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    Trish Monaco.
    singer. songwriter.
    dog walker.
    human. living.
    loving. laughing.
    in Los Angeles


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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Life is Happening

I've been tagged. I called a friend for her birthday today (Hi Beth!) and she said she hardly knows what's going on with me lately, since I haven't been updating my blog.

Whoops! Guess it's become an obligation-ish.

Truthfully though, I've been contemplating changes in here. I just haven't figured some things out. What I'd really like is for my blog to go directly through my website. I'd like everything I do online to be connected through it. I just don't know how to do that.

So I sit here with a blog, a music website, a dogwalking website and email all on different servers. Until I have time to sit with someone to show me the ins and outs of linking it all together, I suppose I should write where I can: here.

It's been quite an eventful summer. I don't even know where to begin. As the summer nears its end, it would seem that nothing's changed around here. When, in actuality, so much has changed.

We searched all summer for a house to rent. Then an apartment. Then we didn't have to move. Then we did. Now we can, but we don't have to.

Work has been consistent - and growing again (it seems). I'm grateful for the work and every time I say "I'm a dog walker" folks think it's so exciting that I get excited about it again.

But somewhere in me, there's this desire (perhaps an unconscious goal) to drive a dog-free car again. By dog-free, I mean other people's dogs. I love what I do. I love dogs. That never changes. But my poor car takes a beating.

It's especially true when we take the pack to the dog beach up the coast. We have a lot of fun -- but it's quite a commitment. We've done it twice this summer. We keep getting requests for more, so we know the doggie-parents love it.

I don't know if we'll have time for more before October though. PBX is back to school and this time she's producing a graduate thesis film. I'm gonna try my hand at script supervising. I'll have to be on set all day, but I won't have to be running around micro-managing people. Plus, I'll have to watch every single shot - which means I'll be right there with the action all the time. I love that.

I also love the script. The lead character is an 8 year-old girl. Auditions were so fun to record (I ran the camera for some of them). There's one actress I'm begging them to cast. If they don't, I've threatened to write something just for her to star in. No one came close to her ability, as far as I'm concerned. We'll see...they're still auditioning.

I had a root canal on a tooth that was "severely abscessed" -- if you recall, I had horrible jaw and face pain about six months ago that no one could define. I spent much money on specialists who had conflicting ideas and one who told me to take advil and come back in two weeks. Dumbheads.

I was finally able to see a good dentist who immediately found the "root" of the problem. She was surprised that no one was able to see it (as she was looking at the original x-rays). So it festered for over 6 months and ate away a lot of bone in my jaw. She urged me to have the root canal done ASAP. If I didn't, it would soon become an emergency -- costing way more money and causing way more pain.

Way more pain???


I had the work done. The root canal itself was a piece of cake. Easy-peasy. I was like, "what's all the fuss about?" Two days after the work, I was vomiting because of the severe pain. The healing has taken two weeks and I still can't open my jaw fully without pain/discomfort.

So the healing road is taking the time it needs to take. I lost a lot of bone from the infection. So please, listen to me, if you need dental work done, do it! Now!

I was also starting to feel arthritic in my wrists, thumbs and fingers. Then in my ankles. Turns out it was all related. I knew it. That's still healing. My thumbs mostly.

I found out, through my vet, that it happens for dogs and people. He has a friend who won't see patients for joint pain if they haven't seen a dentist in the last six months. Fascinating.

So yeah, teeth, dentistry, all that. Important! I won't miss another check up, ever.

I guess that's about it for now. I hope to keep writing.

I hope everyone is well. Feel free to drop me a line. Life is happening. Let's keep in touch.

~ peace ~

Comments on "Life is Happening"


Blogger BAF said ... (8:00 PM) : 

Hey did your Air Bottle run out??
Have fun doing it all....


Blogger Heather said ... (10:36 AM) : 

I was just thinking of you last night when I updated my blog! I'm so glad that you posted an update! glad to hear that all is well :] misss you! ♥


Blogger aims said ... (9:09 PM) : 

Hey! I am still here too, but not as chatty as I once was. It's good to see that you are doing okay. Gosh, you really made me think about the dental stuff. I have very severe TMJ and I really, really hate going to the dentist. I'm bad to put it off.

Tell Hunny hello for me! Stephen sends his love.


Blogger Robbie said ... (10:14 AM) : 

Regularity is not only good for your constitution but for your caring readers as well. :-)

Even though I know what's up - mostly - I still miss it when you don't post. Kind of silly, but I do.


Blogger The Boisverts said ... (4:14 PM) : 

Great to hear an update Trish. Seems like life is going well in your neck of the woods. Keep the updates a'comin! Take care and God bless.


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