Monday, October 28, 2002

It always happens the same way. Just when I am looking forward to a weekend, daydreaming about laying around watching movies and finishing library books, I end up having to work. This actually ended up being good, because I’ve made something like $150, which will help a lot seeing that my car payment is due Wednesday and I only have like $150 in the bank. Upon returning from delivering some blood to the hospital in Springfield last night, about an hour and 45 minutes round trip, they called back to see if I could go again. I’m kind of kicking myself for not going, since it would have been $75 more that I really need, but at the time there was just no way.

Last night was particularly interesting, because while chewing on a peach sucker, I lost a filling out of my bottom front tooth. Being Saturday night, there was no way I was going to have any luck getting in to a dentist, so I started looking online for answers as to what I should do until Monday. There are several over the counter products available that serve as a temporary filling, so I called mom and asked her to pick one up on the way home. I came across something else that would work in the mean time, however; one website had suggested to melt wax from a birthday candle and use that to seal up the hole. I tried that, and it worked very well. Except. Oh yes, there is always an except, isn’t there? The except, if you haven’t pieced together the first paragraph and this one, is that I got called on a stat run to the hospital. With blue birthday candle wax in my front teeth. What could I do? I went. Once again, following the laws of nature, the guy working in specimen receiving was painfully good looking. And I had blue wax in my teeth. And a lisp, caused by said wax.

Thankfully, mom arrived with a sort of cement mixture made for replacing lost fillings. I packed it in, and have to admit it’s a lot less noticeable in color than the electric blue wax. It stayed in perfectly while I slept, which had been my main worry, because the underlying tooth is very, very sharp, and I did not want it to terrorize my tongue.

I have grown accustomed to my early morning wake-ups, compliments of miss Tallulah Jane. Every morning, mom lets her in the house around 8am to eat, and every morning, she decides that I am more important than food, and promptly runs into my bedroom and hops into bed with me. I love it. I think we have finally discovered a way to wake me up that does not make me grumpy- it’s a miracle!

So, Lula woke me up around 8, as usual, and I promptly fell back asleep until 10:30 when work called with yet another hospital run. This one was stat too, so guess that that meant? No time for makeup. No time to wash my hair, which I must say was looking really bad. I threw on a sweatshirt and a baseball cap, and was out the door. Do I even need to tell you how cute the guy working in specimen receiving was today?

And yes, of course I took pictures of the missing filling, as well as the blue tooth wax.

Today I am going through allllll of my links to journals and blogs. I’m deleting the ones that are no longer around, and organizing the rest into a page of links divided between those I read on a daily basis, and those I read once in a while. I’m hoping this will make life easier, and my bookmark folder cleaner, but we’ll have to wait and see.

I am not at ALL excited at having to go to the dentist first thing tomorrow. A filling cant be TOO bad when most of the drilling is already done though, right? The part I dread is that it seems like every time I go to the dentist, they make it their mission to find something ELSE wrong, and then you have appointments from here to eternity. Well, there’s also some dread for that huge freaking novicane needle.

Its funny, because just yesterday morning, I was thinking about how there is always a mini-crisis right before I go on vacation. One May, it was Emmett slicing his neck open a few days before I left, last year I had strep throat and the wisdom tooth issue, and I was thinking that my whole AmEx trauma, and delay of the money from California were going to be all the drama this year, and I was pretty happy about that. I should have know! Of course, there is always a plus side in my world, and I guess that the filling was going to come out, so its better that it came out before I went, because finding a dentist on vacation would have sucked big time.

Wow! I’m watching pro rodeo on tv, and this bull rider actually broke his neck at some point in the past, and is back riding bulls. That’s crazyness!

I must be a little behind in the news, because I just now found out that Richard Harris (beloved by me as Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter) died. I knew things weren’t looking good for him, but this still makes me very, very sad. He was so perfect as Albus! So very perfect!

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