Writing 101, Day Seven: Give and Take

Sitting comfortably in Betty’s kitchen, I asked, “what’s this special thing you planned to do for me today?”

“Oh, it isn’t that much, girlfriend.  I’m just preparing your favorite dessert,” she said.

“Betty, you know I’ve been on a new nutrition program since the beginning of the year,” I said.

Betty, laughed and said, “Girl, it’s your 72nd birthday.  And, I want to do something special just for you.

“Just spending the day with you is special,” I said.

She smiled and said, “I know you are not going to turn down my homemade lemon meringue pie.  It’s always been your favorite.”

“Girl, a slice of your lemon pie is tempting,”, I said, “but I’m gonna stay on this program.  I know me, I won’t stop at one slice.”


Betty, said, “No, we won’t let that happen, we’ll each have a slice and I’ll put the rest down the garbage disposal.  I promise one slice.”


 “Are you trying to sabotage my diet?,” I asked.

‘Okay, okay, I have another plan,” Betty said, “what if, we eliminate the glass of wine and replace it with lemon shooters.  That way we’re killing two birds with one stone.”


“I’ve got a better idea, why don’t you let me make my newest lemon treat.”


Betty said, “Well I don’ want you to think I was trying to sabotage your diet.  I was just trying to do something nice for your birthday.”

“I know you were,” I said, “but I am spending time with you and that’s special.”

Well, I am proud of you for staying true to your new nutrition program, but what are the benefits of drinking lemon water?” Betty asked.

“Lemon water improves our health, “I said” “and, I’ve got some of the benefits right here on my IPAD.  Let’s look at them right now.”

health benefits of drinking lemon water


Author: SeasonedSistah2

During this final season life, I am going on a journey to define "ME." Opening up and going outside of my comfort zone to redefine ME.. Exploring and pursuing new interests that will lead to personal happiness, serenity, and tranquility. In undertaking this mission, overcoming the FEAR is my greatest challenge. Fear has played a large role in my life, but I overcame the FEAR of breast cancer, chronic pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Apnea. My new mantra: FEAR has two meanings: "(1) Forget Everything And Run, or (2) Face Everything and Rise. The Choice is Mine." Blogging here I come ready or not!!!

13 thoughts on “Writing 101, Day Seven: Give and Take”

    1. Thank you so much. I see your email. But, do you have a blog. I love to follow, read and comment on different blogs. My life is opened up to so many new people, new things, new places, and new experiences through blogging.


  1. I love your dialog. Good for you for sticking to your program.

    Happy Birthday.

    It was fun to read your post just after drinking a glass of water that I had added lemon juice to!


    1. Thank you Karuna, working backward today on catching up on responding to blog comments. Sorry for this delay. But, you know the story. Writing 101 took me out of my comfort zone. Back on track, at least for now.


      1. Thanks, Karuna. Catching up this week. At this moment, I still have Assignment 12 to write, expecting Assignment 13 at 10:00 a.m., Thursday and Friday Assignment, as well as weekly post. Full plate, but I am not stressing, “I will do what I can, when I can.” Have a great day.


    1. Thank you. My husband, after complaining about the outrageous cost of lemons for more than a year, just increased the costs. He is now drinking lemon water. I enjoy reading your posts.


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