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Good Sunday morning everyone, you know looking back into my smoking days I don't think that I believed there was a life without cigarettes at least I didn't think there was for me BUT then I never thought I'd ever quit smoking anyway BUT WOW there's definetly Life after Cigarettes so if you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep please keep moving forward and stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom because it's going to get easier and easier with time under your belt BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff and vigilance unfortunately we all had to go through the horrid rough patches to get to that good place in our quits BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free and besides anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking is definitely worth it to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without the damned Cancer Sticks......

I'm late getting on line this morning but I've got bread rising hummmmm I just glanced at it and it's just about ready to put in the pans BUT I'll get that in a few minutes we've got a few EXers going through some extra rough times in their lives, I don't need to mention them by name because our Lord knows who they are so let's lift them up in prayer let's lift each other up too. I'm so glad that I finally wised up and quit smoking because I can deal with life on life's terms so much better without the crutch of cigarettes, I used to think I had to Smoke during stress and anxiety or happiness or sadness or for any reason whatsoever for that matter BUT the truth is or at least it is for me  I know that I can handle stress or any emotion with a clear head  without the smokes I'm not wasting time in a cloud of smoke chainsmoking getting more stressed because of brain fog and chainsmoking some more trying to figure something out and not getting a blessed thing done, life really is so much easier and better without the damned Cancer Sticks I pray that we all remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because another Day ONE would totally suck big time but another Day WON is the gift of LIFE .....

I remember the day that I finally wised up and knew that I was going to quit smoking and I also knew that even though I'd only had internet for a few months and was pretty green and definetly not tech savvy I'm still not  BUT I knew that I needed help so I googled HELP for quitting smoking and several communities came up this one was the one I picked I joined the 22nd of June and I read everything I could find about this horrid addiction and I learned that as difficult as quitting smoking can be that it's also Doable I learned all kinds of mantras, I picked a quit date BUT I wasn't ready so I reset it and then I totally forgot about this site until my 18th day when I was going to drive to the store and buy a carton of cigarettes SCREW just the pk BUT then I remembered and I got on line and started reading then I commented on something up until that point I was hiding in the shadows and hadn't let myself be known BUT thankfully moody_9-18-13 asked me to write a blog and say a little about myself so I did and so many came and helped me through that rough patch and so many others. Our quits are firmly in our grasp and it's up to us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE ! Smoking Is Not the answer no matter what the situation or emotions may be if you relapse the situation will still be there BUT you'll have screwed up a perfectly beautiful quit so relapsing isn't the way to go please come here and blog HELP and give us the chance to talk you through it, I've rambled on long enough I haven't been on site as much lately life has been hectic BUT I'll still be around rooting for everyone to stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W . Which guarantees you a Smokefree Life our lives literally depends on us to stick with our quits, let's always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget - that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because there's absolutely no way any of us have to go back there N.M.W. - No Matter What  I still smile each evening for each and every Day WON because after 40 years of Slavery and a half dozen half assed failed attempts at quitting of at least 30 cancer sticks a day there's no way that I'm ever going to allow myself to go back to Day ONE again so let's all of us treasure our quits and continue stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom ........

Our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George and I want to wish you the very best that life has to offer so let's be sure to remain vigilant because we don't want to become complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E then we're guaranteed a life of Freedom I still smile at each and every Day WON....

Hummmmm I'm having a brain fart this morning  plus I have another appointment this morning with my 92 year old mother in law it's just a regular check so it's no biggie I'm thinking of our Kathy ( Strudel ) for the surgeons and her surgery to be a complete success and that she'll be A OK and let the healing process can begin we love you sweetie . There's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic BUT if you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep THEN you may have a hard time believing ME BUT I'm telling you the truth because as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it PLUS we all know that smoking kills and it kills slowly and it doesn't matter who you are or where you live it's bound to catch up with you at some point SO quitting smoking is definitely worth all of the rough patches that you have to go through to get to that point where you realize just how much better life is as an EXer and hopefully we've all quit in time to enjoy some of the little things in life that's actually the the big things in LIFE! We have the CHOICE to quit and stay quit or throw away the best GIFT that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the Gift of LIFE our quits must be our #1 priority so we can hopefully have the best quality of LIFE possible!!!

