I picked up a nasty habit when I was 18. I've been doing it off and on for 23 years now. I've quit before, sometimes for years at a time - but I've always gone back.
I'm not a heavy smoker. A pack might last me close to a week at this point. I don't have time to smoke during the day, so I usually go outside and have 2 or 3 after the kids go to bed at night. So I think that I can kick this pretty easily.
And I have support this time. The Dude smokes - and he smoke a lot more than I do. A lot. So does his mother. But, with her health issues, we decided that we would all quit. Together. At the same time.
We have lots of reasons for doing this. Of course, the most important is our health. And we want to be positive role models for the kids - and that's hard to do when we're engaging in the exact same activity that I've told them never to do. Also, it's just really really expensive. But what I want you to understand is that I have never made the choice to buy cigarettes when we needed something else - they have always come last. I'm not one of those people who will buy the smokes first and then try to figure out how to buy groceries. That's just plain stupid - but I know people who do that - on a regular basis - and it infuriates me to no end.
So long story short, if I seem a little cranky (more than usual) over the next few
I already gave up the caffeine - although I did cheat and I had some on TMOART:12 - but it was more of a necessity when driving than anything else. I need to correct the ticker up there in the corner of the blog, so I'll do that right after I post this. But I figure that if I can give that up (and that was a hardcore addiction), I can give this up too.
Bear with me as we go through this. It's not going to be pretty. I'm going to be cranky and irritable and maybe even downright snarky - but it'll be worth it in the end.