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sparky2Oct 22, 2013 @ 7:36 PM
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Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
 Time to pack it up and move it guys as this place is getting to full. So we all know the drill as been through this often so off we go to our new location. Think it is time to get back to our roots as one time we were known as The Coffee Club-Home to the SHO Country and Fitness Club
 
 Oh and this time someone remember to bring Cat as we forgot her last time and she was not a happy kitty.
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1068
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,700
Amount Saved: $10,680.00
Life Gained:
Days: 195 Hrs: 16 Mins: 43 Seconds: 41

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineOct 22, 2013 @ 8:45 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Morning everyone and sorry I am a bit late but had to make up for day before lack of sleep.  so people the coffee, tea, hot chocolate and Mias decaf is all ready to go.  I have the toast made and the fresh fruit platter is on the counter beside the greek yogurt for the smoothie gang.  I made biscuits last evening so we are all having fresh warm biscuits this morning or for snacking on during coffee breaks at work.  This morning I needed a boost so we have V8 and fresh squeezed orange juice and I will need about a gallon of the V8 to keep me going LOL.  Now this brings is to our main course for this day and since it is sooooo cold out here this morning I thought maybe a nice warm bowl of porridge would warm us up so I made a big pot full.  I sometimes like to put some fresh cut up fruit on mine and then I get fruit and warmth all inn one.  Well it is cold in here too this morning so going to start a serious fire in the fireplace to warm things up in here so off I go to get the matches from the kitchen and I see that no one has jumped up to make my mantle yet for the fireplace so I can keep the matches there.  Well with all this yacking I have ignition and liftoff - we have fire.  Now while it gets going a little better I will go grab my coffee and pull up my favorite comfy chair close to the fire and sit back and relax for a bit but first it looks like the fire is progressing nicely so I will add some bigger stuff to it and sit back and chill for a bit.  When I leave here I have a date with an angel - no seriously friends I have to go take my turn on Friday Night Fever and play some tunes to give poor Mossy a break.  There is a 4 hour time difference between here and Ireland so Mossy is working at work and posting the music right now but needs a break so that is where I come in and do my copy/paste thingy with tons of songs.  Well I am already excited cause today is Tuesday and that means comedy in here and I get to play my music and talk to my friends so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS to all 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 374
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 13,090
Amount Saved: $7,775.46
Life Gained:
Days: 52 Hrs: 3 Mins: 33 Seconds: 39

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 21, 2013 @ 4:17 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Okay friends I told you all this morning VERY EARLY that I had breaking news for you all and I have waited as long as I could to tell all so here it is
 
I  CAN  COPY/PASTE  SONGS  ON  FB  FROM  YOU TUBE  TO  MY  FRIDAY  NIGHT  FEVER  MUSIC  GROUP
 
Told you it was breaking news.  My friend Mossy in Dublin Ireland taught me on Thursday all afternoon and half the evening but I GOT IT.  I have copied and pasted way over 500 songs on our Friday Night Fever fb site.  We are all about music - every type, kind and style of music that you could ever think of.  They know all about my SHO Family and love the idea of the place but here is the real kicker
 
LAST  NIGHT  I  TAUGHT  A  FRIEND  IN  ENGLAND  HOW  TO  COPY/PASTE IN JUST UNDER 2 HOURS.  Now isnt that just the end all.  I was so happy, excited and nervous that is why I couldnt sleep last night.  Well now all I need is for Mossy to teach me how to do pictures for here cause I still cant do that but he said it wasnt me but was a setting on my computer I had to change but he will talk me throught is soon.  We have this little time difference of 4 hours to take into account and the jet lag is killing me but the airfare is cheap LOL.  So now you know my secret and if you want to come see me in action just come to the Friday Night Fever fb page - it has a burning guitar on the top of it and just check us out.  I know Sparky - the facebook thing - but it is not games but some hard work being a disc jockey - AND I AM SO HAPPY and love my music and you all know that so for now will go but may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS  And for anyone that wants to check this out you are more than welcome to come through my fb page by using my real name Debbie Owens


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 373
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 13,055
Amount Saved: $7,754.67
Life Gained:
Days: 52 Hrs: 1 Mins: 16 Seconds: 1

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 21, 2013 @ 3:43 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Good plan Red Bird , both him and I enjoy bike rides , with a two seater I could let him take the lead and just enjoy the ride !!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 669
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,366
Amount Saved: $4,121.04
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 21 Mins: 5 Seconds: 27

moving forward one day at a time

RedbirdOct 21, 2013 @ 2:44 PM
Posts: 286
Joined: Jul 14, 2013 (3:13 PM)

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading,Old Aircraft and Old Cars
Mia-  Looks like fun.  Get Sparky to make a two seater.  Fill it up with V&T and go for a nice bike ride.  That's healthy!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 96
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,400
Amount Saved: $1,008.00
Life Gained:
Days: 19 Hrs: 10 Mins: 46 Seconds: 8

One Day At A Time

mamamiaOct 21, 2013 @ 12:53 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
health and fitness the bike ride would be fitness , but just thought this was cool
 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 669
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,366
Amount Saved: $4,121.04
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 20 Mins: 47 Seconds: 58

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 21, 2013 @ 3:45 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Morning everyone and YES IT IS EARLY.  I know but had one heck of a night last night - only slept for 1 hour so I think that today will be a nap coming for me.  First things first though the coffee, tea,  hot chocolate and Mias pot of decafe are all ready to be consumed.  I have toast and muffins today and they are both on the counter under the warming blanket.  Thanks Mia for springing for this new warming blanket as it is so useful for keeping stuff nice and warm for quite a while.  wish I had one at home here.  I just finished the fresh fruit platter and it is also on the counter right beside the greek yogurt.  We have both orange and V8 juice this morning and they are both sitting on a bed of shaved ice to keep them nice and cold.  Now this brings us to our main course and I am afraid to say that for today we are going to be having some very healthy but good cold cereals.  I sure hope you all dont mind but my mine is fried this morning.  Got some exciting news for everyone but I will be back after I have a coffee and open my eyes so I can actually type the words but it is so worth waiting for so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for everyone

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 373
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 13,055
Amount Saved: $7,754.67
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 23 Mins: 31 Seconds: 11

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 20, 2013 @ 10:12 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
to all the pumpkin pie lovers bet you didn't know where they came from
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 668
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,352
Amount Saved: $4,114.88
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 19 Mins: 17 Seconds: 19

moving forward one day at a time

Happy DogsOct 20, 2013 @ 5:58 PM
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Joined: Mar 12, 2013 (6:14 PM)

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Child & Youth Worker
Hobbies: My Dogs, Staying Smoke Free
Just dropped by to say Hello to everyone.  It's great to see that so many of you are enjoying the place.  It been kinda busy so I'm heading off again.  I'll be putting my feet up sometime soon and I'll be really looking forward to catching-up on everything and everyone in SHO then, for now that will have to wait.  Please keep smiling  SHO!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/25/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 268
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,700
Amount Saved: $2,546.00
Life Gained:
Days: 26 Hrs: 20 Mins: 59 Seconds: 48

Staying Free

mamamiaOct 20, 2013 @ 1:03 PM
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Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Morning everyone !!!
 
I just got word from the photographer  that the pictures from Friday Karaoke are almost soon as it is all put together I will be posting them here hopefully this afternoon , but for now I must go ... 
Sunday greetings
Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 668
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,352
Amount Saved: $4,114.88
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 18 Mins: 20 Seconds: 50

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksOct 20, 2013 @ 8:29 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
It's such a beautiful sunny day here at SHO, sitting outside today is a must!  {made you a special latte today Sunshine } Just wanted to wish you all a happy smoke free Sunday,,,off to work I go,,,,


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 353
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,060
Amount Saved: $3,388.80
Life Gained:
Days: 41 Hrs: 10 Mins: 27 Seconds: 17

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineOct 20, 2013 @ 8:25 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning all you wonderful people and it is another glorious day here in happy valley.  No seriously for all the new commers I dont really live in happy valley I live in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia very close to the Bay of Fundy.  So I have the coffee, tea and hot chocolate ready now and Mia you have your very own pot of decaf coffee so please enjoy.  The toast just got done so it is on the counter along with some nice fresh and warm bagels with some assorted cream cheeses.  This morning we have fresh squeezed orange juice, cold pressed apple juice and some cranberry/blueberry juice on tap so enjoy.  I also reached way back into my private stock of my homemade jams and brought out a jar of strawberry and it has ALOT of strawberries and not so much sugar in it but it is good.  Now we come to our main course for today and it being Sunday and all you know I pull out all the sops so how does this sound for you all - Eggs any way you want them - just order and I will gladly make them, bacon, sausage, ham, BBQ steak (still not too late to use the BBQ), homefries, a nice garden salad with all the veggies I could pack into it.  Oh and I made a fabulous fresh fruit platter this morning and it is on the counter along side the greek yogurt and I finally tried some of the greek yogurt and it was awesome.  Now I can see why they say you can use it in baking or on baked potatoes instead of sour cream.  So my dear friends I have a date with an angel today - Phil and I are having a coffee date this morning if he ever wakes up LOL so that I can show him what I have learned about google chrome so far.  My mind was shell shocked yesterday with all the new information and I think I got brain drain really fast from trying to learn everything at once.  You guys all know me and know I dont go half way on anything - full steam ahead or go big or stay at home so I am living large right now.  Sparky you will be particularily proud of me for going into fb last evening and deleating some of my games cause I can not be copy/paste music for hours on end and playing games too.  Might not have some happy gaming friends but my real friends know that I am firstly here and secondly comes my music and after that then what is left of me can play and help out my friends with their games but got rid of quite a few.  Okay technically you could say I am still facebooking but mostly now for my music and here since I can open tabs and have two on the go at the same time now.  Is not modern technology great.  Well I guess maybe a little fire would help tke off the chill in here so going to start a small one for now and maybe sit in my comfy chair for a bit and enjoy the fire and the company if anyone drops in.  So working on fire now and need a closer place to keep the matches but safe from the heat.  I think our fireplace needs a mantle so I could set them there and they would be safe from the heat but not in the kitchen drawer where I usually keep them.  So with that being said who is going to make me a mantle for our fireplace.  Okay the fire is now going quite well and got my coffee in hand and sitting for a bit so I can bee close to put on some bigger wood and enjoy the ambiance of this place.  Well will be here for a bit but may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and huge HUGGS for everyone and have a wonderful day

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 372
Cigarett

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 19, 2013 @ 6:55 PM
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Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Hello everyone.  Mia, Violet, Star, wow what a surprise to see you all in here.  Oh I am so happy.  Mia you can always coffee in my cafe and I will always a special pot of decaf just for you and I will even put your name on the pot.  I know I love timmies too but this stuff is a close second LOL.  Well got to bring you all up to speed with my goings on today and have I been going on.  Well got rid of Explorer this morning and am now the proud owner of Google Chrome but it is culture shock to my poor brain.  My laptop is now in the 23rd century but my brain is stuck back in the 18th century - sp much to learn but for the big question of the day - YES I CAN STILL COPY AND PASTE and have been doing it all day long on the new site I told you all about either yesterday or this morning - too much crammed in my head right now.  I have copies and pasted over 200 songs this afternoon and early evening and am on a break right now.  You guys should check this site out.  I know sparky it is through facebook but it is so cool and is ALL MUSIC and every kind you can imagine and a few you might not imagine.  The place is called Friday Night Fever and it is awesome and an open group so anyone can join or just pop in for a visit and a listen to sone wonderful music (if I do say so myself) cause I am posting the songs.  This google chrome is so much to learn and I dont know when I am ever going to get all this new stuff learned but I am trying.  I spend last night in Dublin - yes Ireland.  I was supposed to be going to bed but - well - I got sidetracked by my new teacher and friend and God the jet lag today is something aweful.  I had to go back and sleep after breakfast cause I was soooo tired.  Maybe tonight I will sleep better.  I was just so darn excited about learning to copy and paste yesterday that I lost my mind.  I am coming back down to earth now slowly and I think tomorrow will be a day of rest for me.  I can rest and read about google chrome at the same time.  Hey I can multitask with the best LOL.  So fantastic to see you all together - like the old days and please come back and visit again.  My next trick will be to copy and paste a picture but not tonight the airfare to Dublin is a killer LOL.  May the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS from me to you all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 371
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,985
Amount Saved: $7,713.09
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 18 Mins: 56 Seconds: 51

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 19, 2013 @ 8:49 AM
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Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Ahhhhh ! What's all the noise in her this morning ??  So much for sleeping in..
 
Violet what a great surprise it was to see you last night, and I see Mr.V still got the moves when he grooves hahaha
 
Star? Starlyn ? Oh my is that you ? Wow you look amazing , I love your hair this morning , well we are going to have to sit and have coffee get caught up on all the news , and of course see what kinda trouble we could get into.hehehe We are not allowed Tarzan or good looking guys half naked , but it's okay I already have the best looking man their is , I'm sure we can come up with some other ways to get in trouble
 
Wavy, I was all excited last night after our chat I thought for sure you'd be here glad to see you made it in, how did you like the new stage ? Well i saved you some coffee, enjoy your day
 
Healthy , Thanks for starting out the night with me was good to see you singing again, hope you feeling better this morning, and ready to dance lol
 
Sunshine, great posting last night, and great songs sure was nice to have the gang back with us.
 
Well Sparkey I hope you had a chance to stop by here this morning for hot chocolate before you left , I think the new stage brought everyone out last night , I took some pictures and will be posting them later on , wait till you see them , I have some pretty cool shots , maybe we could hang them in the club
 
Well since I`m here and awake , I`ll grab a little bite to eat , but will have to pick up a coffee at Timmies this morning , I am only allowed decaf ( doctor`s orders again) will try and listen this time, grrrrr, I want my coffeeeee!!
 
Off i go talk soon and back with pics later , hugs to all and a great day Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 667
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,338
Amount Saved: $4,108.72
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 15 Mins: 26 Seconds: 36

moving forward one day at a time

starlynOct 19, 2013 @ 8:30 AM
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Joined: Aug 16, 2012 (11:52 AM)

Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Yes lots of new things....I really like what they have done with the place.  Hats off to Sparkey and Mia and the others for their contributions.    
 
I sure have missed this place and the friendships formed here.  I also miss the daily breakfast with Bobby and the Friday nights Karaoke with the gang.  
 
I have been using a Mac/apple computer and sometimes have problems logging on. I definitely can't access my inbox so if anyone tries to send a message, I only get this encrypted writing.  
 
Anyways, sure nice to see some familiar faces.  I will try and come by again on Friday nights as it was one of my favourite time to come to SHO.   
 
Bye for now.....  Have a great day everyone! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/7/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 438
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,760
Amount Saved: $4,029.60
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 6 Mins: 39 Seconds: 21

violet56Oct 19, 2013 @ 8:17 AM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jun 12, 2006 (8:46 PM)

Age: 0
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Customer Service
Hobbies: Photography,writing,reading
Good morning Star, so nice to see you   From looking around it looks like a lot is new haha, beautiful upgrades everywhere.  I can remember when it was basically bagels, donuts, coffee and a livingroom lol

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/25/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 451
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,765
Amount Saved: $2,706.00
Life Gained:
Days: 62 Hrs: 20 Mins: 55 Seconds: 4

It's never too late to be what you might have been

starlynOct 19, 2013 @ 7:56 AM
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Joined: Aug 16, 2012 (11:52 AM)

Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Well Hello Violet.....and Sunshine....i must of just missed you both,,,,was here a while ago,,,,sitting on the comfy chair here...place is looking great...
 
So what is new ? 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/7/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 438
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,760
Amount Saved: $4,029.60
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 6 Mins: 35 Seconds: 30

violet56Oct 19, 2013 @ 7:49 AM
Posts: 1994
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Age: 0
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Customer Service
Hobbies: Photography,writing,reading
Ahhh sunshine ... there you are   I will definitely help myself to some of the fresh fruit and greek yogurt - you are the best :-)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/25/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 451
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,765
Amount Saved: $2,706.00
Life Gained:
Days: 62 Hrs: 20 Mins: 51 Seconds: 16

It's never too late to be what you might have been

violet56Oct 19, 2013 @ 7:47 AM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jun 12, 2006 (8:46 PM)

Age: 0
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Customer Service
Hobbies: Photography,writing,reading
Horrible time trying to post here last night and actually this morning too. The only browser that will work is firefox, if I try Explorer or Chrome it just freezes up completely unless I'm just browsing the posts sigh...well I was here in spirit for the rest of the evening and so enjoyed the songs :-) 
 
I can't believe what you have done with the place - looking good   Well, think I will explore and see what I can find and wait until Sunshine's cafe is open
 
In the meantime, think I will enjoy the morning on our deck 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/25/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 451
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,765
Amount Saved: $2,706.00
Life Gained:
Days: 62 Hrs: 20 Mins: 50 Seconds: 57

It's never too late to be what you might have been

mdjsunshineOct 19, 2013 @ 7:47 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and the coffee. tea and hot chocolate are ready.  sorry I am a bit late but - well - you see when I left you all I was supposed to be going to bed BUT when I back my way out of here I had 4 different chat windows open and one was an urgent message from my friend in Dublin so we got to talking and - well - one thing lead to another and I finally crashed at 2:15AM.  Was up for the fire alarm to go off at 11:40 and since it was such a clear night I could hear it like it was next door.  Okay the toast is now done and the fresh fruit platter is on the counter right beside the greek yogurt.  I tried that greek yogurt yesterday and it had mandarin oranges in it and it was very good.  We have on tap today for juices some orange and V8 cause I need it badly.  This brings us to our main course for the day and today I think it being Saturday and all and I know how busy everyone is maybe some grab and go my version Mc muffins would fit the bill.  There will be egg, cheese and ham in them but mine are so much better than that other place so come on in - the water is fine - and join me for a cup of whatever you like and a nice chat.  I dont think we need a fire on this morning cause it is so nice and sunny outside (here anyways) so a little solar heat will save on the wood cause it is expensive.  See Mia I am trying to save a little money so Sparky will have some for his wood working shop to build us some nice thing with.  Okay so while being up half the night it never dawned on me why I was still awake at that time of night until I was talking to my gf on the phone at 1:15AM that I had never taken my medications yet - DUH no wonder I was not sleeping - not going to do that one again cause I need all the beauty sleep I can get.  Well going to download google chrome today cause Mossy (Dublin) told me that if I did that I wouldnt have to switch back and forth between Explorer 8 and Firefox all the time cause right now I can only do my games and be on SHO through fb while in Firefox but in order to copy and paste songs from you tube to my music site I have to be in Explorer so this is not a good thing so being the adventerous one I am NOT I am going to attempt to do this download thingy so wish me luck and will be back later for a visit but may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and huge HUGGS for everyone and BTW I had a blastin here last night and was so nice to see some old friends too

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 371
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,985
Amount Saved: $7,713.09
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 17 Mins: 23 Seconds: 48

mdjsunshine

starlynOct 19, 2013 @ 7:43 AM
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Country: Canada
Good Morning everyone.  Looks like there was some fun had here last night.  I tried several times to get in but couldn't.  I think it was a combination of my computer and Internet. 
 
Violet, so happy to see that you dropped by.  I would of loved to sing a song with you and the gang.....so sorry i missed you.  Anyways, gonna grab a coffee now and catch up on some news about this place.
 
Hope to see some old faces here today!
 
Bye for now! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/7/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 438
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,760
Amount Saved: $4,029.60
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 6 Mins: 34 Seconds: 6

WavylocksOct 19, 2013 @ 1:27 AM
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Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Looks like you all had a good time,, I'm late again to the party but I will play one tune so that I can have my own Karaoke on,,, 
 
 
 
 Saturday Night
The Bay City Rollers
- written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter

SATURDAY night!
SATURDAY night!
SATURDAY night!
SATURDAY night!

Gonna keep on dancin' to the
rock and roll
On Saturday night, Saturday night
Dancin' to the rhythm in our
heart and soul
On Saturday Night, Saturday night
IIIII just can't wait,
IIII got a date

*At the good ole rock and roll road
show, I gotta go
Saturday Night,
Saturday Night
Gonna rock it up, roll it up
Do it all, have a ball,
Saturday Night,
Saturday Night
It's just a Saturday Night
It's just a Saturday Night
It's just a Saturday Night

Gonna dance with my baby till the
night is thru
On Saturday Night, Saturday Night
Tell her all the little things I'm
gonna do
On Saturday night, Saturday Night
IIIIlove her so
III I'm gonna let her know

*repeat

SATURDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY NIGHT,
SATURDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY NIGHT,
It's just a Saturday night
It's just a Saturday Night,
IT's just a Saturday Night,
It's just a Saturday Night,


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 352
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,040
Amount Saved: $3,379.20
Life Gained:
Days: 41 Hrs: 6 Mins: 48 Seconds: 55

Breathe,,,,

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 10:51 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Thanks Sparkey seems like a long time since we been on stage together , it's gettin late , and i will need my beauty sleep soon , but before i crash at the table again , let's do this one again bt Tim and Faith
 
Dancin' in the dark
Middle of the night
Takin' your heart
And holdin' it tight

Emotional touch
Touchin' my skin
And askin' you to do
What you've been doin' all over again

BRIDGE
Oh, it's a beautiful thing
Don't think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know
What it is that won't let me go

CHORUS
It's your love
It just does somethin' to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I'm under
It's your love

Better than I was
More than I am
And all of this happened
By takin' your hand

And who I am now
Is who I wanted to be
And now that we're together
I'm stronger than ever
I'm happy and free

BRIDGE

CHORUS
Oh, baby

BRIDGE

CHORUS
It's your love
It's your love
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 25 Seconds: 10

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:58 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
NOTE TO SELF:  Dont access SHO from fb on Friday nights cause they wont leave me alone for two minutes so not going to access us from fb any more on Friday nights.  Well with that my dear swet friends I think the sand man just dropped half a bag of his sand in both my eyes.  It has been a very long day today with being in Ireland all afternoon LOL.  So I will put my head down for tonight and be bright eyed and bushy tailed for breakfast tomorrow morning.  Will make extra coffee just in case so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS to all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 16 Mins: 1 Seconds: 48

mdjsunshine

sparky2Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:56 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Alright time to slow it down and to ask Mia to join me up here. New stage means new beginnings and so with that time of us to do a duet to kick this off right. So hun if you will join me up here. Looking good as always and puts an old cowboy like me to shame to be up here with someone a good looking as you. So if you are ready lets give them a show.
 
It's been so long
Since i last saw you
We're always running
No time for
loving
Let's take some time out
To know each other again
You know i
miss you
You're my best friend

I don't want to lose you
You're the
one i'm living for
And i need you here beside me
Can't be without you
anymore

[chorus]
Let's make reservations for two
This is just between me and you
There will be standing in line
Because tonight you're
mine

We'll unplug the phones
Turn the lights down low
Hold each
tight
And take it real slow
I want you to myself
To share with no one
else
Make each moment last
For ever and ever and ever

Pretend we're
on an island
All alone just you and me
Where no one will ever find
us
There's no place i'd rather be

[repeat chorus]

Tonight
you're mine
Tonight you're mine
Oh tonight you're mine
Mine

I
don't want to lose you
You're what i'm living for
Oh i need you here
beside me here baby
Can't be without you anymore

[repeat
chorus]

I don't want to lose you
You're what i'm living for
Oh i
need you here beside me here baby
Can't be without you anymore

[repeat
chorus]

We've got reservations for two
This is just between me and
you
There will be no standing in line
For baby, tonight you're
mine
Tonight you're mine


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1064
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,600
Amount Saved: $10,640.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 23 Mins: 34 Seconds: 37

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:54 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
AWW too bad about Healthy and so sorry she is not feeling well.  Sparky I read your post about not so many posting and you are so right.  In the beginning when I first came I was so afraid to post but now you cant stop me LOL.  No seriously you are so right and not quite sure how to remedy this situation but I will ponder on it.  On fb (I know not the fb thing) but I feel like a one man/woman band always responding to SHO posts and inviting people to come visit us and see what we are all about and I do get an awful lot of emails and PMs in here talking to different people but maybe I can do more in here to try and answer more posts that I do now.  Well with that being said I have another one for us but not sure it will fit here but I will try
 
"Sunshine On My Shoulders"

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
If I had a day that I could give you, I'd give to you the day just like today.
If I had a song that I could sing for you, I'd sing a song to make you feel this way.

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
If I had a tale that I could tell you, I'd tell a tale sure to make you smile.
If I had a wish that I could wish for you, I'd make a wish for sunshine for all the while.

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
Sunshine almost all the time makes me high. Sunshine almost always:


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 16 Mins: 1 Seconds: 8

mdjsunshine

sparky2Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:46 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
OK ladies here is a song by Stevie Wonder. This song lots of women may like but guys will roll their eyes when they hear it. But ladies I can guarantee that every guy out there know all the words to it and if alone will probably sing along and has at one time phoned up their girl and sang it to her.
 
No New Year's Day to celebrate
No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away
No first of spring
No song to sing
In fact here's just another ordinary day

No April rain
No flowers bloom
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is, is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

No summer's high
No warm July
No harvest moon to light one tender August night
No autumn breeze
No falling leaves
Not even time for birds to fly to southern skies

No Libra sun
No Halloween
No giving thanks to all the Christmas joy you bring
But what it is, though old so new
To fill your heart like no three words could ever do

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart,
of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart,
baby of my heart
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1064
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,600
Amount Saved: $10,640.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 23 Mins: 32 Seconds: 47

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 9:44 PM
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Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
No healthy was not feeling well tonight and called it an early night sunshine ,
 
I'll take the stage for this one 
 
"I Love The Way You Love Me"

I like the feel of your name on my lips
and I like the sound of your sweet gentle kiss.
The way that your fingers run through my hair,
and how your scent lingers even when you're not there.

And I like the way your eyes dance when you laugh,
and how you enjoy your two hour bath.
And how you convinced me to dance in the rain
with everyone watching like we were insane.

[Chorus]
But I love the way you love me.
Strong and wild, slow and easy.
Heart and soul, so completely.
I love the way you love me.

I like to imitate ol' Jerry Lee
an' watch you roll your eyes when I'm slightly off-key.
And I like the innocent way that you cry
at sappy old movies you've seen hundreds of times

[repeat Chorus]

And I could list a million things I love to like about you,
but they all come down to one reason I could never live without you.

[repeat Chorus]
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 18 Seconds: 13

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:40 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Heard a song today by an artist who I have not thought of in years. Brought back memories of times gone by and to shy to say what was really on your mind. A little Jim Croce.
 

Well, I know it's kind of late
I hope I didn't wake you
But what I got to say can't wait
I know you'd understand
Ev'ry time I tried to tell you
The words just came out wrong
So I'll have to say I love you in a song
Yeah, I know it's kind of strange
But ev'ry time I'm near you
I just run out of things to say
I know you'd understand
Ev'ry time I tried to tell you
The words just came out wrong
So I'll have to say I love you in a song

[Instrumental Interlude]

Ev'ry time the time was right
All the words just came out wrong
So I'll have to say I love you in a song

Yeah, I know it's kind of late
I hope I didn't wake you
But there's something that I just got to say
I know you'd understand
Ev'ry time I tried to tell you
The words just came out wrong
So I'll have to say I love you in a song



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1064
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,600
Amount Saved: $10,640.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 23 Mins: 31 Seconds: 47

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:40 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Healthy you still with us -  OH  HHEEEAAALLLLTTTHHHHYYY  are you still here or do we have to send out Mercury for you again LOL

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 59 Seconds: 15

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 9:40 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Thanks Sunshine i was think of posting that one tonight , Alright Sparkey where did you gooooo
 
"Last Kiss"

Oh where, oh where, can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me.
She's gone to heaven so I've got to be good,
So I can see my baby when I leave this world.

We were out on a date in my daddy's car,
We hadn't driven very far.
There in the road straight ahead,
A car was stalled, the engine was dead.
I couldn't stop, so I swerved to the right,
I'll never forget the sound that night.
The screaming tires, the busting glass,
The painful scream that I heard last.

[Chorus]

When I woke up, the rain was falling down,
There were people standing all around.
Something warm flowing through my eyes,
But somehow I found my baby that night.
I lifted her head, she looked at me and said;
"Hold me darling just a little while."
I held her close I kissed her - our last kiss,
I found the love that I knew I had missed.
Well now she's gone even though I hold her tight,
I lost my love, my life that night.

[Chorus]


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 17 Seconds: 47

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 9:36 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Oh Violet glad to have you back been so long look at you and Mr. V dancing now lol
 
So nice to have you back , better join us in the kitchen think you need as little meat on your bones lol i luv youuuuu
File:Dancing skull.gif


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 17 Seconds: 25

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:36 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Mia my dear sweet friend this one is just for you from me
 
"Mamma Mia"

I've been cheated by you since I don't know when
So I made up my mind, it must come to an end
Look at me now, will I ever learn?
I don't know how but I suddenly lose control
There's a fire within my soul
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, w-o-o-o-oh

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, now I really know,
My my, I could never let you go.

I've been angry and sad about things that you do
I can't count all the times that I've told you we're through
And when you go, when you slam the door
I think you know that you won't be away too long
You know that I'm not that strong.
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, w-o-o-o-oh

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, even if I say
Bye bye, leave me now or never
mamma mia, it's a game we play
Bye bye doesn't mean forever

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go
Mamma mia, now I really know
My my, I could never let you go


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 58 Seconds: 41

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:33 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Well Hello Violet how the heck are you my dear friend.  So fantastic to see you in here tonight.  Just like old times but not to worry about Wavy cause it is still early where she lives.  Now we need Starlyn to show and we will be complete.  Of course it would be great if we could all be here but we can sure have some good fun tonight.  So let me go find another good one for us to dance and sing to.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 58 Seconds: 16

mdjsunshine

violet56Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:32 PM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jun 12, 2006 (8:46 PM)

Age: 0
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Customer Service
Hobbies: Photography,writing,reading

This song always reminded me of what this site meant to me when I was learning how to live without smoking...anytime of the day or night there was always someone that would help
 
You've got a Friend - James Taylor
 
When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend.

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together and call my name out loud.
Soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there.

Hey, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend? People can be so cold.
They'll hurt you and desert you. Well, they'll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don't you let them.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call, Lord, I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend. You've got a friend.
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend. Ain't it good to know you've got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you've got a friend.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/25/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 450
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,750
Amount Saved: $2,700.00
Life Gained:
Days: 62 Hrs: 19 Mins: 25 Seconds: 15

It's never too late to be what you might have been

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 9:30 PM
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Age: 51
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Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
good to see you Sparkey   sunshine great song and look at you post 
 
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"

Jitterbug [4X]

You put the boom-boom into my heart
You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts
Jitterbug into my brain
Goes a bang-bang-bang 'til my feet do the same
But something's bugging you
Something ain't right
My best friend told me what you did last night
Left me sleepin' in my bed
I was dreaming, but I should have been with you instead.

Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Wake me up before you go-go
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go-go
'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
Wake me up before you go-go
Take me dancing tonight
I wanna hit that high (yeah, yeah)

You take the grey skies out of my way
You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
Turned a bright spark into a flame
My beats per minute never been the same

'Cause you're my lady, I'm your fool
It makes me crazy when you act so cruel
Come on, baby, let's not fight
We'll go dancing, everything will be all right

Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Wake me up before you go-go
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go-go
'Cause I'm not plannin'' on going solo
Wake me up before you go-go
Take me dancing tonight
I wanna hit that high (yeah, yeah, baby)

(Jitterbug)
(Jitterbug)

Cuddle up, baby, move in tight
We'll go dancing tomorrow night
It's cold out there, but it's warm in bed
They can dance, we'll stay home instead

(Jitterbug)

Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Wake me up before you go-go
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go-go
'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
Wake me up before you go-go
Take me dancing tonight
Wake me up before you go-go, don't you dare to leave me hanging on like a
yo-yo
Take me dancing

(Boom-boom-boom)
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 16 Seconds: 46

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:27 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
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Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Sparky you are here.  So happy to see you and did you hear about my new copy and paste thing.  FINALLY I CAN DO IT TOO but not til tomorrow due to technical issues and the fact that my teacher lives in Dublin Ireland but here is one the old fashion way
 
Everybody talks about a new world in the morning.
A new world in the morning so they say.
I, myself don't talk about a new world in the morning.
A new world in the morning, that's today.

And I can feel a new tomorrow comin' on.
And I don't know why I have to make a song.
Everybody talks a bout a new world in the morning.
New world in the morning takes so long.

I met a man who had a dream he had since he was twenty.
I met that man when he was eighty-one.
He said too many people just stand and wait up til the mornin',
Don't they know tomorrow never comes.

And he would feel a new tomorrow coming on.
And when he'd smile his eyes would twinkle up in thought.
Everybody talks about a new world in the morning.
New world in the morning takes so long.

And I can feel a new tomorrow coming on.
And I don't know why I have to make a song.
Everybody talks about a new world in the morning.
New world in the morning takes so long.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 57 Seconds: 27

mdjsunshine

violet56Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:26 PM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jun 12, 2006 (8:46 PM)

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Country: Canada
Occupation: Customer Service
Hobbies: Photography,writing,reading

My computer is not cooperating very well either, keeps not responding sigh...but I don't care and I'm going to keep trying LOLOL  Hope Staryln can make it but so happy to see everyone again :-)
 
 
 
 
Try to remember the kind of September 
When life was slow and, oh, so mellow 
Try to remember the kind of September 
When grass was green and grain was yellow 

Try to remember the kind of September 
When you were a tender and a callow fellow 
Try to remember and if you remember 
Then follow 

sparky2
Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:25 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
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Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
OK so another song that says a lot about this place as well as the people that have come to mean something to each other. We are here because we stand by each other.
 

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the  moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be  afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh  stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
All  the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I  won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh  stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh  stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble won't you  stand by me
Oh stand by me, oh won't you stand now, stand
Stand by  me
Stand by me





My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1064
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,600
Amount Saved: $10,640.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 23 Mins: 29 Seconds: 0

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:21 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Hey all this is old one but always loved this song by John Lennon
 

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1064
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,600
Amount Saved: $10,640.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 23 Mins: 28 Seconds: 12

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:19 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Love ABBA Mia and here is another one from me to rock the house with
 
"Save The Last Dance For Me"

You can dance
Every dance with the guy
Who gave you the eye
Let him hold you tight

You can smile
Every smile for the man
Who held your hand
'Neath the pale moonlight

But don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin'
Save the last dance for me, mmm

Oh I know
That the music is fine
Like sparkling wine
Go and have your fun

Laugh and sing
But while we're apart
Don't give your heart
To anyone

But don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin'
Save the last dance for me, mmm

Baby don't you know I love you so?
Can't you feel it when we touch?
I will never, never let you go
I love you oh so much

You can dance
Go and carry on
Till the night is gone
And it's time to go

If he asks
If you're all alone
Can he take you home
You must tell him no

'Cause don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin'
Save the last dance for me

'Cause don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin'
Save the last dance for me, mmm

Save the last dance for me, mmm
Save the last dance for me



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 56 Seconds: 19

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 9:16 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Good one sunshine ... I think our friend Wavy fell asleep she said she'd be here tonight.... another one from ABBA
 
Fernando"

Can you hear the drums Fernando?
I remember long ago another starry night like this
In the firelight Fernando
You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar
I could hear the distant drums
And sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar

They were closer now Fernando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally
I was so afraid Fernando
We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die
And I'm not ashamed to say
The roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernando
They were shining there for you and me
For liberty, Fernando
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, Fernando

Now we're old and grey Fernando
And since many years I haven't seen a rifle in your hand
Can you hear the drums Fernando?
Do you still recall the fateful night we crossed the Rio Grande?
I can see it in your eyes
How proud you were to fight for freedom in this land

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernando
They were shining there for you and me
For liberty, Fernando
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, Fernando

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernando
They were shining there for you and me
For liberty, Fernando
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, Fernando
Yes, if I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, Fernando...


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 15 Seconds: 24

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:15 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Okay girls lets rock the house tonight with a little Donna Summers
 
"Last Dance"

Last dance
Last dance for love
Yes, it's my last chance
For romance tonight
I I need you by me
Beside me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad

So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance this last dance tonight

Last dance
Last dance for love
Yes, it's my last chance
For romance tonight
Oh-ho, I need you by me
Beside me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad
So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance tonight

Oh-ho, I need you by me
To guide me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad

So, come on baby, dance that dance
Come on baby, dance that dance
Come on baby, let's dance tonight







My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 55 Seconds: 41

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 9:10 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
I'd listen to this one over and over back in the days.... Sunshine you posted before
 
"Chiquitita"

Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong
You're enchained by your own sorrow
In your eyes there is no hope for tomorrow
How I hate to see you like this
There is no way you can deny it
I can see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, tell me the truth
I'm a shoulder you can cry on
Your best friend, I'm the one you must rely on
You were always sure of yourself
Now I see you've broken a feather
I hope we can patch it up together

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leaving
You'll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita

So the walls came tumbling down
And your love's a blown out candle
All is gone and it seems too hard to handle
Chiquitita, tell me the truth
There is no way you can deny it
I see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leaving
You'll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 14 Seconds: 47

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 9:09 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Hello everyone I am finally here but with some technical issues.  I cant post songs here until tomorrow cause there are some settings in my computer that wont let me post anything by copy and paste til tomorrow when I change the settings.  My new friend Mossy that lives in Dublin Ireland had to go to bed finally since it is 4 hours difference from here to there so after spending the entire afternoon teaching me how to copy and paste he is tired and so am I.  Just got off the phone with my other friend Mary and we talk every night at 9PM Atlantic time cause she is just in New Brunswick.  If you want to see my copy and paste skills just go to Friday Night Fever on fb and you will see a ton of songs all copied and pasted by yours truely from you tube.  So going to find a song and post it the old fashion way for tonight so be back in a jiff with a good one Oh and Healthy thanks for the song - I loved it and Mia dont go anywhere casue I will be right back

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 54 Seconds: 50

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 9:08 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Ahhhh Violet missed you soooo much in here and Starlyn been trying to get in here but her computer is acting up on her ... good to see you and I have always loved Abba


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 14 Seconds: 32

moving forward one day at a time

violet56Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:04 PM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jun 12, 2006 (8:46 PM)

Age: 0
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Customer Service
Hobbies: Photography,writing,reading

I do so miss Karaoke Fridays
 
Take a Chance on Me - Abba
 
If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(That's all I ask of you honey)
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we're together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
'Cos you know I've got
So much that I wanna do, when I dream I'm alone with you
It's magic
You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know
That I can't let go

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(Come on, give me a break will you?)
Take a chance on me

Oh you can take your time baby, I'm in no hurry, know I'm gonna get you
You don't wanna hurt me, baby don't worry, I ain't gonna let you
Let me tell you now
My love is strong enough to last when things are rough
It's magic
You say that I waste my time but I can't get you off my mind
No I can't let go
'Cos I love you so

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa ba-ba
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/25/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 450
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,750
Amount Saved: $2,700.00
Life Gained:
Days: 62 Hrs: 19 Mins: 21 Seconds: 25

It's never too late to be what you might have been

HealthyOct 18, 2013 @ 8:22 PM
Posts: 713
Joined: Feb 14, 2011 (11:28 AM)

Age: 48
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Program Coorddinator
Hobbies: reading, walking, running, movie night
Songwriters: BULLOCK, JEFF / MAHER, BRENT
Friday finally came around 
This girl's ready to paint the town 
Tonight ain't nothin' gonna slow me down 

I did my time workin' all week 
Tonight's all mine, tomorrow I'll sleep 
I wanna hear a band with a country sound 

Well, I've been couped up all week long 
I've been workin' my fingers to the bone 

(Chorus) 

Well, it's a girl's night out 
Honey, there ain't no doubt 
I'm gonna dance every dance 'til the boys go home 
Well, it's my night to rock 
No watchin' that ol' clock 
Oh, ain't no doubt, Lordy it's a girl's night out 

Two step or the Cotton Eye Joe 
They can play 'em fast or they can play 'em slow 
I can do 'em all just show me the floor 
You can give me a little rock 'n roll 
Or even a waltz with the lights down low 
I'll still be dancin' when they close the door 

(Repeat Chorus) 

Friday finally came around 
This girl's ready to paint the town 
Tonight ain't nothin' gonna slow me down 

I did my time workin' all week 
Tonight's all mine, tomorrow I'll sleep 
I wanna hear a band with a country sound 

Well, I've been couped up all week long 
I've been workin' my fingers to the bone 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2013
Smoke-Free Days: -13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -260
Amount Saved: $-84.50
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -102260

Life with my family, deserve a healthy me!

