Wednesday, December 7, 2011

week in progress

As I write this, I'm suffering through a headache that I've had since I woke up this morning.
I've been getting really bad headaches lately, the kind where I feel like I'm going cross-eyed just looking at something or listening to someone.  I can't focus, can't respond as I want, and the pain just doesn't go away.  {think constant jackhammer rattling around in your brain}  I'm thinking maybe I should schedule a visit with my Dr to handle this issue and other issues, like my infected knee that still hasn't healed and it has almost been 2 months, and my back pain, oh the pain that never goes away.

But I didn't begin this post to whine about my head or the rest of my aching self... I'm posting to talk about my week in progress...

Monday was rather eventful: KennaKat and myself spent time at E's school.  We did the librarian thing, as usual, I loved it.  Then, the teacher asked me if I could do her a favor and quickly wash the tables since she didn't get a chance to after snack time.  So I did that, then I proceeded to clean the floors, and then we hung around for Writer's Workshop.  E is writing his own Sonic the Hedgehog comic book at school, also one at home...he's obsessed. Then I helped the kids with their research for their big project that they are working on.  They each had to pick an animal/insect to do a project on.  It's so cute, I can't wait to see the final results!

I mailed off my first flower on Etsy.  Asked the mailman lots of shipping related questions.  Trying to learn the ropes on that whole thing.. After lunch I scooted off to the Dentist.  I'm in the process of getting my teeth repaired.  After I had E, my teeth were ruined.  I don't know why having babies has to suck so much out of you that you get cavities, but there it is, they do, and I got them.  My dentist did a terrible job with filling them.  3 or more years ago, my new dentist decided that I needed all new fillings because whoever did them did a terrible job.  Well... I kept making appointments, and then cancelling them.. I HATE dental work!  And to suffer through getting something done twice...yeah, don't think so!  Every 6 months, she would remind me that I still had to have those taken care of and I'd make and break my appointments over and over.  I finally got tired of her reminding me that I stopped getting my teeth cleaned... So for a year and a half I didn't go at all.

Then this year, a tooth chipped that had a bad filling in it and I lost another filling...ok, well, I guess maybe she was right about those fillings being bad.  So in October I went in for a cleaning and the appointments were started for repairing my teeth. I hate dental work.  I love my dentist, she's kind and hilarious and a big mama, reminds me of several large women that I loved as a young girl.  But she is not gentle...AT ALL.  She kills me.  Monday was my worst visit yet.  For some reason, the numbing shots never work for me.  The numbing shots are the main reason I hate getting my teeth worked on.  My gums hurt for weeks afterwards.

So Monday, I stopped counting after the 15th lie.  The first shot she gave me I believe was too far into my cheek because I was instantly numb on half of my face from nose to ear from lip to forehead.  It is the weirdest feeling having a numb eyelid. SO WEIRD.  And the numbing lasted until I went to bed that night.  I thought I would never have feeling on that side of my face again.  My cheekbone still feels like someone punched me.  And my teeth weren't numb.  Finally I gave up telling her that I wasn't numb and suffered though the rest of the drilling.  Even worse than the shots was this new "toy" that she has for doing fillings.  They are rings and clamps that she installs all over my tooth for a "neater job", but she dug them so far into my gums that I have big raw spots.  And she couldn't get them to fit on properly so they kept popping off and she had to redo them and redig into my gums Over and OVer and OVER again!  The visit took 3 hours and I came home to find hubby making dinner.  How wonderful is he.  I wanted to ball up into fetal position and relax and dreaded cooking dinner and there he knight in shining armor.  He let me whine all evening too!  I have 2 visits left...2 crowns...yikes, I don't think I'll be able to handle another day like Monday, and I hear that crowns are way worse :(

Oh and apparently I sleep walk now.  Hubby woke up in the middle of the night to find me pacing back and forth next to the bed, caught between my pile of art bins and the computer desk.  He asked me what I was doing and apparently I garbled some incoherent blah blah blah and eventually got back into bed.  I have no recollection of this.  It's a good thing my art bins trapped me or who knows what I would have done.

