Is it the "holiday atmosphere" of taking a trip, or just the fact that side-dishes are limited in airport restaurants.... The waiter didn't blink when i asked for my bacon-cheeseburger without the bun, but the ONLY side available was fries, and i ended up eating a few. Ah, well, breakfast was only one cup of coffee -- i can probably "afford it." I'll just be extra good at dinner!
Yes, my husband and i are off again. My mother turned 90 a couple of months ago, but since she and my sisters live in the desert southwest, it was opined that the official celebration should be scheduled in a more temperate season.
My mother is one of those "moderation is all you need" believers. Of course, she grew up eating home cooking, drinking raw milk, and eating pre-goat-grass wheat products. In latter years she's had a few significant health issues but for most of her life she's been pretty illness-free. She was slender as a teen and young adult, put on "normal" overweight in mid-life, and now is ... medium-sized i'd say. There aren't a huge number of nonagenarians i know to compare with her! When your experience has been like hers, it's easy to believe in moderation....
She'll be returning with us to St. Louis -- she misses the changing seasons, where she lives now, but come winter is pleased to escape the ice and snow. Here's hoping we have a little fall color to show her when we get back!