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I hope that everyone will enjoy this wonderful day that we are blessed with. May 31st already, it's amazing how summers go by so fast and winters seem to drag on and on. Hopefully June will slow down a little so we can actually enjoy it, my husband and his coworkers were at their work site at 5 am yesterday morning and got the covers pulled so a couple of good days of finishing up the building they'll be on their way home, hopefully by Thursday evening. I am on my 321st smoke free day and loving it, I'm never going back to being a slave to the nicotine poison, no way no how. I love being in control of my destiny at least where smoking is concerned. Smoking is a choice and I choose life over the possibility of a slow and agonizing death that's most likely smoking related .we must be vigilant each day with our quits because our lives absolutely depends on it,life is too Damn short to go back to smoking poison because we all know that it's going to kill us more likely sooner than later . I talked to a friend yesterday, she's 56 yrs old and her husband is 68 they were told Friday he has Cancer and there's nothing that can be done because he waited too long, they both smoke. He has possibly 6 months to live. Please enjoy a wonderful smoke free life .

Marilyn 

I slept in this morning, oh well I can do do what I want when I want but first I need another coffee or two then I'll figure out what I'll do today. My Mother in law is 88 yrs old and is a total sweetheart called me this morning and invited me to dinner and I accepted so that will be nice, I hate cooking for just me so I eat a lot of cereal for dinner and supper or toast and peanut butter. Anyway 321 precious smoke free days and counting WTG me WTG to each and everyone of you on your wonderful quits, stay vigilant and protect your quits with your lives because our lives depends on it 100 %. 

Marilyn ☺ 

We finally got rid of the humidity and it feels great, I need to mow the lawn again this morning but first more coffee while I'm checking the site and then breakfast then the lawn. My husband will be gone for 2 wks tommorow morning already, they're ready to pull the tarp covers but they need the winds to be no more than a slight breeze just for 3 or 4 hours but their in Newfoundland the 3rd windiest place in the world and is the windiest province in Canada according to the weather channel. For the last 2 days they're getting paid to do Absoloutey nothing and my husband is always busy doing something, the other 3 men would also love to finish the job so they can come home . Once they are done it takes 10 hrs to drive to the fairy, 7 hrs on the fairy if it's not too windy or storming because the fairy won't run unless the ocean is semi calm then another 8 hrs to drive home ,so hopefully by the end of next week they will be home. Anyway 320 precious smoke free days for me and counting. Enjoy this beautiful day that we are blessed with and let's remember to remain vigilant in our quits. 

Marilyn 

Marilyn.H.July.14.14.

Hello Summer ☺

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. May 28, 2015

I just changed my profile to my plant which is a bleeding heart it's beautiful and in another couple of days will be done for the season  have a great day everyone. 

Marilyn 

I hope that everyone will enjoy a wonderful smoke free day  I'm on 319 DOF and counting. I really can't think of too much to say, I never slept all that great. We had some thunderstorms roll through and my dog Sam was pretty scared, plus it was and still is very muggy. We're supposed to get more storms today so it should get rid of the humidity. Let's enjoy this beautiful day that we are blessed with, whether it's raining or sunny or muggy and humid, we are alive and that sure beats the alternative. Let's also remember to be vigilant and protect our quits each and every day. 

Marilyn ☺ 

It's 5 pm and I am just getting home , my daughter and I left my place at 8 o'clock after she dropped Mason off to school we went shopping and had a lunch and did some more shopping. We picked Mason up from school and took him to get a lunch, it's very hot and humid right now, we didn't get any thunderstorms last night but I wouldn't be surprised if we get some tonight. We took my car for our little road trip, my daughter smokes and I let her smoke in my car today, I told her she's lucky because I don't allow anyone else to smoke in it . I'm airing it out now. 317 or maybe it's 318 D0F anyway I am a Happy quitter and love my life without cigarettes, stay strong in your quits everyone because life is so much better being an EX SMOKER. 

Marilyn 

I thought I'd do a short blog tonight because my daughter and I are taking a short road trip in the morning as soon as she takes our Mason to school, which is before 8 am. So I might not get a chance to check in until later on in the afternoon . Anyway I'm looking forward to some quality time with my beautiful daughter, she smokes but is respectful and proud of my quit, her man also smokes but hopefully some day soon they'll want to quit smoking for their health. Enjoy the rest of the evening. 

