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Some people like keeping count of their days quit and some don't BUT whether you do or whether you don't really doesn't matter, all that matters for each and everyone of US is that we all continue moving forward stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom  whether you're on day ONE to be WON or day TEN which happens to be the awesome DDC - Double Digit Club  or day ONE HUNDRED which happens to be the fantastic TDC - Triple Digit Club OR Day ONE Thousand which is the super fabulous QUAD SQUAD and of course TWO THOUSAND which is the GINORMOUS DOUBLE QUADS  OR I think you got it THREE THOUSAND is the GLORIOUS TRIPLE QUADS  I learned these abbreviations and soooooooo much more right here in this stupendous community. I can go on and on about moving forward in our precious quit journeys BUT it's up to each one of us to continue to make the CHOICE to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What - it works when applied on a daily basis THEN there's absolutely no way any of us will FAIL ..... I'm on day 2120 and smiling.  Once we get through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep and get into that good place in our quits that's when we realize just how much better life is as an EX Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what we call it, all that matters is we're living a Smokefree Life AND we know that LIFE is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand ......YAY for Smokefree living and YAY for each and every Day WON.  

On a lighter note......

I slept in until almost 8 o'clock Mark helped me stir up a batch of bread most of you know I make big batches of 12 loaves and a pan of rolls every 9 or 10 days because we don't buy any store bought bread I could eat it no problem BUT not Mark or Mason or the other 2 grandchildren either LOL, I used to tease Mason while making his grilled cheese which he loves with Grams homemade bread I'd say we're going to start buying bread at the store WOW I can still see the look on his face LOL HA HA HA. Anyway the phone has been ringing pretty much all morning and now it's time for the bread to go in the pans so if you're reading this and are on the fence about quitting smoking NOW is the time to take back your life from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison and if you're struggling with remaining quit please know that that after decades of smoking it's bound to take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free PLUS we're all here to help you in any way we can stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W because Relapsing isn't the answer NOT when our lives 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.....

Most of you probably seen this collage BUT like most of you grandparents I miss my grandbabies BUT it's getting closer to a reality here in New Brunswick to opening up the Province slowly one precious step at a time thankfully when it comes to our quits we can and will make the choice to continuestacking up those precious Days Of Freedom so each evening we can look ourselves in the mirror and say YAY for another Day WON....

Some of you may not know about my 16 year old Samantha Digger Jane Hartley we brought her home when she was just 6 wks old she passed away on the 7th of December we built her a dog run when she was just a pup so the older and wiser she got she'd figure out how to jump over the fence or through it so we'd build it up higher and higher my hubby Mark worked away alot so I remember many times in the Winter having to start the car and go find her and bring her back home because she found a way out I'd be trudging through snow up past my knees patching the fence with chicken wire or whatever I could find whew I worked over 6 hrs yesterday tearing down a partial wall attached to the house built with 2 by 4 that Mark put together with fencing built in because that was one of Sams favorite places to get out LOL anyway I got out the hammer, crowbar and wire cutters and got that sucker apart and pulled the nails out cleaned it all up and continued working away snipping wire on the metal posts I'm a long way from being done BUT I'm thankful for the rain because I definetly over did it so today is a Me Day. I don't know about you guys BUT I must remember that my mind says YES and my body says what the HELL are you thinking LOL HA HA HA It's another Friday and a New Month and it's definetly another Day to be WON because 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 and must make the choice to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W so hopefully we'll have a much better quality of LIFE.... I put this collage together on Sams birthday last Fall on the 11th of October.....

 

Here's a few things I found this morning to hopefully put a smile on your face.

Life happens whether we smoke or NOT BUT thankfully we've got the CHOICE to throw our hands up in the air and screw up a perfectly beautiful quit or take a deep breath or two or as many as necessary and continue to move forward our lives literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What! There's so much happening all around us that we haven't got any control over BUT thankfully when it comes to quitting smoking and remaining quit we have complete control so let's keep stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom so each evening we can look ourselves in the mirror and say YAY for another Day WON...... it's not easy at times but it's Doable and so worth it.....

Actually I'm one of the fortunate people that can get out for a walk or just wander around the yard when my arthritic ankle and other body parts allow me to do so PLUS here in NB things are beginning to open up a little bit we're taking it very slowly because of the Quebec, NS and Maine borders still have rising cases of Covid 19 I pray for all leaders to work together to flatten this curve globally and to stop blaming each other because this isn't the time NOT when so many lives are being lost AND there appears to be so many needs NOT being met! Whew I better stop yammering and take a deep breath or two and tell you that we can and we MUST  continue living a Smokefree Life because it's absolutely Doable our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George wants to wish each of you reading this a Stressfree hasslefree BUT most importantly a Smokefree Day....

we may NOT have control over what's happening in the world BUT thankfully we do have complete control over whether we smoke or not so vigilance is key to remaining Smokefree and besides relapsing isn't an option anymore....

Sticking with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What ~ keeps us Smokefree as long as we are willing determined and totally committed to succeed then there's no way we can FAIL.....

did anybody notice!   LOL.....

Everyone of us that's kicked the nicotine poison to the curb is proof that there's LIFE after Cigarettes and it's most definetly the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE so with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W they'll never ever be another Day ONE only Days WON will do  because LIFE really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand,...

