Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dentist appointment, gone wrong.

I have never been a fan of dentists. Oh, I like the man himself, and I know they are necessary, but I just don’t like dentists. I am not really sure why I feel that way. Never have had a reason until today.  Backup to a couple of months go to the middle of April. Had a routine dentist appointment, or so I thought. Turns out I had a cavity, first one in many years. That alone freaked me out. Then the Dentist says, “It is a deep one”. I thought that is what I get for putting off going to the dentist for almost a year and half, while kicking myself around the block. He filled it, took a while, and all was well. I thought. About three weeks later said tooth started to ache. Noticed it when I had my first D.Q. cone of the season. Love D.Q vanilla cones. But my tooth didn’t like the cold. Anyway, decided to go in and see what the deal was. He tried a couple of things and said if they didn’t work, I would either have a root canal or have it pulled. I asked what he recommended and he said he didn’t think it was a good candidate for a root canal for reasons I won’t go into. Send me home and said to see how it goes. Well, all was well for almost two months. Started aching, some at first and then more as time went on. I called the dentist today, said it wasn’t doing well, he had me come in and we decided to pull it. Okay, no big deal, right? Not so. The roots were hooked on my jaw or, I think, a toe. It wouldn’t come out. Finally did, but not the roots. Oh boy. To end this rambling post, an hour later I was sent home with an envelope of cotton pads and instructions for care after an extraction. Oh and two stitches. It was a pretty good day till then. Will be interesting to see how all goes when my fat lip goes down.

Have a good evening, hoping I do.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunsets, Friday the 13 Moon, and first Bouquet of Summer.

I did manage to get a few shots of the moon. A bit disappointed, tho. Oh, don’t get me wrong. It was beautiful. Nature always amazes me. But, then, look who the Creator was. After the media predictions, I was expecting a more reddish/golden color. But don’t they always over state everything?

I took this picture of the Friday, the 13 moon around 9:30.

Hubby took this one around 3:00 a.m.

Here is the first bouquet of the summer from my flower gardens. Everything is growing and looking good. Praying that tonight doesn’t change that. There is a 90% change of very strong storms with high winds, large hail and possible tornadoes. The winds are very strong already. In fact, we were sitting out on the deck and I had to come in. The swaying and cracking sounds of the trees made me very nervous. I swear one is going to come down sometime, right on our roof. Told hubby we would need more than new shingles if that happens. He, of course, told me that I just have a vivid imagination, that I am a bit of a worrier. Sure hope he is right.

I took these sunset pictures one evening this past week. Sometimes I am a bit slow getting the pictures “out” of my camera.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers in our lives.
Have a wonderful weekend with your families.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Honey Moon, rare full moon on Friday, the 13.

The full Honey Moon will rise late Thursday night and set on Friday the 13th. The Honey Moon is the last full moon before summer solstice, thus, it takes the lowest path across the sky (alternatively, the sun takes the highest path). The moon takes on a reddish tint due to the observer looking through more of the earth's atmosphere during this projection. A June full moon is also know as a Strawberry Moon or Corn-Planting Moon. A full moon on the 13th during any month is somewhat rare, and will only occur 15 times in between the years of 1990-2030. The last full moon to fall on June 13th occurred back in 1919. The next time this occurs will be June 13th, 2098. A rare event indeed!

Moon rise time for us here in Iowa is 8:21 p.m.  Forecast is for clear skies. I sure hope so. I will be out there with camera in hand. A once in a life time event for most of us.

Here is one I took a couple of years ago. Doesn't it look like the moon is sitting on the branch of our big Maple tree?

And one more.

I have a bit nicer camera then I did when I took these pictures. Hope I can get a couple of decent pictures tonight.

Keep your eye to the sky this evening,


Friday, June 6, 2014

Patio Makeover.

We are now all set for summer. Our patio makeover is finished. And we just love the new look. The only before picture I could find was one taken May 5, 2013. That in itself was amazing.

This gives you an idea how it looked before we started the makeover

May, 2013

All cleaned off and ready for the makeover

Almost done

The patio transformed to a deck.

Don't you just love the new look. We do. We will be having our 10 o'clock Dr. Pepper every morning on our new deck.

Have a  great weekend.