A week ago, I was in Eastern Oklahoma, helping my mom out for a few days. Suffice it to say, it is not my favorite part of the world. Needing a little break from the family dynamic, I took myself out for lunch in search of a restaurant that had something not fried and resembling a vegetable. I wound up at Captain Jacks on the shore of Lake Eufaula. The place had a wonderful shaded deck that sat right out over the edge of the lake. Not surprisingly, there weren’t any vegetarian options so I asked if the crawfish etouffee had vegetables in it. The young waitress said questioningly, “I think it has, like maybe, celery….” She gave me a mildly concerned look and asked, “Would you like me to see if they can make it without any vegetables?” I swear I’m not making this up. I said, “Uh, wrong direction. Some veggies would be great.”
Again, thank you for your story ~ Caroline
Thank-you for this wonderful share Cylvia! Tears sprung to my eyes, as I related to your story and wisdom. I'm taking care of my mom too lately, learning boundaries, compassion for all, including myself! I am a fledgling!! And enjoying the adventure of it all, this thing called life and humanness.