It's been a long while since I last wrote here... Life has been keeping me busy, between my FIL drama (house sale, court case and him in general), every day life that just can't be smooth sailing all the way, and this damn Covid pandemic and covidiots are not really getting (any) better... life is taking its tole on me, I guess... I did manage to spend some quality time with my mother. Drove 1,300 km with her, helped her reconcile with one of her brothers, even did so ourselves to a certain extend. There is something to be said to being locked up in a card for six plus hours at the time... we had time to talk, let's say! I feel (more) at peace with her, and that's a good thing.
Also celebrated a wedding anniversary (our 21st!) by taking a little road trip to Québec City with Hubby and staying there three nights. We stayed right in Old Québec, great location, parked the car once and walked around the rest of the time. We happened to be there along with a friggin' heat wave and oh so humid! Neither one of us could remember sweating this much without ANY training involved, it was hot! Because of the pandemic, every stores and restaurants were short staff, and it showed. It was our first time out really in almost two years, especially to restaurants. The hotel where we stayed, Le Priori, was nice, but I must say that for the price (over $300/night, with breakfast) I was somewhat disappointed.
The room was nice, and we both enjoyed it, but given its shape, a long room, the wall mounted AC unit wasn't enough so there was another (floor) unit at the other end of the room, which turned out to be by the headboard of the bed. That thing had a compressor, a loud compressor, that woke me almost every fucking time it turned on. The first night was the worst, I would jump in bed. The other nights, I guess that all my walking around in the heat made me more tired and I would still wake up but not jumped as much. The real disappointing thing was the breakfast. We got a cardboard box delivered to our room, containing a yogurt, a hard boiled egg, a piece of cheese, an apple, a little bread and three bite size pastries, with a tea or coffee. For three days in a row. Because of Covid? Really? Almost all restaurants around there were opened, so why couldn't they serve breakfast, have it catered or something, rather than these airplane meals lookalike? Oh, and we had no maid services. We would have to put our towels in a bag by the door and someone would pick it up and return it with fresh ones. We made our own bed, and took out our dirty dishes. I understand the Covid issues, but then if they can't offer the services they charge us for they should review their prices accordingly. The location was great, but NOT worth the price we paid for what we got. Still happy I went, it was a nice change of scenery and I must say, to my surprise, I enjoyed Québec City.
Health wise, it's been interesting. Had a tooth ache a while back, saw my dentist (in April) and she referred me to an endodontist, which I managed to see in July! Talk about emergency! Anyway... After special xrays, I was told I had an infection at the root of a tooth which had a root canal years ago and a crown. He said he would have to redo the root canal but didn't have to remove my crown, he could go through it. My appointment was scheduled for end of August. It wasn't a pleasant treatment, at one point he pushed hard and actually poke at my sinus. Not pleasant at all. But what was worst was after... man oh man, did it hurt. I was on antibiotics and pain killers for over a week. When that started to feel better, I started having issues with an UTI. Another round of antibiotics, but that worked fast, thank God! Over a week ago I went back to the endodontist for him to finish off the treatment, close up everything. I was still feeling something so he decided to be cautious and re-cleaned it all and would see me in a few more weeks, just to be sure. I was to be expecting some discomfort, but was I in for a treat! Worst pain ever! More painkillers and as of three days ago back on another antibiotics, this one Cortisone based. Happy to write that it seems to be doing the trick. No more pain! It is unbelievable how toothache hurts and affects everything from mood, patience, and everything else. I'm a little concerned how it will actually be post the next (and final, hopefully!) treatment. I guess time will tell...
Yesterday I watch a movie/documentary called: In and Of Itself with/by Derek DelGaudio.
Wow! I laughed, I cried and I will watch it again. Do yourself a favor, take an hour and a half, and watch it.
Maybe I'm going through an existentialist moment, but this illusionist touched me... Or maybe it is because it touched something in me that rings so true, like that I'm not only what you see, but also many other things that you will never see... Trust me, watch it, you won't regret it.