He said I should be confident that there would be no dental pain, and it would be a pleasant visit to the dentist (if that's not an oxymoron).
So, I did.
This morning, I got up between six and seven hours earlier than usual, took the antibiotic I'm supposed to take, plus a healthy dose of Valium, and got over to the bus stop, and arrived at my appointment 15 minutes early.
They weren't there.
I tried calling their number (which is a cell phone, so I figured it would get through wherever they were). No information. So I hopped on the next bus (45 minutes later) and went over to the old place. They were closed, too. I did get to talk to the dentist. He said they turned off the cell phone days ago, and I should call back next Tuesday or Wednesday to make an appointment. He also promised that my next dental visit would be fun!
The move they'd been planning got pushed back and nobody bothered to let me know.
So, I got back on the bus one more time and rode three stops further and did my shopping at WalMart.
I attempted to do my entire shopping for the month all in one trip. I walked out of there carrying a lot of very heavy stuff!
By the time I got home (late in the afternoon. nearly 5 pm), my back hurt, and I was so tired from having gotten up so early. I laid down on the bed to let my back unkink for a bit, and (you guessed it) fell asleep almost instantly. Woke up at about 7 pm, put some dinner in the microwave and sat down to watch TV and knit.
I got in a good start on the first stocking. There's a name and date, and I'm happy with it so far. The white yarn I found really looks like snow. There will be a photo tomorrow, when there's some natural light to take a good picture.
I nearly forgot to mention that the first three Harry Potter movies will be on ABC Family this weekend, starting on Friday evening.
I have a sort of a antibiotic/Valium/lack-of-sleep hangover, and am really not at my best.
Have a great day tomorrow!