Sunday, February 03, 2013
My but we can eat on Superbowl Sunday in this country! We didn't have much of a 'party' this year- something small at home- but when I shopped yesterday the shelves were clearing like locusts had been set free. There wasn't a little smokey, prepared chicken wing or meat and cheese tray to be found. Veggie trays?Plenty left.
Our family is really no different. Many of our holidays are based on the foods we eat. Many of our experiences are based on that, too.
My mother and I were chatting today about an upcoming trip to Europe. I haven't been there in a few years now and I'm not in as good a shape as I was then. But we were talking about places we'd been and almost each time we ended up talking about the food we had. Remember this restaurant? Remember this open air pub? Remember our first Italian pizza?
And now- now I am gluten intolerant and won't be having any of those things any more. My mother actually wondered what in the world I'd do...how could I go visit these places and not eat all 'that stuff'?
I imagine I'll figure it out. I imagine all kinds of people travel and enjoy new things without it only being about the food. But it does speak to how much food has become central in my life- in our lives.
It's been a long week- rough physically- but I am grateful today to have my family here- to have someone to hug and comfort me when I'm down- to have friends who are by my side no matter what. I am thankful that we have enough love, enough food, enough warmth, enough time.
Wishing you all a good week. Be happy. Hug someone. Life is short.