Today, after a hectic morning, I had a fun visit with Freckles, the niece, and my menfolk. I don’t get a lot of time with Freckles, so it was fun to go for tea, go shopping, have a nice dinner at home, visit, giggle, catch up. And, it turns out that it’s possible to socialise – even with family members – without eating endlessly and recklessly.
It was really quite illuminating to go to Venus Sophia Tea Room, because I knew Freckles would love it, and just have tea. Or to serve supper for seven and not apologize for the lack of dessert. With days like this who knows – it might turn out that food is just fuel and not some bizarre self-sabotaging indulgence that never really satisfies.