May 17 2020



Level 2
Back to work
Not the right word, tho!
End of day 2: I better understand what exhaustion of the body is. Literally collapsed into the Lazyboy & all systems 'switched off'! Body aches in places I'd forgotten. Mental capacity-non existent. We take rest& sleep for granted. Day 3: somewhat 'normal'.
Thank goodness it was a 3day week! All the while, clients telling us- 'You've become an Essential worker' It's nice to feel someone values Your skill ๐Ÿ™‚
Week end is shortened as I resume my 'post' tomorrow.
3weeks-FULLY booked & this older turtle is feeling the creaks!
Secretly enjoying the Mania that is Level2 postlockdown, for Us.
May I make a suggestion on behalf off all Stylist? Keep Your requests simple, first time out...a 'same as before' Is Music to Our ears!
Don't need smokes, no more! In the distant past... You'd find me racing to that back porch for my chemical fix...
No room in my life, for that Anymore YaHooo!
Continue to be kind
Let this be a lasting Legacy of Covid 19
Stay Strong everybody & Thank You for being part of Our 5million team๐Ÿ‘

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Apr 29 2020



Hi all ๐Ÿ‘‹
Great to see more people committing themselves to the Quit, Congratulations & power to You all๐Ÿ‘
Dunno bout You guys, but I've become rather attached to my Bubble ๐Ÿค— The last time, I spent this long away from work, was when I travelled with my, now demented, friend. That wasn't restful, tho. That was charging around Europe, like it was trying to escape!
Nice relaxing bus tours...Yeah right!!
So, I've become rather relaxed (admittedly, something I find easy, to do!) and my Bubble has been my sanctuary.
However, the drop in levels, means our World (for us Kiwis) is now starting to wake up...
And it'll different, to be expected. There will be a few less smokers๐Ÿ‘
A few extra kilos per capita ๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฅž& sadly, a few looking to MSD for ongoing help (there will be some of us, who will fit all those categories ๐Ÿ˜•)
The kindnesses We have been asked to offer, looking out for those elderly, whom need an extra eye on them & showing neighbourly tolerance (we have 3 pre-6 year olds living next door& each has to speak above the other to be heard, eeek!) These fantastic traits, that most of us Kiwis have, should go on...beyond Covid19..
No one really knows, how these changes, will affect each other in the long-term. As We've moved to level3, some are able to work again, sadly, not Me. My trade means being in close contact for minimum 30mins at a time. As I'm immune compromised, I'm also quite scared (actually, scared shirtless!) about returning to the environment...this may be the biggest change of all, for Me. I've gotta get over the mental side of this & I'm not quite sure, how to do it ๐Ÿ˜•. I shall not be using cigarettes to ease my mental anguish-that would be Tragic!!
I guess, like everyone else, it will be One Day At A Time...just, can I do it in 'my bubble' Please?
Be Proud of Yourselves: You've either kicked smoking in the proverbial guts, or You're trying to. (Get some power behind that boot, he's not an easy character to assassinate!!) Stay in Your bubble, stay safe, be kind (always)
Kia Kaha ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apr 8 2020

How much does this greedy monster want to eat


Remember 2012? Besty mate, shouting Me an international holiday? That same Besty mate, that inspired, then encouraged my Quit...was last weekend committed to a Dementia unit under the Mental health act. She had become vulnerable.
I am her 'next of kin' &
Covid 19 means I cannot visit...
& She doesn't understand-any of it...
nana t is a little sad, right now...๐Ÿ˜ข
not smoking, tho ๐Ÿ‘

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Mar 27 2020



....The Quitblogs EXPLODE
Thanks covid-19 ๐Ÿค”

Peoples: deep breath, fresh air
ODAAT be kind
Stay Strong ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mar 23 2020

Stats Update 2993 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 2,993
Total savings: $41,806

I had every intention on holding off this blog, until next week-when I hit the 3's. All about excitement etc...for the cruise at Easter.
With this world in turmoil & Our borders closed (rightly so) this wonderful self-gift is not going to happen. Yeah, sure I'm disappointed-but happily safe, at home.
When Our alert level was lifted to 2, it confirmed my emotions-I cannot continue to work in my current environment, so, I've just left a meeting with my boss. Tearful& blubbering, with no Hugs๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜” So, I need to use this next while, constructively. Chosen to resurrect my love of Craft & shall be 'inventing' a jersey/jumper/tunic in crochet cotton 10ply. No pattern, just emotive creation!
Bit like Quitting, really! And when that gets 'long winded' I shall be here, in the Blogs, cheering You all on!! Let's see how this next 7days goes-never know, might be my 1st avatar to share with You.
Stay strong ppls thru this next few months. For those that feel strong in Your Quits, revisit Your reasons & reaffirm Your desire to remain so...
Covid 19 WILL NOT bring me down!!

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Mar 11 2020

Shout out


CTC: wishing You Well ๐Ÿค—
Pop's: more quiet than ever ๐Ÿ™
Woodsie: miss Your humour, dude ๐Ÿ˜‰
Take care all
Quitting is for Life
Stay Strong ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mar 9 2020

Mixed emotions


I missed a key day, Yesterday...
So belatedly, 'Happy Women's Day!' ๐Ÿค— Us girls need to look out for ourselves ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
As some of You know, I've booked a special occasion cruise-for Hubby&I. It leaves at Easter....
I've been to see my quack today & it appears, We may not be on it ๐Ÿ˜ข
He used the term 'morbidity' when describing my condition...
then recommend We don't go ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Of course, the final decision is Ours....oh my, mixed emotions!!!
Lucky I smoke, no more...or I'd be out at my favoured spot, puffing up a storm...4Ds in play today NOPE ๐Ÿ™

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Jan 17 2020

Stats Update 2927 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 2,927
Total savings: $40,884

keeping it

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Dec 24 2019

Stats Update 2903 days smokefreeSeasons Greetings


Smokefree days: 2,903
Total savings: $40,549

Well, We're reaching the end of yet another Year in this new Century.
2020 has a ring to it-I can honestly say, I'm looking forward to it.
I have plenty to be grateful for, first up
Health this Year has been the best for a wee while...and I've kept my Smokefree status, of which, I'm still immensely Proud.
I'd like to Thank those supporters this Year, who've helped keep these blogs alive-You know who You are ๐Ÿค—
For those Who are struggling to get on the 'first rung' Keep at it, the fight is so worth the outcome (this ain't about money, either)!! Kia Kaha
Finally-watch out for these lopping great brown furry things, in the Sky tonight!!
We thought the roads were a danger zone-I think the Airways are best avoided tonight!!
Merry Christmas everyone
Peace on Earth
Goodwill to all Men

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Dec 13 2019

Drawing together


May our Earth be calm& rescuers remain safe, as they bring these people home. Blessings to the Whanau& the Island โ˜ฎ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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