I am stuck at home at the moment, healing from a tooth extraction. How many of you fear the dentist? Me, I am deathly afraid. After watching a very traumatic experience that my mom had to go through when I was young, I decided to avoid the dentist at all costs. As children we were given free dental checkups and services in school but after secondary school I have not gone for a checkup until 5 years ago when I had the worst toothache. It kept me up the whole night and when I managed to see the dentist the next morning it was such a relief to get rid of the pain. I swore I would visit the dentist regularly but (hides face) I didn't.
Well about more than 2 weeks ago I broke part of my tooth. I lasted about a week before I made myself go to the dentist. The sharp edge was rubbing my tongue and I was talking funny. The tooth was badly decayed and had to come out. I was so scared! I made another appointment to have it out on Monday and so for the previous few days I have been pigging out.
Sunset Way has bakery gems I tell you. Drips Bakery has the nicest tarts and I just couldn't resist buying one.
Right opposite, Balmoral Bakery has been serving up the bet traditional cream cakes since 1965. I have a fondness for the vanilla cream cakes whereas hubs love the coffee cream cakes. Best eaten straight away, these cakes are soft and fluffy and the cream just enough for it not to be cloying.
Hubs had been trying his hand at baking meats in our little toaster oven. This time round we baked pork with potatoes, squash, carrots and tomatoes.
This was what I prepared for work lunch for the next few days. Spinach and minced meat pasta with cheddar cheese ready to go into the oven. I love my pasta!
So as I was saying, I was a total baby at the dentist yesterday. For one whole week I was freaking out about my impending "doom". Guess what it took less than 5 minutes to take that offending tooth out. The dentist was really kind, he numbed the area with cream before even injecting me so I felt very little. You cannot imagine my relief when I felt my tooth come out. All that freaking out for that. Gee I am embarassed. I am going to hide in shame right now. Have a good weekend people!