Update on the dental fail from a few weeks ago: I went to see a dentist that goes to Pleasant Ridge (the church Lance grew up at) because I just needed someone who would tell me the truth. If I did indeed have 8 cavities, well, I would get them taken care of. But given the fact that, due to my perfectionistic tendencies (see previous post…), I truly brush and floss every single day (unless I am sick or we are having a lock-in, but I think those are excused flossing absences), so I was going to be exceedingly unhappy if I had that many cavities after my faithful dental habits. Anyway, I went to see the dentist yesterday morning, and he kept huffing and puffing like he was irritated the entire time he was looking at my teeth. I got more and more nervous – thinking, “holy cow… I bet I have more than 8. Oh, this is bad. How am I going to pay for double-digit cavities???” He ordered a couple of X-rays of my back teeth, and then put them up on the light board thingy and asked me to come look at them. It turns out that I am in need of one filling. One. We’re talking a total cost of $150. Then the dentist told me that he was huffing and puffing because he is irritated at his entire profession right now. He said that I am the 5th person in 3 weeks to come in with a laundry list of things a dentist recommends when they don’t need that much work. Given the previous diagnosis I’d been handed, I had never been so happy to hear I needed a filling in all my life.
Youth group update: We had a lock-in Friday night, and I came home and slept for 5 hours in the middle of it and was STILL wiped out for days. I’m old.
Holiday update: So Monday was Memorial Day… and it was the first day I’ve had off this entire year (with the exception of New Years’ Day and the day I threw up a lot). It felt pretty amazing to have a day of rest. We took it easy for most of the day and then worked in the yard for the afternoon and evening… and then treated ourselves to Snuffer’s for our hard work. Then we sat in the backyard on our newly cleaned patio and watched Buddy bury his bone over and over. Having Monday off has made this week seem so short… and I am finally about to be eligible for my days off, so I will be able to take a day off here and there.
Garage sale update: It is now officially this coming Saturday! Lance and I are ridiculously excited to get all of this stuff out of our garage… and it will be fabulous if we make some money off of it too! To be honest, I’m not sure how much we’ll make (I think the total of the stuff we’re selling is probably between $100 and $150), but to have a clean house AND a little extra cash – hello, new favorite pastime!
Style update: I mentioned 2 posts ago that I was going to Banana to use a coupon and a gift card… I had a marvelous little shopping trip, and I came home with 4 shirts that I am pretty crazy about for a grand total of $61. I am so proud of myself! I wanted to celebrate, but I usually shop to celebrate, and I’d already done that… 🙂
Money update: When I started at the firm, I enrolled in the flex spending plan thing, and I totally just picked a number out of thin air to contribute to this plan. Our FSA runs from June to June or something (instead of being a calendar year), so I REALLY had no idea how much to set aside. Well, given this latest round of dental visits, I will have spent every penny… and Lance and I will only have to pay like $14 out of pocket for any medical expenses so far this entire year. Hip hip Jorge!
Shower update: I am hosting one on Saturday and one on Sunday… and that will successfully wrap up the shower-throwing marathon I have been a part of for the last several months.
Important dates to remember: Today is my spiritual birthday. This coming Wednesday (June 3rd) will mark my 3rd wedding anniversary. Thursday, June 25th is Lance’s birthday. Saturday, June 27th is my birthday. (I will finally be old enough to rent a car without a fee!)
Other upcoming events: June 5th is my company picnic. There is a small groups dinner thing on the 27th. What? My birthday. Yes. Lame. They should have scheduled the dinner around me. We will have to celebrate another day. My parents’ 29th anniversary is June 7th. I’ll have July 3rd off work. Erin gets married June 20th. I have June 19th off work (my first vacation day of the year!).
Count yourself updated.