About Smoking Cessation Forum

Hosted by Denim50

This community is open to all who are recovering from nicotine addiction.

  • 5495
  • 283142
  • 2



Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1848112 views.

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and all.  Another cool morning at 42 and will drop before sunrise.

Sounds like your daughter and granddaughter have lots of fun, we do picking blueberries.

Our 48th anniversary went was last Wednesday.  Had a good day.  Had a good Fathers day


We did make it to the Laurel Festival Parade Saturday.  The pups were difficult but part of

their training.  Stopped to replace a blown fuse at the farm house.  We've moved the large

chest freezer to a different circuit so hope that will cure the problem.  I mowed a part of the

field around the house and by the road waiting for my brother to make it home.  Found out

someone is going to mow it and bale it up for mulch so that will save lot of time and expense.

I can move on to getting the chain saw running and trim branches away from two roofs.  One

of the trees the branches are to large, we will have to get the tree cut down.  Probably tie tractor

to it and put pressure on it while I cut it. 

Updated all 3 of our Garmin GPS yesterday.  Recharging the battery on the last one, then will be

done.  None of them had been updated for many years.  One of the newer ones was starting to

give us problems.  Moving it to the Monte Carlo SS where I can watch it and troubleshoot the problem.

Have a great day all.


Our wedding day 48 years ago.


From: Kittyarnold


Nice looking couple.....48 yrs is wonderful....Brian and I will hit 45 this year....it is a cold start to our day....was low 50 s when I got up at 6....it is only 62 now....another no agenda day which I like....tomorrow visit with older daughter which is weekly and pleasant....partly cloudy day....hope your day is great....


From: JavaNY


Oh, the years fly by.

A bit warmer here, low 70s, enjoyable. Donated blood this morning. Doesn't bother me, but I don't think I'd like giving needles to other people.


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul, Kitty, and all.  48 and some rain coming here around 8.  Nice days,

will get the dogs out for a walk before the rain.  Got solar lights up over the sliding doors

yesterday so can see out on the deck between the house and pool.  After that the pole

light shines on the pool.  We did have under water lights in the pool but were a pain to

maintain.  Then they leaked later on, found some steel rings that bolted into the bolt pattern

and sealed them off.  Put in the type that brighten with motion, again.  Old ones there had

stopped working well and daughter got me some new ones for Father's Day.

Activated my new tracphone yesterday.  I get a new one every June with a one year plan for

$50 to $90.  It's a pain getting contacts transferred every time but get it done with the help of

customer service.  I never could have imagined a world with everyone carrying a phone.  It's

similar to 2 meter ham radio that uses repeaters that I started using in the mid 80s.  I think

that's where a lot of the development came from.  I remember seeing teens carrying them

everywhere before I got one.  I wondered how they could get something that cost $40 or $50

a month, from their parents, I guess.  Makes you wonder what else will take place in this world.

The years do seem to go by faster as we live through more years and seasons. 

I don't have an agenda many days, stuff just seems to fall into our lives.  So many things waiting

on the side for our attention.  I love being retired but feel bad for the people that have only social

security, especially now when all businesses are taking advantage of the price rise.  Even if their

costs are the same, they're raising their prices a lot.  Even used stuff is going up if not doubling so

I guess it's all of us.  My dad said something about people with just social security many years ago

but less and less pensions now and the market probably scaring people into staying t work.  My

oldest brother still working out of his home at 80 with no pension.  Sister gave her house to her

daughter and lives in the side room our mom built there.  Sis has no pension and her husband died.

Have a great day all.


