"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.
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?"
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!
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. :-)