Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Unplanned, Summer

The offending molar, #30, for those who know teeth, came out on Thursday. I elected for IV sedation because I'm tired of pain. On Monday, I noticed pain in my gum line on the opposite side of my mouth and made myself sick with fear that I would need another tooth extracted. Thank goodness, my fabulous dentist fit me in on Tuesday to remove a piece of broken filling that was cutting into my gum every time I chewed, and repaired it on Wednesday with a very small and easy filling. So very grateful.

I went to the library to stock up on some books and DVDs to have on hand while I recuperated. Add in knitting, and I should be okay. For some reason, I forgot to stock up on soft foods, but Steve took care of that for me. I'm doing well, other than napping more than I expected, but I guess the infection has taken a toll on me. I feel like I'm wasting so much of my summer, but I don't have much choice. I am reading quite a bit; a series by Charles Todd, about a nurse during WWI, caught my attention, and it's interesting enough.


Gracie is keeping me company of course.

I took some more photos of the Brickless shawl.



And the Nurmilintu is pretty but slow going. I'm using Neighborhood Fiber sock yarn. I thought it had more flecks of purple than it does, but I still like it.

I don't normally talk politics here, but I was excited that Tim Kaine was chosen as VP nominee; I met him two summers ago during my GMU VCET residency, and liked him. The picture of me is blurred, but I like it anyway.

I look just like a school teacher in that outfit, don't I? Hope you all are surviving the heat dome. Thank goodness for fans; the AC just isn't keeping up without them.



  1. I'm done with my Kid Knitting (teddy bears and puppets for gifts) and I really would like to knit a shawl now. Needs to be a nice, easy one, since I do more therapeutic knitting than anything else. Suggestions?

    Laughing about your "teacher outfit" remark. I used to be able to pick out the Elementary Teachers with terrific accuracy and ease by their outfits during our big district-wide meetings.

    Gracie is, as usual, charming.

  2. Haha - Nothing says teacher like a cardigan. I should know. I have about fifty! Love the shawl colors. So sorry to hear about your tooth.


    These are four I've knit; are you on Ravelry? Great resource!

    I actually chose that outfit as a homage to a history teacher I had in junior high school; she wore red, white, and blue ALL the time

  4. I had two wisdom teeth out a few years ago and it is no fun at all. I hope your recovery is coming along.