HealthyOct 18, 2013 @ 8:15 PM
Posts: 713
Joined: Feb 14, 2011 (11:28 AM)

Age: 48
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Program Coorddinator
Hobbies: reading, walking, running, movie night
This one is for you Sunshine!
 
Tonight's the night we're gonna make it happen
Tonight we'll put all other things aside
Get in this time and show me some affection
We're going' for those pleasures in the night
I want to love you, feel you
Wrap myself around you
I want to squeeze you, please you
I just can't get enough
And if you move real slow
I'll let it go
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know
I know I want you
We shouldn't even think about tomorrow
Sweet memories will last for long, long time
We'll have a good time, baby
Don't do worry
And if we're still playing' around boy
That's just fine
Let's get excited, ooh
We just can't hide it, no, no, no
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it, no, no
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know I want you, I want you
[Instrumental Interlude]
Oooh, boy, I want to love you
Feel you, wrap myself around you
I want to squeeze you, please you
No, I just can't get enough
And if you move real slow
I'll let it go
I'm so excited, oooh-weee
I just can't hide it
Oooh, I'm about to lose control
And I think I like it, oh, yeah
I'm so excited
And I just can't hide it, no, no, no, no, no
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know I want you
Want you
[Instrumental Interlude]
Look what you do to me
You've got me burning up
Oooooooooooh
How did you get to me
I've got to give it up
Oooooooooooh
Baby, I'm so excited
(What you do to me)
I just can't hide it
(You've got me burning up)
I'm about to lose control
And I think I like it, yeah
I'm so excited
(How did you get to me)
I can't deny, no, no
I know, I know I want you.. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2013
Smoke-Free Days: -13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -260
Amount Saved: $-84.50
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -102302

Life with my family, deserve a healthy me!

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 8:14 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
hey Healthy you should be on top of the world !!! here's a little Lady gaga
 
"The Edge Of Glory"

There ain't no reason you and me should be alone
Tonight, yeah, baby! (Tonight, yeah, baby!)
And I got a reason that you're who should take me home tonight (Tonight)
I need a man that thinks it's right when it's so wrong
Tonight, yeah, baby! (Tonight, yeah, baby!)
Right on the limits where we know we both belong tonight

[Bridge:]
It's hard to feel the rush, to brush the dangerous
I'm gonna run right to, to the edge with you
Where we can both fall far in love

[Chorus:]
I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment with you
I'm on the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge,
I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment with you
I'm on the edge with you.

Another shot before we kiss the other side
Tonight, yeah, baby! (Tonight, yeah, baby!)
I'm on the edge of something final we call life tonight
(Alright! Alright!)
Put on your shades, 'cause I'll be dancing in the flames
Tonight, yeah, baby! (Tonight, yeah, baby!)
It isn't hell if everybody knows my name tonight
(Alright! Alright!)

[Bridge:]
It's hard to feel the rush, to brush the dangerous
I'm gonna run right to, to the edge with you
Where we can both fall far in love

[Chorus:]
I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment with you
I'm on the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge,
I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment with you
I'm on the edge with you.

I'm on the edge with you
I'm on the edge with you
(You, you, you...)

[Solo saxophone]

[Chorus:]
I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment of truth
I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment with you
I'm on the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge,
I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment with you
I'm on the edge with you (with you, with you, with you, with you, with you)


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 9 Seconds: 0

moving forward one day at a time

HealthyOct 18, 2013 @ 8:13 PM
Posts: 713
Joined: Feb 14, 2011 (11:28 AM)

Age: 48
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Program Coorddinator
Hobbies: reading, walking, running, movie night
"Top Of The World"

Such a feelin's comin' over me
There is wonder in most every thing I see
Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes
And I won't be surprised if it's a dream

Everything I want the world to be
Is now comin' true especially for me
And the reason is clear, it's because you are here
You're the nearest thing to Heaven that I've seen

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

Somethin' in the wind has learned my name
And it's tellin' me that things are not the same
In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There's a pleasin' sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
All I need will be mine if you are here

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2013
Smoke-Free Days: -13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -260
Amount Saved: $-84.50
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -102317

Life with my family, deserve a healthy me!

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 8:09 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
???????
 
It's so lonely out tonight
And the feeling just got right
For a brand new love song
Somebody done somebody wrong song

Hey, won't you play another
Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby, while I miss my baby

So play, play for me a sad melody
So sad that it makes everybody cry
A real hurtin' song about a love that's gone wrong
'Cause I don't wanna cry all alone

So hey, won't you play another
Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby, while I miss my baby

So, play, play for me a sad melody
So, sad that it makes everybody cry
A real hurtin' song about a love that's gone wrong
'Cause I don't wanna cry all alone

Hey, won't you play another
Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby, while I miss my baby

Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby, while I miss my baby
I miss my baby


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 8 Seconds: 28

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 7:25 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
oh oh !!!
 
"Where's The Party"
Working Monday through Friday
Takes up all of my time
If I can get to the weekend
Everything will work out just fine
That's when I can go crazy
That's when I can have fun
Time to be with my baby
Time to come undone

[Chorus:]

Where's the party, I want to free my soul
Where's the party, I want to lose control
Where's the party, I want to free my soul
Where's the party, I want to lose control

Couldn't wait to get older
Thought I'd have so much fun
Guess I'm one of the grown-ups
Now I have to get the job done
People give me the business
I'm not living in fear
I'm just living in chaos
Gotta get away from here

[chorus]

[Intermediate:]

Don't want to grow old too fast
Don't want to let the system get me down
I've got to find a way to make the good times last
And if you'll show me how, I'm ready now

Slow down you move too fast
Gonna make the good times last
Gonna let my hair hang down
I'm ready now
[repeat]

Where's the party
Where's the party, someone tell me
Where's the party, come on, come on, come on
Where's the party

[intermediate]
[chorus]

Slow down you move too fast
Gonna make the good times last
Gonna let my hair hang down
I'm ready now
[repeat]

Where's the party
Where's the party, someone tell me
Where's the party, come on, come on, come on
Where's the party

We can make it all right
We can make you dance, we can make a party last all night
[repeat until end]


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 14 Mins: 3 Seconds: 59

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 6:34 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Still trying this but Explorer 8 cant keep up with all the windows open but I have faith in me


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 33 Seconds: 16

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 4:38 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Well my dear friends I have some news for you and I am so excited that I cant sit still.  It took me all day and the help of a friend that is in Dublin - YUP that right Dublin Ireland and another friend from New Brunswick but I CAN NOW COPY AND PASTE LIKE NOBODYS BUSINESS and yes I am yelling it from the top of old smoke free mountain for the whole world to hear.  I told you all that I would master this thing by my one year but it took a few extra days and a fb trip to Ireland but I finally have done it and I will show you all very soon cause I have alot of work to do.  So watch for me coming to your screen SOON.  If I can just orchestrate this thing right it should work I HOPE AND PRAY


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 15 Mins: 17 Seconds: 5

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 7:55 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Thanks Wavy , we posted same time,
 
Love the flowers cheers back to you girl friend
hugs xox Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 12 Mins: 52 Seconds: 59

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 18, 2013 @ 7:51 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Don't we all love Friday's !!!
 
Sparkey the stage looks fabulous, it brings back memories , don't you guys remember when Violet and Mr.V would come by and dance the evening away?
Mooncoupledancing5
What a romantic couple !
 
Ahhhhh and who could ever forget the trouble Starlyn and I would get into, That girl tried to give me a run for my money... to bad some did not like Tarzan but she tried !!! I miss you youuuuu Star
 
Well we have a great gang now to , with morning breakfast, and our Club as never looked so good with all the flowers and decorating done in here by Wavy, I peaked in Sparkey's wood working shop this morning 
Not sure what he's working on now, maybe a few bench to put in the gardens..
 
Well time to open up my shop, Fridays are always busy, all you men out there drop by the For lovers only Shop we are located across from Wavy's flower shop, In there you will find plenty of unique gift ideas and more.....
Valentine_ecard
Hugs and have a great day guys Mia
P:S Healthy , what shop will you be opening , anyone have ideas? 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 666
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,324
Amount Saved: $4,102.56
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 12 Mins: 52 Seconds: 34

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksOct 18, 2013 @ 7:50 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Mia,  I like your determined attitude!   Not only can you not be kicked when you're down, but you seem to come back even stronger! Here's to you my friend,,,I know you're on the mend but will not be out of commission long,,, 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 351
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,020
Amount Saved: $3,369.60
Life Gained:
Days: 41 Hrs: 4 Mins: 44 Seconds: 53

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 7:27 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Healthy you are back.  Oh how I missed you and yes of course we still have a fireplace - in fact we have 2 now - the usual one in the cafe and a nice big one outside on the back deck for cookouts or sitting and singing by the fire side or just to sit in a lounge chair and relax.  We did have an outdoor spot in front of the cafe for the summer and food and drinks could be taken out to the tables with the umbrellas outside for everyones enjoyment but alas fall and winter are coming so for this part of the year we moved everything back inside for warmth.  I start the fire most morning now cause you know how I love to sit in my comfy chair in front of the fireplace with my coffee and it would be so nice to have some company and please bring Mercury back cause I used to curl up on the floor beside him in front of the fireplace.  Sparky - corporate helicopter, helipad HUM I think that dog house under your money tree will come in very handy.  Mia I am so happy you are back cause you know me girl I always miss ya when you are AWOL but please look after health issues (as Sparky suggested) cause you tell me to look after my health so right back at ya girlfriend.  Oh Healthy please come to the karaoke night tonight and with the new stage the Sparky built it should be a blast so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you and so good to be all together again HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 14 Mins: 0 Seconds: 21

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 18, 2013 @ 7:11 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and another wonderful day it is today and Friday to boot so that can only mean one thing - ITS KARAOKE NIGHT.  Okay before I get off on one of my rants the coffee, tea and ht chocolate are ready.  I have the bread in the toaster doing its thing and I am dragging out all the fresh fruit from the fridge to make the platter.  So how is everyone today - hope all is good with everyone.  Well the toast is now done and on the counter in the warming blanket and I am working feaverishly on the fruit platter and will set it on the counter along side the yogurt when done.  I made oatmeal/raisin muffins yesterday and they are sooooo good so of course I brought some in here for all of you to snack on.  This morning we have orange and apple juice on tap.  Now this brings us to the main course for the day and I think maybe we could have some fluffy pancakes (Phils idea cause he wants some).  I will put out the maple syrup to go on them and I scoured the freezer and found some of my home made fruit compote to put on the pancakes if you like.  So now that that is done I can give you a quick update on my new friend that lives in New Brunswick.  We had so much fun yesterday playing music and she got me into her music club and yes Sparky it is through fb but it is not a gaming thing.  This is music and we can all let a little music in our lives and I cant wait til tonight so I can share some of the songs with you.  All of these songs are in video form so we can actually hear the singer and see the background.  Music is good for the soul they say so I must have a great soul.  I even learned a few new things that I didnt even know existed on fb and I had fun with Cat Lady yesterday sending back and forth cat, dog, and many other funny pictures/caractures.  Now I wonder what kind of mischief I can get myself into today.  Oh I am so happy these days and I feel so much better now that I am back on my Prednisone.  Not all of the bad stuff is gone but for once in a great time I can do things and I am happy so that has to count for something.  Well Phil is off to town this morning so going to make a list for him since he doesnt come home with what I tell him to if he doesnt have a list.  Well I sure hope everyone has a fantastic day today and I will be back in a bit but got to go clean out my emails since I forgot to do it yesterday for some strange reason and there are over 600 of them in 2 days cause everything that goes to my fb page also goes to my emails so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,950
Amount Saved: $7,692.30
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 13 Mins: 58 Seconds: 9

mdjsunshine

HealthyOct 17, 2013 @ 10:18 PM
Posts: 713
Joined: Feb 14, 2011 (11:28 AM)

Age: 48
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Program Coorddinator
Hobbies: reading, walking, running, movie night
Hi again, nice to see all of you.....Just wondering do we still have that fireplace and spa section....you know  how much I love those two....
 
Remind me again when is poetry day? I'll need to start practicing....its been too long...
 
Looking forward to my hot chocolate in the morning Sunshine!
 
Awesome stage for kareoke night... need to find my singing voice...lol...Oh ya Mercury buried that a  while back.....
 
Our little  club looks like a whole town now....nice improvements.
 
Well about me - I'm doing fine, got a new job, my third week there. Its amazing, overwhelming but I'm enjoying it. The best part is I'm nobody's assistant....I get to make real decisions on my own!!!!  lol
 
 Talk soon!
Healthy 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2013
Smoke-Free Days: -14
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -280
Amount Saved: $-91.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -110000

Life with my family, deserve a healthy me!

sparky2Oct 17, 2013 @ 9:37 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
 Well guess there goes the tennis courts and helipad. Guess I wont need the corporate helicopter either. Will have to put those on hold until she goes away again. I think she just does it to see what I will do then comes back to catch me doing it. Like a dog on a leash they let you get out there so far and you think you are free and then they reel you right back in again. Well back to the basement to work on future projects.
 
  So main street is coming along well and barn is nearing completion. As you saw home theatre is in and oh did not mention redid the bar and stage for Friday nights so better be scarce when she goes in there. Later
 
 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1063
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,575
Amount Saved: $10,630.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 19 Mins: 7 Seconds: 29

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 17, 2013 @ 5:18 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Alright well I am going to try it again and if I get cut off again I give up!!!
 
Sparkey I spotted Mercury but I think you trained him well in looking for Healthy so he ran off again 
K9-LooneyTunes
If Spotted please return to club Sparkey will need him in the dog house as nights are getting cold heheheheeh ( ohhh That is my wicked evil laugh )
 
Sorry Sparkey, I know I was to stay away a bit longer, take care of health issues and stuff , but you and I have worked hard building our little club and not ready to let it go , not now , not ever...beside have to keep an eye on you mouahhhhhhh !!!!   
 
later guys !!! Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 665
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,310
Amount Saved: $4,096.40
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 11 Mins: 22 Seconds: 46

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 17, 2013 @ 4:46 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Alright Wavy, I'm going to take that wall down and get back in here with you and raise a little hell.... Besides there is only one girl in this club that can tame that boy of mine, but thought I'd be nice and drop off that money tree myself to him...
Mr. Spark got you a money tree but be careful because from what I can see Healthy kept Mercury and see dog house right under the tree...
Healthy it will nice to have you back in here , especially on poetry days , but best of all it's good to see you wanting to kick old nic to the curb once again . 
 
No much as changed other then every time I go away for a few days you know who starts renovating  the latest being a new home theater
last time I left Sweetpea came in with a barn studio idea , didn't take long for you know to spend big bucks on that barn...
and
 
I believe our little club have now grown to look like this
Conceptual Rendering of Main Street
 
So let's see we have Sweetpea's art studio and sculpting shop, Wavy's flower emporium, Sunshine's café, Happy's dog training and grooming, Mia's Romantic Victorian gift shop,  Smitty's mountain equipment co-op and Sparkey being an old woodworker we have Sparkey's woodshop.
 
Can you bring Mercury back for a visit , I believe Sparkey been missing his K9 besides if he keeps spending like this the nights are getting cold he will need him to keep warm 
Wavylocks
Oct 17, 2013 @ 8:41 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Just stopped in for a quick coffee and piece of toast and to say "hi" "how are ya?" to our friend Healthy,,,,glad to see you back, we need some excitement in here as Mia has 'a walled' for a bit.  So please come and join us, tell us how that dog of yours is doing {Mercury?}, hope to see you for Karaoke night tomorrow.Wavy   


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 350
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,000
Amount Saved: $3,360.00
Life Gained:
Days: 41 Hrs: 2 Mins: 2 Seconds: 4

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineOct 17, 2013 @ 8:02 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and Healthy it is so great to see you again.  With Mia off on a quest who do I have to get in trouble with hehehehehe Dont worry Sparky I will behave but love the new movie theatre and Mia wont mind a bit and maybe we can get her to watch a couple of good movies.  Well friends the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready so come and get it.  I have the toast made and on the counter.  Working on the fresh fruit platter for the smoothie gang and those that eat healthy so when done it will be on the counter right beside the yogurt.  We have orange, cranberry and V8 juice on tap this morning.  Now for our main course today I thought it has been quite a while since we had quiche for breaky so this morning I made a few of them so I kind of hit everyones liking.  I made a plain one with some cheese in it, one packed full of veggies and the last one has the works - eggs (of course), cheese, veggies and crumbled up bacon (of which I drained all the fat) so everything is good and healthy.  Well it is a bit nippy out this morning and it just poured rain last evening and all night so I think a little fire might be in order so off to get the matches and some paper.  Dodedodeo - I am back with supplies for making fire.  Well crumpled up paper, kindling, matches - by god I think we have created fire.  Now I will grab a cup of coffee and my comfy chair for when this fire really gets going.  Now for the big wood and thank you for bringing me in the firewood and kindling cause that is a hard job for me.  So big stuff on and flaming ike mad so sitting back with my feet up and drinking my coffee.  Oh the life of leisure I have in here with all of you taking such good care of me.  Healthy we have to bring you up to date girl and we better take some time to sit and have something in my fancy shmancy cafe and get caught up on the goings on in here.  Will make a date with you when you have time.  Not a good night last night but I made a well sort of new friend on fb last evening.  I know Sparky I can hear you now but this was not a game thing or a gossip thing but a true friend in every sense of the word.  She introduced me to a new site that has only music on it and she made me a member so we rocked the house for quite a while.  We then spoke for quite a while on the phone and since we are both in the same time zone it worked out great.  She lives in New Brunswick but had been to NS just before her second husband died.  Her daughter was in the hospital yesterday and was so sick they had to put her into a drug induced coma while they cleaned her out.  The doctor had started her on a new heart medication and she had a violent reaction to it but my late last night the daughter was coming around but she has to stay there until things are straightened around and they get her on a medication that she will not have an allergic reaction to.  My friend cried alot on the phone but mostly from relief that her daughter would be okay.  BTW the daughter is in Arkansas so is a long way from here and this makes the worry worse.  Well that is about all my news for now but will be popping back in later with my TV update so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all of you

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 369
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,915
Amount Saved: $7,671.51
Life Gained:
Da

mdjsunshine

HealthyOct 16, 2013 @ 8:32 PM
Posts: 713
Joined: Feb 14, 2011 (11:28 AM)

Age: 48
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Program Coorddinator
Hobbies: reading, walking, running, movie night
Hi
Just decided that today would be a good day to stop in and say hi!
So Hi!
How I missed this place.
Needed a familiar place.....lots of catching up to do.....
Getting myself ready for the next sequel.....
Be back soon, I need to read up and see who's who, and where, and how everyone's doing....
 I see Sparky is getting into trouble again? Mia are  you leaving him alone too long again?
Healthy 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2013
Smoke-Free Days: -15
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -300
Amount Saved: $-97.50
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -119037

Life with my family, deserve a healthy me!

sparky2Oct 16, 2013 @ 1:07 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
You would think that Mia would learn not to leave me alone to amuse myself. I tried I really did to keep out of trouble but when I get bored I get the urge to renovate and being movie and TV day well just had to redo the theatre. She should also learn to just leave me money for food when she leaves for a bit. Silly girl
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1062
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,550
Amount Saved: $10,620.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 13 Mins: 10 Seconds: 30

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 16, 2013 @ 8:38 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
So Mia is off on a quest to consult amongst the gurus to find answers of enlightment leaving me to keep an eye on things. Well will do my best to keep things going and may make a few changes to generate some interest. Got a few ideas brewing and any suggestions would be appreciated. Main Street is nearing completion and will be revealing it shortly.
 
 So morning all and Sunshine as usual thanks for getting everyone off to a good start with your excellent breakfasts. Hope all go well for you at the doctor. TV day so back a little later which some TV related stuff. Peace


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1062
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,550
Amount Saved: $10,620.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 12 Mins: 21 Seconds: 16

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineOct 16, 2013 @ 5:27 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone - the coffee. tea and hot chocolate and ready.  I am making the toast as we speak and will put it on the counter when done.  The fresh fruit platter is done and on the counter with the yogurt right beside it.   I made some fresh squeezed orange juice this morning and we had some of the old pressed apple juice in the fridge so they are both out on the ounter.  Now for our main course today I was thinking it has been a while sine we had god old fashion boiled eggs so I did 2 bathes - one bath are hard boiled and the other are soft boiled but the whites are well cooked and only the yolk is soft.  I made some bacon up to go with that as we all need our protein in the morning.  Well off to the doctors again today and we shall see what she has to say today.  Phil wants to go and see his lego supplier to chek if his order came in yet so it should be a nice trip since we have to go to Kentville.  Well will go for now and have some coffee myself bt will be back later so may the sun always shine on each ad every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 368
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,880
Amount Saved: $7,650.72
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 7 Mins: 2 Seconds: 31

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 15, 2013 @ 5:36 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Sparky your were great and remember the pixie sticks filled with sugary stuff.  Black balls were sold at 2 or 1 penny and lick a made.  Black licorice pipes and cigars, any flavour licorice whips.  String licorice.  Oh and you ould buy a bag of  chips for a nickle and there were more than 4 in the bad.  Chocolate bars for a dime and even that was expensive.  Oh for the good old days eh.  Well got to go lay down again friends but will be back later and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 367
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,845
Amount Saved: $7,629.93
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 5 Mins: 23 Seconds: 24

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 15, 2013 @ 2:13 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Hey guys I'm going away for a bit not sure if I will be a few days or a few weeks Sunshine you keep the fire burning in here , and wish you well with all your health issues do get better soon..prayers to you my friend
 
Wavy , can you keep an eye out on the pledge a pound, I see some have done really great and don't want to miss out on encouraging every one , just like quitting losing the weight means determination and will power..
 
Sparkey you just keep doing what you do best and keep everyone happy.
 
See you guys when I return love Mia
Gonna miss you's 
Love Sad Anime Girl ~ 1280x1024
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 663
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,282
Amount Saved: $4,084.08
Life Gained:
Days: 68 Hrs: 6 Mins: 7 Seconds: 31

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:22 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Candy cigarettes.

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.

Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

Newsreels before the movie.

P.F. Fliers.

Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-601). Party lines.

Peashooters.

Howdy Dowdy.

Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Green Stamps.

Mimeograph paper.

The Fort Apache Play Set.

Do You Remember a Time When.

Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'?

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'Do Over!'?

'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?

Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening?

It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was 'cooties'?

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot?

Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?

'Oly-oly-oxen-free' made perfect sense?

War was a card game?

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

Taking drugs meant orange - flavored chewable aspirin?

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yeah, I remember that'?




My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1061
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,525
Amount Saved: $10,610.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 8 Mins: 38 Seconds: 40

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:21 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends? and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a... '?

Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?

Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

Buying nearly everything out of the Sears Roebuck and Monkey Ward catalogs.

....as well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games, Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1061
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,525
Amount Saved: $10,610.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 8 Mins: 38 Seconds: 25

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:19 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

It took five minutes for the TV to warm up?

Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels?

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time? And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . . and they did it!

When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?

sparky2

Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:13 PM
Posts: 4226
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Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Hey all Tuesday and comedy day. Well from the funny depending on how you look at it file. Was in the store the other day and we just did Thanksgiving and are not yet through Halloween yet some of the stores are clearing aisles and will very soon look like this.
 
 
 Use to be we could get through one before the other began but now they just overlap. Can't get to Christmas fast enough I guess. Also heard my first radio commercial that was Christmas related. Shoppers get those credit cards ready as shopping will start any day now.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1061
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,525
Amount Saved: $10,610.00
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 8 Mins: 36 Seconds: 55

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineOct 15, 2013 @ 10:16 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and I am so sorry to be this late but I was up from 1:15AM until 7:15 when I had to go lay down again due to the extreme pain and so goes my day again today - sit up til it hurts and then lay down til it stops hurting.  Well I made the coffee, tea and hot chocolate.  Not sure if anyone wants fruit but I made it anyways and it is on the counter with the yogurt.  I put out some orange and cranberry juice also.  We have fresh biscuits and I made some toast just in case someone wants a snack.  I thought that maybe cereal would be okay for today since I know it is late but they cereals are all healthy ones so please enjou and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 367
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,845
Amount Saved: $7,629.93
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 4 Mins: 22 Seconds: 12

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 14, 2013 @ 8:13 AM
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Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and I think I am still full from supper last night.  I make the entire supper all by myself and was so proud of the fact that I had not been able to do this in the last 4 years due to my illnesses and not being able to stand up to do anything but SITTINGS WORKS MY FRIENDS.  I have the coffee, tea and hot chocolate ready and the bread is in the toaster so I will scoot over to the fire^place to start this fire while waiting on the toast.  It is really chilly here this morning so got al my fire supplies and soon we will be much warmer.  Back to the toast which is done and on the counter covered to keep it warm.  I got the orange and V8 juice from the fridge and it is also on the counter.  Now back to my fire and I can now put a little bit bigger pieces of wood on there and wait again so now I am working on the fresh fruit platter and it is a thing of art this morning so when done it will be on the counter along side the yogurt.  I had leftover muffins and biscuits from our brunch yesterday so I warmed them all up and they are as fresh as the day I made them so enjoy.  Now for the main course today I seem to want an omelette so that is what we are having and of course I made one with just cheese, one packed with veggies and I had some fresh mushrooms so sliced them up and added them and the last one has the whole kitchen sink in it - eggs, cheese, veggies and bacon and ham so I hope everyone enjoys this.  Now on to my gossip for the day.  I had a rather emergency ambulance trip to the hospital late last evening.  Man those ambulances must hit every pothole when they are going fast.  Phil came and brought me home at about 2:30 this morning and I will definitely be spending the day today lying down and resting and will call my doctor on Tuesday morning first thing to book an appointment with a surgeon VERY SOON.  Well this is enough for me right now and have to go back and lay down so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 366
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,810
Amount Saved: $7,609.14
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 0 Mins: 44 Seconds: 29

mdjsunshine

kwquitterOct 13, 2013 @ 9:25 PM
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Country: Canada
great job md!! you deserve to be proud of yourself. have a great Thanksgiving and KTQ!!
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 752
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 18,800
Amount Saved: $7,783.20
Life Gained:
Days: 140 Hrs: 5 Mins: 52 Seconds: 24

mdjsunshineOct 13, 2013 @ 6:33 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Sunday morning everyone and what a splendid day it is today.  This is the day I have waited my whole smoking life for - TODAY IS MY ONE YEAR QUIT and I am so happy to finally be free from that little white stick of death.  Well the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are good to go and I think I will have my coffee over by the fire while I get it going cause it is darn chilly in here this morning.  Got the matches, paper and kindling so now to build us a nice warm fire.  Okay I have the little stuff going well and will go make some toast and let the small stuff get going good before I put some bigger wood on to burn.  So now I have the bread in the toaster and today we have 12 grain and flax seed.  I am now going to see what we have for juice today and it looks like we have orange, apple and my personal favorite V8 so out they come from the fridge and on the counter they go.  Now bak to my fire and putting on some nice big pieces of wood so it will ne all nice and cozy in here for our Sunday brunch.  Okay folks now to the fresh fruit platter and arranging all the fruits in a pretty fashion this morning.  I got the yogurt out and set it and the fruit platter on the counter.  I baked most of the day yesterday so today we have a new kind of apple cinnamon muffins, plain biscuits and some copy cat Red Lobster cheese biscuits and they are all keeping nice and warm in my new warming dish so I hope you enjoy.  This being Thanksgiving and brunch day I just had to cook a small turkey for all of us.  Mine at home is a 22 pounder sitting in one half of my kitchen sink thawing so I cooked the one for here so we could all celebrate together too.  I also made buttermilk waffles, eggs (yes Mia yours are cooked well), bacon, ham, sausage, homefries, a nice tossed salad with all the veggies you can imagine, a cheese and pickle tray and of course cranberries for those that like them with your turkey.  Now for desserts I of course made pumpkin, apple and peach pies to go along with the muffins.  I also made some quicky fruit compote for the waffles if anyone wants some.  I made it out of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and a bit of peach for sweetness and ùi tried it already to make sure it was good and it is and also Phil approved so it must be okay and I did not use sugar or sweetener so it is just fruit.  I also put out the maple syrup for thise that like it.  Well having company for our Thanksgiving turkey supper today and I am so happy cause I love to cook and the more people I can cook for the happier I am so when I am done here I have to start dicing onions and celery for my dressing along with my dried bread.  I have made this dressing all my life and it was passed down for 5 generations in my family. 
 
Well enough with the food it is time for me to celebrate.  YAHOO I MADE IT FINALLY - ONE YEAR SMOKE FREE and now moving on to my second year of freedom.  Phil told me this morning that he was so proud of me and I started crying but they were tears of joy and pride and I think alot of my day will be spend with tears of joy.  Sammy my man we walked this last 100 days together and I was so proud to have you by my side all this time as you have been a pillar of strength for me.  Remember climbing the mountain when I got in trouble for yelling down to you - it is funny now but was not so funny way back then so we need me to stay out of trouble for the next year and that is going some cause I can get myself into more trouble just thinking about something LOL.  Well I guess it is time for me to snuggle up in my cozy chair for a bit before the work starts so got my coffee and the fire is going very nicely so into my comfy chair I go and sip my coffee and wait for the rest of you to come in.  I know alot are away this weekend but for all of you may the sun always shine on eac

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 12, 2013 @ 6:50 PM
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Sunshine you would have also enjoyed this one
 
"Delta Dawn"

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?

She's forty-one and her daddy still calls her, 'baby'
All the folks around Brownsville say she's crazy
'Cause she walks down town with a suitcase in her hand
Looking for a mysterious dark-haired man

In her younger days they called her Delta Dawn
Prettiest woman you ever laid eyes on
Then a man of low degree stood by her side
And promised her he'd take her for his bride

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?




My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 660
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,240
Amount Saved: $4,065.60
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 23 Mins: 11 Seconds: 37

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 12, 2013 @ 6:35 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Mia I LOVE LOVE LOVE that song and was singing it just about a week ago.  My mom used to sing that song to me alot when I was younger.  Sure hope you are having a fantastic day my friend and I am doing the baking thing again today and doing the turkey thing tomorrow so have fun this evening and may the sun always shine on you my dear sweet friend HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 364
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,740
Amount Saved: $7,567.56
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 19 Mins: 29 Seconds: 55

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 12, 2013 @ 10:11 AM
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Well the sun is shining and I feel like the happiest girl this morning , so been walking around the house signing so will sign here with you to start my day
 
Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It's a skippidity do da day
I'm the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A.

Good morning morning
Hello sunshine
Wake up sleepy head
Why'd we move that bojangle clock so far away from the bed
Just one more minute
That's why we moved it
One more hug will do
Do you love waking up next to me
As much as I love waking up next to you


You make the coffee
I'll make the bed
I'll fix your lunch
And you fix mine
Now tell me the truth
Do these old shoes look funny
Honey it's almost nine
Now you be careful
Gotta go I love you
You have a beautiful day,
And kiss the happiest girl, In the whole U.S.A.

Skippidity do da
Thank you oh Lord for making him for me
And thank you for letting life turn out the way
That I always thought it could be
There once was a time when I could not imagine
How it would feel to say
I'm happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A


Now shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It's a skippidity do da day
I'm the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A.

Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It's a skippidity do da day
I'm the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A.

Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It's a skippidity do da day
I'm the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A.

Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It_s a skippidity do da day
I_m the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A.
Good morning morning
Hello sunshine
Wake up sleepy head
Why_d we move that bojangle clock so far away from the bed
Just one more minute
That_s why we moved it
One more hug will do
Do you love waking up next to me
As much as I love waking up next to you
You make the coffee
I_ll make the bed
I_ll fix your lunch
And you fix mine
Now tell me the truth
Do these old shoes look funny
Honey it_s almost nine
Now you be careful
Gotta go I love you
You have a beautiful day,
moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 12, 2013 @ 7:01 AM
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Age: 62
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Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone - it is another beautiful day here in the valley but a bit cool this morning.  The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are good to go.  I have the bread in the toaster getting all golden brown and am working on the fresh fruit platter.  I have already put the yogurt on the counter and going back to the fridge for the cream cheese cause I got some nice fresh bagels for us this morning.  The toast is now done and on the counter and so is the fruit platter right beside the yogurt.  I made some fresh orange juice this morning and I also put out the cranberry/blueberry juice as well.  Well I guess this brings us to our main course for today and with so many away for the long weekend and it being Saturday and I know how busy everyone is I thought I would make some grab and go my version egg, ham and cheese NOT mc muffins.  So going to start the fire now as it is chilly in here too.  This time I will be smart and get the matches before I get the whole thing ready and no matches so off I go got the matches and scrunching up some paper, putting in the kindling and a few very small pieces of wood and POOF there she goes up in smoke - like cheech and chong - but I will wait til I am sure this is going to stay going before I put some big stuff on.  Think I will go get a coffee and grab my comfy chair to sit in front of the fire for a bit and relax.  Okay before I get all comfy it is time to put the big wood on and then I can sit and relax.  Good now sitting in my comfy chair with coffee so I can tell a short story.  Remember earlier in the week when I was so angry with that green resident for making me go off my prednisone - well after 4 days of being back in severe pain I called my real doctor and told her I was going back on the prednisone cause I could not believe how much it helped me and really didnt realize just how much until I stopped it and so did my new found freedom and independence.  I know the risks but how much worst can thigs get for my body compared to the benefits of taking the medication so I am very happy to announce that I am now back on them again and looking forward to a pile of baking today as tomorrow my oven will be stuffed to the max with our turkey.  Oh my how I LOVE turkey and then the home made soup after well I could live on the stuff forever LOL.  So I hope everyone has a wonderful day and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 364
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,740
Amount Saved: $7,567.56
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 17 Mins: 53 Seconds: 17

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 11, 2013 @ 7:24 PM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
wow Sparkey , You taken us back a few years ! but that red one hmmm NOPE that was before my time I guess
 
but I do remember 
and the Juke box boy they were popular 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well does that mean we get into the 50's music tonight ?? I'll try and be back a bit later not sure I will make it or not  ... I just had a really nice surprise and spent a wonderful afternoon, with my oldest "son" ( boy I took custody of when he was 11 years old ), to long and personal story to share here but just like the Pordigal son he came home , done a lot of cleaning up and his becoming the responsible young man I always wish he would be.. makes a mama proud
 
Later guys !!
 
Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 659
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,226
Amount Saved: $4,059.44
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 20 Mins: 47 Seconds: 2

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Oct 11, 2013 @ 1:50 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
OK Music day so lets look back at the stuff we used to make our music portable.
 
 Anyone remember these.
 
 Or these monsters
 and the old walkman
 
and then CDs came along which brought out this next generation
 
 MP3 players
 
 We have come a long way since the transistor radio and sure more to come.
 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1057
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,425
Amount Saved: $10,570.00
Life Gained:
Days: 193 Hrs: 15 Mins: 20 Seconds: 3

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 11, 2013 @ 1:31 PM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to “clean up” the bird’s vocabulary.
Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird, and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then, suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s out stretched arms and said, “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.” John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, “May I ask what the Turkey did”
Happy Thanksgiving
:)


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 659
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,226
Amount Saved: $4,059.44
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 20 Mins: 10 Seconds: 46

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 11, 2013 @ 1:27 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day before Thanksgiving and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough."

"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.

"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her."

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "No way they're getting divorced!" she shouts, "I'll take care of this."

She calls Phoenix immediately and screams at her father, "You are not getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says, "they're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way."


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 659
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,226
Amount Saved: $4,059.44
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 20 Mins: 10 Seconds: 16

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 11, 2013 @ 1:25 PM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
A game warden was driving down the road when he came upon a young boy carrying a wild turkey under his arm.  

He stopped and asked the boy, 
'Where did you get that turkey?' 

The boy replied, 
'What turkey?' 

The game warden said, 
'That turkey you're carrying under your arm.' 


The boy looks down and said, 
'Well, lookee here, a turkey done roosted under my arm!' 

The game warden said, 
'Now look, you know turkey season is closed, so whatever you do to that turkey, I'm going to do to you. 

If you break his leg, I'm gonna break your leg. 
If you break his wing, I'll break your arm. 
Whatever you do to him, I'll do to you. 
So, what are you gonna do with him?' 

The boy said, 
'I guess I'll just kiss his butt and let him go!'


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 659
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,226
Amount Saved: $4,059.44
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 20 Mins: 10 Seconds: 5

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 11, 2013 @ 11:01 AM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Lovely Wavy !!
 
Alright a little humor today , In honor of thanksgiving
hope I don`t get in trouble
 
So who likes Stuffing ?
Funny Thanksgiving Moments
poor turkey 
Funny Thanksgiving Turkey 
well he's trying
 
 
Happy thanksgiving guys oxxo  Mia
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 659
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,226
Amount Saved: $4,059.44
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 19 Mins: 55 Seconds: 15

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksOct 11, 2013 @ 8:06 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
"Harvest Moon"                  

Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin'
We could dream this night away.

But there's a full moon risin'
Let's go dancin' in the light
We know where the music's playin'
Let's go out and feel the night.

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now it's gettin' late
And the moon is climbin' high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin' in your eye.

