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    Morning nesters

    Wags, good on you with your self care program, how long do you workout for? I have started doing some home exercises for my arm, paying $55 for a 40 minute exercise program is getting a bit much. I just need to push myself to do it, im exhausted after work, looking after the fosters and carl. I know that never would i be doing what i am doing now if i was drinking so i am totally grateful for my sobriety. Walking is a mammoth task just getting out the door, one doggy pram, 2 dogs on leads, Carl has patella problems so cant walk far at the moment, Gucci walks like a trooper for about 4 houses and then meanders so its quite funny when i do get out and they love it. i keep thinking i need to walk the dogs then walk myself but i would feel guilty just leaving them but i think that is what i am going to have to do, it is such a good stress relief and self care as you say.

    Lav, my BESTEST buy in the world were my $260 walking shoes. i have not had shin splint issues since i bought them and i have never regretted the cost (except at the time) but thank god for afterpay. i went through so many pairs before i went to a podiatrist. Good luck with your selling today.

    Slo, congratulations for the new bub, what is his name? how are you going with your knees now? Wish i could take the kids stuff to their father lol. he lives too far away. My daughter still has not collected her cat nor finished her room. it is driving me nuts but of course when i mention it, i get a myriad of excuses. apparently working 5 days a week is tiring, who would have thought!

    The PA that we interviewed has accepted the job so that is great, not sure when she will start. i am just doing what i can and collecting the overtime. It has finally stopped raining here for now, we are going to hit 30 degrees this week and thats about the temp i can cope with, i am loving daylight savings and yes i am rubbing it in ha ha. i will be complaining about the heat soon enough.

    Jane, lovely of you to pop in and yes i would not be doing anything if i was still drinking except wallowing in self pity and anger. Life is just wonderful with all its ups and down.

    Belle, funny how the kids dont listen, i still give my opinion but its the "what would mum know" i can see ticking in their brain. I hope your daughter will be happier in a new place. will it be closer to you? How is hubs behaving?

    Well time for a coffee then to pick up some free dog beds and mow the lawn AGAIN. i will be happy when the heat kills it though rechargeable mower and whipper snipper are the best invention in the world. Nearly up there with my rechargeable mop that i invested in as the dogs wee a lot in the house on occasion.

    take care xx
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    Greetings Nesters,

    I’m somewhat exhausted but happy after a very good sale day today people were definitely holiday shopping, had their credit cards ready to go haha!

    Wags, am I right seeing a cold/damp weather pattern moving into your area? It was 70 some degrees here again today but my allergies called for an extra dose of Zyrtec so I won’t mind the cold so much when it arrives. Hope your weekend is fabulous!

    Jane, so good to see you & glad to know you are living well AF as we all are at this point. Your trip to Iceland sounds very nice, I should definitely go one of these days. Take care.

    Kensho, it seems I have developed the gift of gab since finding this website, Lol checking in daily is purely habitual, used to check in twice daily during the early days. Hope your weekend is good!

    Ava, you are so busy with your fosters, good for you! I would like to do that some time but my dog is very territorial & not always nice to other dogs.
    Expensive walking shoes are a must for me these days. I wrecked my feet a long time ago & they’re not going to get any better so I have to ‘baby’ them with good shoes.
    Did great at the craft fair today - no complaints for me.

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

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    I guess Iím up early thanks to Daylight Savings Time ending. Iím up at daughter & son-in-lawís house now; I drove up last night instead of today since it was so windy at home, and my power had been out for hours.

    Great job on the sale, Lav! Were you able to sell some things for Ukrainian relief too?

    So great to see you again, Jane! Iceland seems to be a hot tourist spot lately! Said daughter & son-in-law just got back from there, and my brother & his wife took their whole family there earlier this year. Ex-HBís brother & his wife went there this year too.

    Good walking shoes are a must, Ava! Merrell stopped making the kind of shoes that are so kind to my feet, but I recently was able to buy a used pair of them on Poshmark in black, and another used pair on eBay in brown.
    The new baby grandson is named Andrew. That was our boy name, but we had four daughters and no sons. Now D3 has intentionally used our name for their son! He will be called Andy.

    Wishing a good AF day to all.
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    Hi, All:

    Not sure what is going on with my not posting - I think once it slipped out of my daily habit I am having trouble getting back on track. I am glad all is well, and it is great to see you drop by, Jane. Iceland sounds amazing.

    Lav, what did you sell at the craft fair? I usually don't like this whole holiday season, but I am making an effort to go in with a positive attitude! I usually don't like the dark or the insistent partying during a time when we should all be cozy on the couch. Bah, humbug! Oh, wait. What happened to my positive attitude... Ha.

    Wags, I would love to know what program you are following. I have been REALLY trying to get more exercise, especially upper body. I hike a lot, but need to lift or do something more. I watch a lot of basketball this time of the year, so I put weights in the TV room and try to double dip, but I think a more regular program would be better.

    Ava, how are the old ladies? Slo, congratulations! Hiya to everyone else.

