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My husband got home safe and sound last night, he was tired of course. He had a long wk and had to drive six hrs to get home, Lord willing he doesn't get this bug I've got. I got a fire going yesterday so good that I opened a few windows for a couple of hours airing it out in here, He's got to go back up to Bathhurst again next week and hopefully finish the job. Let's embrace our quits and continue stacking up our precious days of freedom in our forever quits N.O.P.E, N.E.F and S.I.N.A.O, our lives depends on remaining smoke free and not going backwards because we are going forward and life is 1000 % better without the crutch of cigarettes. I never got a chance on my tablet last night to check it out because my hubby used it to watch a documentary on Netflix. 

Marilyn 474 DOF 

I am hoping my husband doesn't get this flu bug that I've got, he's home for the wk end and back to where he's been for the last three wks and hopefully they'll be finished this coming week. Anyway I pray that he doesn't get sick, I know he wants to be done at this particular job site plus it's a six hr drive away and I know he's tired . Enjoy the day everyone and for everyone that's new to this site, stay strong and stay close because quitting smoking is absolutely doable, for anyone having a rough time or who may be in NML hang tough because these roller coaster ups and downs won't last . Things do get better but we have to go through whatever we need to go through to get to a better place in our quits. Keep on counting your precious smoke free days because life without cigarettes is the life that we all need to live for our health, family and wallets. 

Marilyn 473 DOF 

It's a rainy windy morning and the temps are way above the norm, I haven't even got a fire going but I'm not complaining about that. I am still feeling rotton from this flu bug but I'm also very thankful that I finally wised up over 15 months ago and quit smoking so I'm not trying to suck on a cigarette and I really don't think I could anyway but it doesn't matter because I don't do that anymore, keep your quits and take the time needed to get to a good place in your quit, it may take some time to get there but it's so worth it .I smoked for 40 yrs but once I decided to quit smoking, I promised myself no matter what I would never pick up another cigarette as long as I live and I don't break promises to anyone including myself. In the first few weeks of my quit I could've ripped your face off if you looked at me the wrong way or maybe I'd start blatting like a baby but every time I was having a tough time I'd come to this site and blog and there was always someone here to help me get a grip and calm down, your health, family and wallet will thank you for taking your life back. 

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A very good morning to everyone, I pray that all this wind and rain that's coming to alot of us overnight and tomorrow won't be too bad but like everything in life being prepared for the worst and hoping for the best does help . I am still full of this flu bug but I'm taking it easy and drinking lots of fluids and I think I will make a chicken stew later on today and the one and only good thing about this bug is that I don't smoke anymore. I won't be outside trying to suck on a killer cigarette with my ears, throat and chest feeling like they're on fire but being the idiot that I was when I was a smoker, I would still smoke and nearly choke to death, so I am sooooooo very thankful that I don't do that anymore, yay for us Exers. 

Marilyn 471 DOF 

I was just talking to my hubby, he's working away this week luckily he didn't get the flu bug that I came down with yesterday. My little Mack Attack Mason desided to give me a gift that keeps on giving some sort of a bug that's going around. He was fine when he got here around noon on Saturday except for an earache and I wanted him for the night and he wanted to stay but by early evening he was wheezy with a cough  my poor baby. Anyway I kept him overnight anyway. I had the flu shot 3 wks ago, I am a tough broad plus I don't smoke anymore therfore I won't be aggravating my chest because it feels like it's on fire so I am thankful to be an exer. There was a fatal car accident a one minute drive down the road from me last night and I never heard a thing, we live in a very rural area my neighbor was filling me in this morning  nobody really knows what happened yet. The 20 yr old male driver died at the scene the other two male occupants one 18 the other 19 are in very bad shape broken legs one has his forehead smashed up, it's terrible .I can't believe that I didn't hear the ambulances, the firetruck or the police. I pray for everyone involved. Life is very, very short so let's look after ourselves and keep our precious forever quits no matter what is happening in our lives. 

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A very good morning to everyone, let's continue counting the days of our precious freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison . Quitting smoking is absolutely doable, keeping our quits is vital to our health and quality of living, so let's keep going forward in our forever quits N.O.P.E and N.E.F.  

