I had an email from DD first thing this morning. She was so sweet. She said she understands my point of view, and she's willing to make a plan. But she just wants me to appreciate that it's such a short trip, she won't have a lot of time. She wants to see her friends, too.
I can appreciate that she's trying to establish a relationship with a young man who is going be an hour or so from here when she comes. He's the kind of person I should be happy she's with.
I decided that when moms are no longer in a care-taking role, they want to know that their kids still want to be with them, even though mom isn't driving them everywhere, doing the cooking, and giving them money. She's way busier than I am, has a lot going on. Whereas I'm feeling the empty nest.
Okay - the root canal. I'm celebrating because I didn't have to get one! The dentist looked over the x-ray again, decided to take a more conservative route. She was going to do the root canal before putting on a crown - for aesthetics. Since the tooth was still vital, didn't have any decay and there was plenty of tooth to work with, she decided not to put me through all that. So she's doing a "porcelein overlay" instead. For aesthetics.
I can't believe it. I am so grateful. So instead of doing a root canal today, the dentist started prepping for another crown that I needed. I can deal with that.