  • Edited June 21, 2022 3:57 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Kittyarnold


Good morning Ernie and all 54 sunny degrees here and supposed to cloud up and stay cool.....interesting dream last night...I was outside having a cigarette  with the neighbor....and it has been 14 yrs since I quit....I wouldn't even consider doing such a thing but it was interesting that it was in there at all....so no matter what, we have to stay on top of things...hope everyone has a wonderful day....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and all.  About 10 degrees warmer here this morn, 58.  Supposed to rain in

the afternoon and eve.  We did smoke a good part of our lives and very hard time stopping the

addition from being fed.  Think I smelled smoke while loading some lumber for my daughter at

the Home Depot yesterday.  Think you are very close to 15 years since I passed it in April.  I never

remember any dreams anymore, don't know why.  I've had times in my life when I remembered

lots of them and sometimes when it was rare but now, none.  Seems for years.  I often wonder if

a great life trauma would send me back into the addition.  I might never find out, that would be

good.  I know if something really bad happens people don't care about anything anymore.  I was

very close to Cocoa and Brandy and lost them both but many wouldn't understand the relationship

with a close canine friend.  doesn't seem like a day goes by that I don't miss them.

I mowed one of my daughter's lawns for her yesterday.  She hadn't gotten any sleep the night before

and her tractor still needs jump started because they still haven't replaced the battery. 

I hardly have any prescriptions left but picked them up yesterday.  I felt good yesterday, wish I could

hold onto that body chemistry every day.

Gotta go get ready to walk the pups, traffic is a mess on weekday mornings.

Have a great day all, doing great here.


The 3 year old that helped convince me to enter this final quit graduates high school Friday.


From: JavaNY


Congrats to your granddaughter, Ernie. 

I occasionally remember dreams, twice a month. Generally, they are odd. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  I'm sure I still dream but no memory of them at all.  I remember lots

of them were scrambled or repeated themselves.  sometimes would remember them briefly when

I woke but soon gone.  I think way back I had dreams where I was smoking and it seemed an ordinary

thing to do, guess that makes them scary.  We all remember how hard it was to get out of that world.

Minutes were tough.  Never want to go back.

Got the pool vacuumed yesterday, was past due.  I got in the pool and cooled down afterward.  Had

to put in some PH- to lower the PH, it's routine with a salt water pool.  The chlorine the cell generates

doesn't work well if the PH is to high.

We have to go somewhere today to get our granddaughter a graduation present.  We don't have an

idea what to get yet.  Money gifts just fade and are forgotten.  I woke early and couldn't get back to

sleep so that's not going to help the day, maybe get back to sleep soon.  My sister has a grandson

graduating this week also.

Hope you all have a nice day.  Think a little rainy here, then temperature goes up near 90 for the weekend.


Fun day granddaughter.


From: Kittyarnold


Hello all hope your day has been wonderful so far....quiet one for me.....breakfast lunch and nap....typical schedule for me.....a nap is an essential part of the day....stay free and happy.....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and all.  Warmer day here in the 80s.  Wife's parents are going near a

reunion of her mother's side but they probably are stopping and staying in Wellsboro, PA

because of the heat.  Wife's dad grew up in the same town I did, that's how I met my wife

50 years ago even though she lived near Syracuse, NY. 

I took a few naps yesterday because of lack of sleep the night before.  Woke in the middle

of the night and got a leg cramp which woke me up further.  Mostly I scraped paint off the

Monte Carlos windows yesterday, think I got it all.  Some reason he put a clear coat on after

taking all the taped papers off the windows.  I went and found a new place for state inspections

because place I've been going to for decades doesn't seem to want my business anymore.  Not

sure what's going on with them.  Found a place I saw along the route Brandy and I used to walk

some mornings.  The old place was about 22 miles away where I worked a couple decades of my


Today I'm going to a grandkids hs graduation, my sister in PA doing the same thing this week.  My

brother in PA is upset she isn't coming to help him this week, very ungrateful.  He never had any

kids so guess he doesn't see how blessed we are to be going to these events.  I sure do miss the little

girl but happy for her life.  I spent so much time with our first grandkid.  Have so many memories.

I have many projects to do but still haven't started planning them.  The life of a retiree. 

Very disappointed with disabled brother.  Insists I'm going to cut branches away from a live power line

on dads old property.  Says the service might give you a tingle.  220 VAC at 100 or 200 is like a king cobra,

lot more than a tingle.  He would need to have the power disconnected for me to mess with it.  Risk

enough to use a chainsaw up high.  Keeps bringing it up, one of the reasons I only go there every 14 days

or so now. 

Have a great day all.


Granddaughter 6 years ago.