Marilyn 470 DOF 

Let's enjoy the day everyone, no matter the weather or anything else that may be happening in our lives we must remain steadfast in our quits. Quitting smoking was the best decision that I have ever made in my life and I will protect with everything I have in me , 469 DOF and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you my fellow Exers ● 

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I hope everyone had a good nights sleep and is ready to tackle this wonderful day that we are fortunate enough to blessed with. Mason is laying beside me watching TV, my husband is in the kitchen cooking a big pancake breakfast for us. It's unusually mild with rain coming, I'm definitely not complaining about the weather. It's great. Mason is in grade one and really likes his teacher and has been missing gram and Gramp so we really treasure these memories, Adam is 11 and l have no doubt that he loves us but he's at the age that he wants to hang out with his friends instead of us old folks so I am enjoying everything I can with the kids while they want to be around and the best part of it is that I quit smoking 468 splendiferous days ago and can have a wonderful time doing whatever, wherever and however without having to tell the grandchildren that I'll be right back while I try to find a corner somewhere outside to suck on a killer cigarette, life is so much better since quitting. So as always let's remember to protect our precious forever quits N.O.P.E and N.E.F because none of us ever wants to screw up and go back to day 1, no way no how. Let's enjoy life while remaining vigilant. Oops gotta go for now my breakfast is ready. ((((Hugs to you my fellow Exers))))

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It's been a wonderful day today my husband and our youngest grandson Mason has been here since lunch time and is spending the night with us. I've been trying to do some comments but it's bedtime for my little Mack Attack Mason so I'm going to lay down with him and probably fall asleep myself ,enjoy the rest of the evening everyone and sleep well. 

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My husband made it home around 8 o'clock last night for the wk end, the house was nice and toasty when I got up this morning. He gets up at 5 o'clock whether he's working or not, that's too early for me anywhere from 6:30 to 8 is early enough . It's a frosty cold morning and I am so very thankful for everything that I have especially a roof over my head. As usual let's enjoy the day while remaining vigilant in our precious forever quits, here's a little saying that I really like and thought I'd share with you my fellow Exers. 

Life can only be understood by looking backward, but it must be lived by looking forward. 

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Friday is garbage day for me, we recycle and compost so every 4 or 5 wks we have a big bag of garbage. It was almost 7 am and I was going to take it down in the car but all the windows were heavily frosted, it was still quite dark but I ccould hear the garbage truck coming so I walked down my very long driveway hoping that I didn't see any wild animals so I came back to get a fire going and saw a mouse trap was flipped over with a mouse looking at me, I couldn't smack it over the head yak. It was trapped by the back legs poor thing. I got trap and mouse outside and found two 8 or 9 inch spiral spikes of some kind that my husband had here for something anyway I held the trap down with one spike and sprung the trap with the other. I checked later and it was dead. Another reason I like to have my husband working at the shop so he's home every night. Then I went to town to check the mail and pick up a few things at the grocery store, barbecue chips for hubby to go with his pizza and on the way home I slammed on my brakes to avoid running over a cat but on the positive side at least I have brakes so I missed the cat, the mouse died so it's not suffering anymore, my husband will have his chips and I'm not smoking over any of it, life is grand without a cigarette in hand, no way no how is smoking allowed. (((((Hugs to you my fellow Exers)))))

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I'm happy today is Friday because my husband will be home for the wk end and he'll get the morning fires  going for me which may sound silly but it's a nice break to get up to a warm house instead of the temp being 56 ° F like yesterday morning. He gets up at 5 am which is way too early, I get up anywhere between 6:30 and 8 o'clock so it's nice and toasty for me. I will fix him his favourite supper tonight which is pizza so he'll be happy. Let's remember to enjoy this beautiful day that we are fortunate enough to be blessed with while protecting our precious forever quits N.O.P.E and N.E.F, stay strong and hang tough because quitting smoking and remaining quit is absolutely doable and definitely worth it. 