Marilyn 

I spent a huge chunk of yesterday outside, I did a llittle mowing and just enjoyed the day. The mosquitoes and black flies are out in full force , it's time to get out the bug spray so I don't get ate alive. Have a wonderful smoke free day, I am on 317 DOF and counting,

Marilyn

I hope that everyone will have a wonderful Memorial Day in the United States of America . I haven't drank in over four years but I feel like I've been on a three week drunk and have the biggest hangover ever. Allergy season is in full swing here I guess. I don't like taking anything but I have taken a benadryl this morning. 316 precious smoke free days today and counting. Don't forget to continue to be vigilant each and every day with our quits because our lives depends on remaining an EX SMOKER and I plan on living the rest of my days smoke free and loving it, here's something else I found in a book I thought I'd share with you. 

                                                   Which are you 

The bones in the body are 200 or more but in sorting out people, we need only four 

                                                    WishBone people 

They hope for, they long for, they wish for and sigh, they want things to come but aren't willing to try. 

                                               FunnyBone people 

They laugh, grin and giggle  smile, twinkle in the eye, if work is a joke, sure they'll give it a try. 

                                                   Jawbone people 

They scold, jaw and sputter, they froth, rave and cry, they're long on the talk, but they are short on try. 

                                                 Backbone people 

They strike from the shoulder, they never say die, they're winners in life for they know how to try.

                                                           Today 

Today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life's problems at once. Today I will be happy, most people are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. Today I will be agreeable, I will speak softly, look my best, be kind and considerate, neither criticising nor finding fault with anyone but myself. Today I will be careful of my tongue, if I cannot find something fine to say I will be silent, for the spoken word no matter how much regretted, can never be recalled. Today I will keep smiling, it takes seven muscles to smile and eighty four to frown! --Today everything I do will be done to the best of my ability. It will not and probably will not be the best it can be done, but it will be my best, for if you give to the world the best you have, then the best will come back to you. 

I'm amazed at how fast the months are slipping by, a week from tomorrow is June 1st. Yesterday it was snowing today we are going up into the mid 70's. I just want to enjoy some mild temps before winter rolls around again. 315 precious smoke free days and counting WTG me and I want everyone to embrace your quits because life is so much better without the crutch of cigarettes and being an EX SMOKER is definitely something to be thankful for. 

Marilyn ☺ 

My grandson Mason is in Kindergarten and when Friday afternoons come he knows it's the weekend and he figures he's going to Grams house. He called me at 9 this morning saying, well it's the wk end can I come to your house or not. I said of course you can and I heard him tell his mom, my daughter grammy said yes. He wanted to come right then and my daughter wasn't ready so I drove over and got him by 9:30am. He just went home awhile ago . My husband called while Mason was here so that made gramp happy because he got to talk to him and exchanged the words I love you. Mason really enjoyed the snow this morning he said it felt like Christmas, the snow melted pretty fast thank goodness. Temps are supposed to warm up by Monday possibly into the 80s. Have a wonderful smoke free evening everyone. 

Marilyn ☺ 

I looked out my living room window at 6:30am and it was snowing. My car was covered in the white crap. I went back to bed for half an hour. Anyway it's 7:30 now and I'm drinking my second coffee and wondering what I'm going to do today maybe I'll steal my grandson Mason for the day or I'll just get out for a drive later . I can do whatever I feel like doing ,life is good especially now that I don't smoke anymore. 314 precious smoke free days and counting. Quitting is definitely one of the hardest things that I've ever done in my life but it's absolutely doable and so worth it. Here's a saying out of my book called Gods little instruction book of inspirational wisdom on how to live a happy and fulfilled life. 

It takes more to plow a field than merely turning it over in your mind. 

Enjoy a relaxing day. 

Marilyn 

I hope that everyone will have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We had ours in Canada last weekend Victoria Day long wk end. I don't think I mentioned it with my husband leaving to work away last Saturday I never even thought of it, I'm hoping he's going to be home by the middle of June. We do talk for a few minutes every evening which is very nice, have a wonderful smoke free weekend everyone. 

Marilyn 

I'm late getting around this morning, I'm only on my first coffee.I was reading my old blogs last night before I went to bed, I never blogged right away but I didn't realize that I was on my 18th day when I finally did my first one I think it was 18 , I need more coffee. Anyway it's amazing how far I've come 313 precious smoke free days and counting . Even back in my early blogs even before my 30 day milestone, I talked about vigilance and protecting my quit and I haven't ventured too far away from that because no matter if we're on day 15, day 313 or 3115, we must remain steadfast in our quits. Maybe I am the way I am with our quits because my oldest sister quit smoking for 7 years and decided to throw her quit away and smoked for another 20 yrs. She's the one that lives in another province battling breast cancer she's been quit now for 6 months but her man smokes but not in her apartment. We all know people that have quit and taken it back up and we all know people that have smoked and died from smoking related illnesses. I choose live the remainder of my life as an EX SMOKER. I hope everyone has a wonderful smoke free day today. 

