Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

The other day, my sisters and I got locked out of our parents' house between a wedding and a reception.  None of us have keys to the front door and someone had locked the garage entrance.  Quick as a wink, I pulled out a credit card and picked the lock.  Seriously, it took about ten seconds.  My sisters have a new-found respect for me and I am grateful to all of the Nancy Drew books I read as a child.  If the stock gig fails, I now know I can always be a cat burglar.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month is now over but I'm happy to have walked 64 miles and will be making a donation to the Lyme Disease Foundation.  I would have liked to have done more, but just over two miles a day isn't awful.  I'm happy to have stuck with it.  Lyme Disease is a terrible illness and I hope to see it eradicated in the next couple of years.

I am having my stupid mouth surgery in two hours.  It's another bone graft in my face to replace bone that had to be removed due to an infection.  Hopefully at some point in the near future, I will no longer be missing a tooth.  Sigh.  It's not too bad now because Blackhawks fever is sweeping Chicago and I look like I fought the good fight against a flying puck.  Look for the positive, right?

Anyway, I just ate a Chipotle burrito, my last solid food for four weeks.  I went away for the weekend and referred to it as The Official Memorial Day Celebration of Chewing 2010.  It was glorious and not at all drama queeny.

Now the fun begins.  I took a lot of your suggestions and I feel like I'm ready.

I also bought a blender to make smoothies out of soy milk, fruit and protein powder.  I think I'll be okay, but if posting is sparse over here, know that it's because I don't feel comfortable writing post after post after post about being hungry and cranky.  I'm doing it for you, people.  I'm doing it for you.

Oh, and as far as entertainment goes, I'm definitely okay in that department:

Thanks, Target and Ted Turner!


  1. Jenny Haverty BielanskiJune 1, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Good Luck Taryn, I hope everything goes well. I really hope this will be the last time you have to go through something like this. Enjoy your musicals!

  2. Good luck. I hope it goes better than expected!

  3. I hope everything goes well!

  4. If you want anyone to come over and drink champagne while you recover, just let me know.

  5. Good luck! I'll be sending good thoughts your way!

  6. Thanks, guys! I am feeling pretty good and the surgery went better than expected. I appreciate the good wishes!