Marilyn 466 DOF and counting 

Let's enjoy another day that we are fortunate enough to be blessed with, life is good especially with everything that we have, a roof over our heads ,food in the cupboard,family that loves us and that we love. If you are new to this site or are struggling with keeping your quit, please hang on tight because no matter what is happening in your life, my life all of our lives smoking would only make things 1000 times worse, relapsing is not the answer for us nicotine addicts. We must refrain from smoking at all cost because returning to the tobbaco products will surely be the death of us, stay strong and hang tough because quitting smoking is definitely doable and protecting our quits and remaining smoke free will give us a much better quality of living. We need to go through whatever stages of cravings, urges or whatever else there is to get to a good place in your quit but it's definitely worth it. I thought I'd crawl out of my skin or maybe even rip somebody's face off in the first few months of my quit if you looked at me the wrong way and at times I'd blat like a baby for no reason at all. I had to go through all that to get to that good place which for me was way back, probably shortly after going through NML. I would have to go back to read my old blogs to be sure but we all have to be willing to go through whatever to get to that good place, we can all succeed .

Marilyn 465 DOF and counting. 

My husband was on a day trip yesterday with his work and never got home until 9:30 last night. We don't have a cell phone but I have the phone numbers to some of his coworkers on the road crew so at 8:30 I called and found out where they were .If he continues to work away, we'll have to get some sort of a Canada wide plan. It was after 11:30 last night and I was putting clothes in the dryer so he'd have a particular pair of jeans that he wanted  I'm so glad that I made pizza for him he was eating his supper at 11 o'clock and had to be up at 5 this morning to be at the shop to get his coworkers and drive 6 hrs to the job site he will be home Friday evening and back there again next wk. I know that I am rambling on but I want everyone to embrace your quits and protect it with everything you have in you because no matter how long we've been quit, we need to remain vigilant and be on guard for any unexpected stressers that could cause us to God forbid have a split second of weakness which without even thinking about it put a disgusting cigarette near our face. I am on my 465th day of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison and continuing to count because living a life without cigarettes isabsolutely the only life worth living. 

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I stayed up watching the election until almost midnight, I knew going to bed that my vote and all of Atlantic Canada wanted change and we got it with a majority Government. The rest of Canada allowed a few seats to go to other parties but I am so glad to get the old out and the new Prime Minister in,  surely it can't get any worse and hopefully things might actually get better. Our election started campaigning 78 days ago and was the longest campaign in the history of Canada which was long enough and expensive enough. Enough of that my fellow Exers,lets have a wonderful day while remaining vigilant in our precious quits, 463 DOF for me and counting. My beautiful daughter just came in for a visit so I will wish everyone a wonderful smoke free day. 

(((((Hug to you my cyber friends)))))

Marilyn 

I thought I'd share this pic I took yesterday, my oldest grandson Adam is standing behind my husband and doesn't like getting his picture taken, he doesn't look too happy but at least he let me take it and Emma is my beautiful 13 yr old step grandaughter, Masons half sister luckily we all get to see her every other wk end, the same wk end we get Adam. I will have to wait until morning to get the election results but I hoping we're going to get a new Prime Minister, we need change and hopefully it will be positive but who knows. 

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It's Election Day here in Canada, my husband and I voted last wk end in the early polls, this is going to be very interesting and could be a little scary, no matter who's going to be the next Prime Minister. I will be up fairly late watching the election but British Columbia is 4 hrs behind me so I will probably head off to bed by midnight  my time. Like anything else in this life whether it be this election or anything else in our lives, we must remain steadfast in our quits and continue stacking up our precious days in our forever quits because smoking isn't going to help any situation that we may be in but would only make things so much worse and we would still have to deal with whatever is happening. We must face life's problems head on without the crutch of smoking, believe me even after 462 days since I quit smoking stress gets me reaching for a split second for a sickening cigarette, that's why each and every day I remain vigilant and protect my hard earned quit because each of our lives depends on remaining smoke free, give your quit the time needed to realize that life is good and your health, family and wallet will thank you for counting the beautiful days of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison. Let's give our heads a shake because we don't that anymore so let's treasure our DOF. 

