This has happened a number of times over the last year, but each time it does, I can’t help smiling. My husband and I have been visiting my mother-in-law at a nursing home for nearly four years now, and the nurses there are familiar with who we are, but we don’t necessarily see the same gals each time we come. Well, time passed, and yesterday at Mom’s 99th birthday celebration in the TV room, I heard one nurse say, “It’s too bad Nadia isn’t here today”. I turned to her and said, “I’m standing right next to you.” She looked at me in wide-eyed disbelief until she regained her composure. Then we talked, not surprisingly, about how I lost the weight, and my book, THINKING SKINNY, which is close to completion. Photo is of me, my husband Chuck and Lu.