Tuesday, July 08, 2008

July, You've Lost Your Charm.


Well, my affection for July has officially ended. It's over 100 degrees outside. When I'd rather be at the air conditioned dentist office than at home sweltering, it's gotta be pretty bad. Actually, I have to admit that I don't mind going to my dentist. They give you a hand paraffin wrap while they're cleaning your teeth. Soft hands and smooth teeth, what more can you ask? Ever heard of Spa Dentistry? Well, it helps take the stress off of going to the dentist when you're pampered while they're torturing your gums. In addition to the paraffin treatment, they also offer a lavender shoulder and neck wrap. I don't like lavender so I declined. And if you're in for a longer appointment, you can watch DVD's or listen to music, or receive a warm or cold eye relaxation mask, or even sit on a massage mat. It may sound shi-shi...ok, it is. But it's Worth It. Love my dentist.

We spent the 4th of July with the parentals and my youngest SIL.
Not the greatest photo but it'll do. I've said this before, I'll say it again: My Mother-in-law is the best cook ever! She made baby back ribs, oven-fried potatoes, corn on the cob, a fresh green salad. And homemade strawberry ice cream for dessert!
These are flowers on a tree that's blooming in my MIL's yard. They kinda look like fireworks, don't they?

Afterwards we headed to the hideaway and stayed till Monday. Puttered back to the bay area, car troubles. Again. But since we were late coming home, we got to see this crazy sunset as we got back into town.Smokey skies. Those wildfires you may have heard about? Nasty buggers. But the sunsets are beautiful.


rosemary said...

I'd fire July too, but then that would make it one month closer to winter. i'll tough it out. Love ice cream....if it is home made i don't care what flavor.

Anonymous said...

wow, are you serious? about the dentist office? that is a great idea, you know how i've felt about going to the dentist! would avoid for years... now i go every 6 months, and guess what? i don't need major work done, what a concept! (rolling my eyes) still, i would LOVE to be pampered whilst there! that's awesome!!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving July! It's 75 and beautiful here. :-) - v

Ginnie said...

I do not do HOT well either, Mad, so I can commiserate with you! You had a fabulous 4th, I can tell. Good for you.

Tim Rice said...

Homemade strawberry icecream! That must have been good. Can you pass some to me over the Net? ;)

Anonymous said...

Minus the heat your 4th sounds perfect. I love "homemade" everything and your mil sounds like a dream.
Glad you had a great day!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I gotta tell you, I thought I was getting the treatment when they gave me a blanket and sunglasses; but a paraffin dip and DVDs. . . now I'm jealous.

And that meal sounds incredible.

(Sorry about the car troubles.)

susan d said...

I wish this dental concept would come to my town!

paris parfait said...

Lovely photos. And I'm all for anything that makes going to the dentist less scary.