Friday, March 19, 2010


Sorry I've been away so long, but I've had a really good reason.

You see, I lost a friend.  We had a really close relationship.  Heck...we'd known each other since high school...about 35 years.  My friend was always there for me.  During high school break-ups, when my first marriage went friend was there.  Anytime I was depressed, angry, or sad,  we'd get together, spend a little quality time and all was good.  My friend never asked me to do anything I didn't want to, never yelled at me, in fact...never asked anything of me at all.  Don't get me wrong, my friend was there for the good times, too!  When I was young and in New Orleans...we'd go out partying together!  My friend was at my wedding and when both my children were born.  My friend always had time for me and was always by my side...through thick or thin.

But,  sadly as  friendships go, we've recently had a love/hate relationship and things were strained between us.

But...Hallelujah and Praise the Lord...that friend has kicked the bucket!  Met an untimely death!  Bit the dust!  Bought the farm!  Is pushing up daisies!

If you're still reading this, I'm sure you're either feeling really sorry for me or wondering what kind of crack I'm smoking!  Truth is... once again I've quit smoking.  Yeah...yeah...I've heard it all before.  When I've tried before.  When I've done it before.  When I've just never been very successful.  (A recent survey says most ex-smokers try at least 14 times before success.)  But...this time is different (I hope!)

But, that's not the only reason I haven't written lately...the awful truth is:

If you look up cranky, witchy, mean, hateful, or grouchy in the'd have found my picture.  I've been so ill and cranky, I haven't even been able to stand myself!  Seriously!  I haven't wanted to be around people and people haven't wanted to be near me.  I've had road rage, standing in line rage, and stupid people at Wal-mart rage!  Not good!  So...I've stayed home, yelled at the dog, the cat, and the turkeys, and ate Butter Pecan Ice Cream.  (And I don't even like ice cream!)

I think I'm better now, though.

My nicotine cravings are fewer and farther between,  and the moods are better (somewhat!). 

So...I'll leave you with a few pictures of my "good" friends frolicking in the sunshine we've had lately!  (Oh!'s going to be 70 degrees here Saturday and then...wait for it....a possibility of SNOW!  Are you freakin' kiddin' me???


                                   The turkeys race me to their feed bucket!


                                                                    Tag...You're it!


                                                           Play dead, Cheddar!


                                             I'm a good boy, I'm a good boy.....!




  1. Congratulations!!! I will be quit 1 year on the 24th of this month. I wasn't able to do it on my own so I used Chantix and it worked for me. Sometimes I still get the craving for one but I put a piece of gum in my mouth and I'm fine. You will feel so much better soon.


  2. Hang are stronger than it. With friends like that who need enemies I say! It is a powerful tool that Satan uses to hold people captive...don't ever let him or it get it's feet in your door...replace it with something wonderful! :D

  3. My goodness, girl! I was feeling so sorry for you there for a few minutes. Now I'm just feeling happy for you. Quitting smoking is one of the most difficult things a person can do but it is also one of the most healthful things a person can do. You go girl! Good job. BTW, love the pictures!

  4. I quite smoking 16 July 1994,it was on my Wife's birthday that week was a living hell for both of us.But I am so glad I did quite,comgrat on quiting smoking as well.sorry for the loss of your friend.

  5. You really had me going there for a bit and feeling so sorry for you :) Congrats on loosing your best friend and I hope he/she stays away this time. Love the pictures!!!!! Take Care :)

  6. You can do it Debbie!

    I so understand the walmart people thing, some people should not be allowed to use self-checks!
    Take care and GOOD LUCK!!

  7. Hi Debbie! Congrats on taking that big step. I know it must be hard. Keep up the good work!

  8. It's a tough decision to cut ties with a friend like that. Sometimes you must. Stay positive and move ahead. I did it 18 years ago, cold turkey. Never looked back.

    You can do it!