We had a great time with the boys home for Thanksgiving. Kaleb came last Sunday, and Brandon arrived Tuesday night. My niece, Lenore was in town from Germany, and she and my nephew, Nick, and my brother, Terry, stopped by for a visit with the rest of the family on Thanksgiving Day. My sister-in-law Sandy didn't come, as her son and daughter-in-law and grandkids were visiting. Corby cooked a ton of stuff as usual: a brined turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, chicken and noodles, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, corn, and desserts: tollhouse pie, carrot cake and Kaitlin made a pumpkin cheesecake. All the food was yummy!
I had to work on Friday, so Corby spent some time working on cars. He changed the oil in Kaleb's car and his car. He put new brake pads on my car when I got home from work. I left around 4pm. We shut things down at 3, but I had to do the weekend classified pagination.
This is not an anti-smoking post. Everyone has the right to do whatever they want with their own body.
This is a post about me, and how I'm trying to quit smoking.
I have been a very random off-and-on smoker for 30+ years. I had my first cigarette at 13 or 14, but other than trying to be a cool teenager for about 2 days, I was never a regular smoker. My parents both smoked. Mom quit smoking when her dad died from complications of emphysema when she was 38. She quit cold turkey. My dad quit smoking in his later years too.
I would have a cigarette maybe a few times a year up until about 2 years ago. Then I started smoking more regularly. I really don't know why. Stress? Empty nest-to-be syndrome? Boredom? I have no answers. For the last year I've averaged around 3/4 of a pack a day - some days a bit more, some days a bit less.
When a friend of mine had a mild heart attack on November 9, I decided if I was going to kick this habit, I needed to do it now. I haven't felt ANY cr…
1) Breakfast at The Beacon 2) Showed Kaitlin where the Concert Hall was at Century II 3) Visited with mom 4) Dropped a check by my sister Marilyn's house. Owed her for some jewelry for her friend's party 5) Stopped at QT to get something to drink 6) went to my brother and sister-in-law's to help them load up a U-haul for their move 7) moved my bro and sister-in-law 8) went to Dillons and did our grocery shopping 9) after unloading the groceries went to the Warren Theatre to see DUE DATE with Robert Downey Jr. Pretty darn funny movie!