Failure to show

Now, for any of us, not showing up to a dental appointment would be incredibly stupid. Especially if it didn’t cost you anything. After all, unless you are on active duty or eligible for the VA, exactly how many of us can claim that we don’t have to pay for our dental care. OTOH, not having to pay is probably exactly why several people failed to show up for their tooth cleaning this morning at the SFVA. All to my benefit since all I had scheduled was an exam. When others failed to show up for their appointments, the hygienist slid me into the slots and I was able to accomplish a complete (oh, how I hate some one poking around in my mouth) cleaning in one go.

Other than that – we did the dinner thing out followed by cake at home

birthday cake from Massa

It was lemon meringue and incredible.


the birthday girl


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
This entry was posted in family, Medical. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Failure to show

  1. Alison says:

    Man does that look good! A celebration indeed!

  2. Pat says:

    The cake and the birthday girl are both beautiful.

    Dental stuff less so. Lol!

  3. Vicki says:

    I understand the whole dental appointment thing. Cake is very pretty.

  4. Cat says:

    You saved me some cake I hope?

  5. Isobel says:

    She’s gorgeous as is the cake.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.