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12/14/19

Saturday, December 14, 2019

On Monday, I got a call from my dentist's office; I don't owe them the $260 after all! :) My permanent crown still hasn't arrived, though, so I am still dealing with having a temporary crown. :( Oh well.

Wednesday was my work's annual Christmas party. We worked until 11:45 am, and then ate a buffet lunch at the swanky Millenium Biltmore Hotel across the street. Then we got to go home early. :D Here's a picture of me at the party:



Yesterday was my day off, and I hung out with my best friend Denise. We ate Thai food for lunch, went shopping, watched a few Christmas movies, ate takeout for dinner, listened to Christmas music, and did some research on our vacation to Hawaii next year. :) It has always been a lifelong dream of mine to go to Hawaii!

My eye's bruising is getting slowly better, but the swelling is still a problem. :( The crease is still too high, and I'm worried that my eyes will be uneven for the rest of my life! :( My doctor said that the crease should get smaller as the swelling goes down, so I am still holding onto hope. He said that the swelling should go down by our next appointment, which is in 2 weeks. I guess I'll just have to wait.

I have realized something about Los Angeles...only the rich are able to live alone, and everyone else has to live with roommates. :( Even though I got my 2nd promotion a few months ago, I am still unable to rent even a studio apartment here. :( Oh well--I'd rather live with roommates, and be able to eat out, go on vacations, and save, then live alone, and live paycheck to paycheck. Denise is still looking for a house.

I am trying not to buy so much junk food. I used to drink soda every day, but now only drink water, milk, or juice (1 cup per day). I drink soda only as a treat now, which I think is progress! :)
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  • RASPBERRY56
    Yeah, all over the country it's getting close to impossible to live solo......and yet American culture pretty much insists on it (you don't see multi-generational families sharing spaces here as much as in other parts of the world)......
    31 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    That's a cute picture of you at the party!!! emoticon I hope the swelling on your eye lid goes down by your next appointment. emoticon
    31 days ago
  • PELESJEWEL
    That’s a cute pic of you at your Christmas party!! You are so right about LA! I worked/lived in LA 3xs in my career. First 2 times had to have roomies, 3rd time, I was able to afford a cool apartment in Belmont Shores, Long Beach. I love LA tough, the food, sun, surf, cultural diversity. If you have any questions about Hawaii, don’t hesitate to ask, I’m an island girl, grew up in Honolulu.

    emoticon Happy Holidays,
    32 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/17/2019 12:53:37 AM
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    I can see the difference you were looking for in your eye surgery even though you have swelling. And you look beautiful at the party!
    32 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    I hope you have a fun time planning your trip to Hawaii!

    Sometimes it's hard to wait patiently for things to change. But keep the faith!
    33 days ago
  • JRDUPREE
    You have a fun vacation planned ~ I love Hawaii! My husband and I went to the big island a few years back and had the best time. Playing with the dolphins was one of my favorite parts - so many fun adventures to be had in paradise emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    34 days ago
  • AZMOMXTWO
    Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. Henri Nouwen

    34 days ago
  • LITTLEWIND53
    Have you looked into Tiny House living? It's not something I could do, but a lot of people do it for a few years.... Some people love it, others, not so much. Good luck to you.

    Sounds like a great day on Wednesday, and again on Friday. All the best to you....
    34 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Yes, you are making good progress. Your photo is very cute!!
    34 days ago
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    34 days ago
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