So far, April has not been my month. And that's a wee bit of an understatement.
Yesterday I finally started to get some relief from the jaw pain I've been suffering with for two weeks after having routine fillings at the dentist. He said the pain was from the fillings needing adjustment, and I've had to go have them adjusted three times. I believe that any sort of mouth pain is the absolute worst. Nothing can ruin your day like a toothache, and two weeks of a toothache is almost beyond bearing. I certainly hope it continues to feel better, because I'm simply worn out with it. Plodding through the days at work with a deep ache in my jaw made a job I already dislike downright miserable. I also had a long stretch (over a week) without a day off. By the eighth day (yesterday) I was ready to weep at the slightest provocation.
I'm finally off today, and although I was able to sleep in a bit and my jaw feels better, it's not shaping up to be a good day. For one thing, our washing machine finally bit the dust last night. We just replaced the dryer a couple of months ago, and now we have to come up with the cash to buy a washer. My house is an absolute disaster. Every room needs a deep cleaning, since the only housework we've managed to do this week is the very basics (picking up clutter, loading the dishwasher) and I'd be embarrassed if anyone came over. And at the end of the month my mother in law is coming to spend a week with us. And did I mention you could eat off her floors? Yeah, she's that kind of housekeeper. So we've got to get to work to make everything presentable for her visit, pronto.
Then there's the yard. Gregg is banned from mowing, since last year he inhaled some sort of allergen while trying to mow and ended up at the doctor's office with terrible shortness of breath afterwards. Since he only has the one lung, we can't take chances with that sort of thing, so mowing is now my job. Our grass, no lie, is almost knee high right now. We've had lots of rain and warm weather, and it's been growing like mad. I knew it was getting out of control, but with my intense toothache there was no way I was going to tackle the job last week, so today I will pay the price. I've got to get started on it. Our neighbors (most of whom have immaculate lawns) probably hate our guts right now.
So that's been my month. There hasn't been much worth talking about here on the blog for the past couple of weeks. I apologize for coming back with such a whiny, self pitying post. I try to keep the whining to a minimum in my daily life, so I guess I needed to vent. Such is life, I suppose.