me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ow, my Teefs Hurt!

Thanks VK and 'nat for your comments about "Becky." After I pout a little more, I'll pick it back up and see what I might do about "losing the tie."

Speaking of pouting, I have a second reason. I visited the Ortho place yesterday and received a new higher gauge arch wire. ouch. OUCH OUCH OUCH!

Either I have a great power to forget, or this is the worst hurt since the start. I left the office all perky proud after that cute Dr. B said "you're looking fabulous." Oh, I could certainly say the same for you, Dr. B. (this is for you, GG)

My rush was wearing thin by about 2:00 and when I got home at 4-ish, I headed straight for the drugs. For me, Mavis, this is a big deal. I buy the smallest bottle of OTC pain reliever and usually toss more than half because it reaches the expiration date.

I took one. Two hours later, I took a second, along with a double scotch. By bedtime, I was feeling pretty good. This morning it was all back again, so I hit the scotch -- oh I mean, I hit the ibuprophen again. Surprisingly, it seems to be working.

I hope it continues ... I have to sit through 3 hours of continuing ed today and I'm certain it will be dull enough to leave me no option but to concentrate on my teeth.

But maybe I can concentrate on my next knitting project! The one highlight of last evening was a new catalog from Ram Wools. I was lovin' nearly every page!

One thing in particular that caught my eye is the Tussah Silk. From what I read, unlike typical silk which involves boiling the worms in order to take the cocoons, the cocoons of the Tussah silkworm is havested AFTER the moths emerge. This would make is okay for me,Mavis to use! And, I love the colors!

I guess I have some time to continue researching the product because a) I have a huge stash already; and b) my wallet is pretty thin.



  • At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'd wear "Becky" to your next appointment with Dr. B. ;-)

  • At 1:37 AM, Blogger Vegan Knitting said…

    Anna did some research on the silk and she decided not to buy it after all. But you may feel differently.

  • At 1:39 AM, Blogger Vegan Knitting said…

    Oh, and are you going to update the smile project to reflect your newest progress in the dental department?

    What a cute orthodontist!

  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger bitterknitter said…

    I looked into that silk too. I decided against it as I couldn't find any good evidence to support the claim that the silk was definately collected after the moths leave. Plus there are so many great vegan yarns, why should I buy one that is definately an animal product.

    If you do decide to look into it, read some reviews...I have a non-vegan friend who didn't like how it felt or knit up.


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