Yes, I do, in fact, realize that I have lost weight.
No, I am not dieting.
No, I am not a practicing bulimic or anorexic.
No, I am not still losing weight.
Yes, that's true, I'm not gaining either.
Yes, I am being followed by my doctor.
No, I am not sick.
Yes, I appreciate your concern and worry.
I have to turn the tables and ask you a question, however. Just how am I suppose to take your closing remark, "BUT...you look great!" after being interrogated with such pointed questions? Curiosity cuts both ways. But because I do not have the capability of reading your mind, I will take it at face value and say thank you. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to lunch.
A sensitively skinny 5th
1.2 miles of open water swimming in 38.02 minutes, coming in at #5 out of a large field of participants. Cool. Very cool.
Your impressed Mama 5th
Life is about choices and the consequences of our actions. I am so glad you were able to rise to the occasion this weekend and do the right thing.
A proud Mama 5th
I will be returning home, soon, for my annual visit. I miss your sweet smelling grass, your unhurried ways, the beauty that is uniquely you, and my sisters who call you home. Please save some "not cloudy all day" blue skies for me!
A nostalgic 5th
Dear Mr. Sister,
Sometimes you leave me speechless and at other times you frighten me. This is one of those rare occasions where you leave me both.
A creeped out Mrs. Sister
Dear Mr. Sister,
Then there are those times you simply surprise me. Thank you for the beautiful anniversary roses and the lovely dinner out.
The Mrs. 5th of 20 years!
PS So when are we going skydiving?
Metabolic alkalosis. I repeat...metabolic alkalosis. I do not have any magic to correct metabolic alkalosis. The blood that was drawn 3 times in a 24 hour period all have been saying the same thing: metabolic alkalosis.
5th Sister, RRT
Dear Little Sisters,
Today is the last day of school...Congrats on a mighty fine year! I am very proud of all your achievements, your grades, and the work ethic you clearly demonstrated with your homework and studying.
A gleeful Mama 5th
Dear Charlotte Children's Choir,
I am sorry to have missed your 25th Anniversary Gala and Auction. I heard it was a great success. I am grateful that choir mom, Jan F., recorded and posted (onto Facebook) the world wide premier of Da Pacem: a commissioned piece, specifically composed just for this monumental milestone, by Paul Caldwell. Bethany was very happy to have been but one voice in celebration!
An Absolutely Amazed 5th
I am sorry if the above video does not come across for you. When the choir mom posts directly to YouTube I will definitely edit this post with the new link.