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Why I’m pretty sure my dental surgeon thinks I’m crazy

Today was really not my day. I woke up feeling feverish and tired and didn’t really want to keep my appointment with the dentist. But, knowing how difficult it is to reschedule, I took a short nap, had a cup of tea, and made my way to the dentist. I opted to walk, since it’s not that far away.

I get to the dentists and the receptionist kindly tells me she has no record of an appointment. Didn’t I get a letter from the surgeon saying why I needed to see the dentist and what procedures needed to be done? I smiled sheepishly and said I was pretty sure I was supposed to come into today for the measuring of the tooth I’m having pulled.

She sent me to the waiting room, but was back within a few minutes with a huge grin on her face. She told me that the appointment is indeed today, but I was supposed to be at the dental surgeon instead. Thankfully, there were people around in the waiting room and reception area who could laugh with me at my silly predicament.

I rushed home, calling in advance for my bicycle keys in order to get to the other office. I left my earphones in and put my music on because if there’s one thing that calms me, it’s music at times like that. Of course, I was on time at the dentist’s, but by now I’m dreadfully late. I decide not to let it affect me too much, they knew I was on my way, and getting killed in an accident wouldn’t make things better. I got there a good half-hour late, took my headphones off and tucked them into my pocket.

I breathlessly arrived at the dental surgeons reception area just as he was coming out of his office and spied me. Everyone kind of chuckled as I walked in and tried to explain that I’m just messed up today. You have to remember, in at least half the appointments I had with him, I was on meds and kind of loopy. Today I proved I don’t need meds to be loopy.

Of course, I didn’t see the last vacant chair at the end of the waiting room until someone pointed out that it was there as I was still standing. After stumbling over everyone’s feet to get to the chair, my name got called and I got to stumble back out. It was then that I realized I still had my headphones tucked into my pocket, and having my phone and headphones in my pocket was probably not a good idea when going for an x-ray. I pulled the headphones out just at the second I remembered I didn’t even turn off the music yet!

So, music starts blaring from my back pocket. I fumble with it, trying desperately to turn it off, dropping it on my toes and drawing out the time the music is filling the little office area. By now, I’m just laughing at myself. What else can I do? It takes me a good minute to tuck my headphones into my purse and remove my ear and nose stud. Just as she’s about to fit me into the vest, she looks at my head and reminds me that I’m wearing a clip. Oh thanks, I forgot I put that there.

Thankfully, I manage to get through the rest of the interview without messing up much more. Other than the little squeal of pain (which is a good thing, because it means my nerves are all still working!), he was pleased with how things are going and we worked out when I need to go to my dentist for real this time.

I really wouldn’t be surprised if their whole office sits and talks about the crazy lady who mixes up her appointments, stumbles around, and doesn’t even need meds to get loopy.

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Christmas Fun!

I’ll start with the backlog of Christmas photos. I still don’t have all of them, but I gotta start before summer really starts and I have so many more pix to share anyway. This is from our “family” shoot, lots of goofing around, but some great ones as well.

I love this girl’s sense of humor. She keeps us all laughing, even in the busiest times.

Practicing at home. Dress rehearsal–Winger Wings

Rocking around the Christmas Tree 😀

Caroling

Three Kings

Dress rehearsal–Little Halos

The gang 😀

My man and me

There are more goofy pix than posed ones, but they’re the ones I like best!

More goofing around

I love my little Princess!

A rare moment when Jordan was still enough for a hug.

Yet more goofing around

My three musketeers

Posing around the Christmas tree 😀

More posing by the tree

Jordan showing off his moves

All tired out

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Lessons from Noah’s Ark

Plan ahead… It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big.
Don’t listen to critics- do what has to be done.
Build on high ground.
For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
Two heads are better than one.
Speed isn’t always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board but… so were the snails.
If you can’t fight or flee—float!!
Take care of your animals as if they were the last ones on Earth.
Don’t forget that we’re all in the same boat.
When things get really deep, don’t sit there and complain– shovel!!!
Stay below deck during the storm.
Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.
If you have to start over, have a friend by your side.
Don’t miss the boat.
No matter how bleak it looks, there’s always a rainbow on the horizon.

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Oh, So Familiar!

Boys might not say it out loud every time, but I’m sure they’re thinking it or maybe it just comes naturally, ha!

Speaking of cleaning, the pest control people have been working in the house since Friday, giving us plenty of opportunity to clean behind all the cupboards, closets, desks, and beds. While the drilling is headache inducing, the hitting the sheets tired from physical work has a certain satisfaction to it, especially as the house is looking so clean. Today they did the kitchen, so since I had to take everything out of the cupboards and shelves anyway, I went all out and scrubbed the whole thing down–walls (tiles all the way up to the ceiling), shelves, stove, sink, floor…you get the picture. That doesn’t include the three rooms that had to be put back together again as well. The kids are so happy for the school break that they’re being pretty angelic most of the time, though I can honestly say I might fall asleep before they do today.

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Slightly Confused

The kids and I were playing charades (they did the charades, I just sit and guess; let’s just say there’s a lot of laughing!). It was Jordan’s turn, and seeing as we only allowed Bible stories, we couldn’t for the life of us figure out what it was. First shaking like the earth was gonna fall, cowering in fear, hiding, etc. At the end, a character, obviously God or an angel talking to the first character. We ended up giving up and he says, “Joshua and the Burning Bush!”

“Uhhhh, Jordan, that would be Moses and the burning bush, and what was with all the theatrics at the beginning?”

“Oh, you know, God wasn’t in the fire, or the earthquake, or the wind, but in the still small voice!”

I think I’m going to start reading the Bible to him more regularly again, ha!

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Of Food and Such

I don’t know how I managed to have three kids so very interested in food. To me, food is a chore that has to be because I’d die without it and would probably forget to eat if I didn’t get the shakes from not eating. I do enjoy a lot of food, it’s just not something high on my list of priorities. Here are a few gems of wisdom in regards to food from my kids. Enjoy!

Charlotte comes to me and asks, “Mom, is there a food here on earth that you really like that you are looking forward to eating a lot of in Heaven because it’s not good for you here?” I gave her a bit of a blank stare and kind of mumbled something about not really being all that into food and that I can’t think of any ‘junk food’ that I’d want to binge on in Heaven. Her reply: “No, I wasn’t thinking of junk food, I was thinking more about drinking cup-fulls of vinegar!”

Cherise’s favorite new color to add to her old favorite, peach, is plum. She recently discovered it’s also a color and it’s now one of the favorites. Her favorite countries are Greece, Hungary, and Turkey, where the Taurus mountains are also located (ok, not a food, but still worth mentioning).

The other morning CC was questioning how I could possibly drink coffee every morning, especially without sugar as she really doesn’t like it. Jordan was standing nearby and overheard our discussion and piped in, “oh, I loooooove coffee!” Then without missing a beat added, “And tea and beer and wine!”

Should I be worried?