Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. It's time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We'd all like that.

So here's this weeks question: What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Quit smoking. It took me 18 months from the last cigarette until I felt like I'd kicked the habit. My poor husband. Little did I know that I was also going through the change too. Again I say, my poor husband.
Today is the 10th annual Wombat Day. Wombat Day is held annually to honor wild wombats. It’s a day of chocolate, wine gums, fireworks, and good times. You can read more about it here. Happy Wombat Day!
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  1. Well, that might be a little bit TOO real for a comedy blog so I will say losing 50 pounds and keeping it off... while I try to lose the OTHER 50 pounds. Howzabout that? Because that's the truth. Boy howdy, is it ever!

    big hugs honey xoxo

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    1. Losing weight is not easy. And keeping it off is even harder. I can so relate. :)

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  2. Quitting smoking for me wasn't so bad once I put my mind to it. Dieting has always been pretty tough to do and I'm certainly no good at it.
    I wish I would have known earlier about Wombat day I would have taken the day off to celebrate :)

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    1. Dieting is way easier than the quitting smoking. Way easier and it's pretty hard. :)

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  3. The most difficult thing that I have had to do was watch my mother slip into the abyss known as alzheimers. I can still remember the day that she no longer recognized who I was. Painful, doesn't begin to describe it. I didn't lose my mother the day she passed away, I lost her the day she no longer knew who I was.

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    1. My mother had ASL. That was pretty bad too. When you can no longer communicate it's awful. I'm sorry this happened to you. :)

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  4. Losing weight...hahaha! and I'm far from being done :)

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    1. Yes, that's a tough one for most of us Rocks. :)

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  5. seeing sarge wither away in front of my eyes into nothing but a memory. roche' says his is not having a boyfriend "at the moment". (his words)

    hugs, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. I loved Sarge too honey. I know this was a very dark time for you. I'm just so glad I got to spend some time with the both of you. :)

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  6. Definitely have my stroke, waking up after intensive care, not being able to speak, being paralyzed, on the right hand side of my body, being in the hospital for months and having seizures, 2 brain operations and learning to have to walk again and talk again. But the worst was looking into my wife's eyes and see the fear that she had especially since she was pregnant at the time. Thank God, after 37 years, I'm still here to enjoy my family and friends. I hate just thinking about it but that's life.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday Sandee. See ya.

    Paul

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    1. So glad you recovered, Paul.

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    2. Yep, that would have been awful. You survived and watched your children grow up too. That's awesome. :)

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    3. I'm glad Paul recovered too Jean(ie). :)

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    4. I know how tough that could have been Paul.

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    5. Yes Haddock, he was so young when this happened to him. :(

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    6. Paul- you are so lucky to have "weathered" that storm- and your wife is so very fortunate to have you here with her- likewise you too are so very fortunate.

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  7. Move to where I am now. I had to leave all my friends etc. etc. But stopping smoking is one hard thing to do too. I did that also. Cancer helped me do that.
    Have a great great day Sandee.

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    1. Leaving where you are comfortable isn't easy one bit. You sure do have all your babies though. :)

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  8. Happy Wombat Day, Sandee!! This is the first I ever knew of a Wombat Day. And I don't know much about Wombats. I'll read your link, perhaps mention it on my blogs.

    ♪♪Happy Wombat Day to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Wombat Day to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Wombat Day Dear Sandee,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Wombat Day to you.♪♪

    Quitting smoking was fairly hard for me, it took me 26 years to stop (ages 17-43 were 'smoking years'). Finally I switched to chewing tobacco and dipping snuff. Those were so nasty to use, the spitting and the finding places to spit with an inside job, that I just weaned down on the nicotine. It was easier that way.
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    1. Oh yes, eating donuts was the easiest thing I ever stopped doing. I have not eaten a donut now going on ten years.

      Once a friend baked me a birthday cake but inside it was all donuts and then smothered outside with frosting. They didn't seem like donuts with the first bite. But it wasn't right for cake and I spit it all out. That was a dirty trick.
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    2. :) :( :)) :(( =)) =D> :D :P :-O :-?

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    3. I tried quitting many times and finally it worked. I think I would have been dead by now if I'd kept smoking. :)

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    4. That friend wasn't very nice with that donut cake. Not one bit Jim. :)

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    5. :) d-) w-) :-O

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  9. Quitting smoking was terribly hard ... as is losing weight. If I have to pick one over the other, I guess I'd say losing weight is tougher because the battle lasts longer. :) Hope you have a excellent day Sandee.

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    1. I take the losing weight rather than going through the quitting smoking. That was pure Hades. :)

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  10. Keeping a wife...they keep leaving me. I may have figured it out, but you never know.

