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It's another mild morning in the Maritimes, my husband and his coworkers came home from Charlottetown Prince Edward Island last night which is a 7 hr drive but they couldn't do anything in the wind and rain. They stand large tarp buildings and were ready to pull the cover and the weather isn't going to be fit the rest of the wk,I am glad he's home, they were predicting 4 and a half inches of rain by tonight now they're saying 7, we'll see. We definitely need the rain like a lot of you on this site but not all at once. He'll go back to PEI on Monday weather permitting which according to the weather should be good by Sunday evening. I won't smoke over the crappy weather or anything else because I love my life without the crutch of cigarettes, plus I enjoy counting my days of freedom which is adding up 443 precious smoke free days today. Stay strong in your quits, stay close to this precious site and all the wonderful people that are here to help us with our quits. I really don't know if I could have made it through the withdrawals and cravings the first few weeks of my quit without the caring people that helped me every time I blogged many of you were here to get me through and here I am. Quitting smoking is definitely doable and absolutely worth it but you must believe in yourself and want it with every fiber of your being, I promised myself that I would never pick up another cigarette as long as I live and each morning I reinforce my promise and remain vigilant and protect my quit. 

Marilyn 

We had a beautiful mild day yesterday and unusually mild night at 61 ° F, a few nights ago we were at 31 ° F but I'm not complaining because this is very nice. I worked out in the yard yesterday and I probably will find some stuff to do again today because the temps are supposed to get up into the low 70's which is perfect for me but overnight tonight we are going to get some much needed rain which is supposed to hang around until Friday, we're under a rainfall warning. Anyway enough of me rambling about the weather, let's remember to protect our precious quits with our lives because our lives depends on remaining smoke free so vigilance each and every day is the answer to keep our quits and to continue counting our days of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison. I think today is my 442nd day of smoke free living WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you my fellow Exers ● 

Marilyn 

I stayed up way too late last night watching the lunar eclipse which never ended until after 11 o'clock. The sky was clear and the temps were perfect except I was up before 6 yesterday morning and had a very full day. We had Mason until 7 last night too . but that was the best part of my day because he's my little Mack Attack. Anyway life is good especially since quitting smoking 441 days ago and counting, stay strong in your quits everyone because living a life without cigarettes is absolutely worth all the withdrawals and cravings that we go through to get to that good place in our quits but believe me it really is worth it. I gotta go my sister in law just called and she's coming down to take me to Tim Hortons for coffee and a muffin. 

Marilyn 

It's 31 ° F outside this morning and was 58 ° F in the house at 6 am but my husband was up at 5: 30 and got the fire going so it's warming up nicely now .It's going to be a gorgeous day today so I will enjoy being outdoors this afternoon plus Mason will be here for the day which is wonderful, especially now that my husband and I are Exsmokers, he had 17 months of freedom on Friday and I have over 14 months in or 440 DOF,let's  keep and protect our quits everyone because life is so much better without the crutch of cigarettes and our health, family and wallets will thank us for kicking the disgusting nicotine poison to the curb so we can enjoy our lives as Ex smokers 

Marilyn 

I slept much better last night, maybe it's because my hubby made it home for the wk end. He just fixed me pancakes, bacon and eggs and it was yummy, he likes to cook the breakfast on the wk ends which is great because I don't, I usually just have cereal . Another frosty morning here in the Maritimes at 0 Celsius or 32 ° F. But I can't complain because September was a fabulous month . Let's Be sure to enjoy the freedom from smoking while keeping our guard up for any unexpected stressers that may get us romancing the cigs but  we must remember that smoking kills so we must protect our forever quit N.O.P.E and N.E.F, I am on my 439th and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you my fellow Exers ● 

