Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The History of Today!

President Obama
Hi Everyone!

Sorry...shopping post coming but this has to be first! What a day! I day full of excitement, anticipation, and HOPE! I don't know how history will reflect on this day in retrospect but to think one day kids will think this is no big deal is something I look forward to.

I was upset I could not find a lot of red/white/blue shirts to wear today. I did have a blue shirt & put on my red sweater from Christmas. Got my red/silver & blue beads hanging in my car. Dangling silver star bracelet. Did my best! :-)

I saw that my high school was in D.C. that was pretty cool. I heard one broadcaster call it "A Political Woodstock but 10 times better!" Wow! HA!

Well I would love to hear what you think about today? What did you do? I was up late or very early in the morning so I'm very pooped right now. I think I will head to bed earlier (famous last words) and start tomorrow early fresh & feeling more safe for my future.

You know last night I emailed my dad. I remembered my grandpa babysitting us when we were younger. I was a teen, I think it was Reagan's Ball. My grandpa says just straight face, "I didn't get my ticket to the ball" I was laughing so much. I can't remember what my stepgrandma said but something like you didn't want to be there anyway or they probably would have food you wouldn't like or something. He was a hoot that night! One right after the other. I miss him and I wish both my sets of grandparents were here today to have seen this. Many relatives actually!

I'll tell you also, any student who does not want to do something...prepare for their future...oh boy are they going to get it! They are talking about the president using Myspace & blogs etc...how can they not want to!

My Day Off!

Well I'm not this bad!

What did I do on my day off? Went to the Dentist! Ugh!

Well, normally that would not have been such a horrible thing. Oh about 3 1/2 yrs ago. Why...dad would have probably bought me lunch! HA! Did I ever tell you my dad is...ok was a dentist? He retired and so now I found one that actually remembered me as a kid. His dad made crowns for my dad's patients. He said he remembered bringing me the cases, I answered the door. Man, I'm in my 40s & this would have to be prior to 13 yrs old when we moved from that house. Remembers what street it was & everything. Probably remembered old psychotic me! HA! Maybe I met him at the door in my bikini or something! HA! We had a pool so?

Ok, so I had to get a crown prep. Ugh! It is the first one in my life. Last molar on top left. Sometime in the early 80s I was working with my dad & over lunch the Hygentist was going to clean my teeth. Well!...she stuck the scaler between the back teeth & I hit the ceiling. My dad came running. Turned out there was a cavity in between. We x-rayed & you couldn't see it because the molars will overlap causing a shadow but he drilled a bit & found the hole. Over the years it has just slowly gotten bigger with a side one developing & kinda meeting the other part & last year the filling fell out so this new guy tried to put one in, but didn't know if there was really enough tooth to keep it & sure enough few months later it came out. So, I finally got it done after my flex account kicked in Jan 1st. One great advantage with dad...payment was a kiss & I love you! :-X Free toothbrushes & toothpaste & sample sizes of tylenol etc. & my dad always saved me the new flavors of flouride when he was cleaning my teeth. He'd let me try & if I liked it he would order it for patients! HA! When we were kids he had these toothbrushes that were in the long tube & on each end was a half of a dog..you know those wiener dogs...red I remember. I loved those. HA! Then you got those red tablets that you would chew & it would show with red on your teeth where you missed brushing! HA! He always took us for rides up & down in the chair also! His patients were wonderful. They all knew us. I'll come home from college & come to his office & if he was busy with a patient one of the others waiting in the other rooms would see me go by & call out. They'd ask me if my teacher was still bugging me & how this guy was...they knew all the details! HA! Of course my dad knew about their kids too. Generations of patients. The days when it was about helping & not about making the most money & having the most toys!

Well, back to this lovely tooth of mine. I think that tooth also may have been the one that I lost half of the filling on a cheeseburger in college. Lovely cafeteria, although I should not complain, we had prime rib there & shrimp! It was sooooo good! Next day, they would put the shrimp cut up in the salad bar line, I'd just get cupsful. So my dad would not let me wait to come home & I had to see a dentist out there. First time I ever went to anyone other than my dad. Very odd. You know it is not only a dentist you have gone to all your life but "Daddy"! He won't hurt you unless he really can't help it! You trust him completely you know! So, that guy was going to give me novacaine without any choice & I'm like stop...how much do you have to drill & I'm like try first without. My dad always gave a choice. Some rather their mouths numb for hours, others rather a bit of pain & no numbing. My mom's dad you could drill for crowns and he'd be gabbing away. Didn't feel a thing. Wow! I apparently did not get those genes! HA! I didn't have my first cavity until I was 13 yrs old when I got my braces off. Under the band. I only had them on 1 yr & 8 months I think. Amazing how you will always remember how long! HA! So I had them off sometime in 7th grade I think? When my dad filled that tooth that day the scaler tortured me, it took him 3 shots of novacaine to numb it enough for him to even touch it with his finger. Today a first doc came in & shot me up. Then my dentist, Dr. B., came in & drilled away & nothing! No pain! Ahhhhh! He gave me a bit more for the inside gum when they were going to get the temporary in. I have to go back on President's Day to get the permanent one. Ya, my day's off...geez!

