05 May 2009

Pow! Pow! Pow!

Look out! Here's more bullet points coming at you:


*I failed to mention in my last update my time at the DMV. Times, I guess I should say. I went last Thursday, before my tooth cleaning appointment, to try and get my Alaska driver's license. Well, I sat there for almost an hour while the same TWO people hogged all the action. I went back later in the day, while the boys were napping, to try again. After sitting there for almost an hour again, my number was finally called and I was told I would have to take the driver's test. Which, by the way, Josh ASSURED me I would NOT have to do, and that getting my license here would be EASY. So, I took the test and promptly failed. They allow you to get four questions wrong, so once you get your fifth wrong answer, it just turns off (it's computerized). Well, it only took me seven questions to get five wrong. Yeah baby! In my defense though most of the questions I got wrong were Alaska specific. So, I left without a license.


*Picking up where we left off now...Wednesday I dropped Josh off at work in the morning, so my mom and I could take the boys to the zoo. After we got home, and I blogged and what's it, Josh texted to say he had found himself a ride home so I wouldn't have to go get him. An hour later or so, he pulled up to the house in my car! Whoo-hoo. Now I just have to get that license thing taken care of.


*Thursday I got my wisdom teeth pulled. The oral surgeon and his assistant were both very nice and I'm assuming everything went smoothly. Afterwards though, things did not go very smoothly. I spent (and this is gross, so skip to the next bullet if you want) the rest of Thursday (literally from the moment I walked in the door until I fell asleep for the night) throwing up blood. It was awful. It took until Friday afternoon before my stomach felt anything close to normal again, and I could contemplate eating. And by eating I mean swallowing since I'm not allowed to chew anything.


*I'm not allowed to chew anything (that was a repeat statement for those who did skip the rest of the last bullet). I go back tomorrow for a follow-up visit, and was told I'm not allowed to chew until then because my top teeth extend a little past my bottom teeth and they're worried I might get food stuck in my holes if I chew. So, it's been a diet of macaroni and cheese, ice cream (tough, I know), yogurt, pudding, and apple sauce for me.


*They let me keep my teeth. They're pretty gross, and I'll post a picture sometime. I have to take it first. When I was asked if I wanted them I very clearly said no. I still got them somehow.


*Sunday, Josh, my mom, and the boys went for a drive. They found a neat little boardwalk area type thing and played with rocks and sand and cigarette butts. They saw a bald eagle and a moose too. It was a beautiful day and they had a great time. I stayed home and napped.


Now, here's a little bit of backstory. There are squirrels living in our house. We hear them constantly chattering, running, climbing, falling, behind the walls and such. We see them running around outside. We see our insulation falling from the roof. Josh has set out traps and such, but they are ninja squirrels and do fall for them. In fact, a trap had actually caught one, but he somehow managed to get out of it. They've figured out how to open the trap, grab the peanuts, and then go on their merry way. Ninjas. Now, here's my last bullet point and closing picture for the day...


*Last night, Josh got two of the squirrels. And by got them I mean, he got out the BB gun and shot them. There are now two fewer squirrels running around out here. The house has been very quiet so far today. We'll see if/how long it lasts. My hero.


Sorry for the blood.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now you are officially an Alaskan! Next step is to snipe unsuspecting moose from a helicopter.

Evan

Ells said...

I love Josh's huge smile of accomplishment in this photo!!

Anonymous said...

You are SO lucky! When I got my wisdom teeth out, I asked to keep them, and they told me I couldn't because it is medical waste. I was so mad. Yeah, maybe it is, but it's MY medical waste and I wanted to keep it!
-Steph

corry said...

haha love the pic of josh. They look brown are they? oh poo on the drivers test good luck and study the alaskan laws :o) get your rest and feel better soon you will eat normaly again i was a mess when i had mine out

Anonymous said...

Beth! I am dying with laughter over here! This is your best post yet, I love it. Josh with the squirrels is priceless. I can't believe they gave you your teeth! I wish I'd gotten to take mine home.

Here's hoping you get some spaghetti or something soon. xoxoxo

Linda

Niki said...

First...I hope you're feeling better with your teeth. I know that couldn't have been fun! Second, I love that your neighbor yelled at you for having a BB Gun, then you used that BB Gun to save your family and home from Ninja squirrels! Hahaahha! Josh looks so proud of his kill! :-)

Ells said...

How is your mouth doing now? Are you back to eating regular stuff or still taking it easy?

I showed my husband your picture of Josh last night and he liked it! Great squirrel hunting Josh!

Sara said...

Jacob wants to know if Josh cooked up those squirrels for dinner?

JStar said...

Hmm, bloody squirrels was not what I was expecting when I read your blog today, but thats ok. It takes a lot for me to get queasy. Anyway, good job Josh! Maybe you should anonymously put the dead squirrels on crazy lady's porch. Hehe. Or is that just un-neighborly? Also, do you have to get an Alaska driver's license when you move there? I've kept my California license the whole time I've been in Oklahoma and I've been fine. Just wondered if Alaska was different.

summer said...

Between your bloody dead squirrel post and Joni's poop post I'm a little weirded out! So glad he's a good shot!

Anna Childress said...

I think squirrel stew is on the list of things you can eat post-wisdom teeth extraction. :-)

Anthony D. said...

Hahahahahahahahhahaa!!! This is awesome! I've always wanted to do that, but I don't think I could get away with it in NJ!