Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Last year, we bought a new Jeep that I absolutely LOVED! I looked for any excuse to jump in and go for a ride! Then about 4 months later, DH pulled the plug on me and traded it for a truck! UGH! I hated it with a passion but I didn't fuss because he had wanted a truck since we first got married and now he had one but my heart still ached for the Jeep. About a month ago, he decided that he wanted to trade for something that got better gas mileage! Ah Ha! Opportunity knocks! I began planting ideas about how great our Jeep had been. Guess what we have sitting in the driveway again? Yep, another Jeep and it is 99% identical to the first one! How cool is that! And I am happy to go riding around again.

I am on the first week of the non smoking aid once again and right on schedule. If it works as it should (and has in the past), Sunday will be my first smoke free day! I am trying to recreate as much as possible so I can have the same (actually even better) results. I really admire those that can just put the cigarettes down, quit cold turkey and never smoke again. We have tried quitting that way without success. It's obvious to us both that our will power is weak and we need help in doing this. Even though this is my third time on the non smoking aid, I refuse to admit failure! This will be my year!

As a present to help give me incentive to quit smoking and keep my hands busy, DH told me to order some stitching fabrics so I will have plenty to work with. I am not only determined to quit smoking but to get that wall of samplers finally in movement!

I have narrowed my list down to these for starting choices (and in no particular order). I will probably just pick and choose as I go. Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe works good too! LOL!

1. Good Things
2. Beyond My Heart
3. Where My Heart Blooms
4. Love Thy Neighbor
5. Home of a Needleworker (too)
6. Awake the Dawning Day


Karen said...

Congrats on the Jeep!!! Woo-HOO!! And continued success with the smoking issue....I'm the first to tell ya that it ain't easy!!!

Here's a bit of encouragement for you - when you accomplish quitting smoking (notice I said WHEN, not IF), from then on, you can do ANYTHING!!


karenv said...

Good luck with giving up smoking - you can do it!

Looking forward to seeing your new starts, they're all lovely pieces!

Gretchen said...

Love the new Jeep Sherry!

I quit smoking in February 2001. My first grandson was due to arrive in December of that year and the kids said they would prefer I wasn't around him if I was smoking. I put them down and haven't smoked since. The first few weeks were hard but this time I had a different plan. I told myself I could never, ever smoke a cigarette again. Before I would find any excuse to start back. I had tried so many times in the past and never could stop. I think it was shear stubborness that made me do it. I refused to accept that I wasn't in control.

I'll be glad to help you all I can Sherry and root you on.


My husband still hasn't quit but he no longer smokes in the house.

Teejay said...

I'm so happy for you! It feels so great when you can drive in the vehicle of choice! Good Luck in your quitting smoking efforts.

tkdchick said...

Congrats on giving up smoking, that is one of the hardest vices to give up! Best of luck, and reward yoruself as necessary!!!

Barbeeque4 said...

I really like the jeep, congrats!! What a great pile of kitted projects to get started on!!