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10 hours ago

A Query... in And So It Goes....

Has anyone ever tried Nicorette lozenges to quit smoking. They were what I chose as a smoking deterrent. What was your experience?


I found this recipe online. Here goes… 2 pounds dried elbow pasta 3 large hard-boiled eggs 3 celery stalks, diced 1/2 medium onion, diced 1 (6.4 ounce) pouch chunk light tuna, in water 1 (30 ounc...


Today, I completed three hours of outreach. A debilitated individual on oxygen asked me to get their mail for them. I sent a get well card and treats to an individual whom suffers from lung disor...


17 hours ago

"Quit Day" in And So It Goes....

Today, initially I am going to try to join the ranks of the non-smokers by using Nicorette lozenges and other coping strategies. Wish me luck! I will have a more detailed entry on this subject, l...


We are having absolutely beautiful weather here, in the Upper Ohio Valley. We are having sunny skies with highs in the mid-eighties! A friend of mine moved out of the building, la...


Things have settled down in my life, somewhat. Bear was told by his case manager that, for insurances purposes, he must stick with the same in-home care agency, of which he was not to happy to fi...


This afternoon, Bear made the decision, entirely of his own free will, that it would be best for everyone involved, if he fired his caregiver and quit the agency. He said that he felt as if a wei...


I will bet you that for the last 5 and 1/2 years, I have gone outside every morning, to take trash out to the dumpster, and to have a smoke. I have not been out there. You would think that someon...


My appointment went well. She would like to see me in three months. She asked me how I was doing on my medications. I told her that I was doing well on them. She asked me about my hypothyroidism....


My wake up time was 4:30 am. This morning, I have an appt. w/ the nurse practitioner at the behavioral health agency, via skype. I am going to mention to her about the problems that I have had in...


I found this recipe online. Here goes… 1 box ( 3.4 ounces ) instant pistachio pudding mix 1 can ( 20 ounces ) crushed pineapple in juice 1 container ( 8 ounces ) Cool Whip 1 and 1/2 cups mini mar...


It is not so bad. It’s really not. Actually, instead of going outside to smoke, I accomplished some extra things at home. For example, I wrote a letter to the local nursing home, asking them if I...


My wake-up time was 4:30am. I moved through my morning routine, trying to go about quietly, so as not to upset any of my neighbors. I was thinking about the “outside situation”, feeling as if I w...


Several times before, I attended the day treatment program. I was…“encouraged” to attend. I was told by former therapists and case managers that it would be…“beneficial”. This time around, it is...


I used to take my trash out to the dumpster. I now throw it down the rubbish shute on my floor, provided it does not contain anything metal or glass. I no longer go to the gazebo to smoke. It is ...


Well, it is official.....I have become an indoor person. I.e.-I now have an innate fear of going outside of the building. It is unfortunate, but it is what it is. I have a game plan. If I talk to...


This morning, I was coming back from the gazebo, after smoking a cigar. As I was walking through the parking lot to go back into the building, I passed this guy. I would tend to say that he may h...


Yesterday, I visited an elderly friend in my building. I gave her some magazines to read, and a bracelet with religious photos on it. She is a Catholic. She loved it. It really made her day. That...


At 11 am, I see a therapist. I will have much to discuss, but very little time. This afternoon, Bear and I are going to Walmart, via the social services van. It is warm and cloudy where I live. I...


May 17, 2018

"Gertrude" in And So It Goes....

There is a little clique going in the building. I have nothing against those whom consume alcohol, but the truth be known, there are a select three that get together and drink routinely. One of t...


This afternoon, the van driver took me to the food pantry through the First Christian Church, then we went to the next town over to another food pantry. I am pretty well-stocked as far as groceri...


I passed inspection. My landlord told me that my apartment looked pretty good. Bear also passed. I guess from what my landlord told Bear, he is allowed to smoke in his apartment until Aug. 1, unl...


It is going on 12pm. They have yet to come to inspect my apartment. At 11 am, they go to lunch, so I assumed it was ok to go outside for a smoke, which I did. Bear was out there, smoking and read...


I am ready and simply waiting for my landlord or the HUD inspector to knock on my door. Wish me luck! :)


I was trying to get ahold of the van driver. She dines at Eat ‘n’ Park, occasionally and I have 2 coupons redeemable for 2 pieces of strawberry pie if you each purchase a meal. They’re free. She ...


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