This definitely will NOT go down in the books as my Best Week.
On Sunday I noticed a dull throbbing in my mouth. As the week has gone on the pain has increased to the point that I put in a call to my dentist. I thought that my crown had become loose and needed to be reglued or whater they do to secure one of those down.
After rooting around in my maw and taking a couple of x-rays, the dentist decided that one of the nerves(roots)was having issues and I needed a root canal in that tooth under the crown.
I had thought that both of my crowned teeth HAD already had root canals done to them(by my previous dentist), but evidently this tooth hadn't have one performed on it.
The current dentist didn't find any abscesses under the crown yet but that doesn't mean it still doesn't hurt like a sonofagun!
So they set me up with an appointment at a "root canal" specialist's office. I guess my new dentist doesn't DO root canals.
The thing is the earliest the RCS can see me is Feb. 27th.
Right now the pain is about a 5 and it gets a little worse every day. I am already having to take a Percocet to get to sleep at night and my little bottle of Oragel is close at hand during the day. I have a fairly high tolerance for pain but I don't think I'm going to make it to the 27th without biting someone's head off.....
So if I disappear for awhile I am just trying to spare all y'all from my crankiness caused by my tooth issues.
We also have the saga of the "trip check" going on for the past few weeks.
#2 Son's marching band is taking an overnight trip in the Spring. Hubs and I partially funded his Disney World Band trip 2 years ago and we told him that if wanted to do anymore band trips in high school, he was going to have to come up with the money for those.
So he's been saving his money from his job and had the cash for the check that was due the middle of January.
I wrote the check and gave it to him to turn in back in Jan.
Let's just say that #2 Son has been having memory issues. When the hormones kicked in, his memory kicked out. He forgets EVERYTHING now!
Do I have to tell y'all that he forgot to turn in his check? lol
Jan. 31st rolls around and I ask him if he turned it in.......not only did he not turn it in, but he's lost it!
Says he turned his room upside down looking for it and still no check has surfaced.
So I wrote another check February 1 for him to turn in.
2 days later he comes home and I ask if he turned in check #2.
He informs me that he lost check #2 in the band room somewhere. He took it in to hand in but forgot and left it in the room.
Smoke starts blowing out my ears, I do my impersonation of the Father fixing the furnace from "The Christmas Story" and #2 Son escapes upstairs.
Moments later #2 Son comes back downstairs and has found check #1.....in his room, right next to his desk.
The room he swore to me he had scoured already to find check #1 days before.
So to update you.....check #1 is found and check #2 is MIA.
I tell him to put check #1 in his instrument case so that next time he has practice he will SEE the check and turn it in. And he is to search the band room and find check #2 that week.
Hahahaha.....Mortals plan and God laughs.
So a few days later I ask #2 Son if he turned in check #1.
He says yes but he didn't find check #2 in the band room yet.
Then on Wednesday of this week I went online to check one of our bank accounts.....the one on which I wrote these 2 checks.
Are you way ahead of me here or what? lol
I pull up the current statement and lookie here!! Check #2....the missing check has been cashed!
Check #1 he actually turned it?.....no sign of it being cashed yet.
I checked the check image and apparently someone found check #2 in the band room and gave it to whoever is in charge of holding the trip money and they deposited it....it's either that or #2 Son is confused and turned in check #2 and not check #1.
So I am waiting for the check #2 Son says he handed in to clear the account too so I can garnish some more of his wages to cover that one too.
Honestly, this kid is a great example of why we shouldn't put anything dangerous(access to large sums of money, fast cars, voting, military service, access to alcohol)into people's hands who's frontal lobes are NOT fully formed yet!
He's a good kid and I love him dearly but he still needs firm direction and boundaries.
We had a talk with him about college the other week. He needs to start doing some inner searching and then looking around at schools but he is so just not "there" yet. Sometimes I think he's just not at the maturity level yet to deal with important decisions. He's still so caught up in the superficial.....the teen stuff that doesn't matter. I just don't see him going off to college after his Senior year, next year.
We've let him know that some people just aren't ready to make big life decisions at 18 or 19 and it's ok to not go right to collge right away. Sometimes working for a living helps them see things in a different light, ya know?
He's got big dreams but we don't see him doing what he needs to do(or as much as he could be doing)to make those dreams a reality. The road he wants to travel down is a hard one for his field. He doesn't have the thick skin he is going to need to keep pushing at this goal to be successful. I know first hand how it is but of course I'm his mom and I'm an idiot and anything I tell him just passes through from one ear, out the other one. I can't keep pulling and dragging him, he needs to start pushing himself down the road to success. Otherwise it becomes all about MY ambition instead of his.
Maybe he'll do some "growing" this Summer. I hope so.
I did have a energy spurt on Tuesday though. I dirtied up a bunch of dishes in the kitchen cooking up a storm.
I made the best ham and bean soup ever.
Leftover ham slices, onions and garlic....
Chicken stock, Northern beans and it's soup!
I whipped up a big mess of Green Bean Casserole....
that's before it cooked. Too busy eating to take an AFTER photo. lol
Then it was 4 loaves of French bread.....just the dough photo.....
Really, the AFTER photo was much more appetizing. ;-)
And there was a big pot of Halushki as well.
After my dental appt. I made a pot of "Italian Sunday gravy"(aka spaghetti sauce) and plopped in some sausage from the freezer for flavor before I took a pill and hit the bed.
Hubs took care of simmering some ravioli and making garlic bread(with my homemade bread)for Valentine's Day. I ate a small piece of bread and had a chaser of Oragel for dinner.
I did splurge on 4 Cannolis for us at $1.50 a piece, for the Love Day. Yes, love turns me into a wanton spenderthrift.....
And I did find a science experiment in the fridge this week. I think it began as some leftover bechamel sauce....but from the looks of it on Wednesday, that would be an educated guess only. 8-(
All that cooking about did me in though and I've gotten very little else done this week besides a trip to Rite-Aid and a trip to the grocery store, a trip to credit union, a trip to school to bring the ever forgetfull #2 Son his instrument for a pep rally and 2 trips to the PO. Geez....I did do more than I though this week!
And the topper of the week was that Daughter got into the Nursing Program at school but has decided not to pursue that degree here. She has decided to move to Louisiana and go to school there, hoping she gets into their Nursing Program. While having a bird in the hand(the acceptance here)is something to consider carefully she is not happy living here. While I am excited for her and what this change may bring I have concerns with her moving so far away from home. I know I have to let her go and make her own decisions but the mom in me is having a hard time accepting her choices.
It's just been a hard week for me in more than one way. Excuse me while I hold a little pity party for myself. ;-)