Marilyn

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This is true for me at times -

Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings. 

It was a chilly night but a bright sunshiny day is shaping up, I'm not sure what to do today but I will figure something out. Right now is coffee time and checking out this site with all of you wonderful folks. I hope everyone will enjoy this gorgeous day whether it's raining or sunny, windy or dreary, it's a day that we are blessed with and without the crutch of cigarettes, isn't it great that we don't smoke anymore?????-- Quitting smoking is definitely one of the hardest things that I've ever done in my life, I smoked for 40 yrs but It's absolutely doable, I am on my 312 th day from the dreaded nicotine poison and enjoying my new found freedom . Have a wonderful smoke free day everyone. 

Marilyn

I enjoyed being outside today, it was a mild sunny morning, I took a couple of hours to mow a good chunk of my lawn today, but I took three breaks and enjoyed the exercise and wore my steel toed sneakers. This afternoon got cold with the wind coming out of the north. It's going to cold overnight. I thought I'd share this with all of you.

                  The right angle to approach a difficult problem is the " try-angle".

Marilyn☺ 

A very good morning to all, it's Wednesday already and May is coming to an end way too fast. At least today is going to be a gorgeous day to be outside. My husband is doing ok over in Newfoundland with some luck he'll be home the first wk end in June . 311 DOF for me today and counting. I really hope that everyone is doing well in your quits, always remain vigilant and we must never become complacent and let our guard down I know for me, I love the fact that I'm heading for the 1 yr milestone and I pray that I will always remember the hell on earth of the first few weeks of my quit and I pray that I never ever, ever, ever will screw up because I'm only going forward not backwards so therefore I will continue stacking up the days of my quit and enjoying my life without the crutch of cigarettes .Life will always have ups and downs and I love dealing with it as an EX SMOKER. 

Marilyn 

I like this ---Remember the banana, when it left the bunch it got skinned. 

Happy Tuesday everyone, I'm on my second coffee trying to wake up. I was woke up by heavy rain at quarter after 5 this morning, my poor dog Sam was pacing the floor scared so I decided I might just as well turn the caffeine on, I have pysio on my ankle at 9 o'clock. I'll get that done and get back home because the weather is calling for thunderstorms and Sam is terrifed so I want to be here for her. 310 DOF and counting today. I like this saying -----Don't be afraid of pressure, remember pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond. Enjoy a hassle free, smoke free day. 

Marilyn ☺ 

I'm still half sick but mobile, I had a decent nights sleep. My husband called at 9 o'clock last evening , they finally got to their destination in NFLD.  Hopefully the weather cooperates and he'll be home in 3 wks. With all the rain we've been getting the grass is ready to mow. I have a huge area to do, it takes 2 and a half hours to push mow,most of the ground is too hilly and not safe for a ride on which is fine because I like the exercise. SoI am hoping the ligaments in my ankle is starting to loosen up with the pysio I've been doing. I thought the ligaments were stretched but they're tight, anyway I am doing everything I'm supposed to because there's lots I need to get done to help my hubby while he's away. 309 DOF and counting today, in 2 wks it'll be June 1st. Wow I want this time of the year to slow down so I can enjoy the summer before winter rolls around again. Anyway I am rambling this morning so I will go try to get motivated to get something done. Have a wonderful smoke free day and keep your guard up and always remain vigilant in your precious quits.

Marilyn  

The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift not a right. 

Marilyn 

It's a dark rainy morning but I'll take it, not that I could do anything about it anyway. I hope that everyone is having a good weekend, I went to bed at 8 o'clock last night, up at 4 : 25 am and back to bed until 7 . I'm on my third and final cup of coffee, I am still feeling like crap but hopefully as the day wears on I will feel better. My husband should get to NFLD by 8pm tonight, so he'll be calling me. I sure hope he doesn't get whatever I have. 308 DOF and counting today, always remember to remain vigilant in your quits and enjoy life without the crutch of cigarettes because it's wonderful. 

