#CoffeeTalk and a Giveaway

Coffee Talk | Old School Blogging with Jo-Lynne Shane

You guys. Wow. Just wow. This week. I have no words. It’s been a whirlwind. We’ve barely done any decorating for Christmas. Fortunately we did put up our first tree last weekend, but we’ve done nothing else. I guess we were all waiting for this weekend, but now it’s rainy. No one wants to go chop down a tree in the rain, and let’s just forget about putting the outdoor decorations up. Of course, with my bum foot, I can’t go tromping around a tree farm anyway.

So I got my MRI on Thursday. I don’t get the results till Tuesday. I thought maybe my foot was getting better on its own, but then no, yesterday it was all painful again. Too good to be true. Of course.

I don’t know WHAT it is. It is bizarre. I am going on YEAR TWO of being benched from regular exercise. I feel like my bones are disintegrating or something. I hope the MRI sheds some light… but I fear what next step might be. (The next step… haha.)

So it hasn’t been all bad. We’ve had some fun family times this week.

We called a family movie night on Tuesday, and we spontaneously went out to eat for dinner on Wednesday. That is rare for us on a weeknight, but I wasn’t in the mood to cook and the fridge was bare so we went to a local restaurant that serves organic/sustainable/non-GMO type of stuff (Station Bistro, for you locals), and it was really nice.

And of course last weekend we went to see Beauty and the Beast at The Arden Theatre, which I just discovered I was spelling incorrectly the whole time. You know… tomato, to-mah-to… theater, theatre….

Speaking of the Arden TheatRE . . . I get to give away a family four pack of tickets to Beauty and the Beast. Yes, I realize this only applies to you local yokels, but if you’re interested, you can use the widget at the end of this post to enter the sweepstakes. I’ll randomly select a winner next week.

In other not-so-exciting news, I went to the dentist this week for the first time in over a year. I’ve FINALLY moved to a new dentist. For NINE years, we have lived here, and I’ve driven 45 minutes back to my old dentist. Finally I decided to try someone new, and it was horrible. I kept getting choked on the water from that water pick thing they use these days. They were all pretending I had dental anxiety, and I just wanted to scream, No, you just don’t know how to do it right!! But of course I just smiled and nodded and played along.

Plus they took an hour with these invasive x-rays and examining every tooth and gum. That was BEFORE the cleaning. I was there for two hours. Modern medicine is out of control, I’m just sayin’. Just clean my teeth, tell me where the cavities are (because there are ALWAYS cavities) and let me get on with my day.

Fortunately my cavities this time (see that? I told you I always have some) are all in the same quadrant so I only have to suffer through one novocaine needle. But that means I have to go back. Oh, and then there’s the matter of those wisdom teeth that are literally falling apart that need to be removed. I’ve been ignoring them for years, but it’s getting to the point that something must be done soon. Ugh.

Have I ever told you how much I DETEST the dentist? No, it is not “dental anxiety”… I just do not like people in my mouth. And I hate needles. I guess I do have a bit of needle anxiety… it’s because of those horrid novocaine needles.

Then last night I started getting severe pain every time I took a bite or a drink, so I started fishing around and there is part of a filling missing from one of those teeth in that upper right quadrant. So my plan to put off the dental work till after Christmas is kaput. I need to call and get this taken care of asap. Every drink of coffee I take this morning feels like torture. Naturally I’m still drinking it because hello, I don’t function without coffee.

So about that giveaway. If you’d like to see Beauty & the Beast at The Arden Theatre, it’s showing till February 1st. We had a great time. I wrote about it last weekend if you want to know more.

Becca at Beauty and the Beast

You can use the widget below to enter. Good luck! I’ll choose a winner next Saturday.

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