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Old 08-03-2015, 09:09 PM   #4591
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Old teeth truly annoy. We watched the premier of Frozen a couple years ago, and I bit into an old maid from the popcorn bucket, and broke a molar. Now my dentist said it needs to be fixed. I opted for a filling instead of a crown, but am NOT looking forward to the Novocain shot!
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:44 AM   #4592
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Old teeth truly annoy. We watched the premier of Frozen a couple years ago, and I bit into an old maid from the popcorn bucket, and broke a molar. Now my dentist said it needs to be fixed. I opted for a filling instead of a crown, but am NOT looking forward to the Novocain shot!
I was into the health craze in the mid 80's. I bought a bag of almonds. The plastic bag that contained these almonds weren't of national brand name, but rather the dull plastic bag with some local name written on it. I was enjoying them until I bit hard on a fossilized almond. It cracked my molar and from then on I've had 2 root canals (one failed), a new crown after each root canal, then my quality dentist extracted the tooth, cut off the bad root stem and reinserted back in my gums. That worked for about a year. I then had an implant put in with another charge for a new crown ($ 1500 each ya know). Haha, now the abutment has loosened so I paid a specialist to cut off that crown ($1350) All is fine, and my implant is awaiting a new abutment and crown to be put on...another $1500+. All in all, I figure I'll have spent close to $10,000 for one molar by the time I get my new abutment and crown put on. All to think I bit hard onto a fossilized almond.

The ironic thing of all is that almonds don't have natural vitamin E. It's added into almonds.
The same goes for sunflower seeds.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:35 AM   #4593
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Old teeth truly annoy. We watched the premier of Frozen a couple years ago, and I bit into an old maid from the popcorn bucket, and broke a molar. Now my dentist said it needs to be fixed. I opted for a filling instead of a crown, but am NOT looking forward to the Novocain shot!
Dawg, I was in the second grade or somewhere in that area, we were all going to file downstairs to the auditorium and get our booster shots for DPT. Our class was to be last. I watched all the other kids get theirs and then it was our turn. I was last in line. I had been noticing that no matter what you did, cry, scream, try to run away, you still got that shot. I knew I was doomed. So I just held my breath, and tried to relax. Hey, it didn't hurt. A deep breath works wonders.

I had all my teeth removed with just Novocain. And anytime I end up in the hospital, they can poke me all they want trying to find a vein. The secret is total muscle relaxation.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:21 AM   #4594
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There is a song by Gilbert and Sullivan from H.M.S. Pinafore called: Things Are Seldom What They Seem. I think of that song every time I order anything on line.

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Old 08-04-2015, 12:41 PM   #4595
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Just noticed on my last returned item to Amazon last week, they refunded me money ($92) two days before they actually received my return package. Their automated return and refund processing system are too efficient if you ask me.......they need to slow down and let a human being examine the returned items before issuing refunds. But of course if they did that there will be a mega back log of unprocessed returned goods.......LOL
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:59 PM   #4596
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Just noticed on my last returned item to Amazon last week, they refunded me money ($92) two days before they actually received my return package. Their automated return and refund processing system are too efficient if you ask me.......they need to slow down and let a human being examine the returned items before issuing refunds. But of course if they did that there will be a mega back log of unprocessed returned goods.......LOL
I had my birthstone ring with diamonds on the side that I ordered from QVC. I loved that ring. Standing at the stove one night, the main stone fell out. I ran to the phone and talked to a CR. I told her what happened and that my ring was out of warranty. No problem. It was a Friday night, Monday was a holiday and I wouldn't be able to mail it back until Tuesday. Saturday by special delivery I had a new ring in my hand, and come Tuesday I mailed back the damaged one. When I got home Tuesday night from work, there was another ring in my mailbox. I called QVC to let them know about the second ring. "Keep both rings. And good luck." I gave the second one to my granddaughter since her birthday is in the same month as mine. I still have my ring. And so does she.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:35 AM   #4597
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I honestly thought to complain today. Then I realized I was so wrong.

I complained today about cleaning my home; then I realized there are people living in their cars who would gladly clean a home.

Then I fussed about the radio in my car when it cuts out. There are people who don't have cars who would love my old one, radio or no.

I fussed about scooping all eight litterboxes, until I realized these three young kittens may have been put down, and I'm so happy all eight cats get along so well.

I gripe about my job; I need to hush about that because there are so many people who would love to have a job.

Sometimes when I'm exhausted from work and have to cook dinner, do laundry, and change beds....again, there are people who would give anything to have what I have.

My petty vent is this: I must never complain, and I really need to work on this and understand how I am so blessed. I look around our simple home with new eyes now, and wow, just wow; I am so thankful.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:36 AM   #4598
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I honestly thought to complain today. Then I realized I was so wrong.

I complained today about cleaning my home; then I realized there are people living in their cars who would gladly clean a home.

Then I fussed about the radio in my car when it cuts out. There are people who don't have cars who would love my old one, radio or no.

I fussed about scooping all eight litterboxes, until I realized these three young kittens may have been put down, and I'm so happy all eight cats get along so well.

I gripe about my job; I need to hush about that because there are so many people who would love to have a job.

Sometimes when I'm exhausted from work and have to cook dinner, do laundry, and change beds....again, there are people who would give anything to have what I have.

My petty vent is this: I must never complain, and I really need to work on this and understand how I am so blessed. I look around our simple home with new eyes now, and wow, just wow; I am so thankful.
Your attitude is one that I too try to embrace. This is one of the best posts I've read on DC, ever.

I'll be going to the hospital to see DW shortly. A bit of a revalation came to me. She is going to pull through this, and we just may have been given this challenge to remind us of the depth and strength of our love for each other.

Sometimes, as life goes on, no matter how strong the love, a couple can begin to take each other for granted. This wiped all that away, and our love is at the absolute forefront in our lives. It will be a long road to complete recovery and will require some intense therapy to get her muscle strength back. But I'll be with her every step of the way. I'm thankful for the challenges in my life. In the hands of my creator, I started as raw ore. I was challenged by fire, with blessings of just the right sort to turn me into steel. The proper quenching of the fire, that would be humility and taking time to give thanks, has properly tempered me to be the best steel I can be.

Setbacks and challenges, even pain are not thrust upon us. Rather, they are allowed so that we can overcome them and become stronger. Often, they are cause by our own actions, or lack of action, or the actions of others. Sometimes, they are just there with no fault of anyone. But we can grow from all of our challenges, in compassion, in strength, in honor, and in love.

Seeeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:25 PM   #4599
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OK you two, stop spreading happy thoughts in the "Petty Vents" thread. Not that I don't enjoy the joy - trust me, thinking happy thoughts is how you get lifted up - but maybe it's about time we kicked "The Thankfulness Club" thread back up to the top. Wouldn't it be pleasant if we could keep this thread higher up the list than either of the venting threads?
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #4600
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Chief, I'm sorry DW had to go through this but I'm glad to hear she is improving. She and your whole family will be in my prayers.
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