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Mondays with Melitas – December 28, 2015

CAVIAR _0307SURPRISE VISIT ON CHRISTMAS                         DECEMBER 28, 2015

 

Wouldn’t you just know that something would come along to throw me for a loop?   It’s time for a story to be written, and here I am out of commission. The Warden — but we have to give her the nice name “The Aztec Princess” because she had to step in to type while I dictate. (It’s fun — I am dictating to her.) It is all because I got the Gout yesterday on Christmas Day. If you have never had it, go look it up on Google to see how you stay away from it because it is p-a-i-n-f-u-l!

 

I haven’t had it for several years so it came as a huge surprise — I can’t write because that pesky devil settled in my right elbow. No wonder I managed to get it. Last week: Lunch with Maureen at Macario’s — I had Chile Verde (Pork, a No-No for me;) then we had some Veal Stew on Wednesday and the leftovers on Thursday — a NO-NO. Then the Warden brought home some raw oysters to have with a cocktail — a REAL NO-NO. The absolute end of Gout stuff came in the house for another tidbit to be munched with a cocktail:

 

CAVIAR (1.76 OZ)                 (Very expensive)              NO-NO, NO-NO, NO-NO

There’s enough of that leftover for our cocktail hour today, and “Yes, I’ll partake. I’m a sucker for punishment.” But does anyone get the picture about stuffing me with all the wrong food? She knows my diet can trigger GOUT.

TYPED UP BY ALBA XOCHIHUA JUST TO BE NICE T0 MY PRISONER, MELITAS FORSTER, FOR MONDAYS WITH HER.

 

12 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – December 28, 2015”

  1. WELL MELITAS SORRY TO HEAR YOU ARE NOT FEELING TO WELL BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO STUFF YOURSELF WITH WHAT THE WARDEN BRINGS AND YOU KNOW IT’S NOT GOOD FOR YOU WHAT CAN I TELL YOU . I AM GUILTY OF DOING THE SAME THING LOL . I HOPE YOU GET TO FEELING BETTER . HAVE A GREAT NEW YEARS EVE AND A WONDERFUL DAY . TAKE CARE .

  2. GLAD TO HEAR THAT WARDEN GOT YOU. I’M SURE SHE SAVED IT ALL UP BECAUSE SHE HAD TO GET EVEN WITH YOU.

    YOU KNOW SHE WANTS TO PUT HER ANGER TO SOME GOOD. (FOR HER)
    IT WAS A NICE TIME TO GET YOU.

    NOW IS THE TIME TO RETALITATE. I KNOW THAT I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW TO DO IT.
    JUST DON’T LET HER READ THIS OR SHE MAY COME MY WAY.

    HOW YOU HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS. TELL THE WARDEN THAT ON NEW YEARS YOU WANT TO GO OUT AN CELEBRATE.

    HAVE A GREAT NEW YEARS!!!
    LOVE,
    JOAN

  3. Dear Melitas,
    DARN!! So sorry you have gout! What a miserable deal. Hope you get better soon. This reminds me of a story around my dear father. His career frequently took him back to Boston(where we are from). And while visiting, he would eat as much lobster as possible!!! Upon returning home, he would frequently have an onset of gout. But, we never learn, the next visit he would go once again,for the four pound lobster as his favorite selection.

    All my best,
    Kathryn (Cheers from George too!!)

  4. Did the Aztec Princess force all that bad stuff on you? For shame!!

  5. We missed you and Alba yesterday. I had a great time. Again sorry that you two could not make it.

    I get the gout every once in a while and know that is not fun.

    Love,

    John

  6. Out with the gout and in with the new year! Love to you and the ‘Princess’!

  7. Sorry to hear you are in discomfort with the gout. I enjoyed your story. Take care my friend and I think the ‘Aztec Princess is perfect for Alba. Much love to both of you.

  8. Melotas

    I’m late reading your blog…I played golf yesterday and immediately came home to take a nap! Sorry to hear bour your gout – better get back to sipping on chicken broth and eating white rice! I’m glad the Warden, er Aztec Princess, stepped in on your behalf! You guys stay warm this New Year’s Eve – no dancing past midnight!

    Besos
    Jamie

  9. Oh no…I’m sure u will be reariing to go come New Years Eve….can’t keep a good woman down!!!

    Keep that Princess in line and doing what u need done…😳

    Miss u n Happy New Year!!!!

    Birdie Baines

  10. Dear Mena,

    It sounds to me like all that wonderful food was worth it even though it gave you the gout

    Love,
    Maxine

  11. I’m dumbfounded! Do I continue to eat rich food and prepare for the worse? In the words of the Great Melitas’NO, NO, NO.’ I hope to learn from your mistakes.

  12. Dear Melitas, I’m sorry to hear you’re suffering! I’ve heard that suffering provides grist for the art mil. Gout is one of the more literary maladies, so at least you’re on the literary track.

    I hope you feel better soon. Happy New Year to you and the Warden — I mean, the Aztec Princess!

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