Friday, March 26, 2010

We had dentist appointments yesterday

We, my son and I, both had cleanings that went fairly well.

Son wasn't as depressed afterward as usual. WOO HOO!!! He's usually dreading going because they complain about his gums. He just has gums that bleed. They always, always bleed at the dentist and sometimes at home, but are basically healthy. At least this time, she didn't make him feel so bad. She suggested that part of the problem is he's a mouth breather at night which will cause dry mouth.  He doesn't have dry mouth otherwise. He brushes 2-3 times a day, flosses at least 2x's and uses Listerine. She said she can tell he's not ignoring them. He does have 2 teeny-tiny cavities that are close together. One he knew about and the other was a surprise.

I was complimented on my teeth. She remarked how easy I make her job. Boy do I have her fooled *lol* She always remarks how well I brush and floss. Not near as well as she thinks. She is always saying how quick it is to clean my teeth. Must be all the pop I drink that removes the tartar either that or she's being extra nice :) No cavities, but I do need 2 fillings to fix voids from previous fillings they did last summer. This is the 2nd time they are fixing their work. Hopefully, this is the last. Unfortunately for me that is 2 visits since they are on opposite sides. Kiddo gets off with 1 more visit.

Oh, and kiddo has 3 wisdom teeth. The dentist says that eventually they need to come out. One he can do, but the bottom ones have to be done at the oral surgeons which isn't covered by the program we are on so it's private pay. No can do at this time so they'll wait until he's got some sort of real dental insurance.

Why doesn't health care reform include dental or vision? I may not be a fan of that bill, but it *should* include those as well, imo.

Monday, March 22, 2010


"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally co...llapse..." Alexander Tyler (history professor at The University of Edinburgh), in 1787

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.-- Samuel... Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776

 "Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations" James Madison 1788

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~Abraham Lincoln


Friday, March 12, 2010

Bah Humbug! (whine post)

I really don't feel like doing much of anything.  I don't want transcribe, study, read email, play on Facebook, or watch TV.  Durnblame fibro and arthritis.  I'm trying to keep functioning, but I don't wanna!  Everything hurts and aches.  It's miserable outside (nonstop fog and wet).  I just wanna crawl back into bed and forget about everything for a month or two.  Can't, but I wanna!


(hey, I warned ya it was a whine

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Time to get back to posting songs on Sunday

I've gotten out the habit of posting regularly or posting videos on Sunday.  Trying to get back into it.  I heard this song on the radio this morning and just fell in love with it.  I love Ms. Womack's voice and she always seem to pick the perfect song for it.