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 344
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,880
Amount Saved: $3,302.40
Life Gained:
Days: 40 Hrs: 9 Mins: 4 Seconds: 46

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksOct 11, 2013 @ 7:53 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Good morning SHO buddies,,,looks like a lovely day, a little chilly here this morning but it forces me to jump start my day!!!  Yahoo,,it's Friday and Thanksgiving Long Weekend,, can't stay long, have many special fall floral orders to fill,,,I found some comfy blankets for you all to cuddle with        


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 344
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,880
Amount Saved: $3,302.40
Life Gained:
Days: 40 Hrs: 9 Mins: 3 Seconds: 14

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineOct 11, 2013 @ 7:00 AM
Posts: 2609
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Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are all ready and the coffee today is wonderful.  I am working on my masterpiece of a fresh fruit platter and will set it and the yogurt on the counter when done.  I made toast this morning and today we have flax seed and rye bread for a change.  I was just reaching into the fridge to get the juices when a thought struck me - hey I know what we can have for our main course today so it will be my breakfast casserol that I have only made once before and I loved it so here it goes.  I use pillsbury biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces and soak them in beaten eggs for about a half hour.  Meanwhile in another bowl mix together the cheese, veggie and some sausage meat that has been taken out of the casings.  When done combine both bowls together and stir well and pour into a 9x13 pan sprayed with pam.  Put it in the oven for about half hour and make sure it is done in the center before taking it out (and Mia doesnt do runny eggs).  This can be served right from the oven or eaten cold.  It freezes well and can be popped into the microwave to reheated if needed for a on the go breaky or snack.  Well it is karaoke friday today so I hope we get lots of songs and people singing them.  Thank you Redbird for starting the fire and bringing in some wood for me and yes we do need a fire this morning cause it is CHILLY out there so starting one right now.  Mia I love the chairs and no wonder I like to curl up in them in front of the fire.  Redbird please dont drink and fly cause that may lead to smoking LOL oh and Mia I love the techy set up and was thinking of somethig quite similar to that for myself.  This is day 2 now without my prednisone and yesterday was so depressing for me.  The pain is back and maybe I ***** alot but the darn stuff worked so well and now I am back to square one but not for long cause I am going back to the doctor ASAP and getting them and my new found independence back very soon.  Phil found my tv show BONES for me last night on megashare and I watched 4 episodes from season 8 and was to happy to see them all again.  Well I guess it is time to check my emails so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 363
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,705
Amount Saved: $7,546.77
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 14 Mins: 32 Seconds: 27

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 10, 2013 @ 8:16 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
psstttt  Redbird ... that was not a comfy chair I was hiding all my electronics from Sparkey ...   hehehe 
toilet chair office funny Randomly Collected Funny Photos (36 Photos)
busted Now
 
Alright just kidding seen the new chairs will crash here for a bit myself , but will skip the chips and dips
Thanks for making the fire , I'll just sit here and read my book , before bedtime 
 
 Easy on the drinks there Redbird
want to see you land the plane
not crash it 
LOL
Bad day at the office...
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 658
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,212
Amount Saved: $4,053.28
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 18 Mins: 24 Seconds: 16

moving forward one day at a time

RedbirdOct 10, 2013 @ 7:42 PM
Posts: 286
Joined: Jul 14, 2013 (3:13 PM)

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading,Old Aircraft and Old Cars
Just dropped in to fix up the fire.  Busy day at the food bank.  Smells good in here with the oak and maple slowly crackling away.  Loved the food this morning Sunshine!  Who got these chairs?  It's like you're melting into them.  The dips and chips are great but nobody else is here.  I'll bring in some more wood and head home with my Labs.  Maybe have a drink with them!  Love ya'alll!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 85
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,125
Amount Saved: $892.50
Life Gained:
Days: 17 Hrs: 6 Mins: 37 Seconds: 29

One Day At A Time

mamamiaOct 10, 2013 @ 1:23 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Oh Oh !!   I know we sent Mercury looking for Healthy and never came back , but think we need Mercury looking for Gomez .. He was our Thursday poet ... 
 
Lost Bobby`s poetry, Lost Sparkey`s Poetry, Lost Healthy`s poetry ( boy was she good) Now losing Gomez ... Oh well
 
Funny Thanksgiving Poem on a pretty greeting graphic: Cute little turkey in a Pilgrim hat sits atop the Thanksgiving Day Poem’s Title: Happy Turkey Day! May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump, may your potatoes n’gravy have nary a lump, may your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize, may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off of your thighs Happy Thanksgiving! Click for a larger graphic of this Thanksgiving Day Poem Greeting.
 
 Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 658
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,212
Amount Saved: $4,053.28
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 17 Mins: 41 Seconds: 50

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 10, 2013 @ 7:30 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and yes the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready.  Just finished making a fresh batch of orange juice with my handy dandy juicer and I want some V8 this morning so it is out there too.  I have the toast done and on the counter along with some home made strawberry jam and it is the not so sweet kind.  Now I am presently working on the fresh fruit platter so when complete it will be on the counter beside the yogurt.  So this brings me to this mornings main course and today we are having scrambled eggs.  I made three different batches so everyone could enjoy what they like so there is plain, with cheese and with veggies and bacon so I hope you find what you like.  Well now on to the news part of my day and sorry for the political rant yesterday but we were so excited for our dear friend that I guess I just wanted to share with the world so no more politics for me  I went to the doctor yesterday and came home in tears and was so angry.  Did not see my doctor but a resident and a very green and still wet behind the ears one at that.  I think he needs more schooling and a few brains wont hurt either needless to say I am back to square one and finding it very hard to accept.  No I did not have a cigarette but I sure came close to it in my despair.  I will not be used as anyones guinnea pig ever again and I wont be seeing that young resident again so he can practice playing doctor with someone else.  Now that that is out of my head I can go on to try and have a good day and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 362
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,670
Amount Saved: $7,525.98
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 11 Mins: 16 Seconds: 7

mdjsunshine

RedbirdOct 09, 2013 @ 9:02 AM
Posts: 286
Joined: Jul 14, 2013 (3:13 PM)

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading,Old Aircraft and Old Cars
Morning Sunshine and Mia-  Thanks for the oatmeal and coffee.  Chilly here(7) but will warm up nicely.  Good day for gardening I think.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 84
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,100
Amount Saved: $882.00
Life Gained:
Days: 16 Hrs: 23 Mins: 38 Seconds: 38

One Day At A Time

mamamiaOct 09, 2013 @ 7:58 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Good Morning gang,
 
Comedy was a hoot yesterday, I stumble on a really great site and posted the appropriate ones here, but my did i have a few good laughs yesterday ...
 
Sunshine Breakfast is fabulous as always but I won't get into a political debate here , will leave that for others if they wish... Politics and religion  are two subject that can turn ugly fast and I prefer to keep my comments to myself .
 
So upwards and onwards with what's new in the world of televisions....Well apparently the voice as started and I missed all the episodes so far not a real big deal as they are sorting them out before the competition ,  I think the voice is more popular now then American Idol .... I loved it when we had Canadian Idol , we were able to participate and vote ....
 
Off I go for the day , I will discipline myself and stay away from the online world today ..... NOT heheheheheh !!!!
 
Mia xox later gang 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 657
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,198
Amount Saved: $4,047.12
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 14 Mins: 40 Seconds: 15

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 09, 2013 @ 7:16 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning to everyone and another beautiful but cold day here in the valley. Got the coffee, tea and hot chocolate made and already testing the coffee and it is superb today.  The bread is in the toaster and I am working on the fresh fruit platter as we speak.  Oh the toast is ready now so on the counter it goes and back to my fruit.  This morning since apples are all the rage right now here in the valley I added apples to the platter in slices.  I set the fruit on the counter right beside the yogurt.  I brought some fresh biscuits in today for a treat and kept them all nice and warm for you to enjoy.  Oh I almost forgot the juice so today we have on tap orange, apple and some left over cranberry/blueberry.   Well this brings us to the main course for today and I am thinking of a nice bowl of warm apple cinnamon oatmeal would sure hit the spot this morning but of course I made some of the just plain oatmeal too for those that dont like either apples or cinnamon.  On the few occassions that I do eat this I like to put some fresh fruit on top and eat my fruit and cereal together.  Well now for my news flash for today.  We now have a liberal majority government for the first time in 20 years and finally and contrary to most peoples opinion Stephen is going to be the one to lead us into the future with a promising outlook.  His ideas are great and he is for the little people of this province.  I have personally known him since he was the owner of a small business and then our MLA and now our Premier.  If anyone reads the stories on fb and you find mostly negative comments it is simply because these people do not know Stephen like I do and mores the pity for them to typecast all liberals in the same group cause this man is different.  He comes from a family of 17 children (yes we are a prolific bunch here in NS) but he know of hard times and fighting to get what you want, need and deserve so with this as his upbringing how could he fail to help and keep in touch with all of the people in this province.  Well I guess that is enough politics before breakfast so going to doctors this afternoon and I wonder what she will have cooked up for me this week.  Hope everyone has a great day and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 361
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,635
Amount Saved: $7,505.19
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 7 Mins: 53 Seconds: 32

mdjsunshine

LeesfreeOct 08, 2013 @ 10:49 PM
Posts: 153
Joined: May 28, 2013 (2:12 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Caterer
Hobbies: Cooking, entertaining, traveling, reading.
It's joke day right? Tis my first time be gentle,lol. So, why is it that when Mylie Cyrus gets half naked and licks a hammer...it's referred to as art? But when I do it they call it drunk and I get kicked out of Home Depot??

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/28/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 133
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,660
Amount Saved: $1,064.00
Life Gained:
Days: 15 Hrs: 5 Mins: 5 Seconds: 22

sparky2Oct 08, 2013 @ 8:49 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
The gene pool is getting shallow and we need more lifeguards.
 
 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1054
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,350
Amount Saved: $10,540.00
Life Gained:
Days: 193 Hrs: 3 Mins: 25 Seconds: 52

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 08, 2013 @ 8:32 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
These would be sad if it wasn't so funny
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1054
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,350
Amount Saved: $10,540.00
Life Gained:
Days: 193 Hrs: 3 Mins: 22 Seconds: 39

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 6:17 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No problem Sunshine great minds think alike ,  great share For2itis , love seeing you post in here...tomorrow is actors , tv, ...hmmmmm  well will see what kind of discussion we can have on that ... have a few ideas to share .... 
 
later gang Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 13 Mins: 15 Seconds: 47

moving forward one day at a time

For2itisOct 08, 2013 @ 5:36 PM
Posts: 1152
Joined: Jan 25, 2013 (11:02 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Forever trying to amaze clients.
Hobbies: Golf, hitting balls with golf clubs, walking the golf course, not smoking while golfing.
I love comedy day, because its funny and I like living on the edge.  So...with the known risk of offending every single person or group in Canada, here goes.
 
Q: How many Canadians does it take to change a light bulb? /
 
A: Twelve. Four to form a Parliamentary study committee to decide how to solve the problem, one Francophone to complain that I didn’t translate this joke into French, one Native Canadian to protest that the interests of Native Canadians have been overlooked, one woman from the National Action Committee On the Status Of Women to say that women have been underrepresented in the process, one to go over the border to the Niagara Falls Factory Outlet Mall and buy a new bulb and not pay duty on it on the way back, one to actually screw it in, one to collect taxes on the whole procedure so the government can afford it, one to buy a case of Molson for everybody to drink, and one to drop the puck.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 275
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,850
Amount Saved: $1,540.00
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 6 Mins: 40 Seconds: 53

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 4:39 PM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,

A little boy went to church with his mother one Sunday morning.
While standing in church, the little boy said, “Mom, I really need to pee.”

His mother bent down and said to him, “We cannot use that word in church. From now on whenever you need to ‘pee’ just tell me that you need to ‘whisper’.”

The very next Sunday, the little boy went along with his Dad to church and in the middle of the service, he said to his father, “Daddy, I really need to whisper.“

His Dad looked at him and said, “Okay, you can just whisper in my ear quickly.”

whispering-in-church
 
Oh boy I'm on a roll today !!  Better stop and keep some for next Tuesday chow gang hope i was able to bright up your day  .... Hugs Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 13 Mins: 5 Seconds: 46

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 4:34 PM
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Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Tricking the Police

 
 

This is the true story of Glen Reem of Meridian, Mississippi. Glen was going to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the shed. Glen went to go turn off the light but saw there were some people in the shed in the process of a robbery.

He quickly called the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?” and Glen said no and explained the situation. Then they explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there as soon as possible.

Glen said, “Okay,” hung up, counted to 30, and called the police again.

“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I’ve just shot them all.”

Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance arrived.The police caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to Glen: “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”

Glen said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”

 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 13 Mins: 5 Seconds: 10

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 4:30 PM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,

There was this group of old ladies riding in their car about 35 miles an hour when a cop stopped them and asked, “Do you know your only going 35?”

“Yes” said the driver.

“Why are you going only 35?”

“Because the sign says 35.” she replies.

“That’s the number of the road,” the policeman said. “By the way, why are those ladies in the back seat so scared?”.

The driver said,” We just got off of Highway 95″

driving-too=slow


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 13 Mins: 4 Seconds: 50

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 08, 2013 @ 3:01 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Sorry Mia next time I read before I post LOL.  It was good for a laugh in the entire neighbourhood today.  My neighbour laughed so hard he almost feel off the chair.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far and I just made supper for the third day in a row.  Tomorrow to the doctor and see what she has to say.  Well may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and Phil bought me a vacuum cleaner for my laptop today.  It really works and has 2 different heads for cleaning the one cleans the fan area and general over the tops stuff and the other one has a narrow head for cleaning in between the individual keys and other nooks and crannies and it plugs into a usb port on the laptop and shines a light so you can see where you need to clean and goes on high or low.  Neat eh and HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 360
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,600
Amount Saved: $7,484.40
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 5 Mins: 37 Seconds: 42

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 08, 2013 @ 2:15 PM
Posts: 2609
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Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Okay if this works this will count for my contribution to comedy day and please dont censor this cause it is not bad and so funny
 
MONDAY: It's fun to cook for Tom. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls.

TUESDAY: Tom wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So I didn't dress. What a surprise when Tom brought a friend home for supper.

WEDNESDAY: A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice. It seemed kind of silly but I took a bath anyway. I can't say it improved the rice any.

THURSDAY: Today Tom asked for salad again. I tried a new recipe. It said prepare ingredients, lay on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving. Tom asked me why I was rolling around in the garden.

FRIDAY: I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put the ingredients in a bowl and beat it. There must have been something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.

SATURDAY: Tom did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday (oh boy).For some reason Tom keeps counting to ten.

SUNDAY: Tom's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast but all I had was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger, much to my disappointment.

GOOD NIGHT DEAR DIARY. This has been a very exciting week. I am eager for tomorrow to come so I can try out a new recipe on Tom. If I can talk Tom into buying a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him with chocolate moose. http://looneyline.com/


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 360
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,600
Amount Saved: $7,484.40
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 5 Mins: 31 Seconds: 19

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 1:22 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Alright well I need my afternoon beauty nap because :
 
Last night I had a dream that I was a muffler. I woke up very exhausted today!
 
A Black and White Cartoon of an Exhausted Woman with a Windup Key on Her Back - Royalty Free Clipart Picture
 
Mia 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 12 Mins: 45 Seconds: 26

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 1:06 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
LOL   NO wonder you don`t get me Sparkey , get reading !!!   heheheh
 
oh oh 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 12 Mins: 43 Seconds: 50

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Oct 08, 2013 @ 11:57 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Hey guys cheer up as they just released the guide to understanding women. This is volume 1. Good luck.
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1054
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,350
Amount Saved: $10,540.00
Life Gained:
Days: 193 Hrs: 1 Mins: 48 Seconds: 23

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 10:11 AM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
these 7 complicated facts about women must have been written by a man who just don't understand women
 
1. They believe in saving.
2. Still they go out & buy expensive clothes.
3. Always buy expensive clothes but never have anything to wear.
4. Never have anything 2 wear, but always dress beautifully.
5. Always dress beautifully, but never satisfied.
6. Never satisfied, but still expect men to compliment them.
7. Expect men to compliment, but don't believe them if complemented. .!!!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 12 Mins: 25 Seconds: 52

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 10:02 AM
Posts: 6398
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,

A Newly Weds Diary On Cooking For Tom.



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 12 Mins: 24 Seconds: 56

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 9:52 AM
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LOL Sparkey , I promise to behave today, I don't like you gettin in trouble ... hmmm well unless I'm the one gettin you in trouble hehehehe....
 
the Clock 
 
After closing time at Chuck's, Cat was proudly showing off his new apartment to a couple of his friends.
He led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong and a mallet.
'What's that big brass gong?' one of the guests asked.
'It's not a gong. It's a talking clock,' Cat replied.
'How's it work?' the friend asked, squinting at it.
'Watch,' Cat replied. He picked up the mallet, gave the gong an ear-shattering pound and stepped back. .
The three stood looking at one another for a moment.....
Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed, 'You idiot! It's three-fifteen in the morning!'


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 12 Mins: 23 Seconds: 49

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Oct 08, 2013 @ 8:45 AM
Posts: 4226
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Age: 60
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Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
A new moderator has joined SHO and has been given the task of moderating the Tuesday comedy day at the club. This was his reaction as he started his day.
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1054
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,350
Amount Saved: $10,540.00
Life Gained:
Days: 193 Hrs: 1 Mins: 13 Seconds: 13

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 7:40 AM
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hey Sparkey this is to go with health and fitness from last week LMAO
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 12 Mins: 10 Seconds: 16

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 7:37 AM
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Hobbies: looking for humor,


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 12 Mins: 10 Seconds: 0

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 08, 2013 @ 7:30 AM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
  VS   einstein
 
Mr. Bean v/s Einstein..

Einstein & Mr.Bean sitting next to each other on a long flight..

Einstein says, Let's play a game..

I will ask you a question,
if you don't know the answer,
you pay me only $5 and if I don't know the answer,
I will pay you $500..

Einstein asks the first question : What's the distance from the Earth to the Moon..?

Mr.Bean doesn't say a word, reaches his pocket, pulls out a $5..

Now, it's Mr.Bean's turn..

He asks Einstein : What goes up a hill with 3 legs and comes down on 4 legs..?

Einstein searches the net and asks all his smart friends..
After an hour he gives Mr.Bean $500..

Einstein going nuts and asks : Well,so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four..?

Mr.Bean reaches his pocket and gives Einstein 5$ !!!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 656
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,184
Amount Saved: $4,040.96
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 12 Mins: 9 Seconds: 13

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 08, 2013 @ 6:57 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Tuesday morning everyone and if it is Tuesday then it must be comedy day and have I got a great one for today but first to the important matters of the day.  Coffee, tea and hot chocolate and ready and tasting mighty fine I might add.  I have bread in the toaster and am working on our fresh fruit platter.  I made some fresh squeezed orange juice for this morning and I also put our the cranberry/blueberry juice too.  Oh the toast is ready now so it is on the counter right beside the fruit and yogurt.  Now I thought a bit about what we have not had for a while as I never want any of you to get bored with breakfast since it is the most important meal of the day so for today I was thinking about French toast with grated apple and some cinnamon in it.  I bake it in the oven so it is not fried and is actually very healthy for you too.  Going to sit back in here and enjoy a cup of coffee and hopefully some good jokes from anyone stopping by.  Wavy I love the beautiful fresh flowers you brought me for the tables.  The beautiful brilliant yellow mums are so much more wonderful in the fall set against the reds and oranges of all the trees and of course you knew my favorite colour is yellow.  Makes me happy to get up each morning and come into my yellow kitchen here at home.  Well got the food and drink done so lets move on to a little activity.  I had another stellar day yesterday cause I made a big pot of chili all by myself.  It was so thick and full of peppers, tomatoes, onions and lean ground beef and went so well with the warm biscuits.  Oh I was in heaven for a while.  I am already thinking about what to make for supper tonight and Phil has put in a request for pate chinois or as you call it shepards pie and he wants it with creamed corn (YUCK) so I will make it for him and I will have some more chili.  I hope when I go see the doctor tomorrow she cant tell that I havent done much resting but mums the word around here LOL.  I have a big Phil update but will put it in his thread so watch for it cause it is very special.  Well I guess I had better go check my emails for now but will be back with my joke/story for the day a bit later so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 360
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,600
Amount Saved: $7,484.40
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 4 Mins: 30 Seconds: 21

mdjsunshine

For2itisOct 07, 2013 @ 7:16 PM
Posts: 1152
Joined: Jan 25, 2013 (11:02 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Forever trying to amaze clients.
Hobbies: Golf, hitting balls with golf clubs, walking the golf course, not smoking while golfing.
Been busy the last few days and am finally getting caught up with this part of my life. :) Mia, I loved your family story about Sundays....I felt like I was there with you. Sunshine, sorry to hear about your chair troubles but really happy that Phil ate a cinnamon candy and survived it perfectly fine without a smoke....see, smoking doesn't help anything although a cinamon candy can put you in a good mood. Sounds like a nice country drive. Oh yeah, the big 365 is coming up eh Sunshine? Phil will be a month...a dual celebration. For health and fitness day I'm stating out loud and for the record that I have been lax all summer but I definately want to reestablish a good work out routine and improve my eating habits. I did well for the first five months of the year then along came golf weather and beer and socializing....so, it's time to eliminate all of my friends and go into hibernation until next May when I golf again, and during that time I'll do more things right! I'm going to stop short of saying bring on the broccoli, but I can cut back on fries and fried foods and eat more salads and exercise....I'm not going to pledge a pound because my goals aren't about weight loss but I will pledge reshaping a pound or two!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 274
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,836
Amount Saved: $1,534.40
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 3 Mins: 5 Seconds: 43

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

mamamiaOct 07, 2013 @ 4:16 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
I was going to post this in the pledge a pound club, but being that it is health and fitness today I thought I would share this here ... Lots of pressure on many of us to lose the weight we gained after quitting smoking or even weight we had prior to quitting , I find the before and after pictures to be motivational to me , some better then others ... but it shows that no matter what size you are with a little discipline , good eating habits and some exercises we can all achieve our goals shown below
Copied this from an article I was reading on weight lost and it baffles me how people think, .... it said
"Girls, if you’re looking for  reassurance  that all that hard work you put in to losing weight will change others impressions of you, you’ll have to look elsewhere.  A new study concludes that when a woman slims down, her family and coworkers remember her as being overweight… and continue to label her as being lazy and greedy."
 
I'm not sure where they get the greedy from , but many many times bigger people are referred to as lazy ... to many times they are labeled, and very often find themselves single because men and women tend too shy away from them.
 
Anyways I am getting away from why I was posting this and it was to say that we don't need diet pills, or shakes , or quick fix with gastric by pass surgery  , (not knocking anyone who goes down this route ) just saying with a bit of will power and good diet plan we can all achieve the goal we have in mind.
 
Hugs Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 655
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,170
Amount Saved: $4,034.80
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 10 Mins: 35 Seconds: 17

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 07, 2013 @ 7:11 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and it is cold and dark here today so Phil is making coffee and then starting a fire now.   First things first the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready.  I made some 12 grain and some flax seed toast this morning.  The fresh fruit platter is done and on the counter right beside the yogurt.  I made biscuits yesterday so we have fresh warm biscuits this morning.  Now my home support worker is here so got to wind up really fast so today on the menu we have nice warm oatmeal.  Sorry I have to run but will be back with the news from happy valley in a bit.  They sent my worker today from Bear River and that is an hours drive to here so she is not a happy camper.  May the sun always shine on each and every one of you HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 359
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,565
Amount Saved: $7,463.61
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 1 Mins: 11 Seconds: 39

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 06, 2013 @ 10:40 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
 
I love Sunday's , growing up Sunday was family day, Dad would take us for rides, picnic, to the park, or a day spent at home playing board games, we had no rules and chores were not important, it was the only day of the week we were allowed a soda, Daddy would buy a couple of 2l big bottle of root beer or orange crush , being 8 kids in the house we would share that and one big bag of chips , that was the only day we were allowed chips and pop, it became tradition for us and we looked forward to our Sunday treats .... Today pop is like water and not a treat anymore.
 
Sundays for me still remains that one day of the week where nothing matters , chores done or not they can wait, when Sunday shopping first started that was taboo and i never would shop, things have changed and I do but only if i really have to. But still the word Sunday to me means , relax, cuddle under a blanket watch a movie, take my son out for dinner , we run around all week with work, school, home life , God gave us one day to relax , let`s do it...
Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 654
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,156
Amount Saved: $4,028.64
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 7 Mins: 32 Seconds: 31

moving forward one day at a time

RedbirdOct 06, 2013 @ 10:29 AM
Posts: 286
Joined: Jul 14, 2013 (3:13 PM)

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading,Old Aircraft and Old Cars
Mornin' Sunshine!  Sure smells good in here.  The country ham with 2 eggs over on top was perfect and the farmer's rye bread toast goes well with it.  Dark and drizzly at my end of town today.  Much nicer here.  Thanks for brekkie!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 81
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,025
Amount Saved: $850.50
Life Gained:
Days: 16 Hrs: 9 Mins: 26 Seconds: 39

One Day At A Time

mamamiaOct 06, 2013 @ 10:26 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
 
I love Sunday's , growing up Sunday was family day, Dad would take us for rides, picnic, to the park, or a day spent at home playing board games, we had no rules and chores were not important, it was the only day of the week we were allowed a soda,Daddy would buy a couple of 2l big bottle of root beer 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 654
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,156
Amount Saved: $4,028.64
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 7 Mins: 31 Seconds: 10

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 06, 2013 @ 8:23 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Sunday morning everyone and it is another cool but sunny day here in happy valley.  I looked out my livingroom window this morning and my waltons mountain (my name for one of the south mountains) is just ablaze with colours today.  So have the coffee, tea and hot chocolate made and the coffee is once again superb if I do say so myself.  Today being Sunday and that means brunch I made toast and we also have your choice of a variety of bagels.  I put out some cream cheese for the bagels if wanted.  Now we have on tap today some wonderful freshly squeezed orange juice, some cranberry blueberry juice and some cold pressed apple cider.  I have arranged the fresh fruit platter and it looks so pretty today so it is on the counter along with the yogurt.  Now for our main course this lovely day I think maybe we have not had our steak, ham, sausages, eggs and homefries for quite a while so today is the day friends.  I even fired up the BBQ to do the steaks and there are on plates according to doneness - rare, medium and well done.  Mia I made sure the eggs were not runny for you so they are well cooked but not a bit rubbery.  We also had some breakfast muffins left over from yesterday so this is the beauty of grab and go foods - I just popped them into the microwave and warmed them up and they are as good as yesterday.  So no excitement for me today - just plenty of rest I think.  Maybe Phil will start a little fire and I love when it gets all cozy in the livingroom and I take my little guy and we go lay back in the lazyboy and have a nap.  Sounds like a plan to me as soon as I clear my fb messages from the night.  My friend was here last evening and she said she might bring my grandbady (furbaby Asia) over here to see me today and I cant wait.  She is 7 months old now and just packed so full of energy.  Too bad I couldnt bottle some of her energy and use it myself.  She gets along so well with my little guy and they are about the same size now.  Boy when she was a baby she was so small I forgot how small my little guy used to be - I guess time flys when we are having fun.  Well friends it is time for this old bird to have some coffee and breakfast now that I am on these pills I have to eat and never ever ever skip a meal so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS to everyone

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 358
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,530
Amount Saved: $7,442.82
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 22 Mins: 1 Seconds: 6

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineOct 05, 2013 @ 2:55 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Hello everyone and I am finally home from the trip from hell.  Well lets say it was so wonderful to go for a drive in the country and oh my the things I saw and the fields of horses, cattle and oxen were fantastic.  It has been so long since I went anywhere except to the doctor I forgot most of the roads.  Phil took me on all the back roads so I could see all the beautiful fall colours and everything was so beautiful and if I saw one pumpkin I must have seen a million and all the fall mums were out on display everywhere and were so beautiful.  Wish you had seen them all Wavy - you would have been in heaven.  So chair quit working before we left the yard.  Manual chair fell apart and had to get back to van on the rims.  Was scarey but I am home safe and sound again and in here so all is well and nothing that an hour nap wont cure.  There is one thing that I just have to tell everyone.  My Phil made me so proud today I could just burst.  This was the first time I have been in the van with him and he was not smoking although he is now on day 25 of his quit.  What I put that poor man through this morning was nothing short of disasterous and when he finally got back in the van from what I made him go and do well he sat there for a second and said God I sure could use a cigarette now but instead he reached for one of his cinnamon candied and popped it into his mouth and said oh well and off we went again and nothing more was said.  If he would have had a smoke he might have been tempted but he didnt and he was victorious  over the demon once again and I am so proud of him.  Well not that I am excited or anything but I am down to single digits now on my last leg of my first year.  I know the demon will always be there and that once an addict always an addict but I really feel so sure of myself now and I know that if it were not for all you wonderful people in here and the fact that this site is even here for all of us is truely a miracle in my eyes so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all of you and now a nap is in order

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 357
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,495
Amount Saved: $7,422.03
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 19 Mins: 35 Seconds: 8

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 05, 2013 @ 12:10 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Thanks Wavy your the best ...  Sunshine that's great news and will do you so good to get out of the house ... very happy for you...
 
Weekend is here and normally a quite place , obviously a late night last night but was well worth the lack of sleep and please that we had a chance to drop by with a few songs before going to bed ...
 
have a great smoke free weekend everyone ..
 
Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 653
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,142
Amount Saved: $4,022.48
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 5 Mins: 13 Seconds: 45

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksOct 05, 2013 @ 7:58 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Sunshine's cafe so bright and cheery, full of flowers with a lovely aroma of fresh muffins baking, coffee brewing and fresh fruit to pick at!  I did miss everyone last night but did have fun,, Cat, I know you were there in spirit , Kissmyashtray, hope I cheered you up a bit,, you know you can come and post a song anytime even if its a downer like the one I posted when I had a moment of lonliness  And Mia and Sparkey, I understand,,,{{}}. Have fun shopping today Sunshine, do you have your eye on something special to reward yourself with next week??  I just want to say how grateful I am to have this site and this thread (Sparkey and Mia). It is so nice to relax and not think about the battles of life and kick back with fellow addicts sharing and laughing. No pressures, just tons of support from the hearts of you great people! KTQ


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 338
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,760
Amount Saved: $3,244.80
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 16 Mins: 10 Seconds: 46

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineOct 05, 2013 @ 7:29 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone sorry I missed again last night but I kind of crapped out right here at the table last night and Phil had to wake me up to go to bed.  I had a very exciting day yesterday and I have an even bigger one planned for today.  Today I get to blow this popsicle stand and go to the stores with Phil and in my electric wheelchair too.  Oh my I am as excited as a school kid on their last day of school.  Well enough about me the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready.  I have just now completed the fresh fruit platter and I set it on the counter right beside the greek yogurt.  Today we have a choice of fresh squeezed orange juice or some V8 and what the heck we also have some cranberry juice too.  Now I did make toast for the ones that eat it with their coffee but our main course for today is one of my grab and go specials because Saturdays are usually pretty busy for everyone.  I made some of those breakfast muffins that can be ate warm straight from the oven, cold or even taken from the freezer (if made in large batches and frozen) and popped in the microwave for about 30 seconds to thaw and warm up.  In case you dont remember them they have egg, cheese, veggies cut very small and I made some with meat and some without for you to choose how much protein you want to take in.  Well friends I am off to drink my coffee and get my chair loaded in the van so we can leave here for a little while.  Once I am back and set up again I will tell you all how it went but for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for everyone and loved the music choices last night.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 357
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,495
Amount Saved: $7,422.03
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 18 Mins: 32 Seconds: 58

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 05, 2013 @ 2:30 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
hey Thanks hun, but tonight I'll close the club with a song to you
 
"You're The One That I Want"

I got chills
They're multiplying
And I'm losing control
'Cause the power you're supplying
It's electrifying!

You better shape up
'Cause I need a man
And my heart is set on you
You better shape up
You better understand
To my heart I must be true
Nothing left
Nothing left for me to do


You're the one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, honey
The one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, honey
The one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, the one I need
Oh, yes indeed

If you're filled
With affection
You're to shy to convey
Better take my direction
Feel your way

I better shape up
'Cause you need a man
I need a man
Who can keep me satisfied
I better shape up
If I'm gonna prove
You better prove
That my faith is justified
Are you sure
Yes I'm sure down deep inside

You're the one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, honey
The one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, honey
The one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, the one I need
Oh, yes indeed
 
Night all Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 653
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,142
Amount Saved: $4,022.48
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 4 Mins: 14 Seconds: 1

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Oct 05, 2013 @ 2:03 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
I know it is late and sorry but you know you get talking and well one thing leads to another but wanted to post a song that means a lot to Mia and I. For so long people in here would whisper things and there were rumours about this and that and this song sort of summed it all up for both of us.
 
Let's give them something to talk about
 
Ooh, ooh, ooh,
People are talkin', talkin' 'bout people,
I hear them whisper, you won't believe it.
They think we're lovers kept under cover,
I just ignore it but they keep sayin' we...
Laugh just a little too loud,
Stand just a little too close,
We stare just a little too long.
Maybe they're seein', somethin' we don't darlin'.

Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
(Somethin' to talk about)
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
(Somethin' to talk about)
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
How about love?

I feel so foolish, I never noticed
You act so nervous, could you be fallin' for me?
It took the rumor to make me wonder,
Now I'm convinced that I'm goin' under.
Thinkin' 'bout you every day,
Dreamin' 'bout you every night.
I'm hopin' that you feel the same way,
Now that we know it, let's really show it darlin'.

Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
(Somethin' to talk about)
A little mystery to figure out
(Somethin' to talk about)
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
How about love?

Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about babe,
A little mystery to figure out.
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about,
How about love? Ooh...
Listen to 'em baby
(Somethin' to talk about)
A little mystery won't hurt 'em
(Somethin' to talk about)
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk
How about our love, love, love, love
Whoowhoo mmmm hey oohh whoowhoo
About love, love, love, love
How about they talk about it? uh huh
Talk about love........


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1051
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,275
Amount Saved: $10,510.00
Life Gained:
Days: 192 Hrs: 10 Mins: 48 Seconds: 40

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 05, 2013 @ 1:53 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
ahhhhhhhhhh Wavyyyyyyyy sorry , had a late night with my main squeeze and conversation was good , well real good so was unable to join you here , love your song picked ,.... we were down by the beach and we could hear you singing ! It went really well with the mood if you know what I mean but now it;s almost 2 in the morning and if I get on stage I'm afraid i might wake a few , so we will meet again next week
 
Good night my friend hugs Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 653
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,142
Amount Saved: $4,022.48
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 4 Mins: 10 Seconds: 13

moving forward one day at a time

CatLady Oct 04, 2013 @ 10:55 PM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jan 10, 2008 (12:58 PM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Employment Counsellor
Hobbies: My cats AND my dogs! Photography/Reiki. Soon to be dog trainer!
So, my friends, I really want to sing along with you but my computer mouse has been acting very strange lately, so I'm unable to copy and paste
 
Mostly, Wavy, I just wanted you to know that you had some company tonight and that I'm enjoying your song selections!!!  So, I'm going to sit back and enjoy the show LOL
 
Cat


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/12/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 206
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,472
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 21 Hrs: 6 Mins: 52 Seconds: 57

"Everything seems impossible until it's done" N.M.

WavylocksOct 04, 2013 @ 10:45 PM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
"I'm Alive"

Mmmmm ... Mmmmm ...
I get wings to fly
Oh, oh ... I'm alive ... Yeah

When you call on me
When I hear you breathe
I get wings to fly
I feel that I'm alive

When you look at me
I can touch the sky
I know that I'm alive

When you bless the day
I just drift away
All my worries die
I'm glad that I'm alive

You've set my heart on fire
Filled me with love
Made me a woman on clouds above

I couldn't get much higher
My spirit takes flight
'Cause I am alive

When you call on me
(When you call on me)
When I hear you breathe
(When I hear you breathe)
I get wings to fly
I feel that I'm alive
(I am alive)

When you reach for me
(When you reach for me)
Raising spirits high
God knows that...

That I'll be the one
Standing by through good and through trying times
And it's only begun
I can't wait for the rest of my life

When you call on me
(When you call on me)
When you reach for me
(When you reach for me)
I get wings to fly
I feel that...

When you bless the day
(When you bless, you bless the day)
I just drift away
(I just drift away)
All my worries die
I know that I'm alive

I get wings to fly
God knows that I'm alive


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 337
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,740
Amount Saved: $3,235.20
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 15 Mins: 5 Seconds: 51

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksOct 04, 2013 @ 10:40 PM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
"Alone Again (Naturally)"
(originally by Gilbert O'Sullivan)

In a little while from now
If I'm not feeling any less sour
I promise myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower
And climbing to the top
Will throw myself off
In an effort to
Make it clear to whoever
Wants to know what it's like
When you're shattered
Left standing in the lurch at a church
Were people saying, My God, that's tough
She stood him up
No point in us remaining
We may as well go home
As I did on my own
Alone again, naturally

To think that only yesterday
I was cheerful, bright and gay
Looking forward to who wouldn't do
The role I was about to play
But as if to knock me down
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch
Cut me into little pieces
Leaving me to doubt
Talk about, God in His mercy
Oh, if he really does exist
Why did he desert me
In my hour of need
I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally

It seems to me that there are more hearts
Broken in the world that can't be mended
Left unattended
What do we do
What do we do

[Instrumental Interlude]

Alone again, naturally

Looking back over the years
And whatever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide the tears
And at sixty-five years old
My mother, God rest her soul
Couldn't understand why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken
Leaving her to start
With a heart so badly broken
Despite encouragement from me
No words were ever [Spoken]
And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally
Alone again, naturally



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 337
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,740
Amount Saved: $3,235.20
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 15 Mins: 5 Seconds: 15

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksOct 04, 2013 @ 10:34 PM
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Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Wish I was,,,,,,,,"Twisting By The Pool"

We're going on a holiday now
Gonna take a villa, a small chalet
Costa del Magnifico
Yo, cost of living is so low

Yeah, gonna be so neat
Dance to the Euro beat
Yeah, gonna be so cool
Twisting by the, twisting by the
By the pool

We're twisting by the pool
We're twisting by the pool
Twisting, twisting by the pool

Sitting in a small cafe now
Swing, swing, swingin' to the cabaret
You wanna see a movie, take in a show now
Meet new people at the disco

Yeah, gonna be so neat
Dance to the Euro beat
Yeah, gonna be so cool
Twisting by the, we're twisting by the
By the pool

Twisting by the pool
Twisting by the pool
Yeah, twisting, twisting by the pool

And we can still get information
Reading all about inflation
And you're never gonna be out of reach
There's a call-box on the beach

So one, a two
A one, a two, a three
Alright

We're just twisting by the pool
And we're twisting by the pool
You got me twisting by the pool
Yeah, twisting, twisting by the pool

You're gonna look so cute
Sunglasses and bathing suites
Be the baby of my dreams
Like the ladies in the magazine

Yeah, gonna be so neat
Dance to the Euro beat
Oh yeah, gonna be so cool
Twisting by the, we're just twisting by the
Oh, by the pool, twisting by the pool

I'm a twisting fool
Just twisting, yeah twisting
Twisting by the pool

Everybody got to do the twisting by the pool
And we're twisting by the pool
You got me twisting by the pool
Oh, twisting, twisting by the pool

And we're twisting by the pool
You got me twisting by the pool
Oh, twisting, twisting by the pool

Everybody got to do the twisting by the pool
And we're twisting by the pool
You got me twisting by the pool
Oh, twisting, twisting by the pool

Look here

Come on and twisting by the pool
I'm twisting fool
Come and do the twisting by the pool
Twisting, twisting by the pool




My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 337
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,740
Amount Saved: $3,235.20
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 15 Mins: 4 Seconds: 32

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksOct 04, 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
"White Wedding"

Hey little sister what have you done?
Hey little sister who's the only one?
Hey little sister who's your superman?
Hey little sister who's the one you want?
Hey little sister shot gun!

