The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Day 26

Today is Day 26 of my journey without pipes.  It seems to be a bigger struggle for me the last two or three days.  I have had intensely beautiful dreams of me smoking my pipe while I sleep.  I wake up in the morning with those dreams in my memory and I admit I feel sad.

Technically, this being Sunday, the Lenten vow is not required to be held to count on the vow, so I could smoke my pipe if I wanted to do so. I have not done so on any prior Lenten Sunday thus far.  But, I feel tempted to do so today.  Of course, to try to get completely away from the pipe, I should not smoke today.  I will see if I can hold off, but it is difficult.

I can also really sense how this may continue to be a big struggle, especially come Easter morning when the vow is complete.  I really need to be better prepared if I plan to continue to refrain beyond that point. With all sincerity, I do not want to continue to refrain at the moment..... even though I damn well know I should.  How do I change my mind to want to contine refraining after Lent?!?



Blogger Sharon said...

I remember the smoking dreams, almost better than sex, right? Haha. Tempting, I agree. They will go away in time. Hang in there, don't let the vapor of a dream get you, I know you are stronger than that.

How's your wife doing? If you haven't bitten her head off, you are doing good.

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Blogger Liz Hinds said...

Yes, you definitely need a plan. Although maybe you've hit the crisis point and the desire will start to lessen? WE can hope and pary.

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