Well it’s day 4 since I’ve quit smoking and so far I can tell a difference in the taste of food and while I’m still coughing that crap out of my lungs, I can breathe so much better. My doctor is going to be so happy.
So yesterday I had a checkup with my doctor and still have the all-clear. He said everything looked good. Yay! Next time (I have to go every four months for two years) I have to get the CT scan, I mistakenly thought it was this time. While I was up in Birmingham my husband and I visited a electronic cigarette store and I got one and enough product to last me for five weeks. I haven’t smoked since yesterday afternoon and I feel great. In fact, I haven’t even craved one. I just occasionally hit the electronic cigarette and keeps me from getting withdrawal. Woohoo! I am now an EX smoker. Even though it’s been only one day I can already feel and hear a difference when I sing. EgoC…best electronic cigarette ever.
I really don’t have anything to write about. Today is pretty much like the past few days, only warmer. I guess I could talk about the game last night. Although Notre Dame didn’t win, they lost with grace. I watched the post-game interview and thought they handled themselves well, and it made me proud to be a Hoosier.
In other news, I still haven’t heard anything from my editor (zombie book), which is either really good, or really bad. I think I’ll stick with the “no news is good news” approach. It would be nice to hear something though.
OH, and to date I’ve lost nearly 30 pounds…woohoo! It sure makes it easier to do stuff without getting winded, and I got the added bonus of getting news clothes because my other clothes didn’t fit.
Well that’s about it for news around here. I can’t believe I found this many things to write about.
I beat cancer, and learned that more people cared about me than I realized. I also got to spend some quality time with my sister while going through radiation, and then later in the year took a much needed vacation with my sister and brother-in-law. We went through a few tragedies, but in the end everything came out alright. Additionally, we sold a property (TBTG), moved our future abode to the farm and I finally got back to church. All in all I’d say it’s been a great year.
Last night the hubby, oldest daughter and I played a bit of Monopoly. Yes, it’s been Monopoly wars in the dragon household lately. Until last night my oldest daughter was behind, last night she tied with me. Mr. Dragon has won the most games. He says he’s never really won before in the game, but we’re not buying it. NOBODY can be that lucky. Unless of course it was my daughter in last night’s game. And ohhhh did she gloat. I’ve never seen such a poor winner in my life. At times she would stop the game so she could count her money. Mr. Dragon and I tried in vain to take her down. There was much grandstanding, “certain phrases”, back stabbing and bitterness. At one point my daughter asked me to make her some hot chocolate…I told her it would cost her five hundred dollars. Yep, there’s nothing like a board game to bring everyone together. Just some of that good old family togetherness you see in Christmas cards.
Just in case things get hectic tomorrow, and I’m sure they will, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Take a moment to pause and enjoy the beauty of the day, give thanks for what you have and revel in the uniqueness of those you gather with. Smile, laugh and hug. Again, Merry Christmas and I hope your day is filled with love, family and joy.