the old year ended

 a whimper 
an ouch
 an oy

 sometime over the weekend 
a sort of soreness 
when i chewed
a full blown
 throbbing mess

 oh yeah

 i also over did
 the wine 
on new year's eve 
a fabulous malbec 
my friend kate brought us

 i couldn't
eat much
 all day
 wine on an empty tummy isnt a good idea
 add cheese to that 
you're looking at 
it wasnt pretty

 i did call the dentist on monday morning

 due to only one doctor being in
it being a holiday eve
 i had to wait 

 my appointment is for 8:45 a.m. this morning
 i love my periodontist
  he gives good gas 
relieves pain
 plays soothing music
 i recline
 drugged to perfection
 in a lounging sort of dental chair

i am going to be thinking of this image
of trees
 in central park
 as he works his magic
 all the ouch
 go away

a redeux of new year's eve
is needed


  1. awww! what a way to start the new year - it could only mean that this is a good omen for a great year.
    & that is a great image to get you through the ouch Oy whimper.
    Happy New Year dear Daryl & feel better too.
    : )

  2. Quel Nightmare! And over THE holiday! Oy indeed. Oh Honey, your year is gonna be BUTTAH after this start, I just know it!

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  3. II love the light in the trees...
    Happy New Year Daryl !


  4. Ugh, that's no fun at all. Hope you're feeling better soon!

    I'll think of you when I finally force myself to make the dentist appointment I need that I've been putting off because I don't want to be told that I have a cavity that needs filling...

  5. Good gas is the only kind of gas to have/receive.

    Love those water towers in your cover photo - cannot imagine being in the place to capture all of them. (Pretty sure I'd be adominishing people to stand back from the edge though...)

    Tonight on a movie I saw someone making coffee, and they were scooping from a Zabar's bag. If there is any question, Zabars is my new boyfriend.

    (I bought a bag of beans and have been enjoying them these past few mornings. Also, I LOVE Zabars.)


  6. Your photograph could have been taken here in Coventry. Similar scene around here. Hope the dentist visit went remind me I must make an appointment :).

  7. oh dear..hope your periodontist can quickly relieve your pain..and hate that you've had to spend time in pain.
    love the photos!

  8. nice winter sky...but drinking on an empty stomach no

    Happy New Year!

  9. Not a good start to the new year but hopefully the problem will be quickly resolved. I started the new year with a hacking cough and felt really rough, however thanks to the miracle that is echinacea and Pholcodeine linctus I'm feeling better already. x

  10. Oy, toothache is the worst..but look on the bright get the good gas haha!!

  11. Just think, you've gotten all the unpleasantries of the year taken care of in just two days. :) Happy New Year, and I hope you're feeling better by now.

  12. Oh you poor girl! I hope that toothache is gone after your appointment. There is always another bottle of wine to enjoy when you feel better.

  13. awww that sucks... glad it is all taken care of now. I realise i have been a HORRID blogger in the last year so I have no clue when you put the water tower header up but I FREAKIN LOVE it! Hubby and I were talking about you and your watertowers this weekend... week... hell sometime over the "holidays"
    Happy new year cant wait to see what all your camera catches in the coming year!
    love ya.

  14. Yikes! Well .... I hope the rest of the week goes a bit more smoothly. I like the idea of thinking about that tree image at the dentist and just might try that the next time I visit mine.

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  16. Ouch!
    Not a good way to end the year, but hopefully you are on the mend now, and had a good time (the gas) getting there.
    Better living through chemistry!
    Feel better.

  17. Ahh!! Sorry. It only gets better from here though

  18. Hope you feel better very very soon! I hate the friend's husband is an oral surgeon and he's the nicest guy. Hope the rest of your week goes well !!

    NYC Style and a little Cannoli

  19. Daryl, oh I do hope your feeling better. I hate tooth aches! With a passion! I also think the same way about the dentist!
    How come these things always happen in the middle of the holidays! What a pain!
    But good gas is good!

  20. yikes! sorry to hear NYE was such a bust and so painful. i hope by now you are feeling right as rain.

  21. I hope your tooth is now in tip top shape. And that you feel ever so much better after all that ~

  22. Oh so sorry, Daryl! Hope you and your mouth feel wonderful very soon!

  23. Yikes! Hope you soon are feeling back to your joyful self!! Dentists are not my friends.

    Happy New Year!

  24. OMG! Teeth are like feet...when they hurt, everything hurts. I hope tomorrow is a better day. And I do like that idea re. thinking of your photo while you're sitting there. I'll have to remember that the next time in the chair.

  25. Ouch! I hate that you started the new year that way! Maybe that's the worst of it and the rest is uphill. Beautiful photo to focus on! (P.S I love malbec. What was this one?)

  26. Sorry to hear that you were in such pain, Daryl...Hope you feel better now & that your situation is resolved...May the rest of 2013 be much, much better & happier for you & your loved ones!

  27. I hope you are feeling better by now. Our son had his first touch of the gas at the dentist this week and he liked it, a lot.

  28. sorry about it! i hope you're okay now. don't worry! 2013 will be much happier and better for you! :)

    here. **Rebecca **

  29. There is nothing quite so precious as a good dentist/periodontist that one loves and trusts! Hope all is well by now!