Hazel says a lot of funny things. Most days you’ll get some sort of funny quip or quote from her on a myriad of subjects from sex to the proper way to make green beans. (No onions in them.)

So, I’m counting Weight Watcher points and I’ve had a really good week. It’s been like withdrawal from heroin. Amazing the times I find myself reaching for food when I, like, shouldn’t. I’ve been to the Y and ran (ok JOGGED) a couple days, trying to get back in the swing and make a better, healthier Sista. One day at a time, sweet Jesus.

Tonight, me and #2 decided we’d come visit Grandma Hazel and Nephew and Niece Smiff (she’s about 15 months old). I stopped and got me a Healthy Choice Chicken Parmigian for my suppah and was going to stop at McDonald’s (bad mother) for #2. Hazel calls and says she has meatloaf. I can’t handle meatloaf. It’s one of my trigger foods and one of my specialties that I make. I know myself around meatloaf and it ain’t purty.

I called Mr. Smiff (who is playing this very minute at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa) if Grandma would be mad if I brought my Healthy Choice to her house and ate it. “No..you are bettering yourself.” I was still scared to bring something into her house like a frozen thing. I didn’t want to insult her on her turf.

I got my nerve up and said “Um, I hope you don’t mind that I brought this with me. I didn’t know we were going to eat here and I’m trying to eat right, yada, yada”.

Hazel took a long pause and said “Well…lah tee dah!”

You will get to see Hazel on her very own tv show on CMT on the first of October. They’re doing a show like Dinner and A Movie, but, it’s called Southern Fried Flicks. Watch for it.