So I got my wisdom teeth taken out two days ago, which was a pretty quick and tolerable experience. I seriously have no idea why it took me so long to get it done. Being blessed with the wonderful health and dental insurance I have now, I figured it was time to do some big boy things. What was really funny though was that when the oral surgeon came into the room to introduce himself, I was like "Oh boy, you are very good looking", and since I went with the IV sedation option, I was kind of afraid I'd say something really dumb like the girl in this YouTube video
. Luckily I was informed afterwards that I was very well behaved, which was great, and literally 2 hours after walking into the surgeon's office, I was at Walgreens picking up a couple of prescriptions and very shortly afterwards eating ice cream on my couch and binge watching Scandal.
You'd also be surprised at how much I got done yesterday. I woke up at 4 am after having been knocked out by my pain meds at like 8pm on Friday, and got up, cleared out my closet of clothes that I don't wear/don't fit me, cleaned up the apartment, and then went shopping for some ingredients to make homemade Cream of Chicken soup as well as toilettries for my work travel. Oh, and in an effort to take the elegance of my bedroom up a notch, I bought one of those multiple canvas paintings:
It's a picture from Venice, which I thought was fitting because one of my best friend's from college and I are currently planning a trip to Italy for the fall. I've never been and it's always been a dream. I honestly can't even remember completely why it's always been a dream. My first love was Italian. I took a year of Italian language my freshman year of high school. My mom has been working for an Italian couple for the last 12 years. When I first got diagnosed with high cholesterol, my diet consisted mostly of pasta and salad. Reading Dan Brown's "Inferno" just made me want to visit Florence. I've always loved Greco-Roman history. The list goes on and on.
Anyway, I'm also planning on making the amazing purchase of this really nice canvas painting from IKEA to hang over my bed. I know, I know, IKEA art isn't REAL art, but I'm also not loaded, and I just want my room to have a bit more of a hint of elegance.
In about 2 and a half hours, I have an appointment with my optometrist to make sure that my contacts fit me right before I can place an order for more, which is great because I waited way too long to get a check-up and I ended up wearing my last pair of contacts for about 4 months (they were supposed to be disposed of after 2 weeks). I was told that I had left some scars on my cornea, which really blows, but hey, being a grown-up is a work in progress for me!
Fun things that I've realized this weekend:
I'm about to go on business travel every single week for the next 7 weeks. I'll be in Philly, then Arlington Heights, then Philly, Philly, Boston, Philly, Philly. It's going to be a stressful two months, but you know what? It'll be an adventure. I really have to think about how I can stay/eat healthy during those days. I bought resistance bands that I put in my travel bag, so I need to look up some good resistance band workouts to do from my hotel room. I also really want to buy some almonds and fruit to keep on me at all times, but I don't think they'll fit in my briefcase. Just gotta learn to be smart. I'm also really excited about all the Marriott and Delta points I'm going to rack up. I'll hopefully be bumping up to some new status pretty soon.
Next not-so-fun thing from this weekend: my roommates seriously take no pride in the condition of our apartment. I got up early yesterday and did a thorough cleaning of our apartment and last night they cook dinner and just left everything in the kitchen sink. I'm not their mother. I seriously don't understand why they take no concern in the appearance of the apartment. First of all, I pay a 3rd of their rent and I'm not here more than 50% of the time, so they're getting a pretty sweet deal. You'd think they'd try to take better care of such an elegant and modern apartment. I'm moving in with another co-worker in July/August and I just saw openings in this very same apartment complex at a reasonable price when my lease ends. She said she'd be willing to just sign-up for one, so hopefully I get confirmation from her soon so we can jump on this. I look forward to us having a gorgeously, well kept apartment.
Until next time,