I have been invited to a formal tea party, RSVP and all that. I have to admit I find it hilariously funny that a known diabetic should be invited to a tea party. I have said I will go because I have already turned down a like invitation, but am not looking forward to the experience. I had no excuse this time so will have to go. Think the best thing I can do is to make sure I am not in the least hungry before I see all those cakes and cookies. Am wondering whether to pop a few celery sticks in my handbag and take a travel mug with me with real ground coffee in it so I can avoid the dreaded instant stuff that can upset my stomach. Oh! why did I agree to go to this tea party! The problems that are strewn in our paths as would-be virtuous diabetics.

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Comment by brokenpole on June 12, 2012 at 2:43am

Go to the tea party and have a good time. If you have a cookie so what, it is not the end of the world. But take your celery sticks. If people have a problem with it then it gives you a built in reason to avoid the next one and not feel guilty about it.

Take you mug and sit and talk with friends. I assume that is why you are going. Just try and enjoy yourself and who knows...you might even like it.
Comment by Pastelpainter on June 12, 2012 at 3:56am

Thanks bp! I know there will be an oversupply of goodies and it is so hard for me to refuse, but am sure I will enjoy chatting.

Comment by Trudy on June 12, 2012 at 6:04am

Hmmm... Taking your own good coffee? No good tea at a tea party?! And yes, have a cookie this once.

Comment by Pastelpainter on June 12, 2012 at 3:07pm

But Trudy, I don't drink tea! And I am very, very bad at having just ONE cookie or piece of cake LOL

Comment by Trudy on June 12, 2012 at 3:11pm

I will imagine you with Alice and the Mad Hatter and others, drinking your good mug of coffee. Do have fun!

Comment by Pastelpainter on June 12, 2012 at 3:24pm

Now you've given me the giggles, Trudy!

Comment by Trudy on June 12, 2012 at 3:35pm


Comment by Pastelpainter on June 14, 2012 at 2:30pm

I guess I really got nervous about nothing. The only food was bun loaf cut in teeny tiny pieces, so I was able to pick out a really small piece and was able to refuse second helpings. And yes, thank you all, I did enjoy myself. Retirement villages can be a bit all-consuming and I try to retain a bit of independence so as to keep a balanced view on things. Always a great advantage when there is a grumble-fest going on LOL


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