I'd like to exchange this week for another, please.
wasn't the weather, the midweek rain was just enough to make everything
muddy, and I discovered that one of my windshield wipers keeps falling
annoyingly out of the bottom clip.
It wasn't the kid, either...although she did do time in the principal's office...again...
Mostly it was my teeth.
No, that's not right, either...it wasn't all of my teeth, it was juuuust one.
The one that needed a root canal.
find this doubly annoying and a personal affront since I am a
Registered Dental Assistant, and know all about all that stuff on how to
take care of your teeth. This tooth didn't even have any fillings
in it, for cri-yi. It simply started to hurt, got dramatically worse
before my appointment for next week, and when I went in on Tuesday to
get it checked out, needed a root canal. For added fun, he couldn't get
it numb, either and had to keep poking away at me with the syringe.
Sometimes all you can do is hang on until it's done, which I know from
my years in the assistant's chair. So now I've got the classic swollen
face, can't speak or eat, etc. Some fun.
I also have another of
my chickens in the house, living out her last days. She is one of a set
of identical twin sisters, and I think suffered internal damage from
suddenly coming back into lay after many years--she's too old for such
nonsense. When we got these two buff bantam cochin hens in 1996 they
were already adults so we have no idea of their true age, but they have
been with us for 10 years. Since we couldn't tell them apart, we
named them The Chicken Sisters (after a favorite book of my
daughters'). They are cute little buff-colored fluffballs and did
everything together, they were never more than 6 inches apart. They
even brooded a clutch of eggs together and raised chicks. We have never
seen them peck at each other or fight.
I think at her age
she's not going to recover. She is in the house and seperated from her
sister for the first time, which we did not like to do, but the other
girl was freaking out because of being in the house. We will keep her
warm, comfortable, safe and loved until her time comes.
more serious and depressing things are going on this week as well, all
of which just leave me...tired of life. Some times are like that, and
it's a struggle to find anything good.