What Happened to my Chicken?

I like chicken. This is a fact. Chicken strips from work at break at the best. Or were. Sweet & Sour Chicken frozen meal that I use to buy all the time. When did food become so chewy?

When I first tried the chicken strips I was trying to figure out why they were so dry. I had to swig Pepsi to be able to swallow. And the taste was just off. And the other one I took one bite and it had a different taste and I was done. So along with my banana this morning I had nothing.

Lunch rolls around and I pick up my frozen dinner. Go upstairs and warm it up. Did you know that 5 minutes takes forever? I didn’t. And of course was in everyone’s way. After I went and sat down I took the film off and stirred the rice, sauce and chicken to mix it all together. I put the first bite in and there was nothing wrong. So I took a piece of chicken which I should never have. Ten minutes I was trying to chew a little piece and finally had to spit it out into a napkin. There was no way that I was going to be able to swallow that. Tried to pick at the rice and no go. Chewy chewy chewy. And my mouth was so dry feeling.

After that my afternoon got pretty hectic and a few times I though I was about to throw up. But I did not. What did happen though was I started to feel like I had a heavy rock in the pit of my stomach. That one where throwing up is a relief because it is no longer sitting there.

Once home I decided to have chicken noodle soup for my tummy. Only I drank the broth could not eat the noodles. They too were chewy.

Oct. 8/21

Not My Problem

Did the title throw you for a loop? 🤷🤷🤷 I mean when have I ever said that it is not my problem? If anything I make it all my problem but not this time.
T’s dad has a new girlfriend who has been staying at his place overnight on occasion and last night was some such night. He wanted T to stay the night there instead of him coming home last night.
It was an interesting conversation.
T: Mom dad wants me to stay there tonight.
Me (biting my tongue from what I really wanted to say): Ok that’s fine.
T (surprised): What? You are not going to throw one of your hissy fits?
Me: No. You are telling me now not dropping this on me at 9 p.m. I appreciate that. So it is not a big deal.
T: Oh ok.
Did I want to rant and rail? Damn rights I did however truth is it is his dad’s week. And I suppose eventually T is going to be old enough that he could stay at his dad’s overnight alone. I am not ready for it but also know it is a step that is coming. Maybe not quite yet though.
T (musing): I wonder if L is going to be able to wake me?
Me: Well she has boys so I am sure she will have no difficulty getting you up.
T: Mom they do not know how I sleep.
Me:
T: I bet I am going to miss the bus. I know I am.
Me: Not my problem.
T (laughing): No it won’t be.
T: I hope that dad has stuff for me to make lunch.
Me: Would he not?
T: I don’t know.
Me: Not my problem.
T: I know but what if he doesn’t?
Me: Just so you know I am in a till all day tomorrow so  I cannot run and bring you anything. My lunch and breaks are scheduled for me.
T: Oh ok.
Me: You may decide that you don’t want to spend the night at your dad’s during the school week.
T: Maybe not. We will see how it goes tomorrow.
And then he was gone. Out the door with an I love you and a kiss. I won’t see him now until Sunday night.
Does a part of me hope that this situation goes awry? 😁😁😁😁  I would be lying if I did not. However there is no denying that I am loving sitting here enjoying my coffee ☕☕☕☕ writing my post without having to watch the time. I do not have to go wake him three or four or a hundred times before he snarls his way free of the blankets. My quiet time will be quiet time today.
T also informed me that his dad is planning to meet the new gf’s father. He does not like rock and roll nor swearing. Both of which T’s dad has in spades. He has speakers and stereo to beat a live band in his shop. Swearing is second nature to this man. So after explaining this all to him T looks at his dad and asks: When do I get to meet this new dad of mine?  🤣🤣🤣🤣
I love my boy.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone.
©Sept. 24/21
Picture is my own