Good morning from Ocean City, New Jersey! It is an absolutely beautiful morning here. I’m sitting outside on the deck of our rental house. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and there’s a gentle ocean breeze. It doesn’t even feel terribly humid, although it must be. I mean, it’s the beach. But it’s shaping up to be a gorgeous day.
If you’ve been following along for a while, you may remember that the two other times we rented a house down here in recent years, we got really crappy weather for almost the entire week. This one is looking much better, and I’m so pleased. We were also able to coordinate with some of Paul’s family this time, so that makes it all a little more fun.
Of course, I’m spamming my Instagram story with pictures and quick video snippets, so if you’re on Instagram, you can follow along there.
In other news, my dental issues have not been resolved, and no one seems to know why I’m getting intense pain every time something hot or cold touches the top right quadrant of my mouth. The two teeth that have had root canals this year didn’t react to anything when the endodontist tested them in his office on Friday, so he thinks they are sufficiently dead.
Both he and my dentist want me to wait and see if it settles down, and they talk like I’m still having “sensitivity” because of the work he did up there this week, but I’m getting the exact same symptoms I was before the root canal. Nothing has changed, and this is far beyond “sensitivity” — it’s more like excruciating pain.
Fortunately, it goes away and I’m not in pain when I’m not eating or drinking something hot or cold. I’m getting used to lukewarm coffee and water, haha!
I can tolerate the pain and inconvenience for the time being, but the fact that no one seems to know what is wrong or how to fix it is concerning. When I get back from vacation, we host a big 4th of July/50th birthday party on Monday. And immediately after that, I’ll be shopping and covering the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is all-consuming, so I have no idea when I’ll even be able to deal with this tooth/teeth/situation.
If I sound like a whiny brat, I’m not saying all this to complain. Just sharing what is going on. It’s hard to think of much else.
Despite all that, I’m so happy to be here at the beach with my family, I’m thankful for the beautiful weather, and I’m going to just try to enjoy it and not worry too much about how I’ll deal with all this when I get back.
My daughter made cinnamon rolls before we left, and I think she’s planning to bake those up this morning, so that will be nice. Then we’ll probably spend most of the afternoon on the beach.
I hope you have a restful and very blessed Sunday!