Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ne Pas Fumer

One year.  

It's been one year since a smoking tobacco product of any kind has touched my lips.  

That's approximately 75 packs of smokes,  1875 cigarettes, & $937.50.

One year since Hussy & I made a bet ~ me to quit smoking, She to quit biting her nails.  The stakes?  An expensive purse. & my pride.  Cuz I hates to lose a bet, yes I do!  We've agreed that this is a life-long bet, meaning whoever caves first loses.  It's a good thing we're such good friends & we trust each other since we live 2 hours apart & can't check up on the other one!

I miss it every day.  I still dream about it sometimes.

Sometimes, when I'm craving, I'll stand beside a smoker & get a little whiff of their burning cigarette.  That's pretty sweet.

I will forever be a smoker who doesn't smoke.  I will continue to champion the rights of the smoker.  

But I will not crack.  I'm stubborn that way.


Roan said...

Hubby quit smoking almost 3 years ago, and then started sneaking out to his workshop for one, and then two. I told him to stop sneaking, I wasn't his mother. And then last October he got sick. It put the fear in him and he hasn't had a cigarette since. Good for you! and good for him! I quit 13 years ago, but still enjoy standing beside that smoker for a fragrant fix. ;)

Blondi Blathers said...

I like the smell of a burning cigarette. My dad smoked in the house while I was growing up, and my grandfather in his house where I spent many happy hours, so I think it's a comfort smell, for me!
Can't say I enjou the smell on people's breath or clothing though ... now that I haven't smoked cigarettes for 30 years, their residue seems stinky.

Anonymous said...

I remember years ago when I quit, I always loved being around people when they were smoking; the smell seemed to comfort and not tempt me. I am a closet smoker now. I don't smoke often, but only a handful of people even know I do.
I should just give it up.
congrats on your year!!

Fairy Mae said...

Which reminds me, we still have to by each other's purses!!!

Carrie said...

this is very impressive. may i please borrow some of your willpower so i can stop shoving random bits of terribly fattening food down my gullet?

Queen of Halloween said...

You go girl! You even made it through theater time...;}
Good for both of you! Wished PoD could quit...but that's her choice. I would be a smoker myself if it wasn't for the fact that I'm allergic...;}
I'm routing for yah both!