The weeks have been going by in a blur – I’m behind on blog hopping, but hopefully this week will enable some catch-up mode. As opposed to Catsup – or Ketchup, however you prefer to spell that.
The hubby’s been having some tooth issues – he had a toothache and we finally figured out which dentist in the area is part of our ‘preferred provider network’ for insurance (picking out new doctors and dentists after a move is not fun – and why must they make it so complicated?!) and went into have the new dentist have a look-see.
He came home from the dentist and said “6, 5, 3…see if you can figure that out.” I was pretty close guessing which was which, although I assumed the ‘3’ was extractions for cracked teeth from years past of him chomping down on those cinnamon jawbreakers he was so fond of.
Instead, it was 6 fillings (yikes!), 5 extractions (though 4 of those are his wisdom teeth that never grew in), and 3 root canals.
Makes my teeth hurt thinking about all that work he needs done.
Luckily the oral surgeon concurred that at his age he really doesn’t need to have his wisdom teeth excavated, it was only listed as a possibility in case they happened to be the culprits on his jaw pain, but thankfully that’s not the problem and he’ll be able to hang onto his wisdom within those four teeth.
However, one of the molars that is slated for a root canal was giving him grief, so he ended up staying home from work because he couldn’t do much talking with an achey tooth, and the dentist was all booked up.
Is it just me, or do guys tend to be bigger babies than kids are when they stay home sick? Luckily he’s getting the one biggest pain contributor taken care of this week, so things are mostly back to a normal schedule (read: he’s able to go to work instead of hanging around interrupting me with puppy dog eyes…heh!)
Speaking of hanging around… We had another gorgeous sunny and warm weekend – the hubby worked out in the yard all weekend (says it keeps his mind off his teeth) and things are looking really pretty around here with the flowers blooming and whatnot. I’ll have to get out and take some pictures to share for sure.
For Mother’s Day, we enjoyed a nice relaxing day, the hubby got breakfast for me and rather than going out to eat for dinner, we ordered some amazing pub burgers ‘to-go’.
He also surprised me with wall mounted planter boxes as one of my gifts that he secured to the side of the shed:
Pretty cool, no? We’ll be painting them a matching blue to the trim. He even planted nine different herbs in alphabetical order since he knows I like to keep my spices and herbs in alphabetical order.
He also got me a Seahawks license plate frame, and some camping gear I’d mentioned I was still needing to get to replace the gear we gave away when moving from PA to here. He and the kids will finally get to see how awesome it is to camp in the Pacific Northwest instead of just hear me tell stories about how great it is from all the years of camping while growing up here.
Princess Nagger drew me a digital picture that I’ll have to snag to share later, and Little Dude brought home a wicked cool clay flower he made for me at school that is absolutely awesome – and yes, I’ll have to take pictures of that as well (see how far behind I am on everything? Sheesh!)
It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Chat!
This week’s prompt or question is:
“It is my (Leslie’s) birthday tomorrow (May 13th), so Surprise me with something!”
Digital drawing from Princess Nagger should be a good surprise, right? Here you go – one of her creative characters coming up out of a galaxy cake thing (PN’s description – don’t ask):
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
Link up your Random (or not) here:
Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: