The Relentless Weekly – Aug. 28, 2020

It’s time for another weekly round-up here on the blog. Ready? Let’s go!

Celebrating: Today is my paternal grandma’s 85th birthday! Happy birthday, Granny! She means the world to me, and has always been in my corner.

Reading: I’m listening to The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris. It’s a well written political memoir (no deep dark secrets or gossip), and it reminds me of how inspiring she is. Recommended!

Cooking: I’ll be honest. We’re cooking anything that’s easy or that can be slapped on the grill. It’s hot, we’re busy, and I can’t be bothered lately. I’m very much looking forward to fall arriving. I need lower temps that are conducive to making soups, stews, and other hearty fare.

Posting: This week I shared a Get to Know Me Monday post about my quirky hands, and a passionate review of a beloved book of poetry by my youngest daughter. Check them out!

Sharing: I’m terrified of the dentist. I’m not talking about a little case of nerves. I’m talking shaking, crying, and sweating type of fear. The only way it could be worse is if the procedures took place at a great height, or if the dentist was a real live spider. BUT! I have discovered the glory of sedation dentistry! I spent 4 hours in a dental chair on Wednesday, but I was asleep! I had numerous procedures done in an afternoon, equivalent to about 10 separate appointments. I was sore and exhausted afterwards, but I’d never have gotten through it otherwise. This is a great option if you suffer from dental anxiety. #TheMoreYouKnow

Asking: Please read this thread from ACLU on Twitter asking for the immediate resignation of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis and Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth. This thread includes phone numbers to call and an citizen complaint form that can be filled out.

Have a good weekend and a good week, everyone. Keep fighting the good fight.

4 thoughts on “The Relentless Weekly – Aug. 28, 2020

  1. Two things:

    Cooking. I am so over cooking. My husband offered to cook one meal a week but let’s face it, it’s ME cooking it. I just want easy like a tuna sandwich with some chips. LOL.

    The Dentist. When I was young my family was poor and my dad did not believe in doctors of any kind so when I had an infected tooth, he took me to some backstreet dentist in Hollywood. It was literally in an alley. No novacaine. No sedation. Carved into my gumline and pulled three teeth without anything. I was traumatized for life. Then, while working at a bank, my jaw was swollen from an infected tooth and we had a dentist who banked there. He told me to come in immediately. I said no. Eventually I went because I was sick from it. He changed my life. The most gentle dentist ever!! I still go there even though he doesn’t practice anymore. He chose a dentist to replace him that is just like him! A good dentist if worth his/her weight in gold. I tell ya. So I totally understand your fear.


  2. Oh my poor dear, you haven’t experienced dental sedation before?! I’m in such terror over needles that I practically request it for cleanings. Except…maybe you’ve come upon something even better than I have. I get nitrous oxide, which just relaxes me so much I get silly (hard to believe, I know!). Is this different?


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