Thank you all for your kind thoughts about my going to the dentist on Friday. For something not being planned, it sure all came together, and I was in and out, minus the offending tooth, in under an hour. She gave me the ‘sr. citizens’ novocaine amount, and I did much better this time than last. The numbness was gone by 2 p.m.
She had give me a prescription for pain, Vicodin (sp.?) and my sis-in-law said that’s really strong and makes one feel loopy. I decided not to fill the prescription. I had already did the credit card thing, but the pharmacist said I didn’t have to take the prescription if I didn’t want to. He reversed the credit card payment, and I opted for Ibuprophen, which I ended up only taking three of. The Vicodin would have been $30 for 12. I don’t think so.
Anyway, I feel so much better having that tooth gone. It’s been bothering me for quite awhile now. I may end up getting a partial plate, but not right now. I was so thankful for my sis-in-law being with me. She was GREAT moral support.
Yesterday morning I moved potted roses to a sunnier location, now that the sun is heading south, they were not getting enough sunlight. I did a little weeding too, but that was it for outside work, about an hour. I came in ate some yogurt, took and ibu. then took a nap.
I took some pics of blooming flowers the other day. The gardens are so overgrown from all of the rain we’ve been getting. I look forward to getting out there and tackling the overgrowth. Fall is coming and I keep feeling it in the air.
Rosinweed, a Florida native
Now here are my latest bead creations. I learned how to make little beaded wire flower sprays the other day, by watching you-tube tutorials.
This one I made for and gave to my sis-in-law, Sue, for taking me out to see my mother. It has seed beads, bugle beads, and fresh water pearls.
This one is made with seed beads, bugle beads and an antique rhinestone as the large flower center.
This one I’ve started the beaded edging on but it doesn’t show up very well, so will choose other beads, plus I had forgotten to sew on the pin back to the back of pin, so had to pull the two pieces apart, they were glued.
This is the one I’ve been working on, started it yesterday morning. Look at my bent beading needle. This is what happens to them after awhile of being used. This needle has a big eye, which I love, there’s a big split in the needle that you spread apart to put the thread through. Easy peasy.
I want to thank you all for you kind and encouraging comments about my Mom and I and our visit. I encourage those who need to put the past behind, to do so, if at all possible. I know some times it is not, because of circumstances. So much of what we go through though is really petty in the overall scheme of things.
As we age we see things differently, losing someone changes our views of things too.
I think most families have ‘stuff’ that needs to be released so that they can be free to grow, as families and individuals.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free
and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes, "Forgiveness — The Power to Change the Past,"
Christianity Today, 1983 January 7th
Forgiveness is a funny thing.
It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward
Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
God’s blessings on all of us as we live our lives each and every day.
That’s it for now. Time for some supper. Thunder is rumbling to the south. Which reminds me, I had another lightening strike real close as I was rinsing my feet with the garden hose the other day. Sheesh. Thunder had been in the distance that time too, like that last close strike, and no other strikes that close afterwards.
Have a great week ~ FlowerLady