February has arrived – and with it, the groundhog didn’t see his shadow. So for those of you wishing for spring to get here sooner rather than later, you can rest assured that the bright lights and crazy crowds didn’t cause Phil to retreat back into his hole and declare 6 more weeks of winter.
Though I’ve always wondered how that truly works – after all, spring still doesn’t arrive for 6 more weeks according to my calendar, so how is it supposed to arrive early? Inquiring minds want to know.
Of course all of Mother Nature’s hot-flashes have made spring show up during winter so far, she did freeze us out this past weekend with random snow flurries but is still being stingy with the amount of snow we’d really like. In spite of Phil’s declaration of an early spring, Princess Nagger and I are still holding out hope for at least one good snow storm before winter is gone.
The last time we had a good snow storm was two years ago – the time before that was the winter of 2002-2003 when Princess Nagger was a newborn and obviously not prone to going outside to play in the magical white stuff. Ahem.
Since we have plans to move back to Washington State this summer (and everyone knows it always rains in Seattle vs. snow), we’re hoping against hope that this final winter in Pennsylvania will be a repeat of the snow we got in February 2010:
Because clearly having deep enough snow to create trench pathways to crawl around in and end up with a boot full of snow is a dream come true.
Speaking of a dream come true…or not – remember how I had a root canal in a back molar that needed to be redone? Well, sometime before the holidays my dentist was going to redo it, but it was infected, so instead she drilled out the filling and packed it with antibiotics and refilled it with a temporary filling. But then both of us forgot about the fact that the root canal wasn’t finished, and since my tooth wasn’t hurting I blocked it out myself. Until about two weeks ago when the pain started up again, and slowly crescendoed to a major debilitating tooth ache.
To make a long story short (because really, what transpired over the course of all last week really deserves its own blog post) I finally got in to see a ‘professional’ Friday afternoon and he patiently took care of my finicky extra long (and curved) roots and now my excruciating tooth ache is finally gone.
I was a little out of it all week (hence the reason I was a bit scarce last couple of weeks) – I had been ready to just take a pair of pliers to it by the end of the week, and especially after my dentist spent 2 hours last Wednesday trying to get it done for me, but she didn’t have the proper equipment to deal with my problem child tooth. Luckily the ‘professional’ she sent me to was able to get it done so I could finally be mostly pain free. My jaw still aches a bit, but it’s nice not to have that stabbing tooth pain any more.
In other news… I have Princess Nagger’s Kindle Fire set up through one of my email accounts (so I can make sure she’s not downloading ‘improper’ apps to it, and so she can’t order anything and spend money she shouldn’t be spending since she doesn’t have any to spend).
I had ordered Minecraft Pocket Edition for her Kindle for one of her birthday presents, and she mentioned that in the Android and iPad ‘store’ a new update was available – but not so for Kindle… yet. I told her to wait a week or so and check again, and much to my surprise I got an email that she apparently left her very first review on Amazon. I got a good chuckle out of it and thought you might, too:
“I got this game for my birthday, and it was still in 0.5.0. ACTUALLY its now in 0.6.0. But amazon is slow so there is no shown update in this store… they’ve added sighns and nether stuff but no nether? what’s wrong with that? honestly, its an amazing game, no doubt. there’s armor in the new update too. too bad I have to wait a while, but the gameplay is great and paintings are in. now, I gotta go… I have a mountain to paint.”
I didn’t change any of the spelling or correct the grammar – I wanted you to see it in its original form so you’d have the same chuckle I did. Especially since the reason she left a review is because she hopes that because of her review, Amazon “will ‘wake up’ and make the update available already.” I sure love that kid.
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