Thursday, December 27, 2007

sexy sadie

Meet the newest addition to our family: a big fluffy bundle of boundless energy we have decided to call "Sadie." She's a Golden Retriever puppy and we surprised Molly and Morgan with her on Christmas morning -- they've both wanted a Golden Retriever for years! They're both getting a speed course on puppy care and training and I think they're starting to realize why we didn't do this way back when they were little kidlets.
(Yes, I'm still smoke-free: 9 days)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Chantix or (not) smokin' in the boys room

I've been hesitant to blog about this simply because I feel it's so tenuous -- like a baby bird making it's first attempts at flight. For the first time in my life, I'm trying to quit smoking and I'm doing it with the help of the relatively new smoking cessation drug Chantix. Having never given quitting a good effort before, I wasn't sure just how effective this drug is in curbing cravings. However, I've noticed that an hour or so before my next dose, my nicotine cravings have become more demanding. Most of all, if you'd told me a month ago that I could go without a cigarette for 4 days, I would have told you that you were out of your gourd so I know Chantix is helping significantly. Having said that, I will add that this is one of the hardest things I've ever tried to do.

Will I make it? I don't know. I know that, statistically, the number of long-time smokers who quit on their first try are about nil ..... but I still hope to be amongst them.