Saturday, March 25, 2006

I'm feeling fine

I’m not really feeling bloggish, but since I’ve missed a couple of days I decided I had better update so you all know I survived my visit to the dentist.
Actually, the gentle extraction went very well. The tooth was at a 90 degree angle and had some funky roots, but the dentist plucked it out like he was snipping the heads off a daisy. I didn’t even feel the tug, and I did fill the tug with all of my other wisdom teeth.
My dentist is also my Stake President and he told me “you must be living right.” Since I was on the gas I could have started confessing, but he didn’t seem interested in any dentist chair confessions.
(I should probably explain the title of Stake President. The LDS church is primarily a lay-ministry. Congregations are made up of geographical areas called “wards” and a grouping of approximately 12 wards is a stake. Ward leaders are called Bishops and usually serve about five years. Stakes are led by the Stake Presidency they are usually in office from five to ten years.)
I haven’t been too nervous about getting the tooth pulled, which is out of character for me. I am a total dental phobe. But I have wanted to sleep all day.
Friday I went in for my appointment at 8 a.m. and by 9:30 a.m. I was home climbing into bed. I slept until about noon, and then wrote a news story. Apparently I was still a little loopy from the meds, because my editor called a couple of hours later and pointed out the story had some huge gaps in the information.
But she has given me until Monday evening to finish the story. By then I should be playing with a full deck.
Today we went into town to buy a set of luggage on sale at Penney’s. The luggage we currently use was given to DH 25 years ago, and then carted around Mexico before he married me and we used it for our trips north and south.
On the way home we stopped by the Great Salt Lake and I took some photos for the March POD. The weather was warm, but the water was choppy as a storm was blowing in of the desert. It’s still blowing outside, and forecasters are predicting wicked weather.
I did manage to get several nice shots, though. I’ll be using them until I’m over my nappish phase and want to join the living again.

14 comments:

lincoln said...

I think I might need my tooth pulled also.

Wyo sis said...

If I get lots of naps I want to have my tooth pulled too. As your page was downloading I saw just the top and at first it looked like a sketch of mountains. Then the rest slowly revealed itself. It was like a little movie going from etherial to earthly to people and vehicles as it became more real with each new section. I must be a little high (or philosophical, but probably not as philosophical isn't really my thing) myself, cause I wanted it to stay pretty and airy not get all rocky and real.

Debbie Hodge said...

sigh. gorgeous photo. wtg on the dental visit . . . thank goodness for gas ;-)

Gwyn said...

I have only seen the Salt Lake from the air. I had a layover in SLC last year. I'd like to explore the area up close someday.

Glad you survived your extraction. And thanks for the LDS mini-lesson. I knew what a bishop was, cause a former assistant principal was the bishop for the LDS church here. This is not exactly a hotbed for LDS, but there is a congregation here.

JoE said...

Love the photos...must be nice to work with such beautiful scenery...

Monica said...

Glad the dentist went ok. And those pics.. wow... we drove around the GSL last year on our way to the Grand Canyon and its a magnificent sight.. but your pic is amazing..

Adrienne said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO>.....I HATE the dentist...YUCK! UGH

sophia c said...

I cackled at the dentist chair confessions! Sheesh, my bishop sells Soil and by Stake President builds cabinets. What kind of confessing would I get to do? Glad that you survived! Have a great Sabbath!

Sophia

Bro said...

Our Bishop's a Vetranarian and our Stake President's an Engineer for the local utility. I may feel like confessing when I bring Angus for his shots or when the power goes out. Glad the tooth came out OK. I had my "wisdom" teeth pulled before I went to Holland.

Dar said...

Gotta love some good meds. Glad the extraction was easy and painfree for you. Great photos of the lake.

shirley said...

Great photos! Love the one with the snowy mountain in the background!

EK12 said...

Oh wow I love your photos!

I'm so glad you survived the Dentist! Keep on napping you never really catch up once you have children!!

Holl said...

How often do you check your e-mail?

Susan said...

Glad to see you survived your extraction!! LOL

I just love looking at your landscape photos. I keep showing them to DH and he's liking the idea of Utah more and more! LOL