Saturday, December 13, 2008

3 Sundries

It has been a busy week.

1. Outside of updating you with the TFT stuff, I've been off and the dentist. You all know how much I love the dentist. I was NOT looking forward to having a tooth extracted Monday afternoon. I imagined it would be terrible. It would sound awful, and they'd jerk my head around, and have to break my tooth apart, and the wouldn't put me to sleep.

I was right. It was all of that and more. It was disgusting, I won't give you the gory details. My tooth literally exploded in my mouth. I'm sorry, I feel so sorry for myself, I just had to give ONE gory detail. There was bits of tooth everywhere. I'm sorry again; I just can't help myself. It feels good to talk about it, though. Thanks for listening.

And NOW I have a dry socket. If you're still reading after that gory detail, a dry socket means that if I put a mirror in my mouth, and face that mirror on the bathroom wall, and shine the flashlight on THAT...I can see bone. Actual bone. My actual skull is shining through my gums. Or whatever bone that is, mandible or maxillofacial or headbone, or whatever it is. Suffice it to say I'm on antibiotics, and I don't like to be able to see any of my own bones. Even if I do go to great pains to look at it, I still don't like it.

Since I'm on antibiotics, I have been designated the designated driver for Santa Rampage tonight. Our santa costumes are at the ready, I have the cutest red & white striped tights to wear...because white horizontal rings around your thighs and calves are slimming, right? Right?!! Jen & Bill (Clint's daughter and son-in-law to be) are joining us, all the way from St. Louis. If they can come that far, you can don a santa hat and find us, downtown.

I'm not sure if it's a secret or not, but a television crew from a national news program is coming to my house this week. I've been interviewed via phone 3 times so far, and they are to call me soon to tell me if they'll be here, either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. I won't give the story away, but I'll give you a hint, and tell you that they found me in the New York Times. Another hint:

Yeah. Big time. I'm a little nervous as I'm no expert on the subject they hope to interview me on. I'm trying to get my thoughts together so that I can at least articulate our own story without looking like a complete goober.

And if any of you would like to come over between now and then, I am setting conditions: You won't be let in to my home unless you're carrying a can of Lemon Pledge and a soft towel, or any other cleaning fluid or implement. Get over it; we can talk while you work. Don't worry, I'll be sweeping down cobwebs right alongside: "So, have you finished your Christmas shop—oh, you missed a spot."

BYOCleaning Supplies. This girl knows how to throw a party.


  1. Anonymous1:54 PM

    If Tina Fey's going to be there you gotta call me!!

  2. That is so great!

    The national news, not the tooth. (ick) I hope your mouth is fixed up so you don't look like a total hillbilly (as if you needed something else to worry about).

    If I weren't 6 hours away, I'd totally come to push a vacuum around for you. I'm good at the "shove it all in a box and put it in another room" method of cleaning.

  3. Sorry to hear about the whole tooth horror story. We have enough of those without adding yours to the list! :-) I hope things start to get better soon along that line.

    As I write, I hope y'all are having a great time out on the town tonight. I'm sorry we're missing it, but I had a glass of wine for you--does that count?

    Be a good girl and take all your antibiotics as directed...we will see you soon! Take care... Love to both... {{{}}}

  4. You have no idea how much I wish I could be there to help you clean. Hell, buy me the ticket and you don't even have to help. In spite of my complaining about my slovenly nature, I can clean other people's houses like nobody's business! :)

  5. What? All you can see is *bone*? Jeez, the way you're carrying on, I thought you were going to say you could see *China* or something. (ah ha ha ha) (Oh, and spontaneous combustion would have been WAY worse than just exploding...)
    Seriously, though, you poor thing...the good side of all this? It simply *has* to get better from here.
    Have you chosen which lacy bra you're going to leave inadvertently lying around for when NBC gets there? I bet Clint would help with that. ;-)

  6. Anonymous Jay, it's unlikely that she'll be here; when they invite me to be a guest on 30-Rock, I'll be sure to put in a word for you.

    ChefAnn: Luckily, the tooth is in the back, and barely noticeable. Thank GOD! And that "shove it in another room" technique has worked great for me for about 5 months...but it's Brian's room, and he's coming home at Christmas. So, time to deal with the transplanted stuff. But, I'll resort to it again in a heartbeat, if I have to.

    Karla: We WERE having a good time; pix to come. Turned out that I didn't adhere, very well, to my "no drinks" policy.

    BostonPobble: I like arranging and getting into a zen cleaning mode. I just don't have time for it, and when I find a minute, there's often something I'd rather do. Hey. Maybe I don't like it!

    Farmgirl: In light of the holiday season, I think a red bra of courage will be appropriate. Now to decide where to "inadvertently" place it. Perhaps I'll hang it on the chimney, with care.

  7. Yo! Finally got internet at home, logged into Google reader, read all 17 new posts of yours and now I am up to date. Man, it is non-stop with you, isn't it?! Jealous of the Santa Rampage, although 11 Santas and an inflatable Santa penguin crashed a party I was at on Saturday night - does that count? I think I need to start Santa Rampage Australia - it's too much fun!

  8. I love that you do all these good deeds and all these interesting things happen to you. I've been so wrapped up in my own stuff, I think I forgot to tell you how much I loved your post office post. It was very heartwarming. Good luck with your national news interview and I hope your tooth doesn't explode during the interview (sorry, but I had to make a joke because dentistry makes me SO queasy. yeeeks.)

  9. The last time I went in to the dentist that happened to me and I haven't gone back since. I have a cavity but I can't face him without serious pain medication. I want to be out cold. I didn't get the dry socket thankfully but he did leave a bit of the filling under the gum. Nice work doc.
    Congrats on the news thing. I am going to be published soon but it is only in a local news paper. I am still proud of that.

  10. 1) Teeth. Bones. Ugh... you have my complete sympathy.

    2) Horizontal stripes are indeed slimming. It's a well kept secret.

    3) Congratulations!!!

  11. I popped over here from Greg's store and you had my complete sympathy in your first paragraph. But I dodn't want to think any more about the dentist. I'm soo "with you" on all that. And now my curiousity is totally on, so I'll be back to see why the peacock is coming to your house. ; )

  12. Uh..oh..that sounds terrible! The tooth thingy.

    They are covering up the hole they dug in your mouth, no? They better be.

    And wow, national TV! I shall walk proud gurl.You'll be the first person I know showing up on that channel! :D


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