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    Hi everyone,
    I realized that I haven't checked in for a while. January is our busiest month of the year at work, and the first couple weeks are a b**ch. I've been buried and hardly keeping up with household stuff. But I know I needed a check in and to read a little as I can be drawn into the booze hole quickly when I am in this situation.

    Today would have been my 10 year sober-versary if I hadn't lost it 5 years ago...and struggled to get back.

    Got to get to work...waves to all. See ya later.
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    Pouring poison down your throat is just plain STUPID!

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    Greetings Nesters,

    Brrr the cold air is moving back in to prepare us for a big storm Sunday night into Monday. Don’t think I’ll be going anywhere soon.

    Belle, glad to see you. Nothing wrong with being busy provided you remember to take a little time for yourself too. I remember those crazy busy years of my life, I could/should have done better for myself.
    Stay on course & stick with us & you will get to your real 10 year anniversary.

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

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    morning nesters

    Slo, how far away does your daughter live from you? sorry cant remember. Menopause mind i say! So lovely you get to spend time with your g-babies and they are growing so quickly.

    Lav you can have my heat and humidity atm. I'm over the humidity as we very rarely have it, it keeps on storming so we keep getting humidity. My vege garden is going beserk though, its like a jungle, might have to dig a new one just for tomatoes as they are taking over everything as are the zuccini's and cucumbers. its nice though to have fresh produce and my chook, Susan, is laying again.

    Wags, thanks for the explanation and totally get what you mean, why spend time on someone who doesnt want to put in the effort. Glad everything seems to have settled down with you.

    I slipped over the dogs plate last night and my knee just crumpled. it was agony, if Carl could have spoken i am sure he would have asked if i wanted an ambulance. so back in the brace today and resting. I had this false sense of security that i was healing and the majority of the pain was gone. WELL thats a big lie. I have a rubbish pick up booked for Monday so the kids are coming over to do it. Might be a reminder to just slow down.

    Good to see you Belle and glad you are doing well not drinking. 10 years, what made you drink again? did you think you would have it under control with that just one? We cant take back the past as im sure all of us would like to take something back, we just learn by our mistakes i suppose. My work is crazy busy too with covid rampant here. the whole health system is burnt out, even when we have a break off work we come back and it just sucks the life out of you again.

    take care xx
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    Ava is a SHPFFFDU ! (Special, honest, practical, fantastic friend from downunder) - thank you NS

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    Your January work sounds brutal, BelleGirl. And, well, congratulations on having even made it 5 straight years AF! Your long quit & Wag’s long quit make me realize that I can’t get complacent.

    It looks like that storm is going to miss me, Lav. We’ll just get the fringes of it here. I had a great dog walk yesterday when it was 25F out, with no wind chill factor to factor in! Today was back to bitter cold and damp though. And getting colder.

    Today I went out to lunch with my sister, then out to dinner with HB & his sister. It feels strange to be doing our normal things together, with HB, yet we’re getting divorced. I’m still ambivalent. I took my sister out to see my condo today. That makes me feel excited for the future!
    Tomorrow we drive up for Beckett’s 2nd birthday party. Daughter lives a 1 hour and 50 minutes drive north of here. It has been great to see the g-babies weekly so I can see all of their changes, and don’t miss anything!

    Some people wonder what @NoSugar’s craft project is, but I wonder what @Pavati’s guilty pleasure TV show is! ‘The Bachelor’?

    So sorry about your knee again, Ava. I wish healing was quicker.

    Here we are on a TGIFriday! But we don’t waste it by getting wasted!
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    Greetings Nesters,

    Currently 19 degrees & heading down to 12 tonight, bitter cold! Hoping my chickens don’t freeze their little feet off overnight, geez. Still not sure what we will be getting with Sunday night’s storm, rain or snow? I can’t imagine rain with these cold temps & the ground is frozen hard.
    Spent a most pleasant day with my oldest grandson, he wanted to come over & hang out with me . Younger grandson is here now & will be spending the night, lucky me.

    Ava, so sorry about your knee, ouch. You better keep that brace on while your knee is so unstable. Takes a long time to heal that stuff.
    I’m not a fan of humidity either, my hair reacts so badly, Lol. Glad Susan is back in laying mode again. Enjoy your veggies & share when you get too many like we do.

