I did not get to bed until after 2:00 a.m. Don't worry, I had a good excuse...the copy of The Bucolic Plague that I had reserved at the library was finally available. I was beyond excited!
Just to be perfectly clear...this week has been draining, frustrating, and otherwise maddening! The only thing that has gotten me through it has been obscene amounts of Triple Dazzle Caramel pieces and model walking (both watching and doing). If are really fortunate (or if your week was really bad), you might even watch Josh model walking while you are eating the chocolate. Just a suggestion.
So after I got off work last night, I went and picked up three kids, got groceries, put groceries away, made pasta salad, got children cleaned up, put away folded laundry out of some creepy sense of wifely guilt, then curled up on the sofa and read the book from cover to cover in about four hours. I had not necessarily intended to read it all in one sitting, but I could not bear to leave Brent and Josh, a/k/a The Fabulous Beekman Boys, in a "bad place" so I had to keep reading and see it through to the conclusion. (Apparently I am convinced that when I cease reading the characters are stuck in some sort of limbo until I return.)
Notes to self: (1) actually BUY a copy of The Bucolic Plague (hey, I gotta do my part to get Josh at the farm full-time!), and (2) track down a copy of I Am Not Myself These Days (since apparently libraries in middle America do not realize that people DO want to read about former drag queens). Let's clear this up now, shall we? We DO!
So, tomorrow is Day One of my testing. I am having two days (Friday and Saturday) of allergy testing, during which time they will test 100 allergens (or as I like to refer to it "The Day of 100 Pricks"). I alternate between being excited (to find out what might be triggering the Eosinophilic Esophagitis and where I go from here) and panicking (because I love to cook and eat, and because this just sucks in general). In preparation, I have spent the past couple of weeks eating everything they are testing for, just in case I don't get to eat it again...ever. Although, I do still need to make a Stonefruit (peach/cherry) Patchwork Pie, and I should probably eat another hot fudge sundae...and I may need to dig out a pair of "roomier" jeans.
Before I forget, for those of you who have no idea who Josh and Brent are, please, please do yourself a favor and head over to Beekman 1802 and check out their soap, cheese, bath salts, seeds, recipes, and other things that make life Fabulous. You can thank me later.