Hello friends and thank you for stopping by to chat with me. I’m so happy to see you and to get a few cups of coffee in me. I didn’t sleep well last night due to a horrid migraine that woke me up around midnight. I’m ok now, don’t worry, I get migraines regularly, but not often. I’m used to them now. I may be a little groggy or slow, I apologize in advance.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am so glad the Christmas season has come and gone until next year. Don’t get me wrong, I had a good Christmas. I spent it at my mother’s with my sister and her family, my girlfriend, and my youngest sister. We had a great time together, lots of laughs and lots of good food and drink. There wasn’t any part of it I didn’t like it’s just that the holiday is stressful and a little depressing and as much as I love my family and getting presents I’d rather just….not deal with it.
It would help if I didn’t do everything so last minute. I actually did all my Christmas shopping just a few days before the big day. I’m a chronic procrastinator, always have been. Next year I am not letting this happen again. I already told my girlfriend that next year we are buying all our gifts in November, at the latest! Oh, who am I kidding, next year will probably be worse.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am so proud of myself for being able to make it through all that without smoking, not even one cigarette. I know I bring this up every week, but it is a very big deal that I have finally quit. If you used to be a smoker you understand, for the non-smokers/addicts, you will never know how hard it is to quit something that has been a crutch for you for almost half your life.
Because I am such a stats nerd I am going to give you some details about what quitting smoking for 31 days means:
- I quit on November 25th, 2015, 32 days ago.
- I have not smoked 325 cigarettes and saved $91.01 and over 24 hours of my time.
- My heart rate and blood pressure have dropped.
- My sense of taste and smell have improved.
- I have no nicotine left in my body and my dependence on it has been eliminated.
- My withdrawal symptoms have subsided, irritability,
- I am on my way to improved circulation and decreased sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
- I am just starting to lower my risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
If we were having coffee I would ask you if you have ever wanted to spend a ridiculous amount of money on something stupid? I’m asking because I am very tempted to spend a crazy amount of money on two tickets to a Kill Bill I and II double feature with a delicious looking meal inspired by the films, and six cocktails. I know, it sounds stupid to spend a crazy amount of money on a couple of movies, but these are some of both my and my girlfriends very favorite movies, the meal is six courses and six drinks! It would be a pretty awesome date night!
But there are so many other things that money could go to…but I really want to experience these movies on the big screen. GAH! To complicate things further, I got exactly the amount of money I need for this as a Christmas gift. So now I’m thinking, of course I can go because this is money I didn’t even plan on having, but it’s also money I could put into a savings account or toward work on the house…GAH! Plus I have to decide soon before all the good seats are taken. They only sell so many tickets, only half a theaters worth, and the seats are reserved, so I have to decide soon.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that the end of the year is sneaking up on me fast. I’m a little sad to see 2015 go. I had so much more I wanted to do and so many more preparations to make. I’m not ready to hit the ground running in 2016. I’ve been thinking that I need to get some sort of big, year-long, overall, plan for next year down on paper. Maybe after our visit I’ll lock myself up in the spare bedroom, what I call my “creativity room” and think about my goals for next year.
There is so much I want to do in 2016. I probably want to do more than I possibly can. I guess even if I can just get a few things accomplished, a few big things, then I will be happy.
If we were having coffee I would say that as much as I enjoy chatting with you I think I had better be off now. I clearly have a lot to do and it’s already getting late here. Thanks for stopping by, really, it’s nice to get this stuff out. I hope you had a very merry Christmas and just in case I don’t see or hear from you, I wish you the best going into the new year.
Featured image from Zh.B