Wednesday, 13 November 2013
I quit smoking today....
Ok so its a little late for Stoptober and I am kinda only doing it to prove something to myself but I am finally quitting again. 10 years ago I quit and stayed off the fags for 5 years then through all sorts of reason I started again. This time it will be for good I hope. He's doing it also, and to be honest the way he coughs in the morning has always worried me and having only really just got him back I don't fancy losing him again to any nasty diseases. He's on day 4, cold turkey and a tinsy whinsy bit snappy, I'm not that strong. I have no will power to call my own so I am trying the e-cigarette option. So far today, I haven't really been ratty or had massive cravings but then the kids have only just got home so that may change shortly. To my credit though I have managed not to flip a lid at the state of eldest bedroom and have remained calm even to the sight of her sitting in the squalid mess, on her phone "too tired" to sort it out tonight.
So how's things with you ?? have you been up to anything exciting recently. Are you like me now in a state of panic of the fast encroaching Christmas season with thoughts of crap my family has suddenly grown again and my wallet has considerably shrunk. The last few years the buying for friends kids has tapered off somewhat, now the kids choose who they want to buy for in the friends stakes. Also the whole nephews thing is just a swapping for £20 notes. This year however I am back to buying for the extend family, mother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, nephews, nieces and grand nieces. Little ones are always a pleasure to buy for its the older ones that kinda only just want money really.
Thinking about it, there will be 10 nephews, 1 niece, and 2 grand nieces, 3 sisters, 2 mothers, and a partridge in a pair tree. I wonder if they will all descend on us this year ? The house is big enough to take them all, and the dining table seats 12 easily so definitely some of them can come up. In way it will be nice to reunite the family, ultimately the ripping apart was never something any of us wanted. Well maybe not this Christmas, this Christmas will be saved for just us I think, 5 people, loving each other, communicating and spending time together, catching up, reminiscing and creating new memories. There's always next year for the big family gathering.. :-)
Oh and I will be added a blueberry Shisha pen to my Christmas list :-)