Sense of Humor

Mine was sorely lacking this morning. My mouth was killing me enough that I had taken something for pain (this is the woman who did not bother with pain meds post surgery) and I awoke in a puddle of drool with part of my lower face completely numb. Yep, nerve gone out to lunch with this dull throbbing ache under it all.

Dental clinic visit to Heidelberg this time saw me first on the list just after 0700 and finally out of there shortly after 1100. After doing more diagnostic stuff than I have ever seen a dentist try, the good Captain identified what she thought was a root going bad. “How does this cold feel?” doesn’t work if you are numb. My answers did not thrill her, but the resulting excavation turned into the first part of a very much needed root canal.

I still have some numbness (and the anesthetic is long gone) but it is much less than this morning. We will not talk about how this made my lack of singing ability that much worse or affected me trying to lead services tonight. To add insult to injury – the 18 year old is coming down with something so I did not have her to act as Cantor.

All in all – I needed the following link – which are a combination of knitted, crocheted and a bit of plastic canvas. Go look. While you are at it – you can also read about the History of the Naugas.


More progress. Most of the tiles are grouted, and the shower base is finished.


Fun – in the shape of bright coloured ComfortZone plastic needles ordered from Knitting on the Go. These should be almost fool proof for the trip. Not expensive, completely polymer and unlikely to upset any of the securtiy points.  Plus, since I ordered different colours for every size – I should not be mixing up needles…..




And yes, that is the Getty

!שבת שלום


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Sense of Humor

  1. colin says:

    Uck to the tooth. Thankfully no trouble with teeth and I have seen a dentist in about 13 years.

    Bathroom is looking good.

  2. Raven says:

    Those needles look good. What a great idea to get a different colour for every size.

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