Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Times They Are a Changin'

Katie arrived Wednesday night. In a few hours, we'll be off to the Missouri wine country (who knew?) for my nephew's wedding. We're driving Mom and Dad and ferrying the flowers. Should be fun.

Thursday night we had dinner with Mom and Dad at a local restaurant. Dad was sitting directly across from me, and several times I noticed a slight glint from one of his teeth. I leaned across the table and looked carefully.

"Dad, I think something is wrong with one of your lower teeth," I said.

"Yes," he sighed. "The tooth has worn away and the metal post from the root canal is showing through."

"Does it hurt?"

"Not really."

"Can they fix it?"

"Why? I'm wearing out all over. It will last as long as I do."

***

Katie and I went dress shopping the first afternoon she was here. We had Teagan with us, so we traded off trying on/tending Teagan. By the time we finished, Teagan was hungry and shrieking. I handed the dress I was buying to Katie and started digging through the stuff in the stroller for my purse.

"I'll get it, Mom," Katie said.

"Thanks. I'll get cash and pay you back when we get Teagan settled," I answered.

"That's ok. You've bought me hundreds of dresses. I can buy you one."


Is that Bob Dylan I hear singing?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

you have arrived . . . ;)

enjoy the weekend!

Jana

kario said...

Bitter
Sweet.

Love.

Anonymous said...

what kind of Teagen schedule do you have, exactly?

fullsoulahead.com said...

Very cool Katie picking up your dress tab. Love to you around your Dad. xo

Deb Shucka said...

The season shifts, but love is the constant wind from one to the next.

Carrie Link said...

Oh, wow about the tooth...

Love that Katie bought you the dress. NECBM of that!

luckyzmom said...

What a wonderful Mom and Grandmom you are!!!!