Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Hey guys sorry for disappearing like this. Had a little too much on my plate, physically, mentally and emotionally. College was crazy, dad was over, had to handle too many unexpected series of bad news.

Now I am trying to quit smoking - and it's not easy. Just had two today... So have been pretty much residing [read that as hiding] in my shell. It takes so much effort even to peak out. I'm slightly imbalanced that way. But today I thought I must.

Waiting for some pretty big news which I will get in around ten days so wish me luck and remember me in your prayers.

Nervous as hell about it!


Jean-Luc Picard said...

It'll be interesting to hear more.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

will do honey! and quitting smoking is so important. ask me. i got lung cancer 15 months ago. was it from smoking? i don't know, but i smoked 20 years ago and it could be. try really really hard, k???

smiles. bee

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what happened to you. Keep us in the loop on this 'big new', K?

Amel's Realm said...

Hi, Amber, glad to have you back!

Sorry to hear about your crazy days. GOOD LUCK in trying to quit smoking and in the big news!

So your b'day's coming soon, eh? That's GREAT! ;-D

Pen and the Sword said...

Hello, I am new to your blog and have been reading some of your older posts. Glad to see you back.

I have tried to quit smoking several times in my life and am still smoking. I think quitting smoking is probably one of the hardest habits to break. I wish you the best of luck with that!

noisms said...

Chewing gum. That's what helped me quit. Whenever you need a cigarette, just pop in a wrigley's extra or something. You have to buy a lot of gum, but it's cheaper than tobacco, at least.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Hey I miss you! Have been checking your blog and wondering where you have been.
Hope things work out well for you.
And yes, you are always in my prayer.

Joseph said...

Smoking usually leaves me feeling hungry and tired and hi......

wait a minute....

Titania Starlight said...

I totally understand about life being crazy. Sending positive thoughts your way for that big news. :o)

Rambler said...

Best of luck for quitting smoking, I am sure you would not regret this later.

hope to see you write more soon :)

John said...

Good to have you back in the blogging world. Sorry to hear that there has been bad news in your life.

It will be a pleasurre to keep you in my prayers. Let us know how things turn out.

Good luck with the smoking thing, too.

surjit said...

My best wishes to you, Random Magus.
God bless.

Mariuca said...

Hi Amber, thanks for visiting me last night! Hope all is okay with u now and good luck with ur mission to quit smoking! :):):)

Genie Princess

keeyit said...

Welcome back.. Sorry for those bad news.. Be strong and good luck..

i*maginate said...

Hi! Already said a lil prayer 4u :-)

Hope things go well, and good luck with giving up smoking. I suppose the smoking ban in the malls might help to a slight degree, that is, if you're a mallgoer, which I suppose all of us are to a certain extent in Dubai!


WaterLearner said...

Hey Amber!

You would be in my prayers. Don't be too nervous ok?

Ingrid said...

I am glad to see you post. I am sorry things have been crazy lately.

Good luck in your efforts to quit smoking. I used to smoke a lot. Quitting is hard, but can definitely be done.

Bilbo said...

Welcome back, and good luck with whatever the mystery news is...I hope it turns out as you wish. And keep up with the effort to quit smoking, because we'll have the pleasure of your digital company that much longer! Quitting can be done: I've never smoked, but Agnes did when we first met...as soon as she decided she liked me, and knew I didn't like the habit, she quit cold turkey and hasn't had a cigarette since. Hang in there! Bilbo.

QUASAR9 said...

Nervous as hell about it
And trying to give up smoking at the same time ...

like a cat on a hot tin roof comes to mind

All The Best!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Delighted to see you checking in here, Amber. I also do the "turtle" think when life gets a little overwhelming. I hope things start going better for you now. You can bet we'll all be watching for that ten day news update! :-)

meleah rebeccah said...

yeay! a post! whoo hooo. cant wait to hear more.

good luck with trying to quit smoking. its not easy!

Random Magus said...

Jean-Luc Picard:
Ten Days... :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea):
I just wish I had never started but it's been more than 10 years now...

Will do - if there's anything to keep in the loop about though.

Amel's Realm:
Yep - it's close

Pen and the Sword:
Hey welcome and thanks for stopping by. It really is - although honestly I have never even tried to quit before. I wish I had.

