Tomorrow is a big day: I'm having all four wisdom teeth removed. This should've been done 10-or-more years ago, but, alas, I'm kind of an idiot like that.
I'm anxious about the surgery, never having been put under before. I've never actually been much of a "patient" of any kind, not as much as a need for stitches. I suppose I was a particularly cautious boy, never participating in activities which could be considered dangerous. I wasn't one to jump or skip or even ride a bike, for fear of scuffing my knees.
So it's with quite a bit of apprehension that I will lay down my head tonight.
This afternoon we hit the grocery store to pad the pantry with yogurt and popsicles and other such chewless foods. I thought it might be a good day to stockpile some chili, too, easily reheated and mashed between gums for the days ahead.
Mine includes onions and garlic, ground turkey, strained tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, a whack of spices (cumin, chili powder, Mexican spices, cayenne pepper and, naturally, a slew of beans. Red and white kidney, chick peas, black and lima beans. I also toss a healthy cup-or-so of dark chocolate (this time a peppery Lindt.) The chocolate adds a mildly-sweet richness and works to thicken the chili, too. A good grate of translucent parmesan, and dinner's on.
Wish me luck tomorrow.