Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tatting and pain

I have been tatting.  Just a bit.

This went to a friend whose brother died recently.  It's done in my old favorite pattern, Mary Konior's Large Cross from Tatting With Visual Patterns, done in Lizbeth Caribbean size 20.

I haven't started my TAT Apprentice tatting yet.  I was trying to finish some UFO projects and free up some good shuttles.  But I really can't wait to get started!

I spent yesterday morning in the dentist's chair.  And not for just a quick visit - I was there for a good two hours.  Two fillings and an old crown replaced, the crown being in the very back of my mouth.  I had my entire lower jaw numbed and felt like I had a gorilla mouth until about noon.

But that wasn't the pain.  The pain was when I went to pay!  Yikes!  It had been a while since I'd had a crown, and they've gone up in price.  So when the receptionist asked for $500, I choked.

And at about 1 pm I had to choke down a bunch of ibuprophin.  The worst part is always the site of the injections in my jaw.  Ow.  But it's better today.

To add insult to injury, the tempory crown popped off before lunch today.  I stopped on the way home and bought some denture cream (per the dentist's assistant) to stick it back on.  I'll get the real crown glued on next week.

In other news, we are prepping for Curly's high school graduation on Saturday. My MIL and her husband will be in town, as Curly's cousin Amy is graduating with him.  Amy is a good student and will graduate with honors.  My second sister is coming - Mom is staying with her.  Yes, that's a change in plans, but it just seemed simpler, given how volitile Curly can be.  Sister #1 can't come (that night she's presenting a paper on Eudora Welty at a modern literature conference in San Francisco), but she is sending her son, a student at the University of Georgia.  So we will have a good family group together for our graduate.  I just hope the weather holds - there's a 50% chance of rain.  If it rains, the ceremony will be held indoors, and only 4 people per graduate can attend.

Cross your fingers for good weather!


  1. Ouch ... to the dental part.
    Congratulations to Curly. It is always fun when there is a family get-together.

  2. Ouch, ouch, ouch. I can't imagine how much your mouth hurts. Hope the pain is but a faint memory soon. Congrats to Curly, too!