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Wow girl! That doesn't sound like much fun. I trip was kinda crappy. It was friggin 98 degrees... we couldn't make a fire, go hiking or go in the hot tub. It was just too stinkin hot. Oh well, maybe next year. Who would have knew it would be almost 100 in Ohio in October. Craziness. Sorry you had to postpone your trip. Hope you're feeling better and that your son is okay. I'm trying to post here and there but feeling a lot of negativity on some of these posts. I don't know... feels kind of weird. I see some of your great inspirational posts though and that makes me happy! Well happy 19 months my friend. Hopefully we'll see the others check in soon. Miss everybody.
Still marching along and good to see you and Cindi on line here. I really wish I stayed in touch more, but I just get busy and forget. My wife has committed us to another large party for her niece's baby shower, so I have been tasked to get the house spic and span for the October 26 party. Work is work, I want it to go away, but cannot retire until next year.
Hope all is well with you and all my other Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June 2018 quitting buddies. It is great to see the Summer and Fall 2018 quitters we know reach the clubhouse. I love not smoking. I do not cough much anymore and have not had one cold or flu since I quit. I look forward to hearing back from all when they have a chance.
Stay strong and breathe deep.
i have been gone for so long. Am so happy to see you on here. Congratulations on 19 months Smoke free. Seems like the second year seems to go by much quicker than that first year. My sister (Ra) quit at the end of July. She is 74 years old and has smoked for 50 years! She doesn’t want to talk about it! Everybody has to quit their own way! Anyway, I am content in my apartment. I made the rifpght decision back in June. I have made it through 9 weeks of work and over all I am doing well. Happy to be smoke free. I hope you enjoyed some great times this past summer on the water. Did you have a four wheeler too? My youngest son is having some personal problems and I am realizing that he is an adult and I really can’t help him like I want to. He knows that I am here if he wants my support but I really need to be careful not to overstep the boundaries he has set up. Sending hugs your way. I hope that life is treating you well.
I’ve been on here for a couple hours tonight and it feels really good. I need to spend some time on here instead of doing school work all the time. It really lifts my spirits to see all my pals. 19 months this month. Hard to believe. I hope that you are feeling much better and that your son is doing ok. We never really know what tomorrow will bring. Congratulations to all of us. We did it and I cannot imagine ever going back. Stay well friend.
The weather has finally changed!!! It really feels good. I was just telling Denim that I have been on here for the first time in a long time. It feels good seeing all of you on here. Great memories of our times together fighting every day to beat this stupid addiction. So happy we are all truly former smokers. Hope all is well with you.
i have been gone gone for a very long time. I jumped on here tonight to see who I could find. I’ve actually been here for a couple of hours and it has felt good to touch base with Gloria and JR. I found you, Cyndi and Denim. I feel like I have hit the jackpot. Congratulations on almost 19 months. I rarely think of smoking anymore. I can smell it from a mile away though. Sometimes reminds me of years gone by. My sister who inspired my forum name is 74 years old. She decided to quit at the end of July. After smoking for 50+ years. She does not want to talk about it so she told me she would talk to me at Christmas! I have to laugh when you mention your wife putting you to work for an upcoming party! Keeps you young to hang around with the young folks. I am hanging up the teaching in June 2020. Think I might volunteer with some senior citizens in Maryland to promote climate change. Running ideas through my head. Next year will be here before we know it. I hope your sons still come down to see you and hang out. Again, keeps you young. My youngest son is having some problems right now. I am working hard to “stay in my lane” and realize I can provide support but not interfere. So, in about 9 days you will be 19 months Smoke free. I’m coming up to 20 months on the 25th. Don’t work too hard getting ready for that shower. Great to see you on here. I miss our group therapy starting in March 2018!
All the best friend,
HEEEYYYYYY Girlfriend!!! So GOOD to see you!!! Yes, I've been checking in here the last few days and posting a few messages. So glad you like your new apartment and work is going well. I'm sorry to hear about your son. I'll keep him in my prayers. Other than that, not much else is new. I'm hoping to see my daughter in the next few weeks. We're having a Purse Bingo at the Eagles for fundraiser that I'm helping to run and she might come home for that. I offered to buy her ticket (not that I'm blackmailing her LOL). I took a plunge and got all my hair cut off today. Have been thinking about it for a couple months and just did it. Maybe I'll post a pic after I do it tomorrow. Anyway, hope everything else is going good for you and it is so good to hear from you. You are coming up on 20 months!!! Congratulations my friend! Big hugs back to you!!!!
I’M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU BACK HERE! So happy things are going so great for you and that you’re keeping busy. I’m sorry you couldn’t retire sooner as you had hoped but happy that you can do so next year. Many of those quit buddies you’re asking about have left the forum. Haven’t heard from Michele since August, Suzy since June, Jenny since December, the list goes on, unfortunately. As you know though Gloria (July) and a few others are still here, thankfully. Molly posted back in September. Too many to go through here at the moment but some are here and some have left. So happy to hear you lost the weight and that your breathing and overall health is so much better. That’s wonderful. I’ve been getting rid of some of the weight I put on after joining too. I’m hoping to get it back down to what it was before. I’m definitely getting closer. Yay! I hope as you get the chance you will stop back in and post again, as we all love hearing from you. Our thread went quiet for quite a while, except for this straggler, lol. I’m glad that you, Cindi, and Marilyn came back here this month posting. It feels like a wonderful gift to log on and see you three back. I hope others stop back by too. Anyway, keep in touch when and as you can. Hope you’ve been having a great weekend, on the golf course maybe? However you’ve been spending it, hope it’s been enjoyable. Talk again soon.
P.S. I hope everyone returns for our two year celebration. Can you believe how close that is?! A few short months. YAY US!
It’s great to see you, Cindi, and Brian back. I hope you do return more often. That would be so wonderful! I missed seeing everyone here. Thank you for your good wishes. I hope everything gets better for your son too. I hope you have a good evening and a great week ahead. Talk again soon. Hugs.
Just because I've been on here and posting...I forgot to tell you guys I've been busy remodeling rooms in my house. It started out in September as buying a new mattress. Well, I haven't slept in bed for almost 3 years because with the dogs, a queen size bed is just too small and I can't get any sleep. So we go out and look at mattresses and buy a king size. Well with all the furniture in the bedroom, that isn't going to fit. And while we're at it, the carpet from circa 1990 (with multiple dog pee stains) just needs to go. So now if we're ripping out the carpet, might as well paint the ceilings and walls. Oh wait, the bathroom ceiling and walls really need to be painted too. Oh, and when we're all done I can't put this 20 year old oak furniture (dressers) back in there with the new bed, floors and walls. Seriously LOL!!!! So my house has been a mess for the last month. Then we pick out a new floor and they install the boards the opposite direction of the rest of the house. WTH is up with that????? We're leaving it. Painting all done... stupid floor is in... bed is coming next Tuesday. Dressers are being built by the Amish so they won't be done until Christmas. Oh...I painted the bathroom too and it looks awesome. What the heck! Since we smoked in the house for 10 years...yeah all the walls and ceilings looked awful. Then he's looking at the dining and living room and I'm like...don't even say it!!! He doesn't smoke upstairs any more. But I really thought this whole thing was really comical. I just wanted a bed to sleep in.