Saturday, May 12, 2018

Big Doings in May

Two graduations down and one to go. Our younger grandson graduated from UNC - Greensboro with a bachelor of science in Biological Anthropology; winning five awards, including outstanding senior in anthropology. We are so proud of him. He leaves in August to start his doctorate in NYC with a consortium of NY colleges and universities. We celebrated with dinner at Green Valley Grill at the O'Henry Hotel. I ate shrimp atop a kale salad, but the dressing was way too sour for me.

His older brother graduated yesterday from NCSU with a bachelor of science in construction engineering. No awards, but getting through that rough curriculum is enough. We celebrated his graduation and early Mother's Day at Lucky 32 in Cary. The catfish was excellent and I am sure to return soon for an encore. 

Between those two events, I attended a going-away luncheon for a former neighbor who is moving to California. It was held at Farina (the former Paparazzi) at Lafayette Village in Raleigh. I had Carbonara and it was really good. That night, my son and I ate at our favorite Mexican place, Los Tres Magueyes, and I had fajita quesadillas. They were scrumptious. 

On Wednesday, my granddaughter came for dinner with a guy from her school, who had just graduated from UNC-G in Business Admin.  I cooked  pork tenderloin, baked potatoes and fresh green beans, with cherry pie for dessert. 

If I don't quit eating like this, my next doctor's appointment will not go well, as the scale will tip into the danger zone for me.  My birth mother told me that she gained five pounds per year in the last 5-10 years of her life, and it was not hard to do it. I can vouch for that now. I wish I had adopted good eating habits in my younger days, but when I smoked, I could eat my weight every day and never gain a pound. When I quit smoking, that rapidly changed, but it was too hard to limit myself, as I had never had to. Lesson learned too late for me - but take heed if you are younger.

I wanted to include photos here, but it is too complicated at the moment. If I figure it out, they will come later.  

2 comments:

Celia said...

Congratulations on all your family milestone achievements. A good meal is my favorite way to celebrate too.

Pat said...

It must be lovely to have so many of your family around. Mustn't grumble I've just had a wonderful few days with our French son. As my elder son said 'You chose to come and live here.' He's right and both Al and I frequently said how glad we were to have chosen Minehead.
Extra weight is a nuisance but its good we both enjoy our food. Just need a bit more will power.:)