February 23rd, 2016


February 23--One, two, three...

I went to the dentist for my six-month cleaning appointment after work today. It is now by the hospital where I used to work, and a neighborhood I am intimately familiar with from my many walks over the years. I have been going to the same dentist for about 26 years now. I knew her hygienist when we were both taking prerequisite classes at the college. Once I got a nursing job and dental insurance, I went to see her.

Helen the hygienist was off today, so Carolyn the dentist cleaned my teeth. I like when she does it--she is gentle and non-judgmental about my flossing habits. She likes to talk to me while she works on my teeth. It is an ongoing conversation that has stretched from before she was pregnant with her daughter, to her plans to go back for her daughter's college graduation in May.

Anyway, my teeth are fine and no work needed.

The dental office is across the street from the little Franciscan church where I used to preach when I was preaching. As I parked, I recalled that for a period of time, someone was putting these food sculptures out periodically near the side entrance to the church. I surmised that they were food for the squirrels, as that's what they ultimately became. They always had the "three" theme. I saw a woman near there once, and asked if she was the one who made them, and she scurried off. I never saw them again.


On the way to the dentist, I stopped to drop off an old computer at a friend's house. I first met her here, and was thinking about how I have been able to keep in touch with many of the people I have met here over the years, even when we aren't on LJ anymore (she still is). I started my first LJ in August of 2002. I am amazed at how many people I still know from way back when. What a gift to have stumbled across this place all those years ago.

three stones
gracegiver, pinkroo, and I display stones we bought at a parade with zombies, before zombies were popular, in 2006.
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