I'm running late this morning I've got an appointment in one hour and it's a half hr drive away and I'm still in my jammies but I wanted to say good morning and to please remember that as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way we can FAIL because N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever definetly guarantees us a lifetime of Freedom so each evening we can look ourselves in the mirror and say YAY for another Day WON. 

It's Mason's 10th birthday exactly two weeks ago today was Adam's 15th birthday and this past Friday was my son's 36th birthday he's Adam's Dad our granddaughter's birthday isn't until September, anyway keep stacking up your precious Days of Freedom because relapsing isn't the answer EVER.....

Some days especially in those early weeks of quitting smoking it CAN seem almost overpowering from moodswings and cravings BUT you must believe that you're going to make it through because you can and will with commitment and perseverance BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W and please know that we're all here to help you in any way we can I absolutely remember my early days and weeks of feeling like I can't do this quit anymore feeling like tearing my hair out or ripping someone's face off anyone's face it really didn't matter who's face but instead of giving up I'd come here and blog and or comment, there was always someone here to help me through plus I would read everything that I could find about this horrid addiction and I read the mantras I've learned from this community like keep them away from your face and the only way out is through and N.O.P.E  - Not One Puff,  S.I.N.A.O  - Smoking Is Not An Option,  there's so many more BUT the bottom line is that as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's also very Doable and totally worth it so hang on tight and don't let go of the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE, keep choosing Freedom over the Cancer Sticks because Relapsing isn't the answer.......

It's snowing but it's fairly mild at 33 °F so I'll take it, it's supposed to clear off later on today which sounds good  we only got a couple inches of the white crap instead of the 6 to 8 inches that was predicted Thursday night into yesterday instead we got more rain and it pretty much rained all day yesterday I'm sure it's a slippery mess outside this morning but it's A good day for bread making  it's rising in the bowl already, I'm wishing everyone a hasslefree Stressfree but most importantly Smokefree day because LIFE is going to happen whether we smoke or not whether it's crappie weather or family issues or even death of someone we love! Smoking won't help so we might just as well keep our precious quits N.M.W.- No Matter What - I know for myself I never ever want to go back to Day ONE again I want to be around for my family and friends but especially my grandchildren and I want to have the best quality of LIFE that I can have. I don't want to end up oxygen and having my family especially the grandkids seeing me fight for every breath all because I wouldn't quit the damned Cancer Sticks or God forbid  I allow myself to become lazy and complacent and relapse! Guess what?  I'm NOT going to allow that to happen and neither does anyone as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E. - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance because our lives and our familie's literally depends on us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE so we can be around to enjoy the little things that's actually the the big things in LIFE .....

I'm loving living Smokefree and have been since fairly early in my quit and my motivation to stick with my quit was realizing that I wasn't invincible and so my desire was to be as healthy as I possibly could be and that meant goodbye Cancer Sticks  my grandchildren were my incentive to get through the rough patches and into that good place in my quit and I knew that I was going to get there because of all the reading that I did here on this awesome community and the help I received and I have to say YAY for Smokefree living and YAY for each and  and every Day WON because LIFE really does get easier and easier with time under our belts and it definitely gets better and better without the crutch of cigarettes......

Thankfully as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's also absolutely Doable as long as we're willing determined and committed to succeed and with perservence we can and will get through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where we realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes...... my daughter got a new part time job so my youngest grandson Mason will be getting off the bus here, yesterday was her first day so Mason spent the night because today is a PD day he just woke up so I snapped a picture, he'll be 10 years old on Monday wowser it's my son's 36th birthday today he quit smoking 5 years ago in January my husband Mark will have 5 years in April and I'll have have 5 years of Smokefree living on the 14th of July,  I'm so glad that as difficult as quitting smoking can be that it's also Doable...... if someone were to ask me if quitting smoking was easy? I'll be saying HELL NO!!!! BUT if I was asked if quitting smoking was worth it?  I'll be saying HELL YES!!!!!!

