Tooth Fairy Thursday

  • LindaLMT 6 months ago
    Good Morning Everyone.

    Was up early and out of the house to take LD for his dental wellness visit. It's about a 45 minute ride but an easy one. All looks well on the surface but he will be scheduled for a cleaning in Aug/Sept. Let's hope the tooth fairy lets him keep what teeth he has left.

    Excellent to hear your husband did well yesterday Kimmer. Hope he listens to doctor's orders and all goes well for his recovery. How long is recovery ... the standard 6 weeks?

    Snowshoeing sounds like great exercise Janet and glad you got one in yesterday. Your hot tub and glass of wine were the ideal reward.

    I pulled out a meatloaf mix to thaw and will make that tonight for dinner. Need to get the house cleaned up because the tile/grout guys are coming tomorrow ... early. So stuff off the kitchen counters tonight, things need to be picked up and put away, etc.
    Having a cup of cold brew now and will get started on the housework shortly. DH can help.
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  • Good4U 6 months ago said:
    Good Morning Everyone!
    Glad LD's teeth seem to be fine, Linda. That is great the grout guys are coming tomorrow.

    Great to hear your HB did well yesterday. Nice of the nurse to make him a turkey sandwich. Sending good vibes for a speedy recovery.

    The pics of you and Jim snowshoeing yesterday are beautiful, Janet. Thank heavens we didn't get as much as they said we were going to get.

    Wow @ cooking for 35 people, Michelle! I am sure it will be appreciated though.

    It is nice and sunny today so I am going to go to the Hardware store to get a couple of things then stop and pick up a few groceries and then go to Foodsmiths as well. I am making spaghetti sauce so spaghetti is on our agenda for dinner. I must remember to pick up some nice bread to make garlic bread with it.

    Wishing everyone a great day!
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  • chuckieb 6 months ago said:
    LOL @ LD and the Tooth Fairy Linda. :) Glad his Dental visit went well. I thought it was your bathroom that was getting re-tiled? Enjoy your cold brew. If it were me I think I'd wait until after the grout guys had left so I could clean up any mess they'd left as well. :)

    It's a simply GORGEOUS winter's morning here in Ottawa. Chilly this morning when I woke up. -20C/-4F but blue sky and sunshine and fresh powder snow. The snowplow guy came last night and we're all cleared out. It's a perfect day for skiing so Jim headed off about a half hour ago to a small local hill in Calabogie. I need new snow pants plus my back is giving me grief after sleeping in different beds and being in the car so much over the weekend so I didn't join him. He should have a wonderful time and will be back in time for a hot tub.

    I need to think of something to make for dinner. My girlfriend just called and we chatted for 45 min. She's the one in her '80's and she's been having trouble with both her sciatica and recently her leg so hasn't been going out much. I'm going to have to make a point of going to visit her next week.

    I had the crockpot going overnight with the chicken broth. It took hours for it to start to bubble on low. I re-read the recipe and saw that it said to only fill the crockpot 3/4 full of water so I dipped some out last night before going to bed as I'd filled it to the brim almost. I'm worried there's not a lot of broth in there, but we'll see in a bit. Still haven't cleaned up the kitchen yet.

    I did however, book our flights to Taiwan this morning so am thrilled that's all set. We'll leave the end of March and come back the end of April.

    Since Jim decided to go skiing I had to put a hold on my Costco and grocery store shop and I am COMPLETELY out of bird seed. Don't even want to stick my nose outdoors as the turkeys will be all over me. :)

    That is scary Kimmer that the other gentleman in the operating room flat lined. I was with my Mom in ER in Winnipeg last summer when that happened to a man in the next curtained room. His family were all in there and they were just wailing. It was surreal really. But that's where it all happens right. Some of us are lucky and some of us aren't. I just can't imagine how the nurses and Dr.'s get through their days. How can you not bring that home with you??? I respect them so much. LOL that your hubby complained and got fed and booted out sooner than expected. Neat on the dressings with the special ointment in them. That's cool. Sounds like his appetite is good and that's a great sign. Keep us tuned how he and you are making out. Take good care.

