:DWent out for a meal last night with family (of the in-law variety which is always a tiny bit stressful) and managed the whole night, 4 bottles of peroni included, without once thinking of smoking. It wasn't until this morning that I realised that I hadn't even thought about cigarettes, except for when we went outside to leave and I noticed the trully awful smell from the smokers' area outside the pub - and even then I didn't relate it to myself - even to think that I was glad I wasn't out there smoking - it just didn't register until this morning. I'm so so so glad, because every time throughout my life that I managed to quit for any length of time (and I did it 3 times for almost 12 months when I had my babies) it was always when I was drinking alcohol that I would start smoking again. In fact all my previous quits were only succesful as long as I avoided so******ing - which doesn't lead to a very happy existence.
So now here I am, mid 40's and genuinely enjoying having a drink without the need to combine it with cigarettes for the first time in my entire life, and what's more - without even thinking about smoking.
Happy happy milestone