My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

New Dentist

Remember all that dental work I had done the last week in December? I was in so very much pain, for for a few days mid-January it kinda went away. Only for a few days, and never completely gone.

Well, it got so bad that about 3 weeks ago, I called up the dentists office and told them I'm still in pain and my tongue was still numb (which I figured was a side-effect of all the numbing-agent for the dental-work). Patty, the receptionist, said she had work done the day after I had mine, same basic procedure, and she was still in pain. Give it time. I said to please discuss with dentist. She said she would and expect a call right back.

No call until last week. There I'd waited patiently for her to call me, and when she called last week, wondered why **I** hadn't called her back. I reminded her that SHE was supposed to confer with dentist and get back with me.

By this time, I was in so much pain but didn't want anything at all to do with them. So I took pain relievers, brushed several times a day, used mouthwash, flossed, and stayed away from hard foods. This morning I'm in so much pain that I promised Hubby I'd find a new dentist. I went online to search our dental insurance's data base and found a dentist within walking distance of this dinky apartment. My appointment is today at 11:30 - fitting me in as an emergency. I'll keep the ice pack on until I leave.

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We have our e-mailed notice to the apartment last Friday, but they said that wasn't good enough although I'm sure in a legal situation, it WOULD prove to be satisfactory notice. However, this apartment complex, which is horrible if you recall our problems with neighbors and the management's inactivity, wanted THEIR form filled out. I completed this morning, signed, Hubby signed, and he took it with him. He'll drop off at the management office this afternoon on his way home from work.

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I had planned to make lasagna today. Have such a craving for it. Yes, there are gluten-free lasagna noodles. So Hubby and I went to store late last night, and got the ingredients that I was missing. I need to make two batches because I need gluten-free noodles and can handle regular cheese, but Hubby gets regular noodles and non-cow's milk cheese. So at the store even looked for goat/sheep cheese (Mt Vikos) that he loves and melts really well but they, I guess, had discontinued that particular cheese at the store. Oh well. I have some goat brie that might work for him.

But now that I'm going to the dentist this morning (just called to change appointment to 11:00), and have a regular doc appointment at 2:20, might need to reschedule this for this weekend.

HOWEVER... this weekend is Denver's Home and Garden show at the Colorado Convention Center. We went 2 years ago, taking the Light Rail with my mom-in-law. Doing the same this year. How exciting, because this year we need estimates for greenhouses and solar panels. Wonder what else wonderful we can see?!!?

After the show, we'll drop off mom-in-law to her house, and we'll go on to see the Percy Jackson movie. The Kid is so excited he can barely contain himself.

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Guess that's it for now. Need to brush teeth again, floss, rinse, and then get in the shower. Be ready to leave in 30 minutes. No problem. I'm the only one in this family who can take a shower in 5 minutes. Add 2 minutes to condition my hair or for shaving my legs.

5 minute shower today.

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UPDATE at 12:31 p.m.: Just back from the new dentist. On the right side I have a filling/crown that wasn't done correctly. On the left, I have an abcess and cavity in a tooth that the December dentist should have caught. I might lose the tooth. Taking antibiotics and pain killers until my appointment with a specialist on Monday. Meanwhile, going to make the lasagna anyway because it won't be crunchy or too difficult to eat. Should be out of the oven by the time I leave for the 2:20 doc appt.

Oh, what fun.



ManFort said...

Tooth pain is absolutly crippling

Vikki said...

I absolutely agree. But now I have happy pills!