Monday, March 7, 2016

Managing Monday/ A Trip To The Dentist

I get to stay home every Monday. 
I love Monday morning when the whole day is before me and the list of things I can do is deliciously long.

I'm usually very productive on Monday mornings but in the afternoon I'm ready to snuggle in my favorite chair with the cat or the dog. 

Our leather chairs have taken forever to get broken in. 
I want to sink into a chair and feel like I'm resting on a cloud. 
 To get that broken in feeling sooner rather than later, I found the zipper and removed some of the stuffing. 

I removed a pillows worth of stuffing from this thing. 

I can always refill it should it get too flat and broken in.
We have had it 6 years so I don't see that happening any time soon. 

 I can't craft or lounge around this morning because I'm headed to the dentist. 
I hate going to the dentist. 
I love my dentist but I'd rather see her at the school or at the church rather than in her office but something funky is going on with one of my molars.
I noticed it last week. 
Once I noticed it, I can't un-notice it. 
 My tongue keeps getting scratched on it. 
I'm praying that I've lost one of my prehistoric fillings rather than have cracked a tooth.

I can only remember a hand full of times when I didn't have something wrong after a cleaning.
Which meant several trips back for crowns or fillings.
Root canal? 
Oh please, just sedate me already!
I've known Dr. Solis for years because I had her precious children in my class but she has only been our dentist for 6 years or so.
We felt a little bad about leaving our old dentist but we had to make a change.
Do you think our old dentist wonders if our teeth are falling out? 
He lives right around the corner from us which makes running into him a little awkward. 
   Dr. Solis manages pain better than any other dentist I've had. 
All those years of painful visits have permanently scarred my psyche and I still get elevated blood pressure before going for a visit.
Why do they call it a visit?
A visit should involve tea or coffee and cookies. 
This is the antithesis of that. 
If you live in the DFW area she is wonderful. 
Tell her I sent you.
Okay, send positive thoughts my way. 

Have a blessed day. 
I'll let you know what happens. 
Don't forget my tip for "breaking in" new chairs. 
I can't wait to get back this afternoon and lounge in mine.  


  1. Katie,
    It's now much later and your visit to the dentist is over. Here's hoping all went as well as it could and that everything is now A-OK with your tooth. Time for snuggling in your broken-in chair.


  2. Hope your dentist trip went well. I use to work for a dentist. Receptionist out front, so nothing really to do with the work. lol! I'm one of the few people that don't mind, (don't love), but don't mind going to the dentist. Gas doesn't work on me, but I have a pretty high pain tolerance. Just give me a gentle needle. lol! Great tip for breaking in a chair!

  3. I'm with you when it comes to the dentist...HATE going even though I've had fairly healthy teeth over the years. I left a dentist we had been going to for at least 15 years. He did impeccable work but never said one nice thing about my teeth. At my first visit to a new dentist, I was told several times what nice teeth I had...appreciated hearing that when dentist appointments rank up there with my least favorite things to do.
    Mary Alice

  4. Here's to hoping your dentist trip was uneventful and all is right with the world!

  5. I cracked up finding out the chairs are still not broke in after 6 years...send them to us and give us 6 months.

  6. I can certainly agree with your situation. I have to plan out my trip to the dentist just like you. This is not just another day in my life, I literally start planning my day a week in advance to make certain that I am there on time and that everything goes perfectly while I am sitting with the dentist.

    Freddie Gray @ Ballantyne Dentistry

  7. Great idea with taking some stuffing out of your chair to help break it in - I would have never thought of that. But also, I wish you the best luck with your dentist appointment! Hopefully nothing is wrong. Either way, it's good to know, quite reassuring, that your dentist is great at keeping down the pain!