Skip to main content

Thankful Thursday

Today, I exceptionally thankful for two things, one is dental care and the other is phones.

Poor Hannah has been complaining of a hurty tooth lately.  Turns out she's one tough cookie, because the pain wasn't just a cavity, but a tooth with a chronic infection that has loss bone mass and will be removed on Monday.  And since it's a baby tooth that isn't expected to drop out until she's twelve, she's getting a spacer installed in the next month as well as getting numerous cavities filled.  She's going to either really love or really hate going to the dentisit after all this.  The nice thing is that this is not her first experience with dentists so she's pretty calm about the whole thing.  We loved our old dentist, and I have a feeling, we're really going to like this one as well.  She has already done an excellent job of coming up with a plan for Hannah's dental care and what we as a family can do to improve her oral health and stated the reality that we face in regards to the potential cavities we have in our future.  I'm not a big fan of removing foods based on dietary laws that say they cause weight gain, but I do believe in restriction if they are causing tooth decay to increase.  So candy, juice, sugared gum, sweets are all put on the "treat" list and are being reduced.  To fill their place, Hannah has asked for LOTS of different fruits and veggies.  And for all those interested in knowing, this all occured within one years time.  She saw the dentist and had no cavities 12 months ago. So that's why I'm thankful for dentist, because without them, Hannah would be in constant pain and her diet would change to liquid and soft foods, which is not a lot of fun to eat in the long run. 

And secondly, I'm thankful for phones.  I love that I can call people and talk to them even though they are hundreds of miles away.  It is an amazing invention.  And today, I used my cell phone, which is something I never use, but the weather was so nice that we went to a park and I wanted to tell Joel all about the dental visit.  And I also talked to my BFF since the 8th grade, Jenny; we actually met in the sixth or seventh grade but didn't become BFF's till later :D.  It is such a blessing to be able to talk to people. 

What are you thankful for?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Our Daily Question from Ink & Willow

Did you ever have a book that you love so much because it's just right? That's Our Daily Question for me. It's a three-year journal to share with your significant other. How does that work? Well, each calendar date has a question and divided space to record your answer three times.  There is a great mix of fun, serious, thought-provoking, and heartfelt questions. Generally, the only ones that we've skipped over have been the ones that talk about all the time. It's been nice to be able to pick it up with morning coffee and have a conversation ready to go. Some we've even used at the dinner table to have family discussions.  It's a wonderful little keepsake, one that will have much more value when you finish with it than when you start. If you're looking for a special gift to give a newly married couple, yourself, or even a pair of love birds that have been married for over 20 years, this is a great choice.  I received a copy of this book from Ink & W

Hospitality for the Rest of Us: Long Distance

People are moving more and more. When I was a youngster, it was a rare instance for a friend to move away. Now it's me that moves away. We've moved a lot, especially when we first got married. It was something like five addresses and three states in the first four years of our marriage. We've slowed down a bit. In the midst of all that moving, we've made some friends along the way. I try to keep an open line in case of times of grief and celebration. One of the best tools I've found for keeping in touch with loved ones far away is Facebook. As much time as I could spend doing other things instead of checking it, it's the best thing I've found. It allows me to communicate with others, without having to call. I know calling is amazing, hearing people's voices, but for introverts, there are no body language clues for us to pick up on that help make our conversations easier. It's also why we prefer to video chat :-) Back to Facebook, some etiquette.

Stories from the Kitchen: Taste and See

I celebrated my birthday last weekend. It was wonderful and the leftovers left me with a question or two. Find out what they are and how I'm currently answering them in this week's podcast. Stories from the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 2: Taste and See Notes from the episode: Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg Dad’s New York Cheesecake (from the back of a Philidelphia Cream Cheese package) 1 ⅞ cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ to ½ cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar, divided 2 lbs cream cheese (4 packs) 2 large eggs (lightly beaten) 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 cup sour cream Preheat oven to 450F Mix well graham crackers, 2 tbsp sugar, and enough butter that the mixture holds together. Reserve 2 tbsp for garnish. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Chill in the freezer while preparing the filling. Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth and light. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch until just blended. S