Marilyn 

With my hubby being away working this week I set my alarm to get up for 6:30 so I could have my garage out to the road for 7, even though we recycle our cans and plastics and compost every four or five weeks we have a big bag of garbage. I never slept very good last night and didn't want to get up but I did, it's 33 outside and 58 in my house and the windshield and back window on the car was completely covered in frost so instead of scraping it, I walked the garage out to the road and I have a very long driveway and it was still half dark and I was a little nervous about seeing a skunk or a bear but I didn't thank goodness. Now I can relax a couple of hours before I decide to do something, my husband will be home tonight for the wk end which will be nice. let's enjoy another smoke free day everyone while remaining vigilant and protecting our precious forever quits N.O.P.E and N.E.F -----NOT One Puff Ever and Never ever  forget the first few weeks of our quits, especially day ONE, I wake up each morning thankful that I don't smoke anymore and knowing that for me I will never ever, ever have another day One because I am living my forever quit and reaping the benefits from it and being able to breathe so much better after 438 days of freedom and counting. 

Marilyn 

One week from today is October 1st and 3 months from today is Christmas Eve, wow I better get in gear and start thinking about what to buy my family members for Christmas. My 11 yr old grandson Adam is getting harder to buy for Emma is 13 but I know that she loves jewelry and anything girly and Mason is 6 and loves anything to do with the Mario brothers or the Ninja turtles but all the grownups are getting harder every year and I will bet alot of you probably feel the same way. My husband should be home tomorrow from Charlottetown Prince Edward Island for the wk end but he'll be going back over next week to finish the job . I hope everyone will enjoy another smoke free day and let's remember to remain vigilant and protect our beautiful quits no matter what is happening in our lives, smoking won't make anything better but would only make whatever is going on so much worse especially with our health. I want to be around for as long as possible for my family, especially the grandchildren so let's continue on with our forever quits.

Marilyn 437 DOF and counting 

I just wanted to say that for everyone that is just starting your quits or is in the first few weeks of your quit that there is  (((LIFE AFTER CIGARETTES AND IT'S GREAT)))-- please stick with your quit and keep in your mind the reason or reasons why you are quitting smoking and stick to those reasons because quitting is absolutely doable and absolutely worth it to be free of the crutch of smoking. Life is so much better being an EX SMOKER and I am so thankful that I found this wonderful site and all of the wonderful people on here that helped me get to where I am today which is 436 beautiful days of freedom and counting, stay strong and hang tough because you are stronger than any craving and can get through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and urges to get to that good place in your quit whether it's one day, one hour, one minute or one second at a time as long as you keep going forward you can and will succeed in your forever quit N.O.P.E and N.E.F 

Marilyn 

It's the first day of Fall and mild at 43 ° F it's going to be a beautiful day to be outside, maybe I'll start putting away the patio furniture and the barbecue today. My daughter got me to pick Mason up after school yesterday,I waited for the bus at the end of his driveway when he saw me he was smiling which got me smiling  which made my day. Life without cigarettes is absolutely wonderful without the crutch of smoking. I am not a slave to the nicotine poison anymore and don't need to stop whatever I might be doing every 45 minutes or an hour to suck on one of those cancer sticks knowing that they were slowly killing me, finding out that I have copd was probably the best thing that could of happened to me because I decided I wanted to be around to watch Mason, Adam and Emma grow up .Quitting smoking is the very best gift that I could have given myself because the freedom is wonderful, I can do whatever I want, whenever I want without me smelling like a stinky, disgusting ashtray and making the grand kids wait while I find a corner somewhere outside to smoke, so let's always remain vigilant and protect our precious quits because our lives and our families are depending on us to be around for as long as we can .

Marilyn

I got up for a few minutes at 6 am to wish my husband a good week, he's off to Charlottetown Prince Edward Island ,he'll be home for the wk end and back over again next week, it's roughly 7 hrs away where he's working, I actually never crawled out of bed until 8:30 oh well I must have needed the extra sleep. Tommorow is the first day of Fall and this Friday is 3 months until Christmas yikes, Time is going way to fast except in my quit I really like my numbers stacking up , 435 today and counting, , let's enjoy another smoke free day my fellow Exers and let's remember to protect our precious quits with our lives because our lives depends on it. 

