Friday, November 26, 2010
We had Thanksgiving at our house yesterday and my mother came. Many of you know that my mother is a very heavy smoker and will not accept the fact that I no longer smoke. The first thing she did was come in the house and ask for a lighter. We couldn't even find a lighter to light the grill to grill the turkey lol. I told her that I didn't have one. My SIL is a smoker too, but she respects that we don't want smoking in our house. My mother went into the kitchen to smoke with all the food and everything in there. I asked her if she could at least wait until we could get a fire going in the living room so the smoke would have somewhere to go. Of course, she couldn't. She then said that she didn't know I had quit. Yes she did. She said that people always say that they quit, but are really still smokers.
I kept my cool. I did not bite her head off. But, my daughter and I could smell the smoke which is really gross by the way coming up stairs. So, we opened all the windows upstairs and turned on the fans. Also, we opened the windows in the kitchen and turned on the fan. Mom said she was cold. I said tough. If she was going to smoke, she could deal with the cold.
Eventually, they all went to watch the football games and I came upstairs with my SIL and watched a movie. When I went back down after the movie, my mother had smoked an entire back. Believe me, I had no desire to smoke again. I just found it to be an awful smell in the house. She tried to smoke at the dinner table and I told her flat out "NO!". She has also taken to smoking in my car again. I've given up the fight with her. She's 85. She does what she wants.
But, at least this has taught me one thing...I am a Non-smoker. 329 days, 12 hours, 22 minutes and 35 seconds smoke free. 4943 cigarettes not smoked. $1,233.75 and 1 month, 7 days, 18 hours of your life saved.