He asked me if I wanted porcelain or gold. I don't smile big enough to see that back molar & he said my bite is real tight so I could crack it. Dad says go with the gold. I figured the man who has his tongue in me, if he has a problem with it not looking natural, then he can just look at the other "natural" parts of me & see it is not all that great anyways! HA! Now, I also have to explain that typically when they numb me for cortisone shots it doesn't really work. After I leave the doctors office then it is numb. Ugh. So I was soooo thrilled. I was there about 2 hours with him drilling & then building it up. The numb face was starting to go away & then an hour after I left it started to throb. I'm like oh boy I have to teach tomorrow. 800 mg of Motrin, Extra Strength Tylenol & shopping cured that! HA! I swear when you don't concentrate on it it helps. Kohls had a sale, what do you want! HA! Now it is not throbbing but sore & can't really bite on it. I can't eat nuts or gum etc now until Feb. Ugh! But I'll have it in before I head up north for a presentation I'm doing at a college I use to teach at, so that will be good. I can enjoy going out to dinner with everyone etc.

Ok, so I guess it wasn't too bad of a day, except I wish I could have just putzed around at home & got things done, but that is why we get "Tomorrow". Next post I'll tell you what I got shopping! :-)

Oh also...I forgot to tell you...when they were measuring to do the impressions, I said, I know I have a big mouth & she said actually your mouth is small. I was shocked! HA! I said can I get that in writing for my coworkers, friends & family for proof! She laughed. I said that to my neurologist I see for my migraines when she said my brain was normal. I must just project well or just talk fast! HA!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Heart Dreams

Oh boy now I'm in trouble!

Music can do that though. Now I'm off dreaming, feeling, thinking ugh! I remember in college I'd go to sleep...well to bed...and put my headphones on to listen to music & most nights I'd fall asleep but then other nights I'd be like "oh I love that song" and then another would come on & then another...ha! BTW this is one of my favorite Kim Anderson pictures. I see myself in it I guess. Seems like my spirit. I also love hats! HA! My mom & I would go shopping & try on all the hats & be silly & laugh & have soooo much fun. I really miss doing that. Maybe we can this summer. I bought her this HUGE brimmed summer hat for Christmas. I put it behind her Stocking and in the morning you know you are waiting for everyone to get up & open presents & I asked her if everyone was coming & she said I don't know but they better because I WANT THAT HAT! HA! I was hoping she would love it but then also if she didn't it would be mine! HA! No, there was only one! Got it at World Market & guess what...it was only $3! I swear! I'll try to get a picture of it. I have a bunch of big hats, some winter & some summer. I need to find a long black coat so I can wear my winter ones & I think I will make this summer hat season! I missed my era I guess. I would have loved when all the women wore hats!

This next one is the only copy I can find. It is called "I know how to win a heart" :-) Ya, flowers would do it for me too...though I don't like red rosees. I like pink though. He is cute I think. I like 2 other types of flowers though more...Peonies & Lilacs.

This one I really love! I just found a big picture of at a resale shop & bought it. Have to still hang it in my bedroom. Ok, off to dream some more...


Well that was fast...Ha!

My brother was helping me with something on the computer & put up his ITunes to play some songs for me by David Archuleta. After I posted that last post To Be With You came on & I really liked it. Have you heard it? I just seem to connect to it. Here is the lyrics:

I've been alone so many nights now,
And I've been waitin' for the stars to fall.
I keep holdin' out for what I don't know
To be with you, just to be with you.

So here I am staring at the moon tonight,
Wondering how you look in this light.
Maybe you're somewhere thinkin' about me too.
To be with you, there's nothing I wouldn't do.

And I can't imagine two worlds spinnin' apart
Come together eventually

And when we finally meet, I'll know it's right.
I'll be at the end of my restless road.
But this journey, it was worth the fight.
To be with you, just to be...

Holding you for the very first time, never letting go.
What I wouldn't give to feel that way... Ooohh...

Oh, to be with you...

Oh, and I can't imagine two worlds spinnin' apart
Come together eventually.

And when you're standin' here in front of me,
That's when I know that God does exist.
'Cause He will have answered every single prayer.
To be with you, just to be with you, yeah. You....

Mall Cop

Hi Everyone!

Up north with my niece. We were suppose to go see the Dog Hotel movie but she changed her mind & wanted to see Mall Cop. Thank God we got tickets early & the line was still so long to wait to get in the show. The movie was really good. I like Kevin James so I didn't mind very much. I liked him in Hitch also! He is cute in King of Queens too. I just think he is adorable. I know guys probably don't like us calling them that but we just don't tell them! HA! He is funny & sweet & just I don't know but I know I'd go out with him if he was available. Ha! Sweet smile, very penetrating eyes, ya...Sexy! Seems like he'd be very loyal and protective too. Ya, I know next week's headline will say he cheated on his girl, and swindled some elderly people. Ha! No, just kidding! Everyone in the theater seemed to like the movie. They were clapping at the end.