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The sun is shining and the ground is white here in the Maritimes but life is good since quitting smoking 461 days ago I have the freedom to do whatever I want whenever I want without having to stop to find a corner somewhere outside to smoke , life is so much better without the crutch of cigarettes. Let's continue on protecting our forever quits because we want to keep going forward counting the days of freedom, not going backwards to start at day 1 again. Enjoy this wonderful day that we are fortunate enough to be blessed with. 

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I just took this avatar with my tablet , luckily so far the ground is barely covered but we're supposed to get more overnight with slippery road conditions. Anyway I thought I'd share our first little bit of snow with all of you my fellow Exers. 

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Hello Oct 17th , crap I was busy doing something and looked out the window and had to blink because it's snowing, crap it's too early so it shouldn't stay but last year Mother Nature dumped a ft of snow Nov 1st and it stayed. This is only going to be an inch or less supposedly, my car is already covered in snow yak, I promise no matter what is happening or whatever the weather, smoking is definitely in my past and living a healthier lifestyle is in my future  (((((Hugs everyone)))))

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Let's enjoy another smoke free day my fellow Exers, life will just keep getting better and better without the crutch of cigarettes but we must give it some time to break the many yrs of addiction and habit. I smoked for 40 yrs and every once in awhile after 15 months of of quitting smoking, out of the blue I will think it's time for a smoke break, luckily I stay vigilant so I'll give my head a shake and continue on with whatever I'm doing because I don't do that anymore but we must always remain on guard and protect our precious quits with our lives because our lives depends on it .

Marilyn 460 DOF 

I will be very glad to see my husband Mark this evening , he'll be leaving again on Monday for the week but at least he's here for the wk end. It's a little milder this morning but Dark and drizzly. I will be making hubby his favorite this afternoon, homemade pizza . Let's Have a great day today and a wonderful smoke free weekend,while we remain vigilant and protect our precious hard earned quits, 459 life changing beautiful DOF for me and counting WTG me and WTG to each and everyone of you my fellow Exers ● 

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Yesterday was a very busy day, I did a lot of running around but got everything done that needed done including seeing my doctor and getting my flu shot, I've been in extreme pain off and on for a couple of wks now, I figured it was pulled muscles and my doctor verified it for me. The pain is from the chest straight back into the lungs and hurts the most trying to sleep but he gave me some muscle relaxants so hopefully that works. Anyway today is going to be another busy one so I should get moving .let's as always enjoy this beautiful day even though for me, it's only +1 outside and only 60 inside but I got a fire going now so it's starting to warm up in here, possible snow Saturday night yak but I won't smoke over it or anything else because I love my 458 day quit, plus I worked hard too and plan on enjoying my forever quit. Let's protect our precious quits with our lives because our lives literally depends on not putting them anywhere near our face. 

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October is bumping right along and today is 15 months of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison. Every once in a while I wonder why it took me 40 yrs to realize that quitting smoking was and is doable but I didn't think I could or would ever be able to, but by fluke I found this site and all of you my cyber friends and you helped me to stay strong and hang tough because you said it would get easier and yay it did and life is great.  So to anyone new or anyone that may be in NML hang on tight to your quits because life without cigarettes is absolutely worth it for your health, family and your wallet will love you for remaining vigilant and protecting your precious quits, I may have 457 DOF but I will always be on guard and not let myself become complacent because I love being an Exer and I know that my family especially my grandchildren are happy for that. 

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It's another dark, dank, dreary, drab, day but it's very mild at 53 ° F for us in the Maritimes for mid October. The sun was out late afternoon yesterday and it had a lot of Power, I got up for a few minutes at 5 to wish my husband a good week, he's working away and should be home Friday evening the phone woke me at 8 :30 and it was my beautiful daughter inviting me to drop over which I will after I get some coffee in me. I am more tired than when I went to bed last night, I feel like I've been on a three week drunk and I haven't had a drink in over 4 and a half yrs but I won't smoke over this or anything else for that matter because I would feel even worse than I do right now. Tommorow I will have a year and a half of smoke free living and there's no way no how will I ever go back to day 1 again, so for each of you my fellow Exers please protect your precious quits each and every morning when waking up because we all know that smoking kills and quitting smoking can give us a much better quality of living and hopefully be able to breathe a little easier and also save a pile of money which certainly doesn't hurt .Quitting smoking is definitely doable and remaining quit absolutely doable as well and sooooooo very worth it. 

