Monday, October 16, 2006


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One of my primary responsibilities is to take care of myself. I will find a small way to do something for my mind, body, and spirit today.
COURAGE to CHANGE, page 290

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for Saturday evening dinner with my favorite Saturday evening dinner people at my favorite Saturday evening dinner place

that I have gotten so much better about restraint of pen and tongue -- what a concept! My thinking that accompanies this concept is that I would much more prefer to be happy -- than right.

that I've done my part on the Houston Roundup committee as secretary

that I didn't freak out when my ceiling began leaking this morning from all the rain; been through this before

that Hayden and I can talk for free over the internet

the population of the United States hit 300,000,000 today; now I can stop counting

that this is DAY 7 of being a nonsmoker

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
-Janos Arany


Redhead Gal said...

Hi dAAve:

How's the no smoking thing going?

Scott W said...

I think it's scary we have hit 300,000,000. That's just too many people.

Trudging said...

Saturday evening dinner sounds like such fun! How is the smoke free thing going.

Mary Christine said...

Congratulations on your first week of a new and wonderful life as a non-smoker!

Lisa/So said...

Huge congratulations on becoming a non-smoker. I just marked 1 year last month and I have never felt better (well, maybe I have but it has been many years!).


Designer Girl said...

Hey, you non-smoker, you!!! 7 Days!!!!!!! That is rather huge, my friend! Congratulations, dAAve. :D xoxo

SCoUt said...

Wow! One entire week, dAAve. You are doing it and you are inspirirng me to want to do the same!
About the coutning thing------now you could start over at one though, so why quit now?

Tab said...

How do you feel physically with out smoking now for one week?

Thanks for the Potpourri post :)

Oh yeah..and I hope that rain slows down for Texas!!!

Take care..

Tab said...

oh yeah..and your population rate as of today...
what would that be in Canadian? lol


I am grateful there is not a freaky dog costume.
I see you,

recoveryroad said...

How are you managing giving up smoking? I'm failing miserably. :-(

"for Saturday evening dinner with my favorite Saturday evening dinner people at my favorite Saturday evening dinner place" -

do tell, old boy.

Lex-Sunshine said...

Congrats on being a Non-Smoker 7 days in a row!!! That's awesome! and one of these days, I'm just going to show up at your Saturday evening coffee and join you guys. It sounds like too much fun!!!

Shannon said...

right on DAAVE!!!!!!
you non smoker you!
and I love that courage to change book... LOL I should of read that last week.. oh well its now in the fourfront of my mind
happy monday

Diego said...

Congrats on your seventh day of non smoking....huge, I mean, HUGE acomplishment.....

Alcoholic Brain said...

Prayers that you can quite smoking! Neat post dAAve my friend!

lash505 said...

smoke free baby..

piglet said...

You are ahead of me on the not freaking out about a leaky ceiling. Cos that kind of stuff totally freaks me out :)