Wednesday, August 03, 2011

12 Years

On Friday, I will celebrate 12 years since I had my last cigarette.  And every year I buy myself an anniversary gift.  But, this year I have no idea what I'm getting for myself.  The whole idea behind this gift giving was to spend some of the money I saved by not smoking--and so far, I've never even come close to spending what I would have spent on cigarettes for the year. I have one rule when buying my gift:  The item must be something I WANT and definitely don't need.  And so far, almost all of the items have been electronics/tech gadgets.  Over the years, I have gotten cell phones and PDAs, music players and TVs, and everything in between.  And this year, I don't have anything in particular that I want.  NEXT YEAR, I might be in the market for an Android tablet, but they're too new right now and I DO have the nookCOLOR, so I'm not looking for one of those yet.  And it isn't as if there aren't things I WANT, but I DO have a price limit to what I want to spend--and the laptop that I REALLY want is far too expensive for me to get right now.  So, I will wander through some stores and surf the interwebs and come up with something that will make me happy.  If nothing comes to me, I'll probably get a new TV for the computer room--after all, hockey season isn't far off and there will be 82 games to watch.  :D

6 comments:

ordinaryjanet said...

congrats on the anniversary! I'm sure you'll find something to give yourself. :-)

cmk said...

Thanks. Yes, I know I'll find something. :)

kristi noser said...

how about a nice trip to Hudson
WI?

cmk said...

A trip would be nice... :)

meleah rebeccah said...

Good for you! Congrats on the 12th anniversary of NOT smoking. That is awesome.

cmk said...

Now if I could only figure out how to get over the substituting of food for the smokes. One of these days, one of these days... ;)