Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ow. Ow. OW.

This packs a punch, I tell ya...

Navhelowife recommended - after reading my whiny screed about canker sores the other day - that I send Larry to CVS to buy Peroxyl, a mouthwash that would supposedly help with this problem.  Well, it is too soon to tell whether or not this product is actually speeding the healing, but it sure as heck hurts while I am swishing it around in my canker-sore-ridden mouth. HURTS. Tears were running down my face as I swished, Navhelowife - just so you know...

So, yeah, still suffering - and now I have an annoying cough to top it all off, which makes me sound like a TB patient on a bad day.  I'm sure Anna of An Inch of Grey will really enjoy hearing me clear my throat of phlegm approximately 15 times a minute throughout her book chat this evening.  I'm determined to show up, however, as I still haven't managed to have my copy of Rare Bird autographed.

We all need goals - mine are just simpler than most.

The handyman is still here, painting our kitchen, finishing up baseboards, watching us argue over cabinet hardware.  You know your relationship with your handyman has crossed a line when you're letting him weigh in on the family vote over which door handles look better with the Britannia Blue walls.

Come to think of it, he voted for the Britannia Blue, also.

At this point, I might just wait until Bunko on Monday night and let all the neighbors vote also.  Preferably before we start drinking, of course.  Crowdsourcing home decorating decisions is a thing, right?


  1. Keeping your handyman happy is important.
    I hope you are able to enjoy your evening out with Anna.

  2. I've had a canker sore problem my entire life. They seem to be triggered by extreme stress, extreme dieting, viruses, and cinnamon-flavored gum or toothpaste. A mild salt water swish is soothing, but doesn't cure them. I have never found anything that helps other than just waiting for them to go away on their own. I hope yours are getting better.

  3. I have found that there is nothing to be done about canker sores. I think Patience Crabstick is spot on. When canker sores hit, it is necessary to concentrate instead on other good things in life, such as getting a book autographed by the author, or rejoicing that you have hired a handyman who will actually show up and do the work. Well, maybe avoiding eating tomato sauce and lemon juice also helps. I hope you feel better soon!

  4. It was great to see you last night! p.s. I am currently rocking 8 canker sores. Might be the most I've ever had at once. Tooth brushing last night was brutal. I tend to not do anything to treat them, although my friend swears by Canker Cover. Have you tried that?

  5. My son gets canker sores a lot. Our dentist recommended toothpaste without SLS (Sodium laurel sulfate I think). He tried Tom's of Maine without SLS and says that it helps. And it tastes decent.