|Okay, this is a pickle face, but you get the idea.|
For the record, the cheap cold sore chapstick doesn't work. I have applied every hour, as instructed and the cold sore has just kept on doing what it wanted to do, which is to take over my entire lower lip. It's even bigger now (the lip) than before and I'm discovering that the lip does more than just hold the slobber in. I sound silly when I try to talk and eating has been particularly challenging.
We found out today that my husband will likely graduate in the spring of 2014. I knew it would be a few years, but putting a date on it made it feel oh so far away. I refused to put a time limit on when we moved here because I knew it would take longer than I wanted, but deep down, I was hoping to be out of here about two years sooner. Oh well, patience now.... and as my mom would say, "In three years, you'll still be three years older."