So, my very first decision this year
(well, maybe not my first decision, I guess my first decision was to make more decisions)
was to take better care of myself
and part of this take better care of myself thing is to cut way back on diet soda.
And this is a very hard thing for someone who has believed since high school that calories should not be wasted on beverages unless those beverages are chocolate milkshakes or wine coolers.
So, I am transitioning over to unsweetened tea and the "w" word and skim milk and trying to stay sane with a lowered caffeine intake all the while conjuring up images of myself doing backflips and benchpresses at 80 because I will have these amazing bones that will not have had all the calcium leached out of them from another few decades of diet pepsi.
I bought a beautiful glass pitcher to keep cold water in my studio - something about seeing that crystal clear water and the sound of the water as I pour it just makes me happy and makes me feel all healthy and grown up and very much a decision maker.
Now, this is a process
(I'm not exactly going cold turkey here - maybe more like warm chicken)
although I have crossed a little something off my mental checklist.
Don't worry though there are many, many more things for me to be working on like writing the great American mystery novel
(whose protagonist is a crafty mom whipping up recycled valentine's by day and solving the puzzling disappearance of the mailman between dinner and bedtime)
and learning how to make donuts like the girls of Madderroot and doing the laundry without tripping over it for a week first
(have I mentioned the laundry "room" - ie tiny little corridor holding the washer and dryer - is right outside my studio door - this seems like bad feng shui to me although it does come in handy when I get cold and need a sweater as long as I don't mind that the sweater has food stains and smells a little bit like wet dog ... which I don't)
but I'm up for the challenge. Life is short and moves fast, folks. And I have a lot of decisions to make this year ....
*here's the dilemma penguin by living feral