Okay, I’m going to make this quick. It might be the caffeine talking because I’ve been feeling jittery, like I’m walking on a wire. Maybe I’ve been having too much coffee lately, trying to stave off the tiredness. So excuse me if I start talking in bullet points.
I haven’t been sleeping well this week, probably have something to do with the weather. We are in the middle of a drought. The sky wants to rain, I can tell, with the humidity ramping up and the stickiness I feel after a shower. It did rain, fortunately, and though it was for only 20 minutes, it was still something. Something tells me nature will find a way to correct itself.
I went to the orthodontist this week to get an evaluation for my teeth. For the past few years, my upper gums have been getting on and off inflammation because when my previous orthodontist removed my braces, he failed to mention he left two chains inside my gums.
I’m getting an evaluation from an oral surgeon this upcoming week. It looks like a major surgery is in my future – the extraction of the 12 teeth that are stuck in my gums. Who knows how much that’ll cost.
On the same day, the orthodontist provided me an estimate for braces. Looks like I’m going to have to have braces again.
Braces sucks, did I mention that?
This time, I’ll have to pay all of it out of pocket. The number wasn’t what I thought though, it was actually lower but then that’s only for braces, what about the surgery and the stuff I have to do after braces? I’ve been pondering on whether to do it. If I don’t, I’ll have infected gum for the rest of my life, if I do, who knows what it will cost me?
I recently did another DNA test, hoping to get a different result for my genetic makeup. There was a sale for the 23andMe DNA + Health kit on Amazon prime day. The results looks a lot more detailed and different than the one I did with Ancestry. Ancestry said I’m 100% Chinese while 23andMe said I’m
- 49% Chinese
- 38% Southeast Asian
- 10% Chinese Dai
- 3% Vietnamese
How different is that?!
On my blog, I often mention I’m never lonely when I’m alone but this week, I’ve been feeling lonelier than ever. It’s not the “having no one to talk to” part that’s making me lonely, it’s the “it’s like living alone without the freedom of living alone”, if you get what I mean.
Mom doesn’t talk to me anymore.
She has sunk deeper and deeper into the YouTube universe. There’s not a moment of the day when she’s not watching something on YouTube. YouTube is playing 24/7 and before you ask, yes, she even takes it into the bathroom for shower. The only times YouTube isn’t playing are when she’s driving and out and about.
I told her friend about this who visited two weeks before and her friend was shocked and felt a little sorry I had to tolerate that.
Sleeping next to her one night in our cabin in West Yellowstone, she freaked out because the room’s wi-fi was lagging, causing the video to stop. It was the middle of the night and took me a long time to fall asleep after that.
It seems now, all I’m allowed to say is “what are we having for dinner?” All the other times when I’m trying to start a conversation, she’d say, “Don’t talk to me,” or “shut up.” It looks like as always, the only person I can count on is myself.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.