Thursday, October 11, 2007
I Just Wanna Have Fun
Today was supposed to be the last day for the hematologist visits. I was so elated and happy.
He pronounced good news and bad news....stop the blood thinner, be watchful for another embolism, come back in two weeks for more blood tests, and in a month for followup. Sigh. So.........there is just something about visiting this guy that makes me spend money I don't have - besides his bill........I went to the Greek Fish Market.
Fishing boats were docked, and there was that quiet that large bodies of water exude - "Vast-ness" has a sound. It reminded me of standing out in the mountains and the hush that is in the mountains. I just sat in the sun for a while relaxing, breathing deeply and enjoying "being."
Finally pulled my body into the market, picked out my Red Snapper, and moved on over to the Greek grocery side. A pint of seeded Kalamata Olives followed, along with Cajun crab dip, a whole wheat bread loaf (ha, ha, *, NOT a "roll"), a wild rice mix, and for tomorrow, slices of extra sharp cheddar, and for the little boy's breakfasts, slices of Boar's Head Canadian bacon. Yum.
Well, Red Snapper is in the oven, stuffed with rice, celery, shallots, and various herbs. Unfortunately the boy and I are the only ones that like fish. "H" gave me a "Yuh." He might eat some, the negative is usually "Nyeh."
In the meantime, a biology lesson proceeds with the removal of one of snapper's eyes. We learn the brain is connected to the eye. We learn where the bone is that is in the throat and, if pulled, will open the mouth. We will probably look up the parts of an eye on the internet and figure out which is which. I found out Red Snappers have little cute sharp teeth. And a spiny back fin that is akin to a transfusion needle.
With the fish in the oven, the part that is sort of bothering me, bringing out my obsessive behaviors of worry, is, "Did I clean the fish all the way to the butt, or did I leave the lower bowel encased in the fish butt?" I'm sure the transverse colon is gone, along with the appendix.
So, tell me, how fun a day was that!
Posted by Gardenia at 3:29 PM