Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I'm joining Ginny for her Yarn Along this week. On the needles, a pair of fingerless mittens. I really enjoy knitting stripes lately. I am still reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods which I am loving, just not finding enough reading time during a normal day. After paying my sizable library finds, the boys and I are getting ready to start Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl.
My diet this week has largely been a fluid based diet -- tea, juice, broth. See, I have an infected gland under my tongue (sublingual) and it's painful, especially when I eat. It makes me grumpy, very grumpy, and I feel for those who have to live with me this week. However, on the up side, my mom (who under different circumstances should have been a nurse and a wonderful one at that) was researching my condition which is often caused by a stone blocking the duct. She called last night with the advice that eating sour candies sometimes kicks the salivary glands into overdrive, thus forcing the stone away. Heck, I've just been given an excuse to eat my favourite candy. The only problem is I don't have any candy and it's dark, very rainy and windy. Ugh. Standing ovation for Mike who agreed to change out of his pyjamas and go out into the rainy night to buy me candy. I guess I made a good decision all those years ago. I'm not feeling much better today but I do get to enjoy a sour candy every now and then -- guilt free.