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Good morning everyone, Mason is still sleeping so I'm drinking my coffee and checking in on all of you my ex friends. I hope you all slept well and will enjoy the day, I went back and read my first blog a couple of weeks ago and I am glad that I did. If you are struggling with your quit or are having cravings or memories of smoking and thinking God forbid of choosing to throw your precious quit away, go back and read your first blogs and hopefully that will strengthen your quit. I am here today with 352 DOF and heading straight to the 6 % club and am looking forward to the 1 yr milestone and then I will concentrate on heading towards the 2 yr marker. We must remember cigarettes kill and quitting smoking can give us better quality of living so we can actually enjoy life without possibly horking up a lung while sucking on a cancer stick. (((((HUGS to all of you)))))

Marilyn 

351 smoke free days and counting for me today, I hope everyone had a great wk end and will enjoy this coming week as well, remember to always remain vigilant and protect your precious quits because life is so much better being an EX SMOKER. 

Marilyn 

My husband just cooked me bacon, scrambled eggs and pancakes and I wolfed every bit of it down. I only had a bowl of cheerios for supper so I really enjoyed breakfast. Anyway please enjoy another smoke free day, I know that I will, 350 days of freedom and counting. I have to get ready to pick up my oldest grandson, we have him for the day, have a good day one and all. 

Marilyn 

I hope everyone will have a wonderful day that we are blessed with. I'm debating on what to do, my husband has to be away for the week, he's leaving Monday and hopefully will be back on Friday. He has to work Canada Day on Wednesday, but at least he's going to get double time since it's a statutory holiday. Anyway 349 smoke free days and counting WTG me and WTG everyone on your marvelous forever quits. Always remain vigilant and most of all don't forget to enjoy your new found freedom, isn't life grand without a cigarette in hand. 

Marilyn 

I am sooooooo very thankful that I stay vigilant and not get lazy or complacent in my quit because today has been another busy day plus my daughter stopped in, it's her 37th birthday and my older sister in law stopped in pretty much at the same time. We were outside so they both lit a cigarette, I didn't think it bothered me at all anyway I'm busy finishing up my bread,dishes plus starting pizza for dinner and then right out of left field it's like wouldn't a cigarette be nice right now. Holy crap there's no way on Gods Green Earth that I want a cigarette   so please everyone especially if you are new to this site always be on guard for anything that can screw up your wonderful quits, I am on my 348th day of freedom from smoking and all of a sudden I get a crazy memory of the sickening addiction but I will not let myself get lazy and complacent about the best decision I've ever made in my life and go backwards and stick one of those cancer sticks anywhere near my mouth, no way no how because I am an living the rest of my life an EX SMOKER. Please continue to protect your precious quits with your life because your life depends on it. 

I hope everyone had a good nights sleep and are ready to tackle another smoke free day and wk end. It was only 42 ° F at 6 o'clock this morning but it's sunny and going to warm up to be a gorgeous day. I think today is 348 wonderful days of freedom from smoking and counting, quitting smoking is definitely doable and definitely worth it. 

Marilyn 

I am happy to see the site is working this morning, I tried to get on around 4:30 yesterday and I couldn't but at 5:30 I finally got on. .I'll get outside in a while and get some mowing done today and get some exercise at the same time. 347 smoke free days and counting, stay strong and vigilant each and every day because our quits are the most important thing for our health,  family and our wallets. Have a wonderful smoke free day. 

 Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to 

Marilyn

I have been trying to get on the site since early this morning and finally just a few minutes ago I got on. It's been a sunny day and very busy, I've had Mason pretty much since Monday I just took him home awhile ago. His other Grandmother will watch him tommorrow and Friday. We're going to split the week up between us and help look after our little buddy, his Dad works days and Mandy my daughter works nights. 346 precious smokefree days and counting , have a wonderful evening everyone. 

Marilyn 

Mason is still sleeping and I am enjoying my second coffee and checking in with you, my fellow Exers ● I hope everyone had a good nights sleep and is ready for another day that we are blessed with. 345 DOF today and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you, as we all know quitting smoking is probably the most difficult thing we've done but it's absolutely doable. We just need to remain willing and as the saying goes keep them away from our face and then we keep our quits a lifetime. I know since I quit, I don't have to tell Mason, Adam or anyone else that's here that I will be right back and go outside rain or shine or maybe a snowstorm just to suck on a disgusting cigarette, I know the grandsons used to roll their eyes at me and tell me that I didn't need to go outside and smoke and they certainly were right. Being an EX SMOKER is the best decision I've ever made in my life. 

