Welcome to the EX Café Wednesday March 29, 2017
Good morning, everyone!!! Thanks for stopping by!
Today marks this barista's 115th day of freedom from smoking. 115 days! As I am nearing the end of my No Man's Land journey, I thought I would be nice to run a special for all of the nomads who are trekking along with me. There are quite a few of us who are active on this site!
If you are between 30 and 130 days quit, give us a shout - we have the perfect latte for you! For those of you who are not familiar with NML, I've added some helpful links for you at the bottom of this post..
I am enjoying my 115th day of freedom and my Nomad Latte. Anyone else care to join?
Don't forget your reading material:
No Mans Land Days 30 to 130 (approximate)
No Man's Land Weekly Blogs
Just for you newbies and those in NML (No Man's Land)
Good morning Susan-I'm going to wait on the coffee trying to back to sleep
Congrats on 115 Days! Keep the coffee brewing
HAHAHA... you said that on the pledge, too! There's only one way to accomplish your goal: BACK AWAY from your computer! Go back to bed while you still can - before long, it'll be too late and you'll be begging for a cup of coffee!
I'm up and at 'em and ready for that coffee!
Good Morning, Susan! Congrats on a Great Quit!
Let's celebrate with a Turtle Mocha! My treat!
It's cool and rainy here so candy bars hit the spot!
Morning, Thomas! Gracious goodness that looks fantastic! I am happy to celebrate with you - thanks for supporting all of us who are new and sorta new and not so new! You are so appreciated! Cheers - or, better yet, to your health!
Truth! And then there's this:
Seriously, when people tell me they don't drink coffee I am rendered speechless. I know I look at them like I assessing whether or not they are just messing with me....
That is funny I don't drink coffee anymore for the first year quitting i did but I began losing my taste for it and now I only like an occasional iced mocha for a treat at DD ! I have no idea why coffee did not taste good anymore I am now a green tea drinker !
It is not DD, but we think ours is pretty good!
The Voice (recording), Blueberry Muffin and a coffee! I will be ready for this Day!
Oh, yes you will!!!
I'll be back soon - heading into the back to see what kind of snacks I can come up with for later today. Until then, help yourselves!
Morning world. susan_m those muffins smell terrific. I'll take two, please.
Good morning Susan and everyone here at the ex cafe I've had plenty of coffee already but I wanted to wish each of you my friends and fellow Exers a super fantastic day, here's a picture I took this morning of my 13 yr old Samantha Digger Jane Hartley in her run it's 32 °F this morning which is fairly mild but I want much warmer weather which is supposed to come by the wk end, I'm soooooooo tired of the white crap but I'm very secure in my quit so with vigilance along with N.O.P.E, I will wait impatiently for Spring, Happy Hump Day.
Hey Marilyn! What a beautiful dog!!! Glad to hear that you are hitting 32 today... maybe some of that while stuff will melt. You DO know that snow is a four letter word, right?
Hee, hee, hee susan-m , thanks for the smile snow is definitely a 4 letter word especially in the end of March.
I think it is a four letter word unless it is the first snowfall of the season or on Christmas Eve. Otherwise, keep it in Canada!
Hmmmm. Heat is also a four letter word. And you don't have to shovel it.
HAHAHA - good one!
Ha ha ha c2q hummmmm four letter words *_ *_ *_ *_ , plus the word Heat like you said and Crap is another four letter word, ha, ha what other words can you think of Susan-M ? . I can think of a Few! I enjoy life so much more since quitting smoking even the SNOW which is another four letter word doesn't get me longing for a Cancer Stick because I don't do that anymore, I love my Freedom.
Good one, MarilynH! I know that there's another four letter word that you shovel.... kind of like when your addiction feeds you lies... you know it's shoveling sh*t, but when we still smoked, we (as addicts) believe every word. No more, because we broke free from our addiction - it has been the greatest gift of love that I have ever given myself!!!
