Over the last few weeks I have cried more than I remember crying in my entire childhood. And I've smiled some. I've been hugged a lot. A few days I've spent in a complete daze staring at walls. And inevitably a few times I've picked up my cell phone to tell my mother about my day only to realize, mid-dial that she won't answer the phone.
BUT. I am ok. It's just going to take some time for me to wrap my head around life without my mother (who I sometimes called "Mama Foodie" because her cooking inspired me so much!).
The funeral was last week. It was very lovely. I was so touched by all the flowers, cards, emails, voicemails and comments I received with messages of condolence and comfort. After the funeral we buried her in a beautiful cemetery on a spot on a little hill that overlooks the city.
Tomorrow I return to my day job (no, believe it or not, Bariatric Foodie is NOT my day job!). Next week I'll resume blog activities. I have a few recipes to share and, as always, stories. I'm set to move out of my house of 12 years in the next few weeks so inevitably you all are in for some five ingredient or less, quickie meal posts as I don't plan to fully grocery shop until I am in my new house (location as yet to be determined).
So...THANK YOU. Thank you for your words, your prayers, your positive thoughts, your messages and your willingness to hang in there as I work through a difficult period in my life. I am still on this WLS journey though and will have some details about a summer initiative that I think my "Bariatric Foodie Pledgers" especially will like.
Oh...I also found the above photo of my mother last week as I was searching for one for her funeral program. The one in the last post was after her health had declined. The above was taken six years ago when she was in better health. "Mama Foodie" will take her permanent place in the right menu bar next week.
So check back next week! I have some yummy stuff planned that I hope you'll enjoy.