you call the dentist's office and ask if you can reschedule for TODAY just so you can get out of the house!
I wouldn't normally have done that, but I was going to have to reschedule anyway. MLK Day was supposed to be a holiday, but it is now a make-up day for the snow/ice/mess we've had this week. I had originally scheduled my appointment for next Monday so I wouldn't have to miss any instructional time at school. So much for that! When I called this morning, the receptionist said "Yeah, I've been expecting your call. Guess you can't come next week?" I was THRILLED to reschedule for this afternoon because we were finally able to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!!!
So...hooray for the dentist! Hooray for getting my teeth cleaned!! Hooray for getting out of the house!!!