Getting over it
My sister, Twin-K, and her two sons arrived on my doorstep last night and, as she's wont to do, she had gifts in-hand! She had a holiday tin full of sewing stuff for me with this Bizarro cartoon affixed to the lid. Yesterday marked her 11-month quit anniversary, and today is mine. My Quitnet email arrived, right on schedule, this morning: 6745+ cigarettes not smoked in those 11 months, and quickly closing in on $1200 "saved."
One interesting item in the tin is this UCO Automatic Needle Threader made in Germany, complete with instructions -- and my sister is trying to thread a needle with it as we speak! It will thread both sewing needles and larger ones, like darners. It's adorable.
Schedules are made to be amended, are they not? I finished the second sleeve yesterday and they're both blocking now. Karen brought her quilting, so I knocked off half the right front while she worked on one of her sampler blocks. Woo. I'm getting so excited about this -- it's also my symbolic, celebratory quit sweater -- and can feel the momentum building. I do still feel the "heartbreak, pain & lost love" from having to end my relationship with Salem, but I know it was for the best. ; )
Congrats on your 11 month Quitiversary!
Those needle threaders are cool! I had a single one long time ago.
Posted by: Lavender | 18 February 2006 at 11:04 AM
Congratulations! As I'm sure you're well aware, it's harder to quit tobacco than to quit cr*ck.
Posted by: Theresa | 18 February 2006 at 11:11 AM
Congrats! Think of all that yarn you can buy with $1200! :)
Posted by: Jenn | 18 February 2006 at 12:32 PM
Congratulations on quitting! May your knitting smell better and your health benefit!
Posted by: Dianna | 18 February 2006 at 01:29 PM
wow ---- after reading Theresa's comment all I can say is, 'I didn't know you quit the crack too!' :)
Posted by: ann | 18 February 2006 at 03:25 PM
Congrats on your quitaversary! I quit smoking in December 1999 - it does get easier...eventually ;o) Now I only crave a cig when I'm totally and completely plastered *grin*
Posted by: JessaLu | 18 February 2006 at 03:53 PM
See, now you and Ann can start smoking the pipe and have nothing to worry about! You know why? BECAUSE YOU'RE A QUITTER!!!! YAY!!! Hmmm. Another trip East with all that moolah? Congratulations!
Posted by: Cara | 18 February 2006 at 07:47 PM
That's one relationship you'll do better to do without. Congats on the passage of time.
Posted by: Carole | 19 February 2006 at 12:19 AM