It’s November, y’all!

It’s only the 1st week of November and I’ve already seen several Christmas commercials. Not to mention, Wal-mart had their Christmas trees up before Halloween.  That’s just crazy to me because I remember when Christmas decorations weren’t in stores until at least mid November.

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However, I guess I can’t really say anything because I’ve been thinking about listening to Christmas music.  When it comes to Christmas music, I like the classics.  The newer Christmas music just doesn’t feel that “Christmassy” to me. I am not going to put a Christmas tree up until after Thanksgiving though. I used to put one up the weekend before Thanksgiving, but last year we bought a live tree and most of the tree farms don’t open until Thanksgiving Day.  I am sure I am going to have a fun time trying to keep 2 preschoolers, 2 babies, 3 cats and a dog from letting their curiousness getting the best of them and bothering the tree. And no, all those kids are not mine. I have an inhome daycare and those are the 4 who are here all day, plus there’s one who gets off the bus here after school.  Then of course, I homeschool my younger two kids..Whew..I think I need to ask Santa for a vacation LOL.

 

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well, hello there!

So, long time, no post, right? I’ve been busy with homeschooling the kids and working. I took off Thursday and Friday of last week. Thursday was so I could go to the Canton Flea Market. If you’ve never heard of it, google it. It’s kind of a big deal for us Mississippians. I don’t usually buy anything, I just like to go and look. However, Will insisted on buying some fudge. It was not cheap, but it’s oh so good! Then I took Friday off just because I needed it LOL. Will and I spent most of the day running errands (he was off work too). It was still nice to be able to hang out with him though.
Oh and Jake surprised me the other day by asking if I wanted to go to the Brantley Gilbert concert with him and his girlfriend. My sister was going to go with them but the tickets were for the pit in front of the stage and she wasn’t sure how she’d handle being in a crowd with a bunch of people. The concert acts were good, but the crowd was not. I have been to several rock concerts and the crowds were no where near as obnoxious as this crowd was. This is the first country concert I’ve been to since I was a teenager, so I’m trying to hold off saying that all country concert goers are this annoying. Also, Jackson is a smoke free city (I think) however there were a lot of people lighting up and I just go to where I couldn’t stand being around it. Cigarette smoke gives me a bad headache so right before Brantley Gilbert went on stage, I had to go to the outside of the pit. Which really, I could see better anyway. That’s another thing. I’m 4’11” and people either don’t see me standing there or they don’t care, they will just stand right in front of me. If I ever go to another concert like that, I will be spending the extra money and getting actual seats. Overall though, I had a great time. I don’t really have any good pics from the concert though because I didn’t take my camera, just my cell phone.
However, I did get some pretty good photos of the eclipse last week:
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Fourth of July Fun

I hope everyone had an excellent 4th of July weekend. On Friday, my husband, kids, and I went to my inlaws. They wanted me to take some family photos, so I did. I am not entirely happy with my work though. I could have done better but I learned it’s difficult to fend off mosquitos and try to take photos at the same time. My mother in law loved the photos though so that’s all that matters. Will says I’m overly critical of my work. I guess I am.

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Dental Office Thoughts

I had a nice post going in my head while I was at the dentist office earlier. I had a filling just fall out yesterday afternoon so I figured I needed to get it fixed. Yes, I was under the influence of nitrious oxide but it was going to be a hilarious post. I’ll see if I can remember what all went on after the nitrous mask went on. This was after an impromptu x-ray. I had no idea they were going to do that (and yep, I was billed for that).

Dental Assistant: Hi, how are you today?

Me: fine

Dental Assistant: So is this the only thing going on with your teeth? We haven’t seen you in awhile.

Me: (outloud) yep,this is the only tooth bothering me (in my head) Heck no you haven’t seen me here in awhile, do you people not realize how expensive it is?

Dental Assistant: Do you get the nitrous?

Me: yes!

Dental Assistant: (Puts the mask on my nose and topical analgesic on my gum)

Dentist walks in

Dentist: How are you today?

Me:Good (or at least that’s what I tried to stay, I still had the qtip with the topical analgesic on it)

Dentist: Ok, let’s see what we have going on here
(just a note, I’m starting to feel pretty relaxed on the nitrous lol)

Dentist: Well, this was a big filling so you really need to have a crown put on that tooth. But I’ll try a filling but it probably won’t last. (it would have been nice if he had given me an estimate of how long the filling would last).

Me: (thinking in my head, I hope I was anyway) Of course I need a crown because they cost out the butt.

Dentist: talking with the dental assistant about billing. I thought this was kind of rude because they used to never discuss billing while I was in the room. They just let most people pay what they could. Anyway…

Dental Assistant: So, it’ll be $85 today.

Me: (thinking) What, do they want me to get my debit card out right now? (they didn’t, but I think the nitrous makes me a little paranoid)
The Dentist tells me to open my mouth and without warning starts giving me the novocaine. No warning or anything. I mean what, do I have to pay extra for a little bedside manner? Thankfully though,between the nitrous and the topical, the shot didn’t hurt. The dentist and dental assistant left the room while my mouth numbed up.

Me: (thinking, again, I don’t think I said anything outloud lol) They really need to paint this ceiling, I wonder if this Novocaine is going to wear off before they get back, I really want to watch the tv but I can’t because this mask is in the way. Hey, I can’t feel that hole in my tooth with my tongue anymore, maybe it disappeared, nope there it is. I really need one of these tanks at home, I’m so relaxed. I wonder if they will just leave me alone and let me sleep. Oh, just hurry up and get in here and fix my tooth so I can pay you and go home.

The dentist and his assistant walked back in. The dental assistant was talking about her knee hurting. I just kind of tune them out after that point. I think the whole cleaning/drilling/filling took 10 minutes, if that long.

The dentist was about to walk out and said “Oh, don’t forget to charge her for the nitrous.”

Um, helllo, nitrous oxide does not make me stupid or deaf. The dental assistant turns on some oxygen so my head can clear up from the nitrous. I sit there for a minute or so and go to the front desk. The dental assistant is apparently the front desk person today too.

Dental Assistant: Ok, it’ll be $100 since you had the nitrous.

I paid it but was thinking about how much $100 could buy me instead of a tiny filling. I had to stop though because I was just getting ticked off.
And I don’t want to argue because my mouth is numb from my chin all the way up to my eye. I probably would have just sounded like a wacked out cartoon character anyway and then I’m not sure they would have even taken me seriously. So I just got in my car, promptly texted my husband and let him know how much I had to pay, cranked the car, then proceeded to drive home.

I am really hoping this filling holds for awhile because I don’t even want to have to shell out money for a crown. I know it’s a lot more than $100 and I’m not sure what kind of payment plan they offer. So I basically paid $100 for a filling that may fall out at any time. Maybe I should have just packed the hole with some of that stuff at Wal-mart and saved up for the crown LOL.

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