It's a nice day to start again.
It's a nice day for a white wedding.
It's a nice day to start again.

Hey little sister who is it you're with?
Hey little sister what's your vice and wish?
Hey little sister shot gun (oh yeah)
Hey little sister who's your superman?
Hey little sister shot gun!

It's a nice day to start again (come on)
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

(Pick it up)

Take me back home

Hey little sister what have you done?
Hey little sister who's the only one?
I've been away for so long (so long)
I've been away for so long (so long)
I let you go for so long

It's a nice day to start again (come on)
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

There is nothin' fair in this world
There is nothin' safe in this world
And there's nothin' sure in this world
And there's nothin' pure in this world
Look for something left in this world
Start again

Come on
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.
It's a nice day to start again.
It's a nice day to start again

One for you Wayne and Irene!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 337
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,740
Amount Saved: $3,235.20
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 15 Mins: 4 Seconds: 15

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksOct 04, 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Why thank you Miss Mia for that lovely recipe,,,yummmm,,I hope the girls at the wedding shower like it tomorrow! Why all the talking and no singing? Time to liven this place up don't you think?

musicvideo

  • Hey Mickey

Oh Mickey
You're so fine
You're so fine
You blow my mind
Hey Mickey! Hey! Hey!
Hey Mickey! Hey! Hey!

Oh Mickey
You're so fine
You're so fine
You blow my mind
Hey Mickey! Hey! Hey!
Hey Mickey!

Oh Mickey
You're so fine
You're so fine
You blow my mind
Hey Mickey! Hey! Hey!
Hey Mickey! Hey! Hey!

Oh Mickey
You're so fine
You're so fine
You blow my mind
Hey Mickey! Hey! Hey!
Hey Mickey!

Hey, Mickey!
You've been around all night
And that's a little long
You think you've got it right
And I think you got it wrong
But can't you say goodnight
So you can take me home Mickey

Cuz when you say you will
It always means you won't
You're giving me the chills
Baby, please baby, don't
Everynight you still leave me all alone Mickey

*Oh Mickey, what a pity
You don't understand
You take me by the heart
When you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you're so pretty
Can't you understand
It's guys like you Mickey
Oh what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart Mickey!

Hey Mickey!
Now when you take me by the
Who's ever gonna know
Everytime you move I let
A little more show
It's something we can use
So don't say no Mickey

So c'mon and give it to me anyway you can
Anyway you wanna do it
I'll treat you like a man
But please baby please, don't leave me in the damned Mickey

*Oh Mickey, what a pity
You don't understand
You take me by the heart

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineOct 04, 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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You are exactly right Mia it is a good soup but all veggies and no protein makes for a very unhealthy diet.  Humans require some form of protein each day in their diets.  Some choose the more natural ways and some chose the more conventional approach.  Myself I am conventional all the way and in fact due to the nature of some of my illnesses I require almost twice the protein of that which a normal person requires.  Still love my veggies and cant really ever get enough of them.  Well I will see tomorrow what I can dig up for low fat, low calories and high taste appeal for all of us dieters to try.  Hope everyone is doing well tonight and Phil just performed a little surgery on my back so going to lay down for a few but dont rule me out on the music quite yet as the night is still young for all of you that dont live in the maritimes.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 356
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,460
Amount Saved: $7,401.24
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 17 Mins: 16 Seconds: 25

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mamamiaOct 04, 2013 @ 8:14 PM
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I use the red Sunshine, i make that salad often enough it is my dad`s favorite and both my son and I enjoy it ... hope you like it... I made that diet soup before and it is very good, I remember i got so tired of eating soup... but it does help in losing weight just to me not a very healthy way of doing it...
 
take care and talk later  Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 652
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,128
Amount Saved: $4,016.32
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 3 Mins: 35 Seconds: 23

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 04, 2013 @ 7:25 PM
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Mia is the balsamic for the dressing red or white balsamic.  Both of the recipes sound good to me and I am a veggie lover to the max.  See you maybe tonight for some music.  May the sun always shine on you HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 356
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,460
Amount Saved: $7,401.24
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 16 Mins: 52 Seconds: 10

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 04, 2013 @ 5:02 PM
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Wavy another dish you could do with Broccoli and cauliflower , cut them up in bite size, cook cauliflower 5 minutes and broccoli 3 minutes put in baking dish, make cheese sauce pour over top and bake in oven 25 minutes
 Cheese sauce
50g butter
50g flour
1tsp mustard powder
500 ml milk
100 g strong cheddar
to make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a small pan. When foaming, add flour and mustard powder, and cook for 1 min, stirring constantly. Take off the heat and add the milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly to get rid of any lumps. Once half the milk has been added, return to the heat and add the remaining milk. Keep stirring and bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook for 2 mins, until thickened and smooth. Add most of the cheese and some seasoning then take off the heat
 


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My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 652
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,128
Amount Saved: $4,016.32
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 3 Mins: 15 Seconds: 41

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mamamiaOct 04, 2013 @ 4:52 PM
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Thanks for sharing sunshine !! I have a few to share Wavy you were asking for
 
This flavorful broccoli salad is one of my favorite salads, and the ingredients can easily be adjusted to suit your taste.I add cauliflower also to it
Broccoli Salad
 

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches broccoli, florets only (5 to 6 cups florets)
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 10 to 12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
  • .
  • Dressing:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Preparation:

Separate florets from broccoli stalks. Save the remainder of the broccoli for another use or freeze for later. Combine salad ingredients; top with dressing mixture. Chill and serve. Shared by Morgaine.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 652
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,128
Amount Saved: $4,016.32
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 3 Mins: 14 Seconds: 34

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 04, 2013 @ 4:20 PM
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Here is the muffin recipe I promised you too and the only tweek I made was I added a bit more sugar and a tiny bit more cinnamon but it is to each owns liking
 

Ingredients

  • 1 -1/4 cup self rising flour *
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup peeled, cored, and chopped apples
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1- 1/2 Tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Prepare muffin pan by spraying with Pam.
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, nuts, oats and spices.
  3. In separate bowl, mix beaten eggs, apples, oil and water.
  4. Pour egg mixture all at once into flour mixture: stir just until flour is moistened.
  5. Spoon batter into muffin cups.
  6. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees or until tested done. Makes one dozen.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 356
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,460
Amount Saved: $7,401.24
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 16 Mins: 26 Seconds: 20

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mdjsunshineOct 04, 2013 @ 4:03 PM
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Here is the weight loss soup I was talking about this morning so I hope this works
 
7-DAY DIET WEIGHT LOSS SOUP (WONDER SOUP!)

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INGREDIENTS
½ head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
few shakes of black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots.
Saute until slightly tender.
Stir in garlic.
Pour in chicken broth.
Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Cook until cabbage is tender.
Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 356
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,460
Amount Saved: $7,401.24
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 16 Mins: 24 Seconds: 1

mdjsunshine

WavylocksOct 04, 2013 @ 8:20 AM
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Good morning Everyone and Happy Friday!!!!   Breakfast was lovely as usual Sunshine!! Mia, thank you for mentioning the book "Love You  Forever",,,on of my favorites,,,a baby shower gift from my son's godfather. Not much time this morning but I do wish all of you special and good friends a wonderful joyous day!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 337
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,740
Amount Saved: $3,235.20
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 13 Mins: 24 Seconds: 24

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineOct 04, 2013 @ 7:15 AM
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Good morning everyone and another sunny day here in the valley.  Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are all ready and I have already sampled the coffee and it is superb.  I am working on the fresh fruit platter for the smoothie gang and now with Mias pledge a pound group going this is a very important part of our day.  I will put it on the counter right beside the yogurt for all to enjoy.  I did make toast for those that would like some and I made some apple muffins last evening and not only are these good for you but they are so easy to make and will post the recipe as soon as I get into my fb page to copy it.  I also have a recipe (as if anyone needs a recipe for soup) but anyways this soup is packed full of veggies and it is not only fantastic tasting but it is one of those weight loss soups and the more you eat the more calories you burn - this is what is called a negative calorie soup as it takes more calories to burn off the soup than what is in the soup and same thing goes it is on my fb page so will retrieve it too.  Now for our main course today I was thinking - now who could resist a nice fluffy omelette so I made a few different kinds.  One is just with cheese, one is packed with veggies and a little cheese and the last one has got meat, veggies and cheese in it.  The secret to fluffy omelettes is not to use milk in them.  Always use 1/2 egg shell of cold water for every egg you use.  Another thing I learned is that to ensure the eggs are done and not runny inside is to cook the omelette in the pan until the bottom is golden brown and then pop it in the oven on 35s for a few minutes so that the top and middle get evenly cooked and then when you remove it from the oven you can fold it in half for presentation purposes.  Well I guess that is a wrap for breakfast today so now on to my day yesterday.  So here is my day - Got up early for the guy to come with the ramps at 8:30 but by 9:45 still no one so I called the company.  Got a woman on the phone and I was fairly sure by the end of the conversation that she had taken a healthy dose of stupid pills that morning.  She didnt have a clue what I was talking about.  Then 45 minutes later the guy that had my ramps called to say he was in Bridgetown and he was supposed to be coming here next.  I told him he was supposed to be here at 8:30 but he had no idea so he was coming now.  I said could you come a bit later cause Phil had to go to the dentist in Bridgetown to get another tooth pulled.  He said no but he would be here in a jiff cause he was driving and talking at the same time (shame shame) so got he in a few minutes.  Well he unloaded the ramps, handed Phil the book and said good luck and was on his way.  He never showed Phil how to hook up the ramps or anything.  Well in the afternoon the company called to appologize for all the confusion and said they would deliver the ramps today but I told her we already had them (another on took her stupid pills) anyways that is the end of the ramp story so now on to my daily phone call from my doctor.  Well it is Friday today so I wonder if she will call again today - I mean why spoil her record of bad news every other day this week.  So anyways yesterdays call was to tell me that she made a mistake on the prednisone dose and instead of 5mg it should have been 20mg so she appologized and called the pharmacy right away.  Prednisone does weird things to you body and although it is supposed to make me feel good the side effects are awfull.  Last night at supper my tongue was so sore I could only suck on popsicles but today it is just stinging so after all this I was in so much pain and so tired I watched a bit of my strong medicine show on you tube and was falling asleep at the table so went to bed.  Now here I am today and hoping for a nice quiet day and some much needed rest so for now may the sun always sh

mdjsunshine

sparky2Oct 03, 2013 @ 8:38 PM
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Either version of the story leaves you wondering why the shoes were never used and are for sale. So many scenarios come to mind and unfortunately it took some time to see a possible happy ending. The shoes were bought but never used because the baby died or she had a miscarriage or they found out they could not have kids and therefore the shoes went unused. Then there is that they wanted to adopt and bought shoes for a younger child but ended up getting an older one instead. The possible scenrios and stories behind what happened could be endless and being a 'writer' the stories that come to mind are intriguing.
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1049
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,225
Amount Saved: $10,490.00
Life Gained:
Days: 192 Hrs: 5 Mins: 25 Seconds: 33

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineOct 03, 2013 @ 6:29 PM
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Yes Rebird those are the tiny little ones off the Blueberry Bushes.  They are also known as Wild Blueberries as opposed to the high bush variety known better as tame Blueberries.  I always use the  wild ones cause they are so much sweeter and more full of flavour.  I remember as a child when my mom would line the 4 of us up and each one of us had a 5 gallon pail and we werent allowed to come home til they were all full and that was alot of berry picking.  My brother - being the baby of the bunch would always eat more than he put in his pail but the rest of us would dump ours a little into his pail so it would look like he picked as many as we did.  That very night we would have warm blueberry pie made from some of our berries and what a treat it was.  Well that was in Quebec and now here I am in Nova Scotia and the blueberries are just as good and just as small and now I think of how long it would take to pick a 5 gallon pail of the little things and just laugh cause I dont think my wheelchair will let me get that low anymore.  I will tell you one thing for sure - I really appreciate them alot more now than when we were just kids picking all the berries we could up on Blueberry Mountain and this has been a true story so I hope you and everyone else enjoyed it and may the sun always shine on all of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 355
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,425
Amount Saved: $7,380.45
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 13 Mins: 23 Seconds: 48

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mamamiaOct 03, 2013 @ 6:13 PM
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Thanks for2itis !!
 
Funny enough i was captivated by the short story and had to do a little Mia investigation on it...
 
For sale: baby shoes never worn is the one i like best
 
It is rumored that Ernest Hemingway it was to leave the the readers imagination to finish the story some say that the "For sale" would represent financial problems in the family.
Or could it be the the baby died at birth and the shoes were not needed...what if it was a gift they received and did not fit the baby...
 
hmmmmm maybe just like Tarzan the baby will live in the jungle and won't need shoes ..... 
 
That is an awesome share For2itis !!!  interesting for sure thanks Mia
 
Ernest Hemingway


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 651
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,114
Amount Saved: $4,010.16
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 0 Mins: 54 Seconds: 48

moving forward one day at a time

For2itisOct 03, 2013 @ 5:30 PM
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Loved your poem Mia. Here's my contribution. According to legend, Ernest Hemingway created the shortest short story ever told. While having lunch at New York City's famous Algonquin Round Table, Hemingway bragged that he could write a captivating tale -- complete with beginning, middle, and end -- in only six words. I've heard it said two ways and since today is poetry day I'm going to use the more rhyming version, but I have to say the depth and meaning of the story is poetic even if it doesn't rhyme. What the heck, I'll put down both versions and you all can decide for yourself which you like better. 1. For Sale: Baby shoes, never used. 2. For Sale: Baby Shoes, never worn.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 270
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,780
Amount Saved: $1,512.00
Life Gained:
Days: 43 Hrs: 11 Mins: 23 Seconds: 41

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

mamamiaOct 03, 2013 @ 3:56 PM
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Ok one poem   I just had to ......
 
By : Jack Prelutsky
 
Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face
 
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.
 
Imagine if your precious nose,
were sandwiched between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.
 
Your nose would be a source of dread,
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.
 
Within your ear, your nose would be,
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.
 
Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place--
be glad your nose is on your face!
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 651
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,114
Amount Saved: $4,010.16
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 0 Mins: 40 Seconds: 45

moving forward one day at a time

RedbirdOct 03, 2013 @ 3:54 PM
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Hey Sunshine!  Are those the tiny little blueberries that you folks get off the very low bushes?  We don't have them around here.  Just the high ones.  Yummy.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 78
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,950
Amount Saved: $819.00
Life Gained:
Days: 15 Hrs: 20 Mins: 2 Seconds: 23

One Day At A Time

RedbirdOct 03, 2013 @ 3:52 PM
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Mia- I read that book to both my boys at night for a long time.  Memories.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 78
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,950
Amount Saved: $819.00
Life Gained:
Days: 15 Hrs: 20 Mins: 2 Seconds: 1

One Day At A Time

mamamiaOct 03, 2013 @ 2:09 PM
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Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
I know it's not easy to keep up with the themes but I try my best .. In doing so as much as I love poetry and we have been dedicating a lot of Thursdays to poetry today I will bring you back to your youth .. favorite writer Robert Munsch  and I say back to our youth but really even as an adult I love his books , My favorite and I must have read it a million times , bought so many copies and gave them away to new mom's .. Love you forever ...
 
there has been debates over the story some find it to be creepy , while others touching, for me it was touching and I even made my own melody to the words 
 
I love you forever 
I like you always 
For as Long as I'm living 
My baby baby you'll be 
 
The story begins with a mother rocking her  baby to the song as he drifts to sleep, from there the baby grows into a troubled toddler, a caked in dirt little boy, a teenager, and eventually a husband and a father. No matter how good or bad a day mom had with her boy , every night she would sneak into his room pick him up and while she rocked him sang I love you forever, even after he marries she would walk to his house and pick him up, the story end where mom was old and called him over one day and said she was to sick , with that he picked her up and rocked her in his arm as he sang , I love you forever , I like you always for as long as I'm living , .... she dies in his arms ...
 
Is this a story of a parent who could not let go ? Ever since my son was a baby long after he has fallin asleep not one night goes by without me going in his room I make sure he's well tucked in and always kiss his forehead and whisper I love you... I sure hope I don't crawl into his room after he marries , I don't think I will be loved by my daughter in law ..lol  .
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Robert  wrote the book after his wife had two babies born dead, it was his song to them.... Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 651
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,114
Amount Saved: $4,010.16
Life Gained:
Days: 67 Hrs: 0 Mins: 29 Seconds: 41

moving forward one day at a time

For2itisOct 03, 2013 @ 8:01 AM
Posts: 1152
Joined: Jan 25, 2013 (11:02 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Forever trying to amaze clients.
Hobbies: Golf, hitting balls with golf clubs, walking the golf course, not smoking while golfing.
I'll keep this short (sorry), you folks are ALL awesome! I LMAO'd this morning.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 270
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,780
Amount Saved: $1,512.00
Life Gained:
Days: 43 Hrs: 9 Mins: 52 Seconds: 21

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

mdjsunshineOct 03, 2013 @ 7:34 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Morning everyone and it is another bright sunny day here in the valley.  Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are good to go and the toast just popped out of the toaster.  I made some biscuits last evening for a treat so they are all nice and warm and waiting for you.  Oh yes and I used whole wheat and bran flour to make them and they taste very good to me and are healthy too.  I have the fresh fruit platter done and today I added some kiwi to the mix cause I just got a hankering for some so it is on the counter along side the greek yogurt.  I also bought some low fat 1% cottage cheese (I love it on toast) since it was on sale really cheap this week so it is on the counter too.  Now for the main course this morning I was thinking of some nice fluffy blueberry pancakes.  We havent had them in a bit now so thought they might hit the spot today.  I also used the whole wheat and bran flour for them and sampled one before anyone else eats them to make sure they were fit for consumption and they passed the test for both Phil and I so they are good to eat.  I think a little fire is in order for today as it might be sunny out but it is darn cold first thing in the morning so getting the fire started as we speak.  While I am getting things going I have some exciting news to tell.  I got a phone call yesterday afternoon and they are bringing the new ramps for our van this morning any time now.  They will teach Phil how to set the ramps up, load and unload my electric wheelchair and make sure everything is working properly.  I am so excited cause when I feel better I ccan not go to the mall, Walmart, grocery shopping or anywhere my heart desires.  I havent been to the mall inside in 4 years now and have only been to Walmart once since they opened a bunch of years ago so freedom here I come.  I guess this will be my big present for my 1 year anniversary and just was thinking I get freedom from the cigarettes and freedom to go places all in the same month.  Wow what more could a girl ask for.  Well got to go for now as the fire is going very well and I need a cup of coffee to drink myself.  Might curl up in front of the fire for a bit and rest and enjoy the warmth so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 355
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,425
Amount Saved: $7,380.45
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 11 Mins: 52 Seconds: 33

mdjsunshine

CatLady Oct 02, 2013 @ 8:31 PM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jan 10, 2008 (12:58 PM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Employment Counsellor
Hobbies: My cats AND my dogs! Photography/Reiki. Soon to be dog trainer!
What an interesting couple of days!!  LOL  That's why I stick to cat humour!
 
 
And this can double in Mia's Pledge a pound thread too!!!
 
I'm not much into current TV these days or even current movies really although I'm a secret closet Trekie, so don't let my secret out okay??
 
 
Cat


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/12/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 204
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,448
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 21 Hrs: 1 Mins: 41 Seconds: 58

"Everything seems impossible until it's done" N.M.

sparky2Oct 02, 2013 @ 3:44 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Hey gang thanks for the replies and having a bit of fun with it. Not meant to be serious as the mods do have a job to do but can't resist poking a bit of fun at them when I feel it was really grasping there on this one. Thanks to the mods for leaving up- the posts on it. Marianne I know you got a job to do and not knocking the great work you guys all do but just could not resist poking fun at this one.
 
 We do our best and we do know sometimes we do skate the edge with some of the posts and just because we are the club does not give us any more powers than would be expected in any other of the posts. Yes in the past some things have been a little out there and we know it but also some have been like this one where it really is questionable. I keep the lines of communaction open with one of the moderators so if there are concerns then lets talk about them.
 
 I will end here as I don't want this post to be to long because when it comes to posting we all know that size does matter. Peace and always available for talk.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1048
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,200
Amount Saved: $10,480.00
Life Gained:
Days: 192 Hrs: 0 Mins: 8 Seconds: 2

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

RedbirdOct 02, 2013 @ 2:01 PM
Posts: 286
Joined: Jul 14, 2013 (3:13 PM)

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading,Old Aircraft and Old Cars
There ,there, Sparky.  No more tears.  I'm solidly on your side on this.  Soon you'll be able to sit down again.  Keep your chin up.  Excellent posts.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 77
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,925
Amount Saved: $808.50
Life Gained:
Days: 15 Hrs: 14 Mins: 49 Seconds: 46

One Day At A Time

mdjsunshineOct 02, 2013 @ 1:50 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Hi all and yes I am supposed to be resting but all rest and no play makes for some dull sunshine and I am not dull.  Now Mr. Sparky I thought what you wrote yesterday was a hoot and come on people it was comedy day for petes sakes.  I know we all have to be politically correct these days and not be too crude when in public but this is our club - we are not in public and since when is this club not all about fun and games.  Yes we have to keep things in some sort of moderation like to tarzan or strippers but a harmless joke is supposed to be funny and if people did not take it as being funny then where were your minds - shame shame LOL
 
Well Wavy thank you so much for the flowers and you always brighten up my day and dont ever stop please.  Mia I have not seen any of those movies yet but they are in my que of things to do.  My bag of tricks is TV (of course when I am not on fb LOL)  I am currently watching via you tube cause we dont get the show on our channels - anyways the show is called Strong Medicine and is a fantastic show about a woman doctor that runs a free clinic for women that cant afford big price doctors.  Anyways she ends up loseing her clinic but Rittenhouse Hospital takes her in and lets her run her free clinic from their posh hospital.  Well she does her thing with the women from the hood and along side of her (BTW her name is Dr. Louisa Delgato) AKA Lou she works with Dr Dana Stow.  Well last night Dana left the show cause she was 40 and wanted to have a baby - no husband so she is off doing her thing and in pops Colonel what ever her name is but she is played by Patricia - cant remember her last name but she was Tim the Tool Man Taylors wife on Tool Time.  Anyways I hated her right off but by the end of the 4th episode of season 3 she turns out to be an okay person so am hooked solidly into this show right now.  Of course it goes to say that I am also hopelessly hooked on the cooking shows and love to death Lynn Crawford and Micheal Smith and would give my eye tooth (if I had one) to meet them and Micheal just lives on the island so I am so close to him yet so far.  Well all must carry on with my REST as I need to keep good for breaky and my big day coming soon to a computer screen near you in another 11 days but who is counting LOL.  May the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS to all


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 354
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,390
Amount Saved: $7,359.66
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 9 Mins: 24 Seconds: 23

mdjsunshine

mamamiaOct 02, 2013 @ 12:53 PM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Geeee whiz glad to see the gang drop by with support on this , we been getting our fingers slapped so much over comedy that we thought maybe just drop it completely
 
I'm the sweet one an innocent one in here and I have yet to be offended by any ones jokes, 
 
Jokes have to be taken as jokes , I make the blond jokes does that mean I think all blonds are as described in jokes !!  
 
Live life and enjoy it , way to long to be serious all the time !!
 
Sparkey I can't believe you had the b**** oooooppppsss the nerves to drop by here and wish everyone a great day  ... smile hugs all Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 650
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,100
Amount Saved: $4,004.00
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 21 Mins: 53 Seconds: 50

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksOct 02, 2013 @ 12:44 PM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
I have an opinion on this and hear me out,,,it's not the same as yours so don't be offended please!!!!   I've about had enough of this horse play myself!!! Who do you think you are anyways! Here I was feeling comfortable in my pity pot place and along came a Martian with a joke,,,,yes,,,I smiled,,in fact, it made me laugh and turned my morning around. And, someone cared enough to wish me a good day!  Gee, thanks,,,  

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 335
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,700
Amount Saved: $3,216.00
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 8 Mins: 17 Seconds: 37

Breathe,,,,

LeesfreeOct 02, 2013 @ 12:20 PM
Posts: 153
Joined: May 28, 2013 (2:12 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Caterer
Hobbies: Cooking, entertaining, traveling, reading.
Sparky, I am so very offended...how dare you wish me a good day! I have worked hard to make a conscious choice to have a bad day today, and here you come along and throw a wish for a good day right in my face!!how can you live with yourself?? Some one report this man, he is out of control!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/28/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 127
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,540
Amount Saved: $1,016.00
Life Gained:
Days: 14 Hrs: 11 Mins: 32 Seconds: 47

sparky2Oct 02, 2013 @ 12:05 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Mia I would comment on chick flicks from a male perspective but would not want to take a chance I may offend someone who has a differing opinion to mine. I would also post my favourite movies but again my tastes may offend someone so I will for today refrain from commenting. I will however say as PC as possible that I hope all have a good day and state I am sorry if anyone is not and is offended by my wishing you to have one. Peace


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1048
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,200
Amount Saved: $10,480.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 23 Mins: 27 Seconds: 50

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 02, 2013 @ 11:58 AM
Posts: 4226
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Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
To the moderators
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1048
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,200
Amount Saved: $10,480.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 23 Mins: 26 Seconds: 42

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 02, 2013 @ 11:56 AM
Posts: 4226
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Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
In light of yesterday's unfortunate event in which I posted a joke to which some seem to take offence hence forward the following disclaimer will be shown at the start of each new day to ensure that we do not repeat such incidents again.
 
 
 
 You have been warned. Thank you.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1048
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,200
Amount Saved: $10,480.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 23 Mins: 26 Seconds: 16

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 02, 2013 @ 11:28 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Thanks for the flowers Wavy , yes i seen and enjoyed P:S i love ( i do love ya )
that one reminded me of Message in a bottle 
Message in a Bottle (1999) Poster
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find happiness
 
Guess we are into the older movies and chick flick type we better stop before we scare the men !!
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 650
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,100
Amount Saved: $4,004.00
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 21 Mins: 45 Seconds: 0

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksOct 02, 2013 @ 9:12 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Good morning SHO friends! Sunshine, I'm sorry that you're not feeling well, I picked a few flowers to cheer you up! And Mia, here's on for you 'just because'  Oh, what the heck,,,,here's one for me too,,  Now I know these won't erase problems but will make the day little brighter right ladies?        Movie day,,Mia, I loved both of those movies, The Notebook and The Vow. My all time favorite is P.S. I Love You. The man of my dreams Jeffery Dean Morgan,,,  Great movie! Loved the Ireland scenes, it is so very beautiful there. Well, have a nice day everyone!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 335
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,700
Amount Saved: $3,216.00
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 7 Mins: 52 Seconds: 45

Breathe,,,,

mamamiaOct 02, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
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Hobbies: looking for humor,
Sparkey 50 shades of red ? lol ... comedy day is always touchy, so I better not discuss the 50 shades of grey movie here ...well not in detail anyways ..
 
I believe it is reported to come out in 2014 with 
 
Charlie Hunnam  playing Christian Grey
Charlie Hunnam Picture
and
Dakota Johnston playing Anastasia Steel
Dakota Johnson Picture
 
With millions of people that have read the book I wonder how many will watch the movie. Books are always 10 times better then the movies anyways .
 
Mia
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 650
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,100
Amount Saved: $4,004.00
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 21 Mins: 29 Seconds: 47

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 02, 2013 @ 8:49 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
oh wait one more I truly enjoyed was The Vow, can you imagine? that is one strong love , if only more would love like that ...
 
The Vow (2012) Poster
Leo and Paige are a couple who just got married. After an accident, Paige is left unconscious, and when she awakes she doesn't remember Leo. Her parents, whom she hasn't seen since she and Leo got together, come and visit her. She can't believe that she hasn't seen them for such a long time. Leo wants to bring her home with him but her parents want her to go with them. She goes with Leo but when she doesn't recognize anything, she goes to her parents. And she wonders why did she cut off contact with her family. She also runs into her ex and wonders why they broke up. Leo tries to win her back by courting her again.
 
later Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 650
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,100
Amount Saved: $4,004.00
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 21 Mins: 28 Seconds: 45

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 02, 2013 @ 8:45 AM
Posts: 6398
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Good Morning gang
 
Your right Sunshine we all have our cross to carry, I know when our health isn't good that cross seems way to hard to carry every day and that is why we have friends to help us through it.
 
TV , actors , movies, today ... well I joined my son last night and watch Grown ups two with him, another one of Adam Sandler movies, my son is just crazy about Adam Sandler, and i think he's watched all his moves 100 times....I like the guy myself although annoying at times , i truly enjoyed his Big daddy movie,... Love him or Hate him he's making money , according to reports none of his films have ever lost money..
 
Wavy I know you watch a lot of movies , what has been your best ?  My personal best was Note book 
The Notebook (2004) Poster
The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, who meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie's parents who disapprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and gets engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, then, with her love for Noah still alive, stops by Noah's 200-year-old home that he restored for her, "to see if he's okay". It is evident that they still have feelings for each other, and Allie has to choose between her fiancé and her first love.
 
Enjoy your day gang hugs Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 650
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,100
Amount Saved: $4,004.00
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 21 Mins: 28 Seconds: 17

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 02, 2013 @ 8:23 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready.  I am just finishing up with the fresh fruit tray as we speak and will set it on the counter right beside the yogurt.  I have orange and V8 juice on tap this morning for everyone to enjoy and I really hope you do.  I made toast and we still have some very fresh bagels left so warmed them up as well.  For our main course today I am afraid it is going to be cereal but on the up side we have quite a few different kinds and all of them are healthy so that is a good thing.  One a bright note Phil is now through Hope Week and heading full steam ahead into the end of Zombie Month and doing well I might add.
 
Now I dont usually take up your time with my matters but as you know I have been having some medical issues lately and so what is new about that cause I am always sick but this time is different,  My doctor called me Monday morning to ask me how I was feeling and when I told her terrible she said she had some of my blood work back and there seemed to be some of the results were not so good so she told me to adjust one of my meds and get some rest.  Fast forward to yesterday and again first thing in the morning the phone rings and again it was my doctor asking me again how I was feeling so I told her the same as the day before.  She got more of my test results back and freaked over one of them cause it was supposed to be 1 or 2 or maybe even 3 but mine was 35 and she was very worried,  She made Phil go that minute to the pharmacy and get some new meds for me and told me to take one a day and watch my blood sugar cause it might mess with my diabetes.  Well was she right cause my test results went through the roof by bedtime and I just said if I died in the night I would have worried for nothing so here I am today FEELING SO BAD but please dont worry as I will be here each and every morning to make our breakfast and make my pledge so not to worry my friends.  I am not seeking any attention nor do I want any when telling you this cause we all have our crosses to carry but I more or less just wanted to tell you that if you dont see me post during the day for a bit it is because I have to be very quiet or I may end up in the hospital and being only 11 days from my first smoke free year I AM NOT SPENDING IT IN ANY HOSPITAL. All I want is to spend that day with all of you - my friends that I love even though I have never met you so there you have it my friends in a nut shell so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you and big HUGGS to everyone


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 354
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,390
Amount Saved: $7,359.66
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 8 Mins: 38 Seconds: 50

mdjsunshine

sparky2Oct 02, 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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Age: 60
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Country: Canada
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OK I checked those over carefully to make sure that nothing offensive was in them before I posted and find that it is tad picky but you have your right as moderator to moderate so will not say anymore about it and ask that others also refrain from doing so. We do not want to offend or upset anyone with a joke so next time guess we need to be even more careful.  Sparkey.
 
 Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1048
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,200
Amount Saved: $10,480.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 21 Mins: 19 Seconds: 11

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

Marianne, Quit CoachOct 01, 2013 @ 3:57 PM
Posts: 1950
Joined: Jul 08, 2006 (9:52 AM)
Just covering all the bases Mamamia- as people differ in thoughts :)
 
Happy joke Tuesday! 
 

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mamamiaOct 01, 2013 @ 3:54 PM
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Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Marianne
 
number 10 - Size does matter ?? 
 
Have you ever seen a man' s   Ego  ? LOL . now what were you thinking ?
 
It's Comedy day !!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 649
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,086
Amount Saved: $3,997.84
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 19 Mins: 44 Seconds: 15

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 01, 2013 @ 3:48 PM
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Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Was going to ask the same ????????[b]Text[/b]

moving forward one day at a time

Marianne, Quit CoachOct 01, 2013 @ 3:44 PM
Posts: 1950
Joined: Jul 08, 2006 (9:52 AM)
Thanks Sparky2- the last line in 10 reasons computers must be male. 
 
Happy Joking!
 

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mamamiaOct 01, 2013 @ 3:43 PM
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Hobbies: looking for humor,
A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimetres from a shop window.

For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, "Look mate, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!" The passenger apologized and said, "I didn't realize that a little tap would scare you so much. "The driver replied, "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver. I've been driving a funeral van for the last 25 years."


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 649
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,086
Amount Saved: $3,997.84
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 19 Mins: 43 Seconds: 11

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Oct 01, 2013 @ 3:38 PM
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Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Am I missing something as read over the jokes which all appear to be PG to me or was something deleted that I am unaware of? I am trying to make sure jokes and material is PG but what is being referred to. Thanks.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1047
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,175
Amount Saved: $10,470.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 19 Mins: 43 Seconds: 11

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaOct 01, 2013 @ 3:37 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
For decades, two heroic statues, one male and one female, faced each other in a city park, until one day an angel came down from heaven.

"You've been such exemplary statues," he announced to them, "That I'm going to give you a special gift. I'm going to bring you both to life for thirty minutes, in which you can do anything you want." And with a clap of his hands, the angel brought the statues to life.

The two approached each other a bit shyly, but soon dashed for the bushes, from which shortly emerged a good deal of giggling, laughter, and shaking of branches. Fifteen minutes later of naughty fun, the two statues emerged from the bushes, wide grins on their faces.

"You still have fifteen more minutes," said the angel, winking at them.

Grinning even more widely the female statue turned to the male statue and said, "Great! Only this time you hold the pigeon down and I'll crap on it's head."


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 649
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,086
Amount Saved: $3,997.84
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 19 Mins: 42 Seconds: 35

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaOct 01, 2013 @ 3:36 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
One day old man Stumpy and his wife Martha went to the Illinois State Fair.  There is this man selling plane rides in his single prop show plane for $10 per person.  Stumpy looks to Martha and says, "Martha, I think I really should try that."  Martha replies, "I know you want to Stumpy, but we have a lot of bills, and you know the money is tight, and $10 is $10."  So Stumpy goes without. Over the next few years they return every year, and the same thing, Stumpy wants to ride, but Martha says no money.

Finally, when Stumpy and Martha are both about 70 years old, Stumpy looks to Martha, and says, "Martha, I'm 70 now, and I don't know if I'll ever get the chance again, so I just have to be naughty and have a ride in that there airplane."  Martha replies in the same old fashion, and Stumpy kind of slumps down.  The pilot is standing near by and overhears the conversation...

The pilot pipes up, "Excuse me folks, I couldn't help but hear your situation, and I have a deal for you.  I'll take both of you up together, and if you can both make the entire trip without saying a word, or even making the slightest sound, I'll give the ride for free.  But if either of you make a sound, its $10 each." Well, Martha and Stumpy look at each other, and agree to take the ride.

The pilot takes them up, and starts to do loop de loops, twists, dives, climbs and spins.  No sound. The pilot lands the plane, looks back at Stumpy and says, "Sir, I have to hand it to ya, you didn't make even the slightest sound and that was my best stuff."  Stumpy looks back at the pilot and says, "Well, I was gonna say something when Martha fell out, but $10 is $10!"

 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 649
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,086
Amount Saved: $3,997.84
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 19 Mins: 42 Seconds: 27

moving forward one day at a time

Marianne, Quit CoachOct 01, 2013 @ 3:07 PM
Posts: 1950
Joined: Jul 08, 2006 (9:52 AM)
Hello,
 
A note to keep the humour PG rated :)
 
Thank you in advance. 
 

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

mamamiaOct 01, 2013 @ 1:29 PM
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Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
LMAO --- keeping up with health and fitness day heh Sparkey hehehe I love it
 
roflmao gif
 
  yup that looks like me at 1am ...
I knew my doctor was testing for the wrong thing
 
I love my e-mails 
 
Back in a bit Mia
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 649
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,086
Amount Saved: $3,997.84
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 19 Mins: 29 Seconds: 22

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Oct 01, 2013 @ 12:10 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

Top 10 reasons computers must be male:

10. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.

9.   A better model is always just around the corner.

8.   They look nice and shiny until you bring them home.

7.   It is always necessary to have a backup.

6.   They'll do whatever you say if you push the right buttons.

5.   The best part of having either one is the games you can play.

4.   In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.   They're easy to turn on, but once everything's loaded up, they're hard to work and stubbornly refuse to do what you command.

3.   The lights are on but nobody's home.

2.   Big power surges knock them out for the night.

1.   Size does matter



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1047
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,175
Amount Saved: $10,470.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 19 Mins: 5 Seconds: 6

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 01, 2013 @ 12:01 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

Before Computers...

An application was for employment,
program was a TV show,
cursor used profanity,
keyboard was a piano!
Memory was something that you lost with age,
CD was a bank account,
And a floppy disk was something  terribly wrong in your back.
Compress was something you did to garbage, not something you did to a file.
And if you unzipped anything in public, you'd be in jail for awhile!
Log on was adding wood to a fire,
Hard drive was a long trip on the road.
mouse pad was where a mouse lived,
And a backup happened to your toilet bowl!
Cut - you did with a pocket knife,
Paste you did with glue.
web was a spider's home,
And a virus was the flu!

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper,
And the memory in my head.
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash,
But when it happens, they wish they were dead!



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1047
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,175
Amount Saved: $10,470.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 19 Mins: 3 Seconds: 33

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 01, 2013 @ 11:58 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
If Microsoft built cars
 
  1. There would be an "Engium Pro" with bigger turbos, but it would be slower on most existing roads.

  2. Microsoft cars would have a special radio/cassette player which would only be able to listen to Microsoft FM, and play Microsoft Cassettes.Unless of course, you buy the upgrade to use existing stuff.

  3. Microsoft would do so well, because even though they don't own anyroads, all of the road manufacturers would give away Microsoft cars free,including IBM.

  4. If you still ran old versions of car (ie. CarDOS 6.22/CarWIN 3.11),then you would be called old fashioned, but you would be able to drive muchfaster, and on more roads!

  5. If you couldn't afford to buy a new car, then you could just borrowyour friends, and then copy it.

  6. Whenever you bought a car, you would have to reorganize the ignitionfor a few days before it worked.

  7. You would need to buy an upgrade to run cars on a motorway next to each other.

  8. Every time Microsoft introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

  9. Microsoft would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Automobile Association Road maps (now a Microsoft subsidiary), even though they neither need nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50% or more.

