Last week was amazing! After my previous week of dental pain, I spent last week pain free. I've not taken any painkillers since last Sunday morning. I've not been eating on that side of my mouth still, partially because I'm used not to and also because I'm concerned of making the pain come back somehow. However I have to say after a month of pain I'm now in heaven!
I saw the dentist again on Friday for a checkup. My first for almost 3 years, and besides a filling needing replacing (which I was already aware of), plus the other tooth being pulled out, there was nothing else to report. Got to see the hygenist today for a straightforward scale and polish (not much fun) and then the tooth is coming out next week on Thursday. So all in all, not so bad. I feared a lot worse with the rest of my teeth simply because the back tooth has put me in a no-confidence spot. But all fine and dandy.
I spent last week trying to get back into working mode. It wasn't easy after spending 2 weeks off work (kinda). However with the work piling up I had to pull my finger out and get something done. It was all fine until my boss called me on Thursday to complain that the old website was still running on our main domain despite all the other sites being the new ones. This was simply because the designer's gone on holiday for 2-3 weeks so nothing else could be done on the new flash version (yes it's flash, let's not go there!). So with taking a screen shot of the flash, cutting the shot up into individual images and a few hours later, I produced a new website, without flash, but still looking the same However that took up a bulk of my day on Thursday which meant I had to work over the weekend to get another site finished off – a mammoth site that I'm so happy we've almost finished. It's caused me so much stress for the past year.
Business aside, I did manage to get into the garden a bit. Last week I started picking lettuce for some dinners. On friday the wind got up quite a bit and our Gazebo ended up in next door's garden! Luckily I was able to reach over and we managed to pull it back over. It's now tied securely to the house and pinned in where possible! We've got it right outside the backdoor so even if it's bad weather we can still go out to the bins without getting too wet. Plus it'll be nice when the sun is out more permanently as we can always sit under it and have dinner or still BBQ when it's raining. On Saturday I finally managed to pot my Chillis, well some of them. I ran out of pots and compost so only managed 49 plants. I have another 28 to do. I've since learnt that they won't all produce fruit so I need to keep hold of them all a bit longer before I can give any away, just to be sure that we don't keep duds and I don't give any duds away either! However they're all looking fairly happy still since the repotting so fingers crossed I've got a good batch.
And yesterday the sun finally came back out and we got back out on our bikes. We only did a 5 mile ride as it was in the evening. We went down to the Boat Museum, then got onto the cycle track that goes alongside the canal towards Chester. It goes all the way to Chester (about 8 miles) however we only rode for about a mile. We then cycled under the motorway and back through town. Unfortunately the last half of the ride was on a slight uphill gradient which was the killer for me, especially being so unfit! Still, it was a nice evening although a little chilly. We're hoping to go out a couple of times a week and perhaps start to go out for a few hours on a Sunday as I'd love to cycle the canal path all the way to Chester.