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Roast is done. I decided to put the mushrooms with it, so those are done too.
Ratatoullie is finishing up now.
Carrot Soup is done. Just have to find a home for it in the fridge after it cools a bit more (otherwise it gets too watery).
About to do gefilte fish.


On a less happy note, the A/C guy left the door open today and Nibbler escaped. I was in tears. Over a cat, for crying out loud. Fortunately, 12ish hours later, he came home. Thank heavens.

On a brighter note, the A/C install is done! Yippeee!!! Now all we have to do is pay for it. Now that the kitten has returned, I plan to pay them in full.

Seth was an incredible help tonight. Yay for him.

Oh, and my teeth hurt, darnit! OWIE! Three Aleve have done NOTHING.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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real_bethy From: real_bethy Date: April 22nd, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know it's none of my business...but why do your teeth hurt all the time? Have you seen a dentist? I hope you feel better soon! Can you drink some wine? Sometimes a little "clinky-clinky" helps to take the edge off.

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
No problem. Yes, I see a dentist. Regularly. Like so regularly I think I paid for most of his son's first year of college. And no, it's not that I have a lousy dentist. It seems to be in my genes. I have lousy weak tooth structures, so I've been having ridiculous problems in recent years with them. (and yes, I brush and floss) A lot of what's been going on is that old fillings are now failing (I'm getting old), and root canals follow. Joy.

I keep asking my dentist if he'll just yank 'em all out. He refuses saying I'd be even more miserable. I'm not sure I believe him! Part of the problem is that if my tooth hurts, then my head hurts, and then I'm just generally miserable. Bleh.

A friend of mine who is a doctor theorizes that my tooth problems all stem from the fact that I didn't grow up drinking flouridated water (I lived in Scotland and Spain as a kid and after that I had well-water for a number of years before eventually moving to a Maryland suburb with flouridated city water). My dentist, surprisingly, says this is a good theory.

Basically, I have evil teeth. And it's not fair. :(
real_bethy From: real_bethy Date: April 26th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds just terrible. It's crazy that your dentist can't do anything for you...like at least write you a prescription for some Tylenol 3s for when the pain gets unbearable. I don't know if it will help, but you could try going to a store that sells loose tea and see if you can create a blend of goldenseal, candula, and chammomile...these are all herbs that soothe inflammation. Have you tried jaw massage and/or reflexology? Or some aromatherapy? Sometimes those things can help to take the edge off.

Or you could just live off of mashed potatoes!:)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aleve cuts the pain pretty significantly if I remember to take it.

And I have a huge stash of Tylenol 3s for when that doesn't cut it (I take the codeine for migraines).

The problem with me and pain medicine is that I'm a moron and I don't always associate pain with something I should take medicine for. "Ow, my tooth. Ow, my tooth. Ow, my tooth..." an hour later my husband (a pharmacist) will say, "well, duh! Did you take Aleve?" Er, no? Whooops. Then I'm all better.
cellio From: cellio Date: April 26th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't pay a contractor until all residents were accounted for, either. Sheesh.
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