So, I tried to have to most productive day since I simultaneously completed my hand made thesis photobook and partially wrote my thesis on the same day.
Got sweet boy Josh off to school on time! (boo ya!), walked sweet pea (though not in the woods and for two hours), went back for a follow up visit with an orthopedist at the walk in orthopedic clinic (which I have decided is way too sub par for me) and listened to him explain to me how I have stage two arthritis in my knees (which means that it hurts now, instead of stage one which is the beginning stages, and also there is a somewhat pronounced bone spur on each one) and how landing on them when I fell was like tossing a match (the injury) onto some kindling (the arthritis) and how now I have a fire burning (which could be true since the left one is literally still warm to the touch) and the one thing that would be the equivalent to a bucket of water on the raging fire which is my knees would be a cortisone injection, or there are pills, (which I immediately dismissed, because I'm not going down the pill road for anything not life threatening) and oh so many more colorful similes tot he point of ridiculousness, I hopped off the table and pretty much said You know what? I'm gonna wait this one out! because if I did allow someone to slide a needle full of steroids into my knees it wasn't going to be this guy.
Then I stopped by a discount store where I purchased a new winter coat because my old winter coat has been shredded by dog nails. So now I will have a new fresh winter coast to wear anywhere except the dog park and an old winter coat to wear exclusively to the dog park because while I may have joked about looking like a homeless lady in the past the level of shred on the old winter coat is beyond anything I can get away with and not expect not to be handed a free sandwich by a concerned citizen. (Cause you know, I look so hungry-hahahaha)
Then I got my teeth scraped and my gums grated cleaned at the oral surgeon's office because they go all heavy duty on me in foolish hopes of saving my teeth.
Then I decided to do something heroic and show up for a cheek swab to see if I am a match to a local girl who needs a bone marrow donation. I even decided that I would enter the national registry- because, why not? I got to the place where they were swabbing cheeks for DNA and the lady in charge was just finishing giving her spiel to a couple of 20 years old gorgeous kids. Then as they took some time to look over the paper work, she turned to me and started in again on her routine. First thing out her mouth was "To be a donor one has to be between the ages of 18 and 44" Oh, I said. I'm too old. She stood there blank faced. She said Really? I nodded and then the most charming young man ever, looked up from his paper work and said I would have never pegged you for being over 44. I told him his mother raised him well. Good thing I had my fake denture teeth in because I walked out of there grinning from ear to ear.
Then I went to a place to check out their reading glasses because I damaged my current favorite pair. I thought I had googled the excellent 15 dollar glasses brand I currently wear except I googled a different 75 dollar brand and as soon as I realized it I mumbled something about an appointment and slithered out the door of the store.
Then I went to the ordinary dentist to have molds taken of my weird crooked bite and my missing tooth space because IT'S TIME FOR TEMPORARY PERMANENT FAKE TEETH! Oh my god, if this comes true I might be actually able to smile a real smile without worrying that my denture teeth will fall out of my mouth before christmas, which is not my holiday but who cares!! She also filled two cavities and I walked out of there with a paralyzed smile and a swollen upper lip.
Then I went grocery shopping on my way home, rested for ten seconds, loaded the dishwasher and threw a load of laundry into the machine and wrote this post. Now I will prepare a gastronomical feast for the family. (At least that is what I tell them it is as I slide a plate in front of them)
I have earned the right to an early bed time tonight.