I had an appoinment with my dentist today - I was there before christmas knowing I had lost two fillings and dreading how much it would cost me to fix them. He told me that it would be alltogether about 3000 sw.cr (455 USD) and I knew that I could not escape it... but I admit that I have been thinking about calling in sick or otherwise change that appointment – but at the same time I knew I would have to do it.
But I did not like to go to work this morning - I just had a short time there because the dentist was at nine o clock. One of the fillings was in a dead tooth the other in an alive... he asked if I wanted anesthetic for the live one and I sure did. I always do nowadays.
As usual it was unpleasant although not really painful, it is hard to sit there and nearly drown, yes they do suck water and saliva away, but I have to swallow over and over and feel like wanting to just knock them down and run... I also work hard to relax, the sound of those machines makes my body totally stiff and I have to command the muscles to relax - just to find some seconds later that they have stiffened again.
But it took only 45 minutes and the cost ended with 2400 so I am happy - the 3000 was all in all and I paid him a thousand or so last time I visited too.
The anesthetic kept working for two hours after my visit - that made me a very humble and thoughtful colleague at work. I listened mostly and nodded encouragingly to everybody, I should get that kind of hindrance every day because it was sort of nice to plan encounters according to me not being able to talk that well. I did not phone any friend or my sister as I usually do. I also got a headache and a heavy desire to eat.
Now my plan for january is to save money by shopping food only once a week - and that day is saturday. My food for today was deepfried crumbed eggplant - interesting, I am learning a lot about cooking from "masterchef" among other things that the oil has to be very hot when you start deep-frying, then the crumb will not absorb so much oil. Then I had a soup with onion, potato, carrot and beetroot, very nice with spices.
I have not exercised so far today - and it is raining outside. The plan is to walk the lighted running track after 8.30 tonight, I think I will be rather alone then. But my feet really hurts after the two days I have taken really long walks, an maybe I will be stuck in the sofa as always - doggy is not that enthusiastic either when the weather is bad.
I have taken some aspirins as the visit to the dentist gave me a headache. Maybe I just go to bed after a short walk around the block with doggy.
As I don´t bike with him during winter I suspect doggy is getting a little fat. Normally I weigh my dogs by weighing myself first, then picking them up and weighing myself with the dog in my arms. But as this doggy is a really scared animal I decided to try to clicker-train him into stepping on the scale wothout force. It took ten minutes - wow!
If you wonder what he says it´s "scales are rubbish, that extra kilo is muscles!"