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That Vicki is so nice.  She sent me a package to celebrate our upcoming anniversary.  (Yeah – Vicki and I have an anniversary together.  So what?  It’s not like we’re going to leave our husbands for each other …… are we?)  Check out the cute things she sent – I especially love the card.  Those pictures are from our blogger’s get together in NYC!  Isn’t she so clever?

We have an upcoming six month quit smoking date!  Yay for us!!  Along the way, she and I have been exchanging notes and comparing experiences.

So, it’s been six months.  According to Silkquit, I have:

  • not smoked 3,607 cigarettes
  • have saved $964.84 (holy crap, that’s a load of money!)
  • and have saved 1 week 5 days 12 hours and 35 minutes of my life

It is easier and harder.  I certainly don’t have the urge to smoke as much as I used to.  But I do still want to and have even dreamt of smoking numerous times.  I hear from other Quitters that this is completely normal and will happen for years to come.  I need to guard against feeling cocky about this and trying to kid myself into thinking that I can have just one.  I cannot.

Here is an excerpt from an email I sent to Vicki this past weekend: 

….. over the weekend we were closing the pool and during the down time, I did some raking.  I popped some of the leaves in our outdoor fire pit just for the smell and when it started smoking wildly —- I didn’t move.  Just stood there in the cloud of smoke and breathed.
on the flip side of that is something that happened yesterday.  When I came out of yoga class I could smell smoke.  I was shocked and slightly disgusted.  It turned out that there was someone smoking three storefronts down —- I have become a smoke bloodhound.

11 thoughts on “Gifts!

  1. Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!!

    A smoke bloodhound — I’ve had that experience, too!

    Leave my husband… well once in a while, “Same Time Next Year,” maybe, but it’s only dallying, and I’ll always go back. ; )


  2. Has it been six months already? Easy for ME to say. I can’t even get over my Diet Coke addiction for more than two days at a time. That is fabulous, and those numbers are staggering! Congrats, you two!

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