Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tuesday tidbits

in which our plucky heroine breathes easier...

something very odd is drinking some cold water when half the mouth is still numb... the numb side does not register the coldness, so it feels like the water is half cold and half warm!
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~ creativity challenge ~

So, "troll dolls" were a thing when I was a child, and we made them outfits that consisted of clothing: a decorated strip of felt with two holes cut into it for their arms, and often a snap or button on the back to hold it closed, and a hat or headgear that was basically a decorated loop that slid down over their sheepskin hair. It was fun to use felt, beads, sequins, and floss to create troll doctors and nurses, cave people, and kings and queens. It didn't take much sewing skill, and often the decorations were merely glued in place. When I decided to make Nandina a felt apron, the memories came flooding back...

My textile skills are a bit better than when I was eight. Saturday night I knit Nandina a stripey wool dress in teal and cream, and decided it needed an apron, and on a whim I decided on white felt. I sure hope that the tiny snaps I ordered arrive soon, as I am almost out; used two sets to make the apron straps moveable rather than stitched in place. Now the pockets are properly sewn in place, and a bit of wool hand-embroidery for a floral spray at the upper edge of the apron; I rather like how the white pinafore over the blue stripes gives her almost an "Alice in Wonderland" look...
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I came home Friday from the Dental Urgent Care clinic... no abscess in the x rays, some additional bone loss but not tons, gum pockets still quite bad. In addition to the exam they did root scaling/planing on that tooth to remove some of the tarter/calculus from below the gums, so two shots of novacaine, and now my jaw and tooth are quite sore. It hurts to open my mouth, which is weird (wondering if that is from having the injection into the joint area?)

Dr Addapali came down from periodontal to help. Based on the findings, he put me in his schedule for surgery on June 4, that is assuming that the getting me re-enrolled as a patient can be sorted out. I am quite pleased, sore, and almost $200 out of pocket; this is about as good an outcome as was at all likely
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May SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1  teal knit tee for Nandina
repotted artichokes
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2 teal knit skirt for Nandina
computer zone shelf
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3 red/grey top for Nandina
cardboard back gate zone
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4 red/print skirt for Nandina
pruned forsythia
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5 setting for red Laurel
started cucumbers
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6 samara earrings
x x
7 three baby baprons
x x
8 x x x
9 x x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

today's gratitude - the pixel world, that lets our family keep in contact though far apart.

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