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SuperBowl size me! Sunday update.

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.
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    I was actually talking to someone today who gives directions to other people based on restaurants! Imagine that! (Oh and he isn't heavy at all)
    1960 days ago
    It's true that everything seems to revolve around food. All of our family gatherings...get-togethers with friends...but the world has also been changing and I am sure you will be able to find food you can eat wherever you go. It is hard to pass up certain items, I'm sure, but just remember that you don't want to feel sick on your trip.

    Your wallpaper is very pretty!
    1960 days ago
    It is scary how much of our lives revolve around food.
    1961 days ago
  • KNH771
    I think food is part of celebrations in cultures all over the world. It's kind of hard to escape something that's necessary to survival. I do agree though that there are any number of new things to experience on a trip besides the food.
    1961 days ago
    lots to see and do, but it is something how holidays, celebrations and life is centered around food, but there is lots of healthy low calorie stuff that I really enjoy, so we know it can be done. enjoy your trip, wish I was going with
    1962 days ago
    I am sure you will have a great trip and fine interesting things to try. I agree trips, holidays we do seem to base them around food. I wonder if one day we wont do that. I know for this super bowl, I was good. only a couple fritos and a little bit on onion dip. I really stuck to the plan. Not a football fan but nice to sit there with DG and son and just enjoy the time.
    Hope this week is an easier on for you. Take care
    Lots of grat big bear hugs and smiles
    1962 days ago
  • _KATHY
    Pretty Valentine wallpaper! Sounds like you had a lovely day. Have a great week yourself. Happy Hugs!
    1962 days ago
    Gluten intolerance is. Certainly a challenge. But I know you would figure it out..fresh meat veggies and fruits? Heck yea!!!
    1962 days ago
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