1. I went to the dentist to get x-rays and to make a plan. Sadly, I'm having some issues and will be spending a lot of my summer in the chair.
Instead of x-rays and a plan, I got one x-ray and a pulled tooth.
2. I spent the remainder of the day (and most of the night) sucking on tea bags and binge watching True Blood. It seemed appropriate.
Do you know about sucking on tea bags when you have a bloody mouth for what ever reason? Soak a teabag (caffeinated green or black tea) in cold water then stick in your mouth over the bloody place. The tannic acid helps stop bleeding. Sounds crazy but it really does work. And, if you get the right flavored tea, it tastes a lot better than bloody gauze.
What's the right flavored tea? Definitely not Lipton's green tea. Yuck-O! I'll admit though - I'm not a fan of green tea to begin with so sucking on a green tea bag was just -
By the way, expired Barnes & Nobles Autumn Orange bags taste pretty good. Good enough to over power the blood taste. And they stopped the bleeding eventually. Yay!
3. And now I'm on the "cold and old" diet. That's what I've named it. For 24 hours after the bleeding stopped, I can only have cold foods. Cold, unlumpy, soft foods.
So now I'm drinking yesterday's left over cold coffee. You know you're a coffee addict when the dentist tells you cold foods only and your Very first thought is, "But what about my coffee?"
And did you know that there are no cold, non-lumpy soft foods that aren't pure sugar? Apple sauce, ice cream, pudding and jello. Ugh! I mean, ice cream is Yay! But even ice cream gets old if it's all you eat over a 48 hour window.
Because at work, never fail, as soon as I heat my food, some crisis happens and I end up eating my food cold an hour later. It never fails! But, it has taught me that I like cold cauliflower smashed up like mashed potatoes. And today I discovered cold scrambled eggs with a tiny dollop of mayonnaise to hide the cold egg flavor isn't bad.
So yeah, I'm calling it my "cold and old" diet. But it's okay. the diet is working! I've already lost three pounds and tomorrow I get to eat warm soup. But for now, I think I'll go finish off the ice cream.