Marilyn 

I was up at 5:45 am and pumped myself full of coffee and drove my husband to his work site which is a half hour drive away to hook up with his 3 coworkers that are going to Newfoundland with him. Hopefully he'll be home in 3 wks, it's going to take 2 days to drive there counting the 7 hrs on the fairy and it's a fairly big tarp building they're putting up. Anyway it is what it is. He'll call me tommorrow night and hopefully the weather cooperates with them, I did get to go check out the yard sales and picked up a few little things .I'm still about half sick but I really think part of it is allergies, the pollen levels are very high. I am so thankful that I don't smoke anymore, I absolutely love being a reformed smoker 307 DOF today at least I think it is. I hope everyone is enjoying the day. 

Marilyn 

My husbands car is at the mechanics getting some work done on it and he's leaving for Newfoundland early in the morning so I'll drive him to his work to meet up with his coworkers. He'll be gone at least 3 wks maybe longer depending on the weather they're putting up a large tarp building so it's going to take awhile. Anyway if I feel better in the morning I'm going to check out some yard sales with my sister in law. I might not get on line until lunch time and I didn't want anyone to wonder where I was. Have a wonderful evening or at least what's left of it. 

Marilyn 

It's a beautiful sunny frosty morning but it's going to be an absolutely gorgeous wk end. I was feeling crappy yesterday and woke up this morning sick with a cold or some kind of a bug, yak. My head is full, both ears are aching  my throat and chest is hurting . Hopefully It won't last too long, at least I don't smoke anymore which is great because I used to smoke no matter how rotton I felt. I plan on spending the rest of my life living it to the best of my capability as an EX SMOKER. 306 precious smoke free days today and counting. Enjoy a wonderful smoke free day everyone .

Marilyn 

The sun is shining and it's going to be a beautiful sun shiny day ,Today is my 10 month milestone as an EX SMOKER and I have to say that quitting smoking was the best decision of my life. protecting our quits is vital whether we have a week, a month, a year or 10 + yrs. We must make sure not to get so complacent that we forget what we went through in our quits, I never, ever, ever want to forget how awful it was in the first few weeks so I plan on being extra vigilant while I enjoy my new found freedom as an EX because I want the best for me for the rest of my life N.O.P.E - - - and N.E.F. 

Marilyn

I hope that everyone will have a wonderful day, I can't believe how fast May is going by . It's another dark and dreary rainy morning but this afternoon right through the wk end is supposed to be gorgeous . 304 DOF for me at the end of the day and tomorrow is 10 months since I quit smoking, wow is all I can say I never thought I could quit let alone only being a couple of months from the 1 year milestone. I continue to be vigilant each day and always will be because life without cigarettes is is the life I want but more importantly is the life I need. 

Marilyn 

It's a rainy morning but very mild with a chance of thunderstorms today, we've been in a fire ban for over a week so this rain is very welcome. I loved all the beautiful pics of Nashville and putting faces to you wonderful folks that I have been chatting with for the last 293 precious smoke free days and counting, now I see a beautiful face when I comment on one of my friends message board, thanks for that Sarah it's almost 8 am , I have to get ready for pysio therapy and it's a half hour drive from here. I was told almost a year ago that I have tendinitis in my ankle, I found out last week, when I was finally sent to pysio that it's ligaments that are stretched. Anyway I will do what they tell me to do so I can enjoy walking ,mowing the lawn or whatever without fear of stepping the wrong way. At least I know what's wrong so I can fix it and I got my biopsy results back from the lining of my stomach, I need to change my diet around it's no big deal. My doctor said the best way to explain it to me was to say that it's the same as a rug burn and I am back on acid reflux pills so everything is good. I will cut down on my coffee cosumption from 4 cups in the morning to 2 cups. I am so thankful that I don't smoke anymore, I am a Happy quitter and each one of you can be too, keep your quits and protect it with everything you have in you because living a life without cigarettes is absolutely worth it. 303 precious smoke free days not 293,wow I must be tired because I want every amazing day that I worked so hard to achieve. I bbetter get going, later my friends. 

