Important Note: My comma key on my keyboard does not work anymore! Yesterday 17 complained that when you pressed it once it put 10 commas in- today nothing- you can press & press & not one comma appears- because of the vacation coming up I am not about to spend money on a keyboard- I will be using the dash – in the place of a comma until after I get home from vacation while posting on my own computer!
So I am thinking about giving up Diet Coke. I have my reasons- suffice it to say I have tried cutting sugar & that didn’t help- I have tried cutting splenda & that didn’t help. The only thing left is Aspartame & all you have to do is google that substance to see plenty of reasons why stopping would be a good thing.
I had a friend who- way back in the 80s had some of the symptoms listed on these websites. I thought she was being dramatic as she certainly could be that. Maybe she really did have a reaction to it. This was back when you still had a choice between Diet Coke & Tab. I don’t think I’d go back to Tab though- if I could find it!
I’m not about to quit until after I get home from vacation though. There is no way I could go on vacation without caffeine & since I don’t like coffee or tea & Dr Pepper is loaded with sugar (& the diet version also contains aspartame) it looks like (diet) Coke is it! At least in MA I can get the twist of lime version which I love but only comes in 12 packs here in VA.
I am pretty sure the vacation is all set. I’m just waiting to hear from Ann- Since it’s nearly 9pm now I doubt I will today though. My favorite cousin J emailed today & we’re all set for a visit sometime during the vacation date range- not quite sure when but I’m looking forward to it a lot!
The day today was quiet – I woke up rather early for a day in which I was up past 1230 the night before & took care of some house cleaning & laundry business first thing. Then sat down here at the computer for awhile to enjoy the lives of my blog friends. (the ones I didn’t get to last night that is) The kids are almost always up before me & it was interesting to be up before any of them & see them when they woke up.
10 & I made muffins we did some more house maintenance & then went to Chrissea’s to visit & take care of some other business. We took Chrissea to her daughters school to drop off cookie dough money & drove around back roads for awhile. Her bf is working 2nd shift now & so he had taken the car to work) We went back to Chrisseas for awhile & then came home- after taking some cute pictures of Chrissea’s kitten Garfield. I sent this picture on the road & it came through in my email unlike everything else I’ve sent today.
10 & I made dinner (10’s on a learning to cook/cooking on her own kick currently) We made fettuchini Alfredo with seafood salad chunks in it (mr 7 was unimpressed & microwaved himself a hot pocket) 17 & the bf have been at a friend of 17’s house for the afternoon.
While we were eating dinner it began raining & soon was hailing we had heard storm warnings on the way home & it was incredible- the hail wasn’t that big but we don’t get all that much hail in the first place grape size to pea size hail was more than normal. I took some pictures of the hail but they have not arrived in my email yet. I’m not sure why. I sent 17 a picture message of the hail built up on my car & told her to stay at the friends until the hail had passed through.
They did just that & arrived home just a few minutes ago safe & sound.
A good time was had by all.