It's natural for your quit to feel like it's stuck occasionally. If you will move yourself out of those "feelings" for a few moments and just realize it's your memories that have brought these thoughts, you will understand that you don't have to act on them. Move on through and save your quit.
In late August or early September, the eagle pair usually return to this nest to begin their nesting cycle, which includes bonding, mating, nestorations, egg-laying, incubation, hatching, and raising their brood until their youngsters fledge and are able to fend for themselves. Mom and Dad typically remain in the nest area for 30-45 days after their young have fledged/migrated, enjoying some well-deserved time alone together in their special Florida habitat. Then, Dad will head north for cooler, less humid climates first, and Mom will leave several days later. The following breeding season, they return like clockwork and start their nesting, mating, and family-raising process all over again.
And, they do all this on an internal timetable without smoking.
Life has it's reason and it's season and we each have our own.Smoking was never part of it until we invited that liar into our bodies.
If you quit now, you will find an honesty in life and a quality of life you lost when you became a smoker.
Aunt Minnie's Cookies (Secret Family Recipe) You Need A Strong Arm Or A Kitchenaid Mixer. (I was the strong arm. :-) You may have a grandson?. We Used To Make Them At Thanksgiving As They Have To Age A Month But They Are Hands Down, The Best Holiday Cookies I Have Ever Tasted. Aunt Minnie Was From Portland, Oregon. I Met Her When I Was Very Young.
These are wonderful to pass out to friends in those metal tins but you really do have to make them soon if you intend to pass them out for the holidays. I suggest storing them together and separating them into tins as you give them away.
We put the 1/2 cut apple or 1/2 orange in as a matter of course with lots of extra powdered sugar in the container and toss them within the container every week. They are chewy, not too sweet but if you don't keep the cut orange or apple in the container while they age, you will break your teeth.
I like the bar cookies the best but we do both.
I hope someone will try the recipe. I can almost guarantee it will become a new tradition to pass obn.
Here's the ingredient list to cut the recipe in half
This is the old monitor under the upper bookcase. (it's the dark screen in the lower lit area.)
I removed the old monitor from the arm and when I hooked the new monitor to the arm, It would not clear the bottom face frame of the upper cabinet. This was an anticipated possibility per my original blog.
Well, that's no good. It's too far forward and there's not enough room for Hoggie to get in my way.
So I know I have to deal wirth the face frame. Either rip it so the monitor can slip beneath it or remove the face frame and put it back on after the monitor has cleared. If I rip it, it will always show after I have the monitor in and look like crap. Iif I try to remove and replace the entire length of the lower face frame, I have an earthquake restraint system on the right end which makes extra work if I have to remove and redo it. (see next picture)
I decided to cut the bottom face frame vertically, a few inches to the right of the monitor, at a 30 degree angle so it backs itself when I replace it. After the monitor was in place under the bookcase, I bent the finish nails back in allignment with the holes they came out of and and tapped it back into position.
The final solution is shown below. The vertical 30 degree cut is hidden behind the left vertical of the headphone hook which was moved to the right a few inches. VOILA! Nearly invisible solution.
So how much screen space did I gain with the new monitor? The picture below shows the old monitor laying perpendicular on the protective sleeve from the new monitor.
If you look at your quit as a situation with solutions other than smoking, any bump in the road can be thought through and resolved without losing your quit.
I wanted a larger monitor at my desk. I spent time looking online for good ratings,dimensions, and, an inexpensive price. I have a swing arm on the existing monitor and knew I wouldn't be using the base that came with the new monitor but didn.'t know the total height of the monitor without the base, so, I knew I might be taking my chances
I took it out of the box this morning to see where the mounting holes for the arm were. I measured the distance from my desk to the bottom hole of the monitor I would be replacing. 5 1/4" The online picture of the back of the new monitor made it appear they were much lower than 5 1/4 so I figured I was going to need to lower the wall arm and chop up the backsplash on my desk.
As it turns out, the holes on the new monitor are at exactly 5 1/4.
The problem is, it may be taller than the bottom faceframe of the shelf unit above it.
Whatever happens when I mount it tomorrow? (the cable is at the post office and should be delivered today.)
I WILL MAKE IT WORK.
That's exactly what you have to do with YOUR QUIT.
Realize you don't know everything that may come against your quit, but
Yesterday morning I had to wait 5 minutes for a store to open at 6am. Yes I go to stores when they first open. I know them so well, I can complete my shopping at 3 stores and be home in less than an hour...I find that planning like this, makes life alot less frantic.
Anyway, I was sitting in my truck, there was a guy standing at the doors, I hollered out, 6 minutes. and he went behind me and soon, I smelled smoke. It must have been 35 feet away but it wafted into my truck. It wasn't enticing. You see, my connection to loving the smell of a cigarette was in a warm breeze, at the beach, when I was growing up. Those memories are wonderful and strong not fearful at all.
I have a twin brother and we lived 4 blocks from the beach (I take pictures of) for our first 11 years. Our dad taught us to body surf at about 5 years old.
We would take our bicycles or walk to the beach and bodysurf for 10 hours lots of days and when our dad would get home (he was a carpenter and cabinet maker) about 5, we would go body surf an hour with him.
See the connection that smell of smoke on a warm breeze brought back?
We have connected a lot of memories to the smell of a cigarette. But who cares? Just keep disconnecting from smoking so you get to a place.
Trust us, you aren't half lucky when your smoking causes your decline.
you are in decline.
you aren't able to experience life in the same way but, like smoking. We don't realize what smoking takes of our time and money and most of all, our attention span and focus on the special moments missed until we step away and aren't doing it anymore..
decline is going down not up
Stop smoking now and live your life the best it can be.
Yes, nicotine addiction holds us until we stop using it but, it's out of your system a few days after you stop using it. There are 2-3 weeks with physical symptoms and some days of confusion after you've stopped using it but,
If the nicotine receptors normalize after a month, (of not using it) what brings people back to smoking after not smoking for 6 months or a year, or 8 weeks?
The title of this blog is the answer.
Common sense, rational thinking, self talk along the line of understanding that this can be unlearned in time will bring your success!