Tuesday, I actually took KennaKat to the library.  I've been majorly slacking in that department for a while now {well we still go, but haven't made it to story time}.  She was happy to go and so was I.  Em and CharliKat joined our little group which was a nice addition.
They were both sitting so cutely on the window sill until I got out the camera...oh well.

Hubby graciously moved family night to Tuesday night because of my Dentist drama on Monday.  We finished reading through the Listen to God brochure.  I LOVE that the society has been coming out with more "beginner reader" friendly material.  With the new watchtowers and the brochures, my kids are enjoying it and learning so much more.  E is so entirely too cute reading the brochure and the scriptures.  KennaKat has been getting into it more recently "reading" parts of it as well.  We also acted out another bible story.  This week was with the talking donkey.  Daddy was the donkey and Kennakat got to beat him, very funny.  E wanted to be the Angel because he had a sword...sigh.  We've been giving the kids scriptures of the week to help them remember Bible verses and get more familiar with using the Bible and navigating it.  I could definitely use more tips on helping the kids to remember books and scriptures.  What techniques do you use with your kids and what did your parents do to help you learn?  All suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance! :)

Today we scooted on over to a friends' house for a play date.  Aside from my painful headache that wouldn't go away, we enjoyed ourselves.  It's always fun socializing with friends and letting the kids play.  Jen brought a gingerbread house kit with lots of little houses for the girls to decorate, which was fun.  Unfortunately I forgot my camera at home, so I'll have to steal pictures from my friends when they decide to share.  I broke KennaKat's house during set up and after she decorated it so neatly and cutely, it caved in.  I tried to repair it, but I think it looked better before I tried to help.  It was a very messy sight, but she didn't mind too much.  She's used to mommy messing with her stuff.  She and E ate almost all of it this afternoon.

They get along so well most of the time now.  Especially when they are together for the whole day.

I love these two, I hope they grow closer and closer over the years.  Yay for siblings!


Marlan said...

Soooo Sorry that you have been feeling bad. Love that the children do so well together. love you

Jane said...

Get a NEW dentist! Really - I stayed with a dentist who did some real damage to my mouth and finally changed - night and day.

Candi said...

I love reading about your family worship nights. We've been reading and listening to that brochure too. It's perfect for the little ones. I'm secretly hoping the branch offers us new dvds with more bible stories, maybe Daniel and the lion's den or the 3 Hebrew boys...I've been thinking and praying a lot of this :) As for the scripture memory, last year we started doing hand gestures along with the scripture. Haylei was feeling very confident tonight so we recorded her. I was so stinking proud of her! And Hunter tries to recite it, he's doing good for 3. As for your crazy dentist...I'm sorry, but I must confess I got tickled about your account. I quit going too...4 years ago when I was pregnant with Hunter I couldn't get numbed after an hour of shots...I left with my eyelid IS the weirdest feeling ever.

Anonymous said...

I remember learning the Bible books to the tune of the ABC song or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
"Genesis, exodus, Leviticus
Numbers, deuteronomy
Joshua, judges, the book of Ruth
The bible is a book of truth

1st and 2nd Samuel,
1st and 2 nd Kings
1st and 2 nd Chronicles are necessary things!

Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job and Psalms,
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of SoloMON!

Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations too,
Ezekiel, Daniel, famous Hebrews!

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah,
Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts
The Bible is a book of facts
Romans and Coronthians,
This is where it all begins,
Galatians Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
Thessalonians and Timothy,
The Bible is in harmony,
Titus, Philemon, the book of Hebrews too,
James and Peter,
John and Jude,
Now we're through!

Anonymous said...

Some other ones are "Go Eat Pop Corn" to remember Galatians through Ephesians, and something about tiny turtles for Thessalonians through Titus. (those five books are in alphabetical order, too)