    Better go tackle that kitchen and then figure out dinner plans. Wishing everyone a great day.
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  • chuckieb 6 months ago said:
    SP Joce! Good luck with your errands. Have fun at Foodsmith's. :) YUM on spaghetti and garlic bread. You guys have me really craving it now!
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  • MissouriFarmWife 6 months ago said:
    Hoping LD does not go toothless. Poor baby. Good luck with the tiles. I have laundry going and actually found part of the bedroom floor. LOL!

    Ugh on the wild and woolly hospital scenario, Kimmer. How eerie to go in for surgery right after a person flatlined! Not all patients are in for the same surgery, and the patient may have been more seriously ill, etc., but it must still have been unnerving. Glad your HB is home. That was one smart nurse!

    Spaghetti must be the favorite dish, Joce. I had planned on having it yesterday but NO spaghetti! So I cooked some noodles, spread ground beef over them, fried some diced onion to sprinkle on top, spread pasta sauce over, then spread about a cup of sour cream, followed with shredded pepper jack cheese. Baked it at 350 F .... it was not bad, even Wayne liked the "kick" from the cheese.

    I can imagine you are really getting excited about your trip, Janet! The big ice event they forecast for a Sunday has been downgraded to fits of snow Saturday night. Sigh! Wish they would make up their mind. Ha ha.

    Have a nice day!
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  • chuckieb 6 months ago said:
    Sounds like you've had a productive morning Karen! I'm not sure if I've ever tried Pepper Jack cheese. It has been way too long since we have seen Benjamin so I am thrilled that we shall see him shortly. We're trying a new flight path this time too and I'm hoping that will make the trip more palatable. Instead of flying Ottawa, Chicago, Tokyo, Taipei we are doing a direct flight from Toronto to Taipei so the time in the air all at one shot will be longer but the end to end time will be a lot shorter. Here's hoping. :) Glad the ice event has been downgraded. Ice isn't nice. :)

    Got the kitchen cleaned up and the broth strained. Think I'll make Wonton soup for lunch. I packed Jim an egg salad sandwich, two pieces of chicken leftover from last night, some carrot sticks and a bottle of water so he was all happy.

    Decided to make
    Chicken Katsu
    for dinner this evening with Edamame on the side. Jim's not a huge Katsu fan but I am. :) Sens Game on tonight as well.
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  • LindaLMT 6 months ago said:
    Good to be getting out Joce. Take advantage of the weather permitting and enjoy. Yum on spaghetti dinner. I can't eat it too often even though I love it, it goes right to my stomach and hips.

    Janet, for what I'm paying these guys to come in a rework the grout they WILL clean up and should cook me dinner too. LOL! No tile work. Because the builder didn't use flexible grout any grout seam on an outside wall cracked so it has to be dremmeled out and filled with a flexible grout. It involves the guest bathroom and kitchen backsplash too. Then he is going to clean and seal all the grout in the master bathroom shower. We have a walk in shower and it's pretty big and the tiles go to the ceiling. They will probably be here most of the day.
    Yeah on the snowplow guy coming and clearing you out. Too bad your back isn't wanting to go skiing too. Wow on a month in Taiwan. That is surely something to look forward to. Ut-Oh on no birdseed.
    Last year, after going to emergency and then spending so much time at the hospital with DH, I hope to not see the inside of one again for a long time. You see and hear too much and most of it painful. Yes Janet, the people that work in them are the hero's in my book ... not the sports figures and hollyweird people.

    Good for you finding the bedroom floor Karen, LOL! I'll take snow anytime over ice.
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  • LindaLMT 6 months ago said:
    I've been having trouble finding a comfortable casual shoe ... I ordered a pair of Merrell's from Amazon and they came today and OMG!! are they the BEST! The one site I normally order from didn't have my size and a couple weeks later on a whim I looked on Amazon and they had them so I was super excited because I really wanted them and thought because the one site didn't have them that I would just have to cut my losses and move on. Now I have them and it made my day. I love Merrell and Keen best but they don't always have the most attractive styles but this pair of Merrell is attractive which was why my heart was set on getting them.
    https://www.zappos.com/p/merrell-circuit-mj-breeze-black/product/7487787/color/3
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  • chuckieb 6 months ago said:
    Oh goodness on the kitchen backsplash too Linda. What a pain the builder didn't use flexible grout. I have no clue what our contractor used in our bathrooms and kitchen. Mind you only the kitchen backsplash is an outside wall. So far so good knock on wood. :) Can you imagine having to dremel that out? What a long, tedious task. I can see why they charge a pretty penny. LOL @ Hollyweird people. That's a good one. :) I have a pr. of Merrell's sandals. I adore them. They still are in good shape but they're old and they could really stand to be replaced. I've not heard of the brand Keen. I checked out your sandal link. They do look comfy. I could use something just like that for Taiwan. We do a lot of walking there. My latest pr. of shoes was from Ecco and they are super comfy as well.