Marilyn 456 DOF and counting

It's a dark, dank,dreary day but it's a great day to be alive. It's been a wonderful long wk end with today being our big Thanksgiving meal with my husbands help it's going to be delicious, we're having his Mom and she's bringing her famous apple pie with her . I used to pastry cook yrs ago and I can make great pies but I have no desire to, on a daily basis I would make five different types of pies every working day so I prefer to bake anything other than pie. My husband is heading out for the rest of the week in the morning for his work but we'll enjoy the day together .We are thankful for each other and everything that we have together, my husband and I were talking this morning about our quits, he'll have a yr and a half in on the 25th of this month and next Wednesday on the 14th I will have 15 months, we both are so thankful that we were bright enough to finally toss the cancer sticks and start living our lives without the crutch of cigarettes, My husband has the beginning of emphysema and I have mild copd even though he's got 2 and a half months longer than I do we both quit smoking for our health, I didn't find out about my copd for almost 2 months after my husband quit, then I made a plan and found this site and here I am my fellow Exers ● 

Marilyn 255 DOF and counting. 

Thanks to Strudel for noticing that I shortchanged myself by 200 days I have 455 precious DOF and I earned everyone of them. I better get some much needed sleep tonight. 

Here's hoping that each of you my fellow Exers will enjoy this beautiful day that we are blessed with, no matter the weather or the aches and pains that we may have woke up with . We are blessed because we are alive and Lord willing we will enjoy this day, smoke free of course because that's the only way to be, life is good especially since I became an Exer. It's a damp and dreary morning and a very busy one but I am happy especially since my husband Mark is cooking our breakfast.  As always my friends protect and keep our hard earned quits because for me going back to day one is not happening because I know smoking kills and quitting has given me my life back, I have the freedom of doing or going anywhere I want without wondering where I can sneak off to smoke and then wonder how bad I smell, keep your quits my friends because life will just keep getting better but you must give it the time to do so. 

I hope everyone will enjoy this wonderful day today, it's our Canadian Thanksgiving wk end and we are going to be extra busy with cooking and of course the everyday things. Our Federal Election is Oct 19th but we can vote in the early polls today , just in case hubby is away working we'll vote today, hopefully our vote will go our way, fingers crossed. Tonight we have a potluck supper through the church which is called couples club or pairs and spares in case there's single people, we wouldn't even go tonight except it's at my mother in laws and she'd be upset with us if we don't go. Tommorow is church and then a big Thanksgiving feed at my Dads  and Monday we will have our big feed here and then Tuesday hubby will be gone again working for the week. No matter how busy or whatever the circumstance of our lives may be, being an Exer is the only life worth living so let's remember to be extra vigilant where it's the wk end , we can enjoy ourselves while protecting our precious forever quits. 

Marilyn 453 DOF and counting 

I'm on my second coffee of the morning and checking in with all of you my fellow Exers, Mason is still sleeping but will be waking up soon. I will take him home late this afternoon. Last night I got him all tucked into bed around 8 :30 ,I was in the bathroom washing up my dog Sam was in with Mason and all of a sudden she ran out into the dining room and scared the crap out of me because I heard the door opening and I knew that I locked it, anyway in walks my hubby and apologized for scaring me. They got as much work done as they could especially where this is a long wk end , they will have to go back on Tuesday for the week so he is working at the shop.  I hope everyone will enjoy this gorgeous day that we are blessed with, no matter what's happening in our lives we must  always remember to protect our precious forever quits because smoking would only make things so much worse and we would still have to deal with whatever the situation is.  

