New Favourite

Yesterday I spent 2+ hours getting to and from my long-anticipated (2 months) appointment with the endocrinologist. The news is not awesome but not a surprise either. More on that later.

I got home just in time to immediately start the whole dinner, bath, homework, bed bedlam.

This morning involved a 5:17 wake up from Oscar with a wet bed. In turn Grover woke early, as did Jasper and it all went to hell in a handbasket with Grover refusing breakfast of toast with (homemade) raspberry jam only to then have an Unleash-The-Hounds calibre meltdown when I gave it to Jasper instead.

I dropped Jasper at school for dance at 8 and scoured the school for his “lost” $60 jumper – “lost” in that it was “apparently” on his lunchbox at dance last Thursday and then not there when dance was over. I didn’t find the jumper.

Got home to then hustle Oscar into the car for a trip to the dentist.

I really don’t need to say any more than that do I. DENTIST. I haven’t been to one in more than five years because of my fear of them but also because of JUST HOW BAD they make me feel about my dental hygiene and that of my children. Today was no different, even though we were at the dentist at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. It’s not their fault, I am hypersensitive to such things.

He will require a general and work done – general cleaning and four fillings, one of which may need a root canal or extraction.

Then we had to go and have a full head x-ray.

So yeah, I’m feeling under the pump people. I’m trying to breath in the white light and breath out the black smoke. I’m trying to not dwell on the bad and stressful and focus on the fun and also the things I can do (when not at specialists and dentists and x-rays and dropping kids at school a million miles away) to ease the bad and stressful. I am really trying.

I’d seen references to this over the last week or so but never clicked through. Blackbird linked to it today and well, I always do as Blackbird instructs or informs. She is my Jedi Master.

I needed this today, now. I BALLED my eyes out watching it – the fun, the love, the pure joy of it. I just wish the world for these two – I mean, what legends! But it did something else for me today. It reminded me (as I do every day, don’t worry) HARD that all that really matters in this world is love. Love, family and friends. That’s it. It’s that simple. And well, I have those three things in buckets.



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  • I shared this morning on FB after seeing it over at bb’s. Cried like a baby when I watched it.
    Mary recently posted..Postcards Twenty

    • I am an absolute SUCKER for these things. Cried like a baby too. Big heaving snotty sobs. I’m such a sap.

  • *tears!!* Just beautiful.

    I hear your pain over the Dentist fear. Somehow mine has been cured, due to me having to go soooo many times over the past couple of years after many (many) years of neglect. I always fear when Monet has to go too and I guess when Lily starts to go the fear will strike again. I think more than anything it is the cost of going. And the noise of the drill. Argh!!!
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    • I think I almost got to where you are – and then lapsed and now have half a tooth in my head and just can’t deal wtih it. For cost and for anxiety reasons. And so my best friend is tooth-threader.

      I’ve decided Chef has to take the boys to all dental appointments because I can’t take the passive agressive bullshit they put on you about your kids CLEARLY eating too much sugar. Fuckheads.

  • That is ONE LUCKY LADY. Amazing.
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    • Agree totally. But she is so clearly gorgeous – inside and out.

  • Just watched it again this time watching her reactions – and cried all over again!
    Mary recently posted..Postcards Twenty

    • Her reactions were what did me in – just seeing her joy and surprise – totally intoxicating.

  • Had the same effect on me Kim but their wedding video was worse – I ALWAYS cry at weddings!
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      • Apologies Kim! Stupid-cry-at-anyones-weddings ME got it wrong….the version I watched is on Youtube and at the end of the video there is a plethora of other dance orientated weddings & proposals – in my weepy befuddled mind I confused a 2009 wedding with the 2012 proposal!
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  • – and the time all those people took to make it happen…it’s so adorable.
    (Please don’t ask me when I was last at the dentist.)
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  • I don’t enjoy the dentist but figure it is a necessary evil. Nothing dramatic has happened so far but I always feel nervous before my appts, crazy isn’t it?
    No sound on our computer at the moment but I watched it anyway and it looked adorable. What a lucky woman to have so much effort poured into a proposal! Looking forward to hearing all about the appt.
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