Yesterday was a good day. Just average. But productive and enjoyable.
I had my third "restorative" at the dentist. Over the past few months, he has replaced old fillings that had decay under them. I despise the dentist. I don't consider myself an anxious person, but in the past I've had to use the nitrous oxide just to get through the experience. Since my training in self-hypnosis, I am able to manage the discomfort my better. (Self hypnosis, you say?! More on that another time.) And you know what I actually dislike more than the awful sound of the drill? The smell of the ground up tooth that goes flying into the air right above my nose. Yuck yuck yuck. Anyway, I hope I won't have to see the dentist for anything other than twice-yearly cleanings for a long long time.
I also made an appointment to get my hair cut. You know how your hair can go from manageable and looking fine -- though past the perfection of a good haircut -- to suddenly completely unmanageable and shaggy looking? I reached that point. Luckily, Crystal can always squeeze me in and I may have time to drive through Starbucks between the time I drop the kids at school and my appointment time. Yeah!
We went out to a new Mexican place last night. I had enchilada's with mole sauce. I don't think I've ever had mole. Wow... so good! Rich, nutty, a bit sweet and delish.
I really enjoyed watching The Amazing Race last night. I would say I enjoyed it more because it's finally down to a manageable number of teams who I feel I've gotten to "know" over the past several weeks. I don't like any of them, but they are good tv characters. But, actually, I think I enjoyed watching it because Jeff was still home. It's so much more fun when you can dish and discuss and debate with someone while watching. Plus, I cleaned my studio while watching. It was a terrible mess. I made some real progress on a new project and managed to fix the sweater that Claire was unraveling and the Santa hat that Benjamin had mangled.
We also watched Barbara Walter's Most Fascinating People show. I enjoy this every year. I always try to guess who will be her number one person. Just like I try to guess Time's Man of the Year and other year-end media gigs. Hmmmm. Camilla Parker Bowles was her pick. ??? That's what you're going with, huh Barbara? I think you were just tired of people always guessing who the "winner" was, that you just picked someone completely preposterous for the sake of compete mystery. Ok, if that's what's important to you. There was no one related to the hurricanes on her list. How can that be? Surely it's the most significant event in the recent news of the United States. Of course, who would you choose? Mayor Nagin? Anderson Cooper? That Brown guy? No one especially stands out. It was much more of a community experience.
Others on the list. I do find Tom Cruise fascinating, in a completely whacked-out, self-absorbed but still HOT kind of way. Teri Hatcher? Not so much. How about Will Farrel if you want to pick an actor. That guy is everywhere! And Wedding Crashers and 40 Year Old Virgin were huge blockbusters that have revived a whole genre of movie. (Not that I like the whole raunchy jokes and fart gags kind of movie -- but lots of folks do!) And Dakota Fanning? No... that child freaks me out a bit.
Today Benjamin and I are going out for a playdate with friends. It's pouring rain. And I'll be watching America's Next Top Model and LOST while working on that project some more tonight.