Winter’s log, earthdate 201610.06

04.08 pm

…and here I was, all ready to start writing at about 03.50 pm or so, and… I got sidetracked – again! Er… by some new fonts… ( 😯 who’d-a-thunk it! 😉 ) so I looked at all the new fonts that this truly terrible site sent me today…. (they keep sending me email, pretty-much on a daily basis, with all these yummy new fonts that have “just come in”!) And d’you know why they’re a truly terrible site?!  The price range of all those delectable little (and sometimes not quite so little!) fonts starts at “Damn Cheap”, but can occasionally go as high as “Extremely Reasonable”, and even “Excellent Value for Money!”! So I mean, what’s a poor old fontaholic like me supposed to do, for heaven’s sake!? :/ From a font addict owning around 2000+ fonts a couple of years ago, I think I now have closer to around 5000+! *sigh*

Anyway, you all have my full attention now (gee, I really do wish that I could show off my pretty new font here in the body of the blog – but Word Press won’t let me… I’ll have to see if I can incorporate it in a new Header or something… but it’s a very fine font, so it might not show up as well as I’d like, and… ahem! Yes! Right! Full attention, Winter!) 😉 As I mentioned last night, the appointment to see my Prosthodontist was moved from next week to today, at 10.00 am. Fair enough, so we got up a little earlier than we normally do (like around 7.30, instead of very grudgingly, between 8 o’clock and 8.15!) and just to prove that indeed, miracles do still happen, I was actually ready to walk out the door by 09.30 am! I go to see Dr. N. once a year, to have my implants professionally cleaned and looked at to make sure that they’re still alright – about every two years or so he gets me to have a full dental x-ray, so that he can check on the posts embedded in my jaw, and y’know, I’d never really stopped to think about it – I’ve had them for eleven years! They cost an arm and a leg, and a pope and an emperor’s ransom, but we’ve had our money’s worth from them more than ten times over! Few things have changed my life so completely, before or since! Dr. N. is a lovely person – he’s an old World of Warcraft player – I suppose you could say “ex” World of Warcraft player, really, as he hasn’t played for years because his work keeps him so busy! He was saying today, after I asked him about his lecture next week, that next year he’s not going to do so many (lectures, talks, overseas seminars, etc.) as he just hasn’t got enough time! He started doing implants about 20 years ago, and all of his patients/clients/whatever, from back then all come back once a year for the once-over and a professional “clean”, and of course he has his newer patients, and all the new technology that’s being used in dentistry and especially dental prosthetics to learn about and implement in his practice – do you know they’re now using 3D printing to make all the parts for the implants?! Fantastic! And of course with all the new materials and techniques, implants are becoming more affordable, and quicker and easier to put in – apparently a lot of new patients even opt to have the work done there in the surgery, rather than go into hospital and have them done under a full anesthetic! I told him that I was almost jealous – that I wished I still had my original teeth so that I could have it done all over again with all of the new stuff, but he said that my implants, and the way they were done, is still the top option available – so I suppose that’s alright… but I’d still like to see my implants being printed, right from the titanium posts that go into my jaw, to the ceramic teeth that I chew with! 🙂 Today – after eleven years straight – he did my top bridges. They haven’t been touched (except by me when I’m brushing them and cleaning under the bridgework!) for eleven years, and he was extremely pleased with them – there was a bit of superficial cleaning to be done… it was an hour appointment, and most of the time was spent in undoing the ten screws holding everything in place – the rest was very quick (just as well too, because he was running almost an hour behind!) The reason the top teeth haven’t been done since they were put in eleven years ago is because the bottom pieces have always taken pride of place in the maintenance visits – somehow or other they seem to hold the most “gunk” that has to be almost sand-blasted off, no matter how well I look after them! Anyway, for the first time ever, he did the top ones today, although he does still want to have a look at the bottom ones, so I have another appointment on December the 12th – my very favourite youngest daughter’s Birthday – at 02.00 pm. – I hope she won’t mind!

We came home via the Vermont South shopping centre to check the mail, and Julian had a bit of shopping to do, so we didn’t really get home until around 12.20 – whereupon we fell over ourselves trying to get at our very first cup of coffee for the day! I settled down to do some more leveling up with Zelenka, while Julian disappeared into the Office – and that’s what I did for most of what was left of the afternoon! I got Zelenka up to level 50, then logged out, fully intending to start writing… but, er…. I checked my email, and… but at least I’m here now, right?! 😉

And that’s pretty much been my day – so having told you all about it, I can now go and get on with all the “good”, or “interesting”, bits….

Food stuffs. Last night for dinner we had chicken sausages, which although they got slightly “squished” in the griller, they turned out to be very nice indeed! I think we’ll have them again… with them we had our usual half a tomato, steamed green beans, and chips. For dessert I had one of my Corella pears, and a Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurt. For lunch today, as we were getting home a lot later than I’d been expecting to get home from a 10.00 am dental appointment, Julian picked up some delicacies from Baker’s Delight, and we had half of two different savoury rolls, and – bless their hearts and souls, Baker’s Delight actually had some in today – a fantastic fruit and white chocolate scone (the ones with the white chocolate “drizzle” icing on them! *bliss*) Tonight for dinner we’re having some of the left-over stew that we had the other night – we both betting that it’s going to taste even betterer tonight – if that’s even possible, because it was pretty incredible the first time we had it! last time we had it with rice – but to tell the truth, I don’t really think that stewed potato really goes with steamed rice – it just seemed “wrong”, you know what I mean? So I suggested to Julian that tonight we could have it with just plain (sourdough) bread and a bit of butter – I’ll tell you what we ended up having with it tomorrow night, K? For dessert tonight I’m going to have to have another of the “kiddy” apples (“kiddy” apples, because they’re so small!) and an Apple Le Rice… not because I’m having a tiny apple as a piece of fruit or anything, but simply because I had the Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurt last night, so it’s the Apple Le Rice’s turn tonight!

Weigh-in this morning. Here we go, up and down again… from 65.8 kg yesterday morning, to 66.0 kg today! :/ It’ll probably shoot up to 66.8 kg tomorrow too, because I had savoury bread rolls and a fruit and white chocolate scone for lunch today, and I’ll be having that stew with potatoes, or either rice or bread and butter for dinner. Oh well, Say Lar Vee, as the French are so fond of saying!

And that finally brings me around to tomorrow! Julian and I are both convinced that “something” is supposed to be happening tomorrow, or that someone is supposed to be coming over – but neither of us can remember who, or what! 😦 Anyway, this time tomorrow night, I suppose we’ll know the who and/or the what, so I’ll fill you all in on it tomorrow night. Flipper, Auric and Dapple are all well, and I must say that the garden and the vegetable beds are all looking very vibrant and healthy, now that they’re visible again, since our Gardening Man has returned from his overseas ‘oliday – let’s just hope he doesn’t go away like that again in a hurry without appointing a “stand-in” to look after his clients! Anyway, that’s about “it” from me for tonight – do call in again tomorrow night to find out what happened with my weight, if we did have something on for tomorrow that we’ve forgotten about tonight, and what else we got up to during the day! Until then though, please try hard to bee good, don’t forget that we choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them, and remember to always drive carefully, to look after yourselves, and to keep warm and dry, because this is Melbourne, and very likely to change without warning, even though it’s quite nice outside at the moment… but above all, please remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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