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.