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That's wonderful. My wife is a very serious amateur recorder player and I'm not sure that anything makes her happier. She practices several hours a day.
And you are right, this is one of the blessings of not drinking, you get your life back,
I’m a firm believer that music is an essential vitamin for the human soul. I played piano for a few years during childhood, but my ADD/ADHD had me bouncing around with so many instruments that I never learned to play anything well. I recently brought a keyboard home and have yet to complete a lesson (from my childhood books). I’m sure you’ll be playing beautiful music soon, and thank you for motivating me to dust mine off.
We;come Scout! Good to see you here.
Brian, I'm sorry to hear you've been ill. Take acre and don't over-exert yourself.
I've had almost two months of a persisting gastric illness that comes and goes, leaving me exhausted and weak as a kitten. It may or may not be a Covid-19 symptom cluster -- no respiratory tract infections yet. I hope it gets better as spring approaches --
Good to see you back, but sorry to hear about your illness, hope it gets better soon. I seem to be making a rapid recovery - I walked a mile yesterday. In the rehab clinic they were happy when I went 300 feet with a walker.
Hi Daisy! I hear ya! I know staying sober is hard especially during these Covid times. I started an online recovery at its amazing! Plantedrecovery.com/youarenotalone. If you need anything I’m here’
That mile-long walk sounds good -- I have a good day then two bad days -- fevers and fatigue -- then I sleep for two days, then I have cramping and illness for another day. I lie in bed worrying about finances even though I am quite unable to get up and work -- rather like the pointless worrying at 3am of insomnia, useless and just another source of stress..
Pace yourself and don't rush anything.
Catching up here and sorry to see so many sick. Damn. Hope you are all now on the healing side.
I'm still enjoying my sober life. Every single aspect of my life is better, and its not the rosy glow of early sobriety at this stage. Life has become simpler and my troubles few. I continue to mend relationships when I have the opportunity and have not been rebuffed by anybody.
The gardens are lovely still but most of the flowers have slowed down blooming. My marijuana and tomatoes are doing really well. Once a week I drive to a farm and buy whatever they picked that day. We're all anxiously waiting for the corn, which should be ready in a few weeks. So I'm eating well and maintaining my weight.
There have been no Covid cases here but there have been outbreaks in a nearby city, and with all the summer visitors driving up and down the valley highways, we are still somewhat at risk. Luckily I have a friend who makes masks. I wear one in the stores but not outside. Most people here are not wearing a mask. We still have a small town attitude that we are somehow immune, and warn each other to stay out of the cities.
So keep well, everyone.
love to all, Rae
Great to hear how well you are doing Rae. I seem to be making a good recovery, still a little short on energy, but I'm getting around. My garden really suffered with me being away for a month. We have a real bindweed problem and they strangled my raspberries and tomatoes. Zucchinis are doing great, nothing ever seems to get them.
We are hunkered down because of Covid, only go to the grocery store and the pharmacy and always wear a mask. Canada seems to have it much more under control than the US. I've had thoughts of seeing if I could get my Canadian citizenship back - I was born in Canada. Just a thought so far, but who knows.
I don't think I knew you were born in Canada, I guess you've already searched the options like duel citizenship. So where were you born ? I'm guessing eastern Canada just because its geographically close to you and where most of the Canadian population is. Whole huge country west of that. Sure would be fun for you to visit the west, not just the coast but inland too. Rex did, with no regrets.
But it must be terrible to even have the thought of having to leave your country just to live in a decent society. I am keeping close watch and waiting for Nov.
"Nothing lasts forever" is a comforting thought.
Stay safe Brian