For my birthday, the Mister bought me an amazing sewing machine, which then took me two months to take out of the box. Finally, this past weekend, I opened it up and figured it out (with the help of Chloe via iChat video and speaker phone). I’ve started on a very industrious first project, which once I’ve figured out exactly what’s going on with it, I’ll share with the lot of you. I’m hoping that by winter, I’m a master seamstress and badass designer. Practice, practice, practice.
Coffee & Cigarettes, you go hand in hand. I’m getting rid of the latter in my ten billionth attempt to quit. Smokes are up to $12 a pack in NYC! $12!
I’ve tried nearly everything to quit smoking in the past – the patch, the gum, cold turkey, weening myself off – and none of it has worked. This time around, we’re taking baby steps.
- Phase One : No more smoking in the house! We’re currently on Day 3 of this, and without even realizing it, are smoking nearly half of what I normally would.
- Phase Two : Clean out the debris. Yesterday, I put away the ashtrays, clean the living hell out of the house, and did my best to deodorize everything. Leaving bowls of distilled white vinegar out overnight helped freshen the air up a lot.
- Phase Three : NJOY! I am currently sitting here waiting for UPS to arrive with the electronic cigarettes I ordered last week. The plan is to substitute regular cigarettes with these, and then work my way down to using no nicotine cartridges. If all goes according to plan, I’ll still be preforming the habitual acts, without any of the addictive elements, so that I can break the physical and mental addictions separately.
- Phase Four : Get the fuck in shape.
Wish me luck, comrades, and if you’ve successfully quit in the past, tell me what’s worked for you!
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