Sunday, August 17, 2008

Here and update, there an update, everywhere an . . .

Well, we're half way through August! I can't believe we only have 2 weeks until Princess' party. The creation of all things buggy are underway. I am thrilled my family will be coming up to visit again, and Mom will be here for a couple of weeks. Sadly, they just announced the church summer barbecue is happening the evening of Princess' bash and I am sad about that . . . I'm not sure people will skip free food at the lake to hit a pinata at the park with us. Plus, I am late getting the invites out--they were supposed to be out last week and last week was rough and so I didn't do it. Sigh. More cake for me.

I'm writing a lot of fanfiction these days and my goal of 1000 words of creative writing a day is proving sufficiently difficult. I hit 2550 total last week and 1484 this week. Better than it has nothing though I suppose, so I'll just keep at it. I have a couple months left to practice before NaNoWriMo.

The garden is a discouragement and a thrill . I went and picked peas and beans this morning. Lots of green tomatoes & unripe bell peppers, some not too big corn, tons of yellow crook neck squash, moldy cabbage and Brussels sprouts which I am just going to pull out and try again next year, blight-covered potato patch which I am going to mostly dig up this week and hope the baby potatoes are okay underground, nice self-seeded sunflowers and lots of rotting baby zucchini and pumpkins. REALLY unhappy about the rotting/blighted/moldy stuff.

The mouth surgeon was not helpful--told me to take ibuprofen and come back in a week if it still hurt. Did not even look at my mouth--couldn't they have told me that over the phone? So I didn't go back in because it had stopped hurting, yeah! Last night I am eating dinner and I hear this HUGE "crraaacckkkk" and feel like someone just stabbed me in the jaw with a tent stake. Not the joint, it is actually lower in the jaw where they took the wisdom tooth out . . . took the maximum amount of proscribed ibuprofen and it didn't put even a dent in the (excruciating) pain. So I suppose I get to call them again tomorrow--it has been six weeks since the surgery and it just seems like this is weird, weird, weird.

15 comments:

Mom of 5 Gents said...

Sorry to hear about the disappointments in the garden and the continued post-surgery problems. Remember that you know your body better than anyone else. If you're not buying what the doc tells you, say something. You're paying for his care -- get your money's worth. :)

Lara said...

*****Thanks for the support :) You've been in my prayers lately--sorry to be so quiet!

PattyFergi said...

I'm sorry to hear about the tooth issues! I had a tootheache about 4 months ago now and it was the worst! I feel for you! I wanted to say sorry for not getting back to you guys sooner about the fair but, funny thing is, you called the night that we were already there! How crazy is that! I hope you guys had a blast on Saturday! Take care and hang in there because you'll get better, I promise!

melanie said...

Oh man, i am so sorry about your tooth! ouch! I hope thay fix whatever is wrong! Can I just say, I am in awe of what you grow? Gorgeous, gorgeous garden. Down here in the desert, our flowers and veggies look nowhere near as beautiful as yours! I want to have a bower of snapdragons like you do! I am jealous of your green thumb!
Melanie

OneCrazyMommy said...

Hey,
I am so sorry about your tooth, I hope things are getting take care of. Thanks for the comment on my blog..and yes I have read that book and it is pretty good. Hope things get better.
:)

Lara said...

*****The earlier garden pictures are much better than the ones I am going to take today, trust me. Mostly I try to remember to water and pray a lot LOL!

Texasblu said...

:( Mouth problems stink. Hope you feel better soon.

So explain to me the NaNoWriMo - what is it, and how do I get involved. Do I want to be involved?? hmmm..... I think what you've written so far (that I've read) is really great! :)

We planted some stuff - the kids and Russ are eating the cherry tomatoes, and that's about all that's grown. sigh.

I'm sure some will come to the party - I know a lot of kids would love to skip the free food for cake! :D

abbyandcompany said...

Hey lara,

sorry about the tooth. All things tooth related in general make me pretty queasy and so I feel for you in all of your return trips to the Oral surgeon.

PS you did make a very lovely cake despite all this pain!

Lara said...

*****Thanks for the kindness about the cake! It was stressful, but I was happy with the result :)

Lara said...

*****Hey Tex :) I'll email you the details about NaNoWriMo (or just google it)--finally feeling a bit better and off to the surgeon AGAIN today :) No writing to speak of this weekend :(

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Kelly said...

Sooo...it took me a few minutes to figure out how I even came to your name the other night. After retracing my steps and following the trail of crumbs here I am!

PattyFergi said...

Hey there! We missed you at the party on Tues! I hope all is well! Patty

Liz Adair said...

Great blog, Lara. Nice to put you, your face, your gift for writing, that cliffhanger of a chapter, together with this blog. Looks like you've got lots of people reading regularly--and making comments! Well done.

Linda Adams said...

Hi Lara,
I guess your mouth is fine by now! But I had a pain like that post-wisdom-tooth removal and it turned out to be a dry socket. (The plug/blood clot comes out and you have a hole there instead of gum tissue for a while).

So! I hope it worked out for you!

Great to meet you at the Retreat this weekend! Your blog looks great and I'm so happy you found me on Facebook!