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On Day "Thirty-Nine"!.....

Now that's one fine "Thirty-Nine"!!

This is more like what I'm driving on day "thiry-nine"....

This is more like what I'm driving on day "thiry-nine"

Have a great and smokefree day today....

I'm sure that I will.....

Pops w/39 DOF...WOO HOO!!!!!

 

Pops

These "Bag Pipes are great"....

Posted by Pops Oct 30, 2018

ON THIS DAY "THIRTY-EIGHT"!!!

Scottish & Indian offspring....;-)

Enjoy....I sure did.....

 

I hope this morning finds all of my EX family well....I finally got pretty well caught up on most of my contract actions this morning, and am now taking a break to get in touch with the much more fun side of my life....(my recovery side.....!)  You know....the side that absolutely refuses to smoke on Tuesdays!!!!! Not One Puff..Ever!!!!!

That theory has been working perfectly for me for the past 38 days, and I can't see any valid reason to mess with a successful record like that.....

Enjoy your smokefree day & try to get some time out to listen to the video...and let me know if you liked it or not...

Pops with 38 Days of Freedom!!!!! Woo Hoo..........

AWESOME SENTIMENT!

ON DAY "THIRTY-SEVEN"!!!

Good morning,

Well here I am, trying to right the messes from yesterday....the emails are coming fast and furious....Have no fear....

Pops is here!!!!  (All day too....because Pops is NOT going to be seen on the back loading dock smoking a cigarette!!!

Why?  Because "I....DO NOT DO THAT ANYMORE"!!!!!

Enjoy your smokefree day today!

xoxoxoxox Pops

 

On Day Thirty-Six!!!!

 

So I guess I'm almost a week into this "no mans land,"  and to be honest....it just aint no thang ....but a chicken WANG!....

Nothing is going to knock me off of this quit....I went into work this morning for a special test that we do twice a year, and a piece of equipment failed....uh oh....???? Nope, not this time.  It is a piece of older equipment, and that is why we test it periodically.  It is bound to fail from time to time.  This was one of those times.  So I will deal with it tomorrow.  In the meantime....shrug it off, and go home....watch some football, get a good meal in, and handle it appropriately tomorrow.  Note, I did not include any mention of the thought of smoking a cigarette.  There is not a smoke in the world that would make thaty equipment work properly.  

Instead...I think I will dish me out some ice cream mix, to go with my day thirty-six!  

Ahhhh.....such freedom.....wonderful freedom......

Have a great Sunday afternoon....

xoxoxo Pops with 36 DOF!!!

Now that he’s on day “thirty-five”!...

 

okay, what were you expecting at 6:45 am on a rainy wet Saturday morning? Lol

Have a wonderful smoke free day today...

Pops w/35 DOF. Woo Hoo!!!!xoxoxo

 

         

                                                                       

Because today....he's got "thirty-four"!!!! 

 

Good morning family....sorry about the late post, but Pops has today off, and I decided to sleep in for a few hours.....

Thanks to all of my family here on EX for making it possible for me to get to this point in my quit....as I have proven to all of you and myself on multiple occasions in the past....I simply cannot seem to get this on my own.....

Have a great "smokefree Friday"

 

xoxoxox Pops with 34 days of freedom  Woo Hoo!!!!!

Pops

It’s “surely true”...

Posted by Pops Oct 24, 2018

Pops is rolling with thirty two!!!!!!

CUZ HE'S GROWN TO DAY 30!!!

 

Yup, that's the gospel truth to the matter....Pops is now a proud member of the past one month crew of EX smokers!!!

Woo Hoo!!!!! Pops has 30 Days of Freedom!!!

Trust me when I tell you, it is greatly received not only by me, and my doctor, but all of my co-workers as well.  They no longer are having to put up with me coming back into the office smelling like a diry old ash tray...yuck...disgusting...

I hope all of you enjoy the start to your week today, as it is also the start to another month of smobriety for me as well.

xoxoxoxo Pops with 30 Days of Freedom.....

btw, Pops never smokes on Mondays either!!!

 

                                                                             

 

Pops

I be feeling fine...on day 29!

Posted by Pops Oct 21, 2018

Allrightie then....one more day, & Pops will be into his dirty thirties     !  That should be a cakewalk today, because Pops NEVER smokes on Sundays!

It’s pretty windy today, so I’m going to bundle up tight. Hopefully I will get some pictures to share. 

In the meantime, please get outside and do something good for yourself and your quit!

xoxo Pops with 29 DOF!

 

This is how the banner pic looks today

 

As the banner pic is seen today

Pops

All aboard the 2248....

Posted by Pops Oct 20, 2018

Cuz Pops is onboard for Day 28!!!!!

I'm sorry I was late...but I needed to take care of another addiction that has had me in a twist from time to time....

I am glad to report to all of my EXer family....that "all" is well on both fronts....with regards to Pops living free!

Yep that's right....Pops now has 28 Days of Freedom!!! Woo Hoo!!!!! (coming up on the big 30 days...)  You know what, I just realized something just now.....Pops never smokes on Saturdays.....so I know that I am going to be good for the rest of the day....how's about that??? ;-)

I love you guys.......

xoxoxoxo Pops with 28 Days of Freedom...now get off yer butts & go outside and grab some of that gorgeous fall cool air....

                                                   

Pops

Come watch Pops perform....

Posted by Pops Oct 19, 2018

Set in any section......

and enjoy the picken.....

Cuz Pops is on day "twenty seven"....

Sorry, that was the best I could do...lol  Well, it's late, (or early)...and I have to get up in a few hours for work.  I hope all of you wake up and enjoy a wonderful smokefree day Friday....

I know that I surely will....

Pops w.27 DOF!!! Woo Hoo!

Pops has to get his butt in gear early....I'm supposed to be at meWisconsin house to "rake leaves & pick up sticks" cuz Pops is on 

DAY TWENTY SIX!!!

And you were wondering if I could rhyme #26....hah!  Remember, now that I'm not killing my brain cells by burning those death sticks all day long....alot of my brain cells are rejuvenating themselves....(not nearly fast enough for me though lol).

I certainly hope all of you can enjoy your smokefree day today.  I know that I sure am....

Pops w/26 DOF....Woo Hoo!!!!!

Pops

Still Alive @ Twenty Five!

Posted by Pops Oct 17, 2018

That's right.....Pops is rocking 25 Days of Freedom!!!

I'm hoping this blog finds all of my EXer family well today, the humpday of the third week of October....

Life is sooo soooo much better not having to rest before I climb up a set of stairs, or continually have to spit out six ounce balls of phlem, only to see my lungs collapse again under the pressure of blowing that hard.  Lets not forget how great it is to no longer see the tar drips falling down the inside of my windshield in my car.  (as well as the horrific smell of smoke stench inside...)  It's so nice to be able to sleep for several hours without waking up with a jones to smoke another cigarette every 30 minutes.  On another note....it's sure nice to have an extra $400 in cash to spoil myself with!!!

xoxoxox Pops with 25 Days of Freedom!  Woo Hoo!!!!!

 

                                         

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!!!!!

Pops

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!

Pops

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....

Pops

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!!!

Pops

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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Pops

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....?????