Marilyn 

Wednesday may be the first day of Fall but the temps this morning was at 34° F brrrrrrr, I guess the gorgeous summer like weather is gone but I sure enjoyed it while it lasted. I know we're still going to have some great weather, just not the unusually high temperatures that we were having. Saturday my husband helped me do up a batch of bread, then in the afternoon we stained the shingles on the north and west walls of the house and yesterday our oldest grandson Adam decided to go to a friends house instead of coming here but Mason did come over and spent the night with us. I took him home this morning so his mom could get get him ready for school, we had a busy weekend but it is was a great one too especially since quitting smoking 433 wonderful days ago. Let's always remember never to let our guards down but to always remain vigilant while enjoying our freedom from smoking. There is life after cigarettes and it's super great let's keep our quits no matter what is happening in our lives. 

Marilyn 

It was 57 degrees at 6:30 this morning, 40 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year and actually we could even have frost which isn't abnormal this late in the season but I'm not complaining because I know what's coming after Fall so I will embrace this weather which will be over in the next couple of days. My husband will be going away to Prince Edward Island on Tuesday for the week for his work, that's where the movie Anne of Green Gables was shot, I wish I could sneak over with him but I can't. Anyway let's be sure to remain willing to keep our determination and our vigilance so we can hang on tight to our precious forever quits N.O.P.E, N.E.F and also H.A.L.T which is one of these four that can let our guard down, hunger, angry, lonely or tired so let's always remain on guard for any unexpected stressers that could cause us to God forbid have a split second of weakness which would be absolutely horrible becausei know for me, I am on my 432 nd day of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison and NO way NO how do I want to go back to day 1 again and I know that none of you my fellow Exers want to either so let's continue to remain vigilant each and every day. 

Marilyn 

It's another gorgeous sunny is shaping up with more record breaking temps here in Atlantic Canada, we got up to 82 ° F yesterday and broke records. Anyway my fellow Exers be sure and enjoy this beautiful day that we are blessed with , smoke free of course , keep counting your precious days of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison because life is short ,  so let's  continue to remain vigilant each and every day no matter what is happening in our lives smoking would only make things so much worse. Life without cigarettes is the only life worth living. 

Marilyn 

It's another gorgeous morning here in the Maritimes, we are going to break records on the temps getting up above 80 for so many consecutive days for the month of September. I am going to enjoy this weather while it lasts , life is good especially since quitting smoking after 40 yrs of smoking over a pk of cigarettes on a daily basis, actually my husband and I rolled our cigarettes because a pk of 25 here cost $11.50 and that's a generic brand. My husband quit smoking April 25th / 14 with the start of emphysema, I kept on smoking thinking I was just fine until my doctor set up a breathing test because he didn't like the sound of my lungs and I found out that I have mild copd so that made me decide my smoking days were numbered so I quit 430 days ago on July14th / 14. Quitting smoking is definitely doable, I tthink it's a mindset or at least it was for me. I found this site by fluke really and I thank God that I did find all of you because you literally kept me grounded in my early days, I promised myself that I would never pick up another cigarette as long as I live and I don't break promises  to anyone including myself, I had some days in the beginning of my quit that if you looked at me the wrong way I could have ripped off your face or maybe I'd start crying my moods were all over the place but I kept reading blogs and comments on this site and I blogged whenever I felt like I was crawling out of my skin and you all helped me through it, stay strong and stay close because life is so much better being an EX SMOKER and I know that I am breathing alot better, I didn't want to continue smoking knowing that I might end up on oxygen and probably die a slow death that's more than likely smoking related. A few weeks of roller coaster ups and downs is so worth it to be living a life without cigarettes. 

Marilyn 

It's already the 15th of Sept but I am enjoying the gorgeous weather that MOTHER NATURE  is bringing to the Maritimes Provinces and hopefully she's spreading the beautiful weather to all of you. 429 days ago I quit smoking and each morning when I wake up I immediately tell myself to be vigilant and protect this precious new found freedom, I do this because I don't want to get complacent and lazy because this addiction is relentless and doesn't care if we have a yr in or 10 + yrs quit, it could use a happy occasion or a death to pull us back in but for me I remain vigilant because we all must know someone in our lives that has been quit for yrs and started again, for me it's my older sister Cheryl that quit for 7 years and decided to smoke just one and of course smoked for 20 some yrs and has a few months under her belt again and is battling breast cancer and I pray that she is winning, she lives in a different province about 6 hrs away, we do talk quite often though. Let's continue each and every day to enjoy our new found freedom from the slavery of cigarettes. 

