It’s been just over three weeks since NSA started and how are we doing? Well, Paul is doing fine because he really doesn’t go shopping (or go anywhere), and since Rhiannon has yet to grasp the idea of money, let alone shopping, I’d say she’s doing pretty well.
I, however, am close to cheating again (remember the gotta-have-it-cheap doghouse and lunch out with the gals?). You see, when I went grocery shopping a few days before the NSA started, I failed to toss an item in my buggy. Soda.
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’m addicted to soda. And not just soda, but diet soda. Yes, the cancer-causing, badder-than-bad for you, OMG how can you drink that stuff, diet soda.
I normally don’t buy more than a couple of 2 liter-bottles every month for me to keep in the house. Because if I did stock up on soda, I would drink a bottle every other day. If I get a craving and I’m on the road I’ll stop at the gas station and get myself the biggest super-duper-sized cup they have and fill it up with Diet Dr. Pepper or Diet Pepsi. Even though it’s cheaper to just get the 2 liter bottles, I figure I’ll pay the extra money to get my quick fix and not have the big bottle in the house. Although, some of those huge cups from the gas station are probably a liter in themselves.
Anyhow, back to ME. I was planning on buying a few bottles of soda during that last grocery outing but I just forgot to.
Which I suppose is actually a good thing. I know a lot of my cravings stem from the caffeine in the soda so several months ago I started making iced teas and keeping a gallon on hand in the fridge. That does seem to help curtail my soda-cravings.
But oh, to have a big ol’ cup of Diet Dr. Pepper after coming inside from the sweltering heat…..what I would give…..
Maybe my Mom will sneak me in a fix on her way to visit Rhiannon one day soon.
Are you listening Mom?