Teeth-clenching adventures

I visited my dentist today for an exam. It was a bit early; apparently they do exams and X-rays once a year, and mine were not due until August. But with my recent tooth/jaw/throbbing pain issues, he understood why I wanted an exam. If I have some root canal brewing in there I want to…

New week, new headaches

I am feeling much better this morning and back at work. I suppose a weekend of staying inside most of the time and sleeping a lot more than normal is as much a part of curing illness as the antibiotics I am taking. Either way, the ear/sinus/eye/tooth pain is lessened to completely relieved this morning.…

Down and out

While I appreciated M's suggestion on calcium for my teeth pain, it's not working anymore. I have an appointment with my dentist on Tuesday, but I also called my doc on Friday. I have not felt sick or feverish, but I have been having pain in my sinuses and periods where it felt like an…

Aches and pains

Off and on for the past month I have been having strange tooth pain. It's been relatively intense and across various teeth with a throbbing pain in the gums and sensitivity to heat and cold, even teeth where I have had previous root canal work. The strangest part was it roamed around, lingering just long enough…

We broke up!

I have a confession - I had to unfriend M on Facebook. My account is recent and is primarily to keep up with my kids and their frequent event photos. A lot of times they text pictures to me in the moment, but frequently there is more shared on FB. So I finally broke down and…

Life stuff

M and I have been working on our wills and establishing a plan for what happens to our assets and stuff after our life cycle ends. Considering this last week, the timing is both magnificently sucky and completely appropriate to spur me/us into action. We are scheduled to meet with the attorney first thing Thursday morning…

One event changes the balance of your life

In 1996, official records record this date as B's official date of death. In the 19 years that have passed since that day, "March madness" has a deeply personal connotation to us that has nothing to do with basketball. There are few days of note on my calendar anymore. Primarily the kids' and a few…

Sunday morning visitors: The Mallards

Spring must be here because we have ducks in the swimming pool. It's nice to know someone is enjoying the cold water. Our new concrete is obviously more realistic than we imagined, as this is the first time in 3 years we have had ducks come for a swim and a visit. There are other…

Gifts

As G and C have gotten older and established their own households, gift giving has become even more of a challenge. Their jobs seem to require a uniform of sorts - C with scrubs and G with athletic gear and running shoes - so clothes are more specialized and possibly enjoyed less than once upon…

Technicians and their foreign tongues

I am not speak of their accents, although the Indian gentleman who did our phone and internet changeover had a charming accent. It's the technical language they speak that makes me feel like the incredible shrinking woman. Thankfully its only temporary, and eventually, after phone calls to and from our IT support guys and our…