The weather has been lovely and the trees are starting to bud – I think Spring is finally making an appearance.
I have not been doing very well quitting smoking. I did all but quit, but then kept “cheating;” having a couple of hits here and there – then having one cigarette a day, until this past weekend when I found myself smoking almost indiscriminately. Have I wasted my acupuncture treatments? I am not going to spend the money to go back though. I will beat this. But I must stop this “riding the fence” and stop completely, or it just does not work.
Here is an interesting thing: When I was a child, we had in our house a set of books called “Grolier’s Junior Classics,” and in one of these volumes, there was a story called “Mischief in Fez” that I much loved and still remember. I recently did a search to try to find a copy of it.
Well – on Friday I learned that I could download a digital version to my iPhone, so I did:
This was originally written in 1943 by Eleanor Hoffman, who had quite an interesting life it seems. There is some information about her here at this link.
And I have been reading this and enjoying it once again. I well remember the illustrations too, and I am so pleased to have found this! My sister remembers and well-loved this story as well so she was pleased to hear that I was able to get it. What fun.
And I was able to see Molly today. It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since I last saw her! I am hoping that I can start seeing her rather regularly – soon. First, I need to go to the dentist and take care of my recurring gum infections.
Unfortunately, I think they will need to pull a tooth or two – perhaps. THAT will end my smoking. Funny, the time I was able to quit successfully before it was when I also had to have a tooth pulled. Apparently getting me to stop smoking “is like pulling teeth.”
And it seems I’ve forgotten to put my March 31-Point-Plan up here – so here it is: