Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Three Unwelcome Discoveries, and a Welcome One

Unwelcome Discovery The First: The broken tooth cannot be fixed, and unfortunately, it cannot be pulled by my usual dentist either, the roots being too long and firmly embedded in the bone (likely the only tooth so permanently entrenched). So, we're going to try a temporary cap to see if that holds (I absolutely am not paying for a porcelain crown on a back tooth. Period), and if it doesn't, I'll have to see an oral surgeon. I am not happy with either solution (especially given that my teeth are crumbling at an alarming rate- I can't remember the last time I had a routine checkup without finding a new cavity). I have to go back on Thursday, and I imagine the visit will involve needles.

Unwelcome Discovery The Second: I set the DVR to record American Idol while I was in SoCal (given that older son does not get network TV). Yesterday, I settled down to start recapping episodes (figuring I'd do one a day or so until I caught up), only to find no American Idol episodes recorded. I don't know what the hell I did, but it wasn't the right thing. So I'll be starting this week cold, knowing nothing more than what I saw before  we left. It's going to be... interesting...

Unwelcome Discovery The Third: It's snowing.

Welcome Discovery:
How in the world did I get to be elderly without having read Stella Gibbons' Cold Comfort Farm? I have only just started, but it's been a non-stop chortle.

And yes, I will watch the movie after I finish reading the book.


tracytracy said...

Yay! Cold Comfort Farm is the best and it has one of my favorite book-to-movie adaptations of all time.
Just ridiculously good on all fronts. Time for a re-read (and maybe a re-watch), I think. (:

Anne Arnold Pierce said...

eoh yuck to crumbling teeth and supporting you completely in not shelling out all your cash to replace a back tooth. The dentist love to tell you how they will all shift.... well "hello have you seen the rest of me shifting?"
Ditto on Cold Comfort Farm the funniest story. My great regret my mother's mind was gone when I discovered it she would have loved it. And yes the film is a beauty!!