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Mandy, Mason and I enjoyed the fair today I even got my face painted I'm the joker I forget what Mandy and Mason are ha ha  wow we got some looks hee hee we had a great time the temp got up to 84 but it wasn't humid I got on a few rides even the tilt a world but never again yikes! But we had fun on the bumper cars, I love living a Smokefree and enjoying the little things in life that's actually the the big things in life and making memories to treasure. ♥️

Life is full of ups and downs and can and will kick us in the teeth when we're least EXpecting it that's where N.O.P.E and vigilance comes in mighty handy because Life is going to happen whether we smoke or not so vigilance is key to continue living a life of Freedom and once you get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the Smokes then you know you'll get through whatever the situation is so much easier without the damned Cancer Sticks because you won't be sitting outside in a cloud of smoke chainsmoking trying to figure out what do believe me when I say the longer you're quit the easier it is to deal with life's emotions and situations.....

Good Friday morning everyone I just wanted to wish each of you a Stressfree hasslefree but most importantly a Smokefree day no matter how stressful or how many hassles we endure we can choose and must make the choice to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What is happening in our lives we have that choice to relapse or NOT our lives literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because it works when applied on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way we can FAIL, commitment, perservence and being vigilant are a few of the keys to a successful quit along with being willing and determined to go through all of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep and believing that no matter what that you will reach that point where you realize how much better life is without the damned Cancer Sticks, it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination in those early weeks BUT thankfully it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it so hang on tight and know that we're all here to help in any way we can BUT you must believe it and keep moving forward in your precious quit journey so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON which is pure Freedom once you get to that good place in your quit........

Well geesh another month has begun time is zooming right along isn't it? I really do find the older I get the faster time seems to fly by EXCEPT WINTER which seems to drag on forever anyway like quitting smoking the withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep may appear to be never ending at times and may drag on BUT by giving your precious quit the time that's needed life will get so much better once you get to that good place in your quit, like Spring after Winter is for us folks that live in a snowbelt even the mud is A OK compared to the mountains of snowbanks   everything has a Season ........

This pic is from this past March I got my daughter to snap this pic of how high the snowbank was behind me.....

This is a pic from last Summer of my grandson Mason......

We must not let the weather or anything else that's happening in life screw up our precious quits because whatever is going to happen will happen whether we smoke or not and choosing Not is the gift of LIFE! Besides we don't smoke anymore.....

We got 4 tenths of an inch of rain Monday but we need so much more which hopefully we'll get this afternoon and evening we're predicted to get some severe thunderstormi which will break this horrid humidity I watch my 10 year old grandson Mason most days so we've been at the community pool pretty much every afternoon and then we've been going in the evenings as well with his Mom my beautiful daughter Mandy I'm some thankful for that pool, it only cost $20.00 for a pass and we get 25 swims.  I'm so glad that I finally wised up and quit smoking because it's really hard to breathe in this humidity there's nothing but positives when it comes to quitting smoking BUT first you must get through the roller coaster ups and downs to get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the Smokes then you'll know beyond a shadow of a doubt that that there's nothing but negatives to smoking so sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance gives all of us a lifetime of Freedom because relapsing isn't an option anymore.......keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON because LIFE really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand so chin up if you're struggling with remaining quit please stay close because we're all here to help you in any way we can......

Once we decide to join the ranks of being a Non Smoker it only makes sense  that it's bound to take time to relearn life without the smokes because if you stop and think about how decades upon decades you smoked then it only stands to reason that you're going to feel very uncomfortable in your own skin for quite a while you're going to have withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep BUT with commitment and perseverance you will get through the roller coaster ups and downs and into that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes as Dale says keep them away from your face and the only way out is through and that's the absolute truth sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance works when applied on a daily basis BUT you must believe it and stick with your quit journey N.M.W.- No Matter What In order to EXperience the Freedom of living a life of Freedom.....

Quitting smoking & staying quit takes takes committment & perseverance & the willingness plus the determination of knowing that as long as you stick with your quit journey and continue making the choice to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way you can FAIL, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt how horrendous it is in those early days and weeks because I lived through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep there were times that I wanted to scream and I most likely did plus I remember  many times feeling like tearing my hair out or ripping someone's face off anyone's face it really didn't matter who's face & most people even my grown children didn't want to be anywhere near me because they knew that I smoked over a pk of cigarettes a day for 40 yrs with at least a half dozen failed attempts at trying to quit & they knew I wasn't fit to be around plus they never thought I'd actually quit ssmoking anyway the only people that I wanted around were the grandchildren because they were my incentive to live a Smokefree Life and they still are   as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable and it's up to us to make the choice to relapse or NOT and choosing a life of Freedom is the gift of LIFE......BUT you must go through the rough patches so you can get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the Smokes.....

