By Jan from Woodgate
I clearly recall the words of my Nana from a very young age: Eat. Grow Big. Ya gotta eat right to be right. And truly, doesn’t it all just make sense? When your belly is full of delightfulness one can’t help but feel right.
So here I am, beast in the belly, but still enjoying the heck out of all things edible.
As a matter of fact it would appear that I’m actually craving things that wouldn’t normally tempt me…like sweets, for example.
Never been a big sweet eater, but all of a sudden I can’t seem to get enough cookies, fudge, cake—stuff that I could have easily overlooked in the past.
Go figure. I’m gonna turn into a fat kid before I leave this world, which really I do deserve.
Food is such a huge part of my life that it’s amazing I’ve escaped the land of overweight this long.
Probably just a matter of time until the conversations start revolving around hard vs. soft stools, at which point I hope someone stops me in my tracks because I do not want to be that person.
So to all of you wonderful friends dropping off so many goodies I say thank you, thank you, thank you.
Last night’s turkey dinner delivery from Steak House Charlie—which could not have happened without my dear Becky—was beyond heaven.
This morning I had mac & cheese, a breakfast of champions homemade by T.J. Gonyea. He’s such a darn sweetie pie!
The Burns and McGough families have made countless donations to this cause as well as many others…all so much appreciated.
And again, the cards and letters…I’ll bet there are almost 200 by now.
Tons of well wishes from folks—many of them I do not know—who have been reading my stuff for years and are actually thanking me for making them laugh.
Wow, talk about making a gal feel special!
So anyway, I’m hanging in there folks. Eating like a champ and back for some more radiation treatments just to keep the Shrek neck from exploding I guess.
I ask no questions…don’t wanna know any details. These treatments are non-invasive and painless so we’ll just keep rolling along through these oh-so-cold months and hopefully I will be able to cop some nice warm sunshine in the not too distant future.
Meanwhile, may I suggest avoiding your scales? It’s freakin’ winter. We all need to eat hearty foods and in the big scheme of life, what’s a few pounds?
Funny how priorities change. Just think like my Nana and keep yourself happy and satisfied.
Life can play tricks, ya know.
Editor’s Note: Cards and well-wishes can be sent to: Jan Knudsen, P.O. Box 147, Woodgate, NY 13494.