  10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1047
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,175
Amount Saved: $10,470.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 19 Mins: 3 Seconds: 0

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 01, 2013 @ 11:57 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Speaking of computers if Microsoft built cars.
 
  1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

  2. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you'd have to buy a new car.

  3. Occasionally your car would just die on the motorway for no reason, You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the car windows, shut it off, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this, restart and drive on.

  4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to stop and fail to restart and you'd have to re-install the engine.  For some strange reason, you'd accept this too.

  5. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

  6. You could only have one person in the car at a time, unless you bout a "Car 95" or a "Car NT". But then you'd have to buy more seats.

  7. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, twice as reliable, five times as fast, twice as easy to drive - but it would only run on five percent of the roads.

  8. The Macintosh car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars which would make their cars go much slower.

  9. The oil, engine, gas and alternator warning lights would be replaced with a single "General Car Fault" warning light.

  10. People would get excited about the "new" features in Microsoft cars, forgetting completely that they had been available in other cars for many years.

  11. We'd all have to switch to Microsoft petrol and lubricants but the packaging would be superb.

  12. New seats would force everyone to have the same size arse.

  13. The airbag system would say "Are you sure?" before going off.

  14. If you were involved in a crash, you would have no idea what happened.

  15. They wouldn't build their own engines, but form a cartel with their engine suppliers. The latest engine would have 1 cylinders, multi-point fuel injection and 4 turbos, but it would be a side-valve design so you could use Model-T Ford parts on it.



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1047
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,175
Amount Saved: $10,470.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 19 Mins: 2 Seconds: 46

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 01, 2013 @ 11:57 AM
Posts: 4226
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Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Speaking of computers if Microsoft built cars.
 
  1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

  2. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you'd have to buy a new car.

  3. Occasionally your car would just die on the motorway for no reason, You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the car windows, shut it off, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this, restart and drive on.

  4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to stop and fail to restart and you'd have to re-install the engine.  For some strange reason, you'd accept this too.

  5. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

  6. You could only have one person in the car at a time, unless you bout a "Car 95" or a "Car NT". But then you'd have to buy more seats.

  7. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, twice as reliable, five times as fast, twice as easy to drive - but it would only run on five percent of the roads.

  8. The Macintosh car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars which would make their cars go much slower.

  9. The oil, engine, gas and alternator warning lights would be replaced with a single "General Car Fault" warning light.

  10. People would get excited about the "new" features in Microsoft cars, forgetting completely that they had been available in other cars for many years.

  11. We'd all have to switch to Microsoft petrol and lubricants but the packaging would be superb.

  12. New seats would force everyone to have the same size arse.

  13. The airbag system would say "Are you sure?" before going off.

  14. If you were involved in a crash, you would have no idea what happened.

  15. They wouldn't build their own engines, but form a cartel with their engine suppliers. The latest engine would have 1 cylinders, multi-point fuel injection and 4 turbos, but it would be a side-valve design so you could use Model-T Ford parts on it.



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1047
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,175
Amount Saved: $10,470.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 19 Mins: 2 Seconds: 46

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Oct 01, 2013 @ 8:41 AM
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Age: 60
Gender: Male
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Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
The whole idea of the post was to get differing views on the subject. I knew Mia you would see it different then I did but based on our conversations I posted it generate some interest. Thanks all of adding your thoughts and it was good to see how others think. It is not to condemn someone who by personal choice decides to be on the internet all the time but to raise awareness that it can be a problem.
 I do love the internet and the fact that I can get instant facts on anything whereas before it would have been a trip to the library or using the phone and phone book to research things. I am not saying it does not have its uses but it also can have a down side to it as well.
 
 I posted it as well as I know of which I speak. I use to be addicted to the internet to the point that much else did not matter. I would get home and get online and was not unusual to spend until the wee hours of ths morning chatting and playing cards with others I had met. I would make up excuses to not do things or would ignore family and friends or put off doing things to be online. Weekends would sometimes be a blur as you suddenly realize it is Sunday afternoon and you have done nothing.
 
 I stopped at one point and did see life passing me by. Hours spent on the computer could have been put to other use. Woodworking projects were left undone, my writing had sufffered as never got to it. I would go on at work and be on the net instead of working. I came to the realization that I would say I was always to busy to get things done. It was then I decided time to find a balance between the two. So I unplugged to some degree and am happy I did. I still go online but also get things done as my priorities changed. It was no longer internet first and all else second. I say that there is a world beyond the computer screen that I wanted to get back into once again.
 
 And yes I know not all kids are fat and part of it is food they eat but also part is from inactivity as well. I have 28 kids on my football team and half of them are out of shape. Talk to them and if not for football they would be home on the computer or playing vidoe games. Again do not knock kids playing but there should be a balance between the two worlds. I do love video games but also set a limit to how long I play.
 
 So it is personal choice what you do online and how much time you spend. The internet is a really great tool used by so many. There is however as mentioned a movement to unplug as there are those who are saying I don't want to be reached 24/7 and are unplugging. Leaving phones and tablets in the car when out doing something or not on as much as they are opting to do other things. Like anything we do there has to be a healthy balance but if you choice is to be on the computer all the time then that is cool.
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1047
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,175
Amount Saved: $10,470.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 18 Mins: 26 Seconds: 47

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

For2itisOct 01, 2013 @ 8:36 AM
Posts: 1152
Joined: Jan 25, 2013 (11:02 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Forever trying to amaze clients.
Hobbies: Golf, hitting balls with golf clubs, walking the golf course, not smoking while golfing.
Ok, as a transition from yesterday's conversation into today's comedy day....
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 268
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,752
Amount Saved: $1,500.80
Life Gained:
Days: 43 Hrs: 2 Mins: 15 Seconds: 28

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

mamamiaOct 01, 2013 @ 7:27 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Wow Sunshine that pizza sounds so. yummmmyyyy ...will have to try that...
 
Yes comedy today but before i get into comedy day I wanted to say " What a great health and fitness day "  Sparkey you brought up a really great topic , For2itis thanks for dropping by i loved it, Wavy , Cat, Happy dog, thanks for taking in the day with us, I really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts ... 
 
Sparkey hope it was not viewed as Mia going against your views , although I enjoy the social of the online world and do need to get away from it as Cat made some points that I can relate to, which you and I discussed  I agree that it is becoming more and more a health issue, but will leave that as today we are here to share laughter ... Comedy day and I will be back later afternoon with a few laughs
 
thanks everyone hugs Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 649
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,086
Amount Saved: $3,997.84
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 18 Mins: 52 Seconds: 10

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineOct 01, 2013 @ 7:13 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Morning everyone and it is Tuesday today and that means comedy day Yahoo love this day.  Well before I get carried away with my excitement the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready and if I do say so myself the coffeeis mighty fine today and I already shuch a cup.  I have the toast made and it is all golden brown and today I made some 12 grain and some whole wheat for a change.  I am arranging the fresh fruit platter as we speak and will put it on the counter right beside the greek yogurt for the smoothie gang.  Now this morning I made some more fresh squeezed orange juice since we finished up the other batch and I also put some cranberry juice out there for us as it is so good for the kidneys and bladder.  Now for our main course today I did something a bit different and unconventional by many peoples standards.  I made a breakfast pizza with crescent dough for the base and then I topped it off with some eggs, veggies, cooked lean sausage, bacon and topped the entire thing with some grated light and fat free cheddar cheese.  I have made this for Phil and I so I know it is good and it is also filling, can be eating on the fly and is equally good whether eaten warm or cold and is very microwave friendly.  So there we have it folks something new but really good.  Oh if it just doesnt turn your crank this morning there is always cereal in the cupboard so not to worry as I always have a back up plan.  Well sure hope everyone has a great day today and again today I am sorry to say our computers will be down for a bit as the Aliant techs will be doing some more experimental work on our lines so will pop back in when we are up and running again but for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 353
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,355
Amount Saved: $7,338.87
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 5 Mins: 8 Seconds: 28

mdjsunshine

Happy DogsSep 30, 2013 @ 11:11 PM
Posts: 1251
Joined: Mar 12, 2013 (6:14 PM)

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Child & Youth Worker
Hobbies: My Dogs, Staying Smoke Free
I'm astonished and a little taken back by all of todays activity in here.  Wow, Sunshine...what did you put in the eggs this morning!  Everyone seems to be caught-up in quite the topic and I'm not sure if I should comment!  I to have some very special people in my life that choose to be on the internet more than I would ever be.  The fact is I'm just not that interested in staying in front of a screen, I really never have been.  Many find the internet entertaining and that's okay with me.  I know that we concern ourselves with the health of all of our children and youth, and so we should but to blame this or that doesn't resolve the problem.  I'm not even sure if we can really pinpoint what the problem truly is.  One thing I can say is that the more we are involved in our children and youth's daily activities the better chance we have at helping them make healthy choices.  As for SHO, well I guess we're all addicts and just trying to keep being actively quit.  Have a good night everyone!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/25/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 248
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,200
Amount Saved: $2,356.00
Life Gained:
Days: 24 Hrs: 21 Mins: 31 Seconds: 9

Staying Free

CatLady Sep 30, 2013 @ 10:54 PM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jan 10, 2008 (12:58 PM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Employment Counsellor
Hobbies: My cats AND my dogs! Photography/Reiki. Soon to be dog trainer!
Hello there friends!
 
Haven't to the Club in a while and maybe the timing of the topic is a perfect reason to explain why!!  While on one hand I am very 'plugged' in, Like For2itis, I'm a teckie junkie! but I am trying to find a better balance of actual life vs virtual life.  Then of course, there's the little matter of finding the time to fit everything in!  I truly wish I had more time to stop in here more often as SHO has given so much to me in terms of my quit and in giving me some very special friends!  All I can do is the best I can do which is stop by when I can.  That's all any of us can do and I would hope that others wouldn't get upset over that.  That all being said, I do personally know a few couples that have lost their marriages all thanks to the internet, I know parents who have neglected their kids and house cuz they just had to play one more online game of cards, so yep, moderation is key for almost anything.  Although, I saw a couple buying a case for an ipad mini the other day for their 2 year old.....that in my opinion in just pushing it!!!!!!
 
Here's to everyone's good health!!!!
 
Miss ya all,
 
Cat


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/12/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 202
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,424
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 20 Hrs: 21 Mins: 0 Seconds: 25

"Everything seems impossible until it's done" N.M.

For2itisSep 30, 2013 @ 10:09 PM
Posts: 1152
Joined: Jan 25, 2013 (11:02 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Forever trying to amaze clients.
Hobbies: Golf, hitting balls with golf clubs, walking the golf course, not smoking while golfing.
Am I an online junkie? Well Mia you asked, so I'll rant for a while. You might want to get a drink and sit back for this. Based on the criteria that you researched Mia, yes I am. I'm addicted. I love the Internet. I love how I have access to information in seconds that would have taken half a day and a two mile walk when I was a kid. I love watching Netflix through my Apple TV video streaming converter thingamabob way better than regular TV. One of my top ten favourite TV shows from last year I couldn't even sit through the season premiere because the quality of network television was so below the standards of Breaking Bad, Homeland, The Following...I know, all specialty channel shows but all of which I fell in love with because I could quickly and easily download them from the Internet, and take them with me n my iPad. Is a ten year old today fatter than I was forty years ago? Of course they are. Do you see what kids eat? All of our food is prepared, packaged, loaded with chemicals, even the "fresh" stuff is laden with preservatives. The Internet is not to blame. Laziness and poor eating habits are to blame. Blaming the Internet for fat kids is like blaming the prison system for the existence of criminals. Kids overuse the Internet the same way they over used the tv, CD players, and record players before that. Technology has always been there but the problem is that now parents are both working and generally lack the time, energy, and money to ensure their kids are exercising enough and eating right, and using the Internet as a needed tool instead of an entertainment system, like I use it. BTW, Not every kid is overweight. And being online all the time IS the world we live in. Kids don't go out and play in the street like when I was a kid. I was out 12 hours a day. Now they are locked up indoors so of course being online brings the world to them instead of the other way around. Frankly I'm proud to be part of it and engaged and not standing on the sidelines. I heard just the other day that in North America excluding poor people who can't afford it, there are 10% of the population who adamantly refuse or have zero desire to be online at all. I'm guessing most of those people are elderly but not all...and I'm also guessing there is a movement afoot to spend less time online and more time being active and personal, much like Sparky intimated. I see it through my online activity...like Facebook. I have about 75 friends on Facebook and less than 20% are actively using it more than once a month. Five years ago it was 80% who used it actively. People bore faster now and they are realizing that online activity is not as fulfilling as they hoped when they were immersed in it because it was new and fresh. Me? I love the power of it...how it can connect us and inform us. But It is the human element that brings it to life...without that, it's just wires and electricity. Sorry you asked? :)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 267
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,738
Amount Saved: $1,495.20
Life Gained:
Days: 43 Hrs: 0 Mins: 34 Seconds: 39

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

mamamiaSep 30, 2013 @ 10:05 PM
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Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
keeping up with health and fitness check this out
 
smokers before and after photos
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 648
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,072
Amount Saved: $3,991.68
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 17 Mins: 54 Seconds: 20

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksSep 30, 2013 @ 9:25 PM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
I have an opinion on this subject.  First of all, my son is a gamer and as a recovered addict I can recognize addictive behaviors. He realizes that he spends too much time on the computer playing games but justifies it by saying that it is the only way that he can communicate with his buddies {all gamers}after school. He also has many other excuses for playing that I'm sure you've all heard before. Unlike myself when I was his age and in grade 12, no, actually I quit school before that,,I was very interested in boys, partying, drinking and smoking and coming home in the wee hours of the morning. I wasn't over weight but was I ever a mess in a lot of other ways! Would I be happier if my son was out playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, socializing with girls and others that were not interested in video/computer gamers,,,,heck YES! But, it is what it is. When he was a young kid he was in pull ups longer than the babysitter thought was 'normal'. When I spoke with my good friend about it she simply said, "don't panic, I'm sure he will be out of them by the time he goes to high school". It put it all in perspective. Kids start playing video games at a very young age these days {kinda like when I started watching television until bedtime,,,it was a great babysitter}, and I don't think that the whole lot of them are overweight. Now, this is just my opinion but I do think that this age of technology is still fairly new and interesting to many, I believe it will pass, this will eventually phase out. If there wasn't so many fears put in to kids about playing outside (even in their own backyards), and if there wasn't so many additives that make people overweight, well then I would solely blame the internet, gaming and such for all of the said problems today in society. Excuse me Sparkey, what was the point?


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 333
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,660
Amount Saved: $3,196.80
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 3 Mins: 41 Seconds: 0

Breathe,,,,

mamamiaSep 30, 2013 @ 8:37 PM
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No you didn't Struck a nerve with me Sparkey , to each their own but it is a growing concern , Washington State opened up the first rehab for Internet online gamers... I came across this picture and was LMAO --had to share it here but last weekend I was at the main computer with my laptop on one side , and my iphone connected to face book ....just do I have an issue ???
 
If you can't get enough of the Internet - to the detriment of your health and well-being - a new rehab center in Washington offers a chance to kick the habit.
You made some really great points and your concern are seen by many, it is becoming a health issue , some of the stories I read today showed a huge increase in depression caused by the over usage of social sites... look your intent was well received and had me spend a few extra hours online searching the topic..... have I learn anything today , absolutely I have , so tonight I go to bed just a little bit smarter ,
 
((((((Hugs)))))) Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 648
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,072
Amount Saved: $3,991.68
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 17 Mins: 45 Seconds: 17

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Sep 30, 2013 @ 8:12 PM
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Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
This was not aimed at anyone and I am not saying that the internet is this terrible place. We all have made friends through the internet and yes some can be long lasting and real as in person I am not debating that it does have socially redeemable qualities but I equate it to drinking. If I drink responsibly then there isn't an issue but when I cross that line then it can become a problem.
 
 I am not judging anyone for their use as that is your choice. But that use can have health related issues attached to it which is why I posted this. I at one time use to be one who was online all the time. Would get home from work and log on and spend the night online. I then started to see that my online time was becoming more and more.  I would even cancel going out to be online or would ignore people or doing things to be online. My online friends also started to mean more to me then real friends. So finally said no and unplugged.
 
 Now I limit my online time and balance that with real life living. If there is a choice that has to be made then quite often online looses out these days. If it is go online or work in the workshop or go online or get out and enjoy a beautiful day or go online or be with friends then online looses more and more. But again this is a choice I have made as I did see it becoming an unhealthy addiction.
 
 So if I struck a nerve with people over this then sorry as the intent was to get people thinking about it before we become a society of plugged into the computer and unplugged from the world.
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1046
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,150
Amount Saved: $10,460.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 16 Mins: 9 Seconds: 41

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaSep 30, 2013 @ 5:45 PM
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Alright Mr. Spark great topic, and understood, being me the google queen I thought surely there must be stats on that very subject here is a list to see if you do spend too much time on line
  • Preoccupation with the internet; or specific internet destinations
  • Defensive about time spent online
  • Spends money on their devices or online that should be used for bills, groceries, and other necessities
  • Failed attempts to control behavior, including aggressive behavior
  • A heightened sense of euphoria while involved in computer and Internet activities
  • Loses track of time while online
  • Sacrifices needed hours of sleep to spend time online
  • Becomes agitated or angry when not online or online time is interrupted
  • Checks messages compulsively throughout the day
  • Spends time online in place of homework or chores
  • Prefers to spend time online rather than with friends or family
  • Disobeys time limits that have been set for Internet usage
  • Lies about amount of time spent online or "sneaks" online when no one is around
  • Seems preoccupied with getting back online when away from the computer
  • Loses interest in activities that were enjoyable before he or she had online access
  • Escapes into the internet to avoid responsibilities, escape painful feelings or troubling situations
  • Depression

I do spend a lot of time on line , made some of the most amazing friends here , and some may say we are not real , I say BS,  I care one heck of a lot more for some of the friends I met here and on line then I do my own brothers or sisters , would I be afraid to go and meet some in the real world absolutely not .. If I were anywhere near Smithy, Bobby, BNS, Free, Wavy, Sunshine , there are so many here I would love to meet , I am no different in real life then I am online and if you like me here you would love me in the"real " world .. lol ...

But not taking away from the point you are making Sparkey because you are right , we are becoming a society of text, tweets, facebooks, and many other social media, and I am an online addict , ....Oh there must be a group I could join "  addicted to online .... " off to search the net....
 
Funny enough as much as I enjoy the social groups , I do limit my son a lot, probably not as much as some parents but  I do limit him , In my home it is not do as I do it is do as I say ... Okay For2itis I expect your feedback on Sparkey's post , I may joke about it here but truth be told I agree 100% with all he said, I have to joke about isn't that what addicts do we find excuses, or turn reality into jokes ... being a single Mom and not working I do have a lot of time on my hands ... oooooppppsss excuses I'll stop now......
 
(((((Hugs))))) Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 648
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,072
Amount Saved: $3,991.68
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 17 Mins: 27 Seconds: 34

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Sep 30, 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

A health point here about the internet. We all have come to love it but it also has a dark side to it. We have reached a point where many around us it is an addiction. They are on it all the time. They feel compelled that they have to be on and checking our facebook page or other social media sites. They can't stand it and get upset if their internet goes down. People no longer meet anymore they text or send emails back and forth.

 

 

 We have become a world of people walking around with our heads down typing away like crazy to get a message out. The world passes by and they don't see it as they are looking down at their screens. We can’t stop at a red light without having to text a message. Many have to tweet every moment of their lives. I can’t think of anyone I need to have an update to the minute tweet what they are doing. And God help us if the network goes down as suddenly we end up with a world of zombies walking around staring at a blank screen not knowing what to do.  
 Somebody the other day said what is your number I will text you. Said sorry I can’t and don’t do texting. They were shocked like it was a law you had to. They could not believe that I didn’t text or that I did not have a twitter acct and don’t really have a fb page per say but do have one only for the sake of talking to a limited few. Some states have actually made it illegal to text and walk at the same time as people have run into each other or worse walked out into traffic.

 

 

Kids no longer go out to play but stay home and text. Or they meet friends on Xbox or other video game console. When I was 14 and had a girlfriend I actually went out and spent time with her but now a days they text back and forth.  Good thing they keep photos of each other in their phones or they would forget what each other looks like.  And the fact that we are also raising a society of out of shape, fat and unhealthy kids has lots to do with the internet. Not the internet’s fault though but the parents who let the kids spend hours online either on the computer or on a game console or on their phones or tablets.
 
 I coach football and are dealing with 7 and 8 year old kids who many could not get under the weight maximums and leading up to weigh in we had kids on diets to try and get down to the weight limits. And even if you child is not one of the overweight unhealthy ones they can be socially stunned as they never talk to anyone but live their lives online. Once in a real enviroment many of them are lost.
 And my all time favourite and I see it all the time parent or parents out with their kids to eat and mom or dad gets call and gets on the cell phone while the kids sit at the table. So many times I want to go over and take their phone away and say hey talk to your wife and or kids. Unless it is someone phoning to say Grandma is dead this will wait until later. We have become a society of I need to make it so I can be reached at all times. I drive my boss nuts as I refuse to take home my blackberry and when I do I shut it off. Once I leave work it stays there until I come back the next day.
 
 I am not saying that the internet is not great as we all connect through it but their are health concerns about spending all our time staring at the screen.  There is a real world out there to explore and enjoy. So leave the cell phone off and stop feeling like if you aren't texting your life is not worth going on. L

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineSep 30, 2013 @ 11:32 AM
Posts: 2609
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Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Now Mia you should know better than to think I would ever give you a runny egg.  I take special care with your eggs to make sure they are good and cooked just the way you like them.  Redbird it was so nice of you to drop in for some breakfast this morning and as always you brighten up the place.  Wavy and Mia maybe you could coach me on what to eat as things have sure hanged alot since my old weight watcher days but I did lose over 100 pounds following their plan.  I would say diet but weight watchers is not about diet but it is all about food choices and what to mix together and not to mix together as there are just some foods that although they might be classed as veggies they are not exactly what you think and can be transformed into carbs very quickly in your body.  Point in hand is peas and corn - yes they are vegetables but are classed under carbs so should not be mixed with things like potatoes, rice, bread and the likes.  Now that is going back some 15 years back and I know things have changed alot so good luck to both of you and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 352
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,320
Amount Saved: $7,318.08
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 2 Mins: 23 Seconds: 53

mdjsunshine

RedbirdSep 30, 2013 @ 9:10 AM
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Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading,Old Aircraft and Old Cars
Mornin' Sunshine, Hi Mia-  Glad nothing has changed in here.  Seems I usually get here after everyone has left.  Good spot to read the paper in front of the fire.  The muffins without the Mc are great. It's cool and wet at my end of town but it's always sunny here at the café.  Have a good day folks!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 75
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,875
Amount Saved: $787.50
Life Gained:
Days: 15 Hrs: 4 Mins: 11 Seconds: 33

One Day At A Time

mamamiaSep 30, 2013 @ 8:35 AM
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Well Sunshine provided i don't get runny eggs breakfast are fine fine fine , no need for changes...
 
Sparkey ? Moi get into trouble? NOPE !!! i was here early this morning and those are not my footprints better keep looking
Footprints in the sand on beach near San José del Cabo, Mexico at sunrise
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Health and fitness hmmmmmm let`s see , i am joining Wavy at online weight watchers today , we have a 15 pound bet till Christmas we will report progress  in the Pledge a Pound Club anyone wishing to lose come and join us there.
weight loss cartoon jokethat`s what i need to do !!! cut my hair
weight loss funny
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 648
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,072
Amount Saved: $3,991.68
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 16 Mins: 31 Seconds: 2

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineSep 30, 2013 @ 8:03 AM
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Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and it is Monday again so off to another week.  Well the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready and so is the toast.  We have fresh squeezed orange juice and some cold pressed apple juice left from yesterday so we should use it up instead of throwing it out so drink up folks.  Now while I am working on my masterpiece fruit platter I would just like to point out that while I do understand that yesterday was Sunday and you people are off doing your own thing on the weekend and I also know what it is like to work for 5 out of 7 days a week and the last thing you want to do is be somewhere you dont really want to be but when I asked for your feedback on the types of food that I make and if anyone wanted something different to PLEASE TELL ME well I was a little miffed that not one person had a thing to say so it kind of tells me one of two things - either I am doing okay or no one really gives a hoot as to what I do in here every day for your enjoyment.  So with that being said the fruit platter is now on the counter and the greek yogurt is right beside it.  Now we had some english muffins left over from yesterday so I warmed them up and made some eggs and little rounds of hams and put some cheese on a plate on the counter so I thought that today we could do a make your own egg muffin without the Mc in it.  They really are much better than the Mc ones.  So Monday and health and fittness day today so after my home support worker leaves I will back in here with some healthy recipes and maybe some of you could start a conversation about how quitting smoking has made you more health conscious.  Until then may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 352
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,320
Amount Saved: $7,318.08
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 1 Mins: 54 Seconds: 52

mdjsunshine

sparky2Sep 30, 2013 @ 12:21 AM
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Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
When you have started something and seen it grow then you do want to see it succeed. You tend to be critical if it does not always go the way you want it to go and get down. But when I look at the club and the people it brought through the doors and the friendships it created then we had succeeded. When people drop in or pm me how the club helps them or I see the number of people who read this everyday it makes you see it in a different light.
 
 I myself have met so many in here. We had fun and left the world outside. We even left the adult outside and entered into a virtual world. We use our imaginations once more and yes to all those who knock it we see a world around us even though it may just be in our minds. 
 
 We did stray away a bit from what we were so time to pull that back and move ahead. So that means I will have to get Mia to allow me some money or I can do the old easier to ask for forgiveness then ask for permission. So time to open the windows and get some fresh air in here as things were becoming rather stale in here. Going to need some help though as I cant do this alone. 
 
 I did see Mia again sneaking around the halls tonight. Told us she was not coming in then I see her sneaking in the back door. . Girl thinks she and Smitty are so secret but I am usually one step ahead of her. The back door was left open as I could see you two breaking it to pieces trying to break in. And that bottle of JD was not left out by accident. You two as usual when you get together are up to no good but hey good to see some things never change. 
 
 So upward and onward and the club is what it always was so to those who want to use it my welcome and to those who just want to look in welcome as well. Peace.
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1046
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,150
Amount Saved: $10,460.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 12 Mins: 31 Seconds: 40

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaSep 29, 2013 @ 6:29 PM
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i got one more Smithy !!
 
"You May Be Right"

Friday night I crashed your party
Saturday I said I'm sorry
Sunday came and trashed me out again
I was only having fun
Wasn't hurting anyone
And we all enjoyed the weekend for a change

I've been stranded in the combat zone
I walked through Bedford Stuy alone
Even rode my motorcycle in the rain
And you told me not to drive
But I made it home alive
So you said that only proves that I'm insane

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
Turn out the light
Don't try to save me
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

Remember how I found you there
Alone in your electric chair
I told you dirty jokes until you smiled
You were lonely for a man
I said "Take me as I am"
'Cause you might enjoy some madness for awhile

Now think of all the years you tried to
Find someone to satisfy you
I might be as crazy as you say
If I'm crazy then it's true
That it's all because of you
And you wouldn't want me any other way

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
It's too late to fight
It's too late to change me
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
Turn out the light
Don't try to save me
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 647
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,058
Amount Saved: $3,985.52
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 15 Mins: 4 Seconds: 2

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 29, 2013 @ 6:24 PM
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shhhh that was pretty loud Smithy hehehe ok remember this won't all post song way to long
 
Stars on 45 The beatles
You can boogie like disco, love that disco sound
Turn up the volume and move it all around
But don't, don't, don't, don't, don't forget
Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't forget
The Stars on '45 keep on turning in your mind
Like "We Can Work it Out"
Remember "Twist and Shout"
You still don't "Tell Me Why" and "No Reply"

1, 2, 3, 4....
This happened once before when I came to your door
No reply
They said it wasn't you but I saw you peep through your window

You know if you break my heart I'll go
But I'll come back again
'Cause I told you once before goodbye
But I came back again

Asked a girl what she wanted to be
And she said, "Baby, can't you see?"
"I wanna be famous, a star on the screen."
"But you can do something in between!"
"Baby, you can drive my car."
"Yes, I'm gonna be a star."
"Baby, you can drive my car."
"And Baby, I love you!"

Listen, do you want to know a secret?
Do you promise not to tell?
Oh, oh-a-oh, oh
Closer, let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to hear
I'm in love with you (oh-a-ooh-ooh)

Try to see it my way
Do I have to keep on talking 'til I can't go on?
While you see it your way
Run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone
We can work it out
We can work it out

I should've know better with a girl like you
That I would love everything that you do
And I do, hey, hey, hey

He's a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land

You're gonna lose that girl
You're gonna lose that girl
You're gonna lose that girl
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/stars-on-45-stars-on-45-beatles-medley-lyrics.html ]
I think I'm gonna be sad, I think it's today, yeah
The girl that's driving me mad is going away
She's got a ticket to ride, she's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride and she don't care

Say the word and you'll be free
Say the word and be like me
Say the word I'm thinking of
Have you heard the word is love?
It's so fine, it's sunshine
It's the word, love

Ahh, look at all the lonely people
Ahh, look at all the lonely people

When I'm walking beside her people tell me I'm lucky
Yes, I know I'm a lucky guy
I remember the first time I was lonely without her
Can't stop thinking about her now
Every little thing she does, she does for me, yeah
And you know the things she does, she does for me, oooh

You tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me, you don't get me
When your prized possessions start to wear you down
Look in my direction, I'll be around, I'll be around

Jo jo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it wouldn't last
Jo jo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
For some California grass
Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged

Got a good reason for takin' the easy way out
Got a good reason for takin' the easy way out now
She was a day tripper, one way ticket, yeah
It took me so long to find out and I found out

It's been a long time
Now I'm coming back home
I've been away now
Oh, how I've been al

moving forward one day at a time

smittySep 29, 2013 @ 6:22 PM
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Hobbies: Computer/Electronics Repair, Cycling, Singing, Song writing, and playing Guitar, drums, keyboard
Wow that was pretty cool, boy I miss those day, let's jam some more...
 


"Pretty Woman"

Wow! Pretty woman, walking down the street,Pretty woman, the kind Id like to meet, Pretty woman, I dont believe you it must be true, No one could look as good as you Mercy!

Pretty woman wont you pardon me, Pretty woman I couldnt help but see,
Pretty woman, Oh you look lovely as you could be, Are you lonely just lik me
Adrrrrr...  Pretty woman stop a while,Pretty woman talk a while, Pretty woman give your smile to me Pretty woman yeah yeah yeah,Pretty woman look my way, Pretty woman say you'll stay with me,

Cause I need you,need you tonight Uh!
Pretty woman dont walk on by,Pretty woman dont make me cry,
Pretty woman dont walk away, yeah, ok
If thats the way it must be, ok
I guess Ill go home,its late,maybe tomorrow night...
But wait.. what do I see..
She's walking back to me

Wow!

Wow!

Pretty woman.



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/14/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1173
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 41,055
Amount Saved: $15,600.90
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 5 Mins: 57 Seconds: 30

To Thy Own Self Be True

smittySep 29, 2013 @ 6:17 PM
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Mia, mia, mia, what a bad influence you are on me, oh looky here, de back door was left open, maybe we can go inside, and jam for awhile, it's been a long time since I jammed in the club, lets see what can we start with, hmmm.......
 
I got it...



"Old Time Rock And Roll"

Just take those old records off the shelf, I'll sit and listen to 'em by myself Today's music ain't got the same soul, I like that old time rock 'n' roll
Don't try to take me to a disco you'll never even get me out on the floor
In ten minutes I'll be late for the door, I like that old time rock 'n' roll
Still like that old time rock 'n' roll
that kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock 'n' roll

Won't go to hear 'em play a tango, I'd rather hear some blues or funky old soul
There's only one sure way to get me to go Start playing old time rock 'n' roll Call me a relic, call me what you will say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill Today's music ain't got the same soul I like that old time rock 'n' roll
Still like that old time rock 'n' roll
That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock 'n' roll



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/14/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1173
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 41,055
Amount Saved: $15,600.90
Life Gained:
Days: 194 Hrs: 5 Mins: 56 Seconds: 39

To Thy Own Self Be True

mamamiaSep 29, 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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Gender: Female
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Hobbies: looking for humor,
Violet !!!!   I miss you so much .... we sure had some good times and we still do have good times, but come on this place was rockin with you magic wand...
 
Wavy your support is so great in here you and Sunshine sure put in your time at building up this place ... mouahhhhh
 
Anyways I am on a mission , got the want to a be naughty girl syndromes  going on here today...
 
So pssssstt  Smithy , did you get the note ? I just prepped the place up , behind the big oak tree is where you will find the you know what to do the you know what tonight.. back door has been fixed ....  Oh in case anyone is lurking around I bought you a costume so you would not be recognized, look
wine drunk thief
listen up buddy if you panic and change your mind I completely understand , I will wait for you before putting on a move in here ... I'm going to go see if I could't find us some back up  might get someone watching by the side wall
robberhey got some of that **** to go with the ****** that I will bring , you might want to bring some of your own ****, think we ran out last week ..
 
View bigger - Stickman Bank Robbery Game for Android screenshotif you need a map of the grounds let me know ... Oh not here ... send all info via airmail ... shhhhhhhh .......
 
 
 
 
 
naughty naughty naughty !!!!! hehehehehehe ... and if anyone asks deny deny deny ... later   Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 647
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,058
Amount Saved: $3,985.52
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 14 Mins: 28 Seconds: 10

moving forward one day at a time

violet56Sep 29, 2013 @ 10:30 AM
Posts: 1994
Joined: Jun 12, 2006 (8:46 PM)

Age: 0
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Customer Service
Hobbies: Photography,writing,reading
Good morning
 
I copied and pasted my first post below from August 16,2012 in the original "Need to stay away" thread.   It took me 22 days to get up the nerve to be able to relax enough to even try and have "fun".  I certainly can't speak for everyone, but this thread was a life saver for me.  Even before I gathered up my courage to post I headed straight to that thread for some much needed laughter.  I'm not around posting anymore BUT I am lurking all the time, I still so enjoy reading all the posts in here.  I actually fully intended to join in on Friday night karaoke but my stupid tablet would NOT co-operate LOL...would let me copy but wouldn't let me paste and I had all sorts of good songs too :-( 
 
So, I personally think this thread is pure gold and little piece of heaven   Even if people aren't posting they are reading as shown by the views and really that's all that matters :-)   I know when I was in the need to stay away thread for quite a long time it was just Free, Mia, Sparky, Bobby and me that were regulars and hey, that was okay and all along the way people came and went and it was always light hearted fun regardless of how many people there were.  So I hope you all keep the thread going
 
(My original post here)
 
*peeks around door*   "Hello ?"   Yummmm....I could smell this buffet from miles away....what a lovely place this is.  I have longed to visit and finally decided I couldn't stay away any longer as  everyone is so welcoming, funny and besides breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  Just let me know what you need and I would be so happy to help in anyway :-)  I'm very hungry today as I had such a good sleep last night and I'll need the energy as it's going to be crazy at work today.  Ohhh look there is french toast with real maple syrup... (I will tidy up after myself)


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/25/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 22
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 330
Amount Saved: $132.00
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 1 Mins: 47 Seconds: 13

It's never too late to be what you might have been
 
For old times sakes - Me and Mr V
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/25/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 431
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,465
Amount Saved: $2,586.00
Life Gained:
Days: 60 Hrs: 2 Mins: 21 Seconds: 53

It's never too late to be what you might have been

WavylocksSep 29, 2013 @ 9:35 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Hello Sunshine and Sparkey, good message, it's true, sometimes I feel like it's all for nothing writing on this thread as all too often no one responds. For2itis, HD, Cat, Redbird, Misty, Leesfree, BNS, Sweetpea, and a few more have participated lately but what Sunshine is saying is that we would like some feedback from you as to if you want us to continue this.  Is there any of you that look forward to coming here in the morning and reading what's for breakfast? Sunshine puts a lot of effort in to writing out her menu. There are some folks who can't get out or are loners and use this site for means of communication, social reasons and friendship.. I am one of the above. Although I have a busy and full life and am blessed with good health, friends, family and a job, I still like to come here and spend a few minutes just to say hi to my friends that I have quit smoking along side of, and ones who continue to support myself and others on this site as well as getting to know the new people. One never knows how just a simple "hello" can make someones day here at SHO! The battle we fight is bittersweet, I need you to help me maintain this quit, who knows for how long but I am so grateful that SHO even exists, so this is my way of giving back and participating in a little fun. So as Mia has said several times "Don't be shy, come in and let us get to know you a bit, have some fun sharing jokes, poems, recipes or a song or two".  If you decide this isn't for you that's fine too,,,remember we still have things in common, we are non smokers, addicts, and we don't have to do it alone, that's why you are on this site isn't it?  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 332
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,640
Amount Saved: $3,187.20
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 23 Mins: 28 Seconds: 58

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineSep 29, 2013 @ 8:34 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Sunday morning everyone and it is brunch day so I hope at least someone will come in and have a bite to eat and maybe a little conversation.  The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready and I went ahead and started a little fire in here to take the dampness and coolness away and it is so nice and cozy in here right now.  I made fresh squeezed orange juice this morning and I also put some cold pressed apple juice on the counter.  Since it is brunch day and this only happpens once in a blue moon I cracked open a bottle of the bubbly to mix with our orange juice for a surprise.  Now I have worked long and hard this morning but the fresh fruit tray is amazing and it is on the counter right beside the greek yogurt.  I am assuming that the greek yogurt is what the smoothie gang wants.  I have made some toast but also put out some bagels and english muffins for a treat.  Now for the main course today I was thinking maybe some eggs - made to order however you want them - just ask and you shall receive.  I also made some home fries, bacon, ham and sausages.  I also put together a couple of casseroles that are breakfast ones with eggs, veggies and assorted meats.  I have also made some things with no meats in them for those that dont particularly want meat for breakfast.  Well all seems to be good to go for now so enjoy all.
 

mdjsunshine

sparky2Sep 28, 2013 @ 9:41 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
The club does mean a lot to so many people who are either here or drop in from time to time. Many see it as a home when they come in as it has been here so long and others it is just a place to get away from the stress of quitting. It is a place where we leave that all outside.
 
  Now granted it comes and go in waves. At times it is busy and new members coming in and other times it is like a draught and nothing is going on. We have tried various things, asked for suggestions but it is hit and miss. But so is so much on SHO where people start posts that generate some interest but then die out. The high turn over of people also leads to this.
 
 Anyhow the club has survived for almost 15 months which is incredible when you think of it. We have had lots of good times, celebrated many milestones and also been there when someone needed help. It is a place that is open to all and if people choose to use it cool but if not then so be it.
 
