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June 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

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TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

8/28/20

Round here there are tons of fish: varieties of trout, bass, walleye, salmon (difficult to catch unless you're ice fishing) ..and my personal favorite: bow fishing for carp. Carp are invasive so you're highly encouraged to get them out of the water. They really ruin it for all the other fish. I'm no hunter so we release everything but the carp. My husband loves fish but has been having some weird reactions to fish, so we are working with the allergist to figure out what's happening. It doesn't seem to matter whether it's fresh caught or not. The reactions are the worst with tuna and salmon, no, not the cans, insert eye roll. I know, I type a ton here but am very introverted, as is my husband. We like living a quiet life. We don't have hundreds of friends and we don't go places all the time. We definitely belong in Montana. He loves to fish and for a while he would go with his friends, then he started going alone. I figured he just wanted some me time but then he invited me. Some of his friends do nothing but talk and drink beer and it was killing the vibe, so now I go and we have a coke and sit on the waters edge. Sometimes he wants to talk and sometimes he doesn't. Either way is fine by me. Lots of deer in the yard today. They are everywhere this time of year and my hydrangea is holding on by a thread. I've got to put a net on that thing until it gets bigger. So i have short hair and it's shaved on one side and a little longer on the other, it gets styled super messy. Goes with the tattoos, right? People here love that, let me tell you...gross though it may sound my hair does just fine without daily washing. Sure, I wash it before work but on the weekends I'm usually rocking a baseball cap and shorts with my converse so I don't really give a hoot. It saves water and my stylist says that you don't have to do it everyday because it strips the healthy oils from your hair. I've tried dry shampoo and it's just weird. I rambled a lot here. Sorry.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

8/29/20

Well, don’t feel bad about typing a lot on here. You don’t type more than me. Not sure anyone does, haha. It writes out time for me so to speak. Plus, I love reading your stuff. You write observations and thoughts and I like that. This quit is a journey and a process and if writing helps us...there you go. Honestly, I am like you in that regard as far as quiet when not on here. Can sit for hours and crochet in the winter with just my thoughts. Then I walk for hours now too with just my thoughts, well, and a lot of music. I never wrote anything anywhere but here. Well, except for what was required in college, etc. 

I like deer. Used to have them around all the time growing up out in the country. Peaceful and graceful creatures. Haven’t seen any in PDX, although Eugene, OR has a lot. We do have a lot of coyotes and it is not uncommon to see them in the neighborhoods. Another reason I keep my cats in. Know lots of folks have lost their cats to them. My small dog took off one night after one and I thought she was a goner. What saved her I think was me screaming and it ran fast. 
So you have tattoos?? I like tattoos. A lot. And your hair sounds easy. I’ve always wanted to try the shaved sides thing but never did. Mine is really long, like almost sit on it, but I trim it so I don’t. I’ve found it way easier than short hair for me as it is also really thick and wavy and when it is short I have to “do something “ with it and put goop in it and I don’t like to do either of those. With it long I only have to wash it one to two times a week. The biggest thing and first thing I loved about quitting smoking was I didn’t smell it on my hair anymore. I always hated that and the smell of smoking in general and never smoked inside or in the car cause of it. Could never stand to have someone else’s smoke around me, or on a very still and breezeless day how smoke would linger near me. Yuck. Funny how I did it anyway and those that knew I smoked would comment on it as they couldn’t figure out how if I disliked the smell so much why I did it. Would always wash my hands right away to get the smell off too. Had a smoking shirt and would put that on and go out. But it always lingered in my hair and I washed it a lot more cause of that. Now I don’t go to bed with wet hair every night and am looking forward to that this winter. Yeah...glad to not be doing it even though I still think about it and romance it. That is less most days though now though.

xvaper

From: xvaper

8/29/20

Haha, the last line was funny. you are absolutely right, I have friends who. are vegan. and eat crap I should have included the eating well part. I cook all my meals and don't eat crap. I eat  fresh and cooked vegetables, fruits, bread, nuts, chick peas, etc etc..

The lozenge thing, I'm sorry you are having trouble. I guess it goes up and down. Hang in there!

xvaper

From: xvaper

8/29/20

Yea I.  cant stand the taste of any meat, but I. was never. big. on meat at all, I just likes chicken, but now I cant even have that in my mouth. The key is to eat well, not just be vegan. The milk thing is bizarre indeed, no other animal does this. But then again, no other animal smokes either.

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xvaper

From: xvaper

8/29/20

Drum roll.... 60 days today!!!!

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

8/29/20

W00t! W00t! You're on a roll! How awesome is it to be smoke free!?!?! You should do something nice for yourself, even if it's just buying a book. I'm so proud of you!

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

8/29/20

So I went crunchy shopping today and they carry synergy and kevita. Not many flavors, though. For almost 5 bucks a bottle. Sheesh.

xvaper

From: xvaper

8/29/20

I think maybe ice cream!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

8/29/20

Wow!

Id skip that and go with what you know, like ice cream. Synergy here is $3.29, sometimes on sale for $2.99 and Kevita is same. Must be a supply/ demand thing with all these crunchy people here, LOL!!!

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

8/29/20

Well the crunchy store is really small, and it's not like it's packed full of people. I bet it is about supply and demand. Man, it's rough eating healthy. The bakery there makes fig and honey bars (kind of like fig newtons) and they are delicious. I picked up some potato rolls, too. The local bakery supplies the crunchy store and they have some pretty tasty vittles. I do love me some baked goods. It's funny that a tub of organic gelato is cheaper than kombucha.

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