    Threw the bones from the soup broth out for the crows who are having a hey day with them. The turkeys are totally disgruntled.

    I shovelled both entranceway steps and the walkway in the front, took out the composting and the recycling and brought in firewood and pellets. It's good exercise but now that Jim's retired he insists on it being his job. Not that I'm complaining. :)
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  • MissouriFarmWife 6 months ago said:
    Pepper jack cheese has bits of hot peppers in it. I like it and a Wayne likes the kick in some dishes, not too spicy, just a bit of a tang. Good you have a direct flight!

    Glad you found the shoes you like, Linda!

    GS is sick. Aches, fever, coughing, the works. He went to the doctor today, it isn't influenza. Daughter and doctor agree on natural treatment nuts, fluids, honey lemon tea, etc.
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  • kimmer 6 months ago said:
    Good afternoon and hello to all. Sorry you couldn't go skiing with Jim Janet, but you know your body and I'm sure you made the right choice not to go. You are certainly not going to be on the "nice" list with your turkeys, lol! Trip booked!! Nice you got out and about today Joce. Glad LD's dental visit went well Linda. Too funny on the tooth fairy. I had a little toy poodle many, many years ago that had lost quite a few teeth. And that was back before dental work was the norm for doggies. But he did ok. Got to a point where he couldn't really eat dry food comfortably so mainly ate canned food or many times I would blend up leftovers for him, lol. Good score on the shoes! I have such trouble finding comfortable shoes and I work on my feet all day so when I do, I buy at least 2 pair if not 3 of the same shoe! I love pepper jack cheese Karen! Use it a lot. I agree with the nurses and doctors being heroes. Especially, the nurses who have to deal with all the not so fun stuff. Told hubs recovery nurse thanks for putting up with him before we left yesterday. She just grinned and said, sweetheart, he was a piece of cake considering some I have to deal with.

    Have a chuck roast, potatoes and carrots in the Instant Pot right now. Hubs is drooling already as he hasn't had really a decent meal since Tuesday. So hoping it turns out good. Another first with the pot. Praying the cooking Gods will shine down on me, lol! Just used a couple of simple brown gravy packets. Generally when I make a roast in the oven I use a lot of different spices but need to keep it simple for him. A few more days and his tummy will be able to handle more. Thought about just doing it in the oven or crock pot like I would normally do but he insisted I go ahead and try it. So........here we go!

    Hope all enjoy their evening. Will let you know how the roast turns out.
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  • chuckieb 6 months ago said:
    Sorry to hear your GS is sick Karen but it's great he doesn't have the flu!

    Your dinner sounds wonderful Kimmer and your hubby is going to be most pleased. Does he have to be on pain meds for a while or is he good in that respect?

    Jim got home just after 4 and we just came in from the hot tub. I've got the chicken prepped and Jim's just lighting us a fire.
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  • kimmer 6 months ago said:
    He's good with the pain Janet. They did not give him a prescription for any but I'm sure his Dr. would if he needed. But no, he claims he is not in any pain. A bit uncomfortable, but no pain and no swelling! Which kind of amazes me. There is virtually no swelling around the incision site!
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  • chuckieb 6 months ago said:
    Wow! That's awesome! Glad to hear it Kimmer!
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  • kimmer 6 months ago said:
    OMG! The roast and veggies were unbelievable! So tender, melted like butter under the fork! Hubs was soooooo pleased and happy. Def a keeper on this Instant Pot!
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  • chuckieb 6 months ago said:
    I think you should become a rep for the Instant Pot Kimmer. I don't even want one yet you make me want one. LOLOLOL!
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