Marilyn ☺ 

I hope everyone had a great wk end and all of you Dads enjoyed your Fathers Day yesterday. It's a rainy day again, it rained most of the day yesterday and it was 63 degrees in the house so hubby started a fire in the furnace. Oh well it's going to rain all week with the exception of Thursday,I know there's parts of the world that need this rain and I would gladly give it if I could. Anyway I don't think there's a part of me that doesn't hurt from old man Arthur as my grandmother used to say bless her soul. Of course it's the damned arthritis I'm talking about and I bet 99 % of you know what I am talking about. I won't smoke over the crappy weather or the pain from all of this low pressure because each day I'm edging closer and closer to the 6 % club. Today is 344 DOF and counting. Stay strong in your quits everyone because living a smoke free life is absolutely worth it. 

Happy Fathers Day to all of you Dads, I hope you are going to get pampered on this special day of yours. I can't believe that today is the first day of Summer and only one more Sunday left in June, yikes I want to embrace some beautiful weather while I can. 343 precious smoke free days and counting WTG me WTG to each and everyone of us for being wise enough to know that smoking kills and quitting is and will be the smartest thing we can do for ourselves and our quality of life. 

Marilyn 

I have a few minutes before I leave for Masons school to watch him get his diploma from kindergarten. I am so proud of him, Adam will be going into grade six, wow they are growing up fast and all I can say Is that I'm so glad that I don't smoke anymore and can enjoy these occasions without stinking like an ashtray but more importantly maybe I can enjoy the all the people I love a little bit longer and hopefully with better quality of life. Have a wonderful smoke free day everyone, Dale says it's root beer Friday yummy. I always enjoyed them at A&W scrumptious and delicious.

Marilyn

I may not get the chance to be on site to blog until later on in the afternoon. Mason is graduating kindergarten tommorrow morning so I'm going with my daughter at 8 am to the school to watch him get his diploma, then he's getting off the bus here tommorrow there's only half a day where it's the last day So I didn't want anyone to wonder where I was in case I am late getting on. I mowed the lawn again today so I'm hoping for a good nights sleep where I was outside in the fresh air for a good chunk of the day. I hope everyone will enjoy a good nights sleep tonight. 

Marilyn 

340 DOF at the end of today, wow I'm getting closer and closer each day to the 6 % club and am enjoying my new found freedom as an EX SMOKER but it's very important that we all remain vigilant and never let ourselves become complacent and take our quits for granted we've worked way too hard to get to a good place and I know for me, I don't ever plan on going back to day one. Have a wonderful smoke free day everyone. 

Thank you everyone for commenting on my blog this morning, I enjoyed getting away for the day I didn't see anything that I really wanted to buy but that's ok, we had a great lunch at a swanky restaurant. I was awake at 4:30 this morning I did go back to sleep until 6 so I am tired but as I usually say it's a good tired . I hope everyone has a peaceful, relaxing evening or at least what's left of it. 

Marilyn 

I'm off on a little road trip today to get away for the day with my sister in law. We live in a rural area so if we want to hit the big malls we have to drive for almost two hours so that's what we're doing today. We're actually going shopping in Fredericton which is the Capital city of New Brunswick and I plan on eating at a nice restaurant not a food court. I believe today is my 339 DOF and counting. Have a wonderful smoke free day everyone. 

Marilyn 

Two weeks from tommorrow is July 1st Canada Day so I thought I'd change my profile pic to the Canadian Flag . Brrrrrrr it's hard to believe it's the middle of June because it's only 62 ° F tommorrow is supposed to be gorgeous yay and yay again. Have a great afternoon everyone. 

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I just got up at 9 o'clock, that's alot better than 6 am . School is out on Friday so I will be babysitting Mason for the summer Overnights Monday afternoons thru Wednesday afternoons and the other grammy will watch him the rest of the week. My daughter works nights 11 to 7 and her man works days so we'll do what we can to help. 338 smoke free days and counting my way to the 1 yr milestone yay and yay again. Keep stacking up your days if you are new to this site because quitting smoking is the most difficult thing you'll probably ever do but it's definitely doable and definitely worth it in every sense for your health, family, your wallet . life is grand without a cigarette in hand, stay smoke free protect your quits, smoking kills, quitting smoking hopefully will give us a better quality of life. 

Marilyn

For some reason I can't comment on individual message boards this evening but I'm commenting on blogs no problem. I just wanted to thank everyone that commented on my morning blog. I had a very relaxing day today and took it easy which was nice, thank you for your wonderful words of wisdom. (((((HUGS)))))

Marilyn 

I wish I could get a hourly wage for all the little things I do throughout the day each and every day but I guess I'll just continue to do it out of the goodness of my heart .

