Monday, July 30, 2007


Today started early-I always wake up early, but I had bonus time I wasn't planning on because my pal and I were going to walk but she called and wasn't feeling up to it. So, I got an hour to read Enchantment. I'm completely engrossed in the story and am begrudging this time right now because I want to be reading. Unfortunately, the weird combination of numbness and pain in my left cheek makes it hard for me to read right now. Anyway, back to the day, I snuggled back under my covers after saying goodbye to Eric at 6:30 and read for an hour till I had to get up and get going for work. I wasn't feeling great. I am still having that achy, annoying, just-about-to-come-down-with-the-flu feeling, but I taught a private lesson then went to the dentist. The good news is that I had one of maybe three clean check-ups I've ever had in my life! They said, and I quote, "Your home care is excellent-your teeth look great!" As someone with more root canals than I can count, a bridge and about 15 fillings, I would like to have those words engraved on a large monument and placed in my front yard. Sheesh. The other good news is that my weird cheek thing is not an abscess. The bad news, however is that my weird cheek thing is not an abscess. The dentist is worried because of the facial numbness and noticed in my chart that I was complaining of left-side numbness at my check-up last November. So, tomorrow I am off to an Ear-Nose-Throat doctor to see if it is something in my sinus or salivary gland. I am not nervous yet, but the numbness and the fact that I can now feel something through my skin just to the lower left of my nose is of concern. I won't say it's nothing because it's obviously something, but as Ivan would say, "Don't borrow trouble." One doctor visit at a time. At least I don't have to have another root canal. That is good news indeed.

In better news, I then spent the afternoon tidying up, reading and burning Harry Potter Cd's for my 85 year old Grandma. She has gotten completely excited about the books, but the large-print editions are very spendy so she's going to try out the audio books. I went over to Mom's to spend a last few hours with Grandma before she goes home tomorrow and we worked a little more on her oral history.

Right now, Johnathan is working on finalizing his enrollment at Howard Community College, and Eric is working. Sam is whipped after a bike ride and weight-training for football. Wednesday, Johnathan and Sam leave for a High Adventure cycling trip and Evan and I will be alone during the day for the rest of the week. That will be a quiet couple of days after all the hustle and bustle of the last month. Ev and I have already made some plans. Saturday, everyone, including Sara, gets home and we'll all be together again. That will be a good day. I love these quiet, relaxing summer days when the house is half-empty due to someone always being away at camp or on a sleepover, but I sure miss the kids when they're not around.


  1. oooh, that cheek thing does not sound fun. I hope you find out what it is and it's not serious! The rest of the day sounds lovely. I think I'll follow your lead and get BACK into bed and read some more.

  2. I am LITERALLY dreaming of the day when I get a clean bill of health from the dentist :)

  3. I sure hope they can figure out your numbness. What a pleasant dentist visit to start the elimination process of what it's not! :)

    that is super cute about Grandma Joy getting interested in Harry Potter... hope she likes them!

    Hope you have a lovely quiet week with your youngest! This is the heyday of summer carefree-ness. : )

  4. It is always so nice to get some one on one time with your kids. I hope the two of you have a fabulous week together. I hope you get feeling better soon.

  5. That's great that you're working on an oral history with your grandmother. I want to do the same with my Grandma, but she's in Utah, so it will probably have to be recorded phone interviews. Somehow getting started on that keeps slipping to the bottom of my to-do list.

    Good luck with that numbness situation. I'm sure you'll have an answer soon. And I agree it's best not to "borrow trouble"--the interest rate is way too high! ;)


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