Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Latest

Our vacation is just around the corner. We leave on Saturday and visit some friends in Missouri for one week and then my brother in Ohio for the second week. I finally remembered to reserve a rental car for the time in Missouri today. We are both going to get hair cuts tomorrow in preparation. I am going to get mine shortened to about chin length so hopefully I will keep cooler in the midwest heat and humidity.

I had my last visit with the physical therapist today. The set of exercises that he has doing now for my jaw seem to be working. My teeth still don't fit together the way they used to. But now they connect on both sides and my front teeth don't hit together so hard anymore. It's not perfect, but I can live with it this way. He does recommend that I get a bite splint because I seem to be clenching my teeth in my sleep. My insurance only pays $500 lifetime maximum for TMJ problems, so I'm going to wait until I know how much of that I have left before I go to get the bite plate. I may have to pay for that out of pocket.

The last news of the day is that I had another artichoke attack. I found a decent specimen and tried to recreate the flavor of my first experiment. I used the broiler instead of the grill for the final step. It came out pretty good - quite good. So I think the problem with the one last week was the bay leaf that I put in the boiling water. It gave the whole thing a funny taste.


Ruth said...

enjoy your vacation

Martha said...

I love vacations!

Priscilla said...

Yes, Tracy! Have fun on your vacation. Take pictures to share with us!

Tracy said...

Oh, thanks you guys. I will take some pics.