I am excited. Since Dec. 17th of last year, I have left Terrebonne Parish only to go to New Orleans twice, Des Allemands and Lafayette.
Today, my beautiful wife and I are heading to a B&B on the river in Natchitoches for a few days. I will be logging the progression of my symptoms. It is a four-hour trip and I expect some degradation on the way. Still, I think my wife and I are armed well against this disease and we can survive it.
As a testament to how I am feeling right now: I’ve fixed my coffee this morning in a ceramic cup. I haven’t drank in something other than plastic in several weeks.
Strangely enough, the most significant change I have made to my daily routine is the addition of sleeping on a heated blanket set on low. It warms and relaxes my muscles all night. The damage that I caused myself the day before is diminished. The blanket is coming on the trip with me.
I cannot wait to wake tomorrow and have a cup of coffee on the porch overlooking the river. The temperature is supposed to be in the lower 30s. I will blow smoke as I sip.
My camera will be my wife’s and my companion and I hope to kill the batteries by taking many photos. Strangely enough, in all my travels, I don’t recall ever being in Natchitoches. As a youth, we traveled once all over the state. I remember standing on the highest elevation in the state. I remember Hodge’s garden, and many other sites we saw on that trip, but not the city of Natchitoches.
This will be a new experience for me in a multitude of ways. My excitement builds as I struggle to not wake my wife so we can leave early. (She has to drive all the way. I can sleep….)
Thanks for reading, God Bless!
Jay C. “Jazzy_J” Theriot