Monday, June 20, 2011

Hello again


The past couple of weeks have been hectic. Work is good but full of the usual challenges and then some. A challenging employee moved on to a new job only to be replaced by one that's almost as challenging to supervise. Makes it difficult to get any work done.

The surgeon is finally happy with the results of the second jaw surgery. Thursday I had the 2 plates and 4 screws in my jaw removed so I'm off work for a few day. I also went to see my ortho guy who advised that the braces come off at the end of August and then the retainer goes on. Finally after 6 years, progress. Woohoo.

Then I went to my regular dentist to have a cleaning and to discuss the remainder of my treatment plan. Turns out I will probably need 2 crowns and 12 veneers, all adding up to a cost of almost $ 20,000 out of my pocket. Now that was not so good news. Have no idea how I'm going to pay for it - investments, line of credit or installments? Your guess is as good as mine. Very up and down week. Needless to say I've been cranky, cranky, cranky!

On the art front, I've been busy. Father's day, Weddings etc. I've also joined a travelling art journal group, signed up for a couple of online classes and am still in a partner journal and ATC exchange. I find I never have enough time for art, or maybe more to the point, I don't manage my time well enough to get much accomplished on the art front. Whatever....

2 comments:

~UNPOLISHED PERFORMANCES~ the iTunes COMPANION PODCAST FOR THIS JOURNAL said...

Hi Sandy. I followed you here from the Year-In-the-Life group. It was your title that did it for me. Now what I reallylike is your pink background. I must ask how you created it. It makes me feel secure. Don't ask why! It just does.

Laurel Shimer
The Simple Romantic
http://simpleromantic.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Hi Laurel

Thanks for stopping by. I'm really making an effort to post more in my blog. One needs to do that often in order to keep it fresh and interesting. I just find that I get caught up in other things and I lose track of time. So my apologies for not having a lot of new content. I am working on it!

In answer to your question about the template I used, it's one of the standard - translate that to free - templates offered by blogger. I try to change out my backgrounds a couple of times a year to keep it fresh. Unfortunately, I am not that tech savvy about these things so anything I do with my blog has to be "blogging for dummies".

Again thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll visit again soon.

Sandy