This was to be the day that I posted the last of my bread recipes, the white bread. Unfortunately, this day has turned out to be one that I don't remember ever having before, and one that I hope I will never have again ! I guess I will have to set the scene, which started after church yesterday.
We had invited some close friends of ours to help us eat the last of the bean soup, made my husband, who incidentally makes the best ham and bean soup you've ever tasted in your life. He doesn't do it by recipe, he just throws it together. We all feasted and unfortunately I ate a little too much. I don't usually eat that much in the middle of the day. Maybe I should because I certainly wasn't hungry in the evening. I've read that it is much healthier to eat your big meal for lunch and just a small portion at night. But, I digress. We had been invited over to some other friends house to an open house given for their son, who was one of our speakers at church. He is on his way Thursday to his mission, which will be in Agrgentina. It was a fun affair with lots of our friends there. So much food everywhere. They have a HUGE house that is perfect for entertaining and there was dinner on the patio, and food everywhere in the dining room/kitchen area. I just couldn't eat so I sat by Dick while he was eating his dinner and one of our friends was eating one of those little miniture quiches (Is that the right spelling?) and it looked pretty tasty, so I told Dick he could get me one of those. He came back with two for me and two for him. I ate them, and thought at the time that they didn't taste quite like the ones that come from Costco that I had eaten a couple of times before. When Dick finished, we went into the house and were visiting with people and all of a sudden I started to sneeze and my nose started to run like a seive. Soon little bumps started to be felt in my throat and the roof of my mouth and I knew I was having an allergic reaction! I have had these many times in my life, being the allergic person that I am, but I hadn't had one like this for years and I didn't have my emergency grey zipper bag that I used to take with my everywhere I went. I had grown too complacent. I told Dick we had to leave NOW, which we did. When I got home, I rushed to the place I keep all my medicine (by my chair in the living room) and quickly took two benedryl tablets. I then remembered that when I used to get these, I always took the chewable kind that are for children, because it gets into the blood system more quickly, so I looked at them to see how many mgms they had and it said 12.5, which is about half of one of the tablets I took.
So, dummy me, that didn't seem like that much, so I took one of them too. It wasn't long before the bumps, itching and stuff went away in my mouth, but also until I was asleep. At 1:00a.m. Dick woke me up and told me it was time to brush my teeth and go to bed. I am not sure just how I got to the bathroom, or how I went through the routine we go through for bedtime, but I managed to do it all, plus say our prayers, since it was my turn. Dick tells me, the prayer was short, but do you know I don't remember doing any of that. It was like I was totally drugged out like a druggie, or a drunk that doesn't remember what happened. I went to bed and right back to sleep. Dick woke me at noon today to tell me what time it was and asked me if I didnt' want to get up. I just said no, and went back to sleep. He got a bit worried at 2:15 this afternoon and woke me up and told me I had better get up or I wouldn't sleep tonight. It was a stuggle waking up and getting up and I have to say, it was really strange having missed breakfast, lunch and half the afternoon. By the time I got back to the living room, it was almost 3:00 and only two hours before dinner!! Wow! I have never had that experience before in my lifetime. I am okay now, still a big groggy, and I do hope that I will be sleepy enough to go to sleep right now. I don't think I will have a problem, because I am a bit sleepy right now and it is only 7:23p.m. Talk about losing a whole day.
Needless to say, I will not be posting my white bread recipe today. Maybe in a couple of days I will do it. I am just not one of those people who can post a blog every day. I do well to get in a couple, or at most three in a week. I am so appreciative of my loyal blogging friends that do come on whenever I post. Thanks again. It's so fun to have you all for my friends.