So, I made an appointment this morning at a local orthodontist to reattach my retainer (are you already sick of hearing about this? Because I'm beyond sick of thinking about this). I went over on my lunch break, took a seat and then launched myself back out when they said:
"This will cost $240 after your insurance. Is that alright with you?"
As you can imagine, that was soooooo not alright with me. I could FLY TO VEGAS AND HAVE MY OWN FATHER FIX IT for $240.
(Actually, that's not true - it is nearly Thanksgiving, which means there are no cheap tickets to be found. But theoretically, I could fly to Vegas for $240 (or free, with our southwest vouchers).).
I called a different orthodontist and they told me they'd only charge me $80. Which. . .better, but still completely vomitous. To wait for Christmas or not to wait for Christmas? It appears I shall have to get back on the phone and call my patient father for further dental advice. And weep to myself for being so stupid as to eat that cold stiff caramel.
And now for a food I could safely eat without breaking off expensive orthodontia - Tomato and Sausage Risotto.
This is a good dish, people. Make it, eat it, and rejoice.