The week since my last post seemed to fly by.
I went to the orthodontist for the final stage of prep. Instead of making impressions of my teeth, they used a wand-like digital camera/scanner to take what seemed like 100 images from every possible angle. The result was a remarkable 3D computer image of my teeth which will be used to design and create my aligners. I should have them in about two weeks.
I went to the dermatologist to see what can be done about my various skin complaints.
Unfortunately, these appointments turned out to be ill-timed. Work was especially hectic due to some last-minute scheduling tasks and two sets of budget deadlines. After losing a few work hours to the appointments, I felt rushed and a bit overwhelmed all week. But I didn't miss any critical deadlines, and by Friday afternoon I had once again wrestled the Monstrous Workload Beast into submission.
I picked up the new bathroom vanity that I ordered a couple weeks ago. That was quite an ordeal! It was too heavy for me to lift into my car... if it would even fit through the car door. A very nice customer insisted on helping, and he and the stock clerk together were able to maneuver it into my car. I drove home fearing I'd never get it out of the car. But I didn't have to lift it up, just pull it out and control its descent to the ground. I was BARELY strong enough to do that and then carry it into the house.
I took advantage of cloud cover yesterday afternoon to do some yard work. I trimmed back the gigantic metropolis of irises that was spilling over into my neighbors' driveway. Just as I was finishing, I felt a jolt of pain in my lower back. UGH! I swear I am cursed... everything I do to my yard turns into a disaster. I must be the only person on the planet who can hurt her back cutting flowers. :P
I made my way to the grocery store to get an ice pack. Hobbling down the aisle, I was surprised to hear "Walk Away" by The Sisters of Mercy start playing. The store has recently begun piping in music I quite like; mostly '80s and early '90s, which causes me to feel old but does make shopping more enjoyable. I've heard The Cure there... but The Sisters of Mercy!? :D
I wanted to paint the bathroom today, but my back still hurts. I'm not sure if I'll be able to accomplish much.