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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Addiction vs. Addiction

So Dean is trying to quit smoking using the patch method. I have to say, I'm very proud of him. He's been smoking a couple packs every day for 33 years, so I know this is a difficult thing for him to do.

On the weekends, he usually sleeps in until 5:30 a.m. (no really, thats sleeping in for him! Isn't that sad?) goes to the basement for a smoke, and pretty much hangs out down there most of the day. Occasionally he'll play some online games, but mostly he's just downstairs. But now he's not smoking, and he really doesn't WANT to be in the man cave that is associated with smoking.

My routine is to wake up around 8:30, make breakfast for Angela, feed the dogs, then sit down for my morning dose of email and internet. However, this morning when I got up...who should I find sitting at the computer but Dean? This isn't completely unheard of though. The problem was an hour later he was still there....and my fingertips were itching to touch the keyboard. I knew sooner or later he was going to have to pee, or get more coffee or something. Eventually he needed to search for something and needed my help and I was able to scoot into the chair.

I think we're going to have to get a second computer now.

1 comment:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

LOL good luck with that! A second computer is definitely the way to go!