    Slo, glad the storm will be missing you. Not really looking forward to it but then again I don’t have to go anywhere either. It must be confusing spending time with your husband like that, not sure I would be willing at this point. Wonder if he will continue to take his sister out when he’s on his own. Keep on enjoying the family, that’s the best.

    Belle, hope everything is OK with you!

    Has anyone heard from LC?
    Wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!

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    Ava - sorry to hear about the setback with your knee but glad you had the brace on hand to immediately provide support for it.

    Lav - sounds like a great weekend with your grands. Hope the storm takes it easy on all of you!

    Slo - getting to be there for so many milestones in your grandkids lives must be wonderful. I'm sure doing things with your HB feels a bit strange. What's the timeline on your condo?


    Good weekend here. This is test weekend so lots of nervous students but they seem to be having good test experiences thus far. I'm already starting with the folks testing in Mar-June too, which is where all of your visualizations are helping me out. Thank you!

    Stay safe everyone.

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    Good morning!

    Good to hear that your weekend is going well, Wags! And you have the satisfaction of a job well done, watching your students do well on their tests.

    I wish your job wasn’t sucking the life force out of you, Ava. Healthcare is so chaotic now though, and strained to the max.
    I suppose your knee crumpled because of the torn ACL. My lack of an intact ACL for so many years (decades) made every slip and fall painful, as there was no stability that the ACL would normally have provided.

    I love it that your grandsons want to be with you, Lav! Nice that they get one-on-one time with you too!

    I drove up with my mom & sister for grandson’s 2nd birthday party. And guess what: it wasn’t a drinking event! There was beer in the basement, and son-in-law had one; but everyone else just had sparkling water!

    I wish I would have handled my marriage differently, and tried harder to stay married as we head into old age, instead of giving up on it. I guess that’s why I continue to do things with HB -it’s not over yet, so maybe it doesn’t have to be? It’s not a good marriage, but it is a marriage anyways; and a long one too.
    HB will continue to do things with his sister when I’m gone, as she is the new VIP in his life. I was hoping I would get a turn to be that to him after all the daughters left -but he has chosen his sister for that role, after having gone through all the daughters in that role. I appreciate his growth & understanding in this area though: he is doing much better at meeting his sister’s needs with her dementia than he, and they as a family, did with his mother & her dementia.
    My condo will be ready sometime in April - June.

    I too think about LC. We’re missing a Nester! Hi to G, Pav, NS, Belle, and all!
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Well it’s been snowing for an hour & it’s sticking to everything being so cold (26 degrees). Somehow it’s going to change over to rain as the temp rises overnight. Who knows really?
    Grandsons are all back home, it was a nice, unplanned weekend with them. They are maturing & I’m getting glimpses of the people they will be in the future.

    Wags, glad the students are moving along on schedule. Hope you had some time to relax too.

    Slo, just wait until your grandson gets to the age where he’s pestering his parents to spend the weekend with you. It’s a great boost to your soul, honestly
    We can’t change the past although we sure wish we could. Keep looking forward & stay open to new possibilities. Life is going to be better, kinder & new.

    Ava, hope you’re OK & resting that knee as much as possible.

    Hello to all & wishing a safe night in the nest for everyone.
    Lav
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    Flying by sober to say hey to everyone. Hope you all get great starts to the new week.

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    Hi, Nest

    Well, I have a 3/4 knitted cowl, a pair of cut out but unsewn pants, and a pile of quilt blocks that need to be sewn together. I also have 4 paper books piled up to read and several downloaded books to listen to. I pick at all of them but think I just need to choose one and finish it!! The book I'm currently listening to is Empire of Pain about the Sackler (Perdue oxycontin) family. It is fascinating and extremely well written and narrated by the author.

    We had one grandson here Fri night and the next Sat night as negative tests sequentially freed them from Covid prison. They seem to have come through it just fine - we're just hoping that none of them have any longer term consequences. It was fun to see them again and I definitely wasn't bored!

    We missed the snow, too. Frankly, if it is going to be in the 20s, I'd rather have some snow to show for it. Hope none of you are getting buried, though!

    Slo, you seem to be living in limbo. I think I would fine that very unsettling. I'll be happy for you when you're able to begin this new life adventure.


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