope you got your bike ride in before the rain appeared.
    We really enjoyed the class at Longwood Gardens & came home with two beautiful containers.

    Slo, I agree with Wag’s comment re fatigue. Long term stress upsets our natural balance , disturbs sleep & even the way we process our food & nutrients. The time for good self care is now!!

    Hello to the rest of the crew & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!

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    Im up helping daughter with the babies and the cleaning. Thankfully Beckett is taking a really long nap, because hes quite sick with a bad cold. And I enjoy the break! Mabel took a long nap too, and at the same time!
    I stopped at an orchard and got my fresh apples on the way up too. Also climbed the spire of an old cathedral, a lookout point. The Fall foliage is near peak and gorgeous. And sending another lovely day your way, Lav!

    Byrdie, Im so sad to learn about your left eye complications! My mother has been using those various steroid eye drops too, to try to bring the inflammation down. Your eye problem sounds totally annoying, and I sure hope it resolves itself soon. Do keep us posted.

    I hope @lifechange is doing ok.

    Good luck with your workweek, Wags. Hump day! Surfs up, G!
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    Morning nesters

    Quick check in for me. I am busy trying to do some work and pack to go to see my great nephew. I am taking mum and it is a 10 plus hour drive so think of me. i am hoping i dont dump her out of the car on the way and she is pleasant. I have my doubts. I know all about narcissistic people trish. thank fully i have learnt to deal with her. She does hate the "no control" feeling. i do know i only have to walk away from her or go for a walk. if she thinks i am rude so be it.
    I am hopeful he will be with us when we get there. Work has been fantastic and i am lucky that i can take my work laptop so that is good. Not sure how long we will be there for but it doesnt matter. At least the borders are open and we dont need to quarantine for 14 days as we are double vaxed.

    we will be staying at my SIL's place and she was my best drinking buddy during my drinking days. I have no inclination to drink, drinking is not going to make this situation any better, if it did, i would be drinking till the cows come home but it wont. god even the thought of a drink makes me want to vomit.

    Glad to see that everyone is well. sorry this is an "about me post" but i will be back on when things settle down. I do know to log on here if those lifey moments become unbearable. my toolbelt is packed and ready to go with me.

    take care xxxx
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    Safe travels, Available. Bless that little baby and his family. No parent should have to bear that. We will be thinking of you.
    Slo, your G-babies sound adorable, I’m glad you are able to spend some time with them.
    Left a message for my eye doc, hope to hear from them tomorrow.
    Hugs to all! Byrdie
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    Greetings Nesters,

    We had another nice day - thanks to Slo
    Still busy getting things together for Friday’s craft show. I know I would never be able to handle all this if AL was still controlling me so I am so grateful to be free!

    Slo, glad you had a day with the little ones. Sick or not it’s still a day well spent. What’s your plan for the apples? I’ve been cooking them in a skillet with a little non-dairy butter, just a few tbsp of brown sugar & some cinnamon & nutmeg, so good & they go with everything. I even freeze them to use later.

    Ava, wishing you safe travels &I sure hope your mom behaves for you. You have the ultimate patience with her apparently.
    I’m sure you’ll be able to tell your SIL no thanks, I don’t drink anymore.

    Byrdie, thinking of you & I hope yuo get what you need from yuor doc.

    Have a safe night in the nest everyone!
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    Ava - safe travels to you and your mum. Sorry it's for such a difficult family time.

    Byrdie - fingers crossed (but not eyes!) that you get good help from the Dr soon.

    Lav - those apples you described sound amazing. I hope all goes smoothly at your craft show.

    Slo - what a wonderful day with the little ones. A nap sounds like a great idea and having them both sleep at the same time must be somewhat rare. Curious to hear what you're going to do with your apples.


    Has anyone here ever tried acupuncture for pain? Or for depression/mood? I tried it a handful of times many years ago and didn't have great results (not bad, just sort of meh), but I'm thinking about trying it again. I think they've learned a lot in the past 20 years or so and maybe treatments are a bit more individualized. Would love to hear any input, positive or negative.

    We're over the hump and onward toward the weekend. Take care everyone!

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    Good evening Nesters - wherever you are

    The nest has been very quiet, I just hope everyone is busy with their AF lives.

    Wags, I have not personally had accupuncture but I know many who have had it done. I talked my BIL into having it for his chronic & severe back pain but the results were minimal for him. I think his problems were mainly due to the hardware placed in his spine during multiple surgeries. I agree that certain practioners focus on certain problems so finding the right person is vital. I also would look into a Reiki practioner, energy healing is very common these days.

    Hello to all & wishing a safe night in the nest for all.
    Heading out for my craft fair tomorrow afternoon/evening so not sure if I’ll be able to check in

    Lav
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