Friday, 20 January 2012

A sort of half day...

Strange colour.....it's navy red and white really!
 Here's a couple of cards from the first workshop that I half conducted this year.  Lemme explain:  on a Thursday there's a workshop in the morning that repeats in the evening. In between, I generally have a late lunch with Mr Dunnit and faff around the house getting not much done. I know, that's a shocker.  Often I come home and because I've spent the morning watching other people make cards,I feel quite inspired to get stuck in.  But that wears off really quickly when I realise that my guillotine is in my tote, at the shop, waiting for the evening re-run.  Oh well, I'll manage.  Just die cut some...oh, can't..the die I want to use is also in my tote...you get the picture.  So I've learned to sort laundry or do a bit of baking after the morning workshop..not such a mojo killer as not having your stuff to hand.  Yesterday I discovered why it's such a good idea to leave the stuff at the shop.  I squeezed in ANOTHER dental appointment in the afternoon.  He really hurt me...took the offending (and expensive!) problem out. So I wasnt able to go back to conduct the workshop...I was still shaking at tea time.  And I'm not even scared of dentistry....just my age showing I guess!  Shopkeeper Gal stepped up and did it instead of letting the gals down, how nice of her.  So, I just need a couple of days to get over the feeling that someone smashed my jaw with a brick, the feeling that I now have a 6 foot deep hole in my jaw, the feeling that the three lots of treatment that I paid for prior to yesterday were a complete waste of money and that the dentist knew that, and then of course, the galling feeling of shelling out £47 to be so bruised.  And then I'll be back at the front of the line, supporting and believing in the NHS as I thoroughly do.  Miss Dunnit and I worked out that this treatment may well have cost over 900 dollars in the US.  Well, I would have had to suffer, no doubt.  And you would have been hearing about it. No doubt!
Have a lovely weekend.  Off to create delightful supper involving mashed potato!

35 comments:

Cardarian said...

Oh Julia it is always fun to read your posts - this one reminded me of a very similar experience that cost me 200 Euros! Ahhh!!! At least you get to have some nice mashed potatoes! I love them!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Cardarian said...

BTW - the cards are lovely!

inkypinkycraft said...

Poor you and sorry but youmade me smile!hope your mash is ok?!

Annie said...

Ouch. Poor you. I'm really not a dentist lover so you have my full sympathy.
Hugs,
A x

JoZart said...

Ooooh! Ouch! Poor you and through it all you managed to produce such lovely cards. I have every sympathy especially as I've got it all to look forward to. UGH!
Put a bit of mustard, mayo or both in the mash and plenty of best butter and it will be a feast!
Love JoZarty x

famfa said...

What a nightmare. Poor you. Love the card. So very British.

misteejay said...

Enjoy your mash. Perhaps you can puree some other stuff to go with?

Hope it eases quickly.

Big hugs
Toni xx

Sarah said...

Despite many shortcomings, my Belgian hubby is always amazed by the NHS and dental costs over here as opposed to Europe, let alone the US. Sounds grim and pain is pain, so no need to feel like a let down at all. Indulge in the mash...followed by Panecotte and cream.
And I totally LURVE that first card - a very metro city look!

505whimsygirl said...

Julia,

I hope you recover from your dentist procedure. I'm not crazy about going but I do. I just think of all the other "things" I could do with that money.... oh well.

I love mashed potatoes!!!

Hugs,
Kay

Jacqueline said...

OMG !! DENTISTS * quakes in total terror * !
You are soooo brave!!

Hope you'll be feeling better soon.

LOVE that watch card! :D

Take care

Jackie x

Angie said...

I was sqirming just reading your post ....I have a real phobia of dentists ...I have to be in agony for days and have taken Valium, before I set foot in one.
Love the 'seize the moment'card xx

Kirsty.a said...

Hope you're feeling better

Angie said...

oops ...DAY

MaggieC said...

Poor you, that is not nice. My favourite after dentist meal is a large bowl of mashed potato mixed with cheese - smooth, tasty but no chewing. Hope you soon feel much better. xx extra hugs Maggie

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Gorgeous cards. Oh portabello road how I love you...

Anyway the tooth, I am sending deepest sympathy. My cure is nip to Tescos and get a large tub of cookies and cream hagen daz. It might not cure you but it made me feel a hell of a lot better.

If you need anything just shout x x x

Bella said...

Made my jaw ache just reading it! We pay through the nose here for dentistry. At least mine is good and hopefully would not take me for a ride in prior appointments only to take the tooth out!

Helen said...

I do have a phobia of the dentist and a mouth full of holes - much to my shame. Need a lot of work done and won't get it done (can't afford it either!) silly me... however, love your cards and hope the mash is tasty!

Annie Smith said...

Your poor poor mouth and pocket book! I am a complete baby with all things medical, they would have had to put me under. :) You are such a brave one.

Anne said...

Really feel for you re tooth. I have made 4 visits so far since Thurs before xmas. Hoping next week will be final apointment for a while (long while) apart from all the torture I will also be £204 worse off. Could have bought some lovely crafty stuff!!!! Anne x

fairy thoughts said...

Wow 2 cards finished and on the blog, great stuff. . . . Ouch your poor jaw, to think we pay to be beaten, hope it is better soon. Mashed potato? shouldn't it be yummy ice cream or chocolate at least. . . enjoy
janet

May said...

Poor you ouch!!!, hope you enjoy your mash, love the card, Hugs May x x x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Only $900 in the US? You were planning on having good dental coverage here, then? My newest dental plan is a passport so I can cross the border into Mexico. Aiy. I feel for you though. I'm going to the US dentist on Monday to see what he has to say for himself and depending on the treatment options it may well be time to dust off the passport. I hope you get over feeling bruised and battered soon!

sandee said...

ouch! Hoping your feeling better!

Claireliz said...

Those are fab Julia.
C
xx

Doone said...

I do hope you have recovered, both from having to do housework, and being the victim of brutal dentistry.

I take codeine before during and after now (for check ups)
anything that requires the use of more that a mirror and the pokey stick I insist on full general anesthetic... so I'm a wooz

but I will not suffer...no sirree...if I wasn't adored by a younger (than me) man I'd have done the decent thing and resorted to a set of falsies by now...

and I suspect more and more 'cosmetic' procedures will acquire a fee - watch the nhs/private vacuum start to fill with business men.

have you revealed the knicker patch logo yet?

surely that's a weds job?

keeping my eyes peeled so I'm not behind the news...
dx

Morti said...

Oh my - poor you! I have a great deal of empathy having spent an awful lot of money on what is now technically a half empty mouth with a lot of crowns.

These days the NHS dentists have to do everything they can to try and save a tooth before resorting to extraction - can't put it back in and implants are astronomical in price.

I used to have a dental phobia - but am cured now, and have a fantastic NHS dentist. Three years in France cured me - where my dentist was also her own nurse and receptionist, and very sweet....

Scrapcat 1 said...

sorry to hear you had a hard time at the dentist but I hope you are feeling much better soon.

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the card!! Hate dentists lol.

SAP decision makers list said...

Good story, but you don't seem to be a strange color, rather you say a strange seen as been created.

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm glad you managed to get them take it out in the end. Teeth are such buggers - a bugger when they come and a bugger when they go (as my Mother says).

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, I thought I'd commented before but my finger slipped and goodness knows what happened. The gist of what I lost was that I have a major dentist phobia, caused years ago by a brutal dentist, and I'm presently trying to pluck up the courage and raise a mortgage for a root canal job ... cost of this torture £500!!! Hope you've recovered completely by now. Elizabeth x

Victoria said...

Love that clock card!

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