Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Doesn't everyone know it's all about ME?

Hmmmm, they must have missed the memo.

I always look forward to Relief Society Meeting, especially when it involves food. So, why then, am I so bitter about tonight's? It is going to be a fun activity, some of my dearest friends will be there, and there will be new friends to meet...

Oh, wait, I know why - the refreshments are supposed to be light and healthy.


I get it, really, I do. It's the new year, new goals, a new 'you'. BUT...when I get to have a night out, I want to indulge and splurge a little. Please don't preach to me that healthy food can be sublime. I know it can be. And yes, I know I'll learn new ideas, taste new things, blah, blah, blah...

Want to know a little secret? Shhh, come closer and I'll tell you.

Did you know that I cook healthy food? More than just periodically? You can even ask my family if you don't believe me. But that's when I am 'on'. Do you get my meaning? I have this whole drama or play that I put on almost every night with a cast of characters that are as diverse as they are beautiful. Crisp veggies, tender fruits, delicate fish, olive oil - you get my drift. I even have an OCD thing about not having the same color or texture more than once on the plate. So much pressure!

I also am always expected to set a good example for my children in what I eat (what's up with that?). We have dessert nights only on the weekend and I try to encourage fruits or nuts for their snacks. I think I am doing OK.

Yes, over the years I have been considered by many to be a junk food junkie, but I am much better when it comes to what my family eats. I am accountable to them, therefore, I eat my junk food in private.

I know that the sisters in charge of the activity have worked hard and I love them all to death. I also know that many sisters have even asked for and suggested this healthier idea. I know that I will love it all once I am there, it's just all in the build up, so please, forgive my whiny ways.

So, what have I learned? Apparently, it's not all about me all the time. Who knew?! I guess I'll let them have their way - just this once. However, in the future, on my once a month girls' night out,

"Back off, I'm starving!"

Name that show.


Zack said...

Don't worry... I'll be thinking of you while I give the kids popcorn and brownies tonight. KIDDING!!

FYI, that has to be one of the easiest "name that show" references of all time... maybe because I can relate so well to how you're feeling (click here).

Erika said...

I totally agree with you, church "get togethers" and nights out should be when you have the good tasting bad stuff!
I know you guys eat way better than I do, I'm working on it. Change is hard.

One thing I want to know, is that plate of food an actual dish you fed your family? Or did you find it on google? :)

Amber said...

Google. Always.
I will probably be sued or thrown in jail someday, but until then...

Karen said...

You cute thing!!!! I love you.

Suzie said...

I'm bringing Special K.


Shelley Eggett said...

Ha Ha Ha! We had a healthy night enrichment last week, and don't worry I had like 4 pieces of wheat toast with avacados on them while I was there. Pretty sure I would have been better off just having a brownie.

Heath and Jessica said...

Since I am in the RS presidency, feedback like that is always good to know. No healthy snacks, but indulgent ones. Got it! ;)