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    Quick sober check in after several crazy full days of teaching! Glad to see a busy nest and I'll catch up with everyone tomorrow.

    Don't drink -- it's gross. (hat tip to Nar )

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    Hi, All:

    Sorry about your fall, Slo. I HATE when I disregard my common sense and it comes back to bite me.

    I LOVED sober travel this summer, also. In Italy, every tourist was talking about the wine, but I was fine without it - more food calories available. I agree with Lav, Mr. G. You should put something in the toolbox - booze free travel is a common theme. I feel about it as I feel about booze free concerts - so much better! So much more to absorb and experience fully present. You'll be fine because you don't drink! Because I live close to Mexico I have been a couple of times (but not recently)- it was wonderful. Where are you going, Steady?

    Not much else to report. So sad about Florida.

    Have good SOBER Hump Days.
    Pav

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    Greetings Nesters,

    After several days & 4+ inches of rain we will be getting a break. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny & 73 degrees, yay!! I can tolerate colder weather just fine but the dampness does make my joints ache. Sounding like a true old lady, oh well Lol

    Slo, I am sorry about your fall & hurting your good knee. Time to put that bike away for the foreseeable future I think. Take good care of yourself, you know what to do
    Yu want to be in one piece so you can continue watching those grandbabies.

    Wags, working hard as usual, good for you! Don’t forget to schedule so ‘me time’ too

    Pav, listening to our internal voice is always a good idea. I am especially aware of this as I age. I find I can no longer just jump into something without risking hurting myself. In my case that involves carrying heavy bags up the three steps from the garage into the kitchen. I lost my balance doing that not too long ago and badly bruised my arm overcorrecting myself. To prevent a fall, geez. Now it’s one bag & one free hand always

    Hello to all & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!
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    Good morning folks. Just passing by. I'm still sober and doing well. No temptations now, real or imagined. It's been 9 years after all. Part of what worked for me then, and is still a strong memory for me now, is the rock solid understanding that I can't just drink one drink. I had to get that one fundamental truth deeply engrained in my psyche before any of my many quits stuck. Glad to see familiar names, and for those I don't see, I only hope that they've successfully moved on and aren't still trapped in the ugly cycle of addiction. To quote Ringo, peace and love
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    Greetings Nesters,

    We had a perfect sunny, 73 degree day today after 5 days of rain - much appreciated

    TJ, hello & thanks for stopping in, good to see you.
    Congrats on your 9 years AF, they’re the best, right? Making up our minds, once & for all is the magic that makes our quits stick. No going back now, only forward!!

    Hello to all & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!
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    Hi all, another quick check in for me but sober and so grateful for it!

    I've got one more hard week and then my work schedule will ease up a good deal.

    Sober travel and sober concerts -- sounds like two really big positives of maintaining a solid quit.

    Catch up with you all again this weekend!

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    Hi, All:

    Brief stop by.

    Congratulations, TJAF, and thanks for stopping by. I agree - I never really just wanted one. I am still amazed when people leave half a drink or half a beer on the table - NEVER did I do that. Thanks goodness I am free from that!

    TGIF!

    Pav

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavande View Post

    Pav, listening to our internal voice is always a good idea. I am especially aware of this as I age. I find I can no longer just jump into something without risking hurting myself. In my case that involves carrying heavy bags up the three steps from the garage into the kitchen. I lost my balance doing that not too long ago and badly bruised my arm overcorrecting myself. To prevent a fall, geez. Now itís one bag & one free hand always
    Lav
    Yes, this is what I need to realize: I can no longer just jump into something without risking hurting myself. Well, I was trying to go slowly over the trolley tracks embedded into the road. And thatís part of the problem: I was going too slow. A better option would have been to realize that biking over those might be dangerous, and turn around. And I should have just turned around and stayed on that bike path, and never went on the road. But there were so many dogs being walked on that particular path that the road felt safer.
    So now I hobble around with a walker for awhile, and lay low. Darn it! I have an MRI scheduled for the knee.
    I got the stitches out of the dog bite, but itís still draining some. I put silver spray on it before adding a bandaid each day.

    Thanks for stopping by, TJAF. I have never understood how people can just leave half a drink behind either. And that means I can never have just one.

    Thanks for posting, Wags, even though youíre so depleted from too much tutoring.

    Maybe being forced to slow down like this will help me find my true rhythm, and honor it. I donít like hustle culture. ďBusy-busyĒ doesnít suit me, and it never did.
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Still sunny & warm here today so it was nice.
    I’m a little concerned about the stray cat I’ve been caring for outside. I haven’t seen her since early this morning. I’m afraid she went off somewhere to deliver her kittens & not in one of the outside places I set up for her. I don’t really understand cat behavior, I’ve had dogs all of my life. Keeping my fingers crossed she makes an appearance soon.

    Wags, the hardest working woman in the nest, haha! I hope everything is going well for you!

    Pav, hello & hope you have a good weekend!

    Slo, I’m sorry you’re dealing with all that. Honestly, some of us just seem to have to learn things the hard way. I’ve always been like that unfortunately. Listening to our inner voice takes some practice. It’s all about learning to trust ourselves I think. Anyway, I hope you’re not too uncomfortable & rest up this weekend

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

    Lav
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    Hey all Nesters,

    Me again just checking to see if everyone is OK

    Wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

    Lav
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