Maybe it was my imagination, but I think our neighborhood squirrel might have winked at me this morning. I informed him that I was a chipmunk, not a squirrel, and he wandered off to something more interesting.
Oh my cheeks. My poor poor cheeks. And my vanity. Please feel sorry for that as well because I feel like I put on Monica's fat suit from Friends, but only on my face.
The good news is the surgery went well. The four wisdom teeth are out, the four tiny stitches are in. I got to experience laughing gas for the first time in my life, and that seemed to make the surgery go especially well. I was awake the whole time, but it was very surreal. Like it was happening in the movies. I distracted myself by listening to music on headphones. And humming. When the drill came on I hummed extra loud, which didn't go unnoticed by the doctor: "Your music is evidently keeping you quite entertained."
Well, it did.
And now that I'm on the road to recovery I'm keeping myself entertained by watching the Pride and Prejudice mini-series to see if all the hype about Colin Firth is true. Half way done. The verdict is still out.
Jason took yesterday off from work to clean the house so I wouldn't have to worry about it while I'm getting better (that's right: I married the SWEETEST man in the world). My sister drove down from Washington to help take care of me. She made me a milkshake, and drove to KFC to get me some mashed pots and gravy, and watched Sydney today while I slept. For dessert I got to eat a huge bowl of chocolate pudding made special for me by Laura. And when the Oxycodone didn't put me to sleep and instead keep me awake all night long, I entertained myself by reading an interview with Matthew Macfadyen that Diane sent me.
Don't I have such nice friends and family?
Finally, although it's a bit postdated, I have also kept myself feeling warm and fuzzy with a compliment from my former student Nathanael, who writes that my blog is an "antidote to the gloom" he writes about. If you knew Nathanael you would know how genuine the compliment is. Nate, you really can be so sweet.
That's the update from me. Thanks for all your well wishes. I'll probably take it easy this weekend, and not post anymore. Have a good one, and I'll see you back here on Monday.