Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks .
Met up with hubby yesterday downtown to play our free money, and we ended up 100% plus... of course it's hardly enough to buy lunch, but we play a game ... we have to leave with at least 50% of our free money .. lol so yesterday was a mega success !!!!
Afterwards, he took me to the senior buffet lunch; and I was good, but still ate too much .. didn't have dinner last night .. :) I did start out with a nice plate of salad, and then I had my second plate .. I had a pork steak, it was almost like pork ground steak; a piece of fried catfish; fried shrimp; garlic cauliflower, brined cabbage, and pasta alfredo ... Now don't sit there with your eyes so wide they are popping out of your head .. They were all "thankyou" portions... The biggest was the pork steak .. but still pretty filling .. :)
I did have a dessert .. I had a piece of angel food cake, strawberries, and dab of whipped cream..
I wasn't stuffed (as you would think reading it all) but I was full .. I was full enough that dinner never came .. lol lol .. and I'm still not hungry this morning .. :) But that's okay .. I enjoyed my lunch with hubby .. that's what is important .. I'm learning, when I was working my lunches were 99% by myself .. and then it was all about the food .. Since I've retired .. I'm learning .. meals are just food .. no matter what you choose, and how elaborate it is .. but I'm learning that the meals with friends and hubby and mom .. it's the people I go with that are so much more important that food .. food is food .. the friendships I'm finding out are out there, shows me that I was very much a loner afraid that I was going to "make a wrong impression" if I opened my mouth .. I had company secrets that "I could not tell anyone" .. I had to watch what I said no matter what; I had nowhere to relieve my secrets .. I never realized how it was affecting my focus on food .. Why ?? I have had these "secrets" as I was the company "confidant" whenever there was a problem .. everyone knew that I was the end of the gossip line .. and there was really noone to talk to .. so I turned to the focus of food .. it was all about the food ..
Now .. I enjoy going to lunch with friends (and hubby and mom) because even though I offer an ear when an ear is needed .. I don't have that stress of watching whatever words are coming out of my mouth .. and even with hubby .. our meals were quiet .. because I "couldn't tell" what people have told me .. and the company secrets .. I don't have that stress anymore, and can thoroughly enjoy my friendships now .. I still have my secrets; and some of them will never leave ... but my lunches and meals with friends and family are no longer "about the food" but about the people I'm with .. I'm finding my meals by myself; are more munches; and when I do go out "by myself" I'm shooting a text to someone to see if they want to meet me .. I understand when they say their busy, because they have appointments and all .. but I extend myself .. It's not all about the food (are you getting the point yet ?? lol)
Whoops .. *stepping down* .. I guess I went on a bit of a stretch there .. my realization is making my eyes leak here .. as I just made the realization .. I ENJOY THE COMPANY I'M WITH WHEN I MEET UP WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR MEALS .. I don't have to worry about what I'm saying that something will slip out ..
Hubby offered to give me some money; and much to his surprise I really didn't want to stay .. lol lol .. We had had a fun morning, and I wanted to get home, and do up a couple of loads of laundry; and PACK !!!! I'm all packed except for the few things like chargers, and my drivers license, and etc etc that I will need for the next few days .. :) but I'm officially ALL PACKED !!!
Can you say WOOHOO !!!!!!! ??????
Today I'm going to get my last of my vacation pampering done !!! :) I have the day to myself .. Hubby went downtown for "free money" and then he has Wii bowling; then the afternoon with mom .. taking her shopping ... so I'm thinking a Sally pampering is needed .. :) I told you that this week will be my pampering .. :)
Here's wishing everyone a great day .. and whatever you do .. make sure it's goofy !!! :)
Off to make myself some breakfast .. :)