Everyone has their ups and downs in life whether they smoke or not BUT for us Ex Smokers non smokers or EXers whatever you want to call it we must always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget ~ our horrid smoking days because going back to that horrendous day ONE and those awlful early days and weeks of quitting smoking never needs to happen NOT when we have the choice to remain Smokefree sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What  because it's Doable & so very worth it to be Free  I still smile at each and every Day WON because Freedom Rocks....

As much as I'm soooooooo ready for Mother Nature to get off her high horse and realize it's Spring I have to admit that it looks absolutely stunning looking out my livingroom window BUT it's time for warm temps and for the snow to melt away BUT no matter the weather the weather or anything else that's happening in our lives even this horrifying Coronavirus virus we must stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever we can't let anything interfere with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What! LIFE is going to happen whether we smoke or not so let's continue to move forward stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom so each evening we can say YAY for another WON we're sure living in some terrifying time BUT we will perservere because we're all in this together..........

Each and every Day WON is a GIFT of LIFE our lives deserves for us to kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently we need to nurture and protect our precious quits so we can be around with the best quality of LIFE possible....

Here's a little humor to hopefully put a smile on your face even if it's just for a moment.

I'm beyond frustrated with everything that's happening with the Covid 19 we're doing really well with the numbers of cases 118 here in NB only 46 in my zone several people are recovering and several have recovered and we have no deaths BUT the borders around us like Quebec has a large amount of cases N.S also has well over double than N.B, I'm five minutes away from the Bridgewater Border into the States where Maine is also getting more cases everyday so I'm one of the people that's relieved the borders will remain closed for the next month. Life goes on good and bad, I turned the TV on yesterday to see there was a shooting spree in N.S our neighboring Province leaving so far 17 dead including a police officer and the shooter is also deceased so senseless this just doesn't happen in my little neck of the woods I called my older sister because she lives in N.S she told me she heard the sirens going, I'm rambling and I know it but at least we haven't had any major flooding or ice jams this year so that's good LIFE happens whether we smoke or not so we might just as well stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W. I'm just glad that when I get stressed my first thought is how thankful I am that I don't smoke anymore because I'd be sitting outside in a cloud of smoke accomplishing nothing stressing over everything that's happening that I have no control over WHEW let's continue living a Smokefree Life because we CAN & DO have complete control over our precious quits On a good note Mark opened up our patio area and set out the flags yesterday he brings them back in every evening as you can tell the snow is pretty much gone other than the snowbanks which are melting away and that's a really good thing.....

We can and must make the choice to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W because LIFE is going to keep on happening whether we relapse or NOT so we MUST keep our precious quits because Relapsing isn't the answer NOT when our lives 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....

I remember how horrendous it was in those early days and weeks of quitting smoking BUT with the help of this community I kept moving forward and with commitment and perseverance I made it through and so will you as long as you keep stacking up those precious Days Of Freedom it's definetly going to take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's absolutely worth all of the withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without wondering where to sneak off to suck on a damned Cancer Stick.....

It's going to warm up to the mid 40s BUT with the power of the Sun it's going to feel so much warmer it's going to be even colder overnight tonight BUT it's going to be even nicer tomorrow PLUS not as cold tomorrow night AND even warmer on Sunday  I'm finding the positives INSTEAD of the negatives because there's always something positive about although sometimes we may have to look a little harder BUT with commitment and perseverance we will find the positives AND if you happen to be struggling with your quit deep breaths AND  as long as you remain committed to succeed then you can and will perservere through the roller coaster ups and downs AND get to that good place in your quit, it's definetly not easy at times BUT it's so worth it to be Free......

Here's a cute pin that put a smile on my face and hopefully it will for you too....

I'm so glad that there's LIFE after Cigarettes otherwise I'd be sitting outside in a plume of smoke chainsmoking stressing out over this horrifying Coronavirus which wouldn't help ONE IODA AND I'm pretty darned sure that the more that I would chainsmoke the more stressed I would be PLUS I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'd be coughing and choking and nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both because I sure as HELL did before I finally wised up and quit smoking WHEW I'm so glad that I don't that anymore and neither do you! RIGHT?  Relapsing isn't an option. Smoking kills and it doesn't matter who you are or where you live it's bound to catch up with you at some point and with this Covid 19 pandemic it's a necessity for all of US to be EXtra Vigilant And hang on tight to our precious quits!

How about another smile  And it's actually garbage day here LOL.....

I consider myself a fairly positive minded person most of the time even when so many things aren't going the way I like BUT boy oh boy with these stressful times we're living through now sure puts a new spin on the positives and negatives BUT we're getting through it and thankfully we all have a roof over our heads, running water, electricity food in the cupboards fridge and freezer, I've still got wood in the basement for the wood furnace for the chilly nights. I also need to be thankful for the telephone and the internet so I can keep in close contact with my family and friends especially the grandchildren I miss them so much BUT they're safe AND that's all that matters, I started washing my livingroom walls yesterday I'm hoping to finish them today I also took the pick axe out yesterday trying to make a drain in the middle of the driveway that's a huge puddle of water from the snowbanks melting I'll try again today. Sorry I'm rambling my point is we must keep our minds as well as our hands occupied to keep the stress level down which also gets things done and also keeps us from ever thinking aaah just one would be okay because if we don't keep busy then we allow our minds to wonder to those dark thoughts of the yuckies (cigarettes) especially during these EXtra stressful times we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What, it doesn't matter where we are in our quits vigilance is key to remaining Smokefree so let's always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget those horrid smoking days instead let's CELEBRATE each and every Day WON because our lives deserves for us to Free from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison..... Each and every Day WON IS a GIFT OF LIFE......