It definitely takes time to get to that good place in your quit BUT with commitment and perseverance you will get to that point where you realize just how much better life is as an EX smoker non smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you stick with your quit journey once you stop and think about how many decades upon decades you smoked then it only stands to reason that it's bound to take time to relearn life without the crutch of cigarettes because every blessed thing we did was wrapped around the smokes, talking on the phone, going for a drive that smoke before you eat, the one or two after you eat the quick drag during a commercial if you're watching T.V. ,the one before bed, the five or six in the morning with coffee, those horrid morning smokes are actually the one's that'll always keep me motivated to N.E.F. - that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks because I'm never going to back N.M.W. - No Matter What! - I remember being outside in all kinds of weather coughing and choking nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both because I needed that fix NO WAY NOT ANYMORE NOBODY HAS TO DO THAT ANYMORE AS LONG AS WE ALL STICK WITH N.O.P.E AND VIGILANCE WE WILL BE REAPING THE BENEFITS OF LIVING SMOKEFREE  .......

I smoked for 40 years of at least 30 cigarettes a day and with the help of this community I made it through and so can everyone, there's EXers here that's smoked 50 some years and are living a life of Freedom it's definetly DOABLE and absolutely worth it to be Free and we're all here to help in any way we can ......

Our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George and I want to wish each of you reading this a Stressfree hasslefree but most importantly a Smokefree Day as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance then we're guaranteed a life of Freedom once we've bit the bullet and have taken our lives back from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison then as long as we - N.E.F - Never Ever Forget that horrid DAY ONE - we'll remain Smokefree going back to another Day ONE  would totally suck big time BUT I smile for each and Day WON there's not an EXcuse that's good enough on the face of this earth to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so relapsing isn't an option ....... It was-1°F when I first got up but it's warmed up to 3 degrees I got to go take my mother in law to an appointment so I better go get ready.....

If you're reading this and you're struggling with remaining quit please stay close because we're all here to help you in any way we can you can and you will make it through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is as an EXer it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination in those early weeks but with commitment and perseverance you'll make it to that good place in your quit and to that beautiful AHA moment when you realize that there really is LIFE after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic then you'll never ever want to go back to Day ONE again BUT you'll be smiling at each and every Day WON ........

Being Successful in just about anything including quitting smoking starts with the decision to begin along with the commitment to stick with it which turns Day ONE into DAY WON into Days WON into a life of Freedom free from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison,  if you have the right Mindset you can do just about anything and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list of things to do for your health family and friends but especially your LIFE. ....

Happy St Patrick's everyone   My Mom was half Irish and half French    I'm wishing everyone a hasslefree Stressfree but most importantly  another Smokefree Day to be WON, Our quits are firmly in our grasp and it's up to us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance then we're guaranteed aa life of Freedom........

Life is going to happen whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke can be an EXtremely difficult choice in the early days and weeks especially if you're in the throes of an horrendous craving BUT with the right Mindset you will make the choice to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance I know it's not easy BUT thankfully it's Doable and totally worth it so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON  LIFE really does get easier and easier with time under our belts and it definitely gets better and better without the crutch of cigarettes BUT it does take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's a great Feeling once you get to that point where you realize how much better life is as an EXer. ....

When I joined this community June 22nd of 2014 little did I know that when I actually started my Day ONE which turned into Day WON on the 14th of July 2014 that I'd still be here 1,705 splendiferous days later BUT I want to be here like many others that's been here much longer than myself than there's others that also come and stay because we know that quitting smoking is absolutely Doable definetly difficult to say the least BUT very Doable and we want everyone to live a Smokefree Life and be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a damned Cancer Stick and I know from EXperience that LIFE is sooooooo much better as an EX smoker non smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you quit and stay quit ........ I better go punch my bread down I got up before 6 so Mark could stir my bread for me before he went to work I make such a big batch that it's really hard on my hands to stir it myself over the last year or so I've got arthritis pretty much everywhere BUT my thumbs and hands are the worst BUT that's A OK I do the kneading, greasing the pans and the baking, I usually get 13 loaves and a pan of rolls out of a batch. I normally only eat maybe a loaf a week BUT Mark and Mason pretty much quills a batch every nine or ten days we don't buy store bought bread at all, I think I'll make brown bread tomorrow to go with a crock pot of beans and a potato salad, my brown bread recipe only makes three loaves BUT it'll help stretch the white bread out a day or two longer. Let's not allow ourselves to become complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance then we're guaranteed a life of Freedom......Besides once we've quit smoking there's not an EXcuse that's good enough on the face of this earth to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so relapsing isn't the answer period at least that's in my humble opinion because I love being Free.......

