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.”