Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The ending of another year

At risk of sounding very much like a broken record, I ask you: Where did this year go? Is it really possible it could have flown by so quickly?

And now I'm hunting about for some New Year's resolutions. I'm really trying to get beyond the usual lose weight (though indeed I need to do just that), exercise (ditto), and read my Bible more (definitely a deserving one). I need to lay out some challenges. Hmmm... I evidently will have to think about this a little more.

For today, we have a visit to the Dentist planned. It's going to require every ounce of control and concentration I have. No, I'm not the one actually being worked on. But just going there gives me the eebie-jeebies (which spell-check says I spelled wrong). I will also have to explain to them that though I was a very bad girl and didn't set up an appointment months ago like they wanted me to, I now have an infection in my tooth, and really need another appointment. Why is it that this whole explanation makes me feel all of five years old? I wouldn't skip a beat if it was just a pull, but Oral surgery? I don't think I can put it off too much longer though.

Tonight we have a family celebration planned. Hubby will be working late, so the kids and I will go to services without him. Afterwards, we plan to bring in the New Year with lots of snacks, games and other activities. We've decided the boys at least are old enough to stay up for the night; and since the Princess has no difficulty staying awake (she regularly talks to herself for an hour at least after going to bed) I think it will be a lot of fun. Last year we went to see Zoolights, but this year I prefer to stay off the roads, safe at home.

So how are you bringing in the New Year?


Nikki said...

I plan to go to bed at my normal time. I never know what time Daniel will wake up, between 6:00 and 8:00, so I will not stay up just in case he decides that he would like breakfast at 6:00.

Mrs. Darling said...

Yikes ahve fun at the dentist. Goodness, Id so much rather have a bum knee than a bum tooth. In fact Id rather have a bum anything than a bum tooth! LO

Its terrible that we havent even been able to get together this vacation. Now I talk about things being bum but this is really the ultimate bummer.

Really this is getting crazy! We do have to plan a day, ya know.

Marva said...

I'm a feelin' your pain about the dentist.......2 metal posts screwed into the bone on monday! OUCH!

We are staying home......bed at usual time us and boys and I hope the pain subsides soon.


frasypoo said...

Aah dentists !
Good luck.
Happy New Year

Nikki said...

How did the dentist go? I had a root canal several years ago (goodness! it's been almost twenty!), so I know how awful those kinds of things can be.

Angela said...

Man that stinks about your tooth! I hope it went okay. I absolutely dread going to the dentist. I haven't been in a few years now, so I know it's just getting worse and worse. Someday I'm going to have to go, and I'm afraid that it is going to be a really bad day.

Mr. Crazy said...

Ooh, I like the dentist. The chair is so comfy, and they shoot your face full of painkiller. In two weeks I get to have a 30 year old filling replaced.