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Thursday, June 26, 2008

If you give a mouse a cookie...

Yesterday was a day of dentist appointments.

First, Big T had his first cleaning with a grown-up dentist--this is the guy who's been my dentist from the time I was an adolescent until now, and who has treated my parents for 25 years too. When I told everybody that "this was Pete's grandson" there was much rejoicing--my dad is a pretty memorable guy.

So, T goes in to have things sonically comboobulated, and I sit down, and pull out my iPod and pull out my Spring Forward sock which requires a little concentration, and I start to knit and 'write'--plan what I'm going to put on screen the next time I get my computer and some peace. (Or not so much peace--writing with 4-5 other people in the house is like writing at a coffee booth in Times Square.) And it's good--in fact, it's REALLY good--it's the most time I've had in my own head since school has let out and my morning commute has gone bye-bye. And have I mentioned this colorway is frickin' gorgeous? Yes? Would you like pictures? Too bad... (Seriously--I'm planning to take pictures later today, but right now, I've got 20 minutes to blog before people start waking up!!!)

It's a good thing I liked all that silence, though, because I had to do it all again when Chicken got her braces taken off!

She gave me a hard time, too--as I was getting out of the car she told me to "C'mon, mom, move your big butt and your seven socks of doom!" For her information, I was only wrangling four socks yesterday, but I did get the point--she was anxious to get the braces removed, and sure enough, she now has a perfect smile. She should. It cost as much as my first five cars. Anyway, there I was--my iPod and my sock. I did take some time out to pimp knitting to a charming and handsome young EMT who had broken his hand in his transport door (OU--UCH!) and was there to fit his own retainer--he was a fun chat, actually--but other than that, me. My iPod. And my sock.

And I get to do it all again today.

Because Big T has to go back in this morning for fillings. And even worse? They were able to move the date of my OWN cleaning to today as well. Which is why I don't really have time to get you pictures.

But I WILL have time to work on my sock.

*sigh* It really is a good thing I LUUUURVE that sock.

5 comments:

KnitTech said...

As long as the sock is really mindless you can knit and have your teeth cleaned at the same time.

Catie said...

He's going to want a glass of milk

Yea Chicken! and as a side note, I love the book "If you give a mouse a cookie" so much that I bought a copy for myself just a few years ago - and no, there are no kids in my house, nor are there kids that visit even once a year...

TinkingBell said...

What a great thing - knitting and dentists!! My dentist is also the kids' dentists - he gives them cow balloons (what you get if you blow up a latex glove and tie a knot at the wrist!!) - they get stickers. They think he's wonderful. So do I!

Galad said...

The satisfaciton of clean teeth and a good sock should not be underestimated. Sounds like a productive day all around.

Roxie said...

Imagine how tedious this would have been without knitting adn the wonderful world inside your head!

Since I do idiot knitting while I'm getting worked on - (I hate going to the dentist. Knitting soothes me) my hygenist has hired me to knit a baby blankie for her new grandson.