Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dentist woes

So I spent the day at the dentist. Everyone's favorite activity, right? I had to get a crown and a cavity filled. When it was all said and done the tooth that needed a crown ended up having a crack down in the root and he ended up not being able to do the crown and now it needs a whole other procedure that I have to go in and talk to the dentist about next week. It doesn't need a root canal, it needs something else done to it that he didn't want to talk to me about today because I was all spacey on nitrous and not in the mental state to understand it.

Also, the other tooth that was supposed to be a simple filling wasn't so simple and probably needs a crown. Seriously, today was not my day.

So now I'm sitting here in pain. I have a temporary tooth on the failed crown while they decide what to do with it and it hurts. Shawn was awesome and went out and bought me soft food for dinner and now he and Matthew are at the Pinewood Derby.

I hope Matthew's car does well this year. We're kind of ridiculous every year at Pinewood Derby time. I love my husband dearly and he is a brilliant man with a doctorate degree who has so many talents and amazing qualities, but he's not really a builder and neither am I. We're not great when it comes to projects where we have to construct something or work with our hands. We don't have a lot of fancy tools and we have no crafting skills. Give me a computer and I can create something awesome. Give Shawn a math equation or a science project and he's got it covered. But making Pinewood Derby cars is not a talent we possess. So Pinewood Derby car building week is always kind of hilarious around here. We try, and I have to hand it to Shawn. He researches it more every year and he's getting better at helping the kids make their cars but so far we usually manage a solid last place finish every year, lol.

This year they've worked really hard on it and I'm anxious to hear how they do. Matthew is super easy going, I don't think he really cares if he wins or not, but it's like this personal mission for Shawn to win a Pinewood Derby just once. Between the two boys we've been doing this thing for years now. Maybe this year is our year.

OK, so just as I was in the middle of writing this blog post, there was a knock at my door. It was my awesome friend Karen to the rescue. She knew I had dental work today so she brought me a little lime meringue pie! It's soft, so I can totally eat it and she makes the most amazing pies ever. Karen wins a million friend points today. I think she might even win two million. It was almost worth spending the day in the dentist chair just for the pie. When I had my gallbladder out a few years ago Karen brought me homemade chicken noodle soup and rolls for like three days because it was the only thing at sounded good to me that I could eat. Karen rocks. I'm lucky to have such an awesome friend who always knows exactly what I need.

And with that, I'm off to eat pie. :)

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