Marilyn

I hope everyone will enjoy this wonderful day that we are blessed with, be sure and remain vigilant each and every day while enjoying the freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison even if you are in NML and having a rough time of roller coaster ups and downs, this will pass, go to Dales page concerning the first 4 months of your quit and read up on what to expect, I am on my 428th day of my quit but I remember reading his page at least 4 times maybe even 5 and it really helped me to be forearmed so I knew what to expect. 

Marilyn 

Today has been a long day and it's just about bedtime, I had routine blood work this morning which was a drag because I couldn't have my coffee until afterwards . I came back home and got a little house work done then went back to the hospital with my 88 yr old Mother in law to see her eye specialist, I went mainly for a second set of ears for her because her hearing even with both hearing aids in is not good anyway, she had a good appointment but by the time I got back home the day was shot but that's ok . I just realized a few minutes ago that today is 14 beautiful months of smoke free living and I am so very thankful for this wonderful site and all of you wonderful caring folks that are here for one another. Quitting smoking is definitely doable and absolutely worth it, let's enjoy our new found freedom from smoking but at the same time let's always protect it by remaining vigilant so we don't become complacent and lazy because life is too short to knowingly kill ourselves with the killer cigarettes. 

Marilyn 

I had to get routine blood work this morning which is no big deal except for not being able to have my coffee. I put on a pot on just before I left my house and poured it into my Butler thermos so as soon as I had the blood work done I poured myself a large cup. I am a recovering alcoholic with over 4 and a half yrs sober and I have over a yr in quitting smoking 427 days to be exact both were quite difficult to quit but absolutely necessary for my quality of life. Before I quit drinking I had an alcohol induced heart attack, the cardiologist told me that was a warning and at that point, I already quit drinking for 3 months as I tell people if I hadn't quit drinking when I did my family would have buried me before my Mom had passed away and my Dad needed me, my has been gone for over 3 yrs now. I quit smoking after finding out I have copd and once I decided I was quitting I promised myself that I would never pick up another cigarette as long as I live and I don't break promises. Our health is so very important and we need to look after because if we don't nobody else can, I smoked for 40 yrs and never thought I could quit but here I am celebrating my beautiful freedom from the nicotine poison, protecting our quits is vital to our quality of living, N.O.P.E and N.E.F 

I should mention that I didn't know that I even had a heart attack for over 3 months because my hospital missed it when my husband took me into the ER, I was 3rd on the list but after waiting for 7 hrs, the doctor on call said I had an inner ear infection, the hospital was crazy busy, after the third time back, they set up a echo cardiogram which showed a heart attack so by the time I saw the cardiologist I was done with drinking but I will not give up my coffee. 

I may be a little late getting on site in the morning but I'll be along at some point to celebrate Wisconsin entering into the 6 % club, WTG Terry whoo Hoo yay and yay again. Life is great, especially since quitting smoking, once we get to the stage in our quits that we realize how much better we feel and that we can go places and do things without the crutch of cigarettes then it's like a light bulb coming on to actually enjoy the benefits of quitting smoking and really enjoy the freedom of being an Exer. 

Marilyn 

I slept in this rainy morning but I am enjoying my coffee and checking on you my friends on this wonderful site of ours, life is good as an Exer. 424 DOF and counting. I continue to be on guard each and every day even though I have over a yr in since quitting , I will stay vigilant the rest of my days on this earth because this addiction doesn't care whether I have 10 + yrs quit, it's an addiction that will try to get me one way or another through a death or maybe even through a happy occasion so let's always remain vigilant while enjoying our new found freedom as Ex smokers because life is grand without a cigarette in hand. 

