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    Happy anniversary Lav!

    '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'

    Zen soul Warrior. Freedom today-

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    Morning check in here with all of you Nesters!

    Happy 49th anniversary, Lav.. that's a biggie!
    made it to the gym this morning which always helps change my perspective! also trying to reign it in with the sweets.. i've really been overdoing it and am sick of the sugar hangovers! so will try to make it a bit healthier.. feeling good. but keeping in mind that i promised to take it easy for at least the first 3 months.
    i've pulled back with some friends (3) who i seemed to always be helping.. i love to but it was straining me.. they're feeling my distance but i can't help anyone at the moment but myself and my kids.. not enough energy/strength/nerves to go around!! also, with these 3 it's always been more or less one sided which gets old..

    how are you doing, @Hypernova? were you able to fit in some exercise?
    and @Belle? thinking of you both as we're in similar boats!!

    wishing everyone a nice Friday!!

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    Good day, all.
    Quick check in before heading to the dentist...and need to brush first!!

    Thanks for all the sage advice, NS, Slo and LC. NS you hit the nail on the head. When drinking I almost expected to be treated poorly because I was being "bad". That thought really it home with me.

    Son and I made a caprese salad last night together. He is more of a cook than that, but can slice tomatoes straighter than I can. I also was able to really see the progress that he has made on his NY Fashion week projects. He never had great grades in school, but I am watching him drape fabric, and make patterns...and then make mockups of his designs in muslin. I called him a genius which never seemed to be warranted before...lol. But seriously I can't believe the stuff he is capable of doing. And math...never his strong suit, but when it makes practical sense to him i.e. "distributing fullness" in a pattern...it is not a problem.

    Daughter is in the doghouse because she never unloaded the dishwasher last night and I am going to hold her too it. Dishes are still in there, and then she will have to load all the dirty dishes that are on the counter, enough to run dishwasher again. I'm going to tell her she is not going anywhere until BOTH runs of the dishwasher are unloaded.

    Gotta run. Dentist is close by, so of course I wait until last minute.

    Day = 10!!! Happy dance.

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    Hey day 6 here. Will post more in depth later as I just found out now I am off tonite so I can spend a great day with my lame pup, get in another bike ride on the trainer again ….. (not feeling strong enough to go out on the road yet but next week will be different) then have a relaxing nite with my little Buddy and cook something healthy!! Being off tonite is best news I can think of. Until later wishing Everyone a happy and healthy AF day…… to be continued…. hyper
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    Good evening Nesters,

    The sun has just returned after a thunderstorm which seems to have cooled things off a bit. It was 96 & humid, ugh.
    Resting my aching feet & knees today after all the hiking the past two days but it was fun. Trying to come up with a day trip idea for my granddaughter next.
    Many of you know that my 49 years of marriage haven’t always been the greatest. I’m just amazed we are still standing after all the ups & downs over the years. I guess that’s true to say about a lotof things, right? Life throws more curveballs than you ever imagine.

    Hello to g, LC, Belle, Slo & Hyper & everyone stopping by later.
    Wishing a safe night in the nest for all.

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    Well was feeling better earlier today until conversation with a relative got me spinning into a somber mood. Family can be so difficult to navigate. All the deceptions over the years are divisive and then people just drift apart yet are still connected. I always foolishly tried to be the healer and somehow turned into the scapegoat. Oh well tomorrow is another day and it will be day 7 for me!!
    A quote from Samuel Johnson I should have learned years ago "He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts"

    LC - I am in the North East U.S. Also yes I got in a ride on my trainer and plan to take my 1st ride outside this year next week. I'm usually outside by early March but this has been an exceptionally
    tough year as I kicked it off with 3 weeks of Covid with an encore of bronchitis followed by a few months of foolishly drinking in hyper mode. Time to Ride!!

    Wags - Me thinks your brother is a smart & informed person - grim indeed. Our only hope is from above.

    Belle - Congrats on 10 days. I hope to stay right behind you. Keep on strong!!

    Lav - Curve balls of life ain't that the truth !! Congrats on 49!! Also thanks for your encouragement a couple days back.

    Well work tomorrow nite then 8 days off!! Wishing everyone a great AF weekend.... hyper
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    Great stuff Lav. I love hearing you're hiking. Nature is soooo essential for our general health and is there for us to immerse and enjoy. Hope you had a nice anni.

    Yo LC. I know that feeling of strain we can get helping others at a time we need it most. Sometimes i'll just say it.....Sorry friends, i love yiz but i need to focus on my health for now for awhile. I'll check in again soon. Give these contact numbers/support services a try in the meantime. Just my thoughts.

    Congrat's on day 6/7 Hyper! Wowza! I have been reminded recently that what i eat impacts my energy and mood incredibly! One of the basics of feeling goooood along with moving yo funky ass.

    Have a beaut weekend evabody.
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    Checking in...sober. Though I felt like if I could have found booze tonight I might have had some. Thankfully, getting all the booze out of the house and my husband actually hiding his, got me through the evening. I guess that effort on my part has paid off. It seems if I can just make it to dinner the craving dissipates. I took a long nap this afternoon and woke up discombobulated and had to figure out dinner. That seems to be a trigger for me (figuring out dinner). During my past long quit I made a menu plan for the week so that I would never have to think about it. I think it is time to resurrect that activity.

    Lav, congrats on 49 years. It ain't for the faint of heart. I'm coming up on 30 years next year and my goodness seems like forever.

    After the nap, I am still tired. Got to listen to the body. Thank goodness I didn't drink. I think I'll take a little walk, then enjoy a sober night's sleep.

    Take care everybody!
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    Good early morning! I get up with the larks these days, with no shade or curtain on the window in my new bedroom, during the longest week of sunshine in the year! Like I keep waking up at 4:30 am, with the break of dawn and all the noisy birds singing.

    Being outside in nature is such a healing balm, G. I’m going to go get a little bike ride in on my old trail soon (by my old house). I love all the fragrant & loamy scents there, and seeing the creatures along the trail -deer, cranes, bunnies, turtles, etc.

    Hyper, I remember what a fun, unexpected surprise it would be to get called off of work. Like a Snow Day at school!

    LC, I bought l-glutamine chews early in this quit, to help with the sugar cravings. @Byrdlady used to suck on lollipops to help with the sugar cravings.

    NS’s post really resonated with me too…feeling like you don’t deserve to have a voice while immersed in addictive drinking.

    Lav, I know you haven’t had 49 years of wedded bliss, but I’m still happy for you that you made it work, and without losing yourself. So congratulations on still standing!

    Belle, the witching hour is the hardest! I never made it to dinner -had to have a snack to make it through. Whatever it takes…

    Happy weekend -and a long holiday weekend here in the U.S.A. Ex-HB is Up North at the cabin with D1, son-in-law, and our grandkids. It’s the first time in at least 30 years that I haven’t been up there to celebrate July 4th weekend. Ah well. Things change, and we must change with them.
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    hi Nesters!
    late night, last minute check in before i hit the hay.. loooong day and i didn't have a chance to check in earier.. but i stayed on track!
    will read back tomorrow morning..xx

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