110 Comments on “For all those times…”

  1. #2

    Congratulations! I will also be hitting my 2 year since quitting on June 2nd. I am proud of myself for quitting, and my family reminds me alot that they are proud of me too. Go Us! We are Quitters!

  2. #7
    Christine Campbell

    It makes me happier than you could ever imagine when someone quits smoking for good.
    You should be so proud of yourself!!

  3. #8
    Joanne Hodges

    go you!! Congratulations Cathy – that’s an awesome anniversary to be celebrating – I’m quite sure your lungs and kids thank you!

  4. #10


    I am going to do the month of April and I have almost all of my supplies ready to go!
    Can’t wait….just hope I have something worth writing about! And I wish it would be that I quit smoking!

  5. #12
    Deborah P

    Congratulations, Cathy!! You go, girl! And Jane, wouldn’t it be wonderful if 2 years from now, when Cathy posts her 4 year anniversary of being smoke-free, you could chime in that it’s your 2nd anniversary???? πŸ™‚

  6. #14
    lynn whelan

    what’s my favorite thing here, aside from your being smoke-free for 2 whole years. (i shit you not) it’s the cut flowers! i’m sorry but that has always been one of my favorite sayings, and it just feels so darn good to add it back to my vocabulary.

  7. #25

    Congratulations. I have my big 2 coming up in May and I also have the same weight as you. It is a long journey.

  8. #28
    Tracy Wallace

    Congrats Cathy, as a cold-turkey quitter myself, I applaud you and your lungs!

    Now, for a detail question…..what is the stamp (or maybe they’re rub ons) used for the “years” part of your tag?

    Thanks and enjoy your smoke free day πŸ™‚

  9. #31
    Shelly in the NW

    WOW!!! Yea You!
    i have always been thankful i never took up that habit, especially since my dad was a 3-pack-a-day-er πŸ™ It seems to be one of the hardest things to quit. So yea you!!! whooo hooooo.

  10. #33

    Woo hoo you!! πŸ˜€

    I celebrated 2 years smoke-free on February 1st of this year.


  11. #34

    You can’t see me right now but I’m giving you a HUGE standing O right now. Way to go Cathy!!!

  12. #42

    yipee ya hoo and good for you! (and your family too!) ok, how geeky was that? but the yahoo is very heartfelt. keep it up! πŸ™‚

  13. #45

    Congratulations! Treat yourself to something really great today. Giving up smoking is VERY difficult, I know, it took me oh, about five tries to finally quit for good. That was, wow, 16 years ago, March 11.
    BTW just finished reading C&S the Sequel, cover to cover last night. LOVE it. Love your style. I now have a long list of projects I can’t wait to get started.

  14. #50
    Sharon F.

    WhaaaHoo! Its a super duper big deal. I am so proud of you. I know its a hard thing to do…keep at it everyday!

    sharon f.

  15. #52

    You know Jemaine and Bret aren’t here right now but if they were I’m sure they’d say… aww yeah, that’s pretty cool aye. high five.

  16. #53

    Congratulations Cathy! You should celebrate with a nice long … walk, breathing in and out deeply, feeling the fantastic fresh air in your lungs!! And, on this Happy St. Patrick’s Day…

    As you slide down the bannister of life,
    May the splinters never point the wrong way.
    Irish Blessing

  17. #55
    Sue in Grapevine

    Congratulations! I’m proud of you!
    We studied about addictions @ church & the research shows that it’s harder to quit cigarettes than it is to get off heroin!
    Think of how much more of your children’s lives you’ll be able to share!
    You definitely made the right choice.

  18. #56

    Congrats, Cathy…it’s awesome for YOU, but really really awesome for your kids, and also your grandkids. Gotta do all we can to make sure we’re around to enjoy them….even if it is down the road a ways.

  19. #57

    Ok just placed the order for my last set of stamps I need to start by April book! I was lucky enough to get just the numbers I needed from company believe it or not…..I don’t need the letters and in my conversation with the guy he said he had a set that had bad letters in it and if I wanted he would send me just the numbers…WOOHOOO! Uh, YES and for only 10 bucks!

    And I did see the pioneer woman web site this morning and cracked up! I think someone is trying to tell me something!


