Friday, September 10, 2010


It's early in the morning and I'm pretending to be awake. I think I am awake, but I'm still drinking my first cup of coffee, so anything is possible. I will know more in half an hour when the caffeine has done its work. In the meantime, I sit here and smoke my cigarettes and blearily look at the keyboard and pick out the right keys to type. Every once in a while I yawn and think I will go back to bed, but I know it would be an exercise in futility. Once I'm up, there's no stopping me and I won't be able to go back to sleep, because I will be too excited about what the day will bring.

So coffee it is and several cups of it. Nice and strong. The kind that puts curl in your hair. Ha ha, if that were true, I would have very curly hair by now. I have no such luck and have to get any curls I want from a curling iron. I do have one of those, but up to now my hair has been too short to use it. I've tried it and all it does is put a kink in my hair. I'm to dignified to walk around with kinky hair. I'll have to let my hair grow longer just a bit. I just may do that.

I have to get dressed on time in case those men come to pick up the sofa and the carpet early to take to the dump. It will be a relief to have them gone, because they are standing in the hallway where I usually park my bike, and they are in the way. That sofa is standing on end in the corner and even Gandhi is not climbing to the top anymore. She did that at first, but the trick has gotten old, just as she never uses her scratch poles anymore, but prefers to use various pieces of furniture, rotating between the ones that are her favorites.

It's going to be one heck of a busy day with people coming and going and me having to go to the post office and the pharmacy at the end of it. I have to pick up some medicines and my nicotine patches, because I'm working on my last pack of tobacco and I'm not sure when I'm going to run out of it. Any day now I could be an ex-smoker. You will all have to bear with me as I go through the throes of cigarette withdrawal. I'll know not what to do with my hands. I better get something to fiddle with. Some rubber bands maybe or paper clips that I can bend out of shape.

Instead of waiting for my sister to take me to Ikea, I've ordered an area rug on line and I just discovered that it is going to be here this afternoon. I hope they get here on time, because I do have to go out at the end of it. It is nice that it is arriving today, though, as I can put it in place and it will be a spot for Tyke to lie down on. He has been sleeping in the armchairs, but he prefers to be on the floor. Usually the delivery person gets here around 3 pm, so I hope that counts for today as well. I will be home, because that's when the Exfactor will be putting together the coffee table. I can't wait to see what it will look like. I do know that it will be heavy, as the flat pack weighs a lot.

I have to get dressed and get the show on the road. It will be the beginning of a long day and I must be ready for it. I've had enough coffee to wind up a cuckoo clock. I think I will switch to fruit juice now.

Have a great day!



Lane said...

Good luck with stopping smoking Nora. I stopped last year and I won't say it was easy because it was just the opposite. But it was so worth it.

Have a good day.

Twain12 said...

good luck from me too...hope you like your rug

Maggie May said...

Can I just suggest that you chuck the tobacco out today? Why wait?
Hope you manage to get all the things done that you were meant to be doing today.
Does sound like you are going to be very busy and the old sofa in the hall must be a great nuisance. (even to your cat!)
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Wisewebwoman said...

I am 100% behind you on this big but healthy step you are taking, my dear.
Thin celery sticks in the mouth (natural antidote to nicotine).
You may have to quit coffee for a while.
Cold water+lemon+icecubes
Chewing gum
A button in the mouth
a baby's pacifier (who gives a ...)
Herbal tea.
Long angry walks.
This is the list of everything that helped me.
You go girl!

Bernie said...

Sorry I am late getting around, just not feeling very well.
Hope all goes well and I just know the new smaller sofa will be wonderful.
Am praying for your quitting smoking, Lane is right it is very hard to do but so worth it when you get through the first few weeks, those are the hard ones.
Have a great weekend....:-)Hugs