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September 23rd, 2011 at 01:20 pm

I went to the Dentist yesterday to get my teeth cleaned - spent $78. No exam and no x-rays. They really give you fits when you ask to just have your teeth cleaned and not do the extras.

I stopped at Whole Foods to look around afterwards. Man! that stuff is so expensive, it was very discouraging looking around. I went to another new place called Sunflower Farmer's Market and those prices were much more reasonable, but both stores are fairly far away from me so it would be a sometime shopping experience. I need to get most of my foods closer to home.

My oldest niece called last night and talked for almost 3 hours. We talked theory and philosophy and life - my favorite kinds of conversations. She said I'm the only one in her family who she can have those kinds of conversations with because I've read so many different fields over the years and I'm curious about a lot of different things. Most everyone else doesn't think about those subjects in their everyday lives.

Plus I constantly tell her to be herself, alot of other people in the family always tell her to change to fit their idea of what she should be. Her other grandmother constantly asks her who she's dating and when she's going to have kids. She's way to young to make that the focus of her life and it just irritates her to constantly have to say she's not ready for that lifestyle and may never be. I tell her she needs to do what makes her happy and if that's never getting married or having kids - fine. Either way she has a lot of years before she has to decide on kids or marriage and I think it's smart that she recognizes she's not ready yet. So many young kids fall into that lifestyle without being ready.

Anyways I enjoyed the conversation and wish she had time for more. She's swamped with school work this semester.

I finished reading 2 library books Blood Heat by Maria Lima. Paranormal - very good. And Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn. Sci/Fi - very good.

2 Responses to “Dentist”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Coincidentally I went to the dentist yesterday and requested no exam, no X-rays. I was asked why and I started tearing up. I didn't really want to go to the dentist, but I was called the day before with the info that they had an opening and I hadn't scheduled an appointment when I last visited seven months ago. They assured me my insurance would cover one exam a year. The hygienist bargained that after the cleaning if she saw something she'd go ahead with an exam. I agreed to this. I had no exam nor X-rays but they insisted the next time I go that I have them, which would make two years since my last exam.

  2. baselle Says:

    Yeah, they don't call it Whole Paycheck for nothing. But consider it an amusing data point. Sometimes the seasonal produce can be - while not dirt cheap - reasonable. But there's no way I've bought more than 4 things at a time there.

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