I had a dentist appointment yesterday. I’m trying to use up all my HSA money before the end of the year. I have a LONG way to go. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Yestrerday’s appointment was a Deep Cleaning – they numb your mouth and then really scrape your teeth, even below the gum line. The hygienist told me I bled a lot.

My dentist has started using a new piece of equipment since my visit a year ago – safety glasses. I guess they’re supposed to keep all the splattering blood from getting in your eyes. Plus, they’re tinted, so if the work light shines in your eyes it’s not as bad.

They only did the left side. They’ll do the right side next week. My mouth was pretty sore afterward, so I decided to eat only soft foods. I had macaroni and cheese, and cranberry sauce from a can. Mmm… they were good…

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2 Responses to Teethwork

  1. Lauren says:

    Zoinks! This is not making me want to have a dentist appointment. Glasses for the blood?

    Your dinner arrangement is very artistic. I feel like it could be in a gallery. So zen…..

  2. Karla says:

    Doesn’t your Hsa money roll over from year to year? Otherwise my go to for spending that kind on money was always new glasses.

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On the Floor

When I graded on Sunday, I took a break to put my feet up on the desk. (Actually, I took the break before I started grading. But I was tired, so give me a break.)

While I was resting, my wallet slid out of my pocket onto the floor. I didn’t pick it up because I was comfortable and didn’t want to move.

Some time later, I finally got to work on my grading. It was tedious as usual, and by the time I was finished, I was grumpy and it was getting dark.

I rushed out to my car and headed to the grocery store, where I quickly got everything I needed for the week. I wanted to get home in time to relax a little before bed.

When I got to the checkout, I reached for my wallet, then realized – it was still on the floor by my desk in my classroom. D’oh! The checker was nice. She said they would put everything back. I slinked back to my car and went home.

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Comings and Goings

My Aunt Bev has gone to be with Jesus. She commented here sometimes in the past, but hasn’t been able to since having a stroke. It is such a blessing that she is free from her earthy restraints now, and rejoicing in heaven with those who have gone before. I’m sure my cousins miss her. Please keep them in your prayers.

Yesterday I went to a different church and visited. It’s one of the oldest churches on the island. It was so fun. They have a long tradition of ministering to native Hawaiians. All of the songs were in Hawaiian. I had trouble reading new music and Hawaiian words at the same time.

It was a special Sunday, and the Royal Order of Kamehameha was visiting – a group of Hawaiian elders, dressed in suit and tie, with colorful shawls on their shoulders. I wish I had gotten a picture of them, but I didn’t want to get my phone out in the middle of the service.

During the service, I got a text – my second grade teacher and her husband were on island, and were coming to my church. Ack! Fortunately, the service ended in time for me to get back to my church in time.

My teacher and her husband are on the cruise that circles the islands. They were going on an excursion in the afternoon, so they didn’t have time to hang out, but we had a little time to chat after church. It was so fun to see them! Diane took a picture of us after church:

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What I Was Looking For

I watched a LOT of Babylon 5 tv episodes yesterday. It was awesome, but around 4pm, I started feeling kind of like a lump, and decided I’d go out looking for some Christmas lights.

I wanted blue LED lights in an icicle configuration. I decided to go to Target first. No luck, but I did get some milk, because I was almost out.

Next, I went to Lowe’s. At first, I didn’t think they had what I wanted, but then I saw it – one box left. Woo hoo! I got it.

I stopped by the plant pots, because for a long time I have been looking for a white pot for my kitchen table. One of the difficulties of living on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is that there is sometimes a lack of variety in stores.

I’ve looked at the pots in Lowe’s many times and haven’t seen what I wanted, but this time for some reason I crouched down and looked in the back of the shelves, and there it was – exactly what I wanted. Woo hoo! I got it.

The previous owner had put nails in the lanai roof, so hanging the lights was super easy.

I potted the plant right away too. As a bonus, it gave me a reason to clean off my table.

And just so you don’t go crazy wondering what I did with the milk, here it is in my refrigerator:

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I got my Christmas decorations out. And by Christmas decorations, I mean a little table-top tree, and an extra string of lights that I just pile on a table or shelf.

I decided to put the table-top tree not on the table. It looks nice where it is… very visible. But it’s hard to take a picture of without some kind of mess in the background.

It looks a little Charlie-Brown-ish, but at least it’s sparkly.
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