Today is Smoke-free Day 166.
Maybe the recent enhanced tuggings have again diminished back to not enhanced. I'm not quite sure yet since it's early and since I'm feeling really off today with a terrible headache since last night. It was bad enough that I was in bed before 10PM, amazingly enough, but then I woke up with it still here - never happens to me, so this is really odd. When I feel kind of sick-ish, smoking doesn't really sound appealing anyway, which is why it's sort of mind-boggling to me that I used to smoke just as much when I was any kind of sick, even though it made me feel worse when I did it (well, except that menthols did quiet the cough for about 10 minutes and even feel soothing - only to make it even more hellish within 20 minutes). Kind of a head scratcher now unless I remember that smoking really is an addiction in the fullest sense of the word. Whatever. Right now my head feels migraine-ish and in a fog, and smoking doesn't sound at all like anything I want right now, kind of like when the Chantix made smoking bring on the nausea. Yep, blech. No thanks.
The bean soup did not taste even close to as good as I'd hoped (*update: see updated update because I fixed it so that it was actually really good!) . I think this time Tom was right that the tomatoes just don't belong. I'll be trying the same basic approach with all the yummy beans but with some other recipe (and without the ham bone since that was my one and only). I need to find something before Christmas, so I'll report any winners and will accept, with absolute glee, any suggestions that would still lend themselves to being put in a mason jar (now that I have a case of them). We will still eat some as leftovers that might taste better since beans usually work that way, but that is only because of the "waste not, want not" words that echo in my ears even if my beloved mom is no longer here to say it. See, I remember some stuff sometimes. Next time I try something like this, I hope I remember to make just half the recipe (though I had to double the beans to fill the 1 quart mason jar).