Monday, December 31, 2007


It's time for another New Year! I hope everyone is ready to take on the new year! I know I am!

May all your dreams, wishes and hopes be fulfilled.
I hope your friends be many and true.
And the love of family surround you always!

Till next time.....
Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!! I hope everybody's Christmas is a good one and that all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR too!!!

Since the last post, yes, I have puffed a little. No full cigarettes, but smoked all the same. Oops! But....this does not mean failure...I just need to get back on the no-smoke wagon!

Some days are super easy, others are a mild annoyance and a few are down right difficult!

I know that has more days go by, each day will be less bothersome, but till then, Chantix is my new best friend!!!

I wish for all to have a joyous, memorable Christmas as you celebrate it in the way that brings you the most joy!

Happiness is where we find it,
but rarely where we seek it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Well!! This may not be as easy as I thought! I'm having stronger cravings NOW, instead of the first 2, 3, or 4 days (like most people!)
I didn't have a bad day, in fact, we put on a talent show today for the residents where I work. Boy, was that fun! My little group sang the Twelve Days of Christmas 'Village Manor' style.
You know...On the 1st day of Christmas.....a case of protective underwear!! On the 5th....5 delicious prunes!! You get the idea! The residents got a kick out of that!
Nothing happened to trigger any's just there! Kinda like old habits die hard.
Who knows, maybe I'll cave and then I'll just enjoy another coughing fit like I did the other night! Smart, real smart!!
Ok. I will just have to let you know how I did. Resist or cave????
Monday, December 17, 2007

And the Journey Continues....

It's been 8 days since I've quit smoking. I've had one slip, but that seemed to be more of a defiant slip than a craving slip. I have had a few urges, but were easily worked through. This new drug, Chantix, is truly amazing!!
What surprised me was the times I thought I would struggle the most, haven't caused me any problems.
The other night though, I walked out with my husband after supper, and yea, I thought I'd have a drag. HA! That turned the tables on me!!! For the next half hour all I did was cough! It was such an irritating, tickling cough that I just couldn't shake. Let me tell you...that's enough to make me want to stay quit!!!
So, if you think of me, think encouraging thoughts and blow them on the wind to me!!
I WANT this to work.

As the Little Engine said, "I think I can, I think I can!!"
Sunday, December 9, 2007

Big Step (taken with many baby steps!)

Tomorrow begins my first day as a non-smoker. You may have noticed I've changed my quit date. I will be still living with two smokers and I decided not to place the pressure on myself for my first day of quitting, so I postponed it for Monday, December 10th.
I'm hoping to have a good start to quitting because I will sleep for 7 hours and then my work day begins at 6:00 am and I won't be done till 9:00 pm, so that's 15 hours of being busy! So, if I combine my sleep & work hours, that's a total of 22 hours of being smoke free!! Yee-haw!!! Won't that be an awesome start!
I'm not oblivious to the fact that it's still going to be a bumpy ride! But I do have friends & family who are behind me, supporting me all the way!

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the
earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in
the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again
and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think
over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate
our lives."

- Henry David Thoreau