Here is another picture of yesterday's Pink Perfections that I just took because the only other picture I have from today (so far) is one I snapped to send Mr. Moon of the turkey carcass after I boiled it and who needs to see that? He didn't even need to see it but I sent it anyway.
He has made it safely to Tennessee.
I get so worried when he's on the road. And he's driving a different truck so there's that. Remember a few weeks ago when he was arranging for Vergil to buy a truck and helping our friend Tom sell a truck and, oh god...he explained it all to me and I really have no clue what happened but I think at this moment WE own Tom's truck. He fixed a problem it's had for a long time and became rather fond of it but it had no cruise control which is of utmost importance to him. So that man Youtubed the situation and discovered there was an easy (for him) fix and the truck now has cruise control which works perfectly. He is a clever boy.
I had an interesting experience today. One that I'd never had before and hope to never have again. Every morning I take a handful of meds and supplements and I just toss those things into my mouth, take in a big gulp of water and wash 'em down without a thought.
It's always worked for me. I've never had difficulties swallowing pills.
Today though, it did not work so well and one of the big ass supplements and a big ass med got stuck. I think the med blocked the passage of the supplement after it got stuck.
Not a good feeling. Also, rather scary. I mean- I knew I wasn't going to die because the food was not lodged in my trachea and I was having no problems breathing. But it felt very, very wrong. I could almost visualize those pills stuck sideways and it was a little painful. I tried swallowing more water but that did nothing to alleviate the situation. I had no idea what to do. Luckily, my body did and just like a cat harking up a hairball, I coughed up first one pill, then the next.
This was not fun either but it was a relief. I am not even going to google this situation because I don't want to know what could have happened if things had not gone they way they did. I'm certain I didn't tear my esophagus because I've seen no blood but my throat is pretty sore. And of course I am now wary of swallowing anything more substantial than a spoonful of yogurt. I girded my loins, however, and took those pills again. They were slime-coated but thank goodness for the body's quick reaction in creating that slime and they were going right back into where they'd come from except hopefully, farther down.
And they did.
I'm going to have to put a trigger warning on this, aren't I?
So that was more excitement than I cared for and the rest of the day has been blessedly without incident. The biggest thing I did was to take the trash and stop by the post office. I have lazed and rested and even started a new jigsaw puzzle.
Oh, I did boil the turkey bones and there will be meat to freeze to make flautas and plenty of good broth for other things. Soup, probably. And of course I washed the sheets! Is it not Friday?
Oh my gosh! I forgot the most exciting that that happened! And in this instance, fun-exciting. I got Wordle in TWO! That's a first for me and of course, it was complete luck.
Strange, huh? Two firsts- Wordle in two tries and getting pills stuck in my gullet.
Here's what the sunset looked like a few minutes ago from the steps on my back porch.