  Both Mia and myself being the ones who started it all do sometimes say what can we do and it does get frustrating when nobody is around but I balance this with it is the nature of the beast. I have now adopted that it will be here as long as people support it and hope it stays alive.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1044
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,100
Amount Saved: $10,440.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 7 Mins: 38 Seconds: 48

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaSep 28, 2013 @ 9:46 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Oh and BTW I expect you to be wearing the t-shirt not framing it
 
 
Wavy thanks for all you have done for me , the great time in here last night ,  your encouragement , and great friendship ..... I love you my friend ,
 
Sunshine Thank You for the PM`s,  always being concern and keeping things going in here when it seems no one shows up. 
 
The club still gets a lot of views and although it`s changed a bit , what`s important to keep in mind is to acknowledge members who post, when Free and I started this club , a few thought not going to last , but here we are over a year into it and still a great place to be, so somewhere we are doing something right , I have to Thank Sparkey because without him jumping in and running it with me we would not be where we are , he had the experience from before and he`s pretty darn creative , we make a great team here guys , and it`s because of all those who come in daily, weekly, monthly that we have this place to relax and have some virtual fun.
 
Oh and speaking of virtual fun, Saw the new barn, the art studio looks awesome and all the shops are now looking great , I revised the budget last night and left Sparkey a note in his office but NO MORE EXPENSE which means you need to clean your own shops , cleaners are off the budget , Sunshine your food budget remains the same , the outdoor pool is now closed, sauna will only be open first in the morning and late at night , further details to follow , I am leaving town until Sparkey revise the list I left him .. he lost his money tree not sure he will be a happy camper , see even in the virtual world we are facing cut backs ....
 
You all have a great weekend that again soon Mia


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 646
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,044
Amount Saved: $3,979.36
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 11 Mins: 42 Seconds: 7

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 28, 2013 @ 9:21 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
It was late last night and maybe I didn't show enough appreciation for this, but Sparkey you know where my heart is, I should have played the old tune Stand by your man lol, You stayed by my side all those months I didn't even want to get out of bed, we still have many mountains to climb and the road ahead of us isn't paved , but is there such smooth roads in this world?, thanks for the song I listen to it this morning and will post it on our FB pages ... xoxox thank you... but get that T-shirt out of the frame and wear it !!!!! heheheheh hugs ((( Mia )))

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineSep 28, 2013 @ 8:07 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and I am so sorry that I missed all the fun last night but try as I might I just could not fight the pain any longer and had to go to bed early.  Well today is another day and I have the coffee, tea and hot chocolate ready to go.  I put our the orange and V8 juice on the counter.  The yogurt is on the counter as well and the fresh fruit platter will be there is just a minute or two as I am putting the finishing touches on it now.  Just got the toast our of the industrial size toaster so it is good to go now too.  I was searching the fridge and found some home made jams left so I put them out for the toast.  There is strawberry, blueberry and peach so I hope you will find one that you like.  Okay now to the main course for today I think that I will make my breakfast muffins.  They are good for you and good to grab and go and you can have them hot or cold as they are equally good.  If you dont remember the ones I am talking about they are made with eggs, cheese, crumbled and cooked sausage (out of the casings),  and veggies.  You pour the mixture into the muffin tins and voila there you have breakfast muffins for on the go people.  Never a reason to skip breaky again and these freeze really well and all you need to do in a pinch is pop one in the microwave or just let it thaw to room temperature and enjoy.
 
Well it is Saturday and today I guess if there is not enough wrong with me now I woke up with an ear ache and I never had an ear ache in my life until a few years ago when I got my first one and that is when I realized why babies cry so much when their ears hurt.  Now I have my second ear ache and it hurts like hell.  I think some ibuphrofen is in order and my bed is calling me very loudly so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 350
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,250
Amount Saved: $7,276.50
Life Gained:
Days: 48 Hrs: 19 Mins: 14 Seconds: 15

mdjsunshine

WavylocksSep 28, 2013 @ 1:01 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Good night Mia,,, it was fun,,, now back to reality                                         {{{{Mia&Sparkey}}}}


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 331
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,620
Amount Saved: $3,177.60
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 39 Seconds: 45

Breathe,,,,

mamamiaSep 28, 2013 @ 12:59 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
are you still at it !!!  meet me on FB girl because
 
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun"

I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones
And girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one
But girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have

That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls - they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun

Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have

That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls - they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun,
They want to have fun,
They want to have fun...


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 646
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,044
Amount Saved: $3,979.36
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 47 Seconds: 55

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksSep 28, 2013 @ 12:56 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Ok, here's the story, Sparkey, it's not all paradise over here in Wavy land,,,, mr.wave and I are scrappin tonite. No, I'm not drinking.  Things will be ok but I thought I would party down {for once} here at Karaoke night,, some of the songs are inappropriate for younger viewers I know,, but,, just am playing songs that are coming to my mind,,,Honesty is the BEST policy,,,,

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 331
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,620
Amount Saved: $3,177.60
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 39 Seconds: 14

Breathe,,,,

mamamiaSep 28, 2013 @ 12:54 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Wavy was that last song for me ???
 
lol i`d never hurt you baby girl , lol 
 
good night now 
 
sshhh no noise Sparkey is snoringgggggggg 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 646
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,044
Amount Saved: $3,979.36
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 47 Seconds: 25

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 28, 2013 @ 12:51 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Great songs Wavy , but for me it's time to say good night , but but but
 
night my friends .. pouting now
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 646
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,044
Amount Saved: $3,979.36
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 47 Seconds: 7

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksSep 28, 2013 @ 12:46 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Girl I can't understand it, why you want to hurt me
After all of the things i've done for you
I buy you champagne, roses and put diamonds on your fingers
But still you hang out all night, what am I to do

My girl wants to party all the time,
party all the time, party all the time
My girl wants to party all the time,
party all the time, she parties all the time
Whoooohooohoohoo (party all the time)
She likes to party all the time (party all the time)
Whoooohooohoohoo (party all the time)
She likes to party all the time (party all the time)

Girl I seen you at clubs, just hangin out and dancing
You give your number to every man you see
You never come home at night because your out romancin
I wish you'd bring some of your love home to me

But My girl wants to party all the time,
party all the time, party all the time
My girl wants to party all the time,
party all the time
My girl wants to party all the time,
party all the time, party all the time
My girl wants to party all the time
party all the time (hold) yeah

party party party party party

whoooooo
whoooohoohooo

she likes to party all the time
she lets her hair down
she likes to party down 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 331
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,620
Amount Saved: $3,177.60
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 38 Seconds: 4

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksSep 28, 2013 @ 12:39 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats


Sorry seems to be the hardest word

What I got to do to make you love me?
What I got to do to make you care?
What do I do when lightning strikes me?
And I wake to find that you're not there?

What I got to do to make you want me?
What I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

It's sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation.
And it's getting more and more absurd.
It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over?
Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word.

What do I do to make you want me?
What I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

It's sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation.
And it's getting more and more absurd.
It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over?
Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Yeh. Sorry

What I got to do to make you love me?
What I got to do to be heard?
What do I do when lightning strikes me?
What have I got to do?
What have I got to do?
When sorry seems to be the hardest word.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 331
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,620
Amount Saved: $3,177.60
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 37 Seconds: 15

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksSep 28, 2013 @ 12:36 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Mia, I love that song! And, I love this one                                    "Honesty"

If you search for tenderness
It isn't hard to find
You can have the love you need to live
But if you look for truthfulness
You might just as well be blind
It always seems to be so hard to give

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

I can always find someone
To say they sympathize
If I wear my heart out on my sleeve
But I don't want some pretty face
To tell me pretty lies
All I want is someone to believe

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

I can find a lover
I can find a friend
I can have security
Until the bitter end
Anyone can comfort me
With promises again
I know, I know

When I'm deep inside of me
Don't be too concerned
I won't ask for nothin' while I'm gone
But when I want sincerity
Tell me where else can I turn
Cause you're the one that I depend upon

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 331
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,620
Amount Saved: $3,177.60
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 36 Seconds: 51

Breathe,,,,

mamamiaSep 28, 2013 @ 12:33 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Alright well i have a road trip tomorrow and was told i had to lock this place up ... but Mia wants to play .. beside was a full bar tonight and smithy stayed home :( 
 
Sparkey , every battle won , makes it all worth while , 
 
"I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Very moment spent with you is a moment I treasure

Don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing

'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing

Lying close to you feeling your heart beating
And I'm wondering what you're dreaming,
Wondering if it's me you're seeing
Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we're together
And I just wanna stay with you
In this moment forever, forever and ever

I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing

'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing

I don't wanna miss one smile
I don't wanna miss one kiss
Well, I just wanna be with you
Right here with you, just like this

I just wanna hold you close
Feel your heart so close to mine
And just stay here in this moment
For the rest of time, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Don't wanna close my eyes
Don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing

'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing

I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing

'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing

Don't wanna close my eyes
Don't wanna fall asleep, yeah
I don't wanna miss a thing
I don't wanna miss a thing
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 646
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,044
Amount Saved: $3,979.36
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 45 Seconds: 15

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 28, 2013 @ 12:26 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Thanks Sparkey... but the t-shirt i made you was to be worn not framed
 
xxxxooo


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 646
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,044
Amount Saved: $3,979.36
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 44 Seconds: 31

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Sep 28, 2013 @ 12:14 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Hey all. Well guess many wonder about things lately and I will not lie Mia and I have hit a rough patch and I cannot fault her for any of it. Recently some stuff went down in my world that made it hard to see the sun and am fighting to get back to where I was. I have never held back that I do suffer from depression and this event hit hard. That is also why only been on SHO now and again lately as been dealing with it all.
 
 So we kind of got lost in it all but she stuck by me but I did not see it like I should have. Don't know why but when we are looking for help we overlook those closest to us or don't see they are trying to do just that. So to Mia I am sorry hun for it all as many things have suffered because of it. Maybe not the place to say this but here as good as any as many who know us are within these walls.
 
 We both are working on mending bridges and pulling back together but it will take some time and effort. Peace all and thanks to those who cared enough to ask and send support.
 
 I've heard of true loves that lasted forever
I guess there  is a way
And I've heard of true loves that needed each other
More and  more each day

What is love when there is no one that cares
Next time you  need my love I'll be there, be right by your side

Let's try it again, try it again
Let's try it again my love  for you it has no end
Let's try it again till the end
All because I love  you

I've heard of true loves that stayed with each other
Didn't  wander through the night
And I've heard of true loves that prayed for each  other
Didn't argue, fuss or fight

Now I know just what love's all about
Next time you need my  love I won't doubt, doubt your love again

Let's try it again, try it again
Let's try it again my love  for you it has no end
Let's try it again till the end
All because I love  you

You got to try it again
My love for you it has no end
You know and I know
It's all because I love you

Let's try it again, try it again
Let's try it again my love  for you it has no end
Let's try it again till the end
All because I love  you



 
 So


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1044
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,100
Amount Saved: $10,440.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 3 Mins: 43 Seconds: 0

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

WavylocksSep 28, 2013 @ 12:11 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
"Miss You Like Crazy"

Even though it's been so long
My love for you keeps going strong
I remember the things that we used to do
A kiss in the rain till the sun shine through
I tried to deny it but I'm still in love with you

I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
Ever since you went away, every hour of every day
I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
No matter what I say or do
There's just no getting over you

I can see the love shining in your eyes
And it comes as such a sweet surprise
If seeing's believing it's worth the wait
So hold me and tell me it's not too late
We're so good together, we're starting forever now

And I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
Ever since you went away, every hour of every day
I miss you like crazy, I miss you baby
A love like ours will never end
Just touch me and we're there again

Just one night
And we'll have that magic feeling like we used to do
Hold on tight
And whatever comes our way we're gonna make it through

If seeing's believing it's worth the wait
So hold me and tell me it's not too late
We're so good together, we're starting forever now

And I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
No matter what I say or do
There's just no getting over you
And I miss you, baby, I miss you, baby
All the tender love you gave me
When a feeling gets this strong
You know the real thing come along

And I miss you
I miss you like crazy baby
Only your sweet love can save me
I miss you like crazy
A love like ours will never end
Just touch me and we're there again
Miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 331
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,620
Amount Saved: $3,177.60
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 33 Seconds: 53

Breathe,,,,

mamamiaSep 27, 2013 @ 11:47 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
"Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Get Away"

"Everybody needs a little time away," I heard her say, "from each other."
"Even lover's need a holiday far away from each other."
Hold me now. It's hard for me to say I'm sorry. I just want you to stay.

After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.
And after all that's been said and done,
You're just the part of me I can't let go.

Couldn't stand to be kept away just for the day from your body.
Wouldn't wanna be swept away, far away from the one that I love.
Hold me now. It's hard for me to say I'm sorry. I just want you to know.
Hold me now. I really want to tell you I'm sorry. I could never let you go.

After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.
And after all that's been said and done,
You're just the part of me I can't let go.

After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.

You're gonna be the lucky one.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 645
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,030
Amount Saved: $3,973.20
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 40 Seconds: 32

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 27, 2013 @ 11:33 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Alright as promised the year I was born 1967
 
"The Tide Is High"

The tide is high but I'm holding on
I'm gonna be your number one
I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that
Oh, no

It's not the things you do that tease and wound me bad
But it's the way you do the things you do to me

I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that
Oh, no

The tide is high but I'm holding on
I'm gonna be your number one
Number one, number one

Every girl wants you to be her man
But I'll wait my dear 'til it's my turn

I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that
Oh, no

The tide is high but I'm holding on
I'm gonna be your number one
Number one, number one

Every girl wants you to be her man
But I'll wait my dear 'til it's my turn

I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that
Oh, no

The tide is high but I'm holding on
I'm gonna be your number one
[Repeat and ad lib until fade]


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 645
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,030
Amount Saved: $3,973.20
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 39 Seconds: 2

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 27, 2013 @ 11:20 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
I LOVE YOU TUBE !!!!   I believe this is going back 1979 next i will find a song the year I was born that would have been a hit ...
 
"Seasons In The Sun"

[Kian:]
Goodbye to you my trusted friend
We've known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we've climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and ABC's
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees

[Bryan:]
Goodbye my friend it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there

[All:]
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time

[Shane:]
Goodbye Papa please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Wonder how I got along

[Mark:]
Goodbye papa it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little children everywhere
When you see them I'll be there

[All:]
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the seasons have all gone
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the seasons have all gone

[Nicky:]
Goodbye Michelle my little one
You gave me love and helped me find the sun
And every time that I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground

[Shane:]
Goodbye Michelle it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there

[All:]
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the seasons have all gone
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the seasons have all gone


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 645
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,030
Amount Saved: $3,973.20
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 37 Seconds: 41

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 27, 2013 @ 11:13 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Playing on you tube and just came across this song
 
Billy don't be a hero
 

The marchin' band came down along Maine Street
The soldier blues fell in behind
I looked across and there I saw Billy
Waiting to go and join the line

And with her head upon his shoulder
His young and lovely fiance
From where I stood I saw she was cryin'
And through her tears I heard her say

Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as Billy started to go she said keep your pretty head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside
The battle raging all around
The sergeant cried, we've got to hang on, boys
We've gotta hold this piece of ground

I need a volunteer to ride out
And bring us back some extra men
And Billy's hand was up in a moment
Forgettin' all the words she said, she said

Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as Billy started to go she said, keep your pretty head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

I heard his fiance got a letter
That told how Billy died that day
The letter said that he was a hero
She should be proud he died that way
I heard she threw the letter away



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 645
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,030
Amount Saved: $3,973.20
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 36 Seconds: 57

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 27, 2013 @ 9:46 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Alright Smithy came in here to make some noise where are you ....come rock this place
 
"We Will Rock You"

Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo' face
You big disgrace
Kickin' your can all over the place
Singin'

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy you're a young man hard man
Shoutin' in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on yo' face
You big disgrace
Wavin' your banner all over the place

We will we will rock you
(Sing it!)
We will we will rock you

Buddy you're an old man poor man
Pleadin' with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Somebody better put you back into your place

We will we will rock you
(Sing it!)
We will we will rock you

(Everybody)

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

(Alright)
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 645
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,030
Amount Saved: $3,973.20
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 28 Seconds: 5

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Sep 27, 2013 @ 9:45 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Well looks like the colder weather brought in a few of the old members to get warm by the fire and grab some coffee. Free go to see you popping in as been to long girl since we seen you around here. Don't be a stranger as love to here that laugh of yours filling these halls. And Smitty glad the end is in sight and you are moving ahead. I know what it is to live in rumble where nothing works and everything is only half done. It can also do a number on the relationship and your bank account takes a real kicking as money pours quicker than you can put it back in. Hoping medically all works out for you.
 
 Well club still going and we adapt to changes as we always have. Not quite the same around here these days but will see where things go.
 
 Missed the Saturday dance
Heard they crowded the floor
Couldn't bear it without you
Don't get around much anymore

Thought I'd visit the club
Got as far as the door
They'd have asked me about you
Don't get around much anymore

Darling, I guess my mind's more at ease
But nevertheless, why stir up old memories

Been invited on dates
I might have gone but what for
It's awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore

My darling, I guess my mind's more at ease
But nevertheless, why stir up old memories

Been invited on dates
I might have gone but what for
It's awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore
Awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1043
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,075
Amount Saved: $10,430.00
Life Gained:
Days: 191 Hrs: 3 Mins: 15 Seconds: 47

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaSep 27, 2013 @ 9:44 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,

One dime is all it all it cost me, and
I found out for sure
You know, that you double-crossed me
Just how much can I endure?

Last night I was walkin'
And I, I saw you with my friend again
And you weren't both talking
Least I don't try to pretend

Innocence
(whoooo)
Innocence
(whooooo)
Innnocence
(whooooo)
Oh what a lie baby
Don't even try lady

I laughed when I first met ya
How you were so demure you know
Now that I don't trust ya
You just say I've lost control

You said you'd always love me
Said you'd be my friend
You had your fingers crossed
You stuck it to me in the end

Innocence
(whoooo)
Innocence
(whooooo)
Innnocence
(whooooo)
Oh what a lie baby
Don't even try lady
Innocence, yes it's all you ever pleaded
Innocence, yes it's all you'll ever plead
Innocence
Yes, it's all you'll ever plead to me
Yes it's all you ever pleaded

Innocence, yes it's all you ever pleaded
Innocence
Yes it's all you'll ever plead
Innocence
Yes, it's all you'll ever plead to me
Yes it's all you ever plead

One dime is all it all it cost me, and
I found out for sure
You know, that you double-crossed me
Just how much can I endure?

Innocence
Yes it's all you ever pleaded
Innocence
Yes it's all you'll ever plead
Innocence
Yes it's all you ever plead to me
Yes it's all you've ever plead
Innocence
Yes it's all you ever pleaded
Innocence
Yes it's all you'll ever plead
Innocence
Yes it's all you ever plead to me
(It's all you'll ever plead)
Yes it's all you ever plead to me
(It's all you'll ever plead)
Yes it's all you ever plead to me
(It's all you'll ever plead)
Yes it's all you ever pleaded
Innocence


 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 645
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,030
Amount Saved: $3,973.20
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 27 Seconds: 48

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 27, 2013 @ 9:38 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Ahhh Wavy you light mine to lol ... here's one for you   I missed you
 
"Our Lips Are Sealed"

Can you hear them
They talk about us
Telling lies
Well, that's no surprise

Can you see them
See right through them
They have no shield
No secrets to reveal

It doesn't matter what they say
In the jealous games people play
Our lips are sealed

There's a weapon
That we must use
In our defense
Silence reveals

When you look at them
Look right through them
That's when they'll disappear
That's when we'll be feared

It doesn't matter what they say
In the jealous games people play
Our lips are sealed

Give no mind to what they say
It doesn't matter anyway
Our lips are sealed

Hush, my darling
Don't you cry
Quiet, angel
Forget their lies

Can you hear them
They talk about us
Telling lies
Well, that's no surprise

Can you see them
See right through them
They have no shield
No secrets to reveal

It doesn't matter what they say
In the jealous games people play
Our lips are sealed

Pay no mind to what they say
It doesn't matter anyway
Our lips are sealed
Our lips are sealed
Our lips are sealed


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 645
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,030
Amount Saved: $3,973.20
Life Gained:
Days: 66 Hrs: 10 Mins: 27 Seconds: 13

moving forward one day at a time

WavylocksSep 27, 2013 @ 9:37 PM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
"Wind Beneath My Wings"

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
You always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.

Did you ever know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Did I ever tell you you're my hero?
You're everything, everything I wish I could be.
Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 330
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,600
Amount Saved: $3,168.00
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 15 Seconds: 52

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksSep 27, 2013 @ 9:35 PM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
"You Light Up My Life"

So many nights I sit by my window
Waiting for someone to sing me his song
So many dreams I kept deep inside me
Alone in the dark but now
You've come along

And you light up my life
You give me hope
To carry on
You light up my days
and fill my nights with song

Rollin' at sea, adrift on the water
Could it be finally I'm turning for home?
Finally, a chance to say hey,
I love you
Never again to be all alone

Cause you
You light up my life
You give me hope
To carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song

And you
You light up my life
You give me hope
To carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song
With song
You give me hope
To carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song

It can't be wrong
When it feels so right
'Cause you
You light up my life, my life, my life, my life oooh


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 330
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,600
Amount Saved: $3,168.00
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 15 Seconds: 38

Breathe,,,,

WavylocksSep 27, 2013 @ 9:25 PM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Hi everyone! Come on and join us celebrate another day of being smoke free with some Karaoke,,,,,

One Day At A Time 

I'm only human; I'm just a man

Help me believe in what I could be and all that I am
Show me the stairway
I have to climb
Lord for my sake
Teach me to take
One day at a time

One day at a time, sweet Jesus
That's all I'm asking from you
Give me the strength to do everything that I have to do
Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine
Help me today
Show me the way
One day at a time.

Could you remember
When you walked among men
Jesus, you know when you're looking below
It's worse now than then
Pushin' and shovin' crowd in your mind
Lord for my sake
Teach me to take

One day at a time  

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 330
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,600
Amount Saved: $3,168.00
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 19 Mins: 14 Seconds: 24

Breathe,,,,

mamamiaSep 27, 2013 @ 4:42 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Heyyyyy Smithy my man !!! that is such good news and glad to see things are progressing well with your home, hang in there and be kind to yourself and your wife , the amount of stress you guys have been under in the last year is unreal , renovations, and building a home are tops on the list for being destroyers of marriages ,your cancer scare and so much more , but stay true to your vows in the end can only make everything stronger, it is easy to give up in relationships when things are though , but those who fight hard , also love hard , Hope you have enjoyed your java this morning , Well it is Friday and I may not be coming in the club much anymore but Smithy Grab your guitar and play this song to your lovely wife tonight because, Few songs are more appropriate than Paul Brandt's tunes about weathering the storms of life and loving each other through thick and thin. "I Do (Revisited)" I've seen the storm clouds in your past But rest assured 'cause you are safe at home at last I rescued you, you rescued me And we're right where we should be when we're together I know the questions in your mind But go ahead and ask me one more time You'll find the answer's still the same It won't change from day to day for worse or better Will I promise to be your best friend And am I here until the end Can I be sure I have been waiting for you And did I say my love is true Baby I will, I am, I can, I have, I do I know the time will disappear But this love we're building on will always be here No way that this is sinking sand On this solid rock we'll stand forever Will I promise to be your best friend And am I here until the end Can I be sure I have been waiting for you And did I say my love is true Baby I will, I am, I can, I have, I do Baby I will, I am, I can, I have Oh, I will, I am, I can, I have Baby I will, I am, I can, I have, I do

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineSep 27, 2013 @ 9:06 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and I am so sorry for being this late but I was in alot of pain last night and didnt get to sleep until sometime early this morning.  Anyways enough complaining from me the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are all good to go.  Phil bought some fresh bagels yesterday so we could have them for breakfast this morning with our assortment of cream cheeses.  I did make some toast for those that dont like bagels.  The orange and apple juice are sitting on the counter as well as the yogurt for the smoothie gang.  Just putting the finishing touches on the fresh fruit platter as we speak and will set it right beside the greek yogurt.  Now for our main course today and to go along with the bagels I was thinking we could have some scrambled eggs so I made some plain ones and I also made some with all kinds of goodies in them like cheese, onions, peppers and a little sausage which I took out of the casing and cooked separately and drained all the fat off before incorporating it into the eggs so there is virtually no fat in the eggs.  Well another Friday is here and I sure hope I am not the only one here for karaoke night tonight.  It was so lonely last week but I did have fun and that is what it is all about friends.  Phil is in a mood this morning so I am sending him to town for a very long stay until he gets back to normal.  Good news and bad news - my chest xrays came back clear - bad news it is most probably due to the MS so I have to suck it up and live with it.  Not so bad as they tell me alot of rest will help keep the pain to a minimum LOL  ME REST - I dont think it is possible but will try.  While we have been yacking I made a very pretty fire and it is crackling really good right now so it is time for me to grab my coffee mug and go to my comfy chair and curl up in front of the fire to REST a bit so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS to all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 349
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,215
Amount Saved: $7,255.71
Life Gained:
Days: 48 Hrs: 16 Mins: 1 Seconds: 47

mdjsunshine

freeatlastSep 27, 2013 @ 8:25 AM
Posts: 874
Joined: Apr 05, 2009 (7:03 PM)

Age: 48
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Hairstylist
Hobbies: riding my bike, walking, talking,breathing
Good morning peeps how are you all doing :))))) Keep on keeping hehehehe tata xoxo got to run and get to work just thought i would stop in and say hey!!!!!!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/27/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 488
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,200
Amount Saved: $4,880.00
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 13 Mins: 37 Seconds: 15

HAVE A GREAT SMOKE FREE DAY

sparky2Sep 26, 2013 @ 12:07 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
 Sweetpea here is the design for main street.
 
So let's see that is Sweetpea's art studio and sculpting shop, Wavy's flower emporium, Sunshine's café, Happy's dog training and grooming, Mia's Romantic Victorian gift shop, Smitty's mountain equipment co-op and if I may being an old woodworker I would like to open Sparkey's woodshop.
 
I still think that we can use the barn to do the work but we need to keep street shops at the foot of the mountain. Don't worry Wavy nice thing about a virtual world is the sun always shines and the temperature is always warm. So our main street grows again and anyone else who would like to add a shop speak up.
So off to check the budget to see what we have in the building fund. Peace
Conceptual Rendering of Main Street


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1042
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,050
Amount Saved: $10,420.00
Life Gained:
Days: 190 Hrs: 21 Mins: 6 Seconds: 22

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

SweetpeaSep 26, 2013 @ 11:06 AM
Posts: 327
Joined: Sep 23, 2010 (12:36 PM)

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: PSW
Hobbies: arts, singing, skating, fishing and hunting

 
Hello Everyone,   
Sorry I wasn't here on Monday,   I have been sick  all weekend and didn't have any strength to spare but  I am much better now so I  thought  I would come  visit and  check out how the construction is going on the old barn.    Sorry about the clatter,   the traffic and the machinery  but it is a necessary evil I am afraid if we want   our fabulous art studio or our multi-purpose complex  to be done on time.  I think this old barn will suit many when it is done.   There will be work stations for all hobbiest....  and a showcase room or gallery for our many exhibits :   floral craft,  woodwork,   painting , sculptures .    So far so good !!!!    Sunshine,    sorry to hear you aren't   feeling so well.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.    I do believe  that  you do have a fighting spirit  and can overcome this too.   Me and many others are here for you  as you have been for us.    I love the way, you carry on.... as usual,   marching onward and forward tackling each day and moment as it comes and doing  what you love...   pampering others with your home cooking ,   joyful greeting and like your name   Sunshine suggests, brightening our day.  Thanks there sunshine,  but in all that hustle and bustle remember to be gentle and good    to yourself.       thanks for the coffee and the chat there Sunshine and please take care.    I gotta run,   work is calling ...
love and peace


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/5/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 448
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,200
Amount Saved: $4,704.00
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 20 Mins: 18 Seconds: 34

One must kindle from within.....

smittySep 26, 2013 @ 9:04 AM
Posts: 1764
Joined: Oct 29, 2007 (7:18 PM)

Age: 54
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Network Engineer
Hobbies: Computer/Electronics Repair, Cycling, Singing, Song writing, and playing Guitar, drums, keyboard
Good morning all, decided it has been so long since my last visit that it was time I paid you'll a visit to let you know how we are progressing, but first I think that I will have a big tall cup of Java and some toast with jam. Our house is progressing very well, the exterior is completely finished, and the upstairs bedroom that took the most of the damage from the tree is also completed, the laundry room is finished, and I am currently working on the living room, another room where allot of damaged occurred. not only from the tree, but also from water damage from when the roof was off the house, after the living room there is only 2 rooms left, the down stairs bedroom, and our new on suite bathroom. But the laundry room is now fully functional, and for the first time since January we can do laundry, anyway, that it for the house, as for my personal battle, I am still smokefree, 3 years and counting, Awesome. I am under a great deal of stress lately, my marriage is hanging on by a thread, I am stuck having to do all the work, as my wife is working, my health is fair, I have to go see an orthopedic surgeon next month for both of my knees, seems the foolishness of my youth is catching up with me, to much football, well that's it for now, God bless


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/14/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1170
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 40,950
Amount Saved: $15,561.00
Life Gained:
Days: 193 Hrs: 16 Mins: 30 Seconds: 15

To Thy Own Self Be True

mdjsunshineSep 26, 2013 @ 7:21 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and yes the coffee, tea and hot chocolate are all ready to go.  I put out the orange juice and I made some fresh V8 juice for us today.  The toast is in the toaster and just waiting for it to pop and then it is done too.  I am working on the fresh fruit platter and am arranging all the fruit POP - oh there is the toast done - now back to my fruit arranging and it is all nicely arranged this morning.  I will put it on the counter right beside the greek yogurt.  Not too sure where everyone else lives but it is chilly here so I thought this morning we could have nice bowls of warm oatmeal and you can either put some fruit on it or the old brown sugar routine as both are great and it warms the tummy.  Well off to start the fire now and I just need to reach for the kindling and got it so scrunching up some newspapers and laying the kindling on it.  Now I have a few small sticks of wood and very gently set them accross the kindling and now for the match - where did those matches go.  Seems like I had this same problem last winter - oh I found them in the kitchen drawer (a likely spot if ever there was one) so lighting the fire and while it gets going I will go get some coffee for myself and pull up my comfy chair in front of the fire.  Oh it looks so nice to watch the flames jumping all around (no I am not a fire bug) but when I was in girl guides and ranger I was always the one that got to start the fires.  Okay now I can put a couple of big pieces of wood on and just sit back and sip my coffee and enjoy the ambience.  Oh the joys of fall and winter - my favorite times of the year.  Did you all know that 3 months from yesterday is Christmas day.  Oh my I LOVE CHRISTMAS.  I love everything about Christmas.  My special treat that Phil does for me every Christmas eve is to take me to a store - any department store to look around or do a little last minute shopping and the reason it is so important to me is that I find people at Christmas to be so happy, joyful, accommodating and just plain cheerful to be around - too bad people werent like that all year long.  I also cook from sun up to sun down on Christmas even cause that is the evening all of our friends and neighbours come over and we have a good old fashion kitchen party with food from one end of the kitchen.  I cook all day (except for my short outing) and when everyone comes we all pile into the kitchen and when we run out of chairs they sit on the floor.  Now we do have the rest of the house but we still all pile into the kitchen.  I have so much fun just watching everyone devour in minutes what took me all day to make but that is what makes me so happy.  Oh BTW we dont supply booze or can anyone smoke in our house any more so it will be outside for the smokers or suck it up and dont smoke.  Well I guess it is that time again as today is my home support workers day to come help me with my shower and wash my hair and I have a special today on blood as the girl that takes the blood is coming to our house to take my blood and that way I dont have to get up at the crack of dawn and go sit in that hospital room waiting for my turn and on an empty stomach cause I have to be fasting for my blood sugar test.  So this time I am really going and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 348
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,180

mdjsunshine

LeesfreeSep 25, 2013 @ 10:59 AM
Posts: 153
Joined: May 28, 2013 (2:12 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Caterer
Hobbies: Cooking, entertaining, traveling, reading.
Sunshine, I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues. You are a strong person, and have such a great attitude, I know you won't let it get you down. Besides, there are too many people here waiting to see what wonderful things you have prepared for us to eat. Take the rest you need, be kind to yourself, we are all rooting for you! Lee:)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/28/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 120
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,400
Amount Saved: $960.00
Life Gained:
Days: 13 Hrs: 16 Mins: 18 Seconds: 49

mdjsunshineSep 25, 2013 @ 8:45 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and sorry I am late but I must have slept in a bit.  Oh well the coffee and tea are ready and as promised I made hot chocolate as well.  I made some fresh squeezed orange juice this morning and we also have some of the cold pressed apple juice too.  The toast is ready and on the counter.  I am working on the fresh fruit platter right now and when done it will be on the counter along side the greek yogurt.  There are still some muffins left over so I heated them up so they would still taste like fresh baked and I will get to making some more treats today if possible.  Now for our main course today I made a few different quiches.  There is a plain one with just cheese in it, one that is packed full of veggies and veggies are so easy to come by at this time of year and the other one has meat, cheese and veggies and it is my favorite one.  So must go start the fire in here cause this place feels a little chilly this morning.  Thanks for the wood and kindling guys/girls.  It makes it so much easier to start the fire with small wood.  Everyone start saving your newspapers for me so I can use them to start the fire with.  Well after all that yacking the fire is now going and the flames are shooting high - time to get my coffee and curl up in front of the fireplace and get all toasty warm.  Drop by and visit for a few if you can and as last year if you need anything and cant find it just hollar cause I am right here and will help all I can.  So for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 347
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,145
Amount Saved: $7,214.13
Life Gained:
Days: 48 Hrs: 9 Mins: 17 Seconds: 45

mdjsunshine

serenity123Sep 25, 2013 @ 6:10 AM
Posts: 53
Joined: Jun 15, 2013 (6:22 AM)

Age: 67
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: office admin
Hobbies: my pets, crosstitch
Sunshine - As a new person here at SHO your posts have been such a help to me and you are always full of such positive energy  & inspiration.  My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 50
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,250
Amount Saved: $475.00
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 16 Mins: 3 Seconds: 36

Easy does it!

sparky2Sep 24, 2013 @ 10:14 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Sunshine hate it when crappy things like this happen to good people. You don't deserve it but then neither to many who get news such as yours. You can either let it beat you down or come out swinging and not let it stop you. To me you seem like one who will face it head on and not let it beat you down.
 
 Sunshine I know you will face this with the same fight you have shown in fighting to close to a year. You also got lots of people behind her supporting and hoping that things come out good. Peace.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1040
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,000
Amount Saved: $10,400.00
Life Gained:
Days: 190 Hrs: 14 Mins: 10 Seconds: 5

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineSep 24, 2013 @ 8:30 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Oh you people spoil me too much.  I am not dying just slowing down for a bit but not to worry my dear friend cause your breakfast will be served with a smile every day and I was thinking this morning as it was a bit cool outside that it is time for me to start a small fire in here in the early morning - you know - to take the chill off and all and another thing I think it is time for me to start making the hot chocolate in the mornings to go with the tea and coffee.  Might need you strong men to help beig in the wood and split me some kindling to stat the fires with.  Thinking back to last winter oh how I loved to curl up in my comfy chair in front of the fireplace with my warm cup of coffee.  Who knows maybe this winter I will try your mixture of coffee and hot chocolate.  Found some wonderful new recipes to experiment - UM I mean try out on you people.  Dont worry as I havent lost anyone yet to my cooking LOL.  Well only 19 more days and I still havent learned how to copy and paste a picture yet and ùi know I promised to learn this before my first year anniversary so maybe tomorrow I will go find another video on you tube and will learn this if it kills me.  I have drempt about surprising all of you with some beautiful picture but alas it is not to be YET but I WILL SURVIVE AND LEARN.  Well I think it is time for me to go beddy bye for this day cause it is too painful to sit up and breath and since this seems to be a multiple choice thingy I choose to breath so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all of you

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 346
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,110
Amount Saved: $7,193.34
Life Gained:
Days: 48 Hrs: 7 Mins: 35 Seconds: 20

mdjsunshine

Lillian, Quit CoachSep 24, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
Posts: 1998
Joined: Jul 13, 2006 (4:07 PM)
Mdjsunshine!
 
You certainly have all of our positive thoughts and well wishes being sent your way!
 
Keep us posted,
Lillian
 

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

RedbirdSep 24, 2013 @ 4:34 PM
Posts: 286
Joined: Jul 14, 2013 (3:13 PM)

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading,Old Aircraft and Old Cars
Hi Sunshine-  Keep your chin up!   You've got a mess of friends right here all rooting for you.  Keep posting and certainly keep cooking cause I'd hate to lose all that weight you put on me here at the Club!  Warm regards and best wishes. Redbird


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 69
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,725
Amount Saved: $724.50
Life Gained:
Days: 14 Hrs: 0 Mins: 41 Seconds: 28

One Day At A Time

For2itisSep 24, 2013 @ 4:28 PM
Posts: 1152
Joined: Jan 25, 2013 (11:02 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Forever trying to amaze clients.
Hobbies: Golf, hitting balls with golf clubs, walking the golf course, not smoking while golfing.
Sunshine, I'm sorry to hear of your doctor's report.  I'm hoping for the best treatment and a quick and successful recovery. 
 
Being that it's Comedy day in the club, I would be remiss if I were to not do my part to bring a smile to your face and a little sunshine to your day, much as you do for us so often....so....
 
A man goes to the circus manager and asks for a job. The manger asks "What can you do?" "Well," says the guy, "it's easier if I show you." He starts flapping his arms, and runs then he takes off and flies around and around inside the big top, looping around the poles, perching on the high wire and eventually he swoops back to the manager and lands softly in front of him. The manager looks at him for a minute, strokes his chin and says "That's all you do? Bird impersonations?"


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 261
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,654
Amount Saved: $1,461.60
Life Gained:
Days: 42 Hrs: 0 Mins: 32 Seconds: 27

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

Marianne, Quit CoachSep 24, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Posts: 83
Joined: Sep 22, 2008 (2:30 PM)
Hello mdjsunshine, 
 
So sorry to hear of all that has happened so suddenly.  Good to hear the doctors are covering everything.  A stressful time for you.  You are strong and with the support of your friends as you mentioned and us here, you can do this.  One moment at a time. 
 
Take care and know that you can come here anytime for continued support. 
 
