Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Correction & a Birthday Resolution

I misspoke the other day when I said that my birthday started when my coworkers decorated my cubicle and brought in cake & ice cream. My birthday ACTUALLY started when our receptionist called my extension saying that there was something at the front desk for me... a bouquet of gerbera daisies from my friend Shauna.
I've known Shauna for a little over 6 years now, we met at work and between escaping the stress of the job by adjourning to various happy hour locales, and a shared love of beading and cosmetics, we formed a friendship. About a year and a half ago I was incredibly happy for her that she had found her love when she married Jesse. I was not so happy when she and jesse moved to Salt Lake City shortly thereafter.
Although we email frequently and phone occaisionally, I miss her dearly.

Amongst other things, for my birthday I received a gift card to Target.
One of the items I purchased with the gift card was this..

Thursday, August 31st will be my last day smoking. To get through the withdrawals i've got the Nicorette and have stocked up on some Life Savers mints and other gums.


Shauna said...

Ooh Ooh! I'm so happy for you!! This is the best thing you'll ever do for yourself. There is a beautiful wonderful life after cigarettes. I hope with all my heart that you find it. It's also going to be the most difficult thing you've probably had to do. Actually, nevermind. You've had to deal with WAY tougher things than this. You're much stronger than I am. Therefore, you can TOTALLY do this!

Let me know if you want any tips/tricks/support. There are some really great online support groups. And there's even a Nicotine Anonymous close to work if it's still there.

Shananigans said...

Yay for you! How's day 1 treating ya?