In retirement, I consider Thursday to be my BIG DAY. This week I went to the dentist at 9 a.m., but he didn't seem to find many answers to my toothache. He did some hot and cold tests, but could see nothing on the x-ray. He did a "desentisizing treatment" on two of the teeth, the third one, which might be the problem, "might need a root canal." Today I'm thinking that is the tooth that hurts, but will probably wait now until Monday and see how I do over the weekend--hoping I'm not in agony for 3 days!
When I got home, son & I took Lola on a long walk. Finally, we are getting Spring in Nebraska! It got to 70 yesterday and even though the wind was blowing, it was a great day for a walk. Hope we can get back out there today--but it's going to be another BIG day--more about that later.
Lola is definitely Chris's dog. I am third place with Lola, at our house. After Chris, Lola loves Du, and if nobody else is home, she will pay some attention to me, but she absolutely adores Chris. The feeling is mutual.
Later I went and picked up my Amber for dance class. Recital is coming up June 9, so all the work and talk is now focused on that. It's a BIG deal. They have to wear their hair in buns, and we had to get them plain black leotards to wear under their little Cookie Monster costumes, along with caramel-colored tights. They are supposed to wear make-up, (they're 3 years old--what is this? Toddlers & Tiaras?), and they are supposed to look fantastic (full hair, make-up and costume) for rehearsal the day before because that is when pictures will be taken. TWO DAYS of this? HOLY COW? What did I sign up for? Of course there's a price tag on everything--got the "packet" last night, we can buy a videotape for only $30, and of course order each girl fresh flowers, and then there's the pictures, and the new tights and leotard. It all adds up. At least their moms & dads did sell cookie batter as a fund raiser earlier this year, so their actual dresses are paid for. It was hard to resist cookie batter, but I didn't buy any of it. I don't even want that stuff around my house, but evidently their co-workers were cooperative, because they both sold more than the minimum required! Thanks kids!
After dance, it was McDonald's as usual. the girls love playing in the Playland there after they eat their Happy Meals. Then I met my family (after their bowling league) at a local restaurant. We went to a Mexican place last night. Due to my sore mouth last night, eating chips & salsa was just painful so it wasn't even a temptation. I knew everything on the menu would just hurt and was just going to order a side of beans and rice, until Du said I could just eat the beans and rice that came with his combo meal, which I did. They were soft and tasty, and the scale is down half a pound this morning. If it didn't hurt so much, I would suggest toothache as a good weight loss method. JK!
Now for today's activity....Du & I have a standing Friday lunch date. Since son is home he will come along, and then we are going to Chris's friend's funeral. This young man was only 26, and son has been talking a lot about his memories of him the last few days. I remember losing friends who were my age back when I was young and it really scares and affects you. All of a sudden, you realize life is not forever, you are NOT invincible and people die. I'm not wearing make-up as I know my tears will be flowing.