It’s A Process…

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It’s Friday, It’s Friday!!! Yea Yea, Yea Yea!!  Yes, I am actually sitting here typing into words exactly the song that is coming out of my mouth.  OK, so it’s a song only in my head, but still, it’s fun.  I know you know it’s Friday, but go ahead and sing it with me.  It’s Friday, It’s Friday!! Yea Yea, Yea Yea!!  OK, I’ll stop.

I was thinking this morning about the process of quitting something, something like cigarettes, or cola, or biting your nails.  (Notice I didn’t mention wine.  Ha, Never!)  The process of quitting isn’t actually ever really quitting. What we do is stop for today and hope that we are able to continue that into tomorrow, and the next day, and the next…  We never really quit, because it’s a constant choice of what we choose to do.  So, while I joke about Zman and me stopping smoking, believe me I know it is a big deal.  It isn’t easy by any means.  Cigarettes have been our friends for many years.  They were always there for us, during the fun times, during the hard times, when ever we needed them they were right there just waiting for us.  Always there, always loyal.  It is very much like losing a friend, and it’s hard.  Actually It sucks! (pardon the pun)

Zman has stopped cold turkey, and I have used the Nicoderm patch.  We have growled at each other, dodged the threat of croutons being thrown at each other,  and for about 2 weeks almost every meal I cooked ended up in the garbage and we ate sandwiches, salads and cereal.  While I didn’t smoke in the house, I timed my cooking by my smoking.  Pop something in the oven, go outside and have a smoke.  So, yes it’s been hard and we are still keenly aware that we are in the early stages of stopping.  But, that’s my point… we have stopped today, and pray to continue that tomorrow.

I am not a Doctor and I don’t play one on tv, but If you have any questions about stopping smoking, leave a comment and I’ll share my experiences with you.  And, if you want to stop too, I’ll cheer you on and support you all the way, just like many of my dear friends have done for me.

I hope you have a Fun Friday and a lovely weekend!

P.S. Tonight is homemade pizza and beer night for me and Zman! 🙂

Y’all take care!

Lori

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