Marianne
 

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

mdjsunshineSep 24, 2013 @ 1:32 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Hello everyone just got back from seeing the doctor and it is not pretty.  For all the newbies out there and for all the people reading the posts in here and contemplating quitting smoking do it NOW.  It is never too late to quit and do it before you have to.  I was sent from the doctors office directly to the hospital for extensive xrays.  Seems that I have developed a lung problem.  Imagine being 19 days short of my one year mark and now I have lung problems.  It also seems that my kidneys are failing and I have a as yet undiagnosed bowel problem.  Wow I know I did not feel well but this is a bit much.  The doctor is sending me to a specialist cause it also seems that after all these years of being told I had this thing wrong and that thing wrong now she feels very sure that I have MS.  No big deal though as it does not change who I am or what I can do so I am me for good or for bad.  The doctor told me she would call me either today or tomorrow and we could go from there but I dont want to go to the hospital so I will try my best to rest at home and be a good patient.  Had a wonderful talk with my very close friend from Athens Greece this morning and got so involved in our talk I almost was late for my appointment.  Oh well made it on time and had a blast getting caught up with an old friend.  Isnt fb a wonderful thing LOL.  Well we still have an internet connection on and off (more off than on) but the techs from Aliant are coming tomorrow to run new lines for the phone and the computer.  They asked permission to use us as guinne pigs as an experiment and if this works for us then they can do the same thing for our neighbours that have phone and computer troubles just like us.  It is kind of neat though cause I have the techs home phone number and giving that it is not after 11 at night or before 6 in the morning I am supposed to call her every time out internet goes down.  Well must go for now and have a rest cause they made me stand up for the chest xrays and I told them my legs dont work but they basically said too bad and stood me up.  I begged for them to put my chair behind me cause I knew I would fall and I didnt want to hit that hard floor.  After the chest ones were done I got the rest done while lying on the table thank God for that.  Well got to run now but may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS to all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 346
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,110
Amount Saved: $7,193.34
Life Gained:
Days: 48 Hrs: 6 Mins: 37 Seconds: 6

mdjsunshine

sparky2Sep 24, 2013 @ 12:23 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

Everybody, Somebody, Nobody & Anybody

Once upon a time, there were four people;

Their names were Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody.

Whenever there was an important job to be done, Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

When Nobody did it, Everybody got angry because it was Everybody's job.

Everybody thought that Somebody would do it, but Nobody realized that Nobody would do it.

So consequently Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done in the first place.



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1040
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,000
Amount Saved: $10,400.00
Life Gained:
Days: 190 Hrs: 12 Mins: 21 Seconds: 51

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Sep 24, 2013 @ 11:35 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

Why do men get married?
So they don't have to hold their stomachs in anymore.

What are a woman's four favourite animals?
A mink in the closet, a Jaguar in the garage, a tiger in the bedroom, and an ass to pay for it all.

How do you get a man to do sit-ups?
Put the remote control between his toes.

Why are dumb blonde jokes so short?
So men can remember them.

What did God say after creating man?
I must be able to do better than that.

What did God say after she made Eve?
"Practice makes perfect."

What's the difference between men and government bonds?
Bonds mature.

What is the one thing that all men at singles bars have in common?
They're married.

Why do men buy electric lawn mowers?
So they can find their way back to the house.

Why are married women heavier than single women?
Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge.

What do you call a man who has lost 95% of his brainpower?
A widower.

Man says to God: "God, why did you make woman so beautiful?"
God says: "So you would love her."

"But God," the man says, "why did you make her so dumb?"
God says: "So she would love you."

Why did Moses wander the desert for 40 years?
He wouldn't ask for directions.



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1040
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,000
Amount Saved: $10,400.00
Life Gained:
Days: 190 Hrs: 12 Mins: 13 Seconds: 10

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Sep 24, 2013 @ 11:31 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

22 RULES LADS WISH GIRLS KNEW......

  1. If you think you're fat, you probably are - don't ask us.

  2. Learn to work the toilet seat, if it's up, put it down.

  3. Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present once again.

  4. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

  5. Sometimes, we're not thinking about you. Live with it.

  6. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. It can't be altered so just leave it be.

  7. Shopping is not a sport.

  8. Christopher Columbus didn't need directions, and neither do we.

  9. Anything you wear is fine. Really.

  10. You have enough clothes.

  11. You have too many shoes

  12. Ask for what you want. Subtle hints don't work

  13. No, we don't know what day it is. We never will. Mark anniversaries on a calendar.

  14. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

  15. Most guys own 2 or 3 pairs of shoes - what makes you think we'd be any good at choosing which pair out of 30 would look good with your dress?

  16. "Yes" and "no" are perfectly acceptable answers

  17. Your mum doesn't have to be our best friend.

  18. "Offside" is a term from physics and refers to subatomic particles.

  19. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All comments become null and void after 7 days.

  20. You can either ask us to do something OR tell us how you want it done, not both.

  21. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we really meant the other one



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1040

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Sep 24, 2013 @ 11:29 AM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

NEIL’S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 1
Nobody ever puts out a sign that says "Nice Dog"

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 2
If you see someone approaching with the obvious intent of doing you good, run for your life.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 3
There's no such thing as a "simple little job around the house."

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 4
You cannot successfully determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 5
The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 6
When somebody you greatly admire and respect appears to be thinking deep thoughts, they probably are thinking about lunch.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 7
An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 8
The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 9
Give me a home where the buffalo roam, and you've got a room full of buffalo ****.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 10
No good deed will go unpunished.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 11
Never step in anything soft.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 12
**** really does happen.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 13
Warranty and guarantee clauses are voided by payment of the invoice.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 14
Nothing is quite so annoying as to have someone go right on talking when you're interrupting.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 15
Those who think that they know everything are a constant irritation to those of us who do.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 16
There are three kinds of people
Those who Make things happen
Those who Watch things happen
And those who Wonder what happened!

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 17
There are really two kinds of people; those who divide the world into kinds of people, and those who don't.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 18
"Phonetic" is not spelled the way it sounds.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 19
Nothing is as easy as it looks.

 

 

NEIL'S OBSERVATION ON LIFE No. 20
Everything takes longer than you think

 

 

 

 



My Milage:
It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineSep 24, 2013 @ 7:35 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and its comedy tuesday today YEAH.  Okay I have a doctors appointment today and of course today is the day I sleep in so for breakfast today we will have to have some cold cereal.  The coffee and tea are made and so is the juice.  I have toast in the toaster as we speak and I am just finishing up on the fresh fruit platter and will put it on the counter along side the greek yogurt.  Okay now the toast is ready and last evening I made some peach muffins and they are all nice and warm for everyone.  Would love to chat some more but can not miss my appointment today cause I have so much to say to her.  May the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear friends  HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 346
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,110
Amount Saved: $7,193.34
Life Gained:
Days: 48 Hrs: 5 Mins: 47 Seconds: 24

mdjsunshine

sparky2Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:12 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Sorry was out and about all weekend and never had a chance to get in. Hate it when life interfers with what you really want to do. Sunshine I know the feeling that you are talking yourself so not to worry. It is when you start to answer your own posts that you have to worry. And problem with that also is half the time you know what you will answer next.
 
 So Monday and you can feel fall is closing in. Those outdoor activities that we used to keep us fit are slowly disappearing. Like bears we also have an instinct to just want to close the doors and hibernate until spring. The difference is bears eat a lot now and then sleep and come out skinny in the spring.  We though don't sleep through it so we put on winter weight and come spring time are not. So time to start to plan those indoor exercise routines to replace the runs and walks and outdoor sports. I know not all can afford a gym but you don't need one as lots around the house can help with fitness. So part of your switch to fall should be thinking about what you will do to keep fit.
 
 Oh yeah and now you have stopped smoking you may find that some of the winter sports you stopped like skating, skiing, playing in the snow or building snowmen or many of the other activities you did before are not so bad now. You will find it easier to breathe on cold days and have more energy. So this winter dig out those old boots, hats and mitts and get outside. We spend half the year in winter so might as well enjoy it.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1039
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,975
Amount Saved: $10,390.00
Life Gained:
Days: 190 Hrs: 7 Mins: 56 Seconds: 11

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

RedbirdSep 23, 2013 @ 10:59 AM
Posts: 286
Joined: Jul 14, 2013 (3:13 PM)

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading,Old Aircraft and Old Cars
Sunshine!  Sorry I missed on Sat nite.  Hope you weren't too lonely here.  I would've joined you but I was out all day in the rain at the Guelph Warriors Challenge(volunteering)put on by the Society and I was cold and beat.  Went to bed! Keep bangin' the drum and a bunch will show this week.  Fond regards.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/17/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 68
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,700
Amount Saved: $714.00
Life Gained:
Days: 13 Hrs: 18 Mins: 44 Seconds: 18

One Day At A Time

mdjsunshineSep 23, 2013 @ 8:49 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone and another Monday to start the week off.  Boy did we ever get a thunder storm last evening.  It was so hot and windy all day and then it got very dark and the thunder and lightening was terrific and then the rain - oh the rain - it poured.  Well got the coffee and tea made and the toast just came out of the toaster.  This morning we have fresh squeezed orange juice and my version of V8 on tap.  I am just putting the finishing touches on the fresh fruit platter and this morning along with the usual fruit we have some fresh peaches that were just picked yesterday.  I will put it on the counter along side the yogurt when done.  Now for our main course today I am making something that I saw on fb and wanted so much to try it so we are having fluffy peach pancakes with low fat whipped cream.  They looked so good and are so easy to make that I just had to give them a whirl so hope everyone likes them.
 
Well now that breakfast is done I will sit and wait for someone to come in and talk to me.  Was wondering something though.  Where the heck was everyone on Friday night.  I was all alone in the club and on karaoke night.  Seemed weird.  Checked in on Saturday and still not alot of activity so was wondering what happened.  I have my home support worker coming this morning and I am afraid today she will be doing most of the work cause I have so much pain today and my muscles wont stop spassming so I think it is going to be a very quiet day for me.  Well I guess that is it for now so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 345
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,075
Amount Saved: $7,172.55
Life Gained:
Days: 48 Hrs: 2 Mins: 37 Seconds: 1

mdjsunshine

Happy DogsSep 22, 2013 @ 5:27 PM
Posts: 1251
Joined: Mar 12, 2013 (6:14 PM)

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Child & Youth Worker
Hobbies: My Dogs, Staying Smoke Free
Hello Sunshine, I've dropped-in to see if you've made anything with pumpkin or squash yet.  I've been really tempted to get into some good old fashion pie baking.  I had to empty the lawn under the apple tree twice this week and it's starting to smell like apple cider behind the tree in the waist pile but I haven't had the opportunity to do anything with the apples as we weren't here in the spring when the tree needed tending to.  I'm hoping that next year at this time, my kitchen will be filled with the smells of the homemade pies...yummm!  It's a little chilli out there today, so I'm going to put some wood on the fire for you and I hope you and Phil can enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee.  I have some fresh cut lemon balm leaves and I'm drying them out, hopefully I will enjoy a fresh tea before bed.  I'm selling some of the stew from the kitchen and my tummy's feeling a little hollow so I best be getting a nice bowl of that.  Maybe I'll make some bread tomorrow to go with that lovely stew but for now, I'll let the wood burn in here and be back to sit for a bit in a little while.  Keep smiling SHO!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/25/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 240
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,000
Amount Saved: $2,280.00
Life Gained:
Days: 24 Hrs: 1 Mins: 44 Seconds: 43

Staying Free

WavylocksSep 22, 2013 @ 8:02 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Good morning Sunshine  It's a beautiful Sunday here again at the club, just had some breakfast now I think after all of rest and relaxation yesterday at the spa I think it's time to get back in to my walking routine. I suffer from terrible pain in my wrists and forearms and realize that it is coming from my upper back (lifting and repetitive motion) therefore I have to continue to push through the pain, get moving and exercise to strengthen those areas as to release the tension and tightness in the muscles consequently healing those areas in time. You see, when I quit smoking I was silly because although I knew I would most likely gain 5-10 pounds as my metabolism had to adjust to the change, I knew I had to eat better and snack less,,,eating healthier foods. But I became careless and ate whatever I pleased and am now suffering the consequences. 12 pounds is a lot of extra weight to carry around on a small body frame, especially when it came on so fast. I have been procrastinating about joining a gym, or weight watchers and have done nothing. Finally the pain has 'motivated' me to do something today. I will go get a massage asap and I know it won't be pretty. I will look in to joining a gym for at least a year and will probably have to take a loan out to acquire a personal trainer because I just am not sure what to do and where to start. I know that when one can successfully keep the quit they can do almost anything so I do have hope that with support I will succeed. You see, I spent most of my time smoking, taking breaks and "relaxing",,,never really had to worry about healthy eating or exercise as the nicotine curbed my appetite. Well let me tell you, I don't give up easy and am determined to make the most of the second part of my life. Not only am I going through menopause but it is getting to be more of a physical struggle to keep up with the work that I have been doing for over 34 years! Lately I have started to drink the recommended amount of water per day and do feel better for it. Muffs, Mia and Leesfree you have all been motivators for me in the weight loss and exercise department,, thank you for that! With a special wedding coming up I want to look my best when I proudly tell friends I haven't seen in a while that I am a non/ex smoker and am happily living a healthier new lifestyle because darn it,,,,I deserve it!  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 325
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,500
Amount Saved: $3,120.00
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 3 Mins: 35 Seconds: 59

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineSep 22, 2013 @ 7:09 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone - Lee it is so easy for the years to pass and sometimes I even catch myself thinking that I must be wrong cause the years pass so fast sometimes I have to stop and check if I am right.  They will pass for you too.  Now on to food things - the coffee and tea are ready and the tea is one the back burner of the stove to keep warm.  I made some fresh orange juice today and also made some of my V8 type juice too.  Man I love that stuff.  Well now lets see - oh the fresh fruit platter is all completed and looks pretty good is I do say so myself and is on the counter along side the yogurt.  Now this being Sunday and all I made some toast, biscuits and we have some bagels and english muffins.  I found some assorted cream cheeses in the fridge so finish them up today and I can get more for next week.  Well this being Sunday again I made 3 different types of eggs, bacon, sausage, ham and home fried.  Oh the eggs are scrambled, fried and poached.  I hope you all like the choices.  I made some muffins last evening for this morning and we have oatmeal with apples and raisins, carrott and chocolate chip.  I hope these are to your liking as well.  The aliant tech is coming back here in 25 minutes to work on our lines and brand new modem.  She is going to be bringing another brand new modem with her too.  She missed her grandsons entrance to this world by 17 minutes.  I kept telling her to go be with her daughter but she was yacking way too much to leave LOL.  I called her at home last night with all my log entries that she told me to keep with how many times we lost our connections.  She was surprised at just how bad the problem really is so we will see today what she does and if it works.  Boy I finally get to type on my keyboard of my laptop and now the lines are screwing up - one would almost think the demon is possessing Phil and my computers as this is how to shake Phils resolution to not smoking by sitting and watching alot of moves on his computer and it is still working as he is now on day 12 of his quit.  Well I guess I best go delete all my emails before she gets here to work so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 344
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,040
Amount Saved: $7,151.76
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 23 Mins: 2 Seconds: 38

mdjsunshine

LeesfreeSep 21, 2013 @ 5:42 PM
Posts: 153
Joined: May 28, 2013 (2:12 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Caterer
Hobbies: Cooking, entertaining, traveling, reading.
Hey Sunshine! I'm here and I'm famished, what's cookin'?? By the way, a very happy anniversary to you and Phil! 33 years...how on earth do you do it? Lol. Just kidding, I'm at half the anniversaries, 16 for us. It just feels like 33!! Lee:)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/28/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 116
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,320
Amount Saved: $928.00
Life Gained:
Days: 13 Hrs: 6 Mins: 10 Seconds: 24

mdjsunshineSep 21, 2013 @ 5:02 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Where the heck is everyone - no one has been in since yesterday but me.  I am technically not here either.  The aliant tech was here and started to work when she got a call that her daughter was in labour and 8 cm dilated and she was a 40 minute drive away so off she went.  Left us her phone number to her house and told me to log every lost connection and she will be back in the morning.  I have been off and on all day so I hope she is here early tomorrow as I do have a brunch to prepare.  Sorry for the inconvenience but with no one here I guess it really doesnt matter much.  May the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS to all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 343
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,005
Amount Saved: $7,130.97
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 21 Mins: 4 Seconds: 34

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineSep 21, 2013 @ 8:45 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Sorry everyone everything is ready.  Got aliant tech beside me waiting to go to work on our lines.  Have been down until now and will come visit when we are back up and running

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 343
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,005
Amount Saved: $7,130.97
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 19 Mins: 55 Seconds: 22

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 10:06 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Well my dear friends that is about it for me for tonight.  Way to much pain tonight to keep going but it has been fun.  Those were some good songs we thought of tonight but I got a million more - just not tonight.  Think this weekend is going to be a very quiet one for this old bird.  I have to get some rest so the pain will go away for a while anyways.  Heres to not getting up at 4 tomorrow morning so you all have a great night and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS Thanks for the champagne Sparky

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 18 Mins: 26 Seconds: 22

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 9:21 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Well I guess this is a party for one right now but it is okay cause I know there is a time difference so I do like to keep good company cause I love me LOL  Here is a good one friends
 
That's what friends are for
(originally by Rod Stewart)

And I never thought I'd feel this way
And as far as I'm concerned
I'm glad I got the chance to say
That I do believe, I love you

And if I should ever go away
Well, then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today
And then if you can remember

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Well, you came in loving me
And now there's so much more I see
And so by the way
I thank you

Oh and then for the times when we're apart
Well, then close your eyes and know
The words are coming from my heart
And then if you can remember

Keep smiling and keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
In good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
'Cause I tell you, that's what friends are for
Whoa, good times and the bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 18 Mins: 20 Seconds: 6

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 9:09 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Well here is one that maybe none of you are old enough to remember but my dad used to sing this one alot when I was young(er) LOL
 
"Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes"

Don't let the stars get in your eyes
Don't let the moon break your heart
Love blooms at night
In daylight it dies
Don't let the stars get in your eyes
Oh keep your heart for me
For someday I'll return
And you know (see) you're the only one
I'll ever love

Too many nights, too many stars
Too many moons could change your mind
If I'm gone too long
Don't forget where you belong
when the stars come out
Remember you are mine

Don't let the stars get in your eyes
Don't let the moon break your heart
Love blooms at night
In daylight it dies
Don't let the stars get in your eyes
Oh keep your heart for me
For someday I'll return
And you know (see) you're the only one
I'll ever love

Too many miles, too many days
Too many nights to be alone
Oh please keep your heart
While we're apart
Don't linger in the moonlight
While I'm gone

Don't let the stars get in your eyes
Don't let the moon break your heart
Love blooms at night
In daylight it dies
Don't let the stars get in your eyes
Oh keep your heart for me
For someday I'll return
And you know (see) you're the only one
I'll ever love


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 18 Mins: 18 Seconds: 21

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 9:01 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
This one is especially for Mia cause we know you really like this one
 
Mamma Mia

I've been cheated by you since I don't know when
So I made up my mind, it must come to an end
Look at me now, will I ever learn?
I don't know how but I suddenly lose control
There's a fire within my soul
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, w-o-o-o-oh

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, now I really know,
My my, I could never let you go.

I've been angry and sad about things that you do
I can't count all the times that I've told you we're through
And when you go, when you slam the door
I think you know that you won't be away too long
You know that I'm not that strong.
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, w-o-o-o-oh

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, even if I say
Bye bye, leave me now or never
mamma mia, it's a game we play
Bye bye doesn't mean forever

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go
Mamma mia, now I really know
My my, I could never let you go


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 18 Mins: 17 Seconds: 19

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 8:58 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
This one is totally from Phil
 
There's a loving in your eyes all the way.
If I listened to your lies would you say
I'm a man (a man) without conviction,
I'm a man (a man) who doesn't know
How to sell (to sell) a contradiction.
You come and go, you come and go.

Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams,
Red gold and green, red gold and green.

Didn't hear your wicked words every day
And you used to be so sweet, I heard you say
That my love (my love) was an addiction.
When we cling (we cling) our love is strong.
When you go (you go) you're gone forever.
You string along, you string along.

Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams,
Red gold and green, red gold and green.

Every day is like survival (sur-vi-val),
You're my lover (you're my lover), not my rival.
Every day is like survival (sur-vi-val),
You're my lover (you're my lover), not my rival.

I'm a man (a man) without conviction,
I'm a man (a man) who doesn't know
How to sell (to sell) a contradiction.
You come and go, you come and go.

Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams,
Red gold and green, red gold and green.

Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams,
Red gold and green, red gold and green.

Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams,
Red gold and green, red gold and green.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 18 Mins: 16 Seconds: 55

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 8:52 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Okay people not trying to get all mushy or nothing but this was the first movie Phil and I went to see and we had only been going together for 1 week but I knew I was going to marry him the night I met him.  SERIOUSLY  I  DID
 
"You Light Up My Life"

So many nights, I'd sit by my window,
Waiting for someone to sing me his song.
So many dreams, I kept deep inside me,
Alone in the dark, but now you've come along.
And you light up my life,
You give me hope, to carry on.
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song.
Rollin' at sea, adrift on the waters
Could it be finally, I'm turning for home
Finally a chance to say, "Hey, I Love You"
Never again to be all alone.
And you light up my life,
You give me hope, to carry on.
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song.
You, You light up my life
You give me hope to carry on

You light up my day's
And fill my life with song
It can't be wrong when it feels so right
'cause you, you light up my life


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 18 Mins: 16 Seconds: 0

mdjsunshine

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 8:48 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Hey all and I thought I would start tonight off with one of Phils favorite songs
 
"To Sir, With Love"

Those school girl day
of telling tales and biting nails are gone
But in my mind I know they will still live on and on
But how do you thank someone
who was taken you from crayons to perfume
It isn't easy but I'll try
If you wanted the sky
I would write across the sky in letters
That would soar a thousand feet high
To sir with love
The time has come
For closing books
And long last looks must end
And as I leave I know that I am leaving my best friend
A friend who taught me right from wrong
And weak from strong that's a lot to learn
What can I give you in return?
If you wanted the moon
I would try to make a start but I
Would rather you let me give my heart
To sir with love


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 18 Mins: 15 Seconds: 32

mdjsunshine

sparky2Sep 20, 2013 @ 12:05 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Happy anniversary Sunshine and Phil. 33 years in todays world is amazing and something worth celebrating. We all have our good times and times when things seem at their worst. But you pull through them and come out the other side a little wiser, a little stronger and ready to shoulder on together.
 
 Congrats you two and enjoy and here is to many more years together.
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1036
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,900
Amount Saved: $10,360.00
Life Gained:
Days: 189 Hrs: 18 Mins: 43 Seconds: 57

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 11:28 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Thank you my friends for the anniversary wishes and will pass on the wishes to Phil.  Sure is different weather today than the day I got married.  I poured rain that day but my boss - the Pathologist at the Riverside Hospital in Ottawa told me that it is good luck when it rains on your wedding day cause it means that you will be married for life and he was married for life so maybe it is true.  Well hope everyone is having as great a day as I am and will definitly be back for karaoke night tonight and just might bring a treat for everyone so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 16 Mins: 57 Seconds: 30

mdjsunshine

Missy64Sep 20, 2013 @ 11:21 AM
Posts: 301
Joined: Jul 16, 2013 (9:09 AM)
Happy Anniversary Sunshine and Phil! I didn't know where else to post this but I thought maybe it might give you all a little laugh.  For the past few years I've been telling myself I don't need glasses for the computer yet, I see fine.  Well I just went to respond to someones post with a happy face and chose one that I've used before... <--that one, well it just didn't look right so I put on my dollar store reading glasses and guess what...this face is NOT happy at all! LOL Soooo if you see a post from me that sounds happy but has this face, disregard the face and I will use my glasses when posting from now on!! Happy Friday all (I know this one is happy)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/15/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 67
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,206
Amount Saved: $482.40
Life Gained:
Days: 7 Hrs: 14 Mins: 2 Seconds: 17

anndSep 20, 2013 @ 9:56 AM
Posts: 234
Joined: Aug 08, 2013 (11:24 AM)

Age: 52
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
mdjsunshine congratulations on you 33rd wedding anniversary. . KTQ and NOPE


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/26/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 56
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,400
Amount Saved: $112.00
Life Gained:
Days: 5 Hrs: 11 Mins: 44 Seconds: 1

WavylocksSep 20, 2013 @ 7:03 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Happy Friday everyone!!!  And a special Happy 33rd Anniversary to our newest 'Smoke Free Couple!'. Hope you can drop by later for some Karaoke Sunshine, in case I don't make it here is a special song dedicated to you two,,,,,         

Elvis Presley Love Me Tender 


Love me tender,
Love me sweet,
Never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
And I love you so.

Love me tender,
Love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin I love you,
And I always will.

Love me tender,
Love me long,
Take me to your heart.
For it's there that I belong,
And well never part.

Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
Ill be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time.

(when at last my dreams come true
Darling this I know
Happiness will follow you
Everywhere you go).





My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 323
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,460
Amount Saved: $3,100.80
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 21 Mins: 51 Seconds: 22

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineSep 20, 2013 @ 4:04 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Friday morning everyone and it is a very special day for Phil and I today cause this is our 33rd wedding anniversary.  Phil just gave me the most beautiful card and I teared up when I read it.  What a wonderful husband he has been for me all these years.  I make the coffee and tea but put the tea on the back burner of the stove to keep warm.  I made some toast but also have some fresh bagels and some english muffins as well.  The fresh fruit platter is done and I set it in the fridge so it would not get too warm.  It is sitting on the top shelf right beside the yogurt.  Now we have on tap today some orange juice and some of my special V8 juice too.  I have some assorted cream cheese also in the fridge and even the chocolate one.  It is really good on bagels.  Now I thought that today I would make some scrambelled eggs and I also cooked up some light and lean sausage patties so we can either have this one a plate or piled high on the english muffins.  It is good either way and if anyone wants cheese on theirs there is some in the fridge.  Well it is certainly and early one today cause Phil couldnt sleep again so I think a nap will be in store for me today.  I tried to post this message twice yesterday and failed both times so here is the exciting news about my laptop.  IT IS FIXED.  I blew my stack yesterday afternoon and called Microsoft cause I just could not afford a new laptop and they were the ones that messed mine up so talked to a higher upper and told him the entire story and he said he would consult with his powers that be and call me back.  Well when he called me back I let him into my computer remotely and after a few minutes he said to hold the phone and he would be back so I waited and watched what he was doing on my screen.  He called Dell cause that is who made my laptop and talked to their techs and Microsoft bought me new and very upgraded drivers for my computer and installed the drivers and presto chango no more cursor jumping or page scrolling up and down.  This is the end of an era friends - I no longer hate microsoft.  Now I still have connection problems but Aliant is coming out again on Saturday cause it seems that we have another line problem and he was just here on Monday for the same thing.  Well I think it is time for some coffee for me and some breakfast today and get this day start so for now may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all.
 



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 342
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,970
Amount Saved: $7,110.18
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 15 Mins: 55 Seconds: 38

mdjsunshine

WavylocksSep 19, 2013 @ 9:55 PM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
OOOps sorry Sparkey, I have a good memory but it's short sometimes Of course it is Smitty's mountain shop!!!!! A woodworking shop sounds wonderful! I would like to put an order in for some driftwood carvings to go with my fall window display please,,,

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 322
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,440
Amount Saved: $3,091.20
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 20 Mins: 47 Seconds: 3

Breathe,,,,

sparky2Sep 19, 2013 @ 9:35 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
So let's see that is Sweetpea's art studio and sculpting shop, Wavy's flower emporium, Sunshine's café, Happy's dog training and grooming, Mia's Romantic Victorian gift shop,  Smitty's mountain equipment co-op and if I may being an old woodworker I would like to open Sparkey's woodshop.
 
 I still think that we can use the barn to do the work but we need to keep street shops at the foot of the mountain. Don't worry Wavy nice thing about a virtual world is the sun always shines and the temperature is always warm. So our main street grows again and anyone else who would like to add a shop speak up.
 
  So off to check the budget to see what we have in the building fund. Peace
 
Conceptual Rendering of Main Street
 
 Artist's concept for Main Street


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1035
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,875
Amount Saved: $10,350.00
Life Gained:
Days: 189 Hrs: 16 Mins: 4 Seconds: 38

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

WavylocksSep 19, 2013 @ 7:48 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
I am excited as well about Monday, please keep me informed as I will be here to volunteer time or ideas,,, Spectacular idea Sweetpea to have a barn for the art studio! Sunshine, maybe it's time to move our cafe and flowershop in doors as it is getting chilly out these days! Do you think we could incorporated these shops as well as Happy Dogs's dog grooming and training areas that she had going in the back 40?. What about Sparkey's mountain/sports equipment store??? And Mia's Romantic Victorian gift shop??? If this barn is as big as I think it is,,we can all comfortably fit with harmony,,, with room for a dance studio?  let me know!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 322
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,440
Amount Saved: $3,091.20
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 19 Mins: 7 Seconds: 46

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineSep 19, 2013 @ 7:42 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone - the coffee and tea are ready to go and I am just pouring the last of the fresh squeezed orange juice out of the juice.  I also put some cold pressed apple juice out today.  Toast is done and I made some biscuits for breakfast this morning and I even kept them warm for us.  Just put the finishing touches on the fresh fruit platter and I might say it does look enticing this morning.  It is sitting on the counter along side the greek yogurt.  Now for our main course today since it is Thursday and my home support worker comes soon I guess it will be cold cereal today but put some nice fresh fruit on it and its not so bad.  So I think if I am ight today must be books and poetry day and I will be back a little later with an awsome book for people to read and it is a true story too.  Well off to have some coffee now so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 341
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,935
Amount Saved: $7,089.39
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 13 Mins: 5 Seconds: 22

mdjsunshine

SweetpeaSep 18, 2013 @ 11:47 PM
Posts: 327
Joined: Sep 23, 2010 (12:36 PM)

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: PSW
Hobbies: arts, singing, skating, fishing and hunting

Thanks Mdjsunshine,    
I thought it would be nice for us artistic people to hang out and express ourselves  somewhere somehow and the old barn seemed ideal for this type of thing.    Sparky`s vision  is amazing.   Please don`t fret about the construction crew they came very well recommended  and the cost is minimal which is awesome. The crew will be here on Monday to begin the overhaul.  They estimate that the work should be completed by the end of November.   I will be consulting with Mia and Wavy to discuss design,   convenience and décor to ensure it is a cozy and comfortable place to work and be creative.    I will especially need help  designing the gallery and getting things ready for the first  art exhibits which I will call  Winter Wonderland .  I am hoping to have the grand opening  December 15th,  2013 , just on time to spread  a little Christmas Spirit and Cheer  ....    Well I am getting very ahead of myself  - lol  aren't I ?     Just need to stay focus on the task at hand and the rest will  follow..    I will be here Monday to meet with  Tom  the architect and construction supervisor to go over the plans once again  before the initial work begin.   Hopefully, I will be able to sleep ...  I am dying with anticipation ...   Monday cannot come soon enough .... 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/5/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 440
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,000
Amount Saved: $4,620.00
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 2 Mins: 22 Seconds: 44

One must kindle from within.....

mdjsunshineSep 18, 2013 @ 8:51 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Sweetpea I just love your idea for the barn.  What an awesome idea.  Now as for the construction workers maybe we should consult with Mia and Wavy cause they have such good taste in me  uummm I mean workers - well you know what I mean LOL.  Now Sparky dont go fretting about this - you know we will be good - honest we will LOL  may the sun always shine on each and every one of you and have a great night  HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 340
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,900
Amount Saved: $7,068.60
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 11 Mins: 34 Seconds: 44

mdjsunshine

SweetpeaSep 18, 2013 @ 6:35 PM
Posts: 327
Joined: Sep 23, 2010 (12:36 PM)

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: PSW
Hobbies: arts, singing, skating, fishing and hunting

 
Wow  Sparky,     your vision for the barn is spectacular !      The layout,  plan and the sign just takes my breath away !!!    Found a construction company  willing to start asap on the overhaul of the barn .    Oh  I am so excited .....     thanks  so much !!
what a day this has been  !!!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/5/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 440
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,000
Amount Saved: $4,620.00
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 1 Mins: 51 Seconds: 28

One must kindle from within.....

mamamiaSep 18, 2013 @ 6:23 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Well , for being one who don't watch TV not much support in the club in regards to actors , TV, movie day on Wednesday .. I give up on you guys ...
you're on your own !!!
 
Survivor starts tonight ... Blood vs Water ...
 I'll be following it .
 
Survivor 2013 cast - Blood vs Water
 chow gang Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 636
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,904
Amount Saved: $3,917.76
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 11 Mins: 54 Seconds: 8

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Sep 18, 2013 @ 3:41 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
We even have a sign for the place for you
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1034
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,850
Amount Saved: $10,340.00
Life Gained:
Days: 189 Hrs: 10 Mins: 36 Seconds: 10

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Sep 18, 2013 @ 3:07 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Sweetpea great idea for the old barn. Will keep Mia and Star and their friends outta there. So an art studio
 
 
Gallery
 
 Multi purpose craft room
 
 
 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1034
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,850
Amount Saved: $10,340.00
Life Gained:
Days: 189 Hrs: 10 Mins: 30 Seconds: 0

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

mamamiaSep 18, 2013 @ 12:02 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
I am trying to keep up with the themes and Wednesday is always a little tougher for me to participate mainly because I don't watch much TV, but I do like the odd reality show..
 I was going to list the best reality shows and most watch in 2013 so far, but even doing the google search for them I thought this is crazy , I am so not in touch with the world of TV , I am simply going to skip Wednesday at the club ,
Poor Mia will just sit here and read a book , maybe a few poems to share tomorrow !! 
 
Heyyy I know Halloween is coming up and maybe I will look for a costume you guys want to help me pick ??  Watch for my next post maybe I can be a vampire or a witch , or Sparkey and I can team up and he can be hmmmmm thinking....... ok I am off shopping for costume wait till you guys see them !!!
 
Hugs for now and back in a bit 
 
Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 636
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,904
Amount Saved: $3,917.76
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 11 Mins: 15 Seconds: 0

moving forward one day at a time

SweetpeaSep 18, 2013 @ 12:01 PM
Posts: 327
Joined: Sep 23, 2010 (12:36 PM)

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: PSW
Hobbies: arts, singing, skating, fishing and hunting

 
Good morning everyone !!!
Just dropped Conrad off at school and did my errands downtown so now I can take some time to check out the new location.  Beautiful as usual .    Too bad I had breakfast already because the strawberry waffles  looks and smells so enticing !!! Wow sunshine you sure are a great cook and hostess !!!   I am sorry that all this cookin irritates your condition wish  we had a cure.   Wavylocks sounds like you can use a hand cleaning up and helping with the flowers.  I do have my floral design diploma but I must warn you my  thumbs AREN`T  very green  !!!!     I would be happy to help .
  It sure is nice and peaceful out here.    Working in the gardens is very serene.   It is like literally putting your battles,  troubles and hectic life on pause ....... for a moment ...  I like it  out here.     The secenery and the ambiance is fabulous I feel I have found my sanctuary !!!      Love the jokes,  bumpers stickers and  the dictionary .   It is just the  tickle or picker upper I needed  today.     Thanks everyone !!!   Well I`d better get back to the garden and get some fun work done !!!!!   Who`s say hard work can't be fun !!     OH !   by the way,   do we have plans for the old barn if not,  may I spruce it up a little and set up  an art studio  so I and others can draw, paints , sculpts etc.  and display our  chef d` oeuvres   for everyone`s pleasure and appreciation.    ttyl    Coming Wavylocks. ..... 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/5/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 440
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,000
Amount Saved: $4,620.00
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 1 Mins: 12 Seconds: 7

One must kindle from within.....

WavylocksSep 18, 2013 @ 10:48 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Great joke For2itis!   Well another day here on SHO st. Breakfast is served on the balcony today,,still so much to clean up after BNS's one year celebration yesterday! That cake was awesome Mia!   Painted the railings on the deck yesterday a beautiful autumn red, my virginia creepers will look beautiful against it. I also have honeysuckle and wisteria making a good effort to join on to the fence! Mr.wave did a wonderful job of painting,,,now for the rest of the house   pssssst listen to this! Mr.wave has been asking me about the patch and the e cig! OMG I think he might be ready to give up the smoking,,,,prayers are welcome,,,,,


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 321
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,420
Amount Saved: $3,081.60
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 16 Mins: 40 Seconds: 0

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineSep 18, 2013 @ 8:07 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone I know I am a bit slow this morning but coffee and tea are ready and just waiting on the toast to pop up.  We have orange, apple and V8 juice on tap this morning.  I just got finished arranging the fresh fuit on the platter and have set it on the counter right beside the greek yogurt.  I made some banana muffins last night so they are all fresh and I even warmed them for this morning for all to enjoy.  Now for our main course today I thought we could have some nice fluffy waffles and I made a strawberry compote for anyone that might not want the maple syrup on theirs.  I tried one and it was really good with the strawberries on it.  Well had a great supper yesterday but am paying for it today.  We had chicken tornadoes, brown rice and I cut up some onions, green peppers and julliened alot of carrotts and stir fried them to go the the meal.  Didnt know that cutting up carrotts could be quite so painful but IT SURE IS.  Damn illness - it really sucks being sick.  I used to be able to cut up veggies for hours and no problems but now even the simplest task takes such a tole on my body but I never quit doing what I love despite the pain.  Well I should run for now and see what else is going on around the walls in here and need to update Phils thread so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 340
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,900
Amount Saved: $7,068.60
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 9 Mins: 48 Seconds: 18

mdjsunshine

For2itisSep 17, 2013 @ 10:47 PM
Posts: 1152
Joined: Jan 25, 2013 (11:02 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Forever trying to amaze clients.
Hobbies: Golf, hitting balls with golf clubs, walking the golf course, not smoking while golfing.
An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall in the big city. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. The boy asked his father, "What is this, Father?" The father [never having seen an elevator] responded "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is." While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of lights with numbers above the walls light up. They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction. The walls opened up again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out. The father said to his son, "Go get your mother."

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 254
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,556
Amount Saved: $1,422.40
Life Gained:
Days: 40 Hrs: 22 Mins: 34 Seconds: 43

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

mamamiaSep 17, 2013 @ 10:05 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
since i am on pick on men day
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 635
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,890
Amount Saved: $3,911.60
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 9 Mins: 48 Seconds: 49

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 17, 2013 @ 1:21 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
ahhhhh since my man decided to pick on mom's i will pick on men today
 
Posted Image
men are like coffee
Men Are Like Fine Wine T-shirt
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 635
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,890
Amount Saved: $3,911.60
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 8 Mins: 54 Seconds: 59

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:10 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

A Mother's Dictionary

Bottle feeding: An opportunity for Daddy to get up at 2 am too.

Defense: What you'd better have around de yard if you're going to let the children play outside.

Drooling: How teething babies wash their chins.

Dumbwaiter: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.

Family planning: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster

Feedback: The inevitable result when the baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.

Full name: What you call your child when you're mad at him.

Grandparents: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they're sure you're not raising them right.

Hearsay: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

Impregnable: A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.

Independent: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.

Look out: What it's too late for your child to do by the time you scream it.

Prenatal: When your life was still somewhat your own.

Preprared childbirth: A contradiction in terms.

Puddle: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.

Show off: A child who is more talented than yours.

Sterilize: What you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it.

Storeroom: The distance required between the supermarket aisles so that children in shopping carts can't quite reach anything.

Temper tantrums: What you should keep to a minimum so as to not upset the children.

Top bunk: Where you should never put a child wearing Superman jammies.

Two-minute warning: When the baby's face turns red and she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.

Verbal: Able to whine in words

Whodunit: None of the kids that live in your house.

Whoops: An exclamation that translates roughly into "get a sponge."

