Monday, January 21

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

I skipped out in the middle of the day to meet with my Women's Circle. I had a web page and a lab summary on the agenda, but put both off in favor of a little socializing.

This group is officially a year old next month. We're a diverse group that get together hit-or-miss once a month. We meet for lunch and conversation. No expectations beyond that.

But we all learn so much from one another. I'm the youngest so I am always looking for a few tips on how to deal with what's ahead of me.

Our most colorful member is an artist in her sixties. She relishes life and makes no excuses for her eccentricity. She's also quick to advise me that all the latest health kicks are a total waste of time.

As she dined on cheese sticks with raspberry sauce--washing it down with a glass of wine-- she suggested I live like I did when I was young. I should drink when I get thirsty and eat when I get hungry and the hell with the rest of that mess.

That just sounds entirely too simple to work.

8 comments:

slouching mom said...

sounds like EXCELLENT advice to me. i think it's how the French stay so slender.

Nessa said...

Ah, but who are wiser than children before we mess them up and people with the experience to know what they are talking about. Sounds like excellent advice to me.

Elise said...

Sounds good to me! I love the way people start saying how they feel and acting the way they want to when they get older. I'm definitely going to be one crazy woman when I get older... Its a must! xx

cce said...

I'm waiting for that age when I no longer give a rat's ass about the size of my butt and can say please pass the ice cream without feeling a little guilty. Is this an age or a threshold of existential enlightenment? How do I get there?

KathyR said...

I love your friend. I wish I could be more like her. Maybe in 15 or 20 years, if I'm lucky.

the end of motherhood said...

If ONLY I could eat only when hungry...sigh.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

That is an excellent philosophy.

Anne said...

Fun.