Thursday, November 13, 2014

Surpise at the Dentist

We zipped out of the house today to visit Doctor Doctor and Doctor Mrs - our favorite dentists. We all had cleanings. SURPRISE - I did not have a cleaning. I sat and enjoyed a cup of hot apple cider, read and watched the rain while the kids had their cleanings. Wonderful.

Some may remember our last cleaning unearthed 16 cavities. Today, Nolan had one small one - too small to fix. Of course, they were all filled 6 months ago - but we'll celebrate where we can. LOL

The kids asked for Chick Fil A. It's always been a family tradition to go to Dairy Queen for a shake after visiting the dentist. Yeah, I know.  BUT this one began when I was a child and you can't buck tradition. ::snort::  There were no Dairy Queens in Japan and so the kids adapted. Chick Fil A has much better shakes and so we've begun going there since moving here. The foundation of the tradition - ICE CREAM - is unchanging.  They all enjoyed their chicken meals. I enjoyed an Asian Salad (Chicken on the side).  AND the Chick Fil A sauce - which I need to learn how to make.

Side note - it took me two years as a vegan to realize I should order the meat and cheese on the side and let the family have the extra meat. Now I'm not so irritated to pay $8 for a salad without meat and cheese. LOL

We had planned a trip to Sprouts Farmers Market, but the hot tub was calling and we decided to come home. On the spur of the moment we exited at Lincoln and spent quite a bit of time in Target.

I was glad I'd started soup in the instant pot before we left. I had promised fresh baked bread to go with it....I asked if they wanted rolls or breadsticks and the decision was split.....

That's a whole lotta big blob of dough......

I was glad Stacia is this week's cheery kitchen helper.

Yuuki planted herself at the oven and guarded the baking bread...and whined the whole time.
The bread makes the Veggie Soup tolerable as a dinner. ::wink:: 

I purchased a couple of games at Target. My plan is to use them for discussion starters at dinner. The first one we tried was "Would You Rather." Some felt the choices were far too gross and random....but it did lead to lots of laughter.  Here are the choices we selected.
Because these were too horrendous to consider.
We did just one round of this and tried "Beat the Parents" next. This one has potential for starting some meaningful discussions. The one above has great potential for laughing and a high gross out factor. I admit it. ::wink::
We topped off the wonderful, drizzly day by soaking in the backyard onsen - all of us. Great fun.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Prayer Update - Dom

Thanks to all who have been praying for our great-nephew, Dom.  I went looking for a photo and this is the most recent one I have. It was taken two years ago when we visited CO.

Jamin, Crystal (Dom's mom - our niece), Jared, Dom, Jerome (our nephew)
We have great news! Dom has been moved from ICU and is on a new floor where rehab has begun.

He is opening his eyes, able to respond to questions, and beginning to learn to walk.  The hope is for him to be out of the hospital before Christmas.

His doctor suffered  a spinal cord injury and is a quadriplegic. He has passion and skill to aid in Dom's recovery. God is blessing in the midst of the storm. We asked for a miracle and I believe we are seeing one.

Thanks for your continued prayers for Dom. As I know many are also praying for the health of Michael and his brothers - below is a photo of the three of them from that same trip.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...