Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

What a Drag!
Memorial Day....
This also happens to be my seventh day "Smoke Free"! Now this might not be a very big deal to most of you, but consider this...... Nicotine is addictive, I've been smoking for over 30 years. Ya think this is easy?

The weather today, a delightful 93 degrees; enhanced by a cool breeze coming in off the Gulf of Mexico. This afternoon, I stopped by the ProShop Pub for a few cocktails (time to spend money there after winning the digital camera at their anniversary party) and a brief Chat with Tim
(who I have so addicted to NOLA). We'll finalize plans as time gets closer, but we are both looking forward, along with our friend Bill to celebrating our multiple birthdays in New Orleans. Tim is June 12, I'm June 18, and Bill is two weeks after that! All that celebrating along with New Orleans Pride Fest...... sounds like a weekend I need right now!

Sunday, May 29, 2005


A quiet Sunday..... Posted by Hello
I still can't seem to get my self to the beach yet, but there are priorities. Things like laundry, cleaning this place, bathing the dogs, etc., seem to be taking up most of my free time right now. I did manage to spend some time getting sun in Coachman Park early this afternoon, though.
I still dont have a clue where the dogs are staying when I'm gone...... I hate leaving them, so I guess if I dont think about it, then I dont have to start worrying already. Like that makes sense!
10:00 PM and I decide to take a walk into town for one or two drinks. Beautiful night for a walk. I get to the door, and nahhhhhhhh not at all in the mood for a drink! So I head back home.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

The Puglets!

Pugtini Weekend Day Two
Well we didn't go quite so far as to
eat bagels today, but the pugs had their usual weekend
fare of scrambled eggs and sausage for breakfast!

For lunch we had Chinese..... I had egg foo young, the
Pugs has chicken fried rice.
It seems we eat quitewell here, but trust me, this excess only happpens on weekends. During the week, the dogs eat Science Diet dog food topped with rotiserie chicken!

It's starting to get hot and humid already. The weather was 88 degrees today, but I couldn't
spend time at the beach as I had originally planned. Spent the day shopping for clothes for New Orleans and picked up Advantage for the dogs. It's a productive year for fleas in Florida and everyone is "big time bitchin" while the dogs are "big time scratchin"! Tonite, going out to see friends, and for a few drinks. Tim, Bill and I need to start finalizing plans for New Orleans. I'm not at all comfortable about going out yet. It's only my 5th day "SMOKE FREE" and I usually smoke big time when drinking..... we'll see! I gotta stick with this.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Pugtini Weekend!

Four days off,
And well deserved!
I've made no confirmed plans for the weekend, although I do have a support plan scheduled for 1:00 PM today. But I intend to stay in bed late, and not do much the remainder of the day. This is going to be my first "smoke free" weekend. I have a strange feeling it's gonna be a very difficult time, but I'm determined. I was wearing the Nicorette stop smoking patch for the first three days, but it was giving off so much nicotine, I was becoming dizzy and my hands were shaking... so I removed the patch yesterday, and it's "cold turkey" now.
No expectations, No regrets!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


I quit smoking today......

Maybe the fact that I can't breathe
Played a major part in this decision!

One day at a time.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Countdown New Orleans

Time for the New Orleans count down.
Am I psyched? You bet your sweet ass I am! Do I need this vacation? You bet your sweet ass I do! It's been two years since I've been to New Orleans. I used to go about four times a year.

Combine my BIRTHDAY with PRIDEFEST... Do I plan to party, hmmmm Let me get back to you on that one! YEAH, RIGHT!