Now I didn’t do a whole Thai spread every day, I did make something most days. I have quite a few Thai and Vietnamese recipes on my blog. Interestingly enough, while we ate well, we both used to lose weight during May.
They say the “firsts” are the hardest, for better or worse, I am experiencing them all within the first 6 months. Anniversary, check. Christmas, check. New Year’s Eve, check. Valentine’s Day, check. My birthday, check. Now his birthday.
I’ve been adjusting well, according to my friends. However, this has hit me hard. I’ve gone from not crying to crying every morning. The big question for me has been, should I continue to make May, Month of Southeast Asian Food or not? I’m leaning toward keeping the tradition, what better way to honor Duke’s memory than to prepare some of his favorite foods?
When my son was here, he reprimanded me on my eating habits. Odd to think of the kid who would live on Stagg’s chili combined with Mac & Cheese all grown up into a chef who is concerned about my healthy eating. The kicker is that he was right. I have gone from meal planning to just grabbing whatever is convenient. I give more thought to what I feed Furgus than what I prepare for myself (insert gratuitous cute pet photo).
Making public announcements of intentions always helps me keep them better. This May, I will be preparing some Asian inspired food and blogging about it. I may just update some old posts, adding photos. My blog has always been lacking in that department.
ps: I made that sweater in February out of some left over polar fleece that I used to make him a toy back in September. He absolutely loves it, so it’s pretty shabby now.