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Hi Lore, i am not so particular when it comes to movies and tv series. I am a fan of horror and scifi for sure. But i do remember the movies that are fun and i quiet enjoyed them a lot. The diary of a wimpy kid 1,2 and 3.its so funny.. If you like fun, you should definitely watch it. Another movie i liked was project X.
Yes!i made Tuna sandwich today. I mixed tuna with Mayonnaise and some pepper powder.. It was tasty but not delicious.
Oh, yum! Tuna sandwich! So good. Try with a little dried dill and pepper and capers. Mayo too. Use good bread with some Swiss cheese and maybe water cress if you can find it. If not good leaf lettuce will do. It is also good grilled with cheddar cheese and onions, called tuna melt.
I did love all the original Star Wars movies. Have not seen Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies but read the books with my daughter. They were very funny!
I might move if i get a permanent resident status in Canada. But i give more importance for a professional job. No, its my second winter here.. Infact i arrived at peak winter here.My body never experienced a temperature that is below 18 degrees. I felt like i am in a fantasy world when i saw the snow for the first time. Yes, its so cold in Montreal. Last time there were some days where the temperature dropped to -40 degree celcius. Its not pleasant.but i do like to grab a winter jacket and walk in the snow.
Wows.. Yummy! Seems like you are a professional sandwich maker. Yes, if you enjoyed the book, i am pretty sure you will like the movie.
Snow is very pretty at night I think. Yes, I bet it was a shock at first. Just think, this year you do not need to go out and freeze and smoke! Yay! With those temperatures you need boots, hat, scarf, gloves. Maybe some cross country skis too!
I like sandwiches because they are simple and wholesome and easy and not much to clean up. Cleaning up is mostly why I don’t like to cook. Just makes it a chore. I did make a pot of bean soup today and am going to go have it now. That’s easy too. You can make with or without meat. The secret for me is spicy tomatoes in it. The acid of the tomatoes adds a lot of flavor and color too.
No doubt you are a healthy eater. More healthier than ever since you quit smoking! Yes! I dont want a puff to enjoy the snow!
So what did you cook today? I worked all day and drank a BUNCH of the world’s best chocolate milk!
hey Lore,how are you??I need some advice..yesterday i felt like losing the power of my resolution of NOPE.i was having some drinks with friends,not heavy drinking ..then all my friends were smokers around me,full of smoke and weed surrounding the entire room,i just thought it will be pleasing to have a smoke.i never set my mind like that.That comfortable feeling of having a smoke made me afraid though.i am so happy and confident i didnt had a puff ,but it was hard on me.It was not about the cravings,my cravings are long gone.this is something else.
Im so glad you didn’t too! Hope you pat yourself on the back for that one. It sounds like a narrow escape! Ok, so first, yes, maybe you feel the physical cravings are long gone, and maybe they are as they seem to go first. Though there is some crossing of the wires, smoking addiction is far more MENTAL. This likely happened because you associate those fun times and gatherings with pleasure and good memories. Don’t kid yourself. Even though your body has let go in tremendous ways, that addict part of yourself that we all call the “junkie” is very much alive still and well in there. It is pretty sad because if you read the statistics on smoking cessation, it is very low at one year clean. Less than regular Heroin users who quit! You have to fight strong and hard that entire year of “firsts” to overcome these associations. Then if you want to carry this further, and compare it to grief, it is more like two seasons of everything to have the mind heal. I am NOT trying to compare this to the grief of loss of a loved one or friend and minimize that for anyone in any way for sure. I am full aware of the differences and the pain that never goes away with that. But grief counselors tell folks that it is two cycles of things like holiday, birthdays, special days together, etc being gone before the person really starts to heal. Smoking cessation specialists and the Mods here will say at least one full year of these events, and they also say it takes two full years to be at a level of 80% success rate of remaining smoke free!! For us this is a long time and it can be discouraging and overwhelming to look that far ahead. Don’t do that. Stay present with yourself in the moments you are in, cherish them for what they are. Nobody knows for certain ever who has two years! We hope we all do. But the bottom line is this...that time is going to go by either way. Won’t you be so much happier looking back and being successful than looking back wishing you were at the one month mark again?? Yes. You are strong and capable Joel. And you had the good fortune not to have started smoking as a teen. I think your chances of success are really great as long as you don’t give in in those moments. Keep your phone handy when you go out. If it happens again, excuse yourself for a minute and come post an “SOS” here.
So, you see, the junkie and the addict inside you is very much alive and well yet. See that separate part and use your other wiser parts to stay in control. You cannot force it out. That would be so much easier if we could! The approach it took with you last night is what we call romanticizing the smoke. Thinking about how nice and fun a date with just one would be, and telling yourself you can handle it as you have a few weeks now and no longer have physical addiction. That is the oldest trick in the junkie book and I’m glad you didn’t fall for it!