Once we decide to bite the bullet and take back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison then we must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What is happening in our lives we have a choice to relapse or NOT and in order to live a Smokefree Life then we must be vigilant and apply N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever on a daily basis once we get to that good place in 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 another Day ONE would totally suck big time but another Day WON is pure freedom  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......

N.M.W.- No Matter What is happening in our lives we have a choice to relapse or NOT and choosing Not is the answer to living a life of Freedom I know at times the cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep may seem never ending and probably almost overwhelming BUT thankfully with willingness determination and commitment along with perservence you can and will get through to that point where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes BUT it does take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it once you get to that good place in your quit so relapsing isn't the answer N.M.W - No Matter What! Sticking with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever works when applied on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way you can FAIL.....

Sometimes I get feeling overwhelmed and frustrated and even though I've been quit for over FIVE years there's still times that for just a split second I'll think aaah surely just ONE would be OK BUT thankfully I know that just ONE would totally screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so I really hope that each of us no matter where we are in our quits will N.E.F - NEVER EVER FORGET  because none of us has to ever go back to to that horrid DAY ONE as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What . I remember jus how difficult it can be in those early weeks BUT thankfully with perservence it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free.....

We're faced with multiple choices every day way back when I was 15, I met my first husband and married him 10 months later at the age of 16 he was 19 we both had very dysfunctional childhoods my Mom signed for me to get married and


13 years and two kids later I ended it and met Mark shortly after we've been together 30 years and married for 23 years today    Happy Anniversary to us  I've made many questionable choices in my life I'm sure of that BUT quitting smoking 1,837 glorious days ago definetly was & is one of the wisest choices I've ever made or ever will make in my lifetime if you were to ask me if quitting smoking was easy? I'll be saying HELL NO!!!!!! and if you were to ask me if quitting smoking was worth it? I'll be saying HELL YES!!!!!!!! Anything in this life worth having takes time and effort AND kicking the damned Cancer Sticks to the curb permanently is absolutely Doable and so very worth it to be Free.......

Another Hump Day is upon us and there's only one more to go in July plus it'll be the last day of July next week too YIKES! Time sure is zooming right along anyway if you haven't quit smoking yet Now is the time and if you happen to be struggling please take a deep breath or two or as many as you need to and focus on your precious quit journey and know that we're all here to help you in any way we can, I know it's hard to believe especially when you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings BUT it will get easier and easier with time under your belt and it definitely gets better and better without the crutch of cigarettes BUT first you must go throughall of the the rough patches of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep so you can get to that good place in your quit......Life is full of ups and downs whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke is the gift of LIFE.......

Mason having supper in our patio area last night he's still sleeping this morning.

I'm so thankful that I finally wised up and bit the bullet and stopped playing Russian Roulette with my life finding out that I have mild copd was probably the best thing that could of happened to me because it got me to realize that I'm not invincible and that if I didn't brighten up that I could die of cancer or some other smoking related illness and it most likely would be slow and painful so I went on line looking for help to quit smoking and I found this site back on the 22nd of June 2014 and on the 14th of July 2014 after tons of reading I became Smokefree, if you're reading this and are on the fence about quitting smoking it's time to join the ranks of being an Ex Smoker and if you're struggling with remaining quit please stay close because we're all here to help you in any way we can as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it so hang on tight and keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON......I love being an Ex Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W because Freedom Rocks BUT first you must go through all of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is BUT it does take time to get to that good place in your quit BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it.......

Willingness commitment and perseverance are definitely key to success in so many areas in our lives and thankfully when it comes to quitting smoking we can and will be successful as long as we've got the right Mindset and we stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W then we'll reap the benefits of living a life of Freedom it's a choice that we all have to make at some point in our lives I decided I wanted to be on this side of the grass so I could be around a few EXtra years with hopefully a better quality of life......those first few weeks of quitting smoking were horrid at times BUT with commitment and perseverance I made it throughand so can anyone that sticks with their quit journey....... it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it.....

Everyone's quit journey is different BUT with commitment and perseverance we all get to that good place iin our quits where we realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes we may all get there at different in our quits  times BUT by sticking with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance we'll be living a life of Freedom, life happens whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke is the gift of LIFE so we must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What.....