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Filling Day

Monday, November 19, 2012

I left work early today to get some dental work done. I had the right side of my mouth today, and I'll get the left side done tomorrow. I have four fillings on each side! That sounds really bad, but it's over the course of almost 3 years, because my dental insurance changed 5 times in 4 years, so it was hard for me to make appointments with my dentist, since I'd make them, then have to cancel when the insurance didn't cover. The last cleaning I had, I paid for myself, because at that time, the change was to NO dental. *Sigh* So they kept making a checklist of stuff to fix. Now, the same day I put in my notice at my current job, we switched back over to awesome dental insurance. So I gotta get it done before I go.

I was sooo hungry when I finished. I didn't eat lunch, because I started flossing and didn't want to start over. So I ate all numb and tingly in my face...but it was a bit too much calorie-wise. Although I did half an hour of exercise, there's also trivia tonight, so I don't anticipate staying in my calorie range for today. I need to remember to put in my food beforehand, though it is really hard when you are sooo hungry. It's like I go into tunnel vision!

I can't believe this is my second-to-last Monday in the DC area. I emailed let them know, which was really, really hard. We're having a big gathering over the Thanksgiving break, so I wanted to make sure they were informed beforehand. It'll be hard to say goodbye to them, but I can't stay just for them. They all leave me eventually or would if I were still here at the end of their programs. That point was driven home to me when I emailed my old ones to let them know and give them my personal information (and offer them sticker letters!). No one was interested, though I got a few thank yous.

So life goes on for everyone, even without BeatleTot, as unimaginable as that is for BeatleTot herself. But I know intellectually that it makes sense. It'd been years since I've spoken to some of them.

I don't know if this is apt, but it makes me think of that Tom Petty song, "To Find a Friend," where he says, "And the days went by like paper in the wind. Everything changed, then changed again." I'd even go so far as to quote the next lines..."It's hard to find a friend. It's hard to find a frie-eh-end."

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 11/20/2012 4:09PM

    Are you starting your new job before the new year? or are you taking this time to move and get adjusted? I can't remember if you've mentioned it in your other blogs. Either way, 2013 is going to be a great year for you full of new experiences, I just know it!

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HAKAPES 11/20/2012 9:36AM

    Sounds like a period ends, and you give it the energy to make a proper closing. My experience is that good closings make good starts. Keep it up, and hope all your dental work ends up good.

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MONAKIN314 11/20/2012 8:23AM

    Just remember if things didn't change they would stay the same, the good and the bad. And you always have your friends here. Big T-day gathering sounds awesome! I just have DH's family gathering, I hope I bought enough wine to make it through the day.

Get your smile all fixed up before your new job! I always feel so much better after the dentist cleans my teeth. I have actually gone to get my teeth cleaned before a big presentation when I wasn't due for a cleaning. Weird I know.

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HOPESINGH 11/20/2012 6:16AM

    I didn't know you were moving. Where to?
I completely identify with this strange realization that friends drift away, emotionally. I find it hard to accept that I do it myself.

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/19/2012 9:55PM

    Glad you were able to get your dental work done while you have good dental insurance.

Where are you moving to?

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DONNACFIT 11/19/2012 9:11PM

    Moving is always hard..but have lots and lots of friends here and we need you!! I really enjoyed your sticker letter..I'll need your new address to mail you a return sticker Christmas card..message me it okay..or are you still living in the same place and moving jobs?

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MARTY728 11/19/2012 6:36PM

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RUTHXG 11/19/2012 5:45PM

    So many things to do before you finish packing up your life & departing! Glad you could take advantage of the dental insurance, though fillings are no fun.

I'm glad you're having that big T-giving gathering--a great time to bid fond farewells.


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