“The sun again will shine bright and clear.
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.”
11/2/12: I woke up this morning expecting to feel much better with the drains out. I did feel better physically but bluer than ever emotionally. I sat in my chair and decided to spend the day dozing and feeling sorry for myself and was successful in this endeavor until midday.
Then my friend, Sugar Sorbet (name anagrammed to protect the innocent), called and offered to come and get me to go back to his place for a Dexter date. We’ve been watching the show together since its inception in 2006. I don’t have Showtime so we always watch at his house. He kindly accumulates all the episodes but waits for me before he watches. On the way out, I grabbed from the freezer a pint of the delicious ice cream that my donor, Mary Lou, sent me from ecreamery.com – this is some seriously good stuff! It turned out to be a terrific afternoon. Dexter ended on a potentially awful plot line last season but took a turn for the better with the first two new episodes we watched today – they were both very good.
Tonight, Michael treated me to a belated birthday dinner at Josef’s, our local hangout. Surprisingly, with the help of lots of water and hot tea, I was able to enjoy their homemade liver pate on toast points AND a reasonably sized piece of veal piccata. Being the foodie that I am, this was a very big deal. Veal turns out to be a good texture – thinly sliced and not stringy or crumbly like other meats. We always sit at the bar, and I hid discreetly behind my napkin so I wouldn’t gross anyone out with my slightly contorted chewing.
All in all, a good day!