Friday, January 13, 2006

It's Friday, but who cares. ><

The only good thing I can think about today is that we get a three day weekend. The bad thing is that it doesn't start until tomorrow.

Got off today with a late start. Managed to get to the bus stop in time.

This new cold I have is kicking my ass. If I could just get a month in between catching things, I think that I would make it through these colds a lot easier. One or two weeks between bugs is just not giving my body time to feel better, so when I catch something, it's just that much worse, so it's time for some heavy duty antibiotics and a nice long weekend of going absolutely nowhere, because this thing is really just screwing me up!

I pushed my quit smoking day to next week. I just didn't have a very positive feeling about quitting on the week that I had a nasty cold and PMS at the same time, because a quit day in the midst of all that is just begging to fail from the start. I ordered a book though, that's supposed to be really good, a lot of people have read it and used it as a tool to quit, so I think I will go that route in addition to the Wellbutrin and maybe the patch, because I figure the more I can do to support myself, the better.

The hardest thing I think will be keeping my hands busy. I'm knitting now, where I wasn't the last time I quit, so that should really help out. Then there's the mental thing. Once I think about a cigarette, I can't stop thinking about it until I have one. My mind might shift off to something else for a minute, but it always comes back to the cigarette, and I need to find a work around for that, too. I've ordered my root-beer barrels so I have something keeping my mouth busy, which is also another hurdle I always have.

I've done a lot of stupid things, and I've quit most of them. At one point I literally had to pick up and move myself across the country just to get myself back on track.

Smoking, though---it's a lot harder than that.

I haven't accomplished anything knitting wise in two days now. Knitting and a stuffed up, cold-medicated brain just don't work. I knit two rows and think, "Gee, what was I doing" and then have to rip back. Knitting on Nyquil is only for the wild and adventurous. That is not me.

I think I've probably frogged one miserable sock at least 4 times in the last two days. I guess it's better to get sick and try to knit a sock instead of picking up a sweater or something I've spent days and days on. Still waiting for the new pullover pattern to get here for Sebastian. I ended up going ahead and ordering extra yarn for it, just to make sure that it was all from the same dyelot, because the pattern gave yarn amounts for 3 sizes and for the size I want to make (10-12) I was pushing it with the yarn I originally got.

Today is the big day at Sebastian's school. Phil's mom is going to swing by around 1 to pick me up, and then we're going to head down to his school so she can read the class a story. Apparently, she also picked up cookies for the class, so I'm guessing she'll be a big hit with those kids.

I'll try to take some pictures and get them posted sometime this weekend.

Until then, I'm off to look for something to wear today. The rest of this weekend is going to be about sleep for me I think, so my next post may wait until Monday or Tuesday.

Have a good weekend,


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