And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Today is the Day...

Today, at 12am, I gave up caffeine for good. It is now after 1pm, and even though I have usually had at least 6 cans of soda by now, the world has not ended. I think I am doing quite well, actually. Not much of a headache, no crankiness, no jitters or obsessive thinking about soda. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.

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I picked around 10 lbs of tomatoes out of the garden today. I can never seem to get over how much better homegrown tomatoes taste. This year I plan to stew and can some tomatoes. It will be interesting to see how the canned tomatoes stack up. I know my recipes will be lower in salt, so that might affect flavor.

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DH is getting very excited. His dad is coming for a visit the first two weeks of Sept. DH keeps reminding me that he wants to take his dad to some cool places, and it is my job to figure out where. I am the resident vacation/day trip planner. I don't mind for the most part, but I don't know his dad all that well. How should I know what he will want to do? I can send them to the places I would like to go, but I don't know if that will work for them.

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Without my caffeine to keep me up I am tired, so...

See ya next time!


Wendy said...

Hey, good luck on the caffeine abstinance! I went caffeine free a few years back and survived. I'm not caffeine-free now, because I drink a lot of tea, but I no longer drink soda or coffee, or Large Iced Caramel Swirl Lattes from Dunkin Donuts ... oh, and I gave up fast food for the month of August ;). So far, so good, and I don't miss french fries at all!

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barefoot gardener said...

Thanks for the encouragement, but I already fell off the wagon. DH says I am too frazzled and grumpy without caffeine, so I am "cutting back gradually"

I am definitely flattered...curious...interested. We'll see how things maybe go.