Marilyn 

It's another mild September morning at 65 with light rain which we really need but by this afternoon it's supposed to clear with temps dropping into the low to middle 50's with a Frost warning for overnight. I guess we are back to normal weather for the Maritimes, anyway I hope everyone has been enjoying the wk end,

I made bread with hubbys help yesterday and then I took a couple of Tylenol Arthritis because my hands knew we were going to get rain so my husband and I stained the shingles on the north and west walls of the house then I showered and had to go to a bridal shower last night. My oldest grandson Adam is supposed to come for the day but he made other plans and I don't think he'll be coming, his mom will let me know for sure, I talked to Mason almost everyday this week which is great but I need to see him to get a huge Hug so I might drive over after church plus the Sears Christmas Cataloge is out which we got for him yesterday. Enough of my thoughts this morning, enjoy a relaxing smoke free day my fellow Exers and let's be sure and protect our precious forever quits.  

Marilyn 

433 DOF and counting 

It's another mild morning in the Maritimes and I am going to enjoy it because September is slipping right on by I'm on my third and final coffee and better get ready to go to the Doctors office with my 88 yr old Mother in law,she asked if I would like to go with her and have lunch afterwards at a restaurant and of course I said yes, I enjoy eating out. 423 DOF today and counting, I know that I sound like a broken record but I never, ever want us to become complacent and lazy and think we're safe because we all know smoking is a horrid addiction that can creep up behind us and possibly catch us on a day that we're weary or stressed and God forbid that we may screw up without even realizing it and bam, we're back at day 1, so I choose on a daily basis to watch for any stressers that may get my guard down so I am prepared to keep my beautiful days of freedom and continue to count the blessings of quitting smoking. 

Marilyn 

422 days ago I took my life back after 40 yrs of smoking and living in slavery to the disgusting nicotine poison.Life without cigarettes is absolutely ddoable and it's definitely worth the few weeks of roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals ,mood swings, cravings and probably some restless nights to be free of the crutch of smoking , we must always remain vigilant and protect our beautiful  quits while enjoying the freedom of being able to go anywhere and do anything without worrying about smoking, enjoy another smoke free day that we are fortune enough to be blessed with. 

Marilyn 

It's another sticky humid morning and it's the first day of school as well. It's going to be a long day for the children and the teachers but the temps are supposed to drop by 10 degrees by the end of the day. My daughter and son in law brought Mason over for a few minutes yesterday so Gramp and I could give him big hugs and kisses from Gram of course and wish him a wonderful first day in grade 1, wow With this humidity it's hard to believe Fall is upon us but I know it's coming. 421 precious DOFand counting, WTG to each and everyone of us on our beautiful quits whether we are on day one or two thousand and one. We must always remain vigilant and protect and respect our decision to remain smoke free no matter what is happening in our lives because quitting smoking is absolutely doable and keeping our quits is vital to our health and quality of living. 

Marilyn  

It's another gorgeous day here in the Maritimes, my husband just cooked me bacon, scrambled eggs and pancakes for breakfast now I'll have another coffee and figure out what we are doing today. My hubby has always said even though it's a holiday from work Labor Day means just that LABOR, hee, hee, but I'm sure that's exactly what we'll be doing getting a few things tied up in the garden and with our winters wood but we couldn't ask for better weather to be outside, it's supposed to get up into the mid to high 80s. Let's continue to be vigilant and protect our precious quits, I am on my 420th day of smoke free living and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you my fellow Exers, enjoy the day everyone. 

Marilyn 

I am running late this morning but I want to wish everyone a wonderful smoke free day on this beautiful day that we are fortunate enough to be blessed with. Today is 419 DOF for me and counting, let's remember to protect our precious quits each and every day whether we're having a good day or a stressful day, protecting our quits is vital to our health and our lives, let's keep our quits so we can enjoy a better quality of living. 

Marilyn 

It's a clear calm cool morning at 42 ° F brrrrrrr but it's going to be a gorgeous day with temps getting into the high 70s. Enjoy a wonderful smoke free weekend everyone, today is 418 precious days of freedom, be sure to keep counting your wonderful days of your quit because life without cigarettes is absolutely doable and so worth it. 