Yesterday very, very busy with picking up Adam our 11 yr old grandson keeping him here and then dropping him off at my daughters for awhile then picking him back up and taking him home. I also had company here while I was taking Adam home, they stayed here with my husband all enjoying themselves with alcoholic drinks, they don't smoke which is great but I was tired and said to Mindy who was drinking a mixed drink , I said I could go for a drink and a cigarette right about now. Wow, I was surprised that actually came out of nowhere and I don't smoke or drink anymore plus I'm a recovering alcoholic for almost 4 and a half yrs and yesterday was 11 months since I quit smoking so please everyone take my advice and let each and everyone of us, be extra vigilant and cautious about our quits especially if we're hungry, angry, lonely or tired.-(H.A.L.T) Let's protect our quits because as we all know our lives depends on it. 

Marilyn 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful smoke free weekend, I am celebrating 11 months of freedom from smoking today and it feels great to be able to say that I am an EX SMOKER. I will always remain vigilant and on guard because I will not allow myself to become complacent and lazy in my quit so therefore I will continue stacking up my days as long as I live .Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. 

Marilyn 

I love the sunshine, it really brightens my day and gives me the energy I need to get things done . I didn't make bread yesterday so I'm doing it today, it will be ready for the pans soon. I hope everyone will have a wonderful smoke free weekend, I am on 335 DOF today. I was a day ahead of myself yesterday on my quit clock. I better go hang my laundry out. Enjoy this day that we are blessed with. 

Marilyn ☺ 

I hope everyone had a good nights sleep and is ready to tackle this wonderful day that we are blessed with. I'm debating whether to do up a batch of bread or work away at things that need done but right now I need to finish my coffee and checking out this site and have breakfast. I slept till 7:30 this morning which I like much better than 5:30 that made for a very long day yesterday. I think today is 335 DOF but I do know that Sunday is 11 months of freedom from smoking which is totally awesome. Quitting smoking is definitely doable and keeping our quits is totally up to us and as Dale says , keep them away from our face. Protecting our quits is vital to our health and our quality of living. I just decided to do bread tommorow and enjoy the sunshine today. Have a wonderful smoke free day everyone. 

Marilyn ☺ 

Thunderstorms woke me up at 5 : 30 this morning so I just got up because my dog Samantha Digger Jane Hartley is almost 12 yrs old and is terrifed of thunder or any loud noises. Poor thing was just vibrating. We got storms predicted throughout the day and then hopefully the wk end will be nice. 333 DOF for me today and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you on your wonderful quits, stay strong and hang tough because quitting smoking is definitely doable and absolutely worth it. 

Marilyn 

I hope everyone will have a wonderful smoke free day today , no matter what's happening in our lives whether we are 30 days into our quit or 300 or 3000 ,let's keep and protect our quit, there's never going to be a good enough reason to consiously pick up a cigarette and smoke it knowing that we will totally screw up a beautiful quit. 332 days of freedom for me and counting. I have another sickening headache and all I can say is that I'm so glad that I don't smoke anymore. 

Marilyn 

I had a hard time getting to sleep last night, I was thinking about my quit journey with all of you and and one person among a few came into my head, Cookie was here when I first got here and held the door open for me when I exited NML and shortly after that she slipped. I hope and pray she's doing well along with others that I was thinking about trying to get to sleep. We must never under any circumstance take our quits for granted, I know that I use the word precious alot but I believe that's an appropriate word because I believe my 331 smoke free days is fantastic and so precious. I plan on continuing to count the days of my quit as long as I have breath in me.

Marilyn ☺ 

My husband and I had a very busy wk end, he planted enough potatoes which should keep us all next winter. He did all the mowing down by our garden which he didn't want me doing while he was away because of my bad ankle ,he had quite a job mowing that area but it sure looks good now. Once I took Mason home yesterday afternoon, I came back and finished mowing everything else while my hubby kept working in the garden. We grow all our own vegetables for the winter, we either pressure cook or freeze. Anyway I fell asleep on the couch at 8 o'clock and got up at 8:30 and went to bed. 330 precious smoke free days today and counting, I hope everyone will enjoy this wonderful day that we are blessed with.

Marilyn 

Happy Sunday Everyone,My hubby is cooking breakfast this morning, bacon, eggs and pancakes. Mason is still sleeping so I thought I'd check in with you now while it's quiet, it was only 33 ° F at 5 am when my husband Mark got up so we had a frost because it's clear out but we covered everything last night, thank goodness. I never got up until 6 :30 that's early enough for me especially on a Sunday. Today is supposed to be an absolutely gorgeous day, right on I'll take it because more rain is moving in tommorow. 329 DOF and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you on your precious quits. Always remain vigilant while enjoying your new found freedom as an EX SMOKER, have a super fantastic day my friends. 

