Friday, February 19, 2010

I Got In!

I got a call from the dental clinic at our church and I got in for an appointment!!! I get my root canal done on March 5th. Praise the Lord!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I have been neglecting my blog. I have a confession to make. I've been on Facebook! I've reconnected with old friends from high school, played on FarmVille and Country Life, and enjoyed reading what people are doing in real time. But I've neglected the friends that I have in the blogging world. I am sorry.

Am I giving up on FaceBook? Nope! Am I going to regularly post on my blog again? Sure!

The tooth, or non-tooth since it was pulled, is healing nicely. I can chew on that side again! I'm still trying to get an appointment for the root canal. I had the alarm set on my cell phone to call at 4:58 pm last Thursday. The alarm went off at 4:56. I said to myself "you need to call in 2 minutes" and held the cell phone in my hand to remind myself. At 5:18 I realized I was still holding the phone in my hand and hadn't called! I will try again this Thursday. I have another alarm set on my phone. Now I just need an alarm to remind me the alarm is going to ring so that I can remember to make the call!

It's still raining here. That is normal for a Pacific NW winter when you're on the west side of the mountains. I bet that my rainy, gray winter days don't look too bad to those poor folks who have had feet of snow this winter! The sun is coming later this week and I can't wait. All the rain makes you enjoy every little bit of sun that peaks through the clouds.

Spring is just around the corner!!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tooth Update

My broken molar is now gone!! Since that one was hurting the dentist and I decided it was time for me to part company with the tooth. I will call to get in for an appointment and he will do a root canal on the other broken tooth and then I will have to save to have a crown put on. But at least I will be able to keep the tooth.

I can't begin to tell you what a blessing this dentist visit was today. It was absolutely answered prayer. I walked into the clinic and it was like night and day compared to the other place that I had been. Dentists and hygenists in the area volunteer their time and there is no cost to anyone for any service. I had the most wonderful dentist today. He was so kind and so gentle explaining everything as he went along. As he was putting the needle in my gum the hygenist was standing on the other side patting my shoulder. I looked up once and she had her eyes closed and was praying for me!

Opposite the chair I was sitting in there was a picture hanging on the wall. It had been painted and given to the dentist that runs the clinic. It was a picture of a man in a dentist chair, the dentist working in his mouth and standing beside the dentist was Jesus!! It was just so peaceful and serene and I knew that Jesus was right there in that room.

I am having very little pain tonight. It is sore from where I got the shots but not much pain at all. Thank you all so much for your prayers!!! God was making me be patient in this situation and when I waited on His timing it turned out the best!!!

Dentist Update

I just had someone comment this morning asking about my dental situation. I still have 2 broken teeth. I have been to one community dental clinic 2 times and nothing was done except to tell me that I needed a root canal/crown on the molar or I could have it pulled. I have decided to have it pulled. I have an appointment there on 2/15 and hopefully they will pull the tooth. This place doesn't seem to want to do much of anything to anyone that goes there but they are happy to collect your $40 fee each time and then tell you that you need to be referred out.

I found out that the church we attend, New Heights, now has a dental clinic. They have had a medical clinic for quite some time which is free to anyone that doesn't have insurance. In order to get an appointment at the dental clinic you have to call in on Thursday from 5 to 6 PM. They only take 4 openings a week as it is a part-time clinic. I have been calling for the last 3 weeks and have been #5 on the list which means I don't get an appointment and have to call again next week. This morning New Heights called me and they had a cancellation!! Praise the Lord!! I am going this morning at 11:15 and they will do a root canal on the broken tooth that is more in the front of my mouth so I won't lose the tooth!! They will put on a temporary crown and I can save the money to get the crown put on in the near future!!

God is good and I so appreciate all your prayers.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have neglected my poor blog! It just seems like things have gotten so busy around here. When I went back to work it was for 2 days a week. The truck repair service where I work has really been hit by the economy over the past year and a half. But we have been praying for the business and it is picking up. So much so that for the last 3 weeks I've been working 3 days instead of 2! That probably won't be permanent but it's nice to have the extra income.

I keep busy chauffeuring my teenager around and being involved in all of her activities. Then there's the house to keep up, soap to make, and the list continues. I suddenly feel like I hardly have time for myself, to write on my blog, or do any of the other things that I like to do. But it's better to be busy than sitting around doing nothing!! I will make time before bed at least once a week to write on my blog and read other blogs.

The rain is back in full force here. I don't know about you, but I'm really ready for Spring. I get excited thinking about planting seeds, flowers, and veggies. I want to have some kind of vegetable garden this year even if it's on my patio. It would be nice to eat from the garden all summer. And I will buy locally in quantity so that I can put up things to enjoy next winter.

My little grand baby is growing and in another 8 weeks we will be able to find out whether it's a boy or a girl. For now, I'm going to knit a white blanket. I have to do something for this little one and can't wait another 8 weeks to get started on a project!! One more thing to add to my busyness!!