Monday, January 13, 2014

Coffee Date

If you were stopping by for a coffee date today we could actually sit on the back porch for the first time in what seems like forever. It's either been in the teens or we have had days like Saturday, where we had torrential downpours and it was 68. Today it was in the 50s, highs set for the 60s, and the sun was out and shining. Tomorrow, more rain.

If outside didn't suit us, we could sit inside on our couch by the fire. Yes, I do sit by the fire when it's almost 60 degrees out. I love a fire. I also love our couch. It's heavenly. And you can easily get sucked in. Or at least I do.

I'd want to know how you've been and what's been going on in your life.

I'd tell you that Morgan Kate woke up with a cough and sore throat Friday morning. All weekend she had weak, weak eyes and was just not herself. Not sure what is or was going on with her, but seeing her hurt and not feel well, makes my heart hurt. Today, she still had a little lingering cough, but overall seemed much better.

While we were talking about MK I would tell you that kindergarten and school in general has been heavy on my mind this week. So many things to think about and consider. The biggest problem I have is that I don't just think about tomorrow or next year, I think about 5th grade and 7th grade and high school. Makes.My.Stomach.Hurt.

I would tell you about other things that make my stomach hurt - visiting the dentist, endodontist and orthodontist - all in the same week. Yes, that really did happen. To me. Over Christmas break. I went to the dentist for a cleaning. A very overdue cleaning. (Don't judge.) Turns out that two root canals I had done over ten years ago, had become infected and both needed to be redone. There were a few cavities that needed to be filled. I have awful, awful teeth. (Remember, no judging.) I am not proud. Oh, and it was recommended that I have an ortho consult. Might I mention that I had braces in high school. Therefore, this would be set of braces #2. Long story short, several years ago, before I had MK, my bottom permanent retainer bent and I never got it fixed. I know. Slacker. Over time my teeth shifted, along with my bite, and now my mouth is one big mess again. Owens has already informed that I will in fact be "Brace Face". I can hardly wait. It also doesn't help that I grind my teeth terribly at night, so that has done some serious damage as well. Thankfully, all of these people who have had their hands in my mouth recently are fabulous and very kind and very gentle. Thank goodness. Both root canals have been repaired. It may take months for my wallet to do the same. Fillings are scheduled for later this month and braces are tentatively scheduled for spring break. Help.Me.

We might then talk about a lighter subject - home projects. And I'd tell you that I always have a home project swirling in my head. Right now I have three projects that I would like to accomplish before the end of 2014. Actually, I would like to see them finished by summer, but we shall see. With all of this dental work, it might be late 2015 or 2016. Who knows?!? Project one is to repaint MK's room. It's still pink and green and I want a more neutral color. Just something different. Right now there are three paint samples taped to her wall and I look at them at different times of the day to see which color I think will be best. Repainting also means redecorating - which I love. Project two is to rip up our nasty carpet in the hallway, MK's room and the guest room. That carpet is so gross. It's beyond being able to really clean, so it needs to be replaced. Of course I would love hardwood floors in that area, but I'm thinking we will just go with more carpet. Something a little darker and much cleaner than what we presently have. Project three is a LARGE project and one that we are still pondering. It would involve repainting our kitchen and painting our cabinets. Yikes! This one still needs more thought.

At this point, I'm sure your head would be swirling. I know mine is. We would both comment about how these coffee dates are few and far between and we just never seem to have enough time. And we would both agree to meet again very soon. 

Can't wait for next time...


Kathy Hardison said...

I read this while drinking my coffee this morning. I've got a few projects in mind myself so this should be an interesting year. LY&MY

Misty said...

Love these coffee dates! :)

Dr. James DeFinnis said...

Whew! That was such a hectic week for you, Heather! But I'm glad to know that you still allot time to visit each appointment with experts. It's a rule of thumb that we must take care of our teeth if we don't want to end up with unpleasant dental conditions. How are you now?

Jamie DeFinnis @ Back Mountain Dental

Kent Davis said...

“…visiting the dentist, endodontist and orthodontist…” – All at the same time? That’s quite a busy schedule for you. It’s really disappointing that one problem can lead to another. Good thing you have good specialists that took care of everything. It may be a lot of work, but at least you will be relieved knowing that everything is being resolved.

Kent @