More than halfway through Day Four and let's just say it's a darn good thing that there is no organization as SPCL!
Because, if there were such an organization, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Lemons would have hauled me away by noon today. I took a photo of my lemon this morning just after the first big bite (surefire evidence that I am desperate for things to do that don't involve smoking, eh?) because it looked like my lemon had a great big smile. Cute, right? It's just too bad that, despite everyone's help, I still cannot figure out how to post one of my photos here on my blog. You'll just have to imagine what a smiling lemon looks like...
Unfortunately (for my poor abused lemon, anyway), he doesn't look so "smiley" anymore. My little pet lemon looks more like scrambled eggs. AND all that lemon juice has given me heartburn, to boot. Ah well, better heartburn than a heart attack or cancer, RIGHT???
As of tomorrow, I am officially on vacation until October 15. This is a good thing for maintaining my Quit. I'll be leaving for our other home on the coast of Oregon, where my boyfriend Jeff lives full-time, so I'll be busy with all kinds of house projects and fun stuff. He's my biggest supporter, aside from all you amazing people here. He will have already dismantled my smoking haven on our deck there by the time I arrive.
From the Oregon Coast, I'll be heading to one or two of my children's/grandchildren's homes for a couple of nights each. Haven't decided yet who DESERVES to have me--LOL. I am very lucky that my job affords me the ability to jump, for free, on any plane going anywhere. I want very much to go to Fayetteville, NC (Fort Bragg) to see my youngest son, who is an Army officer just returned from Afghanistan three weeks ago. BUT...he is a smoker. I'm quite sure I cannot stay in a smoker's home, even for one night. Maybe a nearby hotel? I'll be thinking about how to handle that problem.
Today's Greatest Thoughts: 1) I know now, for certain, that I will never again want to drink lemonade. 2) My head is too big to fit inside my freezer. 3) The world should come up with a better word than "boyfriend" to describe a man in his 50's. 4) I will NEVER put a cigarette in my mouth ever again as long as I live.