Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Morning

I am running late this morning. Due to drinking Diet Pepsi yesterday afternoon and evening. As I did the day before. If I drink this evil concoction after about 1:00 p.m., I will go to sleep at a normal time, but then wake up at 1 or 2 and be awake for several hours. That has happened to me for the last two nights. I hope I will recall this after lunch today when I want some Diet Pepsi.

I gave this stuff up for lent last year and stayed off it until my son got home from Iraq in August. In all that excitement, I wasn't getting enough sleep, so a Diet Pepsi seemed like a good idea. But it didn't take long until I was back to my usual level of the stuff.

My system, once so used to abuse of every kind, now has little tolerance for any kind of tom-foolery. I cannot imagine smoking cigarettes, drinking booze, eating crap... I won't even drink milk other than organic milk these days.

Oh, how things change. And that is good. And now I better get ready for work.

"The foundation stone of freedom from fear is that of faith: a faith that, despite all worldly appearances to the contrary, causes me to believe that I live in a universe that makes sense. To me, this means a belief in a Creator who is all power, justice, and love; a God who intends for me a purpose, a meaning, and a destiny to grow, however little and haltingly, toward His own likeness and image. Before the coming of faith I had lived as an alien in a cosmos that too often seemed both hostile and cruel. In it there could be no inner security for me." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 51


Pam said...

You're kind of a square with flair!
Little Bartlett Pear

Syd said...

I drink coffee but it's decaf. And mostly Decaf Diet Pepsi or Coke. Lying in bed and having mind race at 2 AM is not something I like. I used to do that on a regular basis. Now I generally sleep all the way through. Maybe it's the lack of worry these days. Not sleeping with an active alcoholic makes a lot of difference.

indistinct said...

Awesome quote. Thank you.

Working the program, finding myself being drawn closer and closer to God seems to make me feel more human, less alien. Less fearful. (however, not even close to fearless, but that's okay too!)

Scott W said...

I love milk, especially chocolate milk, but what the grocery sells is really meant for cows only and I am really intolerant. But I love it.

I drink half regular, half decafe coffee. That high octane stuff makes me crazy.

Kathy Lynne said...

Good quote. I am so happy not to be in charge anymore. Happy Belated Birthday!! I'm a diet coke girl myself.

Shannon said...

Good Morning or afternoon now : )
I just cracked up at your "tom-foolery" LOL I looove it! ahahha I am the same way. I gave up pop this past Feb, not for lent but because its Baad for you... I havent had a whole one... had a few sips off hubby's here and there when out to eat... LOL I guess that counts..
hope you are having a great day at work today

Christine said...

change is good I hate change and I hate how I can no longer abuse my body with sugar, many starches, dairy and other substances without the awful reactions. Getting old is a good thing but darlin' it ain't always fun is it?