Saturday, June 2

My Mother Is Not Happy

My mother is not pleased about this undertaking.

"How's that diet of yours going?" she asked tonight.

"No problems. I feel great."

"What did you eat today?"

"I just finished a peach and banana smoothie." So it was full of greens. Why put her off?

"And what are you doing for protein?"

Bessie and me, noshin' on protein.
(Big hugs to my niece,
graphic illustrator Rebekah Davis,
for the drawing.)
"The same thing cows do. I'm eating grass."

"Grass?!"

"Where do you think cows get protein?"

"Well not from grass!"

"Then where?"

"I don't know. I never thought about it."

"Fruits and veggies have plenty of protein. That's why cows and horses don't keel over and die."

"Well don't call me when you pass out."

"Okay, I won't."