January 6, 2012

Free



The San Diego Presidio. A replica built in the 1930’s now offices of the SD Historical Society.


I love Fridays. I feel like a kid let loose from school on Fridays. I swim then go in to the shop today to sort goodies then do books. Afterwards I post pictures from the store to Facebook. Then I’m free. You can see me racing around and waving my hands yelling, “Free, free, free.”

Usually I come home to catch up with you all. Sometimes I play an online jigsaw puzzle at Jigzone, and I’ve been known to play solitaire till I win one game too. Then I grab a book….yesterday a new sci-fi, today a new co-authored non-Plum Evanovitch.

I figured out what made me so very ill on that last cruise. It wasn’t the water, like I thought. Tho one night it was a reaction to the food, the rest of the days it was either caffeine or the sweetner. A month or so ago, the same reaction happened here at home. Once I stopped drinking coffee and diet cokes, I immediately began to feel human. I did have a cup of weak tea in the late afternoons before dinner and had no adverse reactions.

If you have allergies and sensitivities like I do, you become your own investigator. I didn’t want to give up cruising, but I was really sick the whole cruise last year. Now decaf at breakfast. I can do this. Some days now, only one diet coke. I alternate with tea, and the continual, sometimes horrific, nausea is gone. Free indeed.

So if you want me, I’ll be curled up with a new book and a weak cuppa. Probably laughing since I am reading Evanovitch.

8 comments:

  1. Nothing like a Friday/Evanovich combo plate! So glad you are feeling better, sweetie.

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  2. It's Friday? What in the hell happened to Thursday?

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  3. Seems as if artificial sweeteners disagree with you. (You should see what sugar does to me!)

    But I know of three or four different sweeteners that are not chemically the same. On a day when you feel up to investigating, try a different one.

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  4. Good to know what gives your body the heebie jeebies, good work!

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  5. Glad you figured it out. Now you can help me with me with my tummy ailments. (!) Have a great weekend.

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  6. I read Evanovitch's early works and then dropped her when I went back to school. Maybe someday I will pick her up again. I gave the books to my daughter who loved them. Dianne

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  7. I gave up non caffeinated Diet Coke a year ago. Now I only drink Vitaminwater Zero. I drank 3 bottles of sparking ICE this week and had a horrible stomach ache last night...it must be the chemicals.

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  8. So happy to have you FREE on FRIDAYS! Best feeling in the world!

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