  20. #61

    Way to go, Cathy! That IS a BIG deal!!! I say we throw you a party where we can all eat excessively while we celebrate you being smoke free! What do you say? I’ll plan to eat a nice big slice of chocolate cake tonight, on your account! Good job! (P.S. Do you have issues now with your garbage overflowing?)

  21. #62

    yay you! funny cause today I came across a journal page that reminded me that it has been four years for me. my dad recently quit smoking after 50+ years. not an easy thing to do! I am so happy for you! you go girl! now we get to have you around longer! this is good!

  22. #66

    Congratulations Cathy – keep fighting the good fight! I quit cold turkey 10 years ago on Feb. 1 – it was the hardest thing I ever did – but the best thing. I hope you did something special today to celebrate this great achievement!!
    Val in NJ

  23. #67
    ngaire Bartlam

    Go you indeed.
    the only thing better than a fabulous woman with talent, class , and wit to burn.. is that woman with happy lungs and smoke free breath and hair! :))


  24. #68

    Yes! I too am very proud of having done this. You go indeed. We’ll have far fewer wrinkles and age spots, while we are living much longer.

  25. #69
    Judy in Carefree

    Good for you! I never smoked, but my hubby quit a little over two years ago and I’m so proud of him and you too, because I know it wasn’t easy!

  26. #75
    kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

    now that makes me happy! The more smoke free people we have, the better!
    My dad would have been 71 today……..but the nasty habit took his life at 64.
    I know it must be one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. congrats!

  27. #82

    As my 2 year old DS loves to say, BRAVO!!!

    And yes he says it at the top of his lungs, so you must also read it that way. πŸ˜‰

    All kidding aside. It’s a great thing you have done for yourself and all who love you. Seriously, Bravo!

  28. #84
    Melissa Miller

    I normally just lurk on your blog but I want to say great job!!! I know it’s hard to quit. My brother is trying again. Awesome!!!

  29. #94
    Melissa Cavanaugh

    Hey Ms. Cathy
    I did not have time to post yesterday, but I wanted to go ahead and tell you congrats on the smoke free thing! How awesome is that?!? You rock my friend, happy st. paddy’s day as well…

  30. #97

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know it is hard thing to quit! ..believe me I KNOW!! Keep it up!!!

  31. #98

    WTG Cathy! two years is amazing, you should be so darn proud of yourself for being able to say 2 yrs., of course you should know now that you can stay this way for many more years. This is one of the things you talk about on your blog that helps me and my goal to keep as an ex-smoker. Hopefully someday I will be able to say 2 yr. anniversary, too.

  32. #99

    You’ve got it right! As one who’s in that particular sisterhood with you, I know that it’s SUPER BIG! Congratulations to you.

  33. #101

    It’s not like you need another comment (wow – 100!!) but I just have to tell you “way to go girl!” for quitting smoking. Love these tags and I started making my own. Also – thank you so much for the David Bowie video. Loved finding that as I LOOOVE that song and it’s my “David Bowie” favorite. Loved the different versions of it. Thanks! Keep up the good work! πŸ˜€

  34. #102

    Congrats! My hubby is an ex smoker & my brother has tried quitting so many times, I lost count. Good for you, it isn’t easy, but so worth it!

  35. #105

    HI Cathy – congratulations on the two years of fag free life!!

    Question – I recently had to have my hard drive replaced, and lost my much loved ss mono font…but I can’t remember where I got it (apart from something to do with Simple of course!) Please could you tell me where to find it again……

  36. #106

    That is wonderful! Your hubby and kids and all those who love you I’m sure are so proud– and thankful to know you will be around much longer!! Way to go!!

  37. #107

    That is wonderful! Your hubby and kids and all those who love you I’m sure are so proud– and thankful to know you will be around much longer!! Way to go!!

  38. #109

    I celebrated my 2 year escape from smoke prison in January. I hope to celebrate my return to my normal weight soon.

  39. #110
    Barb A. Stewart

    WOW, that’s fabulous Cathy~! I love hearing people say that they’ve quit smoking! I really believe that my parents would still be around had they quit early on.
    Your family must be so proud and happy for you!
    Congratulations & Keep up the good work!

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