So we returned from the beach, showered off the sand and salt, and took to the balcony for another Dragon Stout.
Now it's been three or so weeks since I started using the patch, and I don't want to sound like I'm completely rationalizing here, but I went from being a pack a day smoker to no cigs, and that is the ultimate goal. No cigs. But, honestly, it was vacation. So I allotted myself a maximum of two cigs in the evening. I wasn't even sure if I was going to give myself that leeway when I left Philly, which meant I didn't pack a lighter. People, for a smoker not to bring a lighter ON PURPOSE, is a really huge step in the right direction. Though it did mean that I had to buy this Jamaica lighter. When I went through customs there were only three things I declared: a toothbrush, a thing of coffee and this lighter. I probably didn't need to declare any of it, but I felt like following the letter of the law. Anyways. Above is a natural shot of me handing K. her beer. And below. Well, below speaks for itself.
I'm back to being good, just so you know.