I just realized that I neglected to blog yesterday. Ooops. I think I mentioned my family's financial issues in a previous round, but essentially my husband took over the bills/finances last November because I made a total mess of things. It wasn't out-of-control spending, but due to poor budgeting skills in general (I didn't have good budgeting skills demonstrated to me when I was growing up and neither did my husband) and MS-related cognitive decline. Now that we have two family members with chronic illness, our finances have become increasingly challenging. My husband was very frustrated about the state of things this morning, and I was the easiest target to at which to target his frustration (and no, not physically, but emotionally). I am not proud, but I lost my cool somewhat, and we both did some blaming and shaming. When I remembered that I hadn't blogged yesterday, I figured that updating my blog here might help me find a more even countenance and feel less defeated. There is something about this community that helps me see things more positively and stops me from dwelling on the negative.
Day 3 (Wednesday) - Regular old day; I didn't give a "thing."
Went back to the dentist for a new dry socket treatment. I teased the dentist that while the solution worked wonders for the pain, the taste of the clove oil in it was no good for my culinary palate. I went to the office for a couple of hours, then took it easy in the afternoon. I really, really wanted Dave to bring home burgers for supper because I was very tired and worn out, but keeping in mind our finances and the fact that Dave really wanted the fish I was making, I gathered the oomph to make supper. In addition to the fish, I made penne with fresh asparagus, tri-colored bell peppers, garlic,and Parmesan. Addy loved it, as well.
Day 4 (Thursday) - A genuine smile to a stranger.
Went to the dentist for my daily dry socket treatment. On my way out, I looked over at a gal in the waiting room. I made eye contact and gave her a genuine, to the eyes, smile. Her response was amazing and made my day,though we did not exchange a word. Her eyes met mine, her face lit up, and she returned my smile in a similar, genuine, to the eyes, smile.