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Personal Stuff

I have no clue if I have mentioned this or not but a while back one of my old fillings basically crumbled and came out over several months. I haven’t been to the dentist for 20 plus years. Or I hadn’t been until today, but we will get to that shorty.

Back in my youth I had a bad experience with dentists (several bad) and so I stopped going completely. I planned never to go as I had developed a dental phobia.

When my filling began coming out, I ignored it still. Until my recent trip over Labor Day weekend when was sipping a lovely ice cold cocktail and I nearly died from the pain (warning for exaggeration). That whole weekend I had to avoid that huge hole. Here’s a picture of it courtesy of the X-Ray taken this morning.

That hole there is it.

Anyway, no surprise but I need a root canal. Ugh. But the dental office I am assigned to through my insurance doesn’t have the endo dude so I have to call Monday for an appointment so I can get that done. Ugh.

Plus I need two or three other crowns and blah blah blah. My portion of all the other stuff (not the root canal) is $3000. If I decide to have everything that is. Right now I am concentrating on getting the root canal done as that’s what is causing me pain.

So yeah, there you have my poor poor story.

The moral? I should have gone to the damn dentist LOL

Just Stuff to Ramble About

So, got a lot coming up here personally. Lots of plans so…

I’ve written Friday’s flash and scheduled it. I will get Monday’s done to wrap up August soon.

M’s birthday is Friday (yep one day after CP’s but M is quite a bit older ha ha). We are getting a new dishwasher Saturday. Home Depot is delivering and installing. It’s been literally years since we’ve had one so that’s kind of cool. Sunday we are going out for dinner to celebrate M’s birthday.

I hope to get Sept 01, 03 and 06 flashes done in there somewhere.

I’ll be gone over Labor Day weekend. I will be home and have the day off September 07th. Then that weekend after, the 11th I’ll be helping my sister with some of Mom’s things again. She wants to put wood floors in her house so there’s a lot of work to do to get it ready. It’s now been just over 3 months since she passed away. Time sure does fly.

Anyway, happy 41st birthday to Chris Pine.

Ramblings and Pictures

This has been a cool week for August, even some pretty overcast days with heavy drizzle. It’s supposed to be hot next week though, so we will enjoy it this week. Here are some pictures at the resort where I stayed and why I found it so peaceful.

Arrival day it was sunny

Yum….cookies and cream ice cream drink (had Godiva Chocolate liquor in it)
Cloudy skies
Under the umbrella

We had a wonderful time but sad it is over of course. Vacations never last long enough

Now for the news you probably want

I have nothing written and scheduled at this point for the rest of August but I will see what I can do. No promises. That’s tomorrow, Wednesday, Friday, and Monday. I might be able to get three of those done but I am uninspired for tomorrow.

September’s theme: Academy Fics

October’s theme: Spooky

November’s theme: Harvest, Fall, Thankful

December’s theme” Christmas (not sure yet if it will be an every day thing or MWF like normal months)

Wine Day Pics 2021

I had requests for pictures, so I have posted some here. This was from our wine tasting day hosted by sister’s friend

Grounds of first Winery
First tasting- Chenin Blanc
Looking Outdoors from our inside table. We were first sitting outside but got too warm, so we moved inside. That’s the edge of our hostess for the day in the pic.
Our list of wine tastings from second winery
A glass – Loved the shape of this one

Red red wine

The vineyard
Grounds of the second winery
The third and final winery
More grounds of third winery
Third winery tasting flights

Hello May 24,2021

I’m still here.

I have today off from work and am going over to my sister’s later. Try out her new pool and spend time together as a family. I’ll return to work tomorrow.

Ma was Catholic so we are doing a funeral mass for her as well as internment at the cemetery after for her ashes. Years ago when my dad died and was cremated, she bought a plot next to his, so in this way, they will once more be together. Unfortunately, I guess these arrangements take time and with the holiday coming up, the services won’t be until after Memorial Day. We wanted it as soon as possible, for pretty obvious reasons, but that wasn’t going to be granted to us.

I’ll take my three bereavement days I get at work when the service is. Yeah three days to grieve your loved ones doesn’t seem nearly enough does it?

Anyway, some time this week, if I feel like it, I will take a stab at the other chapter that remains on One More Night. No promises, but I am thinking about it.

Thank you all for your condolences.

Here are flowers we received from M’s cousin.

Today May 21, 2021

There’s no easy way to say that today my mother passed away after nearly 95 years.

I was there in the room as she took her last breath.

I’m going to be out of commission for a bit but I will be back. Thank you

Another Difficult Day

Sorry to be a downer. But I have to vent a bit somewhre

Today we made the decision to keep Ma in bed for the rest of her time. It was just too hard for my sister to move her anymore during the night when she had to go to the bathroom etc. It was hard for the two of us too.

It’s really heartbreaking to watch the decline of someone you’ve know your entire life. I know some of you know this firsthand. You think you’re prepared for all this but you aren’t. You never can be.

We are nearing the end I think. I can’t imagine it will be much longer. When it is over there will be a mass as she was Catholic born and raised. I’ll let you know.

I will write stuff as I can. But please know I appreciate all of you sticking with me and your support.

You are all phenomenal.


Still here and still in limbo. Ma hasn’t eaten for five days now but she still drinks a tiny bit of iced tea. I go there every night now to help get her into the bathroom and into bed. It’s taking up a lot of my time other than work and what free time I do have, I try using for fun things like video games or something like that. I am doing a tiny bit of writing when I can fit it in, as you know from what updates I have done.

Anyway that’s where things stand right now.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on

Rough Day

Today was a rough day. Probably leading to other rough days.

Had a half day at work so I could go sit with my mother while my sister had her second Covid shot. Mom was pretty zonked out and incoherent most of the day. I stuck around for the hospice nurse who arrived later and basically “Ma” has definitely declined and could die any time. That was the conversation. Yeah we knew but it’s still…rough. They told my sister to prearrange with the mortuary as the hospice will call when she passes. Anyway I am home now but it’s…rough. I say that again.

So…I’ll update what I can when I can. And that’s all I can do now.

Photo by Francesco Ungaro on

Thank you for listening.

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