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IrishRose

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Posted by IrishRose Jan 23, 2017

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imageI just don't do that anymore.  I quit smoking from one to one and one-half packs of cigarettes a day on June 10, 2010.  I had already smoked 40 years past, trying to quit numerous times with the aid of a pregnancy, gum, pills, patches, hypnotism and cold turkey.  My method of choice with this quit was cold turkey, with a strong determination to just not do that anymore.  Also, this is the first time that I have ever had access to a site such as this, my ex-family.  The support from the family members on this site has helped me to remain smokefree.  It is a place to go to if you need to vent, laugh, cry or anything else, within reason, of course; but you learn to take what you need and leave the rest.  Someone out there will grab your hand and walk with you, if you let them.  If you remain true to your quit, it's an awesome, smokefree journey. 

Special thanks to my daughter.  She got the ball rolling with this final quit I am living now, and I thank her for that.  She is the one who got me to log onto this site for the very first time.  She wanted to quit smoking, and in an effort to support her, I quit.  It was the only way I knew of to truly support her quit - quit too.  That was my driving force, to finally be able to say, "I just don't do that anymore."  

Although, my life has changed, major changes, since I quit, I remain part of the six percent.  Find a reason to quit, then defend it with your life, because in the end, it's your life we're talking about.  May your quit-smoking journey be filled with a love and peace inside your heart, no matter how your life's road twists and turns.  

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(Gift from My Lady of the Sheep)

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Irish Rose's Two-Year Club... 

 

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The dragonfly is an agent of change! 

 

Make that change in your life.  You will truly make the best decision you could ever make when you can sit back and say, "I am a non-smoker.  I just don't do that anymore."

 

 

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Irish Rose's Three-Year Club...

 

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.The words of a very Dear Friend, "Be the star of your own movie."

 

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COMES THE DAWN

After awhile, you learn the subtle difference

between holding a hand and chaining a soul

and you learn that love doesn't mean possession

and company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts

And presents aren't promises

and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up

and your eyes ahead

with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build your roads today,

because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans

and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.

After awhile you learn that even sunshine

burns if you get too much,

so you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul

instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure

that you really are strong

and you really do have worth

and you learn and you learn...

with every goodbye you learn.

~~Virginia Showstall  (Denise)

 

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Wish I had some fairy dust, because there would be a bunch of frogs jumping all around, instead of certain people . . .

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I DECIDED TO USE THE DUST ON ME INSTEAD.  HOW DO I LOOK???

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Life cannot be taken lightly or too seriously;

 

       Live for today, not for tomorrow;

 

If tomorrow never comes,

 

       You won’t have the chance to say

 

I love you, thank you or goodbye!

 

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IrishRose

Death

Posted by IrishRose Dec 9, 2013

I have been quit for three and one/half years.  Hospitals used to be a major trigger for me, but I must admit that with all the trips to and fro with my husband, that trigger has worn itself out with me.  I do not have cravings to smoke when I enter hospitals anymore. 

Death is another trigger I must overcome now.  My brother died during Thanksgiving week, and my heart is so heavy with grief.  I have had to fight with myself to stay smokefree.  I continue to stay in the forefront as a winner, and what was a full-fledged battle last week, has become frequent attacks this week, but that trigger remains with me as I speak.

I keep telling myself, "You have not smoked in so long, and you are going to allow yourself to buckle under now?  What would Eddie (my brother) think of that?"  If anything, I would not want him to think that I started smoking because he died.  He would be heartbroken.  Even though he is gone, and if there is any truth to the thought that loved ones stick around and watch over you after death, I would not want to break his heart.  I did that enough times when he was alive, as he was more of a father figure for me than my own Dad. 

May he rest in peace knowing that I am not going to smoke because of his death.  I loved him too much to do that.  This thought keeps me smokefree.

Love to my Ex-Family here.  Know that smoking does not solve a single problem in your life, nor wash away any sadness.

IrishRose

GROUP HUG

Posted by IrishRose Nov 12, 2013

I really think we all need this...

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because I sense way too much tension on this site tonight, and we do not need that.  Tension creates stress, and stress creates excuses, and it goes on, and on, and on.

Have a beautiful evening, and chill out, smokefree, of course.

IrishRose

The Great Pumpkin

Posted by IrishRose Nov 4, 2013

I found this to be entertainingly interesting, and wanted to share.  It has nothing to do with smoking, but then, maybe, it does.  Which one are you?

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The Charlie Brown Theory of Personality

   The Charlie Brown Theory of Personality
   Published on March 2, 2010 by Dr. James C. Kaufman in And All That Jazz

 

The Charlie Brown Theory of Personality...

 

Charlie Brown = Neuroticism

Charlie Brown is a model neurotic. He is prone to depression and anxiety and paralyzing fits of over-analysis. Constantly worrying if he is liked or respected, he has a perpetual, usually dormant crush on the little redheaded girl, taking small joys in her foibles (like biting her pencil) that may make her more attainable. He is noted for his inability to fly a kite.

 

Snoopy = Extraversion

Snoopy is a typical extravert. Flamboyant, daring, and outgoing to a fault, he tries to join in every activity and conversation. He (perhaps fictitiously) flies gallant missions against the Red Baron and then brags about his exploits. For reasons potentially stemming from his long-ago abandonment of his mother, he aggressively pursues friendship and food (not in that order). Snoopy is Joe Cool, the life of the party.

