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You play the guitar on the M, T, V....

Pops is a rockin number "twenty....three"!!!!

Yep, Pops is rocking number 23 (as in days of freedom!!!!)

I'm tired, and tomorrow is going to be a real hullabaloo....so I had better get me some sleep while I still can....

I hope all of you have a great and glorious day that is filled with joy, and laughter...and absolutley NO SMOKE!

Pops with 23 Days of Freedom....woo hoo!!!!!

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What is Pops to do....????

Posted by Pops Oct 14, 2018

On day twenty two!!!  Yep, I am closing in on the close of my first month. I am so grateful for this liberating freedom!!!! Not one iota of regret.  Just pure and simple gratitude....   

Pops w/22 DOF!

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I'm pretty worn @ twenty one....

Posted by Pops Oct 13, 2018

Good morning EXers!!!! I hope this morning finds you all in a great mood....as for me....I'm 21 days smokefree, and haven't felt this good physically, (and emotionally too) in a long long long...while....I was noticing how great all of the smells were this morning.  I was outside in the cool autumn air this morning for about two hours attending a men's retreat that I am a part of that meet every saturday morning @ 8:30 am outside under a large awning.  (at least as long as the weather holds out anyway)....after the cold begins to set in, then we will move into the church that is sponsoring our meeting.  It sure was a nice way to kick off a great weekend.

I hope that all of you can find some time today to get outside and take in some of the changing of the seasons.  The dampness, and the changing colors is really picturesque.  Plus I finally get to wear some of my good comfortable sweaters, and sweatshirts!  Soon, I will be wrapping a scarf around my neck as well....Oh, and let's not forget how great it is to be able to taste my favorite creamer (pumpkin spice) in my coffee now!!! hmmm good...

Pops with 21 days of freedom....

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Pops has got days o' plenty.....

Posted by Pops Oct 12, 2018

As he rocks the "BIG TWENTY"!!!

Can you believe it already?  My how time flies when you're having fun....and you all know how Pops just loves to have his fun....how's my mantra go...???? Something like...."if you aint grinnin', then you aint winnin'"!  So get out there and enjoy some good living....be grateful for the health that we are able to hold onto, before this deadly addiction sucked it all away from us....we have been blessed to have been given a chance to enjoy some of this life after all....Let's not waste one single minute of it by laying around wishing that we hadn't have smoked in the first place.  Instead, Pops is absolutely, and unequivocally elated that I simply DO NOT SMOKE, ANYMORE....PERIOD!!!!!

Enjoy your day...."carpe diem baby"!

Pops with 20 Days of Freedom!!!

 

Yabba Dabba Doo!!!!!

Pops

When I was primpin 4 work....

Posted by Pops Oct 11, 2018

....I noticed a new "fine sheen" emanating from the top of my bald head.....then it dawned on me..........

POP'S IS ON DAY "NINETEEN"!!!!

 

So there you have it.....Just say No to the addiction, and before 20 days of freedom, you too can have a sheen all about yourself!!!

 

Have a great smokefree day......xoxoxoxox 

Pops w/19 DOF!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

As Pops is now on "Day Eighteen"!!!

Yep, you read it right....Pops is now experiencing 18 days of freedom!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

Nothing out of the ordinary to report from my end.  Just plain old fashioned happiness, and due diligence....

inasmuch, as I just DO NOT Smoke Anymore.....& I no longer brood about leaving behind an old deadly companion.

Please try to enjoy your smokefree day & just let go of those old deadly thoughts of lighting up again.....

xoxoxoxo Pops w/18 DOF!!!

Pops is on "seventeen"!!!

Good morning EXers!  I hope this blog finds all of you well & happy in your forever quits....time makes all things much more bearable.  Trust me when I tell you...after I accepted the fact that I simply DO NOT SMOKE anymore, the urges and temptations just magically disappeared from my psyche.....Now, I just live and let live....what others think of me, is really none of my business, and what others do to their own bodies...is none of my business either.....

xoxoxox Pops w/17 DOF!!!

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Pops is "Clean & Lean"

Posted by Pops Oct 8, 2018

As he's now enjoying Day Sixteen!!!  

And what a wonderfully clean & lean feeling it is!!!!! No urges, no regrets, just plain and simple....good old fashioned humble gratitude!...I hope all of you can say the same about your quit....I love the mantra..."If you aint grinnin'...you aint winnin'!"

xoxoxox Pops with 16 Days of Freedom

Pops is on "Day Fourteen!"