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I don't know if you any of you know this but New Brunswick is known as the picture Province and our beautiful Fall foliage is one of the reasons for sure. I changed my profile pic because this maple tree is so much more beautiful than when I took the last avatar on Monday. Anyway Mason, my oldest sister in law and I cruised the roads this morning and ended up at my favorite stomping grounds Tim Hortons. Mason enjoyed a chocolate milk and some Timbits. We're back home now, he is finishing lunch then we'll go back outside and play Frisbie and hide and seek and maybe play in the leaves for awhile. Enjoy a relaxing smoke free after my fellow Exers. 

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Another gorgeous smoke free day shaping up for me and for you my fellow Exers, stay strong in your quits and enjoy the freedom of not having to find a corner somewhere outside to smoke a killer cigarette. I picked Mason up about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon to stay until tomorrow afternoon and even though he's only 6 yrs old he is very happy that Gram and Gramp quit smoking because now we're not sneaking off every 45 minutes or so telling him that we'd only be a few more minutes and to him a small boy it probably felt like forever. He's our top priority now and he knows it and loves us for it. Hopefully my daughter , Masons Mom and his Dad will quit someday soon but they have to want to first at least my son , my oldest grandson Adams Dad has over 2 and half yrs quit but as you all know we must want it and be willing to go through whatever cravings and roller coaster ups and downs of quitting in order to get to that good place and know in our heart and soul that it's our forever quit N.O.P.E, N.E.F and S.I.N.A.O. I better go and spend time with my Mack Attack Mason, enjoy your day my fellow Exers. 

Marilyn 451 and counting 

It was a little chilly in the house this morning at 59° F but I got the fire going to take the chill off and it's going to be another gorgeous day to be outside. I was getting the fire going and watching a baby mouse running around yak and I looked up where my husband built a huge shelf to keep his homemade beer which he's been making since 1998, I gave him a couple of beer kits, the sugar and caps for a birthday present back then because it's so much cheaper to make it, anyway I counted up the 12 pks and he has 16 cases ahead . That's great at 35 cents a case but I'm a recovering alcoholic, it's been 4 and a half yrs since having a drink before quitting I had stomach ulcers that have pretty much healed up and a alcohol induced heart attack. I quit drinking Feb 14th /11 for my health, the same reason that I quit smoking over a year ago. Back when I decided to quit drinking, I knew that I had to especially when my cardiologist told me that he believed that it was a warning and next time I might die . I really wanted my husband to quit with me but he did give me 2 wks that he didn't drink and thank God that was the yr he started working away alot which gave me a chance to get through the toughest part. He wanted me to succeed but he wasn't willing to stop and still isn't but I guess he's healthier than me but I can't make him quit but he's got 2 and a half months longer than me in quitting smoking and he did that because of a health scare with emphysema and then I quit because of copd. We all must do it for ourselves but we must be WILLING and BELIEVE  that we CAN and will SUCCEED. Sitting in my basement and watching that baby mouse and looking up at all that beer that is always there but I don't pay any attention to, by fluke I just happened to notice it. My sobriety is vital to my health and so is smobriety.  I choose a healthier lifestyle which doesn't include alcohol or cigarettes, keeping your guard up and protecting your beautiful quit is absolutely worth it but you must be willing to do it on a daily basis, it's a choice and choosing to keep your quit is the right choice. I really hope that I didn't ramble on too long. 

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I was a little down this morning with hubby working away this week and the company's idiot grandson taking over the reins from his grandfather who started the company, anyway things are totally screwed up and alot of the workers have quit and found other jobs anyway my husband really didn't want to go this morning but did anyway .It's too hard to esplain but Lord willing everything will work out just fine, I am done with my  (((pity party now))) I decided to work outside today and finish cleaning up the garden and compost what needed composted, clean up all the stakes and fencing from the peas and tomatoes so when hubby comes home Friday evening, he won't have to do it. Anyway the moral of my story instead of feeling down and depressed and feeling sorry for myself because my joints hurt, my head is aching and so on and so on. I got out in the fresh air and got a few things accomplished and I feel much better, I still have the head ache and the aches and pains but who doesn't and just being able to do get outside and frig away makes me happy so I plan on having a little lunch , relax for a little while and go back outside and putter away some more while the weather is good, I remain vigilant each and every day because my quit is vital to my health and well being and smoking never even entered my mind until now while I am writing this blog cigarettes crossed my mind but only to let you know that I don't do that anymore and I have a solid quit but will always remain vigilant. 