Marilyn 

It's a dark, dank, dreary, day but it's a great and I sure can feel Fall in the air which means winter is creeping up on us YIKES.  Oh well I believe my husband and I are as ready for winter as anyone can be and maybe Old Mother Nature won't be as nasty and cranky as she was last year, we'll see it is what it is, life is good no matter the weather especially since quitting smoking 426 days ago and counting . Keep strong, hang tough and always remain vigilant in your precious quits everyone because living a life without cigarettes is absolutely worth it, enjoy your day my fellow Exers.

Marilyn  

I hope and pray that everyone will be extra vigilant with your precious quits this Labor Day weekend, enjoy yourselves have a wonderful time but be sure and protect your beautiful new found freedom. My husband and I will be busy with processing carrots in the pressure cooker and probably freezing some as well for soups and stews. We have enough potatoes planted to do us the winter, we may dig up the early ones that my husband planted. We could feel Fall in the air this morning at 44 ° F brrrrrrr but the temps are going to rise into the mid 70's and it's supposed to get up into the low 80s by Monday and that sounds absolutely wonderful. 417 smoke free days and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you my fellow Exers, no matter what is happening this wk end let's be sure to stay smoke free because life is so much better being an EX SMOKER than to have to go back to day 1 again, no way no how, life is way too short to knowingly slowly kill ourselves with the killer cigarettes. Happy smoke free Labor Day weekend everyone. ☺

Marilyn 

Make sure to enjoy this beautiful day that we are blessed with, my husband is cooking me pancakes and eggs unfortunately I forgot to buy bacon yesterday oops, oh well we'll survive. 425 precious, stupendous, splendiferous, fantastic, fabulous, amazing, delightful, beautiful, marvelous, awesome, humongous, ginormous and wonderful smoke free days and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of us on our quits. Stay strong and stay close to this site if you are new here believe me please, quitting smoking is absolutely doable and absolutely worth it, believe in yourself, be 100 % committed to quitting because you can and will succeed. 

Marilyn 

I set my alarm clock and got up at 6: 30 so I could get my husband to help me put on a batch of bread before he went to work this morning, even though I do a big batch of bread at a time it's been going quite fast and I think it's because Mason really likes Grams grilled cheese sandwiches made with homemade bread. School starts on Tuesday so I won't have Mason quite as much now  I do get Adam this Sunday for the day. I didn't check my clock counter when I got on the site but I believe I'm on my 416th day of freedom from the slavery of cigarettes and it's super fantastic, I am only on my second coffee but am functioning and not sitting outside sucking back on 5 or 6 cigarettes and drinking a pot of coffee before doing anything. This morning I had 3 or 4 sips of my coffee and started the yeast and got the ingredients ready for the bread. Take the time to realize how much better life is without the crutch of smoking, protecting our quits is the second best thing we can do for ourselves, the first is quitting smoking, 

Marilyn

I was about to write down that Mason is still sleeping when he came bounding out with a big good morning to gram, he's definitely a morning person. It's cloudy but quite mild at 52 ° F, it's supposed to be a beautiful day. 415 wonderful smoke free days and counting, always wake up knowing that it's going to be another day of living without the crutch of cigarettes, protecting our quits each and every day is vital to our health and quality of living, enjoy the day my fellow Exers, this is my last week with my little buddy Mason because school starts next Tuesday and he is going into grade one and my other grandson Adam is going into grade six and our stepgrandaughter Emma is ggoing into grade eight, wow they all are growing up so fast, have a great day. 

Marilyn ☺ 

Happy September 1st everyone, at least it's a mild here and is supposed to be a beautiful day. I picked Mason up last night , he's still sleeping this morning while I enjoy my coffee and all of you my cyber friends. I am not looking forward to winter coming, I was helping my husband put in some wood yesterday after he got home from work ,I am hoping he won't be away for most of the winter working again . I guess we'll have to wait and see. 414 precious smoke free days for me and counting, hang on to your quits everyone, keep counting your days of freedom from smoking continue going forward, stay strong and stay vigilant, keep your beautiful quit. N.O.P.E AND N.E.F, life as a non smoker does keep getting better day by day, life is good. 

Marilyn