Dentist

I was at the dentist's office today. I've been seeing the same "gal" as my Grandmother would say, for years. And each time I am struck by the same problem. We're trying to carry on a conversation as if she's painting my toe nails. She asks a question and I "arsrwflaw----" back and then she pulls the instrument out of my mouth, I thrust my tongue forward and try to get some saliva, so I don't choke on my own dry throat and reply. And then she digs on back into my gumline. How did I know I needed a menopause patch? When does my son finish school? How's Bryan doing? Does he still like teaching? In. Out. In. Out. And then there's this long silence and she really settles into her work, and I kind of zone out and start thinking about how I haven't heard that Carole King "Jazzman" song that's playing in, like, forever, and wonder why...
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Double Duty

Today I lined all the bedroom drawers with gift wrap paper from the Container Store and then covered them with clear plastic shelf liner. They have adorable drawer liner, but it's scented. The unscented liner is white. I wanted adorable. So I did double duty on each drawer. Gift wrap then plastic shelf cover. Dogs in my son's room. Grey dots in ours. A black pattern that matches in the office and a wee little French girl riding bikes and a black chat and un café for the kitchen towels. It was a five hour job. I couldn't stop once I started. My back went into spasm at the end of it. The dishwasher was still full, breakfast dishes were in the sink and I'd had a cereal break for lunch. Yeah, there were no dinner plans in motion. All but two drawers were lined when my family got home. You can't see a thing because they are covered in...
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