Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Streak is Over

Well, I went to the dentist today for the first time in about 7 years.

I like going to the dentist and so it is not my disdain for the visit that has kept me away...just the expense.

Regardless of the money, I've come to feel that it was time. Several gallons of sweet tea these past three years and general aging has made me more aware of the need for good dental care.

I was apprehensive, though. In 33 years, I have never had a cavity and I was pretty sure that my time was coming.

I was right. I think?

The lady that did my comprehensive exam (this is a new thing to exam and then you come back later for a cleaning? Weird and suspicious!) said that she noticed a small spot on my tooth but that it was not yet to the dentin? She then shared that I have LOADS of tartar and "shame-shame" on me for not flossing enough!

Yada-yada...I've heard this a thousand times before!

So, when my dentist came in he reassured me that despite the lecture I had just gotten from Miss flossy pants (that doesn't sound nice???)-HE thought I had beautiful teeth *blush* and that it doesn't really count as a cavity if he doesn't want to mess with it.

I love my new dentist, Dr. Powell, and will accept any compliment at this point even if it is just a manipulative tactic to get more business!

(By the way, Steph...He and his wife have two retired racer-greyhound dogs! Isn't that hilarious!?)

SO...I now have a sort of cavity and I've decided not to see it as the beginning of my dental demise but rather the reflection of many years of great deserts and good drinks!

"Remember the little people, Mr. Groban!"

I found out yesterday that Josh Groban is coming to my town for a concert...a performance that will be less than ten minutes from my very house.

I could not sit still when I got the news...sheer bliss running right through me!!

I ran to the computer to book my tickets and found that the most affordable one was $102.00!!

GREAT SADNESS followed...

I want to hear "You're Still You" live-more than I can blog about but I can't come up with that kind of cash, Josh! Have you really become that popular?


(Is it still illegal to buy tickets from someone outside of the civic center?)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Chaos and Calmness

When everything is wrong
The day has passed and nothing's done
And the whole world seems against me
When I'm rolling in my bed, there's a storm in my head
I'm afraid of sinking in despair.

Teach me, Lord to have faith
In what you're bringing me will-
Change my life and bring you glory &

There on the storm I am learning to let go
Of the will that I so long to control
There may I be in your arms eternally
I thank you, Lord, you are the calmer of the storm.

You rebuke the wind and the waves
Once again I find I'm amazed at the power of your will
Cause I'm a child of little faith
I feel the wind and forget your grace
And you say, "Peace, be still."

Oh, when the torment blows
The middle of the sea
May I had never trust..never trust in me
Cause there in your arms I find-no tragedy.

There on the storm I am learning to let go
The white wave's high, it's crashing o'er the deck
And I don't know where I go
Where are you Lord, is this ship going down?
The mast is gone so throw the anchor
Should I jump and try to swim to land?

There on the storm, teach me God to understand
Of Your Will that I just cannot control
There may I see all your love protecting me
I thank you Lord, you are the calmer of the storm.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A Brief Return

My Pastor made a comment today and it's had me puzzled and slightly amused all afternoon...

"Sometimes getting the American dream is God's judgement on a person."