Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The good, the bad and the painful

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 36 which means I'm inching closer and closer to 40. The thought of that freaks me out a bit. Actually, the thought of that freaks me out a LOT! I don't feel 36. It was a good birthday though. Shawn always makes a big fuss on my birthday, which is so sweet. He took the whole day off work, got a friend to watch Clarissa for a few hours and took me shopping and out to lunch. He also ordered my favorite cake, which we had with the kids last night. Clarissa is still running around today yelling happy birthday. I think she hopes if she says it enough someone is going to give her more cake. :)

The other good thing going on right now is that I have a new obsession! I had some time to spare last weekend and Clarissa really needed some more clips for her hair so I dug through my craft stash looking for something to make hair clips with. I happened to have a bunch of satin left over from another failed project, so I googled satin hair clips and came up with the directions for the cutest satin flowers ever!! I had a ball making satin flower clips all weekend. Yesterday I even went out and bought satin in more colors so I could make more. I'm going to try to take some pictures and make a seperate blog post about it later this week. They're ridiculously easy to make and SO much fun.

Every time I make clips for Clarissa's hair it reminds me of when we were waiting for her and I made hair clips to pass the time. I remember hot gluing ribbon to alligator clips day after day and wondering what the little girl who would wear them would be like. It turns out that she's more amazing than I could possibly have imagined. I love that little girl so much. :)

The other fun thing happening this week is that Jin-Ha sent me the pictures of Flat Stanley's amazing adventure in Korea! If you remember from my previous post, Matthew's class is doing the Flat Stanley project and we sent ours off to spend some time in Korea. Jin-Ha and her son Do-Kyoung took him all over Seoul and got some really great pictures. He visited two palaces, the Blue House (which is Korea's version of the White House), World Cup Stadium and some other fun places. Here are a few highlights:

I love looking at those pictures. It reminds me of how much I love Korea and how much I love our wonderful Korean friends. The palace in the first picture is right across the street from the second hotel we stayed in when we were in Korea. It's absolutely beautiful and amazing to see. We didn't have time to visit the Blue House (which is the building with the blue roof in the pictures) but we could see it in the distance from our hotel window. I'm totally jealous of Flat Stanley! The pictures make me want to hop on a plane and go back to Korea right this minute. I miss it and can't wait to go back.

So there are all the good things going on in my life right now. The bad (and the painful) is that I'm having problems with my stupid tooth again! Several months ago I had crown break on a tooth that I've had a million problems with and now it's giving me problems again and I'm super cranky about it. It's had a root canal and two crowns and suddenly it's sensitive to hot and cold and it's been hurting for the past three days. I'm going to have to call the dentist who is probably going to have to pull the crown off AGAIN and I'm not going to be happy about it at all. My insurance doesn't cover a crown less than three years old so every time they take it off and fix it I have to pay for it all out of pocket and it costs a fortune. My dentist is going to be able to retire on my one tooth, lol. I've been trying to ignore it and hope it gets better on its own but that plan isn't working out so well. The last thing in the world I want to do is go back to the dentist for the gazillionth time and have that tooth worked on. I'm grumpy about it.

So I'm off to take some Tylenol and make some more satin flowers. Satin flower pictures will be coming soon! :)

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