23 April 2012

Not sunny

I've been meaning to write for days and days. I don't know why I put it off. Or why I feel obligated to write.

We've had some nasty weather. Boo hiss. Cold (in the 40's) and damp and rainy. Gray skies. Windy! I don't like it one bit. The rain I welcome, though of course I wish it came on workdays. The combination is just mean. On the bright side, Rob and I worked in my garden last week and he put down all the mulch. It looks just great, if I do say so myself. I planted my first rose, a double-red Knock Out. I'm excited. I'm glad I didn't put anything else in the ground with the weather we're having. I'm babying-along my hundreds of zinnia seedlings in my garage.

I went to a new dentist for the first time in probably 10 years. My old dentist walked away from his practice over a year ago. He was my cousin's husband, and very good. I finally got dental insurance and went to my daughter's dentist. It was a 10 minute drive as opposed to the hour I had been driving. The cleaning was the best I've ever gotten. I liked the new dentist very much. I have an appointment to go back in 3 weeks to have a cavity filled. He suggested I could use 2 crowns. I asked him if it was because the fillings in the teeth were old, or because they were bad. They were old. My former dentist left his practice because he wasn't a money-maker.

Emily gave me a gift certificate for a full-body massage for Christmas and I finally used it today. It was wonderful. Decadent. What a pleasurable experience. I bought gift certificates for Rob and Emily and myself for Christmas too. We all need to use them.

Rob and I went to the dermatologist on Thursday for body checks. I go once a year. The doctor took a small dark flat mole off my backside, and included plenty of surrounding flesh just in case, so there would be good margins. Yuck. The scab is about the size of a pencil eraser. Rob's was bigger and on the back of his shoulder. He got a call today that there were cancerous cells, but all clear margins. I didn't get a call. My labs were sent to a different facility, but I'm not expecting a call. Do you see a dermatologist? We all should.

I'm snuggled up on my couch with a blanket. Mango is on my shoulder. I wish I had pie. I can't wait for Spring to come back.


Josie Two Shoes said...

I can't wait until we start getting those lovely summer photos of your yard and your sandal toes! :-)) Sorry about the chilly weather, want to trade? We've already had days in the 90's and it's supposed to get up to 100 Wednesday... in April! UGH

I don't envy you the dental work, crowns are so expensive even with insurance, I've got three more that need to be done, waiting for my new insurance to take effect next month. Old fillings have all decided to crumble. Lovely...not!

The massage sounds lovely, and you are so very wise for getting that skin checked. Redheads are notorious for skin issues! John was a freckled kid too and has had several pre-cancerous spots removed. He goes in for checks regularly. I need to make an appointment as well. We've both known people who let questionable spots go until they had much bigger problems to deal with. Scary stuff!

Enjoy your new rose, my favorite kind is called Sterling Silver which actually has gorgeous lavendar roses... exquisite! :-)

Leann said...

Oh those wonderful massages. They have to be on the top 5 things everyone needs to indulge in. The dermatologist....I have not been to one in ages. I'm sure I should tho. It will have to wait until I have a new job with insurance that helps with the financial end. Weather....we've had wonderful weather the past 4 days or so but Wednesday brings back the rains. It is April after all. I hope you did not get any of that terrible nor'easter(sp?) that went through yesterday and today. Hang in there...Spring will be heading into Summer soon enough. Blessed be Cheryl.

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