Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Proud of myself....

I've made the decision to stop smoking! The only reason that I had started back up was because it's a stress thing for me....the day my world was turned on its side, I went and bought a pack. That was around Thanksgiving 2009. So, a year and a half later, I'm quitting. Work has a smoking cessation program, and I asked my boss if they would pay for acupuncture. I've always been an alternative medicine/therapy type of person, so thought I'd try it out. My last cigarette was on Monday, March 21st, just after lunch. Had my first acupuncture session that afternoon, and I haven't smoked since! I was doing really well the 24 hours, but around hour 30 (so 7:30 pm last night, March 22), I had a really bad craving. I almost gave in. I found some cigarettes that were in my car that I had forgotten about in my console.....oh, it was hard, but I resisted!

I've also come up with my secret postcard to send in to PostSecret....I could post it here, but what's the point? It's a secret! It involves me and my son, and my worries as a mom. That's all I'll give ya.

I was talking to Zach the other night about the constellations. The stars were out, and absolutely beautiful. I pointed out Orion to him, and showed him his "belt". He wanted to know who Orion is, so I started explaining to him that he was a Greek legend, the Great Hunter. Zach started asking questions, and I began explaining Greek mythology. Um, DUH. One of my goals is to re-read Greek mythology...perfect! So I told Zach that I would get a book that he could understand, and we could read about it together. He got pretty excited about it. He knows about Hercules because of Disney's movie, and therefore, a bit about some of the gods and goddesses. Leave it to Disney to explain!!! HAHA!

So that's my scoop for now. Karaoke is still going well :) Regular "game" night has sort of evolved into a "regular friends night"....we might hang out at someone's house watching a movie, go bowling, or head down to the local bar for dinner and enjoying everyone's company. Of course, there's always regular karaoke nights too!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Update 3/4/11

Well, things have been going pretty good. I've got the steady part time job doing karaoke every Saturday night- it doesn't pay much, especially since I share the show with one of my close friends, but hey- I'm getting paid to do something I LOVE. Can't beat that!!

Spring is right around the corner, and it's constantly on my mind. I've been thinking about trips that I'd like to do....the short little getaway by myself, especially. I'm debating on what I want to do-whether I want to go to a bed and breakfast, or if I want to go a bit more extravagent (on limited funds!!) and fly south, enjoy the beach. I don't know yet. I'll just have to keep it in the back of my head.

Another one of my things- to find a beer I actually like. Yeah, still no luck on that front! I tried Coors Light and Michelob Ultra Light....blech to both!! LOL! I've had someone tell me that I need to try a fruitier beer, maybe Leiney's Berry Weiss. So I'll have to check that out sometime.

Let's tattoo. Oh boy, I'm getting an itch, that's for sure! I haven't totally decided yet on what I'm going to get, but it's going to have something to do with strength or happiness. That will happen this summer!

Learning how to take a compliment well...I think I'm doing pretty darn good with that! I've had compliments on my hair, and on the weight I've lost. But I accept them gracefully and gratefully, and move on from the subject :)

The regular "game" night hasn't happened yet, but I am having regular nights out with my friends, so I just could possibly count that. Games would be fun too, though!

As for making a difference in someone's life like many have made in mine, I'm making progress on that all the time. That is a never ending one. I've had a couple friends make comments about that one item, and tell me how much I have done for them, and what it means to them. In turn, it really means a lot to me.

Gosh, I think that's about all for my update. See you next time!