Yep, that's right...Pops is now rocking 14 Days of Freedom!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

I hope the rest of my EXer family is doing well today....This is a gorgeous autumn morning in Maryland....I got up this morning, and walked to a nearby Starbucks, and ordered a delicious "White Mocha" without the whipped cream, and simply sunk into a state of oblivion.....I love this time of the year.  The sweaters start coming out, the pumpkin spice begins to fill the air...the pretty fall colors begin to appear....earmuffs, gloves and football become familiar scenes...then family starts talking about making holiday gathering plans....just good times all the way around.  Plus, there won't be any reason to be excused while I go outside to smoke another coffin nail....

xoxoxox Pops w/14 DOF!!!!!

Yep that's right, Pops is on day 13 of this journey!

And what a wonderful journey it has been so far.....

I spoke with the boss this morning about yesterday, and all is well.....Pops is actually going to be doing a whole lot less of the things that I do NOT like to do.....and now I'm going to be doing a whole lot more of the things that I "love" to do...

xoxoxo Pops with 13 Days of Freedom!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

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Day 12....

Posted by Pops Oct 4, 2018

Hello family!!!

I can't seem to find a rhyme for 12, as in this is my 12th day of this forever quit....

I am certainly having a day @ work today, that is for sure.....

It seems that my level of performance has not been up to par for one of my support teams work leader.  She has requested that I be relieved of my duty as her representative....hmmmm....okay....well that is the first time in my life that I have encountered a situation such as that.  I simply asked my immediate supervisor if that was going to impact me financially...of which he told me absolutely not, and that I wasn't to worry about it one bit.  Easy for him to say, he isn't the one who is being stripped of some of his duties.  I take it as a personal affront to me, and am ready fo go to war in my defense.  He assured me that I should simply let it go, that he understood that she was being intolerant, and that fortunately for me, she has nothing to do with my reviews, and that I had nothing to worry about....

So, you can see that I have been battling with a few difficulties today....NOTE:::::.....not one time did I encourage any thought of lighting up a smoke or reverting back to the old case of the f#%k its....Instead, I just kept putting one foot in front of the other, and went about my work, free of that extra burden that I used to have on my plate....

That being said, I am happy to report that Pops is enjoying his 12th day of freedom!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

Yep, good morning my family of EXers......

I hope that all of you are enjoying a "happy quit" today....(I sure am...)

I am simply amazed that I am not having one slightest bit of difficulty in the way of urges, or thoughts, or memories of what a smoke would taste like.....I mean NOTHING....virtually non existent in my psyche....period!

That is truly a blessing....for sure....

I am so grateful for this freedom.....

xoxoxo to all of you, and may you each experience what I am experiencing today with regards to being free from urges & such.....

xoxoxox Pops w/11 Days of Freedom.....

p.s. Mandolinrain, I didn't forget about your rhyme.....;-)  oops....my bad....Sootie is asking for the rhymes...lol

Yep, today is day 10!!!

No urges, no craves, just good old fashioned fresh air, and a wonderful sense of freedom!!!!!

What a beautiful life!

Pops w ten DOF....Woo Hoo!!!!!!!

I thought I would throw in a couple of fun pics that I have taken during this quit...One of my friends @ work always tells me that I'm her favorite pile of s##t, so she put that hat on me & we proceeded to pose for all of you...lol

Pops enjoying life one day at a time....

xoxoxoxo

Good morning EXers!

Well, I hope all is well in the world of the wide wide innerweb...I have started the day on a high note....Today is the ninth day of my forever quit, and for that I am eternally grateful for today....I was out on a road trip with a bunch of neat people all day yesterday.  I am trying to see how I can load some pictures up.Well, I have to go on a mission here @ work this morning....I will try to get back on the site later in the day.  I will most likely edit this post to add to it.....

Meanwhile, I hope all of you have a wonderful smokefree day today....know this...Pops sure is having one...not one PUFF ever....NO MATTER WHAT!!!

Pops with 9 Days of Freedom!!!

pics later....?????

Hello Family!!!

 

I hope all is well with my family in EX today....I am one busy Pops today...that is for sure....

Not one lingering thought of smoking...no urge, not missing it....just isn't a part of my life today....

Pops does NOT do that anymore....PERIOD!

The day is absolutley gorgeous today....I have been invited to a dear friends house @ 4 today to attend his one year olds daughters birthday celebration...such an honor to be included in on these occasions once again.  I won't be smelling of stinky cigarettes, and I will be sober as a judge.... What a beautiful life to be a part of again......

Today is 29 days free of the binds of my other issue, and 7 days without one single urge whatsoever!!!! 

Just beautiful....be well family....I'm got to run for now....xoxoxo to all of you.....

Pops with 7 days of freedom....