No Wisdom Teeth for Christmas

My boyfriend got his wisdom teeth out today. All four of them. They were coming out forward instead of upward so the procedure was a bit more difficult.  And they had fully grown in 3 years ago.

Before me he hadn’t even heard of wisdom teeth, I’m glad I was able to convince him to get them out, his teeth sadly on the bottom have already been crowded together and it’s too late to fix without braces.  Being a student, no one has the time or money for that.

An hour later the extraction was complete, and I met him in recovery.

Recovery was 2 and a half hours, 2 hours longer then everyone else.

He had excess bleeding and had to go back in and get more stitches on his left side, which was already feeling pain and swelling.

Because he was 2 hours over in recovery, he’s 2 hours behind and I don’t think he will be eating solids by tomorrow.

Care is time consuming. Advil every 3 hours, T3 every 4, anti-nausea 3x a day. Soft foods that aren’t hot. Sitting up straight AND today is laundry day. Poor thing.

I’m sure almost everyone can empathize.

The nurse say’s his worst day will be Christmas.  I’m glad I could get today and tomorrow off work to help him through this!

Have a happy holiday everyone! and remember someone always has it worse 😛 🙂

Everything’s solved — Now for Christmas!

Christmas came early thanks to my darling boyfriend.

He bought me a wallet that had caught my eye a couple months ago as well as a Pig Rabbit (from a Korean drama). His name is PR for Pot Roast.  We’re also going to be spending Christmas making a ginger bread house :).

The family problem was resolved, the comment was correct, he was misunderstood, he’s clarified now that I am in fact not just family but immediate family. He felt as though he didn’t need to specify.

And my dear love is having oral surgery on the 23rd. While his birthday is on the 25th (yes Christmas day).  So it will just be the two of us, sharing hot drinks watching good old fashioned Christmas movies.

I bought him a pair of boots for those harsh cold winter days on campus as well as a pair of Jordan’s because he plays a lot of basketball. And to be clever I’m going to stuff them like stockings with a gift card, red envelope, home made coupons, pair of socks and his favourite chocolates.  Each pair of shoes for a separate celebration.

He’s always lived with a big family, so he’s never received a present for himself, always sharing clothes, game systems, new toys, shoes! (even if they were 2 sizes too big)  So I thought I’d give him something only he could use/wear.

I put so much thought behind these presents I do hope he enjoy’s them.

Did anyone else have any eureka moments and got creative this Christmas?

What are your Christmas plans?Image

Solution to Santa

I hated Christmas as a child.

Only now have I grown to love it.

I had a restless sleep the other night and in a haze I thought of a problem to solve all of childhoods misfortunes around Christmas.

A new story that I would love to tell my children and keep their spirits bright.

The issue in my family was my father: who said Santa was real, and my mother who by religion: disagreed.

I’ve decided to solve this problem by one little tale:

We all know St. Nick was a real man and I mean, being a human he would have died long ago.  Yet, before he died, he gave a gift to every person alive, young and old– and that present was the spirit of Christmas.  And that is why every person gives and receives presents — because everyone has this Santa magic inside of them.  And the men in malls dressed up as Santa are helping doing their part keeping holiday spirit.

Therefore Santa is real, the spirit is alive, and every child has their own Santa magic to be proud of.

So tell me what you think, if you have any ideas or insights toward my possible solution to the problem that is “Santa’s being”.