Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Still not smoking..

It's been just a tad over a week now and I'm still not smoking. Had to take our van over to the dealer today to have some work done and waited for an hour and a half. Had nothing to do, only three mags for ladies and the TV was uch. That was a little tough but I know I'm just a little stronger this evening.

One week, two days, 2 hours, 18 minutes and 20 seconds. 18 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2.96. Life saved: 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I had not been doing so good for a while so took my self to the Doctor on Monday March 16. I knew I had COPD and should stop smoking and had tried about a year ago. Lasted for one whole month. Started again but never smoked more than two a day since that time (I'd been a two pack a day gal). Anyway, I was having breathing problems and the problem was my albutoreal wasn't working as well as it should be. My capacity was down to about half of normal and my blood oxygen was down to 91. Normal is around 98. Doctor put me on a low dose of Prednazone, a corticosteroid, one tablet once a day. Within 24 hours the difference in how I felt was amazing. Sooo, hopefully I've gotten it through my thick skull, I can't smoke, period. Anyone who reads this please send positive thoughts my way to keep me on the straight and narrow. What you see below is my quit meter that monitors how many days I've not smoked and what I have saved. I don't think it will auto update so I'll check frequently and update the counter as necessary.

Five days, 12 hours, 52 minutes and 10 seconds. 11 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1.80. Life saved: 55 minutes.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Helper...

I just couldn't resist taking this picture yesterday. This is Suzie Q and she's a real "mama's girl". She's near me while I work, on my lap while watching TV and sleeps with me at night. She'll be just two years old May 20th of this year.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

After several years of not doing it I got the wild hair to start seed beading again. I got a bunch of beads and a few days ago made a couple of pair of earrings. The seed beads I got are ToHo which are rounded on the sides. I've found out I should have gotten Delicas which are flatter on the sides and make a little nicer woven piece. How was I to know since there were very few choices years ago. Anyway, the first pair I used Black Diamond Silver Lined. I love the way they blend with what ever color your wearing. The other pair I did in Pink and Black, a popular combination from the '50s.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Three New Pendants

I've had these three lovely stones put away for nearly a year. Why, I have no idea. Anyway, the little Art Gallery I'm in here locally is having their Spring Expo this Saturday 3-7-09 and I thought it was a good time to get these babies out and make some pendants. Left to right are Laguna Lace Agate, Mushroom Jasper and Brazilian Agate.