Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Yes, I have returned. I'll admit I got carried away with the holidays and fell off the face of the earth. I had a chance to go back home (Vegas!) and see family I hadn't seen in six years. It was absolutely wonderful and I don't regret a thing, lol.
Now I know that January is full of more "I'm back and re-starting" posts than any other month, and so not only have I returned but I have brought redemption with me! Woohoo!
I have left the land of smelly ashes and dirty butts. :::Drum roll please::: I am officially a NON-Smoker!!! I have been breathing (and smelling) better since Jan. 2.
I decided to quit after spending a week with my Dad and Step-mother. They are both chain smokers who smoke inside the house and the car. I never smoked inside my house, and I was a pretty light smoker, but wow was it horrible to be immersed in it. On the plane trip home there was a lady who shared our row. She moved to the next row over and first I thought it was because I had my son. I thought maybe she didn't want to be bothered or was just giving us more room. Then I realized we probably reek!
I took home a very nice backpack that had been sitting in their closet. Even after two washes and a manic Febrezing session, it still smells like smoke. It's like.....baked in there or something. Gross. I realized that's probably what the inside of my lungs were like. Yeah, eww. I'm happy to report they are getting pinker by the minute, lol.
I also have a lot more energy that's been put to good use. My house is definitely the most organized on the block, lol. One of my goals with all of the extra energy I now have is to work it out. Santa brought us a Wii for Christmas and the tax return fairy is bringing me a Wii Fit and balance board. This way I have no excuse for bad weather. Until then, I am enjoying the neighborhood while I walk, even if it's accompanied by the sounds of chattering teeth. ;)
I have so much to say and share so look for many updates to come! I want to leave you with at least part of your ears (eyes).