Kicking off the weekend a day early is always nice, but this particular weekend is going to be super-duper. On Saturday, heading to the Cleve for Easter festivities, then back home Sunday to prepare for a work road trip on Monday that promises to be fascinating and…sad, at the same time. More detail on that when I can share.
Also on the work front, finally booked tickets today to go to NYSCC in May. Show is in Edison, NJ but I’ve been assured that we’ll have time to sneak across the bridge and I can’t express how excited I am to see NYC for the first time. Wait. UNH! Na-na-na-na! That comes close.
On the non-work front, this is day six on the Well.butrin (generic script for Zy.ban). No weirdo side effects yet, which I’m relieved for, though still wary of the day when I’m to double my dosage. I had been smoking like a freight train, and hoping to use the two week period before the quit date to cut down. I think it’s starting to build up in my system enough to have a slight effect; I keep smoking the first half only of each cigarette and I’m able to go longer periods of time without even thinking about wanting one or having a real craving. Plus – and I love this – the script bottle says has one of those neon yellow-green labels DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WHILE TAKING THIS MEDICATION. But you know me, I’ve Googled buproprion enough times to know that the risk of seizures is more increased if you abruptly discontinue the use of alcohol. So, it’s like, my duty to have a glass of wine or a beer every night…right? Anyhow, that’s what I’m telling myself, though I know that warning is really for people with true alcohol dependencies or addictions. They don’t get as specific as even Ad.vil does right on the bottle with the 3 drinks per day rule, so I’m going with it unless anyone knows why not to do so. It helps me feel much less deprived than the normal cold-turkey rule to avoid alcohol when you’re trying to quit since it lowers inhibitions. Wish me luck. I hope by putting it out here I can garner more support than keeping it to myself when nobody but me would know if I were (was? crap) cheating.
So what are y’all into this weekend? Buona Pasqua!