It is always unnerving when, midway through filling a cavity, your dentist says to the hygienist, "Well, gosh. This is just one of those days when nothing's going to be as easy as you thought."
I need to switch dentists.
Nothing around here is as easy as we think it's going to be -- we painted the trim and doors, only to have a door fall off. We replaced some of the trim outside, only to have the handle of the back door break off. And yet, there's nothing I can do except press on. Apply a little more torque. Learn a new skill (hanging doors, for instance). Save my pennies. Remind myself that there is only so much in the universe I can control, and neither the dismal market nor stupid people fall into that category. Spend time with people I love. Work on things that bring me joy. Remember to floss.
Seriously, people. If you learn only one thing from me, let it be this: Remember. To. Floss. Proper dental hygiene is no laughing matter.