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Putting the time in...

Posted by Pops Mar 31, 2019

Good morning ☀️ friends .  I just woke up (3:15 am Sunday), and suspect that somewhere in the caverns of this disaster area that I call a “brain,”

I must have been thinking about smoking another stick of death . 

I am pleased to be able to return to the quit way of thinking and living...without very much grief. I mean, sure... I have those craves about every two or three hours. That’s when I break out my quit kit of tools, and get to spraying that can’o’whoop-ass, and keep on living without smoking. 

Well the boys are starting to get restless now... I think I will go back to sleep for now.   Enjoy this mornings greeting  

Look @ that long leg just pinning me down and telling me "don't you dare get up yet..."

You see my can'o'whoopass next to the tv?  OMG...Pops is on day FOUR!!!!!

 

Pops with 4 Days of Freedom!!! Outstanding & hooray!!!!!

 

Well, good morning to all of you on this fine Saturday morning....

I have the privilege of working all day this Saturday.  My shift started @ 5:30 this morning, and will end @ 5:45 PM, this evening...They have asked me to perform that overtime shift every Saturday throughout the year if I want it.  I immediately accepted it, as that is way too much overtime for me to turn down this close to retirement.  I guess I am rambling just a little this morning....sorry.  I will attempt to get on point now.

My days one and two, were very non eventful in terms of drama, and extraordinary tough withdrawals from nicotine.  I mean I thought about smoking from time to time, and had to remind myself that I no longer do that, and then get busy with another thought process that would take my mind off the nicotine obsession.  I am pleased to report all is well, and that Pops has quietly but firmly planted himself back into the EX community fold as a Non Smoker, whom is now celebrating three (3) Days of Freedom (DOF)!!!!!

I have added a new toy into my life since I have talked with you last....I will attempt to post a picture here ???? fingers crossed............

Big Red

One of these days, I am going to be driving in Ohio lake effect snow, and I will be needing some good traction at that...and why not get it in the way of a big bright red truck?!

 

I just love this pic....

This is one of my favs for obvious reasons....

Good evening friends.....

I know it's been awhile, and I'm apologizing for that.  My head just wasn't right, and I was not ready to resume my quit.  I'm happy to say that I am now done, and am now back to day "one"...I've been here before, and I know what I'm in for.  I can only hope that it won't be as bad as it certainly can be.  I have quite a bit of experience in not smoking, and at one time I was committed to the concept of "NOPE".  That is the only way that this quit will survive.  I will do my best, and just keep plugging away, one moment at a time....I certainly am looking forward to the days that I rarely think about smoking at all.  My experience has taught me to focus on the positive, and stay away from the victime role of being chained to nicotine.  I will do my best to break free of that bondage agaion, and with alot of diligent work and prayer...perhaps those chains will loosen up sooner, rather than later.  

 

I would like to thank all of you for all of your well wishes that you sent me while I was out there.  I read each of them, and they are a huge part of why I am back here at all.  God bless each and everyone of you.....

 

Pops, on Day One!I will have to post some new pics later....these two have turned into mountain lions......I just love em to death....