 

Lucy = (Dis)agreeableness

Defined by a single word (crabby), Lucy revels in her disagreeableness. Typical portrayals of Lucy feature her bossing around her friends, dominating her little brother, mocking Charlie Brown's self consciousness, and generally being a pain in the ass. Her attempts at psychiatry generally involve misguided advice delivered loudly and angrily. One recurring interaction is Lucy pretending to hold a football out for Charlie Brown to kick, and then pulling it out at the last minute. Brown goes thump and Lucy preens.

 

Linus = Openness to experience

Linus is clearly the brightest of all of the Peanuts gang. Witty and knowledgeable, he is prone to passionate monologues. He has invented his own creation, the Great Pumpkin, and faithfully waits in the pumpkin patches for him every Halloween. Linus has his own idiosyncrasy, an ever-present blue security blanket - but he does not seem particularly sensitive about it; it's who he is. Too young to active try new things, he must instead use his intellect to mull over new and interesting ideas.

 

Schroeder = Conscientiousness

Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and even Lucy are fairly well-developed characters. Schroeder is equally (perhaps more) lovable, but most casual readers know him for one thing: his piano playing. Yes, Lucy has a crush on him, but that's about her - he will have none of it. He is always practicing. Disciplined and focused on his passion for classical music, one can imagine him setting his alarm clock for seven a.m. on weekends to try Autumn Sonata one more time. His one other preferred activity is playing catcher for the baseball team - again, the sturdy, reliable director of the action on the field. Schroeder would offer to help you move and show up ten minutes early.

 

IrishRose

Want to quit a habit?

Posted by IrishRose Nov 1, 2013

Make a commitment.

Have a plan.

Find something to replace the old habit.

Know your triggers.

I really was MIA this time, huh? 

I still remain smokefree.  The clock rolled over to three years quit on June 10th of this year. 

I am sorry for staying gone for so long.

I love you guys, and thought about each of you many times since I have been gone.

I am back, and no, I was not in jail.  hahahahaha!

I found this Irish blessing today.  Thought it to be a good one...

 

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been

the foresight to know where you're going

and the insight to know when you're going too far.

(And as my friend Sootie would say, And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.) 

 

Protect your quit as if it were your life, because it is!

IrishRose

Step out of that box...

Posted by IrishRose Mar 13, 2013

I painted my finger nails green last night.  I have no idea how well  received they will be throughout the day.  I am celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early. 

Step out of that box and try something new.  You may find something you really enjoy doing.  I think my fingernails are really cool looking.  My husband even likes them, but he did make the suggestion that I wear black today.  Hmmm!  Wonder what he meant by that?

Protect your quit as if it were your life, because it is.

So, I missed the party my Beautiful Irish Buddy had for me yesterday when I reached 1,000 days. Way to go, Irish!!!

I am taken back by the flow of love I feel right now, and I am crying. How silly of me, right?   Words cannot expess to you guys the love and kindness I feel right now, because I am surrounded by such beautiful and supportive people here on this site. Thank you, thank you so very much for caring, for sharing, for listening and for walking with me, through the ups and downs of life, in this journey we are all traveling together.

I will be contacting each one of you guys to thank you personally, but I wanted to make sure all of you knew just how touched I am by each of you.

Love to you guys, my ExFamily!!!!!  And, a really big ((((bear hug)))))

Please protect your quit - always!!!

IrishRose

So how many of you...

Posted by IrishRose Mar 5, 2013

became the 999,999 visitor to this site last night or this morning?  I know, I'm bad, but I'm not gonna smoke over it.

Beware of triggers!

And, have a beautiful, smokefree day!

IrishRose

FRIDAY...

Posted by IrishRose Mar 1, 2013

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!

Have a beautiful, smokefree day!

 So, who remembers this little commercial character???

sweetbaby7777
 

 

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Hello Dear

My name is Faith i saw your profile today on

(community.becomeanex.org)and i become Interested in you and i will like us to be friends and if you don't mind, kindly write me back at (XXXXXXXXXXX) so,that i will send you my pic so i will be waiting to read from you soon. Thanks Faith.

   

I RECEIVED THIS PRIVATE E-MAIL IN MY INBOX TODAY.  I WANT TO WARN OUR NEW FAMILY MEMBERS THAT THIS IS SPAM, AND YOUR COMPUTER CAN GET VERY SICK AND EVEN DIE ON YOU WHEN YOU CLICK ON THE E-MAIL ADDRESS THAT I X'D OUT ABOVE. 

   

REPORT IT TO ADMIN !

   


  

Good morning my Ex Family.  Just wanted to let you guys know that I posted how to "copy and paste" something that you may want to learn how to do.  I love this function, because I use it to copy poems and motivational quotes.  I then print them up and stick them all around me at work.  Just a thought.

Protect your quit, and have a beautiful day doing so.

Irish Rose inching her way to the Quad Squad. 

Have a blessed day too - so important to have a blessed day!!!!

IrishRose

New Group...

Posted by IrishRose Feb 24, 2013

I wanted to let you guys know that I created a new group entitled, "BECOME AN EX FAMILY MEMBER 101". 

This group is going to be a little different from the others.  An example of the difference is the fact that I posted detailed steps of how to create and post a count-up clock to your page. 

My thoughts are for this group to be somewhat of a helpful manual for new family members and old family members and all the family members in between.  So, with that said, any suggestions to make this group better would be welcomed. 

Have a blessed, smokefree Sunday!!!