Marilyn 

I pray each and everyone of you , especially if you are new to this site believe in yourself, believe you can quit smoking, believe that you can get rid of the crutch of smoking, believe that you can be happy in your quit. I never thought I could quit but here I am celebrating 302 DOF at the end of the day and on Thursday I will have 10 precious months in, I smoked for 40 yrs and never in a million years did I think I would be able to quit and stay quit and actually be happy but thanks to this amazing site and all of you amazing dedicated people that are here to help us and give us the tools we need to succeed all we need to do is reach out and take and use these tools that are freely given and apply them to our quit and if we feel that we might slip and smoke, get on this site and blog help, wait 15 minutes for someone to help you and hopefully talk you through to keep your precious quit. I am just as vulnerable as anyone else and have my days but I cherish my grandchildren and I want to enjoy my life and not end up on oxygen because I started smoking again and aggravated my COPD to the point that I will slowly die fighting for each breath that I try to take no thanks. I watched my Mother die she was on an oxygen machine and had a hip replacement surgery but she was in such bad shape that she never walked again at the age of 71. She passed away a little over 3 yrs ago. I used to wheel her around at the nursing home pushing her wheel chair and the oxygen tank. I will never ever smoke again and I pray that each one of you will wake up each morning thankful for being an EX SMOKER whether you are on your first week of your quit or your 5th month or yr  let us treasure our lives because life is short, let's make the most of it. 

Marilyn 

I really hope that everyone will have an absolutely wonderful day today, especially us Moms . My grandson Mason was here for the afternoon yesterday, as most of you know he's in kindergarten now and he figures Friday afternoons it's the wk end so he'll be coming to Grams house. I absolutely love it and will enjoy him as much as possible because he's growing up so fast and won't want to hang out with Gram and Gramp for too many more yrs. Our oldest grandson Adam is 11yrs old and really doesn't want to hang out with us and it is difficult to find things that he enjoys doing but I do my best to find things that he likes, before long he'll want to be with his buddies so I will enjoy him while I can. 301 DOF and counting for me today, after church I'm going to pick up my younger sister a half hour away and meet up with my Dad and brother to take flowers into my Moms gravesite. She passed a little over 3 yrs ago. I am sure for a few of you on this site Mothers Day is bitter sweet at least it is for me. Have a wonderful smoke free day everyone. 

Marilyn 

I am sooooooo very happy on this dark, dank, dreary day at least it's going to be semi mild in the high 50's. Yesterday morning we had freezing rain but it didn't last long. Life is good whether it's a beautiful sunny day or it's raining, because it's what we make it each day, I woke up this morning with aches and pains in just about every part of my body but I am working out the joints. It's good old Arthur at it again as my grandmother used to say bless her soul, my husband is going to help me do up a batch of bread after a while. I am going to enjoy this day because I'm alive , that sure beats the alternative, plus I am celebrating 300 precious smoke free days and counting WTG me. In less than a week, I will have 10 months .  Let's be vigilant and protect our quits no matter what because our lives depends on it and I choose life over a slow agonizing death most likely caused by a smoking related illness. 

Marilyn 

I hope that everyone will have a wonderful day and wk end. Stay strong and stay vigilant and protect your quits with your life because our lives depends on it . I am on my 299 th day of freedom, wow I never thought I could quit smoking and here I am closing in on almost 10 months. If you are fairly new to this site believe me quitting smoking is definitely doable, I smoked for 40 yrs and like everyone the first few weeks of my quit was absolutely horrible but I wanted to quit more than anything else in my life so I was willing to go through whatever to get to that good place in my quit and I am so thankful that I found this wonderful site and all the wonderful people that was here for me and helped me to get here today. Stay strong and stay vigilant because your health your family and your wallet will be sooooooo very happy. Have a great day my fellow EXERS. 

Marilyn 

A couple of quotes I thought was cute......

The hardest years in life are those between 10 and seventy 

                                                                                     Helen Hayes

Humor purges the blood, making the body young, lively, ,and fit for any manner of employment 

One more 

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy. 

Have a wonderful smoke free day, I am on 298 DOF and counting. 

Marilyn 

I own a Samsung galaxy 3 tablet, wwhich I got a yr ago the begining of Feb, between the tablet and the leather case I bought I payed almost  $400.00 and last night it kept shutting down on me then the screen went bright green and started flashing, then went totally black other than about a quarter of the screen at the bottom which was small colorful markings across the screen anyway a couple of my friends said it was my hard drive. My warranty ran out of course but I took it over to where I bought it to see if they knew for sure what happened. They reset it and figured it was in the software because it's ok anyway I was totally stressed out and was concerned about all of you wondering about me, so a friend in boxed our administration here to explain what happened and to please let you know. I don't see anything on here this morning, did any of you see anything about me being off line for awhile???--- my friend checked this morning before I knew that my tablet was alright and said that someone had read it. I am sooooooo green about this stuff. I was so upset thinking that I had to buy something else and how expensive it would be especially where this tablet isn't much more than a year old. Thank goodness it's ok and I didn't smoke over it even though it kept popping into my head that a couple of cigarettes would be very relaxing and would calm me down --(((((That's total BULL CRAP))))-- a couple of cigarettes would have totally ruined my beautiful 297 DOF or my 9 and a half months of precious smoke free living. Thank God I realized the lies that were rolling around in my head because smoking would have made everything 1000 times worse plus having the guilt of throwing my quit away for nothing because my problems would still be here, anyway enough is enough I am good and I hope everyone will have a wonderful day .