Our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George & I would like to wish everyone a a hasslefree Stressfree but most importantly a Smokefree day, George wants everyone here at Ex whether you're on day one or day one hundred or one thousand or two thousand that living a life of Freedom free from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison is absolutely the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE sticking with our precious quit journey guarantees us a LIFE of Freedom so let's always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget - Smoking Kills and it doesn't matter who you are or where you live smoking kills and it kills slowly so sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance on a daily basis keeps us FREE & Lord willing we'll be able to live a much happier healthier life and that thought makes me smile because being around to enjoy the little things in LIFE without the crutch of cigarettes sounds mighty good. 

Once you decide to join the ranks of being an Ex Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you make the decision to quit smoking and educate yourself by reading everything you can about this horrid addiction and believe in yourself then with perservence and commitment you can and will succeed in living a life of Freedom plus we're all here to help you in any way we can, I was so glad that I finally wised up after 40 years of smoking roughly 30 smokes a day with at least a half dozen half assed failed attempts BUT once I found this site and did the reading which really strengthened my resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently which wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination. I know that I've said this many times BUT it's the absolute truth that there were many days in my early weeks that I'd be laughing one minute and the next I'd be blatting & snotting like a baby and the next I might be wanting to tear my hair out or rip someone's face off anyone's face it really didn't matter who's face but instead of throwing my hands up in the air and screw up my perfectly beautiful quit I'd come here and blog and there was always someone here to help me through so please if you're struggling come here and blog HELP and wait for a bit because someone will be right along to talk you through because there's definetly Life after Cigarettes BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance which guarantees you a Smokefree Life ......

Thankfully we can make the choice to quit smoking and with commitment and perseverance we can stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and with deep breaths we can plow through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where we realize how much better life is without the smokes, it can be totally horrid and the cravings can be almost overpowering notice that I said almost because as difficult as it is in those early weeks it's also absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free...... Believe it because boy oh boy Freedom Rocks.....

It's my oldest grandson Adam's 15th birthday today we enjoyed a little due here yesterday my daughter Mandy took most of the pics with her phone which she'll share with me later and it's also Daniela's Daniela-3-11-2016 3 year milestone YAY for her splendiferous quit journey WTG my friend and Fellow Exer and most definetly EXtended family XO, isn't LIFE Grand without a Cigarette in Hand today is a great day to CELEBRATE ........

CONGRATULATIONS Daniela LET'S CELEBRATE ......

I set the clocks ahead last night, this morning I thought wow I slept until 7:30 then I realized it was actually only 6:30  oh well after a week or two I'll be used to it,  it's going to nice having the extra hour of daylight in the evening though we're having a little birthday due here this afternoon I've already picked Adam up he'll be 15 tomorrow his Dad my son Alfred will be 36 on the 22nd and Mason's birthday is the 25th. I baked a cake yesterday with green frosting and sprinkles and cupcakes with pink frosting and sprinkles  Mason picked the colors of the frosting, living a Smokefree Life is absolutely wonderful BUT it does take time and effort to get to that point where you realize how much better life is as an EX smoker, non smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you stick with your quit journey because once you get to that good place in your quit you'll be so glad that you stayed the course because Life really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand.....  I SAY YAY FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY WON. 

Grrrrrr I'm not much on the time change BUT I have no control over it so I have no choice BUT to suck it up and hope it doesn't screw up my sleep for more than a week BUT hey I won't be relapsing over the time change or the mixed bag of weather coming through tomorrow night into Monday or anything else that's happening in life because I don't smoke anymore and if you're struggling with remaining quit deep breaths and keep telling yourself that you don't do that anymore believe it and take as many deep breaths as you need to and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance which guarantees you a LIFE of Freedom we're all here for you & we're here for each other through the good and the bad times because we care and we want everyone here at Ex to reap the benefits of being an Ex Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you stick with your quit journey....... because LIFE is going to happen whether you smoke or not so you might as well stick with your quit and smile at each and every Day WON.......

