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Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Reusing my favorite groundhog drawing thus far. I’m actually on a break at work right now, and I don’t have time to draw a new one. Plus I just like this one.

So. Fifteen years of us not smoking! Whaaaaaat! Wooo!
Combined stats, as of the 15 year, 9 hour, 7 minute mark:
$57,533.48 not spent!
191,778 NOT SMOKED!!

Hot diggity dog! :) :) :)


Saturday, February 4th, 2017

groundhog day 2017 smaller

And now, as of a few days ago, thirteen years of not smoking! I’m not sure when this happened: I no longer ever think about how it would be nice to have a cigarette. I used to sometimes think that if disaster struck and I lost everything and everyone, then I could take it up again. My brain* doesn’t even go there any more. Perhaps because these days, we’re all rocketing toward disaster faster than we ever have? And I’m very busy coping?

Anyhoo. No stats this time. However! I took the stats from the last 7 years, and put them into a neat little make-a-graph program for kids because I know nothing of graphing, and voilĂ !
stats by year

You can project where the numbers might be if we had numbers for this year. (Currently arguing with my computer about why no numbers this year. You don’t want to know.)

So, lucky thirteen is lucky! We’re so glad to be quit!


* My waking brain, that is. I do still dream about smoking once in a while. But I always feel bad doing it, like I am failing. I’ve tried to train myself to recognize that I am dreaming if I am smoking — because hey! If I’m going to be dream-smoking, I might as well be aware it’s only a dream so I can enjoy it, right? — but that hasn’t worked yet.

Twelve years woo hoo!

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

happy little groundhog for 2016

Well I’m ashamed there have been no posts at all between Groundhog Day posts this time. And happy to be celebrating another year of success! Stats today, combined for the two of us:

Not spent: $51,141
Not smoked: 153,423



Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

groundhog 2015 smaller

Yesterday we had our 11th anniversary of Q-U-I-T-T-I-N-G. Woo!

Our combined numbers this time (as of today, so 11 + one day):

Almost $46,895 not spent
Over 140,680 not smoked


Ten Years Ten Years Ten Ten Ten!

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Happy Snowman!

Yay for us!
Our combined stats:

Money not spent = over $42,600
Cigarettes not smoked = over 127,800 (Bleah!)

Now, how shall we celebrate?