Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This is a picture I took from the Eastern Shore of the bay this summer. This sunset and many like it calmed me down; we were on a camping trip and it was anything but relaxing.

Today I start taking pills to ease my anxiety about oral surgery I'll be enduring tomorrow. I will also try and load up a few posts so that in the event of (a) my death or (b) the dentist's death which could mean (c) my incarceration for attacking Mr. Oral Surgeon/Dentist, there will at least be a few new things tossed up here.

In the event of (a), (b) or (c) above, I, Chesapeake Bay Woman, do hereby bequeath this blog to tj of humbleorigins. She and I used to comment together on the Pioneer Woman's site and she'd always make me laugh. Then I'd make her laugh. Then she kept telling me to start a blog. I kept saying I couldn't. She kept saying do it. I kept saying no. She kept saying yes. You can see who won, even though I don't usually surrender so easily.

Are you asleep yet? Because I am just about there myself, and I haven't even started taking the pre-operation sedatives yet. They may not even be necessary, I'm quite sure I can lull myself into some comatose state reading my own blog.

Have a great Tuesday.

Chesapeake Bay Nervous Nellie


Mental P Mama said...

You are going to be just fine. I promise.

Horn Harbor Girl said...

Good Morning CBNN !
Listen, I am right there with you, I go to the dentist & sit in the chair with my hands clenching the arms of the seat, chest all red & blotchy, perspiration on my forehead as if I am going to crash in a plane, this is only to clean my teeth. See, you are BRAVER than me :-} I have not experienced my fist cavity yet, Lord help us all when that happens ! 1st I would insist (minimum) at least three of my friends be there during the traumatic repair of my first cavity, then request I have something much larger than that tiny little sink thing to spit in due to the severe nausea from fear (for the dentist sake) could really be an ugly mess, there would have to be someone to fan me, this could go on & on ha! ha!

CBNN, You are my inspiration, rah! rah! Just know that I think you are the BRAVEST !!!! I would offer to go with you, however, the presence of me lying on the floor past out from holding my breath to long would probably be of no help ! Good Luck :-}

nativedevil said...

"Are you asleep yet?" Almost-- I went to an early meeting, and the only coffee they had was DECAF.
Should be illegal to serve that stuff before 3:00 p.m.
When they bring by the pain meds, just say "Make mine a double!"
You will be fine.

foolery said...


Whatever you do, DO NOT picture your oral surgeon in his underwear, or in anyone else's, for that matter.

And I'll be thinking of you -- relax.

-- Laurie

Grandma J said...

Dear N. Nellie, In the event it's you who doesn't survive the dentist visit, or gets incarcerated for the dentist's demise, I will promise to enter The Pioneer Woman's contests twice.

Once for me and once for you (in memory of) because the rules say "only one entry per person, please".

I think booze works for anxiety too.

Big Hair Envy said...

I believe I have found my favorite picture ever!

What type of red wine goes best with sedatives? Heehee!

The jail isn't too far away from my home. I'll visit you on Sundays.

Bear Naked said...

Breathe in
Breathe out
Repeat as needed.
You' ll be just fine and I will be thinking of you tomorrow.

Bear((( )))

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

MPM - thank you, I'm sure you're right, but I'm not there yet.

HHG - Did I tell you that when I went to have Dr. B. clean my teeth, they sent me away and said don't come back unless you're on valium because they were afraid of what would happen if one of them came near me? It's true. For a cleaning! Also, I'm so glad to know i'm not the only one whose chest turns beet red and blotchy. Must be something' in the water around these parts. Also, got a call from our friend whose b-day we celebrated at Sandpiper recently. She's on board for the Halloween party. We need to call Sandpiper Lady and get the details.

NDevil - Decaf coffee and non-alcoholic beer should be banned, outlawed and laughed at. There is just no use for either of them. Just took my first dose of anti-anxiety medicine. I might want to have waited until after the soccer game I have to attend today, but on second thought my children will probably be happy that I'm sedated so I won't embarass them as much as I normally do. (That is my job and my right, however.)

Foolery - If you could see this man, who is very sweet and very charming (Mathews people, i'm not talking about either one of the Mathews dentists - I'm talking about a older gentleman in Gloucester), you would fully appreciate how hilarious your comment is. Thank you because now I'll be laughing through my tears as I enter the torture chamber.

Grandma J. - Please enter me whether I'm dead or alive. Does this super vacuum come with an attachment that picks up trash, throws away clutter, dusts, mops and serves five course dinners, then does the dishes and puts a mint on your pillow? In that case, enter me, my mother and all Chesapeake Bay siblings and children. I'm sure PW would understand.

BHE - If I'm not in Saluda, check out Eastern State. Some people say red wine goes with just about everything, although the warning labels on the valium state otherwise. In case of a lethal overdose, please ensure I am buried at Smithers Cemetery in Hudgins OR burn me up and toss me off of Gwynn's Island OR put me in Bellamy Church in GLoucester next to my favorite grandmother. Family and friends can choose since I won't know the difference. (However, on the Saluda thing, I'm going to claim temporary insanity like Grandma J did and blame it on the sedation. I think I'll have a good, strong case.)

BN - the breathing does help me, I just forget to do it sometimes. I'll try and remember tomorrow as I am bent over double in tears and screaming.

Thank you all for your comforting words and I hope to be back to "normal" (whatever that is) soon.

Vered - MomGrind said...

Good luck with the surgery. :)

Rebeckah said...

This picture is SO beautiful! You are going to be fine tomorrow! I have a good feeling. Please, do NOT kill the surgeon. Killing makes me nervous!