Day 68 and a fun milestone

Blog Post created by DonnaMarie on Feb 22, 2019


1000 cigarettes not smoked AND 68 days AND Friday. Pretty good beginning today, don't you think?


Today is last of the cleaning day. You know how it is when you have friends coming over, right? You see dirt and mess where you thought it was once clean. I'm about done. Dusting and vacuuming in the living room and then it's time to start making the snacks - potato chips dipped in chocolate and nuts, Watergate salad, and some other stuff that doesn't need real making. There's a place in Williamsburg, The Cheese Shop, that is the go-to place for real Virginia ham, and I've ordered some to have on rolls. And my sister wanted some fruit from Edible Arrangements and that is ordered too.  Entertaining is something I really haven't done in a while. Even though it's just the girls, it's amazing how almost fun all this work is! 


On a nonsmoking note, I had the front porch cleaned professionally. The ceiling, the walls, the windows, the shutters, the floor, all of it. My screened porch is gleaming! She'll be back to put a fresh coat of paint on the painted parts, including the front door, but can't do it today because it's too humid and rainy. Other than sweeping and general cleaning, that poor porch hasn't been deep cleaned since we built the damned house. It should last for another 30 years, right?


I weigh in on Fridays and there's a loss this week of, drum roll please, 1/4-pound. I'm shooting for a half-pound or more next week. I'll take it! I still have a snack from time to time and I'll get past this part eventually. As long as I'm not gaining anymore, I'm happy. Guess what? Not smoking comes first.


I had an event with the police last night involving hanging with 7 and 8 year old Cub Scouts. Oh my word, do they have energy or what? My youngest kids are 34 and I'm not normally around little ones.  I pulled out all I could remember - Rock/Paper/Scissors and Simple Simon. I didn't have the kids alone for long, but whoo! I threatened to teach them Girl Scout songs and they all screamed "nooooooo!" It seemed like there were 100 of them, but it was only 8 of them. Overall, it was fun and I got a lot of exercise, didn't smoke, and didn't smell like smoke


Gonna finish reading and posting out here and then I have a smidgen of cleaning here in the living room to do. Y'all have a great day and don't smoke!



Day 68