Hi Folks ~ I hope things are going well as you ready your homes for the holidays. I finished my little tree, but still have the Nativity to set up.
Here’s my tree with the ceiling light on.
Mr. & Mrs. Snowman, made by a friend in an ornie swap many years ago.
The little porcelain ballerina was made by my dear husband’s mother.
The red crocheted heart was made by me.
This angel that I’m using for the tree topper was also made for an ornie swap. This friend has since passed away.
Mr. & Mrs. Lion were the last ornaments give to us by my husband’s mother. She gave the kids one every year as they were growing up, then as each child became a married couple, she continued to give one to each couple. This year she happened to give each couple ‘animal couples’.
I have been working on beading Christmas presents. I am loving the process with each one. An idea pops into my head and then I go with it. I will show them after the holidays. I am inspired to get my sales tax # and re-open my Etsy shop.
Here are the latest color of beads used on two of the pieces.
Something not so Christmasy has happened. I’ve been having pain in upper & lower jaws, left side of my mouth. I knew there was a tooth that needed to come out up top, but didn’t know what was causing the pain on the bottom, back tooth.
The pain was awful the past couple of days, I made an appt. yesterday afternoon and got in this morning. I had the top tooth pulled, there was no saving it. The bottom problem is that my very back tooth is loose, so I made an appt. to have it pulled next Thursday. I could have had them both pulled today, but I just wasn’t up for that.
This is how I looked after I got home, shot up with Novocaine. Left side is turned down and totally numb, left nostril also numbed and numbed up to my eyelid. That’s all gone now, and I’m glad of that. I was given a prescription for Vicadin in case I needed it, but I opted not to use it. I bought Aleve instead. I don’t like taking meds at all, but ibuprophen didn’t do so good with tooth pain and the dentist recommended Aleve.
Not my best selfie.
The past couple of weeks I have been googling about healing receding gums, and remineralizing teeth. Read about Bentonite clay and ended up buying some Redmond Earthpaste toothpaste for a healthier mouth, with only natural ingredients. Lots of great reviews. Bentonite clay draw toxins out of our systems, and our mouths are full of unhealthy things. Bentonite clay is good for a lot of uses. I also ordered vitamin supplements that are great for teeth, and good health in general and ended up ordering, a calcium, mag and D complex, Ester-C with citrus bioflavonoids, zinc pincolinate and CoQ10 with BioPerine. While reading all of the reviews on each supplement, I read that zinc cleared up acne. Well, while I don’t like to talk about it, since menopause, I’ve been dealing with adult acne. I never had any acne as a teen except for that once-a-month spot that would pop up. As we age, zinc becomes depleted in our systems, so maybe that’s the cause of my acne. Reading that zinc clears acne has me excited to see if it will work for me. All four of these supplements are great for dental health. So if any of you are having problems, you might want to check these out for yourselves.
Ok, that’s it. I’m starting to get sleepy, 5:47 p.m. I took an Aleve and that should be good the whole night through. I’ve not slept good for the past few nights, this morning I got up around 3:45 and put some oil of cloves on my two painful areas and just stayed up. That oil is awful to taste, but works great for numbing.
Hope you are all well and enjoying each day. Tomorrow makes 4 years since my sweetie went to be with Jesus. I miss him every single day, but knowing where he is gives me peace. We will be reunited one day, until then, may I age gracefully and gratefully.
Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady