by Candace Navarrete

by Candace Navarrete

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

HOTTER than...And, Getting Rid of a Bad Habit

So you guys all know I live in the Desert of Southern California..Well
we expect to be HOT in the Summer..Not in April! The last 2 days have topped in at over 100 degrees!..and I know you folks back East are probably wondering "Why is She Complaining?" and I'm sorry :)...
I'm going to lay myself on the line here today and tell you all that I'm trying very hard to quit smoking..Yes, that Nasty Unhealthy Habit
that I've had for 30 yrs. As i'm approching my 55 Birthday..in Sept. (ughhhh), I've realized It's time for me to make major changes in my life and the main one is to get rid of this horrid habit. For those of you that have quit, you know how hard it is...for those Smart people that never started..I envey you! This is not an easy thing..I am chewing the gum..
they make it in flavors now..LOL..I am doing this and I will Win!
However..between the heat and this...at this moment, I feel like I could rip someones head off..seriously..:)..So needless to say..my family is staying out of my way right now..LOL...and I'm going to sit quietly and create until I'm feeling better, and my mood lifts:)
Candy

16 comments:

yoborobo said...

Hi Candy!

I know that heat all too well! And it's not nice that it came early. :(
You hang tough - you will win the battle and be so happy you did.

I'll be thinking of you! Sip iced tea! LOL

Prim's by Kim said...

Ahhh heat, I've been wondering who was keeping it!! I like it warm but not over the top like you are having.

Best wishes on your adventure into the stop-smoking thing. It's been about 9 months since I quit cold turkey after about 20 years of it. You wont believe how much better foods taste, and you will really notice how "stinky" someone is that just smoked one.

Give a holler if you need an ear =D

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Oh Yes Pam..You know this heat AND the Desert Wind! :)Thanks on the other :)...Hangin' Tough here :)
Candy

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Hi Kim..Well now ya know where the heat is..LOL :)..It is supposed to cool down by the weekend...So maybe you'll get some warm sun!
Thank You on the quitting, and Congrats to You ! I Look forward to
feeling better and breathing easier :)..
Candy

alteredpastimes said...

Hi Candy,
I Like Heat! LOL I know you can "kick it". I have confidence in you! Good Luck!
Linda

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Hi Linda..LOL on the Heat :)..
snd Thank You for the confidence!
Candy

Phillane E'lee said...

Good for you candy. Mom smoked for 55 years and quit. Drink lots of orange juice they say. It helps get rid of the nicotine.
You go girl, You can do it. Just think of all the money you will save for crafting stuff. LOL
Hugs,Pea

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello!

Have a great rest of the week. :-)

Chris

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Thanks Pea...Yeah, all the extra money I can spend buying more of Annie's goodies...LOL
Thanks for the support!
Candy

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Hi Ya Chris! You have a Wonderful Week!
Candy

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

All I can say is GOOD FOR YOU!! I quit 31 years ago and thank goodness I married a man with asthma or I would probably not have quit...50 cents a pack when I quit-can you believe it?!!!

You can do this!
Laurie

Caroline said...

Best of luck to you Candy as I know what you are going through. Hubby and I have been smoke free for a year but we still will crave one every so often. We found the only thing that worked for us was the Chantix but it isn't good for everyone. I'll be thinking of you!
Caroline :)

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Thanks Laurie..Some days are worse than others :), But I'm plugging thru!

Candy

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Hi Caroline..Thank You :)..
I'm kind of afraid of the Chantix..
The Gum is working ok..so far so good :)
Thanks for the support!
Candy

vintagepaletteart said...

Oh Candy........hang in there!!! Please......one of my friends tried for years. Always had an excuse for starting back up.......she's no longer with us because of it. =o( You can do this!

Hugs, Lori

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Hi Lori..
I'm bound and determined to to this! So far so good :)
Thanks for your support!
Hugs
Candy