Saturday, April 12, 2014

An & Ria's #First flight - the full film

I love these women are 72 and 78 and trying something new in their life.  Ria is an amazing woman that seems to enjoy every new thing.  What a great inspiration.... we limit ourselves so much with fear.  How did you like this little video?

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Tooth - A Final Farewell.

On  March 24th I went to the Dentist so he could fill a cavity that had been bugging him for almost a year.  I had a small hole in my back right jaw tooth.  Although there was a hole, it was not sensitive and since it wasn't bothering me I left it alone.  Well the Dentist finally wore me down and I succumbed to dental pressure and had the cavity filled.  During the procedure he pulled out a laser and said he had to seal my root as the cavity went down into the roots.  When he was finished he said "you'll probably lose the tooth".  What?  I had just spent $336.00 and now he says that.

As soon as the numbness wore off the sensitivity began.  And it never let up.  The Dentist said since he was working below the gum line it would be sore.  After a week I couldn't stand it any longer and called the dentist.  When I requested pain medicine I guess he realized how painful my tooth was and sent me to an oral surgeon.

On Thursday, April 3rd, the oral surgeon pulled the jaw tooth.  He said he could see marks left by the laser and spent some time filing down a sharp edge on my jawbone.  Although I followed his instructions I developed a dry socket.  Friday my tooth really hurt and my face was swollen, by Saturday my gum was really throbbing and by Sunday I was almost crazy with pain.

Have you ever had a dry socket?  It's really painful.  I did reach the oral surgeon who prescribed an antibiotic and more pain pills.  The pain pills (Vicodin) don't really help the pain, but it does make you sleep.

Today I went to the oral surgeon so he could irrigate the hole.  It's healing so quickly there wasn't a hole big enough for him to pack with pain relief; however, he was able to put some of the medicine on a gauze and that has helped so much.

It's amazing how long the roots are on a tooth and why it's so painful when the oral surgeon yanks it out of your jaw.  Looking at the tooth, it reminded me how miraculous we humans are. How different the roots are compared to the enamel of the tooth.  How does that happen?  Isn't it amazing?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Do you Powder Your Lady Bits? If so, read on...

Okay, the other night an advertisement popped on the TV screen for an attorney's office and asked if you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer following the use of a talcum powder product, you may be entitled to compensation through a talcum powder cancer lawsuit.

I was like "duh, I've been know to buff my lady bits with baby powder, especially on hot, humid days." 

Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Risk

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer RiskThe talcum powder ovarian cancer risk has been documented through numerous studies dating back to 1982. When talc products such as baby powder are applied to the genital region, talc particles can travel through the female reproductive system to the ovaries. Talc particles may remain in the ovaries for many years, causing inflammation and creating an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells. One expert estimates that roughly 10,000 women each year develop ovarian cancer as a result of using baby powder or body powder.

What?  If this is true why aren't their warnings on the side of the bottle?

So I did some internet research and there does seem to be all sort of lawsuits against baby powder companies.   Yikes; now I have something else to worry about.

Did you know about this?  Are you still using powder?  And what about parents using the product on their little baby girls... could this do something to her ovaries?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Wednesday

It was a balloon sort of day; the countdown continues, April 30th is fast approaching.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Grandma and the Park

My sweet Grandma and I picked up some maid-rites for lunch and ate them at Greenville Park.  The winds were so strong today, I had to hold on tight to Grandma so she wouldn't blow away.

Unfortunately the wind got this tree.

And the Park was filled with weird looking ducks called Muscovy (which usually resides in Mexico, Central and South America).

Sunday, March 09, 2014

My New Car --

My new car - a Nissan Versa Note and the color is Morning Sky.  When I went to the Dealer I was determined to purchase a 2014 Sentra with navigation package; however, after the test drive it just didn't feel right.  I already have a Nissan Versa Hatchback which I purchased in 2009.  The 2014 Versa Note has been redesigned since 2009.  Much easier to see out the back, two levels of storage in the hatchback (which will be nice when I need to hide a present.  But more importantly this car gets 40 mpg highway and if I end up working in Columbus (which is 80 miles away); I thought this would come in handy.

Saturday, March 08, 2014


So I had this dream this morning:  someone gave me $100,000 and said I had one month to double it and anything beyond $200,000 I got to keep.  When I woke up I sort of glanced around for the money because the dream seemed so real.

I know money has been on my mind.  When I get my lump sum severance (52 weeks of pay) on April 30th, I want it to last as long as possible.  Maybe that's why I had the dream.  Anyone know how I can double my money?  :)

Today I'm going car shopping.  I'm going to stick with Nissan; but I might just purchase a Sentra instead of a Versa Note.  I love my little Baby V (2009 Versa) but we really need a third car since there are three drivers in the house and I figured it's better to make the purchase now while I'm still employed.

I will certainly save the spot below for a picture of my new car.  Alex is coming along with me (he loves test driving cars).

Hope you have a super Saturday.  It's suppose to be warm, with showers (possibly snow) tonight.  However, it will be warm again tomorrow.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Happy Birthday Becky Sue

My sister Becky has a birthday today.  We celebrated her birthday last weekend along with Audrey May.  So since I won't be seeing her today I wanted to send happy birthday wishes her way.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Happy Birthday Audrey

Today my niece Audrey turns 14.  I won't be there to wish her happy birthday so sending lots of good wishes her way.  We celebrated her birthday along with my sister Becky last weekend.

Monday, March 03, 2014

March's Family Photo

Standing on a grinding stone, trying to be taller, but losing my balance

Yes, nestled under the armpits of the men I love.  Suddenly I feel very short.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

March 1, 2014

At my parent's home celebrating Becky's and Audrey's birthday.  Missy snapped this photo of me and Gary.

Tonight through tomorrow 12 inches of snow may arrive.  However today it was around 47 degrees and felt like Spring.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday with the Gals

Today my Mom, my Grandma and Becky went to lunch at our favorite Indiana hangout.  And guess who we ran into?

 Melissa and Audrey... they had just left and saw my car in the parking lot and came back inside to see us.  What a nice surprise.

Here they are, my Grandma and my Mom....

and here's Becky....

And me, looking just a little cross-eye...not sure what that was about...

And we each had an order of breadsticks and two orders of onion rings..... a somewhat heavy load of carbs... but they sure were tasty.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beautiful Morning

Did you happen to catch the sunrise this morning?  It was so beautiful.  I had to grab my phone out of my purse to snap a photo.

Spring is just 4 short weeks away.  I'm so excited to see it arrive.  Tomorrow it's suppose to reach 57 degrees.  Hopefully all the snow will melt off (without causing too much flooding).

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Celebrating Love at Lunch at Logan's

Today we went out in the snow and had our Valentine's Day lunch at Logan's Steakhouse.  We have only been there one other time and that was the day they opened.  That outing was terrible; which we should have known not to go somewhere on opening day.

Anyway, we decided to try it again.  Because of all the snow the restaurant was not very busy at lunch.  Our waitress was very attentive.

Picture taken with my HTC One Phone.

Of course we did have to drink an adult beverage; actually none of us our "drinkers" but we did share a prickly pear cactus margarita.  And since this was our Valentine's Day lunch, the drink had to be pink.

Of course these type of places give you way too much food.  I told our waitress just to box up my potato because I figured with 6 oz of filet and grilled veggie kabob, I would save the potato for my dinner.

We had a great time.  Alex talked about how much he is enjoying his new job... which is always a plus. I have a great family; and I love these two guys so very much.  :)

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