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Lunch with Mom and bro

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I took my Mom and brother out to lunch today for her birthday. She wanted to go to Hometown Buffet. Okay, that doesn't mean I have to eat everything in sight or overeat. They were there before I was but only by a few minutes. That was good because it was really cold and I didn't want Mom sitting in the car getting cold. When I left the Dr.'s office, I called her and said I was on my way, it was timed very well. I also didn't want her getting too hungry and it was going onto 2pm.

Even though she is using her cane all the time now, she doesn't look 87 years old. They had a nice array of salad, different types of lettuce, cottage cheese, fruits, cucumbers, even mushrooms. I had a few of those. I did indulge and put blue cheese dressing on my salad. I had chicken without the skin, a scoop of mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, corn, green beans and a roll but no butter. I had a spoon of spaghetti with marina sauce, no cheese, couldn't find it. These were not all whole servings, just tastes. I don't remember everything I had. I had soft serve vanilla and butterscotch topping for desert. That is probably all I will eat for the rest of the day. If I do eat it will be a instant breakfast or yogurt. It was a treat for my Mom's birthday. If I could track everything, I would wager that I didn't go over in calories and if I didn't it is not by much. I am not full full, I am comfortable.

I had a nice pleasant afternoon with my Mom and brother. If it wasn't so darn expensive I would like to do it more often. Now I will see them on Saturday again. I am taking my Mom to see my son. After we see Paul we will go to Walmart and do grocery shopping and clothes shopping. It is a super Walmart and is cheaper than the stores around here. I am looking forward to it.
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MRS_TOAD 2/8/2013 7:55AM

    What a great day and what special memories! Happy Birthday, Mom!

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HDHAWK 2/6/2013 9:57PM

    My bday was today too. I ate light all day so we could go to dinner tonight. I boxed up half for lunch tomorrow. Like you, I ate until I was full but not overly stuffed. It's a good feeling. Glad you had such a nice day with your mom!

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WOWEETOO 2/6/2013 8:12PM

    yes you can do it and feel no guilt it's a bite here and there and i love doing just that but it does take strength for sure..i'll give you that
the lady mary
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happy birthday to your mom

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NEW-CAZ 2/6/2013 2:47AM

    emoticon to your mum Bonnie, so pleased you had a good time with her. emoticon

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A-NEW-TARA 2/5/2013 11:01PM

    Wishing a very emoticon to your mom. I'm so glad you had a nice lunch with her.
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GARDENSFORLIFE 2/5/2013 8:48PM

    emoticon to your Mom!
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L*I*T*A* 2/5/2013 8:03PM

    wishing your MOM a Happy Birthday......
blessings and hugs.........lita

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/5/2013 7:51PM

    Happy Birthday to your Mom! Sounds like you ate sensibly and enjoyed yourself. It's important not to deprive yourself. I'm so glad you had a nice dinner and something nice to look forward to this weekend!

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LIVEDAILY 2/5/2013 7:41PM

    It sounds like you had a really nice time with your Mom and brother!! That's great!! Those are the moments we really appreciate as we get older!

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1EMMA2011 2/5/2013 7:41PM

    What a blessing to have such a good time with your family! Happy Birthday to your Mom and what an outstanding job you did at the buffet!! Hope you have fun Saturday - sounds like a great time!!

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CHUNKIMAMA 2/5/2013 6:07PM

    Happy Birthday to your mom. Sounds like you had a wonderful dinner. Great job on not overeating! emoticon

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EVWINGS 2/5/2013 5:27PM

    Happy Birthday to Mom! I miss mine every day. She would have been 99 on Jan 30th if she was still living. I enjoyed our friendship as an adult and iot sounds like you are doing the same with your mother. Good for you for all your wise choices! I'm so darn proud of you!!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/5/2013 5:00PM

    Happy Birthday to your Mom! My Mom is going to be 84 tomorrow.

HUGS

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BEEJAY49 2/5/2013 4:59PM

    I'm glad you did well at the buffet. :) Sounds like you made some good choices by just tasting and not having servings of each. It would be my downfall. I love buffets by really try to avoid them cause I can't stop at a taste. *sigh*

A very happy birthday to your mom and I'm proud of you! :) HUG!

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