|Lilacs and golden shower tree|
Walking back from the bus today, I saw these pretty blossoms, which were much easier to capture because of the overcast skies. We've had days and days of sunshine, but today it seemed a bit more familiar when I walked out to heavy clouds and the possibility of rain. Today I won't need to water the garden.
I'm feeling pretty good today after several uncomfortable days recovering from the tooth extraction. I don't know why I didn't realize that the recovery would be tough, but I really didn't. As I looked ahead at the surgery, I forgot to think about the aftermath. It hasn't been fun, but I am finally thinking I've managed to escape the dreaded "dry socket." I'm not completely out of the woods yet, but so far so good. The foods I have been eating are all soft, easy to swallow and digest. Especially the coffee ice cream. It's only been four days, and although the ice cream is almost gone, I am still losing weight every day. When you have to think about every single bite of food that goes into your mouth, and being careful to stay away from the wound, it makes a difference. My usual snack of raw almonds (no way!) and anything remotely chewy are not in my diet for now.
|Front porch garden|
I have been spending time sitting on the front porch enjoying my flowers and even talking to them about how much joy they are bringing to me. And now to you. I have decided that petunias and geraniums are my favorites, since they don't require much more than water and a bit of encouragement to flourish. I'm giving up on the fancy stuff.
After having read just about everything I could find online about how best to take care of my mouth after the extraction, I'm looking forward right now to getting through the next week without any setbacks. Then I can begin to think about my next adventure in growing older, where I seem to be losing bits of myself in the process.