Today is 30th day with no cigarette. I still can't believe I have made it this far. Two years ago I made it 7 days and then struggled for 2 more weeks before finally giving in and smoking for good again. I figured that I have smoked at least 600 less cigarettes since I quit smoking.
Oh my lord that is a lot of cigarettes. I have saved at least $100 and I am happy to report that I no longer smell like an ashtray. I always thought I did a good job in hiding the smoke smell, but I know I did not hide it. I put on a jacket this morning that I had not worn since I quit smoking and I could smell the cigarettes even after 30 days of not smoking. When I walk past someone that smokes I can tell if they have had a cigarette in the last 2 hours and they just stink. Hey, I just realized I need to put the fact that I quit smoking on my positive board because to me that is a huge positive.
Tomorrow Sophie and I are going to meet up with MJ and Sadie for a walk which should be a lot of fun. Speaking of MJ, today we were talking and she was talking about her parents farm and she casually said, "You should come down to the farm sometime." I really don't think she realized what she was saying because if it had been possible I probably would have gone right then. She promised that at some point she will take me down to her family farm and I am going to hold her to that promise. Growing up I always wished I lived on a farm just like Little House and hearing stories of MJ's childhood she had the childhood I always wanted. I wonder if she wished she lived in the city when she was growing up. The grass always seems greener on the other side doesn't it?
I have mentioned how good I am at remembering dates and today was a perfect example. As I was driving to work I realized it was May 9 and I immediately thought "16 years ago today was my senior prom". So if it ever seems like I am having trouble figuring something out it is probably because some stupid date is clogging my brain.