That's how long it's been since the Evil Twin had his last cigarette! He had started talking about quitting in November or December. We did some research on quitting. One website suggested choosing a day a couple of weeks or so in the future and then stick to being smoke free by that day. He chose January 15.
He had half a pack left on the evening of January 14th. He smoked his last cigarette that night and just walked away from them. I cleaned up all the evidence of smoking. He only smoked in the workshop room or outside, but I gathered up ashtrays, cleaned them and stored them - we do have friends who smoke, so I thought it would be nice to have at least one ashtray on hand.
I socially smoked with the Evil Twin. I'd have a glass of wine and join him for a cigarette, so I ended up sneaking off to finish the half pack. The first night I had a glass of wine and no cigarette was, surprisingly, an adjustment for me as well. I wasn't addicted to them like him, but it was part of my/our routine. That's when we'd have our conversations about our day, just the two of us.
At the time, Buddy was about 7 years old and would play in his room while we skittered off for a smoke.
I'm proud of the Evil Twin for quitting and sticking to it! Just think how much money we've saved over the last 5 years! And, the cigs are even more expensive today than they were back then!
Also, Thursday was apparently delurker day. I didn't get the memo about that and already had something lined up, so I didn't participate on that day. However, if you're a lurker here, pipe up and leave a comment! You can even do so anonymously, but leave your initials or your general location. I want to know about my readers!
Thanks, guys and gals!