So, instead of carbonation, I've been adding pure lemon juice concentrate to my water in the morning, just a splash! I really like it!
As an added bonus, I get a little extra citrus in my diet. I'm not actually a huge fan of citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruit, etcetera) though I will eat a little bit now and again so I'm not depriving myself of any vitamins :)
There is also some indication that starting your day with lemon water aids in digestion and digestive health and helps reduce inflammation. Not bad if that's true!
So that's that :)
Otherwise, things are going ok - things are settling down a little and we are calming down too.
Off to work!
Edited to add: I think adding unnatural stuff to water (like Mio or Crystal Light) is about as dysfunctional as you can get and exemplifies the problem in the modern American diet. Taking something as life-giving and pure as water and adding fake sugar and chemicals and food coloring?!? Yikes.
Try lemon juice :)
But also, getting used to normal, plain water daily is best. If you detoxify from sugars and start to love the taste of water, you'll drink more of it!
That's it for now :)