Wednesday, August 25, 2010

That's approx. $8.75 I saved

I rescued 24 letter-sized folders from one of the dumpsters outside my office. On the one hand, I'm pleased that I am able to recycle & reuse, saving the agency money and shooting an assist to Mother Earth. On the other hand, I suspect I may be dumpster diving because it distracts me from the daunting task of packing up my own office, which has to be completed by end of day tomorrow. GULP!

I Want Wednesday

I want perspective, to have it and to share it. I realize none of us sees our own lives clearly. Watching how my oldest friend keeps self-sabotaging, I wish I could shake her and show her the err to her ways (smoking, not exercising, indulging in things she knows will upset her -- and then getting upset with herself because she's depressed and not feeling well). Then I remember how she watched helplessly as I wasted my 20s on a real repulsivo. So that's why this Wednesday, I want 360ยบ perspective.

What about you? What do you want today?

August Happiness Challenge 2010 -- Day 24

Done! After six months and countless hours and $700 (it would have $1075 without insurance), my tooth is finally done!

Why was it so complicated? In the 18 years since I first got a crown in the back, my gums have receded. This allowed a cavity to form beneath the crown. Unusual, but not unheard of. The cavity grew horizontally across the tooth, rather than down into the gum. Also unusual. This made it easier for my dentist to save the tooth (yea!) but also entailed some surgery on the gums on either side. And, unfortunately, the old crown which had served me so well came apart upon removal, so it had to be replaced.

But what matter now? As of 7:20 on August 24, my long dental nightmare was over!