Tuesday, 21 February 2017

goodbye tooth

i've had a black tooth, which i presume is dead, for many years which luckily doesn't show unless i smile widely.  about six months ago a big piece of it broke.  no problem as there was no pain and no sharp edges to cause discomfort.  last night i had a maxibon ice cream and one of the little nut pieces felt extremely hard.  it was huge as most of the tooth broke off and there is only one 'crown' left.  it still doesn't hurt or cause discomfort but i suppose it's time i went to the dentist.  i have a very good dentist but he has the most unpleasant receptionist ever.  she's really a nasty person which is unfortunate as i don't want to change dentists but because of her (or maybe i'm just using her as an excuse) i haven't been to see him for ages.  i badly need a clean and now with the broken tooth i think it's time.  i'm wondering if the piece that broke off is actually an old filling.  who knows

Sunday, 19 February 2017

miss lan, my daughter and i went to the fringe parade last night.  we bussed it into the city.  i must admit we didn't see much of the parade because it was so crowded but we had a nice time.  then miss lan and i went to pick up her son on the other side of adelaide.  we didn't know exactly where to go and got a little bit lost but managed to find the place eventually.  i found the gps thingy on my phone afterwards :(  anyway, the last time i had my car serviced the mechanic said that my battery was on the way out.  it's been fine.  not hard to start so i kept thinking i'd ring him and arrange a replacement but of course just kept putting it off.  last night i started the car to come home and nothing except a horrible whining noise.  the lights all worked.  i rang the raa and they said because of the fringe and the guns and roses concert at the oval they were really busy.  so we waited.  and waited.  the raa showed up at 2am changed the battery and luckily invoiced me because i didn't have my credit card with me.  so after all of that i got home  at 3am.  so i slept in this morning, i hope miss lan got some sleep.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

i am in a mess

i don't do much housework when it's very hot.  i took friends to the airport yesterday morning (the traffic was dreadful) and had to empty out the car to fit the luggage in.  to be fair, i do have the stroller and baby seat in there, and it's not a huge car.  so the hundreds of shopping bags, a huge bag of donations for the op shop, all of the grandson's stuff, half of my wardrobe, a few pair of shoes???, a fold up chair i bought and have never used and just general junk is in the laundry waiting to be sorted and disposed of.  i'm doing some washing which is long overdue as i haven't washed for over a week, probably two.  the only trouble is my motivation is lacking atm so it's a struggle.  at least i got some sleep last night because i wore earplugs.  nice soft ones.  they are necessary because a neighbour has acquired a rooster which wakes me up most mornings way too early.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

that's a relief

adelaide's heatwave has gone elsewhere.  yay.  i am sitting here in my trackies.  it's wonderful.  one of my pleasures in life is opening up the windows upstairs and being greeted by a cool breeze after a very hot day.  i'm going up to see the kids today and taking them shopping and to lunch.

Friday, 10 February 2017

rats and other things

i was sitting here minding my own business the other day when a rat ran across the inside rail of the back fence.   i am terrified of rats and felt sick.  then later in the day i was on the phone and it ran back again.  ahhhh.  i got anthony to throw some baits into the shed and yesterday when i came down and opened the blind there it was.  on the veranda.  dead.  luckily my dil is ok with rat disposal so she came over while i was at the hospital and did the dirty deed.  i still feel sick if i think about it.  my eye check yesterday went well and the doctor was pleased with the result of the op even though i have new floaters which are very common and harmless.  she booked me in to have the other eye done and said i may be able to drive without glasses afterwards so that's a good thing.  my dr david has left and i now have dr katya.  she's very young and sweet.  despite the current heatwave all is well.  it should be cooler by sunday.  it was 36 degrees in my bedroom yesterday when i went upstairs.