I sure am glad to have that over with until my next cleaning & check-up. He filled one cavity on a front tooth (gratefully they use a white filling in front rather than the metal kind), and you can't even tell it's there. As for the molars that I was going to have pulled rather than undergo getting crowns, it was decided they would check them in 6 months and as long as nothing worsens, we'll just leave them as they are.
I've never met a dentist who didn't want to reduce or eliminate the space between my front teeth, and I think he sort of moved one of the teeth although I don't know how. I told him that the space is what makes me look like me, and that if I ever have to get a full upper denture I'm having a space between the front teeth! I was always self-conscious about it as a child and even a young adult, but one's ideas about your looks changes somewhat as you get older. Now I appreciate the uniqueness in people and am content with my own quirks. I'm glad I preceded cosmetic dentistry although I'd have a better smile if they'd had it back in the day.
I was up early and ready with some time to kill before Joe came to pick me up, so I looked at the box containing the new Swiffer. I had planned to ask one of the boys to assemble it for me, but then I thought, damn, I can do it myself! I did and then it wasn't long before I had a wet Swiffer pad attached and began cleaning the kitchen floor, which really needed cleaning . The pad kept slipping off and I ended up using the old mop which I'm glad I didn't throw out!
I also assembled the fluffy venetian blind duster, and what a waste! When I got home from the dentist I filled a bucket with Pine Sol and water grabbed a rag, and went to work on one of the venetian blinds. There are two fairly wide sets of mini blinds and I just cleaned one of them but the difference is so striking i'll have to do the other one in a day or two.
Not tomorrow though. Tomorrow I'm taking Liam to Barnes and Noble for his turn. We have a coupon for him to get a birthday treat at the Starbucks Cafe, and I'm going to let him browse the books to his heart's content and get what he wants for his birthday. Meg told me he is very interested in maps and geography now - a man after my own heart! He will be turning 6 on Saturday. (I am still pulling out my Alaska map periodically to try to figure out what I want to see on my next trip!)
I slept for a while after the attempt to clean the blinds and feel pretty good. I have never yet met a dentist who has such great equipment (and is so good at using it) that you cannot feel the novocaine shots. Usually getting them in the front part of the mouth is excruciating, but not so this time.
I think I'll take it easy for the rest of the day. Going to the dentist is always a little traumatic, and I'm glad Joe could drive me and pick me up.
Pissy Ants / Weeds / Baby Mesquites
10 hours ago
Glad that is behind you. I've never used a Swiffer but it doesn't sound like it worked all that well.ReplyDelete
I don't know why the new unit didn't do so well, but the old one was fine. It's not that I'm a cleaning freak, but it is really time to do the venetian blinds - they are filthy! All the dust & dirt that blows in is hard for me to deal with these days.ReplyDelete
Mom had the dentist put the gap between her front teeth in her upper plate. Nobody was the wiser. My older sister was so traumatized by having a gap she got braces as an adult and still has to wear a retainer at 71 or the gap will come back. Me? I got a gap, never was a big deal and still isn't. Sometimes, I wish I could spit watermelon seeds like Mom through my gap, but it just isn't wide enough.ReplyDelete
Doesn't your Swiffer have four spots in the corners on top, to tuck and pinch the corners of the wet-wipes?
Thanks for your "gap" remembrances. I think my cousins teased me about it when I was little, but it didn't bother me all that much.Delete
the new Swiffer is exactly like the old, but for some reason the pad doesn't stay tucked in those four spots. I'll try it again next time I clean the floor.
Going to the dentist has always been more traumatizing than seeing a regular doctor for me. At least you got that out the way.ReplyDelete
You are a dotting grandmother and your grand kids will always have good memories to remember you by. I wish I could say the same about my grandmother but back when I was young you were not allowed to speak to adults unless you were spoken to first. I can not remember one single conversation I had with her...not because of my CRS...but sadly because we never had one.
I visited my grandma on the farm in KY every year when I was little. It was my reward for having to help with the younger kids in the family, I think. My grandma was straight laced but she was fun and tried to make me enjoy my stay. It helped that my aunt was only 8 yrs older than me, and she took me everywhere she went.Delete
I agree totally with you about the swiffer and those fluffy dusters. Tried them both and what a waste of money. There is no way around a rag, a mop and a broom IMO. You and your grandson will have a wonderful time at the bookstore. What a great birthday present. Maybe you should share your California map with him.ReplyDelete
I need to determine what kind of maps he has - my d-i-l says that he lays out a big map on the table, and then they have to test him about places on it. I don't know if it's a U.S. or World map. I'm thinking a kids' atlas (maybe even an adult atlas) would be fun. I have a $5 off coupon from the money I spend on kids' books (this is the 2nd one I've received), plus my regular member discount, so I can let him select what he wants.Delete
I keep wanting to go to B&N to see their selection of large print books but always have a kid with me so I don't take the time to browse for myself. I also need a new larger print crossword puzzle book. I'm nearly finished with the one I have, so I need a trip to B&N for just me one of these days. It isn't the same without a kid in tow!
I have been using the swiffer for years and never had a problem with them sliding off, I also use the fluffy thing to do my blinds. Just not your cup of tea I guess. Glad all went well at the dentist and hope you enjoy your day with Liam at B & N.ReplyDelete
I let the blinds get too dirty to clean them with the fluffy thing, which seems like it would do better at dusting. Of all places, the blinds are in the kitchen, so they have a film on them that I have to get off with Pine Sol and water.Delete