Sunday, June 10, 2018

Monday Musings 6/11

Welcome to Monday, and quite a short week this time around.  I don't think I mentioned it before, but I'm getting a gum graft tomorrow afternoon.  I'm working today in the office, then at home tomorrow morning.  I'll be checked out and recovering for the rest of the week.  I had to start my antibiotic regimen 3 days before the appointment, and that meant Saturday.  Yipee.  At least I'm taking time off and won't be plugged in.  My parents are coming down this week since we're going to a GRRR fundraiser Saturday, and my mom said she'll take care of me.  No matter your age, there are some things you want your mom for.

To make myself feel better,  I ordered a Jim Shore Disney figurine Friday that I'd been looking at for a few months.  It'll go on the mantle next to my Lilo and Stitch figurine.


The weekend was low-key, and no, I did not go back to Echter's, even though I wanted to.  I wanted to look at more flowers because my snap dragons are struggling.  I have 3 that look like they're doing really well, and the rest look pathetic :-/  The soil is moist, so I don't think they're starving for water, or have too much.  I don't know why there's wilting, and I'm trying to get them to hold out until my mom can look at them today.

I finally went to see the Avengers, since I'm on a training break, and I gotta say, I was disappointed in it.  I know all of the individual Marvel movies have been building up to this, and after the movie I was thinking, now what?  I've enjoyed the other Marvel movies, so what are they planning for the next big Avengers movie?  It was good to enjoy someone else's air conditioning since we're in a heat wave, which I think ends today (I hope).  In the midst of this heat wave is the Boulder Ironman.  A coworker is doing this year, and I hope he and the other triathletes did well.  The past two years have been rather hot on the Ironman date.


Soooo, I finally came across something that would spur me into hiring a running coach.  Several Colorado Oiselle ladies did the Ragnar Snowmass race this past weekend, and I was on Ragnar's website to see when the race would start.  Then I saw on their Facebook page they're adding Sweden to the list of locations.  Umm, what?!  The first race is next summer, and it definitely got the wheels in my head turning.  I was in Stockholm for a day in 2005 on my cruise, and this race would start in Mariefred and run to Stockholm.  I certainly wouldn't mind heading back to the land of some of my ancestors and spending more time there.


The rest of the weekend was resting, and snuggling with Allie.  I grilled a flank steak Saturday for dinner, and while it was a good marinade, I think it was missing something.  If I did it again, I'll add some pineapple juice.  Sunday was shrimp, and tonight will be a casserole I can heat up when I'm off the liquid diet.  The instructions for the graft recovery say a liquid diet for 2 days, and I know I'm not going to last that long.  I can chew on the other side of my mouth, and be careful.  The side I get the graft will have a guard to protect the stitches.

Wish me luck.  I have chronic low blood sugar, and I absolutely get cranky when I'm hungry.  They should use me in a Snickers commercial.


Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

26 comments:

  1. Oh, good luck with the oral surgery! Hopefully you can be patient with the food. Ragnar Sweden sounds fun but I'd be lost with not understanding the language!

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    1. They do speak English in Sweden, and I'm sure I'd need a GPS if I was driving. My sense of direction isn't good.

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  2. Ouch, that gum graft sounds painful. I have not seen any of the marvel movies (my bad). I guess ignorance is bliss becasue I certainly don't understand all the hoopla.

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    1. They're fun movies, but I did not like this one.

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  3. I think you'll do better than you think. I"ve had a gum graft and multiple bone grafts (at the same time) and I was back at work the next day. Good luck!

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    1. The procedure wasn't bad, and I was happy that I took time off. I was quite tired, and they said I would be while the body went into healing mode.

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  4. Oh wow! I hope the gum graft goes well! I had a small one way back in the day and I didn't have to deal with the liquid diet, etc. That doesn't sound fun at all. Make sure you do things with protein!! You'll definitely need that to help ward off the crankiness. I'm totally the same way, too. I'll be having an extraction and a bone graft later this year and I'm not looking forward to that in the least bit. Good luck!! Sending you lots of positive and healing vibes!!

    Doing a race in Sweden would be so awesome!!

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    1. I definitely was drinking protein shakes and Ensure. There's only so much liquid I can take.

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  5. Hope your graft goes well. Please check in with your blog and let us know how you are doing.

    I also love Jim Shore and have a few Labrador pieces He's done. Who are the characters on your figurine?

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    1. This one is Judy Hopps and Nick Wild from Zootopia.

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  6. A liquid diet sounds really hard! I hope the gum graft goes well. That race in Sweden sounds like a really fun opportunity!

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    1. I'd love to go back to Sweden. What better way than a big road race?

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  7. Best of luck with the gum graft. You are so right - it doesn't matter how old one gets, sometimes you just need to call in mum! I would love to race in different parts of the world just to see what it's like, so I say go for it!

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    1. And my mom has been taking care of me :)

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  8. Good luck with the gum graft and I'm glad that your mom will come down to help you while you're recovering.

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    1. Thanks. The graft wasn't bad, and now that I'm eating food, I feel better.

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  9. Good luck with your dental procedure!
    I am also so often tempted by races in cool locations. You should totally Ragnar in Sweden!

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    1. I'd need a team, and it's now on my bucket list.

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  10. Wishing you all the best with the gum graft! I had my jaw/teeth wired shut for 6 weeks following a bike crash that rearranged my face. You'll find a way through your limitations.

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    1. When was your bike crash? That's rough for sure.

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  11. I hope it all goes well! I don't have low blood sugar but I get cranky when I'm hungry, too. When I had my wisdom teeth out, a liquid diet was fine because I could barely open my mouth -- but I had all 4 out at once.

    A race in Sweden would definitely be an adventure!

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    1. I had all wisdom teeth out at once too, and while they didn't want me chewing food in the back, I wasn't really limited to just liquids.

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  12. Good luck with your dental procedure. I hear it isn't as bad as everyone says but I can't attest to that. A Ragnar race in Sweden sounds fantastic! Thanks for linking.

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    1. It wasn't bad, and I was definitely having anxiety about it. Now that's it's done, I hope I can calm down a little bit.

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  13. Good luck with the dental procedure! I hate dentists and anything to do with mouth surgery...I'm always terrified they will hurt me and I don't handle pain well. I also should be used in a snickers commercial...I'm perfectly nice until I'm hungry, cold, tired or otherwise the least bit uncomfortable ;-)

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    1. I don't like dentists either, but I figure preventative stuff is better than when things get bad.

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