It was a very nice time yesterday afternoon. Libations and pipes were consumed, and great conversation was indulged in!
One of the things I am focusing on as I work to give up the pipe is that very truthfully, I do not get much enjoyment or pleasure from smoking my pipe most days. This is very different than the way it used to be. For decades, smoking a pipe was enjoyable pretty much all the time. I think I must have finally short circuited the wiring some in my nicotinic wiring though because now most days, there is not much if any effect.
The only exception is while drinking. If I have had a drink or two, the beautiful pleasure of the pipe tobacco returns to close to what it had been like when I was first starting out as a kid.
I keep thinking I need to use this knowledge in my efforts to quit. I really want to quit other than during the times when I have been drinking. If I stay focused on the difference, it may help this become my reality like it was during Lent in 2014.