I spent literally half the day at the Dentist’s office. Being there reminded me of just how much I like my dentist and his office and staff. I did have to wait for quite a bit, but they were kind enough to reschedule someone else’s appointment for another day, thus having more than two hours of time to restore my teeth to a state with which I feel comfortable appearing in public.
The silver lining to the cloud? I had a root canal done on this tooth over 20 years ago. Presumably, this is also why I had no pain over the weekend. Since the “tooth” will eventually be replaced by a gold/metal reinforced porcelain crown, I would have had to have a root canal prior to getting the crown – so, I have been spared that. For now, I have a fiber glass peg covered with a fake tooth they made provisionally. Amazingly enough, it looks almost like the original tooth.
The woman dentist that performed this incredibly work of art looked so young that at first I assumed she must be a dental assistant still in school. Just goes to show that you should never judge a book by its cover. She is an incredibly tiny and lithe woman; a very pretty person with upper arms like I would like to have. (I noticed all of this because she spent two hours hovering over me.)
On another positive note, I picked up my “computer” glasses today and they are just AMAAAAZZIIIINNGG. I can see soooo much better. And they weigh almost nothing. I have never held a pair of glasses in my hand so feather light as these. The distance range on them is perfect – I can use them as reading / knitting glasses as well; having thus killed two birds with one stone. Though I would never really kill a bird, but you know that.
Speaking of knitting, Seitherin is knitting a very pretty scarf. I found the pattern very unusual and she was kind enough to post the instructions for it here. Go have a look – it will inspire you to get started with knitting Christmas presents – if you’re a knitter that is.