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Day 6
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      5 comments

I said I wouldn't but eeewwww! I went to hit up the grocery store and pick up Chinese, with my son....he drove and on the way home he lit up! Initially I panicked, rolled down my window and chanted "nope, nope, nope, nope, nope." (Not one puf... Read more
Day 5
Monday, August 10, 2015      6 comments

I think this shall be my last "quitting" blog,, unless I come across something highly interesting and worthy of writing about. I continue to read in my all your supportive comments, daily, specially fellow sparker, Davidprescott, who gave m... Read more
Day 4
Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

A night shift totally devoid of the magic smoking sticks. I did miss my morning drive smoke but ate a delicious apple, dripping apple juice all over, going to have to clean my sticky steering wheel! Sat on the deck and my son offered me a ciga... Read more
Day 3
Saturday, August 08, 2015      3 comments

I actually sat outside and watched my son smoke a cigarette, all the time thinking, I could ask. But warring in my head, NOOOOOO! NOPE!... Read more
Quitting day 2
Friday, August 07, 2015      3 comments

28 hours and counting. So far so good. Don't get me wrong, I want a little white burning stick, BADLY!!!! I only slept 3 hours yesterday after my night shift which is ok, I went grocery shopping, picked up some healthy options. PEACHES!!!! ... Read more
QUITTING
Thursday, August 06, 2015      7 comments

This morning I smoked my LAST cigarette. Yes, I know, really, you're a nurse and still smoking. It's been a process....I quit years ago then picked it up a year and half ago. I thought it would be a cigarette here or there and soon enough it ... Read more
Been a little.....eh
Sunday, July 12, 2015      3 comments

I have been reading blogs and encouraging words, like a dehydrated human in the desert trying to get that one drop to satisfy, hoping to spark myself into weight loss. I love reading all the success stories with the hope that one day it will ... Read more
If I could turn back time.....(old song from Cher)
Sunday, July 05, 2015      5 comments

I saw the news feature of the older and wiser hippie crowd, at Soldier Field, for this weekends last Grateful Dead concert. I was flooded with good vibes, thinking about the "good old days" of concerts, smoking reefer etc.. Not much to worry a... Read more
Vibrate
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      2 comments

In Webster's dictionary, vibrate means, To experience a rush of emotion in response to something or to make a full rich sound that continues for some time. (oscillate) You know how as a child or maybe for some of us even now, there's this a... Read more
Care Giver to a Fault
Monday, June 22, 2015      4 comments

That sums it up really. I was a caregiver from a very early age, probably birth. I took care of sick kitties, the random sad person on playground that everyone picked and so forth. I became and oncology nurse, I get PAID to be a caregiver!!... Read more
The Salad coffin update
Friday, May 29, 2015      2 comments

My son built this huge raised bed which I planted with mesclun, various herbs and greens. Now I can harvest a delicious salad! I added some fresh fru... Read more
Victory, though small, still....
Monday, May 18, 2015      4 comments

Today, I had to go for work training. 1st, I had to be awake during the early a.m. This is not my . M.O.as a night shifter. However, up at 7 a.m. ate a good breakfast and I'm off and running (figuratively). Didn't pack a lunch as I didn't kno... Read more
Returning Missionary
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      2 comments

My father in law, a minister, use to say, "I want to be a returning missionary." He wanted all the glory of going to a foreign land and doing the hard stuff and sacrifices without really going there. Just be the "returned" showing the slides,... Read more
Gardening
Thursday, May 07, 2015      3 comments

I love to garden! Today I planted what we call the salad coffin. (Raised bed 3feet tall, 6 feet wide). Planted mesclun, parsley, oregano, basil. I toted bricks and built a wall for Canna's. Weeded like crazy. Planted a pot with cherry tomat... Read more
Random Stuff
Monday, May 04, 2015      4 comments

When I fractured my spine winter was setting in and I decided I NEEDED a treadmill. I had to ask my poa of finances for $$$. He (my brother) said OK, but you won't use it. Happily I am reporting....yes I do! It has a Julienne Michaels work o... Read more

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