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1033
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,825
Amount Saved: $10,330.00
Life Gained:
Days: 189 Hrs: 5 Mins: 33 Seconds: 49

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:04 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

Bumper stickers 03

All generalizations are false, including this one.

"Criminal Lawyer" is a redundancy.

I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

We are born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things get worse.

Artificial Intelligence usually beats real stupidity.

Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.

What is a "free" gift ? Aren't all gifts free?

Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.

We have enough youth, how about a fountain of SMART?

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1033
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,825
Amount Saved: $10,330.00
Life Gained:
Days: 189 Hrs: 5 Mins: 32 Seconds: 45

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:02 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

Bumper stickers 01

I love animals, they taste great.

EARTH FIRST! We'll stripmine the other planets later.

"Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."

Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.

The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

He who laughs last thinks slowest!

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1033
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,825
Amount Saved: $10,330.00
Life Gained:
Days: 189 Hrs: 5 Mins: 32 Seconds: 26

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:00 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down

Bumper stickers 04

If you are psychic - think "HONK"

If you can read this, I can slam on my brakes and sue you!

You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you!

Don't get me mad! I'm running out of places to hide the bodies!

You are depriving some poor village of its idiot!

Forget world peace. Visualize using your turn signal.

My Hockey Mom Can Beat Up Your Soccer Mom

Grow your own dope, plant a man.

All Men Are Animals, Some Just Make Better Pets

Some people are only alive because it is illegal to shoot them.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1033
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,825
Amount Saved: $10,330.00
Life Gained:
Days: 189 Hrs: 5 Mins: 32 Seconds: 10

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

WavylocksSep 17, 2013 @ 10:06 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Good morning Sunshine! I hope BNS will join us for steak and eggs, thought I would add some fresh flowers to the place.  I heard that some of the Toronto Maple Leafs were joining us today,,,here's a pic of a special goalie,,,stopped a lot of the shots, made many saves and even put one in the goal!!  
Another winner wouldn't you say BNS Today is your day, you are in the spotlight because you have Become a Non Smoker for one whole year!!!!  Comedy day in the club,,here's a few,,  Have a great day everyone!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 320
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,400
Amount Saved: $3,072.00
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 13 Mins: 46 Seconds: 12

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineSep 17, 2013 @ 8:11 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone the coffee and tea are ready.  I am just finishing cutting up the fruit for the platter and will set it on the counter right beside the greek yogurt.  Just got the toast out of the industrial sized toaster so it is also ready.  This morning I made some fresh squeezed orange juice and I put my fancy juicer to work and made up a batch of my version V8 juice and is it ever good today.  Now for our main course this morning since it is a very special day in SHO for our own BNS I thought I would go all out and do steak, eggs, bacon, sausage and home fries.  You all can have your eggs done how you like them as I do take personal orders and Mia yours will be cooked.  I also made some fresh biscuits as a treat for today since it is a special day and they turned out so moist and fluffy so please all enjoy and lets celebrate our own BNSs ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with him and may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 339
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,865
Amount Saved: $7,047.81
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 6 Mins: 28 Seconds: 12

mdjsunshine

mamamiaSep 16, 2013 @ 11:46 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
we are still in health and fitness day ,  I think i like my curves ...
 
I believe in fitness and exercise but I think I will stop before i get to this stage
 
Good night all , tomorrow is comedy day !!!!!!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 634
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,876
Amount Saved: $3,905.44
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 7 Mins: 31 Seconds: 6

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineSep 16, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
LOL  Mia I have the exact same problem and they cant seem to find a cure for it either LOLOLOL

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 338
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,830
Amount Saved: $7,027.02
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 3 Mins: 56 Seconds: 20

mdjsunshine

mamamiaSep 16, 2013 @ 10:05 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
grrrrrrrr  
why does morning come soooooo fast !!!
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 634
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,876
Amount Saved: $3,905.44
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 6 Mins: 6 Seconds: 40

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineSep 16, 2013 @ 7:32 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Morning everyone and another Monday is here.  Sure can tell that fall is just around the corner this morning - its cool finally.  The coffee and tea are good to go and I just finished up making the orange juice and today I thought we could have some of that cold pressed apple juice too.  I am making the toast as we speak and at the same time I am in the process of cutting up the fresh fruit.  Toast done and fruit platter is on the counter along with the yogurt for the smoothie gang.  So I thought that this morning although there is alot left over from our Sunday brunch we could have some boiled eggs.  Of course I will separate the soft boiled from the hard boiled so no worried Mia as your egg will be cooked all the way.  My home support worker is coming this morning so I wont have too much time for a chat right now but will be back after she is gone fo my morning chat.  I also have Bell Aliant coming sometime between 8 and 12 today to look at our line connections and replace our router for the third time as our connection problems are persisting and the tech on the weekend checked out lines from their end and detected a problem.  Sorry people but lost connection again for a minute or two so will get off this thing now and give it a rest but may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 338
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,830
Amount Saved: $7,027.02
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 3 Mins: 2 Seconds: 11

mdjsunshine

mamamiaSep 15, 2013 @ 7:31 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Sorrryyyyyyy    it's Sunday and I was busy busy busy ,,
 
Beautiful Happy Sunday with red rose wallpaper for desktop
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 633
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,862
Amount Saved: $3,899.28
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 4 Mins: 36 Seconds: 47

moving forward one day at a time

mdjsunshineSep 15, 2013 @ 7:24 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good Morning everyone the coffee and tea are ready.  I am just finishing up with the fresh squeezed orange juice and I also made a fresh batch of my version of V8 juice.  The bread is in the toaster as we speak and I am cutting up the fresh fruit for the platter and will set it on the counter when finished right beside the yogurt.  POP oh there is the toaster now so the toast is all golden brown and looks delicious.  So I made some muffins for this mornings brunch and yes I made some biscuits too.  It was cool last night so I could do some baking for you all.  I bought some fresh bagels and had some assorted cream cheese in the fridge so they are out.  Now for our main course today and since it is Sunday and most likely wont be doing too much of this again this season I thought we could have something bbq to go along with the usual brunch items so I cooked up some small steaks and some chicken pieces.  I also made a few different kinds of eggs like omellets, quiche, scrambled and good old fashion sunny side up (dont worry Mia cause your eggs are cooked just the way you like them).  I also made some bacon and sausages.  I made a few different salads too.  Now to our desert selection since the apples are being picked in the orchards right now I got a basket and made some apple pies and some apple crisp.  I still had some fresh wild blueberries so I made some blueberry pies too.  I sure hope everyone enjoys their brunch and their Sunday cause I sure know I am.  Oh new news I am now in facebook jail for 7 days.  Was not even on fb yesterday as I was watching my new favorite tv show on you tube called stong medicine.  Awesome show folks.  Anyways just before supper my episode finished so I thought I would skip over to fb to read the local gossip when I found out I was blocked by the fb police.  Hell I didnt even know there were such critters.  They had a list as long as my arm with peoples names on it that I had sent friend requests to and someone reported me for harrassing them.  Not only did I not have a clue what they were talking about but I did not know one single person on the list and to top it all off I dont know how to friend anyone as all my friends are people I know or some gameing friends that approached me.  So the fb police made me sign a piece of paper stating that I would not send any more friend requests, I had to delete the list - that was not a problem as I never made the list in the first place and didnt know anyone on the list and I am not able to have my freedom again for 7 days.  So I went on fb when I finally agreed to all their stuff and sent a message to all out thee as to what happened and that I will only be dealing with my known friends from now on and boy did I get some responses to my post.  All my friends came running to my side in total disbelief but it is all cool now as we all know who I will be associating with.  Now for the Phil update - Day 5 here we come full speed ahead.  Well I need some coffee and breaky myself right now so may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS to all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 337
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,795
Amount Saved: $7,006.23
Life Gained:
Days: 46 Hrs: 23 Mins: 40 Seconds: 35

mdjsunshine

mamamiaSep 14, 2013 @ 7:08 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
ahhhhh poor babessssss ... no not losing your touch , heheheheheh .... And the only reason Wavy brought men here with clothes on is because we have to behave on the public forum ., now wouldn't you just want to know what goes on in the private messages box , cleaners in there are .... mmmm.... well....... girls have to have their secrets rights ??? but here's a little Rod Stewart for you
"Have I Told You Lately"

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
take away all my sadness
ease my troubles that's what you do


For the morning sun in all it's glory
greets the day with hope and comfort too
You fill my life with laughter
and somehow you make it better
ease my troubles that's what you do
There's a love that's divine
and it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
we should give thanks and pray
to the one, to the one

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you

Fill my heart with gladness
take away all my sadness
ease my troubles that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
and it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
we should give thanks and pray
to the one, to the one

And have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
You fill my heart with gladness
take away my sadness
ease my troubles that's what you do
Take away all my sadness
fill my life with gladness
ease my troubles that's what you do
Take away all my sadness
fill my life with gladness
ease my troubles that's what you do
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 632
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,848
Amount Saved: $3,893.12
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 2 Mins: 6 Seconds: 16

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Sep 14, 2013 @ 3:25 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Hmmmm so I am getting old and losing my touch young lady. Interesting but don't remember you complaining about my touch not being what it was before. Oh well if it isn't any good anymore guess might as well keep it to myself.  
 
 Wavy congrats on picking cleaners with their clothes on. Average looking guys and not the steroid filled guys Mia usually picks. These guys look that they may even clean and not just pose with a mop in their hand while you women all drool over them.
 
 So Saturday and sun is out but there is fall in the air. Summer is winding down so time to get out and enjoy these days while we can. So off on another adventure before that white stuff comes down.
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1030
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,750
Amount Saved: $10,300.00
Life Gained:
Days: 188 Hrs: 16 Mins: 58 Seconds: 38

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

WavylocksSep 14, 2013 @ 10:21 AM
Posts: 1839
Joined: Nov 08, 2012 (10:16 AM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: florist
Hobbies: gardening, Zumba, walking my dog, grooming my cats
Hello Mia, not only do we belt out a great tune, we love to clean, especially dirty kitchens so move over ladies (and Sparkey), here we come,,,,,"That's A Woman"

[Paul:]
Woman
Such a delicate creature
Every feature needs to be loved from the start
Be tender and she'll surrender
Offend her, and she will harden her heart

[Ryan:]
Delicate creature is something she ain't
Better take it from me that's a woman
That isn't an angel that isn't a saint
Better take it from me that's a woman
She knows how to please and she knows how to play
Take it from me that's a woman
Forget to honor, love and obey
She'll take you and break you and throw you away
That's a woman, that's a woman

She knows every rule and she knows every trick
Take it from me that's a woman
How to kill with a word and cut to the quick
Take it from me that's a woman
How to look through you as if you're not there
Take it from me that's a woman
How to say no with a flick of her hair
She'll turn you and burn you and not even care
That's a woman that's a woman

[Paul:]
Faithful and true, that's a woman
Trusting in you, that's a woman
Gentle and constantly caring
Strong as the love she is sharing
When you look in the eyes of a woman

[Ryan:]
Look in her eyes you'll see nothing but lies, she's a woman

[Paul:]
And through the disguise of a woman

[Ryan:]
Every word is the same, she's just playing a game, she's a woman

[Paul:]
You'll see it all there, there's so much in the air

[Both:]
Nothing else can compare, that's a woman

[Paul:]
Woman, so soft and beguiling
See her smiling and feel your heart all aglow
Enfold her, lay her head on your shoulder
And hold her till you just can't let her go

[Ryan:]
Treat her as if you just don't give a damn
That's how to handle a woman
Be more of a stallion, less of a lamb
That's how to handle a woman
Keep her hanging around til she's ready to burst
That's how to handle a woman
Don't try to be bad, be the worst
Do unto others but just do it first
To a woman, to a woman

Be wise, be wary and be on your guard
That's how to handle a woman
If you feel like your falling you'd better be hard
Cause that's how to handle a woman
Don't let her get closer and don't let her in
That's how to handle a woman
Cause if you allow her get under your skin
My friend that's the end cause you ain't gonna win with a woman, with a woman

[Zara Curtis:] Dances to him with Hard Shoe taps as a challenge

[Ryan:]
Look at her body and look at her move, now that's what I call a woman

[Zara Curtis:] Dances to him with Hard Shoe taps as a challenge

[Ryan:]
I'm thinking now I've got something to prove cause that's what I call a woman

[Zara Curtis:] Dances to him with Hard Shoe taps as a challenge

[Ryan:]
All my moves are stolen here, I can't get through to this woman
The pipes the pipes are calling here, I think I could be falling here for this woman
What a woman!!

[Paul:]<

Breathe,,,,

mdjsunshineSep 14, 2013 @ 8:56 AM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
Good morning everyone yes I am here and Yes I know I am very late but something unusual happened this morning - I SLEPT IN.  I know already - dont let it happen again LOL.  So the coffee and tea are ready and so is the juice assortment.  The fresh fruit platter is just in the finishing stage and will set it on the counter right beside the yogurt for the smoothie gang.  Since this is Saturday and I am learning that I am not the only one that sleeps in on the weekend after a hard week of work I have made some of my grab and go or stay and chat egg muffins - notice there is no Mc in font of them as they are a sunshine original.  No cheap immitations for my friends.  If the humidity goes down any today I will bake some muffins for a treat for everyone.  Is there any particular muffins that anyone would like to have.  If so please leave a comment so I can make them.  I do like to please my patrons as much as possible.  Mia dont worry about the mess as I deserve it for not being here to watch over things and well its not too bad - nothing that a couple of hours cleaning wont cure.  Now for my Phil update - he is officially on day 4 of his quit and doing very well.  He has had a few small cravings but nothing a housefull of food and candy wont cure LOL.  No seriously friends he is doing remarkable well and I am so proud of him.  He has not got up the courage to come on here yet but maybe someday he will try us out but until that day every comes he knows that you all are supporting him and I have told him of every PM that was sent to him through me and he is so happy to be a part of us but yet he is still feeling the fight of the whole quit thingy.  Well friends our computers are up right now but for how long I wont know until I call Bell Aliant for todays update on the computer situation.  While I am still connected may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS for all

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 336
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,760
Amount Saved: $6,985.44
Life Gained:
Days: 46 Hrs: 20 Mins: 32 Seconds: 49

mdjsunshine

mamamiaSep 14, 2013 @ 7:42 AM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Sunshine I am so sorry , I walked in this morning and what a mess !!!!
 
the messy kitchen
I don't know what happen to Sparkey last night, he normally comes in here , cleans up , closes the place down and of course he tucks me as he sings that one last song ,
....... sssssshhhhhhh but I think He's losing his touch with his old age !!!!!!!!
 
Well I guess it's Tim Horton's for me this morning  , I am off on a road trip today and don't have time to clean,.... Ohhhhhhhhh I know see if he forgets again Wavy can you hire us some good looking guy to take care of this mess Sparkey left, ?
hehehehe maybe you`ll find one that even knows how to sing hehehe
 
Gotta run , have  a great day everyone hugs Mia
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 632
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,848
Amount Saved: $3,893.12
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 0 Mins: 55 Seconds: 47

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 13, 2013 @ 11:07 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Night is already here and it's that time I hate saying good night ...
 
"Kiss Goodnight"

I don’t wanna kiss good night
I just wanna stay here forever
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I just wanna stay here forever

Lying here in silence
So in love but so afraid
I’m not gonna deny it
I have never felt this way
Time is slipping away
And we both know that I can’t stay
And time, is not on our side
So let’s make the most of our last night

[Chorus]
I don’t wanna kiss good night
I just wanna stay here forever
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I just wanna stay here forever
Cause I know in the morning you’ll be gone
How am I supposed to carry on
I don’t wanna kiss good night
I just wanna stay here forever
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I just wanna stay here forever

We’re not gonna surrender
Let’s stay awake till the sun comes up
Just one night have to remember
Save your tears, cause you know it rains this time of the year
It’s time, so let’s do this right
Cause we ain’t got all night
It’s time to hold you tight
Cause we’re only minutes from goodbye

[Chorus]
I don’t wanna kiss good night
I just wanna stay here forever
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I just wanna stay here forever
Cause I know in the morning you’ll be gone
How am I supposed to carry on
I don’t wanna kiss good night
I just wanna stay here forever
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I just wanna stay here forever

Now the night is over
We both know what it means
Lying here, watching the sun come up
It’s like waking from a dream and yeah!

I don’t wanna kiss good night
I just wanna stay here forever
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I just wanna stay here forever

[Chorus]
I don’t wanna kiss good night
I just wanna stay here forever
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I just wanna stay here forever
Cause I know in the morning you’ll be gone
How am I supposed to carry on
I don’t wanna kiss good night
I just wanna stay here forever
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I just wanna stay here forever.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 631
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,834
Amount Saved: $3,886.96
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 0 Mins: 2 Seconds: 47

moving forward one day at a time

mamamiaSep 13, 2013 @ 10:49 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
thanks , Sparkey I like that  but you want to know
 
What would you say if I told you
I've always wanted to hold you?
I don't know what we're afraid of
Nothing would change if we made love
 
I'd say
 
hold me , cuz 
 
I'll be your friend
And I'll be your lover
Well, I know in our hearts we agree
We don't have to be one or the other
 
love ya Mia
 
 
 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 631
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,834
Amount Saved: $3,886.96
Life Gained:
Days: 65 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: 56

moving forward one day at a time

sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 10:35 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
OK night is winding down and as I said earlier been gone for a bit and missed my duets with a certain lady. And tonight she is here and is looking incredible as usual so hun if you will do me the honour of making up for some lost time I would love you to join me on stage for this one.
 
What would you say if I told you
I've always wanted to hold you?
I don't know what we're afraid of
Nothing would change if we made love

'Cause I'll be your friend
And I'll be your lover
Well, I know in our hearts we agree
We don't have to be one or the other

Yes, it's a chance that we're taking
And somebody's heart may be breaking
But we can't stop what's inside us
Our love for each other will guide us

'Cause I'll be your friend
And I'll be your lover
Well, I know in our hearts we agree
We don't have to be one or the other

I've been through you
And you've been through me
Sometimes a friend is the hardest to see
We always know when it's laid on the line
Nobody else is as easy to find

So I'll be your friend
And I'll be your lover
Well, I know in our heart we agree
We don't have to be one or the other
Other


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1029
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,725
Amount Saved: $10,290.00
Life Gained:
Days: 188 Hrs: 13 Mins: 53 Seconds: 42

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try

sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 10:13 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Hey Cat. Got another and the story behind it. There is a prison down south and a train that goes by at night and if the light from that train shines on you then you get to be released. Midnight Special.
 
Well, you wake up in the mornin', you hear the work bell ring,
And they march you to the table to see the same old thing.
Ain't no food upon the table, and no pork up in the pan.
But you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the man.

Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a ever lovin' light on me.

Yonder come miss Rosie, how in the world did you know?
By the way she wears her apron, and the clothes she wore.
Umbrella on her shoulder, piece of paper in her hand;
She come to see the gov'nor, she wants to free her man.

Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a ever lovin' light on me.

If you're ever in Houston, well, you better do the right;
You better not gamble, there, you better not fight, at all
Or the sheriff will grab ya and the boys will bring you down.
The next thing you know, boy, Oh! You're prison bound.

Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a ever lovin' light on me.

Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine a everlovin' light on me.


My Milage:

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CatLady Sep 13, 2013 @ 10:04 PM
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Joint is hopping!!! 
 
Here's my contribution...........    Happy Friday!!!!!!!!
 
Don't go breaking my heart
I couldn't if I tried
Honey if I get restless
Baby you're not that kind
Don't go breaking my heart
You take the weight off me
Honey when you knocked on my door
I gave you my key
Nobody knows it
When I was down
I was your clown
Nobody knows it
Right from the start
I gave you my heart
I gave you my heart
So don't go breaking my heart
I won't go breaking your heart
Don't go breaking my heart
And nobody told us
'Cause nobody showed us
And now it's up to us babe
I think we can make it
So don't misunderstand me
You put the light in my life
You put the sparks to the flame
I've got your heart in my sights


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"Everything seems impossible until it's done" N.M.

sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 9:38 PM
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Well been awhile since I have been here on Friday so got so making up to do to a very special lady. Here is a song for ya hun so sit back and enjoy. Called Hold on we're going home.
 
I got my eyes on you
You're everything that I see
I want your high loving me motion
And lastly, I can't get over you
You left your mark on me
I want your high loving emotion endlessly

[Hook: Drake]
Cause you're a good girl and you know it
You act so different around me
Cause you're a good girl and you know it
I know exactly who you could be
Just hold on we're going home
Just hold on we're going home
It's hard to do these things alone
Just hold on we're going home

I got my eyes on you
You're everything that I see
I want your high loving me motion
And lastly, I can't get over you
You left your mark on me
I want your high loving emotion endlessly

[Hook: Drake]
Cause you're a good girl and you know it
You act so different around me
Cause you're a good girl and you know it
I know exactly who you could be
Just hold on we're going home
Just hold on we're going home
It's hard to do these things alone
Just hold on we're going home

You're the girl
You're the one
Gave you everything I love
I think there's something, baby
I think there's something, baby

You're the girl
You're the one
Gave you everything I love
I think there's something, baby
I think there's something, baby

Cause you're a good girl and you know it
You act so different around me
Cause you're a good girl and you know it
I know exactly who you could be
Just hold on we're going home
Just hold on we're going home
It's hard to do these things alone
Just hold on we're going home


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sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 9:33 PM
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Will be around for awhile in case she comes back. So this is another old one by the Beatles.
 
There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more


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mamamiaSep 13, 2013 @ 9:27 PM
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Alright not sure where Wavy went to , she said she'd try and get in here but since it's just you and I Sparkey here's a little Elvis for you
 
"Can't Help Falling In Love"

Wise men say only fools rush in
but I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you
for I can't help falling in love with you
 


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sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 9:26 PM
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So time to bring up things a bit. This is a band that as a teenager every guy had a huge crush on Ann and Nancy Wilson. But as beautiful as they were they could also really rock. This was always one of my favourites from them,
 
It was a rainy night when he came into sight
Standing by the road, with no umbrella, no coat
So I pulled up alongside and I offered him a ride
He accepted with a smile so we drove for a while.
I didn’t ask him his name this lonely boy in the rain
Fate, tell me it’s right, is this love at first sight
Please don’t make it wrong, just stay for the night.

All I wanna do is make love to you
Say you will
You want me too
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

So we found this hotel it was a place I knew well
We made magic that night. Oh, he did everything right
He brought the woman out of me, so many times, easily
And in the morning when he woke all I left him was a note
I told him, 'I am the flower you are the seed'
We walked in the garden we planted a tree
Don’t try to find me, please don’t you dare
Just live in my memory, you’ll always be there

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

Oh, oooh, we made love
Love like strangers
All night long
We made love

Then it happened one day, we came round the same way
You can imagine his surprise when he saw his own eyes
I said please, please understand
I’m in love with another man
And what he couldn’t give me was the one little thing that you can

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I want to do is make love to you
Come on say you will you want me too

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
Say you will baby you want me too

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

All I wanna do
All I wanna do
All I wanna do
All I wanna do
All I wanna do is make love to you

One night of love was all we knew
Yeah
All night long





Send "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You" Ringtone to your Cel

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sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 9:20 PM
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OK so time to bring it down a bit as Weds was Sept 11 which is a day that always hits home for me. Was the day we lost our innocence but also said on that day that I refuse to allow them to win but making me live in fear. Alan Jackson came out with the first of many to honour the day.
 
Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?
were you in the yard with you wife and your children or working on some stage in LA
did you stand there in shock at the site of that black smoke
rising against that blue sky
did you shout out in anger in fear for your neighbor
or did you just sit down and cry

did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
and pray for the ones who don't know
did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
and sob for the ones left below
did you burst out with pride for the red white and blue
the heroes who died just doing what they do
did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
and look at yourself and what really matters

Chorus
I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
the difference in Iraq and Iran
but I know Jesus and I talk to God
and I remember this from when I was young
Faith, Hope and Love are some good things He gave us
and the greatest is Love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
teaching a class full of innocent children
or driving down some cold interstate
did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
in a crowded room did you feel alone
did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
did you dust off that Bible at home
did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
close your eyes and not go to sleep
did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
speak with some stranger on the street
did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
go out and buy you a gun
did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching
and turn on "I Love Lucy" re-runs
did you go to a Church and hold hands with some stranger
stand in line and give your own blood
did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
thank God you had somebody to love

(Chorus x2)
The greatest is Love
The greatest is Love


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mamamiaSep 13, 2013 @ 9:19 PM
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Well get me all excited and leave hmmmm Thanks BNS good night now
 
from the Beatles 
 
"Good Night"

Now it's time to say good night
Good night, sleep tight
Now the sun turns out his light
Good night, sleep tight
Dream sweet dreams for me (Dream sweet)
Dream sweet dreams for you

Close your eyes and I'll close mine
Good night, sleep tight
Now the moon begins to shine
Good night, sleep tight
Dream sweet dreams for me (Dream sweet)
Dream sweet dreams for you

Mmmmmm
Mmmmmm
Mmmmmmmmmm

Close your eyes and I'll close mine
Good night, sleep tight
Now the sun turns out his light
Good night, sleep tight
Dream sweet dreams for me (Dream sweet)
Dream sweet dreams for you

Good night, good night, everybody
Everybody everywhere
Good night
 


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mamamiaSep 13, 2013 @ 9:16 PM
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hahahah   I may be still wet behind the ears my dear Sparkey but I do know the song and playing as I type... see I don't need the wrinkles and gray hair LOL I am after all the queen of google ... pretty smart cookie you know LOL
 
A little Guns N' Roses
"You Could Be Mine"

I'm a cold heartbreaker
Fit ta burn and I'll rip
your heart in two
An I'll leave you lyin' on the bed
I'll be out the door before ya wake
It's nuthin' new ta you
'Cause I think we've seen that movie too

'Cause you could be mine
But you're way out of line
With your ***** slap rappin'
And your cocaine tongue
You get nuthin' done
I said you could be mine

Now holidays come and then they go
It's nothin' new today
Collect another memory
When I come home late at night
Don't ask me where I've been
Just count your stars
I'm home again

'Cause you could be mine
But you're way out of line
With your ***** slap rappin'
And your cocaine tongue
You get nuthin' done
I said you could be mine

You've gone sketchin' too many times
Why don't ya give it a rest
Why
Must you find
Another reason to cry

While you're breakin' down my back n' I been rackin' out my brain
It don't matter how we make it
'Cause it always ends the same
You can push it for more mileage
But your flaps r' wearin' thin
And I could sleep on it 'til mornin'
But this nightmare never ends
Don't forget to call my lawyers
With ridiculous demands
An you can take the pity so far
But it's more than I can stand
'Cause this couchtrip's gettin' older
Tell me how long has it been
'Cause 5 years is forever
An you haven't grown up yet

You could be mine
But you're way out of line
With your ***** slap rappin'
And your cocaine tongue
You get nuthin' done
I said you could be mine
You should be
You could be mine

Yeah!
 


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Ok all, short stint for me tonight - gotta run.  Have fun - you all mean more to me then you'll ever know...Love ya

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I love that song Mia, Sparkey will have to google yours. Here is one that brings chills down my spine every time I hear it. I love our troops and I love Canada

The Trews - Highway of Heros

The day I shipped out,
They numbered a dozen.
Upon my return,
Were a hundred or so.
From the coast and from the prairies,
I bet they keep coming.
add one more name from Ontario.

Chorus:
Carry me home down The Highway of Heroes.
People above with their flags flying low.
Carry me softly, down The Highway of Heroes.
True Patriot Love,
There was never more.

I served with distinction,
No visions of glory.
I served without question,
Or personal gain.
Seek no justification,
Its not part of my story.
and it offers
No comfort to the ones who remain.

Chorus:
Carry me home down The Highway of Heroes.
People above with their flags flying low.
Carry me softly, down The Highway of Heroes.
True Patriot Love,
There was never more.

I took up my vocation,
I was called by my nation.
Without hesitation,
My answer I gave.
Now I am not wondering,
the things that I might have been.
I'm no consolation,
To the forgotten brave.

Chorus:
So Carry me home down The Highway of Heroes.
People above with their flags flying low.
Carry me softly, down The Highway of Heroes.
True Patriot Love,
There was never more.

Chorus:
Carry me home down The Highway of Heroes.
People I love with their heads held low.
Carry me softly, down The Highway of Heroes.
True Patriot Love,
There was never more x 6
 


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sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 9:12 PM
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So time for a song that I am sure so many sing as they leave the casino to head for home. I always loved this song and thankfully will never live it.
 

Don't ask me why I did it,
It seemed  like a good idea at the time.
There were no other amusements or  games to play
To pass the night away.
Don't ask me  why I did it
I must have been lonely stupid or blind,
But I know that it seemed like a good idea at the time.

It was 3 a.m. in the casino
I was  feeling like the Sportsman of the Year
So I blew a little money on  the roulette wheel,
And I taught myself to play Chemin de fer

Don't ask me why I did it,
It seemed  like a good idea at the time.
There were no other amusements or  games to play
To pass the night away.
Don't ask me  why I did it
I must have been lonely stupid or blind,
But I know that it seemed like a good idea at the hme

As the dawn came round on Monte Carlo,
I had lost the car and safe deposit keys,
The country house in  Switzerland was mine no more,
And the gendarme at the door sald  "c'est la vie!"

Don't ask me why I did it,
I must have  been lonely stupid or blind,
But I know that it seemed like a good idea at the time.



 Mike Batt - It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time Lyrics |


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sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 9:08 PM
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Hey all this is an old one that goes way back. I know Mia before your time and also your to sweet and innocent to think of such things.
 
You see my hands are steady
You've seen my face before
Soon you can take your last look
And they'll close the door
I stand accused before you
I have no tears to cry
And you will never break me
Till the day I die
(chorus)
A criminal mind
Is all I've ever known
They tried to reform me
But I'm made of cold stone
A criminal mind
Is all I've ever had
Ask one who's known me
If I'm really so bad...
I AM
I've spent my life behind these steel bars
I've paid my debt in time
But being brought to justice
That was my only crime
I don't regret a single action
I'd do the same again
These prison walls secure me
And I'm numb to pain
Repeat chorus
Before you hand me over
Before you read my sentence
I'd like to say a few words
Here in my own defense...
Some people struggle daily
They struggle with their conscience
Till the end
I have no guilt to haunt me
I feel no wrong intent
Repeat chorus
I'm made of cold stone
Just like your prison walls
A criminal mind
I AM


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mamamiaSep 13, 2013 @ 9:08 PM
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Oh NOOOOOO   !!!  okay you highlight the lyrics , control C at the same time come in here and contol V at the same time Now do you know this one
"House Of The Rising Sun"

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new bluejeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

[Organ Solo]

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one
 
 


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Well Hello there Mia :)  For some reason I am in need of some pasting lessons again tonight :)

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Did you say the crue was in the house tonight?  A slow one to start...
You know I'm a dreamer
But my heart's of gold
I had to run away high
So I wouldn't come home low 

Just when things went right
Doesn't mean they were always wrong
Just take this song and you'll never feel
Left all alone

Take me to your heart
Feel me in your bones
Just one more night
And I'm comin' off this
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BNS BNS I was just coming in to post a I wish BNS was in jamming tonight and post this lonely tonight song,
 

It's lonely out tonight
And the feeling just got right for a brand new love song
Somebody done somebody wrong song

Hey, won't you play another
Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby? While I miss my baby?

So, please, play for me a sad melody
So sad that it makes everybody cry
A real hurtin' song about a love tha's gone wrong
'Cause I don't wanna cry all alone

Hey, won't you play another
Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby? While I miss my baby?

So, please, play for me a sad melody
So, sad that it makes everybody cry
A real hurtin' song about a love tha's gone wrong
'Cause I don't wanna cry all alone

Hey, won't you play another
Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby? While I miss my baby?

Hey, won't you play another
Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby? While I miss my baby?

Hey, won't you play another
Somebody done somebody wrong song
And make me feel at home
While I miss my baby? While I miss my baby?




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 Doobie Brothers - Drift away
 
Day after day I'm more confused
When I look for the light in the pouring rain
I know that's a game that I hate to lose
And I'm feeling the strength
Ain't it a shame
 
(Chorus)
Give me the Beat Boys to free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n roll and drift away
Oh..Give me the Beat Boys to free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n roll and drift away
Beginning to think that I'm wasting time
 
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so un-kind
I'm countin' on you
To carry me through...OH...
 
Give me the Beat Boys to free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n roll and drift away
Yeah!..Give me the Beat Boys to free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n roll and drift away
When my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
When I'm feeling blue
The guitar is coming through to soothe me...
Thanks for the joy that your giving me
I want you to know I believe in your song
Rythem and Rhyme and Harmony
You've helped me along
Making me strong....OH!...
 
(ACAPALLA)
Give me the Beat Boys to free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n roll and drift away
Give me the Beat Boys to free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n roll and drift away
OH....Give me the Beat Boys to free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n roll and drift away
OH...Give me the Beat Boys to free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n roll and drift away
Now, now, now, wont ya
Wont ya take me, oh...take mepasting


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/17/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 361
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,220
Amount Saved: $2,599.20
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 11 Mins: 39 Seconds: 45

Keep calm, carry on

mdjsunshineSep 13, 2013 @ 8:58 PM
Posts: 2609
Joined: Oct 14, 2012 (3:04 PM)

Age: 62
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Filling my friends with love
Hobbies: Cooking, Guardening and helping other quit smoking
OMG Sparky you are too awesome my dear friend - Sunshines cafe - oh I am all a flutter with excitement.  I wont let you guys down with my cafe - just one quick note.  Sunshines internet service is at best today on and off as well as all the ATM machines and debit card machines  in the stores.  Good thing they know Phil cause he was in line in the store with his cinnamon candies when the machine went down again and he still came home with his candies clutched in his hand.  So will try to be here in a bit for karaoke night but cant promise.  Same with the morning - cant promise but if this wonder machine turns on then I am in business as it were LOL.  Hope all have fun tonight if I dont get in and I have had to resort to watching this strange box they call a  television today and did not have my head shoved in my laptop all day.  Amazing things these televisions are and with that may the sun always shine on each and every one of you my dear sweet friends and big HUGGS

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 335
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,725
Amount Saved: $6,964.65
Life Gained:
Days: 46 Hrs: 18 Mins: 52 Seconds: 42

mdjsunshine

Become Non SmokerSep 13, 2013 @ 8:57 PM
Posts: 2180
Joined: Sep 19, 2012 (12:41 PM)

Age: 40
Occupation: Full time non smoker
Hobbies: Not Smoking anymore! :)
It's gonna be one of those nights where I can't paste 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/17/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 361
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,220
Amount Saved: $2,599.20
Life Gained:
Days: 47 Hrs: 11 Mins: 39 Seconds: 23

Keep calm, carry on

Become Non SmokerSep 13, 2013 @ 8:56 PM
Posts: 2180
Joined: Sep 19, 2012 (12:41 PM)

Age: 40
Occupation: Full time non smoker
Hobbies: Not Smoking anymore! :)
Breaking up with Cigarettes is the same as separating from someone you love/hate....

Three days Grace:  "I Hate Everything About You"

Every time we lie awake
After every hit we take
Every feeling that I get
But I haven't missed you yet

Every roommate kept awake
By every sigh and scream we make
All the feelings that I get
But I still don't miss you yet

Only when I stop to think about it

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?
I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?

Every time we lie awake
After every hit we take
Every feeling that I get
But I haven't missed you yet

Only when I stop to think about it

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?
I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?

Only when I stop to think about you,
I know
Only when you stop to think about me,
do you know?
mamamia
Sep 13, 2013 @ 6:03 PM
Posts: 6398
Joined: Dec 25, 2011 (10:09 AM)

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Occupation: self employed / custodian / Scout leader
Hobbies: looking for humor,
Whoa !!!   For2itis I would have answered you sooner but I had to google search this one heheheheheheeh   blahhhhhhh  BATMAN !!! hehehehe are we only allowed to be naughty when the sun goes down ? well then let me join you with
 
"Puff (The Magic Dragon)"

Yeah...
Puff, the magic dragon,
Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In a land called Honah Lee.
Little Jackie Paper
Loved that rascal Puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax
And other fancy stuff.
Puff, the magic dragon
Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In a land called Honah Lee. Oh!
Puff, the magic dragon
Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In a land called Honah Lee.
Together they would travel
On a boat with billowed sail.
Jackie kept a lookout perched
On Puff's gigantic tail.
Noble kings and princes
Would bow whenever they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flags
When Puff roared out his name. Oh!
Puff, the magic dragon
Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In a land called Honah Lee. Oh!
Puff, the magic dragon
Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In a land called Honah Lee.
A dragon lives forever,
But not little girls and boys.
Painted wings and giant rings
Make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened,
Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon,
He ceased his fearless roar.
His head now bent in sorrow,
Green scales fell like rain,
And Puff no longer went to play
Along that cheery lane.
Without his life-long friend,
He could not be brave,
So Puff that mighty dragon
Sadly slipped into his cave.
Puff, the magic dragon
Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In a land called Honah Lee. Oh!
Puff, the magic dragon
Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In a land called Honah Lee
No...oh...Do you ever think about me anymore...no...yeah...say oh...
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/22/2011
Smoke-Free Days: 631
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,834
Amount Saved: $3,886.96
Life Gained:
Days: 64 Hrs: 23 Mins: 31 Seconds: 31

moving forward one day at a time

For2itisSep 13, 2013 @ 5:37 PM
Posts: 1152
Joined: Jan 25, 2013 (11:02 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Forever trying to amaze clients.
Hobbies: Golf, hitting balls with golf clubs, walking the golf course, not smoking while golfing.
To continue Karaoke night from the previous thread, I'm adding in a song that's been in my head all day.  But it's a secret song...you'll have to guess what show it was from...I'll give you a hint...it was a 1966 TV series.  But it's a great karaoke song because it's easy to sing along to. Ready?


Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Batmaaaaaan!
Na na na na na na na na na na na na
Batmaaaaaan!
Na na na na na na na na na na na na
Batmaaaaaan!
Na na na na na na na na na na na na
Batmaaaaaan!
Na na na na na na na na na na na na
Batman! Batman! Batman!
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Batman! Batman! Batman!
Da da da da da da da da da da da da da!
Batmaaaaaan!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 250
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,500
Amount Saved: $1,400.00
Life Gained:
Days: 40 Hrs: 6 Mins: 19 Seconds: 55

Quitting = Education, Committment, Support

sparky2Sep 13, 2013 @ 5:34 PM
Posts: 4226
Joined: Aug 15, 2011 (8:38 AM)

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Being a child of the universe and exploring what it has to offer
Hobbies: Travelling, music, writing, being outdoors and giving a hand up to someone who is down
Well folks here we grow again. A new post to start another Friday night. I can't even count how many times I have done this and started a new post. Must be doing something right so I humbly welcome you here as your host and of course along with your delightful hostess and say enjoy.
 
                                             Mia and Sparkey
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/19/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1029
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,725
Amount Saved: $10,290.00
Life Gained:
Days: 188 Hrs: 12 Mins: 58 Seconds: 31

It's hard to fail, but it's worse to not even try