It sure is super fantastic NOT having to be outside freezing my butt & my fingers off trying to suck on a cancer stick in all kinds of weather nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both because I think I NEED that FIX BUT thankfully I wised up after 40 yrs of smoking at least 30 death sticks a day  I don't do that anymore with the help of this community I made it through and so can everyone because with the right Mindset we can do just about anything we put our minds to and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list of things to do for your health family and friends but especially your LIFE which is depending on you as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it and even though I've got well over four and a half years in since I quit I'm still smiling  and I hope I always will be and I always want to remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because another Day ONE would totally suck big time but I consider another Day WON a gift of LIFE which I plan to treasure for the rest of my LIFE...... Mason is still sleeping this morning his mom is picking him up 11 o'clock then I've got to pick up my 92 year old mother in law so she can do some errands she's going to buy my lunch so that'll be nice..... Mason just got up   he said  to say good morning  to all of you my friends and Fellow Exers. 

The pic of me in front of the snowbank is just a couple of miles from where I live it's just around the corner to where Mandy lives which is on a back road we sure had a wonderful time at the Castle Hotel,  I'm so glad that I am enjoying life on life's terms without the crutch of cigarettes Mandy was saying yesterday that she's wanting to quit I mentioned this site to her again and some of the mantras we use she's been here many times when I'm on line blogging and commenting plus I've let her read a couple of my blogs in the past so here's praying for Mandy and her hubby Jason to both quit for themselves as well as Mason and all of us that love them and want them to be around to enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in LIFE here's praying for all smokers everywhere to bite the bullet and kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently and start living a Smokefree Life because it's very Doable and so very worth it to be Free......   Mandy had quite a bit to do today so Mason wanted to come here to spend the night    Mandy is taking him bowling tomorrow then a movie I think he's  enjoying his March break .......

Sticking with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance works when applied on a daily basis it's definitely not easy in those early weeks BUT with commitment and perseverance you will get to that point where you realize how much better life is and you'll be so glad that you stuck with your quit journey because life really does get easier and easier with time under your belt and it's an awesome feeling to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a damned Cancer Stick our quits are firmly in our grasp and it's up to us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE.  We can stick with with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What because there's No EXcuse on the face of this earth that's good enough to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit relapsing isn't the answer because Life is going to happen whether we smoke or not and our lives literally depends on us to remain Smokefree N.M.W. It takes time to live LIFE on LIFE'S Terms BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free......

It was really nice getting away with my daughter Mandy and Mason for an overnighter we went swimming lots and enjoyed good food and lots of laughter and just plain fun it was great and since I don't smoke anymore I didn't miss a minute of enjoyment it was wonderful  I still enjoy reaping the benefits at 1,696 Smokefree days of being an Ex Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what we call as long as we stick with our quit journey  and keep stacking up those precious DOF so each evening we can say YAY for another Day WON because life really does keep getting better and better without the crutch of cigarettes ......

All of us that's made it through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that good place in our quits knows that it definetly wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT with commitment and perseverance and sticking with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance and as Dale says keep them away from your face and the only way out is through which is 100 % truth,  for me I decided after 40 yrs of smoking roughly 30 smokes a day with at least a half dozen half assed failed attempts I know now that I wasn't prepared to quit or one of those attempts would've stuck BUT this time I was ready to succeed I joined this site on the 22nd of June and set up a quit date BUT I wasn't ready so I reset it for the 14th of July and began my quit journey BUT for some reason I totally forgot about this site until my 18th day where I was ready to crawl out of my skin I was in the throes of back to back cravings and was ready to tear my hair out or rip someone's face off anyone's face it really didn't matter who's face, I was about to jump in my car and buy a carton of cigarettes SCREW just the pk BUT thankfully I remembered this site and got on line and thankfully there were lots of great folks that talked me down off the ledge like many people here I had several of those types of days many in fact BUT relapsing wasn't the answer and isn't the answer for anyone because withdrawals and moodswings won't kill us BUT smoking can and most likely will catch up with you and it doesn't matter  who you are or where you live smoking kills and it kills slowly BUT thankfully quitting smoking and remaining quit is DOABLE . I'm pretty much done rambling now it's March break here in the Maritimes and I've been totally SHACK WACKY    we got another 5 or 6 inches of the white crap yesterday BUT my daughter Mandy, Mason and I are headed to a fancy Hotel this afternoon for an overnighter the other two grandchildren weren't interested which is fine they're teenagers BUT we'll have a great time with a swimming pool a Jacuzzi and a weight room YAY for getting away. I'll be around sometime tomorrow afternoon I'm hoping Nancy ( Youngatheart.7.4.12 ) will see if our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George could possibly come make an appearance tomorrow, I'm so happy to be living life on life's terms without the crutch of cigarettes because life is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand and hopefully my daughter Mandy and her hubby and anyone else that's still smoking will decide to join the ranks of being an Ex Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you decide quit and stay quit ...... the bottom

