While going through a personal crisis I have lost about 12 pounds unintentionally. I know, I know, some women are thinking they would love to have this problem, but trust me - you wouldn't.
During times of trouble we reach out to friends and family and so I called my Mommy to see if she wanted to meet for a bite to eat and a bit of "gaming" at the local Racino (http://www.monticellocasinoandraceway.com/)
First, we will try the buffet because after all, who can gamble on an empty stomach! At first I worry I won't like anything, but then I decide on a plate of may favorites; white, starchy carbs! Garlic mashed potatoes and penne pasta topped with red clam sauce, a slice of chicken marsala for the taste and a splash of protein. Buffet or not, it feels fairly rich and decadent and compared to the portions I have been eating, it feels like I have bellied up directly to the silver chafing dishes. This meal is not about physical health, it is about comfort, healing and hoping to hit it big,
Mommy has a slice of the roast pork, the potatoes bathed in gravy and a sample of chicken marsala and wait, what is that I see on the edge?? Salad?? Who would have thought?
Yes, I monopolize the conversation. Can't help it. I pause long enough to ask about her personal computer repairs (not going well - Best Buy will in no way ever be endorsed by my mother) and of course her opinion on whatever it is I am sharing with the hopes she will certainly agree with me and validate all of my crummy thoughts and feelings. It's part of the job description of a mother. I believe I have read it myself in the handbook.
Dessert? Why, of course. While I am indulging, I should experience everything. I actually first looked through the sugar free offerings. No idea why. I selected this slice of cheesecake with a carrot cake crumb topping.
Now, for the news you have all been waiting for... how much did we win?
Not a single dime.
But an evening meal with my Mommy certainly gives many reasons to feel Fed Well.