Good morning, everyone. After quite a lot of rain yesterday and overnight, today looks like being much more pleasant, thank goodness. It's not that cold either, which makes things more comfortable.
Yesterday's dental appointment was a long one, around forty five minutes but it was OK. The whole process is still not finished though. Yesterday he prepared a tooth for the bridge part of the whole thing, took loads of scans of my teeth (no idea why - not a pretty sight either), put something else into the base of the implant and generally took measurements and impressions. I think he also took the opportunity to have a good look at the tooth that will be replaced by another implant early next year (covid willing).
So I have another appointment next Wednesday morning, nice and early, after which I will be able to show off my new smile - definitely; I asked him!
Sooze, thank you for reminding me of the paracetamol tip - it really helped.
I know it looks as if I do nothing but go to the dentist at the moment but it's because there are two separate things going on. One is the usual fillings, etc, that would happen anyway and t'other is the implant stuff which should have been well over by June/July, were it not for lockdown.
Once that was over, I came home to find that Alex was awake and up so we had a chat before he disappeared upstairs to study and I baked some more shortbread as the first lot had gone down a treat. This time I added cinnamon, mixed spice and cloves and added the zest of an orange and some orange essence and they are lovely.
The big news of the day was that, here being mid-Essex, we are going up to tier three from midnight tonight. To be honest, it won't make much difference. Lindsey can still keep her personal training going and Sharon can still do hair (I checked with her). I'm just very glad that Dad and I arranged for me to go over to deliver Christmas goodies today and not later. Just in time.
Slimming World will be going back to Zoom again an d I suggested that to brighten things up, we dug oput Christmas bling of whatever kind and gave the meeting some sparkly, an idea that went down pretty well. I've found my clip on earring 'mounts' and will attach a couple of tree baubles to them and I have a bag of tinsel somewhere too.