Monday, November 5, 2012

Photo A Day - 5 o'clock

It was left up to us to decide if today's prompt meant AM or PM. I choose to go with AM knowing that at 5pm tonight, I'll be at the dentist for the girl's check-up and I'm am uncomfortable posting photos of them and others (as I've mentioned before).

So 5 am it is then. Except this is more like almost 6 am. I was up most of the night with severe tooth pain and I finally dozed off right before I sort of missed the whole 5am part. I need major dental work. I mean major! And I keep putting it off, not because we don't have insurance, we do, but I am slightly* terrified of dentists and hugely embarrassed that I let my teeth get so bad.

So here is my sort-of close to 5am. I mean it's 5 am in the central part of the country, so that counts. Right?

Breakfast time = Pancake Monday!

Yay! My tea is nearly ready.

Earl Grey. Hot. And also with some sugar (sorry Capt. Picard, I like sweet tea!)

Back to pancaking. Mix. Mix. Mix. Sure it could go faster with an electric mixer, but I like hand beating. Good stress relief.

And the first cakes go on the griddle. The first ones always end up looking funny. I leave those for Scott to eat.

*make sure you understand that by "slightly" I mean so completely freaked out I often have nightmares about dentists and break out in a cold sweat when I bring the girls to their appointments - which by the way I am obsessive about because I'll be damned if I let happen to their teeth what I let happen to mine!

This is part of a month long photo a day challenge hosted by fatmumslim.


  1. Have you ever looked into a sedation dentist? It might help with your fear. Also, there's no reason that being embarrassed by the shape your teeth are in to keep you from going, they won't get better that way. Find a dentist you like and maybe sit down and have a consultation with them to see what work might need to be done and then see what the time schedule for doing it might be. You might find it's not as bad as you feared and getting a little done at a time would probably help with your anxiety too. (Cute tea mug!)

    1. Actually, I am making an appointment and I'll hopefully get in to see them today or tomorrow and then they'll give me some good drugs until all the work can be completed.

      And here's to hoping they favor total unconsciousness to do the exam.

  2. Liz, That is great advise but my sis would need to be strapped down (Like the electric chair strapped down but without the whole electric shock thingy)and knocked out. She does not do pain well...

    1. Blah blah blah. A good sister would be sympathetic to my agony and not mock me.

  3. I am not the only one who missed the exact 5 A.M./ P.M. thing. I love your tea mug totally.

    1. It's really hard to get an exact account of a time, isn't it.

      I love my mug collection. Nothing matches and most are silly!