Let's see if I've got posting a new thread right. It's been a few days over month now that I've been smoke-free! I am celebrating by trying to get over a sinus infection. Up until then, my sinuses were really happy about me quitting smoking. I think they are still happier as I'm not really sick, just awfully congested. I think every doctor and dentist not on call at the ER is on vacation until 1/6. I'll have to go to urgent care if it gets bad before that. Other things I've noticed. 2nd hand smoke makes me hack and cough. No shortage of it up here. You can't walk into any business without having to navigate a gaggle of smokers shivering in the bitter cold. I'm sympathetic, I was one of those people for nearly 40 years. I finally got done washing everything I own, including summer clothing. Not fun when you have a front-loading washer that does small loads. I washed all my bedding, but have to get new pillows. The sofa and futon got hosed down with Febreeze, the rest of it will have to wait until spring when I can open my windows and set up the fans to air the place out. I'm not smelling smoke nearly as strongly now, so it is helping. I'm noticing that I am still tired and spacey. Too cold to go for a walk outside, but have been walking at WalMart and the little mall attached to the grocery store. I hope all who celebrate had a good Christmas. I don't celebrate, but I do miss the get-togethers around the holidays. I did make a special dinner for myself. Lamb loin chops, a big salad, and pesto pasta. It was tasty, but I made too much food. The cats didn't complain a bit about sharing the lamb with me. We got 8" of snow which added to the snowpack already down is a bit over 2 feet. We already had the makings for a white Christmas, in my opinion, we didn't need any more snow. My poor plow guy had to work this Christmas. I am up because some nitwit was zooming around on a snowmobile. It's normally very quiet up here at night and I'm a light sleeper even with medications. Certainly one doesn't expect to hear a snowmobile at 3AM. Since I was up and wanted an early AM cigarette, I popped a nicotine lozenge instead. Gave me heartburn. So now, I get to wait to get sleepy again and for the antacids I took to work their magic. Squeaky my wheezing/coughing kittie hasn't coughed in 3 weeks. My Jakey, the sorta-Siamese has a leaky eye due to a blocked tear duct from scarring from a corneal ulcer he had as a feral. The eye always ran and looked inflamed. The inflammation is gone now, and his eye isn't watering as much. Nothing much to do today for me other than putter around the place. The only things open were two gas stations and Walgreen's. Walmart actually closes for this holiday. I ran out to Walgreen's so long as I was up and needed to get out of the house. It was mobbed. They had wrapping and bows on sale for half price so people left their families home to go buy for next year. Again, hope all had a good holiday. I hope you all have plans for New Years, even if that's a quiet night at home. I don't go out on New Year's Eve. This is a heavy drinking town, and I'd as soon leave the roads to the drunks. WI has the highest numbers of drunk drivers in the country and I have the auto insurance bills to prove it. I have a clean driving record and am over 50, but that seems to mean that I get to join the others in subsidizing the drunks. It "hoovers"! For some reason that's more of a motivator than the state of my own lungs, though they are doing much better. I keep waiting for the post=smoking cough where one's lungs clean out. I am coughing right now but that's due to sinus drainage.