....to unsubscribe.... fa la la la la...la la, la, la.....
Last week I obliterated my inbox.
Erased every email I had.
And this was no epic fail. Oh no, my friends - this was a calculated and precision move on my behalf.
I had not checked my email from the day before Thanksgiving Eve - to the Monday afterwards. That's what, 5 days?
I had 1325 new emails.
Shut the front door!!!!
I'd be getting more and more frustrated over the past few months with emails anyway considering it seems I get more solicitation emails than real ones, and whats really frustrating is that I'm on lists for companies I've never even heard of! And because I get so much junk, spam and solicitation emails, sometimes I miss a real one. I don't know how these companies even get my email account; there must be some sort of list that gets sold, like phone numbers did "back in the day" before the "do not call" rule.
Dear God, I could never have my email linked to my phone like most people do -- the damn thing would run out of charge with all the notification alerts.
So I decided that I am going to start over and with every incoming email I'm making a decision to determine whether I want to unsubscribe or keep them. So far, I haven't kept very many.
Oh, and for the record - out of those 1325 emails, 8 of them were really relevant.
Isn't that obnoxious?
I just hope that the unsubscribe feature truly works. Some of them have the disclaimer of "please allow 48 hours to 14 days for the change to take place...". Really? Do they think we're stupid? It should be an automatic ping to the mail server and be instantaneous. It's not a manual process anymore, so basically these companies are just hoping that people will "forget" that they unsubscribed.
Today was supposed to be the permanent crown day. And it started off pretty good...
But the crown isn't quite right. And because it's a front tooth it's a rather big deal. The photo I'm about to show doesn't look too bad actually but in person you can definitely notice the shape and sizing isn't right.
The best part though is that I get to keep this porcelain crown as my temporary. Usually they take the crown back to the lab but the lab rep who was there was nice enough to not make me have another temporary one made- and truthfully my dentist wasn't prepared to make one. So while this one isn't perfect-- it's far better than what I had.
Who knew stocking wine would be such an occupational hazard!?!
I have very white teeth so the temporary definitely doesn't match. But that's ok because the final one will. My dentist is fortunately a cosmetic dentist and he has a team (yes I said "team") of ceramic specialists who come to his office with their own kiln to color match the teeth!!
Yay! I have very white teeth. (Though the photos don't reflect it well, I don't think.)
But it was not comfotable. I'll take 5 root canals to 1 temporary crown. No lie. (Mmmkay, so these pics are not taken in the most optimum of circumstances. Just sayin'. I'm no Gisele!)
It's not perfectly shaped or colored or sized-- but it's better than a gaping hole like before!!!
I'm just dreading the work again.
I'm on my third glass of wine and I STILL have a headache.
Ah, the pains you go through to be beautiful -- as my mother would've said.
Fireplace crackles. Kicking through leaves. The crisp sting of cold air. Pumpkin candles. Hearty stews and chilis. Football parties. The warmth and coziness of falling asleep at night - and waking up slowly in the morning. Frost covered grasses. Cinnamon rolls.
The freakiest of things happened to me on Halloween.
A bottle of wine fell and broke my eye tooth. (Insert puzzled look HERE--I totally expect it. )
I was stocking bottles that rest on the shelf about shoulder height- and a 1.5 bottle started to fall. I could hear it fall-- I was bent down in front if it, taking another bottle out of the case to stock; but I turned my head to catch it and must've been smiling-- the bottle fell, nicked my lip but hit my tooth straight on! Random, right!?!
I heard the crack and pop- knew my tooth broke - but would you believe I actually picked the bottle up and stocked it before actually reacting to my mouth!?!? It just all was so fast....
Needless to say that while I ended up bring fortunate enough that my tooth could be saved- the nerve was exposed and me- the girl who still hasn't had a cavity- experienced her first root canal yesterday. (Truth-- it wasn't bad at all. I didn't even need a Tylenol or anything after. Pretty darn painless!!)
I'm not even going to go into the whole dentist debaucle- that's a blog post all in if itself!
The worst part of it, from a physical aspect- is over. It could've been worse. But the part I'm most sad about is that I can't get even a temporary crown until 11/15! Smiling is such a big part of who I am-- I'm almost always happy and sociable and I work with the public- so to have to cover my mouth when I talk or to not be able to smile- makes me feel like I didn't just lose my tooth, but like I lost a little bit of ME.
I'm hoping they get a cancellation I can squeeze into...
....I was drawn to your current issue as I stood in line at Whole Foods; the pretty bedroom on the cover with it's cooling tones of lavendar drew me right in.
But to my dismay, I had to get to page 77 before I could see any beautiful homes. Sadly, the preceding pages were full of advertisements. And while I do enjoy a good ad or two- mmm, that wasn't exactly what I had in mind.
Seeing more of THIS was what I'd been hoping for:
Sadly, I don't think I will be buying you anymore.
I don't get to see my friends really but once or twice a year. Gone are the monthly potlucks, weekends visiting friends at the beach or even the quick dinners occasionally. Life is full of sporting events, homework, and other gatherings involving little people. I wouldn't trade that for anything in the world- and we have plenty of time to do those things once the kids get older- but I'm not going to lie...I miss my girlfriends.
So I decided to plan a get together that was unlike any other we've ever done. And with some assistance from Kitchensurfing, we found a fantastic private chef to come and cook for us a fabulous plated meal. We set the budget, we work on a menu- and they make the magic happen.
Almost best of all, was that for the first time ever- I got to enjoy my dining table, my meal and my company- without having to clean. That's right... My kitchen was left as pristine as it was when they arrived. Mmmyeah, I'll be doing this type of soirée again.
What WAS best of all....was the laughter. Oh, I loved the laughter. Hearing it. Participating in it. Thinking about it again now. We laughed and laughed...and that my friends, was exactly what made the whole night worthwhile.
So now I share with you a few snapshots of our Real Housewives of the North Shore- but without all the drama!
It's funny how busy my life is now and yet so boring. I don't mean boring in the sense of dissatisfied- I mean in the sense that I don't have anything fun to blog about anymore.
My job is awesome- so I don't have any gripes there; my kids are older so we don't go on fun "mommy and me" adventures any more so much as they are scheduled events: basketball games, singing lessons, tennis lessons, after school activities and such.
It's not that I don't enjoy blogging because I do- I just feel that I don't have any interesting insights or even randomness to share at the moment.
But like life itself, I'm sure in time this too shall pass....
Yes, it's been quite some time since I've posted. This summer has been incredibly brief- and incredibly busy! From yard renovations to family reunions- complete with family from out if state staying with us, never mind school getting out late and starting early- it's just been go, go, go!
So rather than my jotting thoughts to sum it up, here's a quick pictoral review- with the caveat being that we're still not done yet!! Schoolyard be starting, but we still have some summer fun left to have.
By the way- I'm posting this via my iPhone so I have no clue how the pictures are going to come out or in what order... But you get the idea.