Pic is two Christmas's ago it's really hard to get everyone together to get group pics BUT besides my health family is my incentive to continue living a life of Freedom, I think today I have 1,695 th DAY'S WON and I'm smiling .

It's 27°F plus it's a mild sunshiny day we might even hit 33 or 34 degrees which would totally be a heatwave    poor hubby thought he better rake off the roof especially with another 7 inches of the white crap coming overnight and into tomorrow BUT hey it's A OK because no matter the Weather or anything that's happening in life smoking isn't even a blimp on our Radar because we don't do that anymore sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance guarantees you and me a life of Freedom because relapsing isn't the answer because whatever is going to be will be whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke is the gift of LIFE......I cleaned the ashes out of the furnace that's the pail in one of the pics below which I should've moved anyway we're waiting impatiently for  Spring BUT there's no relapsing for hubby or me because breathing is much easier now especially during strenuous work so we'll continue to move forward stacking up our precious DOF - Days Of Freedom - Hubby will be smokefree years  on The 25th of April and I'll have years on The 14th of July thank goodness quitting smoking is Doable definetly not easy in those early weeks by any stretch of the imagination BUT thankfully it's DOABLE for everyone that is willing determined and totally committed to succeed and with perservence can and will be successful one precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second at a time and the longer you're quit the easier it will get BUT first we must get through the rough patches to get to that good place in our quits to reap the benefits of being an Ex Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you stick with your quit journey.......

As long you're willing determined and totally committed to succeed in your precious quit journey then you'll be successful it's definetly not easy by any stretch of the imagination in those early days and weeks of quitting smoking BUT with commitment and perseverance which gives you the right Mindset so you will plow through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep so you will get to that point where you realize how much better life is as an EXer then you'll never ever want to go back to Day ONE again because as you know it sucks big time but each and every Day WON totally rocks, there's definetly Life after Cigarettes BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance guarantees you a Smokefree Life ......  If you are struggling with remaining quit please stay close because we're all here to help you in any way we can, I found keeping your mind as well as your hands occupied really does help I enjoy listening to music which I find relaxes me especially when no one else is around, I just thought I'd mention music because I like the post below me alot.

Marilyn.H.July.14.14.

Hello March!

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Mar 1, 2019

February has been quite the rollercoaster ride BUT March is usually pretty b#tchy too although thankfully just like quitting smoking there's going to be several good days in between the bad ones and I'll take them because I know much better days are coming it may take awhile BUT it's going to be worth it all when Mother Nature decides it's time for Spring to arrive so in the meantime just like quitting smoking I'll keep my mind as well as my hands occupied I was up at 6 this morning and got a big batch of bread on that'll keep me occupied for a good junk of the day    enjoy another Day WON my friends because our quits are a GIFT we've given to ourselves  and - N.M.W - No Matter What is happening in life we must realize that our Freedom from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison is precious so let's - N.E.F - Never Ever Forget - that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because they SUCKED BIG TIME so let's treasure our quits and not become complacent let's CELEBRATE each and every Day WON....

I took this pic of the back side of my house last Wk end & I'm thinking positive and am looking forward to enjoying Summer like in the pic below of my grandson Mason and granddaughter Emma of their trip to St Andrew's NB last Summer say YES to positive thinking, I better punch my bread down now....