Today I Have Quit Smoking
The day arrived that I had decided to quit smoking. It is a Saturday. I had decided to start on a day that allowed me to break up the usual pattern of getting up, having a cigarette, breakfast, cigarette, showering, cigarette, driving to work with a cigarette, a quick cigarette before going into work. You get the idea.
A Saturday does not have the same pattern, apart from getting up and having a cigarette before doing anything else. In fact, today has been different in a number of ways. Apart from being the day to quit smoking I went for a balloon ride! That meant being up at 4.00 before driving for an hour and a quarter. Then there was the meeting all the others also going up in the balloon. Then the ascent and flight. All in all, a very different day that did not allow me to dwell on the quit smoking aspect of the day. Later I realised that I would have been the only smoker in the group of 16 flying today. Jane does not count, she has always been an “amateur” smoker, only one or two a day. She has never been a professional like me, 40 a day, smoking in all weathers.
I did have my electronic with me and I used it a couple of times. However no major cravings that I can remember. When we had returned to Clitheroe I went to buy the weekend food. Normally, the first thing that I would do is to check the queue for the tobacco desk as I went in. Today I looked, but not in a checking it out sort of way.
I am not saying that it has all been plain sailing. There have been moments. One of the worst was when I discovered that my electronic needed to recharge. It is charging as i write this, plugged in to the laptop. The trouble is that the charging thingy keeps showing green, but the damn thing still does not work! The shop where I bought it is shut, and will be for the next 3 days with it being a Bank Holiday, so the next few days could be awkward.
And I thought that it would be a doddle to quit smoking.