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    Congratulations, Byrdy! Isn't it great that not drinking is normal now? You helped yourself and you've helped so many others, including me. Thank you .

    Slo, I had that weird unsettled feeling yesterday and I'm not even going through any big life changes right now, thank goodness. I try not to over-react to myself, knowing that my thoughts and feelings will inevitably change. Other than being way too cold in the single digits F, today seems fine (even though nothing about my circumstances is different to yesterday!!). Brains are weird.


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    Congratulations ,no more booze ,
    Its lost control as through life you cruise,
    No more hell,for you just heaven ,
    What a star ..year eleven.

    Times have been hard times have been tough,
    You weathered it all when the going was rough ,
    Not only that ,but every day
    You helped lots of others along the way .

    So go make some cakes and have a ball,
    For me and others you answered that call.
    despite the pond and being miles apart ,
    I thank you T from the bottom of my heart

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    af since the fourth of July 2012...howzat then America..now proudly marching into year 8..done that one..now bimbling into year 9..tick ..done that one too..as he casually strolls into numero 10


    CHILDHOOD IS LIKE BEING DRUNK.EVERYONE REMEMBERS WHAT YOU DID,EXCEPT YOU.

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    What a great poem, Mick!
    Congratulations on double hockey sticks, Byrdie! Amazing! That is a seriously long time. I’m glad you chose your marriage! My BIL chose the bottle when confronted with that choice. He’s dead now from alcoholism.
    I too love the being able to go through the vast liquor aisles in the grocery store, and not be bothered by it at all.

    I’m not enjoying having this cold at all, and need to just kiss Mabel on her ears and forehead! I don’t want to wear a mask around an 8-month-old baby, as she needs to see smiles.
    I’m not enjoying the super cold frigid weather either.

    The full moon really kicks me around badly, with lots of physical & emotional symptoms. But I am on a detox diet, and take mineral supplements to push detox; and it just ramps up badly at that time. That’s just how it is. Thankful it’s over for another month!

    It sounds like you had a very nice dinner out to celebrate the family birthdays, Lav! That is fun.

    I went out to see my condo today after getting my hair cut -so I was halfway there. The insulation is in between the duplex condos, so I could assess the amount of sunlight I will get in it at midday, with that whole windowless wall blocked now. Not too bad! I still feel good when I’m there, like I can be at home there.
    So, you’re right, Lav: I really will be ok, and I need to focus on telling myself that. Because it’s true.

    Bless this Nest!
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    Wow Byrdy! Congratulations on 11 years. Smokin' Ma'am.

    Thanks for being here and making yourself available to me and others over the years. I remember you messaging me, (along with other generous souls) years ago with your phone number and an offer of daily support. Wowza! Thank you my friend. Have a great day and buy yourself somethin nice. xx
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    Greetings Nesters,

    Happy 11 years AF Byrdie
    Yuo were a very good student & very willing to learn new ways of living AF! I’m very proud of your accomplishments & you have helped so many others. Keep going friend!

    Hi NS, stay warm!!!

    Mick, great poem for our friend Byrdie!

    Slo, I just know we’re all on the right track & we just have to keep moving forward to success. Having a huge group of friends here doesn’t hurt a bit either.
    I’m glad your new condo is feeling like home already. You’re going to do just fine.

    Stayed inside all day except for caring for my chicken friends. We’ve had rain, then snow then a little sun. Tonight it all freezes up when those single digit temps get here, Brrr.
    Hope everyone is oK & wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

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    ELEVEN YEARS, WHAT???

    Huge congrats to Byrdie on a decade plus one circles around the sun with NO booze! Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us, for cheering us on and leading the way.

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    Hello Nesters
    Checking in on a frigid Friday. Need to do this more often, as I know how much it helps. Especially when I am overloaded with work. Got a raise and a bonus to...I'll drink to that!!!...um, no I WON'T.

    Congrats Byrdie! I remember when you were just a little fledgling.

    Hi to all. off to the dungeon to work. I need to commit to coming here twice a day, even if it is just to read.
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    Pouring poison down your throat is just plain STUPID!

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    morning nesters

    quick check in for me as its just after 5am and at work, or sitting in bed watching the news and working. i just love this working from home. 3 years in March and still no desk at work lol, suits me fine.

    Congratulations Byrd on your 11th birthday. You deserve every single day of those years. We put in the hard work to achieve them and you added extra hard work helping myself and others. Who would have thought sobriety would give us peace and happiness, certainly not I at the beginning. Have a happy day and much love always.

    nothing to report really, work, work and more work.

    Slo, i am on nana duty also and have my sons fur baby for a few days as he has gone away to work, i think dogs are not as demanding ha ha.

    Belle congrats on your pay rise and extra work (not!).

    Lav, the boys look great after their hair cut and its great for them in the warm weather.



    take care xx
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    Thank you all so much for the kind words, and a poem! It doesn’t get any better than that! I took myself shopping yustaday, bought a set of Pyrex bowls (with LIDs!) for my 11 years, so it was a great day (my standards are low).
    Today, we are having freezing rain, so I did what any reasonable person would do…..I made chocolates!
    Thank you all so much for making me feel like a Queen!
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    Beautiful chocolates, Queen Byrdie! I do like glass Pyrex bowls with lids too.

    Pav, I have sampled “Succession” some too, and it is “bad” but good!

    Working at home is wonderful for so many in so many ways, Ava. And that’s something good to come out of the pandemic!

    Belle, that’s good news about your raise and bonus! Don’t drink to that -you can reward yourself with Pyrex!

    At least dogs can’t give you a cold, Ava! I’m home now, and babysitting a grand-dog too. Not much I can do for the dogs though, because the wind chill factor is still too frigid, so I don’t want to walk them in that. I’m babysitting my sister’s cat too, so went over there to tend to him too.

    It’s meatloaf for dinner tonight. No relation to Meatloaf’s death.
    Bundle up, unless you’re in Australia, and have a safe night in the nest!
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