Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall, blooming azaleas, and teeth!

It is a dreary and cool rainy day in central NC... a good day for staying inside. I do plan to hit the grocery store today for the sales, but hope to stay in and stay warm today. We've had a lot of rainy days the past month or so. I usually don't notice how much rain we get, but we have been waiting and waiting for our new shingles to be installed on our roof. We've had several scheduled dates, just to wake up with rain and have the installation postponed once again. So, it's supposed to be fall, right? Look at my azalea that sits by the front door. It has a flower on it! This side of the house gets a lot of sun... that's the only reason I can figure it bloomed. It's a cute little surprise, huh?

It's been a busy week for me so far... vet appointment, shopping, dental appointment, hair colored.... but it has been a good week. I did find out I need about $700 worth of dental work. I have broken/chipped four lower front teeth in the past few weeks. I am a clincher and the dentist thinks a bite guard may help to protect my teeth. I am a little skeptical, as I tend to think my teeth are just getting weaker with age... but I guess I'll give it a try. If it works, it'll save me $100-$150 everytime I break a tooth. I no longer have dental insurance since I started working part time, so of course, now my teeth are going to start costing me lots of money. :o(
I will do whatever I can to save my teeth... I do not want to wear dentures. Working in a nursing home, we have lots of patients without teeth... some wear dentures, most don't. I'm always amazed when we get patients who still have all their natural teeth. That's my goal... to keep those teeth so that I can amaze the nurses when I am admitted to the nursing home.

10 comments:

Rose Mary said...

Your post title cracks me up, Penny! Oh, I sympathize on the teeth. I have one I need to have crowned sometime soon.

Loved seeing the pic of your bloom~my mom's little gardenia bush had a few blooms last week!

We're having all the rain, too. I'm tired of it!

Janet, said...

I feel for you with your teeth problems. I'm sure there's a lot of dental work for me in my future, too, with root canals and all. Growing up we were never took to the dentist regularly and I think I have more fillings in my mouth than I have teeth. Hope the rain stops soon!

Just Breathe said...

Love that goal! Very funny too! It seems likes it's raining everywhere across the US or snowing! Hope we don't need Noah's Ark! Here is California we do welcome the rain.

So if you can email me at
dpucci9972@gmail.com I would like to know what they do for your chipped teeth. My daughter has been chipping her teeth due to an OCD issue that is out of control. Help!

ancient one said...

After our beautiful day yesterday we got rain and cooler today. You know me.. I'm wrapped in a blanket. Sorry about the teeth. :(

Cindy said...

The weather, it is a'changin. I love your post, you want to amaze the nurses when you are admitted into a nursing home! Too funny! Sometimes I wonder if I will. I am 51 and I am in need of a second crown that will replace three more of my teeth. That will be six already gone for good. Ah age...thank God for the wisdom and the grandloves that come with it, otherwise I'm not sure it would be worth it! Hugs, Cindy S.

Utah Grammie said...

I've always though it was poor planning to give us baby teeth for 6 years then expect us to keep the rest for another 70 years! What's up with that? Anyway, hope you're not in any pain with them :-)

Irma said...

I hate teeth problems. I even have dreams about my teeth falling out and I wake up freaked out LOL! Hope all gets resolved.

Doris said...

in Spain only government officials have dental insurance included in their contracts, the rest should hire private insurance, and theiy are so expensive...

Debbie J said...

You have been really busy! I'm sort of tired of the rainy days too, but its better than a drought, I guess.

I, too, need to have some dental work done. I am putting it off as long as I can. Its a filling that needs to be replaced. The dentist says that most fillings last about 25 years and this one is about 29 years old, so its only a matter of time.

Pretty flower!

Nancy Jo said...

Pen Pen,
Mother nature seems to have a mind of her own. But a nice fall surprise.
Yes you better save yourself and get to the thrift, if its been two weeks. Thats about when withdrawel sets in.
Nancy Jo