Monday, April 15, 2013

N is for...

National Health Care Decision Day

Yep, it's today.  How's that for A to Z timing?  Click here and go get your Advance Directive.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you definitely need to click on that link.

Okay, now that I've reported the official business of the day, I'd like to talk about something that has been consuming my thoughts since last Monday.  And that is Nicotine.  Yes, it starts with an N.  How convenient! Well, kiddos, the death writer used to love her some cigarettes.  I was a two pack a day smoker for many, many years.  I did not love how they tasted, but I loved that I could take a break from life to step outside and smoke.  About three years ago, I gave them up and  became equally addicted to Nicotine Lozenges.

You're not supposed to use nicotine lozenges for three years, but according to a lot of message boards here on the internet, many people do. So, I've been going through nicotine withdrawal which is horrible.  I am supposed to be preparing my manuscript for editing and I can't even think.  Nor can I really blog.  

So, that leads me to the point of this post.  Go get your advance directive and don't ever start smoking.  It's a BITCH to quit.  And last, but certainly not least, I am bowing out of the A to Z.  I wish all of you the best of luck.  


  1. I'll miss your A to Z posts, but it sounds like you have enough on your plate. Here's to clear heads and smooth sailing!

  2. Seems to me like the nicotine lozenges are better than smoking! Keep on keeping can quit!
    Have my advanced directive!

  3. Hello! I'm sorry to hear you're quitting A to Z. But you made it through N, which is awesome! I wish you the best of luck in quitting smoking!!! Keep it up! Your body and mind will be so much happier and healthier!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  4. Hey... no... oh no! I'm sorry to see you're bowing out.
    I get it though, there are other things that need tending to. I'm in denial with some papers that are piling up - happened last year too.

    But just because you're not doing the A-Z doesn't mean I won't be dropping in and seeing what you're up to.

    Good luck with that nicotine withdrawal project and with your writing. :)


  5. Sorry to hear you've dropped out of the Challenge. You had a good run! :)

  6. I hope you're making progress with both your editing and the withdrawal challenges.

  7. Pamela, boy do I understand! I'm living without sleep these past few weeks with the conference coming up. Glad I found you though. I'll tell you the story when I see you next. Jennifer a.k.a Urban Gypsy Girl


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