I believe I have crossed over the worst of this cycle. Hopefully wiser and more humble. I went outside and sat in the shade early this am after the family went to Church. It felt cool to me, low humidity is probably why. It is so nice to get some fresh air in this neck of the woods. They act like the major heat of the year is gone except for maybe one more last time.
I am nursing a bowl of 'Creme of Wheat' (COW) instead of my new dish 'egg drop grits' (EDG). (The letters are for my military friends, it makes them feel at home). The COW is much finer, especially after I pulverize it even more in the mini-food processor. Even after that, I wish the COW meal were even smaller. The littlest bit of graininess gets inbetween the gums/cheeks and under the tongue. You would think that it wouldn't be a problem, but it hurts. The EDG is much worse when it comes to grittiness, so I opt for the COW now. Today the pain is present but not as intense. I still cannot open my mouth more than a spoonful (you know the family's got to love that!). I have a prescription for a product 'Miracle Mouth' - its like the stuff the Dentist gives you - I'm serious. You had better keep track of where your tongue is - 'cause you might be chewing it and not even know it. It is once every 3 hours and I alternate inbetween with Chloraseptic. I was almost a Lortab level, but chose to try this stuff first. ..................
Sorry for the pause, I had to go and re-heat the rest of the COW.
So, where was I ?
The LSU Tigers won last night against ULL. It was expected. 45 to 3.
The family was killing me last night - they were eating hamburgers (!), chips and dip, drinking cokes and yelling. I could watch, but that was about the level of my participation. I came prepared with ear plugs, Lortab (in case the Tigers were to lose) and my own bag of grits which I tried to eat, but opted for a smoothie of milk, home made icecreme. some ice and a peach - all blended really smooth. It was still difficult to swallow, but tasted good with no grit. Cold goes down easier, as does really warm. Look out, cause after my bowels get staight and my heals up, there is going to be a burger killin' somewhere in this town!
I am going to lay down for a while and get some HT - that's 'horizontal time'.
'Grace for today, bright hope tomorrow, blessings all mine and ten thousand besides'. (from an old hymn)
Thank you for praying. GW.