Have you ever slept on those chairs in an airport? I remember the first time. I think it was 18 hours
We had a large group, flew standby (does that even exist any longer) and, often, we all didn't get to travel on the same plane until the group management figured a go around.
If there were 40 of us, they would book 200 seats and when those people didn't show up, our standby's were good. I don't believe it was ethical but I didn't know about it until after I left the group. We were a non profit group and people at the top weren't getting any huge paychecks.
There are ways to get around problems. SMOKING ISN'T ONE OF THEM.
We can show you how to get through the most difficult parts of quitting.
Here's a note from her yesterday including some of the differences between Germany and the US.
It's 6:09 here now. Our trip up the Rhine on the boat was INCREDIBLE. The boat ride was smooth and we were able to stay topside. It was a bit chilly so it wasn't at all crowded, Castles nestled on rock faces on both sides of the river were amazing. In Boppard now in the flat. Small but servicable and new and clean. Our bedroom window looks out on the town square. Things that are different here: street signs are on the buildings, toilets don't have tanks and have almost zero water in them (there are two buttons - one to flush with a great onrush of water, the other to stop the onrush --- quite conserving!). All windows have two ways to open - vent inward at the top or open all the way from the side. There are no screens - and no AC ---- and almost no fans. There are no microwaves that I've seen.. Almost all transactions are in cash - credit card use is VERY limited.
The high grade dysplasia in my esophagus is trapped under scar tissue from all the resectioning (cutting) they've done to remove the Barrett's Esophagus and I'm getting the ablation (burning) tommorrow morning because the scar tissue will not let them suck up the area to cut it out.
Smoking weakens the valve where your stomach and esophagus are enjoined and causes acid reflux and gerd.
I realize most of us just don't have the time to get really involved and might only have time to leave a comment on a blog, but, if you do have extra time you can often learn by going back and reading the responses after yours and any comment from the author if they left one.
What do you expect to learn from your own comment?.
What can you learn about "the place" someone is in with their quit who's first post on the site was a comment after yours?
What do you learn about how the author took the comments so you can relate to them in their next blog?
I believe you can can click on the RSS feed link on the left of the blog and you will get an email notification when someone responds on the blog. Yes, the number of emails would definitely become overbearing for me.
Perhaps you could bookmark blogs of particular interest in your browser and then delete them after a few days? (You can make a folder for eX within your browser)
But perhaps on going back on a particular blog and seeing a first timer's comment, you could go to their page and try to give them some help or encouragement directly?
I realize it's work but quitting smoking is work and helping someone quit smoking is a work too. :-)
When I came off the road, in 1971. married 6 months, we started with nothing. We were given an old recliner and couch bed and went to adult ed classes to learn uphostery. (I also took a photography class as my aunt had given me her 35mm camera with 3 lenses.)
We needed something for the walls and I wanted tactile things that were deep and colorful. So we decided to make the things for our new home.
To that point
I did 2 latch hook rugs, both quite large and it was very enjoyable and relaxing . they have both wool and acrylic yarns precut to length. It's a simple process, you can get a pattern and choose your own yarn colors or get a kit where everything is included.
I like to choose my own colors,
You really can't screw up the process.
here's a video clip to show you how simple it is.
take some of that smoking money saved and enjoy yourselves. Make holiday gifts that give all year long.
If you are going to walk on the rug, use acrylic yarn. A wall hanging like below, wool.
This is the largest rug I hooked. It hangs above my bed now in a pecky cedar frame. It is 5 feet wide and took me 200 hours.