Jus’ a little update on my surgery. Everything went well - though I am still in pain - no one told me that the first two days could be a relatively easy going and then suddenly you face swells up. I am now more swollen today than the day after and the underside of my jaw and neck ‘smart’ for lack of a better term. The TMJ sensation that I can get in my ear canal kept me awake most of last night.
I have been taking Norco and not being a fan of pills (they cause me to be unbalanced and dizzy) and feeling relatively okay yesterday morning I decided to cut my dose down. That was a mistake. Once the pain gets ahead of you - it’s hard to get it back behind you.
All said and done - I am glad to have had this done. Thank you everyone for your well wishes and positivity. The list of things they are required to tell you that can go wrong was daunting and having an active imagination is generally not a good thing at times like these!! So many of you reached out to share your personal experiences and that gave me more confidence.
The doctor having a sense of humor helped too. Upon arriving he told me he stayed up all night studying for the surgery!
Via SimGuruCopeland Did somebody ask for Re-colorable Stained Glass Windows? How about a screened in porch? </
Screen door and window, eh? Looks … familiar.
For my birthday I thought I would get myself an early present. A very expensive and unsatisfying and painful present.
While the above photo is not of MY teeth (my wisdom teeth are not impacted) it’s similar to the xray they took of my teeth prior to telling me all the horrible things that could go wrong (bone splinters coming through the sutures is NOT normal no matter what they kept telling me). Couple this with a history childhood dentistry mishaps and sadomasochistic treatments (I know that at least one of these dentists is now ruling [at least] one of the circles of hell) I am finding myself in a state of panic for this procedure tomorrow.
For the past few months I have been very tired/lacking any energy. In the past three years I have had more dental problems than the previous 40 (root canals/crowns/bone loss/booo). Simply removing the mercury fillings I had has helped a great deal, but now it’s time to get rid of the ‘last to arrive/first to go’ teeth. Every day that I still have them it’s becoming clearer that this operation is necessary
The chances of something going wrong are infinitesimally small, but that said - even that tiny fraction of a fraction that it COULD go wrong - I just want to say: Thanks everyone. I’ve met some amazing people; I’ve witnessed some brilliant things. This community has always had my back through the ups and downs whether you knew it or not. Thank you.
To my wisdom teeth: eviction papers have been served.
I’ll update when I am able … .
Garden (non-sim) replies
Are you using the sink as a bird bath?
Yes - though, we found that birds prefer shallow water, so it can’t be filled up - just a little bit. In fact - the birds prefer the dogs bowl. SIGH. Perhaps we’ll change it into a fountain someday.
are you aware you have a kitchen sink in your backyard
Bought it at an antique shop here in Atlanta specifically for the centerpiece. Recycle/Repurpose/Reuse. We nearly used an old metal bed for the vegetable trellis, but it was a little unstable.
theratway replied to your photoset “Non sims, but we’re excited so I wanted to share pictures of the…”
ahh awesome. i wish i could do our yard like this D: (ps i spy a doggy!)
Thank you! My first year moving in (seven + years ago) I thought I would just do it all, bit just raking the yard is a massive chore, so it went on the back burner for the first few years. In hindsight, it was for the best. It’s a slow slow slow process and that’s kind of the best part and reward - seeing the transformation. We’re a fraction of the way there. Best purchase ever? The Garden Mantis. My god that makes light work of cutting through Georgia clay.
Both dogs are there - Jaxon just blends better. Laika is not the brightest bulb and stands in the sun soaking it up into her black fur. We have to keep an eye on her because she can get overheated quickly - which is very scary.
jenba replied to your photoset “Non sims, but we’re excited so I wanted to share pictures of the…”
All your hard work is really paying off…it looks wonderful!
Thank you - I will keep posting more pictures as things grow back/in - we’re working on the other side of the house for the rest of this season and probably next season. Anything to cut back on lawn.
tumblinrob replied to your photoset “Non sims, but we’re excited so I wanted to share pictures of the…”
Thanks Rob! I saw photos of your snow garden … my sympathies! No. More. Winter. I get the creepy crawlies when it snows in spring in game!
hyperkaos replied to your photoset “Non sims, but we’re excited so I wanted to share pictures of the…”
It’s looking AWESOME!!! I remember seeing all of the pictures from before and it’s such a massive diff. Makes me so happy! (you know how excited I am about gardening!) *bounce*bounce* lol
Thank you! We’re both amazed how different it looks when we see photos. It’s hard to imagine it otherwise. We currently have 96 unique plants/trees/shrubs and only 3 original plants to the property (a Rose of Sharron, a Day Lily, and a very fragrant Rose variety). That number would be significantly higher had things survived any number of maladies. This year alone we lost a significant amount of stuff to those wretched storms in February. The trials in tribulations of gardening!! You have to share photos of your gardens! (this photo shows the three plants that are remaining that came with the house and the proposed border for the other side of the house - much work to be done - much lawn to remove!!) Who would have though a [massive] tree falling and two dogs would initiate so much change!!
Non sims, but we’re excited so I wanted to share pictures of the garden in back so far this year.
Chris spent some time cleaning up the back and re-mulching. I bought a number of new plants this year to fill where the plants were killed off due to the two ice storms we had here (so many cool plants were lost that cannot be easily replaced).
This has been a long process - starting in 2010 (last two photos are of the same area 2010 and early 2012). Getting the dogs helped define the areas of the yard to more workable sections.
Keep in mind: we did this ourselves. We did not hire someone to come in and help with the work or the plant selection. Lots of research and lots of tired muscles!!
I had a request to reupload these clocks, so here they are. Sorry the one with the calendar isn’t in Simlish - I made it before I began using only Simlish in my game.
Apologies for the lack of recent updates. I’ve been a bit sidetracked by other things lately. Hope you’re all well! <3
I was one of those people that requested this to be reposted - I have always loved this set. Thank you!