Wow...my quit counter popped up today and congratulated me on 9 months of no smoking! I still can't believe it. :) I do have to say that the last week has been pretty stressful, and I was actually out having a good time with friends when I reached for the pack of smokes without even thinking about it. Thankfully, my brain told me it was not right before my hand even hit the pack, but it was creepy the way that those actions are just so embedded. Crazy. I am very proud. It was rather fitting that we went to see Alice in the hospital (she has had pneumonia), and this guy walked out the front door pushing his IV cart as we walked in. Mike looked at me and said that used to be me trying to figure out how to get a smoke whenever I could. To all the smokers out there, I have to say that life is so much better when you aren't contantly feeling that way. I never in a million years thought I would say that, but if you give up on it forever, the pains of it do go away. I seriously do not ever want one now. I occassionally have a "by habit" feeling or action that starts to occur but my brain will usually quickly correct it now.
We went to the parent team practice tonight (the Silver Cats). It was really, really fun. I wasn't sure what it was going to be like, but we stunted and jumped and giggled. It was way more fun that I thought it would be, and it was good exercise too!
I have to say that this last week has been pretty stressful on me. Having your company purchased, even when you know it is going to happen and are involved in it pre-sale, is a stressful and hard thing to deal with. Some of it is emotional like realizing that the name that you have worked so hard to build up will go away. Some of it is practical like trying to determine who will do what. Some of it is just annoying because it is. Hopefully, we will do a better job of it than some of the companies that have done it recently.