What a colour combo! Doesn’t that just cheer up your computer screen in an instant. These gorgeous hyacinths are certainly cheering up my kitchen just now, oh and the smell, just wonderful.
Anyway enough of the pretty stuff, what’s been happening chez moi.
Hmmmmm it has been a week of dental appointments. I had to go to the dental hospital on Wednesday which is something that always fills me with the sort of dread one normally reserves for a minor amputation procedure.
Yuck gum and teeth issues, let’s not even go there darlings!
It’s an age and hereditary thing apparently. Oh don’t you just hate it when someone says words like that. You almost feel the clanging knell of doom and just a whiff of the ‘Thank God it’s her and not me’ coming from the protagonist/speaker.
The ‘procedure’ (another word I’m not keen on) lasted a whopping 1 1/2 hours, a tad longer than the ‘about 30 minutes’ I had been promised. I left the building with a frozen expression and a curiously flushed look. Must have looked seriously scary when I tried to smile at an old lady, she scuttled off like a scalded cat muttering something best kept to herself.
Still the outing was not wasted as I took myself off to the lovely Cath Kidston shop and spent a happy hour browsing and admiring pretty things before catching the train home. I even treated myself to my birthday prezzie to me – a frock! Oh yes, I shall be a lady this summer and show the legs (lower only of course, don’t want to frighten the horses do we) and float about in a country livingesque cloud of perfection. Reality, reality, what the heck is reality?
Quick burst of flowers to raise the tone again. Mmmmm smell that joy!
Anyway yesterday was another D for Dental day. This time it was Idgy in the firing line/dentist’s chair. This was a good appointment at the orthodontist where she has been getting braces fitted/removed/put on/taken off/adjusted/altered/new ones/weird coloured ones/night ones/permanent ones all sorts of ‘ones’ in the braces dept for the past two years. Bless her she has been a star about it all.
Well yesterday I saw her gorgeous straight white teeth sans braces for the first time in two years and I cried. She looked so damn gorgeous my girl. My little girl with a big even fabulously grown up looking smile. Oh and smile she did.
We had an hour between the first appointment to remove the fixed brace and the fitting for the removable clear plastic brace that she has to wear all the time for the next while and just take off to eat and clean the gnashers. Well our hour was not wasted. We shot off to the fruit market and she grabbed the biggest reddest apple and chomped right through it on the high street. Then off for coffee (me) and an obscenely large hot chocolate covered in marshmallows for her. Biting into apples has been a past time she has missed so much, and the marshmallows, well who wouldn’t miss those guys.
We smiled at each other not stop. No we grinned.
Back to the dentists for the clear brace, and it really is completely invisible. Wow what a girl. I’m so pleased for her, so proud of her. It made all my horrible ongoing dental stuff fall away to nothing, just seeing her gorgeous smile now lights up my day.
Note to self, remember to buy more apples.
Have a great weekend.