One of the interesting things about Freyja acting as my patroness and primary guide is that she often puts in her two cents on my health and any matter related to it. And while she certainly reaffirms my right to make my own decisions about what I should do, she both makes her opinion about the best course of action known and is brutally honest about the consequences of a bad decision I'm considering.
Consider, for example, a brief exchange we had tonight at dinner. After working at the shop all afternoon, Belinda, Amy, and I decided to go to dinner at Red Lobster tonight. The three of us sat in a comfortable booth enjoying our meals. After I finished my chicken linguini alfredo (one of the great ironies of my life is that I eat at Red Lobster at least once a month despite the fact that I don't like seafood or fish), I pondered the possibility of dessert. After all, I absolutely love their ice cream sundae with the big chocolate chip cookie on the bottom. I considered it when Miss Thing decided to make her thoughts known. The exchange went something like the following.
Her: I don't think that's a good idea.
Me: But it's so good!
Her: Yes, but you've already had enough to eat.
Me: I can manage it!
Her: You also had the pina colada with dinner.
Me: I know, but I probably won't come back for a few more weeks, and I really want the sundae.
Her: Okay, let me lay it out for you. Then you can choose whatever you want.
Me: Lay it out for me?
Her: Your digestive system is already a bit out of whack due to your recent changes in exercise and eating habits. You've eaten a large meal and had a drink. Before you order the ice cream, you might just want to stop and ask yourself how much time you really want to spend in the bathroom this evening.
Me: You mean....?
Her: Well, let's just say that if you have the ice cream, you might want to move the television in there as soon as you get home so you don't miss your shows.
I eventually saw reason and went without dessert tonight. Hey, it was my choice. But all the same, it sure feels like she play dirty some days. ;)