Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Normal Food

I discovered today that I can eat lots of different things.  In fact, I am beginning to suspect that I can eat most anything now as long as it isn't too dry. And even with those, learning the judicious use of water or milk while I chew and swallow will make all the difference.  
The nice thing about this is that I can eat other places without worrying about whether there will be food I can eat or not.
There is still one problem.  Certain spices, vinegar and some fruits just burn my mouth.  Pepper for sure is on the no go list, miracle whip (because of the vinegar), and chili powder are too.  I think garlic is another one.  Sometimes just a very small amount gives me no problem.   
I can usually eat most fruits; I eat until they bother me and then I quit.
I made hamburgers for dinner today.  I ate mine in a lettuce leaf, with tomato, it worked really well.  I would have used mayo, but we were out.  We had green bean casserole and beets.  No problems there. 
For supper we had ham sandwiches with mayo and fruit salad, and strawberry-rhubarb pie, eaten at some kind friends. I like pie, it is my favorite dessert at the moment.
I was proud of myself to having gone a whole day eating normal food.  I still like my soup.  It is the way I get most of my calories.  It takes me a long time to get down even small portions of "normal food".  Chewing with saliva helps mash up the food in your mouth more quickly. I chew and sip, and it just takes longer. Plus, I get tired of eating after awhile, since it gets boring after awhile eating food that doesn't have much taste.
In order to keep from losing any more weight I still need to eat lots of soup.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sitting with the Grands

I had the boys a couple of days ago.  Mommy wanted to do a mammoth grocery shopping spree without trying to corral three kids and two carts, one with a baby in it.  So, she left the two big ones with me.  I haven't had a chance for a while to take pictures of Barry so I took the opportunity to crawl around on the floor with him. I'm still getting used to the camera of my dad's.  It is an older one, albeit, a very good one in it's day, but it is different from what I had before.
These boys played so nicely for about a half an hour and it was greatly appreciated.  Barry found the tractors and pushed them all over the kitchen. 

I'm disappointed this last photo is fuzzy, but I love his big smile.  I caught it on the fly, by accident.  I wanted him to smile; at their house its "say cheese", at my house its "no".

I made this playdough for the boys, and Zane just loves it.  I meant it to be dirt colored, but the combination of colors I used turned it green.  
He was playing farm animals for most of the time, preferring the giraffe and lion to the more traditional ones.  

Later, he began farming in earnest, but it was mainly getting the tractor stuck and pulling it out again.

The next day we had Christian all by himself.  He is such a good baby at nearly two months.  Sleeping easily and long and eating properly.  
It was easy to get a smile out of  him.  It wasn't so easy to quit talking and turn them off. 

Sleepy boy.