    I am good. I have been listening to al-anon podcasts and think they are a good reminder of how to go through life, really. It all boils down to acceptance and the serenity prayer for me - figuring out what I can and should control and also what I can't and/or shouldn't. As someone said here, simple but not easy.

    Happy SOBER Saturday,
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Enjoyed a quieter day here, haha. I do have one of my grandsons here but heíll be leaving soon if he ever stops eating haha!!

    Slo. Dealing with a power loss gets tiresome, happens often around here. We do have a whole house generator though which is so helpful. Being on well water we canít even get a glass of water when the power goes out, ugh. Glad you got to your daughterís house OK.
    People showed little interest in my relief effort yesterday but one girl did buy 2 tote bags saying her grandma was born in Ukraine.

    Pav, time flies & getting out of the habit of checking in daily just happens I guess. As long as youíre committed to your quit itís probably OK. I just donít feel right if I donít check in quickly
    Yesterday I sold reading pocket pillows, great gifts for kids & to get them interested early in reading. I do lots of different themes
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    Hello to all & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!

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    Jane - so great to see you! Iceland sounds amazing, beautiful, safe. How nice that would be.

    Lav - congrats on your reading pillow sales. I would have LOVED such a thing as a kid. Heck, I'd probably love one now!

    Pav - We're going a Beachbody (soon to be renamed BODi, which is much better) program called 645. It's mostly strength training but very functional, not just bicep curls and other isolated muscle-building stuff. One day per week is Mobility and Stability. It's designed for 6 days/week, 45 mins but we're doing it 4 days/week and it's plenty! We both really like it!


    Rainy wet weekend here but lots of inside projects done. Hope everyone has great weeks starting!

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    Monday evening greetings Nesters,

    Today will be the last of 70+ degree days, weather will return to more seasonal temps. It’s been a nice gift though
    Don’t know of anyone here is old enough to remember Tower of Power, a funk, soul, jazz group from way back but i just found out they will be coming to a venue near here in February. I am psyched, can’t wait to go!! They formed in 1968, unbelievable

    Wags, I do some of those pillows for adults too but the kid’s ones are so cute. I firmly believe in getting them interested in reading early. Our daughter ended up getting her degree in English & Communications……she was & still is a big reader. Our weekend coming up will be rainy & wet here too.

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

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    Lav - I know of Tower of Power but I think they were a bit before me. How great that you get to go! That should be a blast.

    Ava - I'm intrigued... will have to explore this concept of a rechargeable mop. Hope your week is off to a good start.


    Hellos and waves to Slo, Steady, Pav, and everyone else stopping by the nest. Catch you all tomorrow

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    Hi All,
    Not working today due to a cardiologist appointment smack in the middle of the day. However I need this day of rest after a weekend with baby Amelia (who goes 200 miles an hour), working a long day yesterday and then driving daughter back to campus last night, and running into miles of road construction on the way back.

    I was told that when Amelia woke up yesterday, she asked for me by saying "gand-ma". I am called Auntie Grandma, and I might as well be grandma as I am the matriarch of the family...lol. She is so sweet but wears me out even when I am not taking care of her alone.

    And speaking of babies, congrats @Slo on the new grandson. I am losing track, as aren't you getting 1 or 2 new ones every year?!

    Daughter has to formally apply to new college but from speaking with the transfer advisor there, it looks pretty good for her. It will be farther away, which is not a bad thing, as she will stay there most weekends. right now she comes home most weekends to work in the mental hospital. She will have to put that job on hold, as much as she loves it, and hopefully they will want her to work summers and winter break.

    Lav, yes i love hobbies. I have 2 knitting projects going. One blanket that I am near completion with, but that last 10% is hard when there is a new and more challenging project calling my name. I did start it once and made so many mistakes I took it apart. Now I am casting on the stitches again to restart. I love sewing also, but after seeing the sewing my son can do, I am reluctant to sew anything because it will look so lame compared to what he can do. Perhaps when he is home winter break he can teach me a few tricks.

    I'm going to make lentil soup in the instant pot tonight. Gastro doc says I need to seriously up my fiber input so that is one good way to do it. I hope it doesn't make my hubs too gassy, as he is pretty bad as it is. He has been ok lately, mostly because I keep my distance and my business to myself.

    Time to head to cardio doc. Happy sober Tuesday, all!

    P.S. Lav...I do remember Tower of Power and thought they were great! I'll have to look them up on Apple Music to remember their songs.
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    Good evening Nesters,

    Turning cold here, I knew it would eventually hahha!!
    Spent most of the day just thinking about future projects but not actually doing anything. I’m getting pretty good about that

    Wags, I love live music especially when it’s music from my time
    I’m sure the venue will be packed with people our age, fun time! Hope you have a great week.

    Belle, don’t compare your sewing skills to your son’s. Your projects will mean something to YOU, perfection not needed I really enjoy the process of making something, keeps my brain busy & out of trouble. I use lentils, chick peas, etc in soups to boost the fiber too especially in the winter. You will find that music on Apple Music, you tube & all that. Makes me happy to hear it again.

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