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Youngatheart.7.4.12

Hooray for Ouray!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Oct 17, 2018

Colorado!

 

Emily has been using her computer most evenings, so this is the first time I have been able to check in.  It's also an Apple, so not used to it or the keyboard - which makes it clumsy for me. 'The car engine is a PIA - but not something to hold us up.'

Spent some time today marveling at waterfalls coming down the San Juan mountain range, then spent a few hours in the hot spring pools...swam a few laps, did some relaxing floating.

Life is good - hope you all are, as well.  Miss you!

Nancy

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Greetings!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Oct 14, 2018

from Moab, Utah!

 

The Grand Canyon - WOW caught a sunrise AND a sunset!  Glowing red mountains below are amazing!

Sedona, AZ - WOW - red rock formations that resemble sand dribbled castles!

The panoramic view from all of the above - UN believable!  Being from the overbuilt East Coast, it was overwhelming to be able to see almost FOREVER.

Only wrinkle has been a "Check Engine" light that we have to wait for tomorrow to get checked - so we have lost a day for that.  It was none of the obvious things it could be......but I'm not smoking over it!

Hope everyone there is well and smoke and alcohol free as well!

  

I have been trying to get my Boarding Pass since 10:30....that's working on an hour and a half.  Firefox updated the other day and, yet again, my printer isn't working.  It indicates it's not connected to my Wifi and all indicators on my computer are that it's connected.  No problem  - I will just have the pass sent to my e-mail and then send it to a friend to print. ......but my e-mail is through the university campus from which I retired, and I think they are holding up the e-mail.  I just tried to send it directly to my friend, and she hasn't received it, either.

 

I have now been on hold trying to get through to Southwest for the past 20 minutes...............................................................

 

So FAR, I am not smoking over it!!!!!!

 

 

and I DO know when I'll be back again:  October 20th.  My daughter is meeting me out West and has planned this for us.  No idea how I deserve this daughter, but I am thankful. 

 

We will be visiting the Grand Canyon, Ouray hot springs, Moab, Mesa Verde, Crested Butte (that's pronounced, beaut - @Pops!) and a few other places she has picked out.

 

Don't ANYBODY smoke (or drink) while I'm gone - ya' HEAR??!!!!

 

 

(I pre-scheduled this blog a week ago, but canceled it when we moved the trip up a week because of the tropical storm in the areas we were visiting.  It somehow appeared this morning and made NO sense because of the wrong dates.  I edited it, but can't find it now...didn't want to worry anyone with my disappearance.)

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Your FFR

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Oct 5, 2018

(Friendly Friday Reminder!)

PLEASE don't drink alcohol early in your quit - and it's not a bad idea not to go overboard with it even further along!  Take this news article, as fair warning of what can happen if you over imbibe ---- (and you might even decide that "just one puff won't hurt!"  Hint:  it WILL!):

Minnesota Residents Call Police On Rowdy Drunk Birds : NPR

 

and I DO know when I'll be back again:  October 20th.  My daughter is meeting me out West and has planned this for us.  No idea how I deserve this daughter, but I am thankful. 

 

We will be visiting the Grand Canyon, Ouray hot springs, Moab, Mesa Verde, Crested Butte (that's pronounced, beaut - @Pops!) and a few other places she has picked out.

 

Don't ANYBODY smoke (or drink) while I'm gone - ya' HEAR??!!!!

 

 

 

P.S.  For those who read an earlier blog on this topic, I edited it.  We pushed the trip back a week because of the tropical storm in the areas we were visiting.  I canceled the blog - but it somehow appeared this morning

Youngatheart.7.4.12

5 YEARS!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Oct 4, 2018

maryfreecig 

 

Congratulations!

 

5 YEARS!

T O D A Y !

CELEBRATE!

 

(and thanks for hanging around to help others.  You make a difference here!)

 

Nancy

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Rick!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Oct 3, 2018

Rick_M is celebrating 9 1/2 years today!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Mike.n.Atlanta 

has

14

YEARS

T O D A Y!

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Isn't it GREAT?

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Sep 30, 2018

Pops is on DAY

8!

 

Pops 

Keep adding ANOTHER!

 

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Thinking Long Term

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Sep 23, 2018

I am incorrigible when it comes to doing things I'm not supposed to when recovering from surgery, a broken bone, etc. It got so bad when I was trying to vacuum with a cracked sternum (yeah, I really did do that!) that I finally decided to consult with a doctor for advice how to get myself under control.  He suggested I ask myself when thinking about doing something that I knew I probably shouldn't:  "Is this in my LONG TERM best interest?"  Puts what you want in the moment in the right perspective, doesn't it?

Applies to smoking that cigarette after you've quit, too, doesn't it? Smoking is NEVER in your long term best interest! So – just don't!

Nancy

ShawnP has 3500 days today!

WOW!!!!

Congrats!!!!

Nancy

The change of seasons and holidays are annual events and we thus don't have a lot of practice relearning our past smoking rituals around them.  For at least the first two years after you quit, you might find yourself having thoughts of smoking as they occur.  Create a NEW association with them and it will get easier with time.

My first instance was that, after almost 15 months, I had thoughts that something was missing when I took my break from raking leaves.  I had relearned most things in my new life and had new rituals, but this was something with which I had not dealt.  It wasn't a crave exactly, but I did want to smoke a cigarette.  I created a NEW association by fixing myself a small, really cold Pepsi over crushed ice (I no longer drink soda on a a regular basis).  Bingo!

Be aware as the season changes this year - and think ahead of time what you will do differently now that you don't smoke.