Marilyn 

Thank you everyone that commented on my blog last night, my hubby taking a shower so I thought I'd take a moment to wish everyone a happy smoke free wk end. It's great to have the hubby back and of course there's always lots to do which is a good thing ,let's always remain vigilant in our quits while enjoying our new found freedom as Ex smokers. ((((((((((A Big Hug for each of you)))))))))

Marilyn ☺ 

I got hubby picked up for 5 pm and home by 6.we got a chance to catch up with each other. He had his pizza and now is sound asleep. I have lots going on in the morning so I might not get a chance to blog in the morning, I'm not sure but I didn't want you to wonder where I am in case I don't get a chance until later on in the day. Mason is also coming over in the afternoon to spend the night with gram and gramp, so we definitely have a busy but fun wk end shaping up. My husband and I are very thankful that we both have quit smoking and it's especially great when we have one or both of the grandsons with us because we don't need to find excuses to sneak off for a cigarette because we don't smoke anymore, good night my friends. 

Marilyn ☺ 

Good morning everyone, 327 precious smoke free days and counting. It's been one day shy of three weeks since my husband been working out of province but some time this afternoon he'll call when he gets close to his work site and I'll be there to pick him up. Our dog Samantha Digger Jane Hartley will be 12 yrs old in October will be sooooooo very happy to see her Daddy but we'll have to be sure to buy her a treat because she'll be expecting it, she's totally spoiled rotton and I wouldn't have it any other way. I will do up a homemade pizza a little later this morning so it will be ready and I'll pick up cereal cream for his coffee tomorrow morning I drink my coffee black so I didn't need it for anything. We're supposed to cloud over later on and possibly get some thunderstorms but the weekend is going to be absolutely beautiful, please let's be extra vigilant with our quits because smoking KILLS AND I KNOW THAT FOR ME, I DO NOT WANT TO DIE A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH FIGHTING FOR EACH BREATH.  I have watched a few people slowly die from cancer and they smoked, I have another friend that I just found out has roughly 6 months to live and he and his wife both smoke. We have a choice to either keep our precious quits or throw it away, I choose to live the rest of my life an EX SMOKER. Enjoy a wonderful smoke free day and wk end everyone. 

Marilyn ☺ 

The temps even made it to 66 ° F this afternoon so it was a good day. This profile pic was taken of me on Mothers Day last month, I thought I'd put it on for my avatar for a few days at least. Enjoy the rest of your evening everyone. 

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I hope everyone will have a wonderful day today, I'm quite busy today but that's a good thing. Mason called late afternnoon yesterday to see if he could come after school for awhile so my little buddy will get off the bus here today . 326 DOF today and counting, quitting smoking is definitely the best decision that any of us can make in our lives and when our grandkids tell us how happy they are that we quit just makes it that much more special. Let's keep our quits for our health our families and our wallets because life is short, let's enjoy what time we have left as Ex Smokers. 

Marilyn 

I am thankful that the weather man was off and I didn't wake up to snow on this June 3rd morning. It's 40 °F that's much better than 32 °F  and it's supposed to get a lot warmer tommorrow plus my husband will either be home tomorrow afternoon if they can on the fairy tonight or he'll be home Friday afternoon for sure. Life is good, 325 DOF and counting WTG me and WTG my fellow EXERS. Always remain vigilant and protect your quits but most of all enjoy your life as an EX SMOKER .

Marilyn 

I changed my profile pic again, my son, grandson Mason and my husband Mark. The pic was taken the end of March for the two grandsons birthday party and my sons as well. My son quit smoking a year ago in January  he just turned 32 in March he started smoking when he was 17. My husband Mark had a year in April 25th, he smoked over 42 years. Quitting smoking is definitely doable both of them quit cold turkey, I smoked 40 yrs and I have a llittle over 10 and a half months in,I also quit cold turkey  but it doesn't matter how we quit as long as we quit . Smoking kills and by quitting we may add a few years to our lives and hopefully a much better quality of living. I am so thankful for this wonderful site with all of you wonderful people that have helped me get to where I am today.

Marilyn 

I'm on my third and final cup of coffee and thinking in less than 2 wks I will have 11 months of freedom from smoking and as long as I'm alive I will be celebrating a full year of freedom in July . We must never get complacent in our quits, we must always be vigilant and protect our precious, precious quits because as we all know our lives depends on it, 323 DOF today and counting. Have a wonderful smoke free day everyone. 

Marilyn 

Another chilly start to the morning here in the Maritimes but the sun is shining and it's going to warm up beautifully. 342 DOF and counting, in less than a month as long as I'm still alive I will be celebrating 1 year of smoke free living. Wow, to everyone starting your quits be willing and stay committed to your your quit because it's definitely doable and definitely worth it, happy Saturday everyone. 

Marilyn 

It's June 1st but it sure doesn't feel like it, it's 48 ° F and it's dark damp and dreary but I woke up and have a full day ahead of me and am so thankful for that, plus I am on my 322 nd day of freedom from cigarettes which makes me very happy so life is good even though I have a splitting headache and every joint in my body hurts but I am breathing and have a pulse so I am thankful for today, please protect your quits. 

Marilyn