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! :)