Marilyn 

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I had a half decent sleep last night with my little Mack Attack Mason, he's such a sweetie pie. I got up at 6:30 so I could enjoy a coffee before getting my little buckaroo up,he always wakes up with a smile which makes me smile too. Smiling is contagious ,he had a good breakfast and was all ready when my daughter came to take him to school. I will have him Wed evening through Fri afternoon because there's no school Thurs and Fri, for PD days whatever that means so they have a 5 day holiday with next Monday being our Canadian Thanksgiving. Anyway my friends , that's enough rambling on, have a wonderful smoke free day but as always let's remember to protect our precious forever quits we must always remain vigilant and be on guard so we don't screw up and relapse and lose our beautiful, wonderful quit. Each morning when I wake up I immediately  promise myself another day of freedom because life is so much better being an Exer. Stay strong and hang tough because we can and will have our forever quits N.O.P.E and N.E.F. 

Marilyn 

I answered a few comments on my morning blog but I'm not going to get a chance to answer anymore tonight . I had my oldest grandson Adam for the day, he's almost 12 and it's very hard to keep him entertained without running the roads all day which I did after cooking him a half lb of bacon, 3 eggs and a couple of homemade rolls. I love feeding him and I am glad he's got a healthy a appetite. I took him home for 4 pm and picked Mason up for the night, his mother will pick him up in the morning and take him to school anyway he's all bathed up and his teeth is brushed and he is sitting on gramps knee going through the Sears Christmas Cataloge before I read him a story and tuck him into bed . I believe I should sleep good tonight, I hope. Enjoy the rest of your evening my fellow Exers ● 

Marilyn 

I hope everyone will enjoy a peaceful and relaxing Sunday today and needless to say smoke free of course because living a life without cigarettes is absolutely worth it. It's a frosty chilly morning and with only wood heat , my house was only 57° F brrrrrrr and 31° F outside but the hubby had a fire going before I got up so it's warming up nicely now and I promise not to smoke over the weather or anything else and screw up my 447 DOF because I treasure my new found life and I am going to continue counting my presious days. 

Marilyn 

Enjoy another smoke free day today my fellow Exers , let's continue on with our beautiful forever quits because life is so much better without the crutch of cigarettes. Quitting and remaining quit is absolutely doable and definitely worth it , I can't believe next Monday is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada already. 

Marilyn 446 DOF and counting 

Let's continue our prayers that this hurricane will continue veering towards the sea and stay far away from landfall, we also should remember to be extra vigilant during this time of stress because none of us should allow worry and stress to screw up our precious forever quits because smoking would only make things 1000 times worse and our health, family and wallets would suffer because we decided to screw up, so my friends let's be sure and remain on guard and protect our precious forever quits N.O.P.E, N.E.F and S.I.N.A.O. Have a wonderful smoke free day my fellow Exers,continue counting your days I'm on my 445th day and continuing on.

Marilyn 

The rain has stopped in my region, we lucked out here in Carleton County 4. 7 inches in total over a 24 hr period but 60 miles south of me had over 8 inches of rain and there's over 6000 power outages still but the rain is pretty much over in NB now. I know there's parts of Virginia and other parts of the states that have been hammered and I hope that the hurricane will veer into the ocean . I hope everyone will enjoy this 1st day of October, whatever the weather may be we woke up this morning even with our aches and pains we are blessed because we are alive, l have a splitting headache and I might have one joint or possibly 2 that isn't hurting from old Arthur this morning but I am happy because I really don't care for the alternative. Life is good especially since I smartened up 444 days ago and quit smoking the poison tobacco products. Let's continue living a life without cigarettes because life is short so let's enjoy it while remaining vigilant in our precious forever quits N.O.P.E and N.E.F 

Marilyn