They showed the Harry Potter preview. I'm soooo excited. I like want to go at the midnight showing this time. HA! Oh man, I can't wait for Summer, actually I'd just take Spring now! It is 19 degrees now! WOW!

Went to acupuncture today. I was soooo relaxed. She worked on my lower back. It was doing pretty good & kinda bothering me a bit tonight. Seems like my SI joints & then sides of legs & hips...same old story, but hopefully it will get better. Probably doesn't like the treadmilling but just going to keep trying.

Well that is it for now...more later!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Mid January...

Ugh...didn't I say I was going to post more often? Well.... Well, the New Year is really something! My mom & dad got back to AZ & the next day my mom had to go by Ambulance to the ER. She is doing great now. She came home a few days ago. She had really low potassium & her electrolytes were low...dehydrated...ugh! They have her back to her normal crazy self! HA!

Classes started this past Monday and what a wild week. Last two days so many schools were off with the freezing temps but not us! Ugh! OMG it is 0 right now! Amazing! Were having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave! HA!

I went to see "Seven Pounds" with Will Smith. Have you seen it? OMG...it is one of the must sees in your lifetime. Slow & a bit in the dark at the beginning but you better have a box of kleenex by the end. The men were bawling!

I had a really difficult time finding calendars this year. I don't know, calendars to me are like finding your creative spirit for the year. I finally settled on Maxine, 2 different ones for different rooms & then a Snoopy/Charlie Brown Love one for work & a page a day one with my Cat a day one. I'm waiting for the engagement calendar to go on sale, Maxine that is. I'm not totally happy but I guess I'm feeling I'm letting the calendars come to me & suggest what I need for the year. I think about it & it is Humor & Love. Hmmm...that actually sound really good. And they should go together.

I'm doing pretty good trying to get healthier. This back & foot just doesn't make it easy. Treadmilled 3 days last week each for an hour & this week I think I got in 2 so far. Was on my Total Gym doing some squats last week but didn't this week. My back acted up yesterday...opposite hip started to feel like when I herniated my discs almost 2 yrs ago. Today better but from time to time the top of my foot & around my ankle is feeling numb & tinglingquite a bit. Ugh. I go to Acupuncture tomorrow so maybe that will help. I did go Monday. Got my hair down today so that always helps. It is finally starting to grow. I hate when the stylist don't listen to you & do what they want. I like the cut now but it just needs to be much longer. She keeps saying "Oh but the ends are soooo great now & it will grow!" Ya defense mechanism for making me not hate what she did. Ugh!

Doing pretty good last two weeks avoiding carbs & sugar. Just have to get back to how much I was exercising before my injuries really. Something about working out that much that you just can't then ruin it with a soda or chips or something. :-)

I saw Bedtime Stories also & that was cute. I just saw previews for
New In Town (click) . I like Harry Connick Jr. so I'll probably go see it because of him. I think we are going to see the Dog Hotel one with my niece tomorrow.

Didn't get a lot of sleep last night so this will be short. Well short for me! HA! Can't wait for Spring! My folks said it was 70 in AZ today! Oh man! More later...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hope You Win!

I like this house, though I wish it had a wrap around porch & turret.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Young Love

Ok, now here you go...the other end of the age bracket!

A 5 & 7 yr old fall in love & elope to get married. They brought a sister to witness it even! I swear it is the ends of the age bracket that gets what love is the most! HA! I hope they interview them. I'd love to know how this all came about! HA! I wonder if he got down on his knee & proposed? I remember my baby brother was engaged to the sister of my friend when he was about 5 yrs old. He had given her 3 engagement rings. Remember those birthstone rings? One day he is crying because my folks would not let him go to the mall with them. Finally, they asked him why he wanted to go & he said he had to get his tuxedo for his wedding! HA! He is still romantic....but he is a putz too. HA

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Best Gift!

Credit: Kissing The Afternoon Away / Venice, Italy - Peter Baker Photography

Hi Everyone!

I know, I know I haven't posted anything in so long. I'm sorry...just busy with work & life. I was going to come on here & post about 2009 making a better effort later this weekend when I found this news article & I just had to post it. :-)

I was just joking with my mom & brother that I'll just have to wait until I'm a senior citizen maybe to find Mr. Right or something to that effect...and then I found this article right after! HA! Love is so wonderful isn't! God I hope I'm like the couple in this picture later still living life for the RIGHT REASON! ;-) Amour! Kissing...nothing better!

And I do agree! So much can be told in kiss. Although I can't say I have had too many really bad kisses in my life. A sweet slow loving one or the passionate type...can't go wrong. Ok, maybe in the day of braces there may have been some trouble. HA! Then again, I really don't kiss someone unless I feel a great deal for them. They have to make me feel very safe and comfortable for me to kiss them. To me it is a very intimate thing. I know not everyone these days thinks that but I'm just goofy I guess. Well, I'll be posting more this weekend about the holidays & I'll try to make a better effort with the new year.