Thank you susan_m , hee,hee, I still shovel sh*t out in Samantha Digger Jane Hartley's dog run at least twice a day but yay for all of us Exers because we're not shoveling the bull sh*t of thinking up EXcuses for the horrid addiction of the Cancer Sticks because thankfully we don't do that anymore, thanks again for getting several smiles from me today Susan, yay for the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE!
You all are funny !
Hi MarilynH Glad you're getting a taste of Spring. I'm late to the cafe this morning - I slept it. Now it's off to a doctor's appointment for a follow up to the facet injections I got 2 weeks ago. I'll be back in time for a second cup with you.
Wishing you a great appointment with the Dr c2q and when you get back we'll have a coffee together, hopefully on the veranda.
Hey MarilynH I'll see you there.
When does she start digging? :-)
As soon as she's done with the neighbor's driveway. Gotta earn those kibbles.
Oh my gosh, this is adorable c2q , she does love her kibbles & bits and her benefit.
hahaha cute one !
susan_m, susan_m, did you say COFFEE?
I certainly did!!! Thanks for baking the muffins, they were so easy it's almost as if they made themselves.
It's been quiet in the cafe this morning - care to join me on the sundeck for a cup?
Hey susan_m. You bet I'll join you. Just a quick cup for me though. Then I"ll be back in a bit.
It's beautiful here on the sundeck this morning.
Good Morning Everyone! Hope that you all enjoy another day of freedom from smoking!
Good Morning Susan (again) I think I'm up for good now and ready for coffee... Please keep it coming
I hear you freeneasy ,I'm the same way, I really like my COFFEE....but I've already had my quota today......
My coffee face:
freeneasy Thank goodness!!! Glad (and not a little jealous!) that you were able to go back to sleep!
Morning, all, coffee, please. I have a terrible earache this morning and I am not moving around very well. I have to get my car inspected and it needs two new tires. JUST what I was hoping for. The person is ordering them and will call later today. I really need new EARS! Or at least ONE. Inspection has to be done before Saturday. I just HAPPENED to look at the windshield and the license plates...we did not get notified by DMV, guess that must have been a cutback.
I think just coffee will do.
Ouch. I hear you on that one. It's allergy season for me here on the Florida Gulf Coast. That means enlarged sinuses, and that means earaches. It seems like they just jump back and forth from ear to ear every week. Nasal saline spray helps, some of the time. Here's to the end of allergy season, getting the inspection done and the new tires in place!
I left the window open in the bathroom and I am sure that's what caused this. My nose is SO PLUGGED, I am going to try a saline irrigation if it will go into the cement block that is in my nose. Thanks c2q
Oh Ellen, my goodness. I will bring you coffee with a great big HUG - sounds like you could use it. Besides, the people who can't hear me talk (sometimes I go on and on and on and on and really don't say diddly squat) are the best.
I am kidding of course..... I hope things look up for you and quickly!
Thanks, things HAVE to look up...now if I can just HEAR.
I hope your ear is better now !
My ear has hurt all day long. I took a sudafed to see if I could at least release some of the pressure and I also irrigated my nose with salt water but I think I really did it, leaving the window open all night. My allergies are NOT happy. I will take some benadryl tonight and I will CLOSE the window, sorry, kitty.
I used to drink a POT of coffee every day when i smoked, now I drink one cup a day and I never liked the taste of it, I only drink it to wake up in the morning. I am not a fan of green tea although my son says it is because I don't understand how to brew it...not sure he's right but I told him if he wants to brew me a cup to feel free to do so.
I really hope and pray that your ear feels better soon and I hope you'll be able to sleep, huge hug elvan .
Oh Ellen....if I took a Benadryl I would sleep until Saturday! I am such a lightweight!
I buy Bigelow Organic Green Tea bags....I brew 3 for a one gallon pitcher. It's perfect! I prefer my tea unsweet, my husband slightly sweet. If I'm brewing for him, I'll add a cup of sugar.
I sure hope that ear feels better soon!
Benadryl will knock me out but if I take it early enough, I should be okay tomorrow, I HOPE.
