Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Few Bits and Bobs

I know, I know, I’ve been slacking on the blogging front once again, and my sincere apologies for not getting around to visit with you much. I wish I could say I’ve been busy, but alas, I haven’t. In fact, I have been avoiding doing any writing because it still makes me crave the dreaded weed too much. I’m a sad case. But I need to get my act together, as I have two assignments coming up soon for Oklahoma Living Magazine. Anyway, as of this moment I have gone 13 days, 16 hours and 5 minutes without a fag (ciggie), and I do want to thank you all for your supportive comments on my last post, they were much appreciated.

I also want to say a big thank you to Pam, one of my cooking blog buddies, for the info about Allen Carr’s book, The Easy Way to Quit Smoking. I have almost finished reading his book, and have downloaded his audio tape from the Interweb. It does recommend reading the book before listening to the tape, so that’s what I’m doing. It’s been tremendously helpful, I only wish I had read it before I quit, as he does really dispel many of the myths about smoking that all smokers are guilty of believing.

Anyway, enough about my filthy old habit. Last month when I went to renew my tags, I was handed a new license plate.

Personally I preferred the old ones as they were much more colorful. What do you think?

There are, however, good reasons for the change, which if you’re interested you can read about here:

Last weekend we thought spring had sprung in our little corner of the world. My daffs were up and basking in 70/80°F temps and bobbing in the balmy breezes.

Fortunately, my tulips were not going to be fooled into an early spring, and a good thing too, as Monday it rained and the wind began to blow from the north, so it was all change once again. Now my daffs are looking decidedly droopy. Oh hum.

Toodle pip for now.


pamokc said...

Girl, thanks for stopping by and thank you for the kind words about my sister. And if this will give you some steel in your determination about the quitting smoking -- two different doctors have told us that my sister's complications are due to her smoking. It affects the blood, capillaries and oxygen and the overall healing ability. She might have had no complications to her original surgery had she not been a smoker. Is it 100% the reason she had comlications? I can't say for sure, but two doctors have said as much. My sister is only age only age 53.

Meanwhile, I agree about the new car tags -- I like the old style. But it was a request from law enforcement from what I understand. And if you notice how many of hte older car tags have the paint worn off where you can't read the numbers, then you will know why law enforcement wanted the new tags. But I am glad to know where the symbol came from, I did not know that!

Hope all is well with you in the Lake District! ha.

Daffodilly said...

Stay strong on the no'll be worth it. Love the daffodil photo's. We are still in snow land waiting for the grand melt!

Lakeland Jo said...

remember we are in this together. Me with my diet, and you with the evil weed. We can do this together. Determination.

Red Bridges Home said...

Congrats on the not smoking thing! I am so not there yet, and really do need to be.

I like your blog - it's nice to find another Okie gardener. I've been here 16 years and only now am I learning how to build beds that actually produce something that doesnt' die in a month.

I have a nasty habit of killing things here.


AliBlahBlah said...

Well done for staying away from the fags for so long! You go girl! I've been avoiding sugar for lent and that's been a struggle so I have huge amounts of respect for you. My brother gave up smoking for New Years one year and he said it's the hardest thing he ever did and consequently he doesn't feel he has to make a single New Years resolution ever again!

Oh and both license plates are much cooler than the Ca licenses, so you get no sympathy from me there!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Just checking to see if everything is OK /
Haven't heard from you in awhile...

Janet said...

Thanks for your concern Jo in Tennessee, I was pretty ill for a while, but am fine now.