Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day Two



I chilled the house down to about 68 last night so I'd sleep very snug under a down comforter. And I did.
This morning started out fine. Coffee and an English muffin. No cigs.
Reading e-mail. Reading blogs. No cigs.
Now it's a little after 11 and...well, every picture tells a story, don't it?
Gotta go move around. I am as twitchy as a horse.

16 comments:

Dr. Monkey said...

Chew some flavored gum and twiddle a pencil or pen. Both will help.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Times like this remind me why Texans are famous for corny old sayings:

I'm as twitchy as a whore in church.
Nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

You get the idea.

okjimm said...

The last time I tried to quit... I went crazy and killed all the elephants in Wisconsin. That's why there are none here.

nonnie9999 said...

do something that takes a lot of concentration. the things you used to do with a ciggie burning away unsmoked in the ashtray, because you were so engrossed in what you were doing.

Matty Boy said...

Best wishes, Karen. I never smoked, but my parents both quit back in the day. It was obviously no picnic for them.

Fran said...

Not to sound corny-- but maybe you can get some meditation CD's and try some deep breathing stuff.
If you have the time to do it, it will help you relax.
I know it's new age-y, but if you have ever tried that stuff - letting the tension flow away from you, etc, it really does work.

Karen Zipdrive said...

No meditation CDs.
My cats will not permit me to lie anywhere in a state of calm.
They think I'm asking them to play trampoline with Mommy.

Iain said...

Wishing you well, KZ. I'm too much of a wuss to kick caffeine let alone nicotine, so encouraging personal testimony is lacking.

I know resorting to eating is not so good, but might cooking be the next best thing? A major blog-tastic recipe frenzy? Post the pictures, donate the results. Just a thought.

bigsis said...

Would it distract you from your funk to read that with respect to a health care plan someone said Obama,
(the Senate and Baucus) is (...like a child looking for a unicorn"? Because that line is so good it'll keep me smiling for a couple of days.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Baucus said that Obama expecting bipartisanship is like a child looking for a unicorn.
Back to my headache and shakes now.

Fran said...

Hey KZ-- You da leader in the house.... can't ya lock yourself in a room & leave the kitties out for 45 minutes?

Give them some catnip or something so they let you get your meditation or deep breathing on?

You might find a good stash of said music or yoga stuff @ the library.

bigsis said...

Rep Weiner, D/NY, said Obama and the Senate is like a child looking for a unicorn. He's right and I still like it. Now get back to your shakes.

Distributorcap said...

just think how much nicer the kitties will smell

Karen Zipdrive said...

They don't smoke.

HelenWheels said...

Iain, I weaned myself off caffeine by substituting (in the filter) something called Teechino for coffee - over the course of 5 weeks and it was painless. Just kept adding more Teechino, and less coffee.

Good job KZD, obviously I neglected your blog while conversing with you elsewhere... d'oh!

dguzman said...

Holy fuck, I don't check your blog for a little while and you go on a killing spree.