Originally Posted by polka123
I had offers from people to WALK up to the store in the HOT Phoenix - 110deg heat to get me smokes to shut me up!
I know the pain.
My mom was like this. She tried to quit so many times when we growing up and would have heart palpitations and feel sick. She was so grouchy and she'd always end up smoking again. She finally quit for good in her late 60s. My Dad quit when he was in his early 60s. I wonder if it is easier to quit when you are older? My MIL and her gentlemen friend were heavy smokers. DH had to ask them to smoke outside when they came to visit because they seemed to smoke even more when they were around each other. They both quit about a year or two ago. My MIL was saying that she didn't smoke that much, she could smoke a pack in the course of a party, but how often do you go to parties? I think there was definitely a social component for her because my dh says she started smoking more once she became involved with a man who smoked.
FRM, I have been sick and last night after dh finally got home, I gave him Jessie and went to bed. I was going to tell him to give her some avocado, but I figured he wouldn't want to touch it. There were sliced up homegrown peaches in a bowl, but I didn't think of those. So when I finally came down last night I found out that she had eaten: mini marshmallows, some air popped popcorn that I popped for the gerbils that morning, american cheese, deli turkey. OKaaaaaay! I told him about the avocados and he said, "I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole." He said he gave her a lot of water and a lot of it came out, so he stopped. She ended up drinking a lot of water when I had her, so I guess that turkey was too salty.