I use the tea bags and read recently not to brew greent tea more then a minute because it gets bitter and loses it's good taste I tried that an it does taste better that way . It is really good for the immune system and would be so good for you Ellen I also make ice tea with it . Also a real nice one is Bigello's ( sp ! ) green constant comment tea they also make constant comment with black tea.
Wow, we are All Addicted to Cofee!!! Better coffee than nicotine, right? Let alone all the benefits coffee has on our brain!
Good morning every one, finishing my first, going to get a refill in a minute.
Meanwhile, Susan, I brought you some help, so the café is still attended while you have other stuff to do, like real life work
And some Romanian donuts, just like my mom makes them (one recipe I never get right
Not me I broke the coffee habit about 6 months ago I just realized I disliked the taste of coffee so much since i quit smoking so why was i drinking it I barely ever finished a cup so I switched to what I like now green tea and it has much less caffeine and I don't need cream or half and half in it !
The other day I had an MRI scheduled for early morning and it was at least a 40 minute drive plus it was pouring rain and my alarm did not go off so I awoke late with barely enough time to get dressed and be there on time .....I remember when I was a smoker I would have to have at least 3 cigarettes and 2 coffee's before even thinking about driving any where ! it is so nice to be free and have energy without filing myself with nicotine and caffeine too . I do agree take the caffeine anyday over the cancer sticks !
I really do love green tea! I drink iced green tea all the time.
I was also a heavy morning smoker. I did not smoke as soon as I got up, but once I cracked the seal, look out! I easily smoked 6 - 7 before I make it to the office at 730. I think back on it now and it disgusts me!
I love that pic and it's 100 % true, Smoking Stinks and Freedom Rocks.
Sorry to be late to the party, but today was my scheduled "socialization" day. I picked up that term when I volunteered at the SPCA. They kept a chart which they titled "Socialization" where you indicated if you took a kitty out to love and pamper and it stuck with me. I had coffee at a bakery with a neighbor and lunch out with a friend. Just now settling in to rest my ankle and (other) knee.
I will self-serve myself some coffee with milk if it's not too late!
I think it's wonderful that you had a socialization day...now rest those poor legs.
Put your feet up YoungAtHeart and rest that ankle and your knee on your other leg okiie dokie my friend.
YoungAtHeart Nancy, you had a great day, didn't you???? I'm a little late getting it to you, but enjoy!! I am super jealous of your day! I tnink I will pour a cup and join you, and tell you about my afternoon.
My daughter is a junior in college, and will be studying abroad in Amsterdam this fall. She's spending a semester there, and is very excited......And it's very expensive. She received a major scholarship today, and it was 3x what was expected. Fantastic!
Then, a bonus: she was offered the internship she wanted for the summer.
Yes, indeed, it has been a good day!!!
People have told me over the years that until you travel abroad, you don't see our country honestly....and I found that to be true. Your daughter will have a GRAND time...I know the $$$$ will make it a bit less stressful for you. She is a very lucky young lady - and to have that help available, you must have raised her well, too. Good job, Mom!
Thanks, Nancy. Sometimes I think she raised us! She's sn awesome young woman.
Cool, susan_m about your daughter's scholarship. When is she going to Amsterdam? I loved it there, especially in the Spring. That is great news about the internship, too. I'm excited for her. I agree with what Nancy YoungAtHeart says about traveling abroad, especially as a student. They don't call it "abroad" for nothing - your world view expands. Cheers to you both.
Pati, she will be there this fall. She's spending the first semester of her senior year there. We sre really happy for her and so proud.
MarilynH, you're the bomb! I hope you're told that often!! xx
Aaah thank you Susan-M , you're so sweet and not too many people have said that but I thank you because it makes me feel happy my dear friend and fellow Exer, ♡
Thanks for a great day at the cafe!! Please be sure to check back on Friday. I'm not sure if it'll be Pops or Pati serving coffee, humor and their Elder Wisdom, but either way it'll be EXciting!
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