Yes, this is going to be another post about the book I'm reading. *spoilers so if you haven't read the book Eat Pray Love you will want to skip this.*
I just finished book one where she is in Italy gaining weight and buying bigger pants because of all the wonderful delicious food that she is able to experience. I was totally jealous of all the pasta and pizza and pastries that I was reading about. It down right STARVED me at times.
We love eating good food. Doesn't everyone? I'm afraid to say that everyone isn't into food like we are and are simply happy to eat off the dollar menu at McDonald's. No offense there. There's nothing more awesome than going to a different town or state and scoping out the best restaurant to eat our meals. Superdad and I have enjoyed some fabulous meals all over, like Amelia Island, Atlanta, Folly Beach, Charleston, and even in our own town of Asheville. When we travel we will pass up chains to find the family owned, building with no name to enjoy a yummy meal.
During my Vaseline travels I was able to eat some fantastic food and brag about it when I returned home. I may have not traveled to Italy but I enjoyed some fabulous meals in Philly, Aspen, New York City and Duluth. There's nothing like good food and amazing fellowship to warm a body.
I just want to share with you how this book is making me feel. I'm pretty much a person that does what she wants and I'm very emotional. I'd like to think I'm the perfect wife, amazing mom and lifetime friend but I'm not perfect. I just do what has to be done when it needs to be done.
I can relate about going through a divorce and love affairs like the writer Elizabeth Gilbert, when she shares her story with us. I can remember crying in the bathroom in the middle of the night at times like she did. I can remember questioning WTF am I doing in my life. Is this it? Is this all? Will there be more? Surely, there has to be more?
There is more. I know this to be true because I'm living it. I'm living the more part!
I can honestly say that I am happy. I have a wonderful husband, four amazing kids, a loving family and the love of my many friends. There’s plenty of love to go around.
Now, lets go out and enjoy a fabulous meal and rejoice in lovely company.
PS. Today I had thought I had met a Texan! I was reading all about Richard when someone struck up a conversation with me while I was out today. Details tomorrow.