Now I know why people put on weight when they quite for the past two days whenever I've had a really terrible urge I have eaten something instead said...

The Real Mother Hen:
Thank you :)

Random Magus said...

Hi - I think smoking for me is more of a reflex habit. I don't smoke much - maximum 10 a day but lately with all the news I've been surrounded with, I want to quit.

Titania Starlight:
Thank you - I really really need them :)

I have to - its like a challemge now!

John said...
It's good to be back - and thank you for your prayers. Really truly :)


Thank you - I really need to stop

Random Magus said...

Thank you...

Thanks - I didn't think there would ever come a day when I would be saying - great to that. Shows how selfish we all are. When the ban was imposed I was among the fore-runners in complaining about our right to smoke and now here i am on the other side and heaving a sigh of relief that at least at malls we are legally not allowed to smoke :)

Trying not to be. Thank you!

I need to hear that - it can be done, it can be done, it can be done :)

Wow - cold turkey. I'm SO impressed!
It ain't easy


Josie Two Shoes:
Hey. It's really cowardly of me but I just hide and wait to be strong again before I make contact with others.

meleah rebeccah:
It is dawning on me just how difficult it is. So I'm doing it in stages. From two a day to one to none!

Sarcasm Abounds said...

Wish you luck...


the domestic minx said...

So glad you're back, darling!!
Peeking in every day and finding nothing new was doing my head in with worry!!
Do hope all is ok..
I will be on tenterhooks waiting for this announcement!!
Eek! What is it!!
Fingers crossed, of course.


Bobby said...

I used to smoke! I actually would smoke while jogging...LOL! People looked at me like I was crazy but I just couldn't wait.

Good luck with whatever it is!

Ricardo said...

Well I hope the news you await is good news and life can throw a lot at you at once. Good to see you back. Sending good vibes your way.

HollyGL said...

Oh, Amber, quitting smoking was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I had smoked off and on since I was 20, quite for six years once, started up again, and quit again a little over two years ago. Its tough, but not impossible. You'll do it, I know you will.

Blur Ting said...

Stay cool, and keep us posted. I wish everything turn out alright for you.

Stealth said...

You will thank yourself for having the willpower to quit smoking. I still want to buy myself a drink for kicking that nasty habit.

zero_zero_one said...

Good luck in quitting smoking and with whatever big news you are waiting on!

Thanks for your comments, I'll be returning the favour from now on :)

Phil said...

Hang in there with quiting smoking. Keep your eyes on the prize. What are the things that you want most? Keep that before you all the time. Write it on the mirror, write notes to yourself, whatever it takes. You'll get down the road and find the hold to lessen. I'll be praying.

Zakman said...

Just tobacco? That's cool.

Enjoy it. After all, it was Oscar Wilde who said, "A cigarette is the perfect kind of a perfect pleasure."


Michelle said...

Hi Amber

So many of us have had mad, bad busy times lately. Sending you a big ((hug)) and lots of "I hate smoking" thoughts to your tastebuds ;-)

Hope your "news in ten days" brings you peace.

Liara Covert said...

I know people who have managed to quite smoking even after a 30 year addiction. Perseverence will pay off. The only person who can change you is yourself. Believe in your potential and a bigger world opens than one you already know.

John said...

Hey Amber,
Just noting the calendar puts your ten days at tomorrow. My prayers are with you. I hope that the smoking thing is working out for you, too.

Random Magus said...

Sarcasm Abounds:
Thank you I need it

the domestic minx:
Thank you my dearest Minx :)

So did you quit and how?

Thank you

I have been pretty okay about it - couldn't do it cold turkey have cut down to one maximum two but it aint easy. I have been smoking for decades as well :(

Blur Ting:
Thank you. So do I

I am cursing myself for starting that's for sure.

The good thing is that my home city is suddenly turning from a smokers' haven to politically correct as far as smoking is concerned.

Concentrating on just that!

Ahh! Oscar Wilde - one of absolute favorites

I wish I had never started - how I wish :(

Liara Covert:
I am doing pretty well - I think - down to only one a day :)

Will find out Monday :)