19 June 2017

Well I Didn't Mean to Do That!

"That" being not write a post for a week.  But last week was a bit much, with A LOT of unexpected dental work, a long time to recover, then getting ready for company this coming weekend.

The lowlights:

I had gone for my 6-month checkup and cleaning at the dentist, which is usually no big deal,* but the dentist said a crown needed to be replaced.  So I went back and when she took the old crown off, it turned out I needed a root canal.  So I went back the next day for that.  During the root canal, part of the tool broke off in my tooth root(!).  The endodontist assured me that it would not cause any problems,** and finished up with the temporary crown.  Then today, I had to go for the tooth to be prepped for the permanent crown.  Oy.

*Even so, of all the medical-type things I ever have to do, or have done, going to the dentist and getting my blood pressure taken are the two things that freak me out the most.

**When I told this to The Tim, he said, "Isn't that how superheroes happen?"

The highlights:

On Friday, my sister Mary Ellen and brother-in-law Pat, along with my niece Amanda and her husband Pat came for Bloomsday weekend.  We had a great weekend with them, laughing, catching up, going out to dinner, and exploring Philadelphia.  Fortunately, Saturday - which was the only entire day they were here - was humid but not oppressively hot (like it's been since then), so our walking-around-tour was not messed up until the very end when we started home/back to their hotels, and there was a torrential shower.  Mary Ellen and Pat have visited a few times, but have never had much time to see a lot of the city, and Amanda and Pat are always up for anything.  So we walked over to see the new plaza and the building of city hall (everyone is a history and architecture fan), then to the Reading Terminal Market, where we all had a local beer, and the two guys bought locally-made spirits ("From Farm to Glass" was the name of the place, which I thought was great).  Then we wended our way to Jeweler's Row, Independence Hall Park, and our final destination, the National Constitution Center.  With three out of the four of the group being lawyers, we thought it was a good stop.  It was wonderful (we'd never been there yet, either), and they had a special exhibit about Prohibition which was both interesting and fun.  So we covered quite a bit of ground!

The knitting:

After everyone left on Sunday, I sat down and [finally] cast-on for the second of my Orange Tabby socks.  I'd finished the first one last week, and then became slightly obsessed with knitting on my Sonora Shawl.  But I want to get the pair finished, and decided casting-on would be the best way to actually get that accomplished ...

Of course, I have no pictures to show you, at least not at the moment, from this past week.  Instead, I hope you enjoy this picture from our trip to Acadia National Park and Forest last September.  Looking at it, I can remember not only how great that trip was, but also how the weather was neither hot nor humid.  Win-win for me.  :-)

12 comments:

D. Kissinger said...

That is one of the GREAT things about Philadelphia. It is SO walkable. Reading Terminal Market is absolutely one of our favorite places. I think Steve actually DREAMS of Dinic's pork and broccoli rabe sandwiches.

While me? I'm dreaming of a sweet from Flying Monkey. And, let me just say, I learned my lesson about ordering *fancy* coffee there. No lattes! We serve COFFEE lady. Want some?

You gotta LOVE Philadelphians.

Araignee said...

Acadia is so spectacular. I was just looking at our family photos from when we took the kids many moons ago.

Tired Teacher said...

I've never been to Philadelphia or even Pennsylvania for that matter. Your walking tour sounds interesting - love the Farm to Glass name, very clever.

Hope your time in the dental chair is now a distant memory and that your tooth is happy.

Bonny said...

Yikes! I had the same thing happen the last time I needed a root canal. I had calmed myself down before the appt., but started to worry when it took forever and the endodontist started sweating, too. Acadia is helping me hope that we might have some non-hot and non-humid weather again soome day soon!

Kym said...

Ugh . . . sorry about the dental work. Hope that's out of the way and done . . . for now! :-) I have only visited Philadelphia once -- and it was for a business meeting. I really didn't get to see much of the city at all! Would love to visit there someday. XO

elns said...

I'm sorry about the dental work. I'm one of your people! I get so nervous with both those items. I'm not as cool as you though and am not limited to just these items! But they often have to take my BP twice in a visit. LOL.

That photo of Acadia is beautiful! The weather has been crazy hot for SF and we are so ill prepared, we've been wilting and complaining at a ridiculous rate!

AsKatKnits said...

Okay, I have to confess... your dentist tale is the stuff of nightmares. Oy is right. I vote that you stay at that last photo... it is much more calming and serene!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Don't mention root canal (shudders)

Vera said...

Yikes and OUCH! Sorry about the dental work. Sounds like your weekend ended up being nice. Our Saturday was worse (weather-wise) than Sunday - lots of rain and so stinking humid!!

Nance said...

Love your husband's analogy. I only WISH your dental experience had made you a Superhero!

...or maybe it DID, and you just can't tell us about it. Secret Identity and all that...!

karen said...

I hate dentists and have a big fear (I have a really nice one too). I'm sorry you had so much dental work done all in one week, I hope that is the end of that.

Mereknits said...

Big bummer on the tooth situation. Hope you are all healed up by now. Sounds like your visit was wonderful.