Monday, August 31, 2009

To Hell and Back

Today I went to the dentist. This is my second trip to the dentist this month. My previous trip to the dentist was approximately 1993. Earlier this month I got a good patient sticker, which is permanently stuck to my tank top after Tommy did the laundry. This trip I did not get a sticker. Thanx to one minor panic attack......five shots of freezing later, I now have half a cleaning done. And Tommys' hand may hurt just as much as my mouth.

Also, we found out there is a whole new technique to brushing these days....apparently I have brushed my gums away and that is part of my pain problem. So don't brush so hard! Lights in small circles and you can sweep from the gums down. If you need to go back and forth angle the brush, it should not be at a 90 degree to your teeth.....who knew? Oh and only buy really soft brushes.

Phew, at least that is over for two more weeks, then back to do the other side.....and then the real journey to hell....root canals.... that's right canals.

Lingy is having a rough day today, she keeps asking to get up to the table where all her brothers things are laid out. I don't know where to put them, and I haven't been able to eat at the table since he's been gone anyways. So his things stay there. She wanted to sniff everything, like I do, like she needed to remember. Tomorrow he has been gone one month. It still seems like a nightmare we will wake up from any minute.

Last night we went to Nelson and practiced for the walk, we're not sure of the exact route, but I don't think she minded! Well, I had a picture but after and hour long unsuccessful attempt, I give up, maybe tomorrow.

I have also decided that we need to make a kitty house for our adopted kitty Purla, she is very old and frail, but she won't stay in the house. Mostly she curls up on the porch and sleeps all day. So I am going to try to make her a shelter to keep her out of the elements this winter. Lingy and I will start work on it tomorrow.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

1st Post!

This blog has been started to document and remember all the fun things we do with Madeline.

We are on dial up, so this may be painful.

We have also recently lost her older brother Julien, this is also painful.

The first order of business is to let everyone know that Madeline is training hard to walk in Paws for a Cause on Sept 13. We are raising money in memory of her brother Julien, and walking in his memory. Julien participated in two paws for cause in his life.....well, the second one he mostly rode in a wagon...but good times were had by all.

We have high hopes that Madeline will excel in the bobbing for bones challenge. We are also hoping that our Team Julien t-shirts arrive in time! The estimated time of arrival is Sept 10, so we are cutting it very close.

I will now attempt to download a picture of Madeline on dial up! Don't hold your breath!
Oh right, and a link for Paws for a cause.

There it is .....I've never made a link.....we need help!