Marilyn

Just for today -- I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

I hope that all of you are having gorgeous weather wherever you are. I'm finally getting around and enjoying the outside and actually puttering and getting some yard work done. I should be inside sweeping, vacuuming and scrubbing , screw that idea of being stuck in the house I'll wait for a rainy day and do the inside crap. I am enjoying hanging out laundry instead of the dryer so I guess I have to do some inside things but just the bare essentials like cooking and dishes. 296 smoke free days and counting. I'm finding myself thinking of having a well deserved break with sitting down and smoking a cigarette, so for myself and all of you my dear friends. I will give my head a shake and kick that LIE right out of my head. You wonderful ELDERS have prepared me and all of us EXERS to be careful with the change of seasons, so I am ready to enjoy my day . Please watch out for these crazy thoughts that may pop into your head because we all know that it's lies , CIGARETTES  KILL, SO WE MUST BE SMART AND PREPARED TO PROTECT OUR QUITS NO MATTER WHAT BECAUSE OUR LIVES DEPENDS ON IT. LIVING MY LIFE WITHOUT CIGARETTES IS THE ONLY LIFE FOR ME .

Marilyn 

I hope that each of you enjoyed this first wk end of May, after the long winter that we had it felt great cleaning up the patio area and setting up the lawn furniture and the barbecue and just enjoying being outside. We still have a couple of small snow banks in the shaded areas and a bit in the woods but we hit 73° F yesterday and maybe even higher today, I love this time of year. 295 DOF today and counting WTG me and each one of you in your quits ,stay strong,committed,determined and willing to go through whatever may come your way but whatever happens today just believe in yourself that you can and will get through it smoke free because life is so much better without the crutch of cigarettes. Have a wonderful day everyone. 

Marilyn ☺ 

294 DOF today and loving it, lately I've been realizing more than ever what the elders mean when they talk about the changes in the seasons. The beautiful weather finally decided to come to the Maritimes yay. Also with this change comes little bits of lies and deception from the dreaded nicodemon to take a break and have a smoke. I'll never, ever forget the hell of finally being in a good place in my presious quit. That's why we must be extra vigilant and cautious about slipping up, I am so thankful that I don't drink alcohol anymore and it's definitely a good idea to stay away from it or at least watch how much you consume. These little memories of taking a smoke break to reward myself for setting up the patio or whatever is not going to happen, no matter what because I'm going to enjoy my smoke free life and when these thoughts pop into my head, I will smile and say out loud that I don't smoke anymore and continue on with whatever I'm doing. Let's enjoy our new found life without the crutch of the cancer sticks and just watch out and be on guard for these little flashes of memories and twisted lies of sickerettes. Enjoy this beautiful day that we are blessed with. 

Marilyn 

My heart sinks when I read a blog post that they slipped and smoked for whatever reason. It breaks my heart, I have quit in the past at least 10 yrs ago was my last try. I made it for 3 wks and celebrated with a few drinks well of course I smoked and continued to right up until now, my forever quit which today makes 293 DOF and counting. My older sister yrs back quit smoking for 7 years and decided to start smoking again. Maybe that's why I am sooooooo very careful each day and am on guard to protect my quit no matter what because under no circumstance do I want to throw my hands up in the air and say what the heck I might just as well smoke. No way no how will I allow that to happen to me and for each one of you my friends please protect your quits with your life because our lives depends on remaining smoke free, I know too many people that have died from smoking related illnesses and I don't want my family and friends to have to bury me saying maybe if she didn't start smoking again she might still be alive. I am an EX SMOKER and I am enjoying my life even if I'm having a bad day because everyone has bad days whether we smoke or not. Have a wonderful smoke free weekend. 

Marilyn 

A frosty morning but it's going to be a beautiful day yay. I hope everyone will enjoy this gorgeous day that we are blessed with, today is 292 precious smoke free days for me and counting. Have a wonderful day everyone and stay strong in your quits because life without cigarettes is absolutely worth all the withdrawals and cravings to be able to say that you are an EX SMOKER.

Marilyn