Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Yet another update (no disturbing dental stories!)

Summer continues to speed by at our house. And no, I’m not complaining about the cooler weather. I LOVE IT!!!!!

Shannon’s softball team finished up in second place for the season, with her salvaging a couple of games right at the end, so apparently she’s quite the talent. Or so the coaches keep telling me. Which, of course, immediately switches on my “sportsmom” switch, which is dangerously similar to my “stagemom” switch, and I instantly start thinking about trying to get her into a traveling team, etc. When I bring it up to Shannon, she just looks at me and says, “no”. Fine. Spoil my fun.

The saga of my tooth continues, but suffice it to say, it’s icky enough I’m not even going to share.

I started filling out my new planner (I’ve discovered that planners that run August – July work much better for me), and wouldn’t you know it, every festival, etc that I want to take the girls to they are scheduled to be with their father. And I can’t really justify switching any more weekends with him because I just asked him to basically give up the month of October so the girls could be a part of this Haunted House contest thingy with one of our neighbors. It runs the last three weeks of the month. No answer yet, but he’s been pretty good this summer about changes, so I’m really hoping he’ll do it.

I’ve discovered a new author. In the summer I really enjoy reading mindless fun books like Sophie Kinsella, Sue Grafton and Lauren Weisberger write. And I just found out that Madeleine Wickham is in fact the same person as Sophie Kinsella! Yippee!

And, I got a new neighbor! I’m so excited! She’s a single mom, about my age, has a 14 year old son, a 10 year old son (who my daughter has a crush on-can’t say I blame her, he’s adorable) and a 4 year old daughter. Plus, she’s as chatty as I am!

And, for those of you that have known me awhile, it’s time for the Margarita party this weekend! Woo hoo! The Fairie Queen does a great party with more flavors of margaritas than you can imagine.

So, pretty much, other than the whole oral surgeon thing, this summer rocks!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My new best friend (insert sarcasm here)

Major ick warning.

Went back to the oral surgeon to have this bone, or as I like to call it, my little shark tooth, removed. First the surgeon tries to pull it out. Doesn't come out. So then he says they will have to file it down. I expect a giant emery board or something, but I really can't see anything. He says "I don't want you to be startled at this loud noise." Ok, must be a sander-type thingy. Imagine my shock at the unbelievably loud snap. I must have jumped a foot. He was using some sort of bone cutting thing.

A short time later I was shark tooth free. And someday my mouth will not hurt anymore.

And no matter how cute the surgeon is, I really don't want to see him again. Ever.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summertime and the livin' is hectic

Haven’t been around much, and even when I have been, I really haven’t felt like writing anything. Not for lack of stories. Always have those. It just seems to take more brain power than I have left late at night.

But here’s my summer in a nutshell:

Got a HUGE new patio, unfortunately the patio guys dug a larger hole than the patio, so I now have a moat (which would be nice if I was a princess living in a castle, but I’m not and I don’t). In the process of putting in the new patio, they apparently dug up and killed a mole. How would I know this, you ask? After all, I work all day. BECAUSE THEY LEFT IT FOR ME, along with their lunch discards!!!! Nice.

Got a new roof. They somehow broke my grill. Also left lunch clean up for me. They also got caught stealing from my neighbor, which was nice.

Got my kitchen rewired for the new dishwasher and built in microwave. They only left dirt and wires.

We also have new lighting outside and a new cctv security system. I have to wonder, where is all this money coming from? Not that I’m complaining, just curious.

In between cleaning up the messes left by workmen, I am busy shuttling Shannon to softball games or practice. She loves it and is pretty good. Everyone else on her team has been playing for 3-4 years and she’s easily as good or better than most of her team. Apparently she’s a natural when it comes to pitching, so she pitches pretty often. It doesn’t surprise me. She doesn’t believe in failure. Period.

My children have also suddenly forgotten how to pick up after themselves. They will eat something, drop the wrapper wherever they happen to be and walk away. What is that about? I have told them if they don’t knock it off, I will make them eat in the kitchen, standing over the garbage.

I had a tooth break, it wasn’t salvageable, so I had it pulled by this oral surgeon who was so unbelievably good looking I almost forgot the pain. But because it’s me and nothing can ever go smoothly, my sinus cavity was perforated in the process, so now that has to heal. And I have to go back next week because I now have a jagged piece of bone sticking out. Sorry. TMI. Emma was a wonderful caretaker for me. If she doesn’t become a vet she should be a doctor or nurse, cause she is a natural.

Emma also taught one of her friends (a year older than her) to ride a bike. It gave her such a sense of accomplishment, it was great.

So, that, along with three (I know, I’m an idiot) sunburns and lots of time at the pool sums up the summer so far.

Hope everyone's summer is great!!!