Friday, November 26, 2010
Giving Thanks for Black Friday, and More.
I stayed on later than usual so the bosses could enjoy their TD dinner, then I enjoyed my own when I was relieved of my post. Didn't get home until about 6:30 and when the tryptophan kicked in it took all the energy I could muster for a quick shower before falling asleep on my feet. Slept like a baby - no dreams - just blessed rest.
Woke with a sore, swollen jaw, left side. WTF? Difficult chewing anything, even painful to open my mouth. (Now, stop that laughing.) Doesn't matter if food is chewy or consistency of baby food, the act of opening the mouth wide enough for a spoon and/or chewing pressure brings tears from the pain.
Anyway, the Black Friday diners were in great spirits laden, as they were, with shopping bags and boxes. Many large parties appeared for lunch, and we're talking about 8 to 20 people (and we had only 6 servers!) and as I began to get nervous the boss appeared telling me to "take a chill pill." Which was what I needed to be aware and hold emotions in check.
Truth be told, it wasn't nervousness caused by the large groups, but the constant jaw pain that had me stiff and without much of a smile. Yes, even those muscles hurt.
Sipped a Golden Margarita after my shift hoping it would relieve some of the pain. It didn't. Happy to be home, though not looking forward to eating anything, not even hungry, anyway. Hope whatever is happening to my face will be over by morning. I have to run out and pick up a couple of kid's toys for the annual "toys for tots" campaign, sponsored by the US Marine Corps, and attempt to hunt up a new pair of winter bedroom slippers. G*d knows, I need them.
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. Just hope it's mostly good stuff.
And so it goes.