It’s Thursday.

It’s funny; even when I only work a short shift, it still feels long.  Isn’t that strange? 

Had a good day. 

I have another short shift tomorrw, oi.

Can’t wait for Saturday to chill.  I really need to just sit at home and read!  🙂

Where Did Spring Go?

I have officially broken up with my old orthodontist.  Now I am waiting for my check.  I spoke to my dentist on Monday, so I hope by next Monday I will have check in hand so that I can move along to my next ortho.  That has been a great weight lifted off of my mind.  You have no idea how much it was dragging me down.  I tried to not let it get to me, but it is hard to not let that happen when you see complete lack of proper orthodontic care and you have paid ALOT of money to see nothing happen. 

I have been focusing on my job more.  I really need this job right now, and as unfair as I might think how I am perceived there, I still need to work smarter.  I hope that some of the shifts will give my manager good feedback about me and that I will at least get bumped back up to a minimum of 30 hours.  I really need that extra pay.  Last week I worked nearly 32 hours, and I am excited to see that little extra in my paycheck.  Every little bit helps. 

So my dad got on the ball about giving me his old Renault.  It is a 1983 Renault Fuego Turbo, and even though I don’t really have the money or the space for it, I will find the money and I will make the space.  It is a piece of my past, a piece of my dad’s past, and I want it badly.  Right now, it needs a tune up, which hopefully won’t cost too much.  Sigh.  So excited.  🙂  This a pic I found online.  Looks just like it. 

I am refocusing on my weight loss.  I haven’t regained any weight, but I am not losing it either.  Now that I am not stressing as much, I am looking forward to losing more weight and getting some new summer clothes!  I feel good about this.  I am drinking green tea lemonades at work.  I am sweetening the drink with Splenda (I know that I mentioned no more artifical shit, but I am going to be drinking alot of these, so I am going back to Splenda on just this), and using half the lemonade.  Green tea is supposed to be very good for you, so this is going to be my new daily Starbucks drink.  I hope it helps.

Work was good. Kinda dragged, but I tried to keep and look busy.
Next month we are planning a trip. Nothing fancy, just something not too far of a drive, someplace new. Someplace to spend a night. I put in my time off requests I really hope I get it.
I got my new Blackberry pouch today. I feel so much better now that I won’t get another scratch. Hopefully.

trying to wake up

I thought a coffee and some sunshine would help wake me up

Instead I posted this terrible picture of me.  🙂

Daft Punk Stuck In My Head

Trying to do better at work.  Got positive feedback from my shift supervisor about my performance today, so that made me feel better.  After 6 days of work, I have tomorrow off.  Wow, I just got SO excited just now!  FINALLY,  a day off! 

I had less than 1/8 of a tank today.  After I paid bills and bought an apple corer and apples, I was left with $20 in the bank.  I put $15 in the car tonight after work.  I barely have over 1/4 of a tank with that.  How long will that last me?  I was thinking about going to a friend’s house tomorrow to help clean, but I doubt that is going to happen; I have to conserve my damn gas.  I am also supposed to be seeing them this Saturday, which should happen since I get paid this Friday.  So at least that will happen.  I can honestly say that this is the first time in years that I couldn’t go somewhere because I had to conserve gas.  I worked an extra day this week, so that will give me a little extra $$$. 

I just want to interject that gluten-free brownies by Betty Crocker are DELICIOUS.  Just sayin’.  What’s up with gluten, anyway?  Are we not really supposed to eat too much of that or what?

Got some plans tomorrow.  It involves dyeing my hair (going back to blue-black, the black-brown looks terrible on me), riding my bike, and napping.  Yea.

I have extended the battery life of my Blackberry by like 1000%.  Yea.  Instead of hours, I can go nearly two days.  Rocking the Blackberry, fools!

Stuff On Saturday

Trying to keep up on the eating less crap.  Trying to get exercise in everyday.  Went on my bike last night, I had two yogurts this morning, drank a green tea lemonade at work, came home and had a roasted vegetable sandwich, we went to an engagement party where I had a big ol’ slice of chocolate cake, went for a brisk hour long walk, and then had dinner out with a friend.  Feels like I am eating too much.  I should have shared the cake with my boyfriend like he suggested.  Sigh.

Been trying to keep in touch with people that I haven’t heard from lately.  They all texted me back within a few hours.  That’s a good sign.

Wow.

Holy wow what a day.  It started at 8am, when I got out of bed, but I had already been tossing and turning for an hour anyway.  So, yea not much sleep.  I had two appointments today to see two orthodontists.  I liked one alot, the other one was okay.  Both were better than my current ortho.  In between appointments, I took some “me” time and hung out at VS and then hung out at a really nice Bux until it was time for my next appointment. 

After my second appointment, I was heading home, thinking about whether or not I should go to my current ortho and discuss my issues.  My boyfriend urged me to do so, which I knew was the right thing to do.

It did not go well.

I tried to explain why I was not satisfied with my treatment.  My dentist barely listened to me.  He would interrupt me frequently, which was frustrating me immensely.  To avoid getting caught up in the details, basically, he was telling me that what I thought about my treatment was wrong.  I tried very hard to not tear up, but my throat started getting tight, and I could feel tears welling up in my eyes.  Just what I wanted; to be crying in my dentist’s office.  His wife presented me with how they were going to be properly billing my treatment so that I would start to receive what was owed to me.  I stood up, asked if there was anything for me to sign, she said no, and then I bid them good day.  I really and truly said, “good day to you”.  Because I was starting to cry, and I knew that I would have much rather screamed something rude. 

I strode out of their office, and to my surprise, my boyfriend was right there waiting for me.  He jumped up and saw my teary face, and asked me what happened.  I told him I simply wanted to go home.  I had been out all day, getting ortho consults, and stressing over what was going to happen when I told my current ortho that I no longer wanted treatment there.  He wanted to go in and talk to him, but I begged him not to.  My dentist is an arrogant man, and I didn’t want him to piss off my boyfriend. 

We drive home, and five minutes after I get home, my dentist calls.  I let it go to voicemail.  It is his wife, saying how bad she and him felt about how upset I was leaving.  I called back after crying a bit, because I was so nervous about calling them back.  But, I knew I had to do it.  Once I calmed down, I called back, and stated that I no longer wanted orthodontic treatment there.  She says that she will take care of it.  Then my dentist calls me back, and tries to ask me to give them another chance.  What he doesn’t understand is that I did.  I just never said anything directly.  But I tried to communicate my unhappiness as politely as I could.  I am done.  I felt like I was breaking up with someone.  He thinks that we are going to continue our dental treatment there, and the answer is no.  But, that will be at another time.

What the hell is wrong with this guy?  He cuts me off, tells me that my opinion basically doesn’t matter because I am not a dentist?  If we cannot have a talk, then we are done.  If he had admitted that my ortho treatment was sub par, and said that he would improve, I would have stayed.  But he did nothing of the sort. 

All I am waiting for now is for the rest of my money, and then I am going to another ortho.  Sigh.  What a fucking hassle.

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