Limerick to Linda

There once was a gal who was inflicted

To cigarettes she was addicted

She’s decided to quit

But she feels like shit

Though her success will be depicted

Today is day 3 for my sister Linda.  She has not had a cigarette since 7 AM on Monday morning.  She woke up and had that last cigarette not knowing it would be her last ever.  She decided the only way for her to quit would be to go COLD TURKEY.  Quitters and researchers alike say that when you go cold turkey, day 3 is the hardest.  If you feel so inclined, send your well wishes for Linda’s success in the comments of this blog or e-mail them to me.  I know she will appreciate them.  And she has dial-up.  So whenever she gets a craving she just logs onto e-mail, surfs the web, or reads my blog.  By the time she does that, the craving passes.  So lets give her something to get through a craving with.



11 Responses to “Limerick to Linda”

  1. Kelly Says:

    YOU CAN DO IT LINDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    when you get a craving, do something that can completely take your mind away from the craving…

    if you are doing a certain task think about each piece of the task as you complete it… break it down in your mind as though you were trying to teach someone that has never done it before…

    also you should buy a bunch of balloons and blow them up each time you get a craving…

    you can do it… it will be a struggle.. but you can do it because you want to, because your lungs will thank you…as will your heart… and your good friend Ruth!!!

    good luck, i wish you the best!!!!

  2. Your other sister (Linda) Says:

    Thanks, a whole blog about me. This might just go to my head. Anyone interested in quitting smoking I strongly recommend you go to Until I read some of that info I had a very twisted opinion of tobacco. I’m on day three which is supposed to be the hardest but I’m actually doing pretty good. Thank you for the encouragement.
    Love Linda

  3. Carrie Says:

    Go Linda…girls and I love you and will continue e-mailing you as much as possible to provide distraction.

  4. DOUG Says:

    i keep clear of roosevelt win the outher sister has pms or is trying to quit smoking

  5. Will Says:

    Way to go Linda! If you ever run into problems and just feel the need to smoke, try heroin instead. Its worse for you and its illegal but at least you won’t be smoking cigarettes. With a will as strong as yours I’m sure you’ll keep up the non-smoking lifestyle. Best of luck!

  6. Keri Says:

    Wha-hoo! It’s 2pm and you’re doing great! Just think, in just 8 hours or so you’ll be fast asleep and soon enough it’ll be day 4. Day 4 is easy! Studies show that day 4 is actually easier than day 40. Well, maybe that’s a lie but you should totally be thinking that.
    …day 4 is easier than day 40
    …day 4 is easier than day 40
    …day 4 is easier than day 40

  7. Mikey Says:

    YAY Linda!!

    You can do it!! It’s 5:00pm and you’re closer and closer! Pain now for healthier lungs later!!

    Good luck!

  8. Erin Says:

    Quit it, sister.

  9. Riley Says:

    Aunt Linda,
    I am happy you quit smoking but a little sad that maybe you will yell more now. Its okay though, I would rather have you live to be 100 or even 107. Love you, miss you, bye bye. Riley

  10. Linda Says:

    I am actually happier now and yell a lot less. I promise the visit this weekend will be yell free ( at least 80%, maybe even 85%).
    Love you, miss you, see you. Auntie Linda

  11. tonya cinnamon Says:

    yay linda!!!! chew pencils, gum , taffy hard candy anything when the craving hits 🙂
    or drink lots of coffee 😀
    so proud you decided to quit!!!! i wish my mom would shes only 55 😦

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