I was a bit of a no-show yesterday...sorry about that! And here I've been so good at posting at least the ICAD cards once a day...Oh well...
The reason I didn't post yesterday is that it was my first day of non-smoking. Oh yeah...it was great. I got one of those e-cigarettes to try to take the edge off...I don't know how well that's going to work. Let me just say I could totally eat a cigarette right now. I wouldn't even flinch.
I have quit smoking before. Literally quit, I didn't just make an attempt to quit for a day and then take it back up. No, I quit for three or four years. Then, I had a bit of a personal tragedy and started again. That was about two years ago.
The first time I quit, I quit cold turkey (after attempting the pill, which made me a psychopath)...that may be how I end up doing it this time as well... I think this electronic thing is just making me angry.
The sucky part is that I LIKE to smoke. I REALLY like to smoke. OH LAWD, HOW I LOVE TO SMOKE!!!.
But I know that I need to quit. I've been getting out of breath way too easily, and it is probably a combination of the smoking and the general amount of unhealthy that I possess, but I'm willing to try to quit smoking first and see how that works out...then exercise if I HAVE to. Another good reason to quit is the stink. I know everything I have probably smells like smoke. I have been thinking about trying to sell some of my art online (Thanks to the encouragement from my gals on Facebook) and I can't do that if it smells like smoke. And then there's the whole money end of it. Yeah...I don't want to tell you how much I spend on smoking a month...you'll gasp in horror. ...At least (AT LEAST!) $200...sometimes more. Yeah, that's not a typo...two hundred dollars a month or more spent on smoking! *GASP!* I know, how ridiculous is that? Do you know how many art and craft supplies could be bought with that money? So many...
So if everyone I know in real life could promise not to be annoying for the next week or two, that would be great. From quitting before, I know the first two weeks were the hardest for me. That was the time frame that I wanted to rip people's faces off. After that I was totally ok. I thought maybe the e-cigarette would take some of that edge away, but I think it is making it worse.
I am trying to think of all the awesome reasons I have to quit smoking, but good grief, just talking about it makes me want a cigarette! I promise this will not become a blog dedicated to how I quit smoking, but I may mention it off hand, just to keep me accountable.
At any rate, I did do my ICAD cards this weekend, and here they are:
The first one is from the 16, the prompt was "polka dots" and it's a 3x5:
|This is a stamp I have. I embossed it and then used watercolor to paint behind it. I could get inspired to do much else on this one, I just wanted to try the idea out again.|
Here's the card for today, the prompt is "definition" and it's a 3x5 as well:
|This one reminds me of smoking...if you look at it sideways, it looks like your trying to light two cigarettes with one flame. I can't look at this anymore! *tear*|
Finally, I have a bit of a 'bonus' card today. Inspired by the lovely (and VERY nice and funny) Tracey Fletcher King and her amazing cuppa cards, and using her step by step how-she-does-it on her blog (found HERE), I made my own cuppa card!
Here's my cup, I use her for holding pens and crayons and crochet hooks, but she is very much a mug, I promise... :
And here's my card, a 4x6:
|Isn't she adorable? I love stuff like this! I got her forever ago at a thrift store for a quarter. She's worth much more to me; I just love her!|
And here's my card, a 4x6:
Thanks to Tracey Fletcher King and her awesome how-to! I really had a lot of fun attempting this...even though I couldn't use my pencil safety net... :)