Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

adventures in dental work and wooded trails

The weather turned more pleasant all week. On Wednesday and Thursday it was warmer and breezy. Thursday afternoon I left work early. to head to my dentist. I had one last wisdom tooth in need of removal. Fortunately it was not impacted, but it was chipped.

Thursday at lunch I walked in Breckinridge Park. I saw a Red-Shouldered Hawk perched in a tree.

I arrived in time for my 4 p.m. appointment. By 4:30 p.m. it was done. I felt nothing when it was done. I went home with gauze and a prescription. I walked a bit on the way home on the Chisholm Trail. I took it easy that night. I had a vegetable shake called Orgain in lieu of a proper dinner.
I managed to get by on only one pill of hyped-up Tylenol. I wish I had foregone even that. I distrust painkillers.

I felt ready for work on Friday morning. I had a bottle of Ensure drink for lunch. I worked a full day. At lunch I walked in Breckinridge Park. In the early evening, I walked on the Chisholm Trail in Plano off Custer Road. In the evening, we went to a Denny's, as my dentist's orders for the second 24 hours called for "soft food". I had egg whites, a ham slice, wheat pancakes and turkey bacon strips. After a couple of meals of chocolate-y beverages, I did not need the syrup to make the pancakes taste good. I watched Razorback basketball on Friday evening. I also created a song from another's artists works for the quarterly secret mixter event.

This morning I meant to go to Hagerman National Wildlife Reserve to do a bird walk and hear a talk about bluebirds. But I slept until 8 a.m., too late to drive the hour to the 8 a.m. walk. I had a Nutri-Grain berry bar for breakfast. I decided to go for a walk at the Trail at the Woods in Allen, a ten minute drive from our home.

I had a really good time. I was pleased that it was not all muddy. I saw lots of birds, including my first Golden-Crowned Warbler of the year.

Orange-Crowned Warbler, Trail at the Woods, Allen, Texas, March 10, 2018.
Golden-Crowned Warbler, Trail at the Woods

Carolina Chickadee, Trail at the Woods, Allen, Texas, March 10, 2018

Carolina Chickadee, March 10, 2018, Trail at the Woods, Allen

Carolina Wren, Trail at the Woods, Allen, Texas, March 10, 2018.

Carolina Wren, Trail at the Woods, March 10, 2018:

Blue Jay, March 10, 2018, Trail at the Woods, Allen, Texas:

Blue Jay, March 10, 2018, Trail at the Woods

Eastern Phoebe, Trail at the Woods, Allen, Texas, March 10, 2018:

eastern phoebe, march 10, 2018, trail at the woods, allen

I went to Panera for lunch. I had a bowl of black bean soup and a fruit cup. Then I came home and spent roughly an hour on a call for work.

I took Beatrice for an afternoon walk. It was now very warm. She enjoyed her walk. I saw a dozen different bird species on this walk.

I walked a bit more in Green Park. I saw 7 species here.

We went out for dinner at Firewater Grill. We enjoyed sitting outside. An American Kestrel's call sounded in the background. I ate a steak, potatoes and vegetables. It was good to eat solid food again.

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