|We like to eat in my family and we all happen to be big eaters. Somewhere along the way it has become a tradition that when you are having a good meal without the family members you send them a message via telepathy, phone, text or snail mail.
The message must state what you are having and the phrase, "I'm eating good".
If you've had a good meal and didn't send out the messages all conversations will begin with, "What'd you have to eat?" when next you are in the company of a family member. That's just how we roll in the MA Fat Woman's family.
Recently, I had picked up a ribeye steak at Krogritz on sale and fixed myself up a right nice meal. I sent Mom a text message letting her know what I was having and that I was eating good. Normally, she responds back and I was a little surprised when she didn't. No big deal.
A few days later I had whipped up another nice meal and had just set down to eat when the phone buzzed that I had a message. "What's for dinner?" Mom asked.
I had made cubed steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, grilled corn on the cob, chocolate dipped strawberries and fresh squeezed lemonade. I put all of this in the text and hit the send button.
You know what her response was? "You're kidding? Why didn't you tell me you was eating good?"
That made me laugh so hard I nearly spit my corn out and 'bout choked on a lemon seed.
...I'm eating good Mom.