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    1. I think Mrs. C. is here to stay. :)

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  11. The hardest thing I've ever had to do is say goodbye to my grandma. Stellar, wonderful woman she was, and a nasty cancer took her from us too. Not at all what I would have wanted for her. And I still miss her, but I've made my peace with her being gone. :)

    LOL to your two big changes at once. Your husband was probably very glad when things got back to routine. ;)

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    1. Grandmas are special people indeed. I lost both of mine in the 70s. I still miss them too.

      Whenever hubby and I talk about that time he always says "it was interesting" and that means it was horrible. :)

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  12. Thank you for the Wombat Day post, Sandee! I'm glad I don't have to quit eating chocolate. I don't think I could do it.
    Happy Wombat Day!

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    1. You're most welcome Binky. I'm off to get some more chocolate. :)

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    2. You can have all the chocolate you want, of course. And during Wombat Day, all goodies are totally calorie free!

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    3. I didn't know it was calorie free today. More chocolate please. :)

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  13. For me it was definitely having to lose weight after not knowing I had Diabetes for 2 years which caused a heart attack, but fortunately after I lost the weight I no longer needed to take insulin and still don't. w-)

    Well done for managing to quit smoking y-)

    Have a tanfastic day Sandee :-h

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    1. I'm glad you lost the weight and no longer need medication. That rocks Steve. :)

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  14. Are you kidding ... It's easy to quit, I've done it hundreds of times. Actually, I quit 7 years ago and it wasn't too bad because I got Mrs. Woodsterman to quit at the same time. c-)

    Hardest decision was to quit the telephone company after two years of service when my father asked me to work for him. Easiest decision was to go back to the telephone company after two years of working for my father. c-)

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    1. I quit hundreds of times too. Hubby never smoked, and I'm so happy I quit. The best thing I've ever done.

      Yikes on the telephone company and your father. Glad you went back to where you belonged. :)

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  15. Giving myself courage. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    1. That can be tough too. I think you're doing fine Catherine. :)

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  16. Visiting my friend in the hospital right after she delivered her stillborn baby.

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    1. Oh that would be terrible hard. Terribly hard. :(

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  17. Um, wow. This one is really making me think. I guess the hardest thing I have had to do, and continue to do is live with my mistakes. I don't take it lightly to screw up, but it is very hard for me to forgive myself, forget and move on.

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    1. Yet you need to dust yourself off and move on. You can't go back and fix what's done. :)

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  18. Hmmmm - there have been a few things I guess - but I think the most recent was breast cancer - I was lucky - but it was still a big deal. lol

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    1. Yes, it was a big deal and you're now on the back side of all that ugly. We're happy about that. :)

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  19. Losing my beloved Grandmother the day after my 15th birthday. I still miss her decades later.

    Thanks for the info about Wombat Day... I can now justify the huge cheesecake I bought at the supermarket today. *wink*wink*

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    1. I so understand missing your grandmother. Mine have been gone since the 70s and I still miss them.

      Enjoy the cheesecake in honor of Wombat Day. :)

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  20. Happy Wombat Day! While i'm not sure it's the hardest thing i've ever done, it's been very difficult going through major depressions with no medical help of any kind.

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    1. Yikes, why no medical help? You seem like such an up person. I would have never guessed. :)

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  21. the hardest thing so far for me has been biting & picking at my nails. just about everyone on my mother's side of the family did it, so I grew up with the nasty habit. It is still a struggle when I am stressed or really bored. I'd like to lose weight, but not sure how, except totally cutting out chocolate & that is never gonna happen!!
    Happy Wombat day to you too, Sandee!

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    1. Hubby bites his nails too. He'll never quit either. I just ignore it. He tries, but he is going to bite his nails period.

      Losing weight? What a pain for many of us. :)

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  22. That's a great question. Perhaps my trip to the funeral home when by wife passed away!

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    1. That would be most horrible. Big hugs my friend. :)

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  23. Hardest thing I've ever had to do? Smoking was always social for me- so it wasn't hard to quit....probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do was tell my dad I would not put up with his abusive treatment of me and my sibs. He did a 180 after our mom died and he took up with a woman younger than my kids....who turned him against us and demanded ridiculous "confessions" from us. It was an insane time and I just walked away....really hard but to "stay" and put up with her demands would have tarnished my memories of how our dad had been when our mom was alive. It was like being in a really bad movie. Seroiusly. True confessions.

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    1. Oh honey, I'm so sorry. That sounds more than awful. :)

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  24. I understand smoking is a hard habit to quit.
    That's exciting you were able to do that.

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    1. It was the hardest thing I've ever done and I was a cop for 25 years. :)

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  25. I lost 70 pounds once. That was a pretty big accomplishment! I've kept it off for almost 15 years now, so that's an accomplishment, too! I do gain a few pounds and lose them every now and then but I mostly keep it under control.

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    1. I'm so glad you're got control of your weight. That rocks Stephanie. :)

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  26. I agree with you Sandee. Quitting smoking was the toughest

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    1. It sure was for me Tony. The absolute toughest thing I've ever done. :)

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